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West Palm man accused of firing gun during dispute with neighbor
 A West Palm Beach man was ordered held on $300,000 bond Saturday after he allegedly fired a gun into the ground near his neighbor during a dispute. Ben Black Jr., 42, remained in jail Saturday evening on charges of being a felon in posession of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm after a September incident on 8th Street. According...

Posted: 11 days ago

A West Palm Beach man was ordered held on $300,000 bond Saturday after he allegedly fired a gun into the ground near his neighbor during a dispute. Ben Black Jr., 42, remained in jail Saturday evening on charges of being a felon in posession of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm after a September incident on 8th Street. According...
Police: Man pointed gun at ex-girlfriend, infant, others
 A Riviera Beach man was arrested on charges that he pointed a gun at children, including an infant, during a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. Javonte Jackson, 27, said he “would have shot all of ya’ll” if not for the chidren present, a probable cause affidavit states. Another witness stated Jackson said, “You better...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Riviera Beach man was arrested on charges that he pointed a gun at children, including an infant, during a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. Javonte Jackson, 27, said he “would have shot all of ya’ll” if not for the chidren present, a probable cause affidavit states. Another witness stated Jackson said, “You better...
West Palm’s 27 homicides led way as killings rose in county during 2017
 As 2017 becomes history in a few hours, the year is guaranteed to rank among the deadliest in Palm Beach County in nearly a decade. According to an online Palm Beach Post database, 100 people were victims of homicides through Sunday afternoon. Official numbers from government agencies won’t be available until early 2018. Hardest hit...

Posted: 19 days ago

As 2017 becomes history in a few hours, the year is guaranteed to rank among the deadliest in Palm Beach County in nearly a decade. According to an online Palm Beach Post database, 100 people were victims of homicides through Sunday afternoon. Official numbers from government agencies won’t be available until early 2018. Hardest hit...
NEW: Acreage neighbor attacked woman who caught him thieving, cops say
 It’s said that good fences make good neighbors. An Acreage woman might buy a better fence after she said she discovered her neighbor had pushed in her fence and burglarized her house. She discovered the thefts from her Coconut Boulevard home Thursday night. According to a probable cause affidavit, she said she looked out her yard and...

Posted: 25 days ago

It’s said that good fences make good neighbors. An Acreage woman might buy a better fence after she said she discovered her neighbor had pushed in her fence and burglarized her house. She discovered the thefts from her Coconut Boulevard home Thursday night. According to a probable cause affidavit, she said she looked out her yard and...
JUST IN: Two accused in thefts from several Home Depots in Palm Beach County
 Two people from Boca Raton are accused of stealing expensive tools from a Home Depot. And then another Home Depot. And another one. Jennifer Ruth Shue, 41, was arrested Friday on charges tied to the thefts, including allegations that she drove Jason K. Ghannoum, 37, away from the thefts and went with him to sell the stolen items at area pawnshops...

Posted: 25 days ago

Two people from Boca Raton are accused of stealing expensive tools from a Home Depot. And then another Home Depot. And another one. Jennifer Ruth Shue, 41, was arrested Friday on charges tied to the thefts, including allegations that she drove Jason K. Ghannoum, 37, away from the thefts and went with him to sell the stolen items at area pawnshops...
BREAKING: Wellington man, 74, killed by crashing cars while walking dogs
 A Wellington man walking his dogs just after midnight was killed Saturday when a rear-ended car was flung into him. John J. Stermer, 74, died at the scene of the 12:10 a.m. Saturday crash, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Stermer was walking the dogs on the sidewalk of Big Blue Trace not far from Wellington Elementary...

Posted: 25 days ago

A Wellington man walking his dogs just after midnight was killed Saturday when a rear-ended car was flung into him. John J. Stermer, 74, died at the scene of the 12:10 a.m. Saturday crash, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Stermer was walking the dogs on the sidewalk of Big Blue Trace not far from Wellington Elementary...
UPDATE: 2 dead in Greenacres crash caught by grocery’s security camera
 Two people were killed in a violent crash that took place in a Greenacres neighborhood early Saturday morning, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said. Security cameras at Family Grocery recorded the crash about 4:30 a.m. at Swain Boulevard and Second Street, showing at least one person being ejected from a vehicle and...

Posted: 25 days ago

Two people were killed in a violent crash that took place in a Greenacres neighborhood early Saturday morning, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said. Security cameras at Family Grocery recorded the crash about 4:30 a.m. at Swain Boulevard and Second Street, showing at least one person being ejected from a vehicle and...
Fentanyl killing more in Florida than heroin: CDC report
 Drugs like fentanyl are now killing Floridians far faster than heroin and, as America’s opioid epidemic worsened, more Americans died from drug overdoses in one year than were killed in all of the Vietnam War, figures released this week show. The data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 1,566 Floridians...

