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UPDATE: Boynton Beach Police identify woman fatally struck by Brightline train 
 UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: Boynton Beach Police said Melissa Lavell, 32, was fatally struck by the Brightline train Friday night.  Witnesses told police that Lavell appeared to be crossing the tracks after the guard rails were in the down position in an attempt to make it across before the train came.  The train was traveling north on the...

Posted: 3 days ago

UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: Boynton Beach Police said Melissa Lavell, 32, was fatally struck by the Brightline train Friday night.  Witnesses told police that Lavell appeared to be crossing the tracks after the guard rails were in the down position in an attempt to make it across before the train came.  The train was traveling north on the...
BREAKING: Two from Wellington plead guilty to sober-home fraud scheme
 Two Wellington residents are facing prison terms after they pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to participating in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud and money-laundering scheme connected to their ownership of sober homes and a drug-treatment center, the Justice Department said Friday. Tovah Lynn Jasperson, 48, and Alan Martin Bostom...

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Two Wellington residents are facing prison terms after they pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to participating in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud and money-laundering scheme connected to their ownership of sober homes and a drug-treatment center, the Justice Department said Friday. Tovah Lynn Jasperson, 48, and Alan Martin Bostom...
PBSO deputy in unmarked car target of man’s alleged road rage
 A Jupiter Farms man appears to have engaged last month in a fit of alleged road rage with the wrong motorist — a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy driving an unmarked patrol car, an arrest report said. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, Jeffrey David Fifield allegedly fled south on Florida’s Turnpike at...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Jupiter Farms man appears to have engaged last month in a fit of alleged road rage with the wrong motorist — a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy driving an unmarked patrol car, an arrest report said. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, Jeffrey David Fifield allegedly fled south on Florida’s Turnpike at...
NEW: Delray police say 73-year-old Ohio woman killed in train crash
 A 73-year-old grandmother from Ohio was killed Wednesday after she drove into the path on an oncoming train in Delray Beach. Investigators said the train hit Linda Short on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks where they cross Linton Boulevard just west of Federal Highway at 7:40 p.m. Police said they believe the woman, who was driving a...

Posted: 5 days ago

A 73-year-old grandmother from Ohio was killed Wednesday after she drove into the path on an oncoming train in Delray Beach. Investigators said the train hit Linda Short on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks where they cross Linton Boulevard just west of Federal Highway at 7:40 p.m. Police said they believe the woman, who was driving a...
NEW: Juvenile arrested in police chase that ended in West Palm crash
 A juvenile who allegedly caused a crash Jan. 3 in West Palm Beach that left a bystander seriously injured has been arrested, according to police. The driver, who has not been named because of his age, was knocked unconscious and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he remained until his arrest Monday. The boy was taken to the Juvenile...

Posted: 6 days ago

A juvenile who allegedly caused a crash Jan. 3 in West Palm Beach that left a bystander seriously injured has been arrested, according to police. The driver, who has not been named because of his age, was knocked unconscious and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he remained until his arrest Monday. The boy was taken to the Juvenile...
UPDATE: 14 vehicles crash on I-95 in Boynton; no serious injuries
 2:45 p.m. UPDATE: One southbound lane on Interstate 95 remained closed in Boynton Beach after a series of crashes involving 14 vehicles on Wednesday afternoon, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Alvaro Feola said. No one was seriously hurt, Feola said. The crashes, which took place at about 12:30 p.m., caused all southbound lanes to close...

Posted: 6 days ago

2:45 p.m. UPDATE: One southbound lane on Interstate 95 remained closed in Boynton Beach after a series of crashes involving 14 vehicles on Wednesday afternoon, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Alvaro Feola said. No one was seriously hurt, Feola said. The crashes, which took place at about 12:30 p.m., caused all southbound lanes to close...
BREAKING: Dwyer High student arrested with large knife in bag
 A William T. Dwyer High School senior has been ordered held under house arrest after she brought a foot-long knife to school Tuesday amid an unresolved dispute with another student, school police records state. The 18-year-old told police she was tired of another student making remarks about her dead grandmother. So Tuesday she confronted...

Posted: 6 days ago

A William T. Dwyer High School senior has been ordered held under house arrest after she brought a foot-long knife to school Tuesday amid an unresolved dispute with another student, school police records state. The 18-year-old told police she was tired of another student making remarks about her dead grandmother. So Tuesday she confronted...
UPDATE: Judge sets $1.3M bail for Porsche driver in fatal hit-and-run
 With three women in his silver Porsche and Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities just off his trail, “Dred” flew past a Greenacres stop sign early on Dec. 23 and into a Honda CRV. His passengers later told authorities the 24-year-old topped 100 mph in the luxury car. Sheriff’s records indicate he was well over the...

Posted: 7 days ago

With three women in his silver Porsche and Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities just off his trail, “Dred” flew past a Greenacres stop sign early on Dec. 23 and into a Honda CRV. His passengers later told authorities the 24-year-old topped 100 mph in the luxury car. Sheriff’s records indicate he was well over the...
NEW: Boy dies in mother’s arms minutes after being hit on skateboard
 On Saturday, Veronica Lopez experienced a horror no parent wants to imagine. As she watched from a few feet away outside a home in suburban West Palm Beach, Lopez’s 6-year-old son Jeremiah darted out of a driveway while crouched on his skateboard, and rode into the path of an oncoming 2009 Jeep Cherokee. The SUV hit Jeremiah with its...

Posted: 7 days ago

On Saturday, Veronica Lopez experienced a horror no parent wants to imagine. As she watched from a few feet away outside a home in suburban West Palm Beach, Lopez’s 6-year-old son Jeremiah darted out of a driveway while crouched on his skateboard, and rode into the path of an oncoming 2009 Jeep Cherokee. The SUV hit Jeremiah with its...
Online fundraising page set up for boy, 6, killed while skateboarding
 A Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School student was killed Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while skateboarding, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremiah Nicolas Lopez, 6, died minutes after he was struck by a 2009 Jeep Cherokee on the 4500 block of Bensel Street in suburban West Palm Beach, off...

Posted: 7 days ago

A Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School student was killed Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while skateboarding, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremiah Nicolas Lopez, 6, died minutes after he was struck by a 2009 Jeep Cherokee on the 4500 block of Bensel Street in suburban West Palm Beach, off...
NEW: Man seriously injured in crash as police chased burglary suspects
 A bystander remained in serious condition late Monday after he was caught up in a police chase that ended with a crash Jan. 3 in West Palm Beach. According to a city police report, a 2008 Mazda with five occupants suspected of being involved in burglaries in the Jupiter area crashed into a 2013 Ford driven by Orlando Bennett of Riviera Beach...

Posted: 7 days ago

A bystander remained in serious condition late Monday after he was caught up in a police chase that ended with a crash Jan. 3 in West Palm Beach. According to a city police report, a 2008 Mazda with five occupants suspected of being involved in burglaries in the Jupiter area crashed into a 2013 Ford driven by Orlando Bennett of Riviera Beach...
NEW: Man faces DUI charge after crash on birthday injures passenger
 A Greenacres-area man was arrested Dec. 31 after he allegedly drove drunk into a concrete utility pole in Delray Beach, causing a male passenger to sustain an arm injury so serious he had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital, according to an arrest report. Joseph Woodall, who turned 27 on the day of his arrest, allegedly walked away from...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Greenacres-area man was arrested Dec. 31 after he allegedly drove drunk into a concrete utility pole in Delray Beach, causing a male passenger to sustain an arm injury so serious he had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital, according to an arrest report. Joseph Woodall, who turned 27 on the day of his arrest, allegedly walked away from...
JUST IN: Man found asleep behind wheel on I-95 facing DUI charge
 A Broward County man is facing DUI charges after his vehicle was found stopped in a center lane of Interstate 95 while an unbuckled 3-year-old child sat in the front passenger seat, according to an arrest report. Benjamin Durant, 31, of Hollywood is facing charges of DUI, refusing to submit to a DUI test with a suspended license, refusing...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Broward County man is facing DUI charges after his vehicle was found stopped in a center lane of Interstate 95 while an unbuckled 3-year-old child sat in the front passenger seat, according to an arrest report. Benjamin Durant, 31, of Hollywood is facing charges of DUI, refusing to submit to a DUI test with a suspended license, refusing...
Winter storm aftermath: South Florida flight cancellations continue

Posted: 11 days ago

The worst of a monstor storm affecting all of the Eastern seaboard may be over, but airline passengers are still struggling to get in and out of major airports in places like Boston, Newark and New York. As of late Friday morning, 13 flights headed to the U.S. Northeast from Palm Beach International Airport had been scrubbed because of weather...
Winter storm shuts down 34 flights at PBIA
 Passengers planning on flying to the Northeast Thursday from Palm Beach International Airport likely didn’t get there. A monster winter storm packing heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and the coldest temperatures of the season moved through the East Coast on Thursday, forcing U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Another wave...

Posted: 12 days ago

Passengers planning on flying to the Northeast Thursday from Palm Beach International Airport likely didn’t get there. A monster winter storm packing heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and the coldest temperatures of the season moved through the East Coast on Thursday, forcing U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Another wave...
JUST IN: Storm stops flights in and out of South Florida airports
 If you’re planning on flying to the Northeast today from Palm Beach International Airport … well, good luck. A monster winter storm packing heavy snow, strong winds and the coldest temperatures of the season was moving through the East Coast on Thursday, forcing U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights. As of Thursday morning...

Posted: 12 days ago

If you’re planning on flying to the Northeast today from Palm Beach International Airport … well, good luck. A monster winter storm packing heavy snow, strong winds and the coldest temperatures of the season was moving through the East Coast on Thursday, forcing U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights. As of Thursday morning...
NEW: Man accused of threatening former bosses at West Palm business
 A Central Florida man remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Thursday after he allegedly sent hundreds of violent threats to two suburban West Palm Beach business owners. Angel Elias Gaston, 32, of Leesburg is facing charges of aggravated stalking, obscene communication, intimidation and extortion and is being held in lieu of $13,000...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Central Florida man remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Thursday after he allegedly sent hundreds of violent threats to two suburban West Palm Beach business owners. Angel Elias Gaston, 32, of Leesburg is facing charges of aggravated stalking, obscene communication, intimidation and extortion and is being held in lieu of $13,000...
LATEST: Man accused of boating while intoxicated after vessel sinks
 A 24-year-old man is facing charges of boating under the influence after his vessel got swamped Monday by a wave on the Intracoastal Waterway north of the Lake Worth Bridge and sunk, forcing the rescue of four people, including two girls who were taken to a hospital. No one was wearing a life jacket, records show. When a Palm Beach County...

Posted: 13 days ago

A 24-year-old man is facing charges of boating under the influence after his vessel got swamped Monday by a wave on the Intracoastal Waterway north of the Lake Worth Bridge and sunk, forcing the rescue of four people, including two girls who were taken to a hospital. No one was wearing a life jacket, records show. When a Palm Beach County...
UPDATE: Woman left brain-dead by west Boynton crash ID’d, PBSO says
 8 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators have learned the identity of the woman and were reaching out to her next of kin late Wednesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The office did not immediately release the woman’s name. Original post: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying...

Posted: 13 days ago

8 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators have learned the identity of the woman and were reaching out to her next of kin late Wednesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The office did not immediately release the woman’s name. Original post: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying...
BREAKING: Road Ranger seriously injured after hit by West Palm driver
 A Broward County man who works for the Road Rangers Service Patrol was seriously injured Tuesday when his truck was struck by another vehicle after the driver lost control while traveling on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Zucchero N. Cole, 23, was inside his parked Road Rangers tow truck on the shoulder of southbound...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Broward County man who works for the Road Rangers Service Patrol was seriously injured Tuesday when his truck was struck by another vehicle after the driver lost control while traveling on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Zucchero N. Cole, 23, was inside his parked Road Rangers tow truck on the shoulder of southbound...
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