Posted: 27 days ago

Drugs like fentanyl are now killing Floridians far faster than heroin and, as America’s opioid epidemic worsened, more Americans died from drug overdoses in one year than were killed in all of the Vietnam War, figures released this week show. The data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 1,566 Floridians...
Find out which restaurants had perfect inspections last week
 The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection data are obtained from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. To look up your favorite restaurant’s inspection report, go to The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection app. For the week ending Dec. 1, state inspectors reported perfect inspections at: Jon...

5:35 PM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection data are obtained from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. To look up your favorite restaurant’s inspection report, go to The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection app. For the week ending Dec. 1, state inspectors reported perfect inspections at: Jon...
Trump plans return to Palm Beach this weekend amid other appearances
 President Donald Trump appears to be planning a return visit to Mar-a-Lago this weekend. New advisories from the Federal Aviation Administration show airspace will be restricted over West Palm Beach from Friday through Sunday, with details that are hallmarks of a presidential visit. Other advisories were issued for relatively close trips...

5:48 PM Monday, Dec. 04, 2017

President Donald Trump appears to be planning a return visit to Mar-a-Lago this weekend. New advisories from the Federal Aviation Administration show airspace will be restricted over West Palm Beach from Friday through Sunday, with details that are hallmarks of a presidential visit. Other advisories were issued for relatively close trips...
Day after Manafort bond supposedly set, Mueller wants to reconsider
 New information has a top federal prosecutor reconsidering his support for a proposed bail bond for former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, which could involve Manafort’s Palm Beach Gardens home. Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel had supported Manafort’s bond motion Thursday, but asked a judge on...

6:19 PM Friday, Dec. 01, 2017

New information has a top federal prosecutor reconsidering his support for a proposed bail bond for former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, which could involve Manafort’s Palm Beach Gardens home. Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel had supported Manafort’s bond motion Thursday, but asked a judge on...
Why Palm Beach County is the ‘epicenter’ of the deadly opioid crisis
 The opioid epidemic gripping the state hit epic proportions in 2016 with the largest number of heroin-related overdose deaths found in Palm Beach County for the second year in a row, according to a Palm Beach Post analysis of state death data released on Wednesday. It is a crisis driven by deadly fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller said to be...

1:18 AM Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The opioid epidemic gripping the state hit epic proportions in 2016 with the largest number of heroin-related overdose deaths found in Palm Beach County for the second year in a row, according to a Palm Beach Post analysis of state death data released on Wednesday. It is a crisis driven by deadly fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller said to be...
Manafort wants to use Gardens home in bail deal, have travel ban lifted
 Attorneys for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort filed court papers on Saturday saying Manafort would put up $12.5 million in assets - including his $1.5 million home in BallenIsles - to guarantee his appearance in court to face charges of laundering millions of dollars through overseas shell companies and banks. In exchange for...

12:00 AM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

Attorneys for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort filed court papers on Saturday saying Manafort would put up $12.5 million in assets - including his $1.5 million home in BallenIsles - to guarantee his appearance in court to face charges of laundering millions of dollars through overseas shell companies and banks. In exchange for...
Manafort wants to use Florida home to end house arrest
 Paul Manafort wants to pledge his Palm Beach Gardens home to free him from house arrest in Virginia. In a motion filed Saturday, the former manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says his $1.5 million St. James Drive home should be used as part of a $12.5 million package to get him off house arrest and allow him to...

3:16 AM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

Paul Manafort wants to pledge his Palm Beach Gardens home to free him from house arrest in Virginia. In a motion filed Saturday, the former manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says his $1.5 million St. James Drive home should be used as part of a $12.5 million package to get him off house arrest and allow him to...
Manafort wants to use Palm Beach Gardens home to end Va. house arrest
 Paul Manafort wants to pledge his Palm Beach Gardens home to free him from house arrest in Virginia. In a motion filed Saturday, the former manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says his $1.5 million St. James Drive home should be used as part of a $12.5 million package to get him off house arrest and allow him to travel back...

12:47 AM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

Paul Manafort wants to pledge his Palm Beach Gardens home to free him from house arrest in Virginia. In a motion filed Saturday, the former manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says his $1.5 million St. James Drive home should be used as part of a $12.5 million package to get him off house arrest and allow him to travel back...
Acreage boy nearly drowned in swimming pool
 A boy nearly drowned in The Acreage on Saturday. The child had been pulled out of a swimming pool and was being cared for by family members when Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews arrived at 5 p.m., Capt. Albert Borroto said in a statement. The boy was whisked away by a helicopter ambulance to a trauma center. The near-drowning occurred...

11:43 PM Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

A boy nearly drowned in The Acreage on Saturday. The child had been pulled out of a swimming pool and was being cared for by family members when Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews arrived at 5 p.m., Capt. Albert Borroto said in a statement. The boy was whisked away by a helicopter ambulance to a trauma center. The near-drowning occurred...
Teen gets last wish to attend first dance
 Nayla Rivera burst from a bedroom, her vibrant red homecoming dress flowing behind and around her. A rhinestone headband gleamed in light from the front window as she walked past the green-topped oxygen tank sent home with her from a hospice. Her first big dance was just hours away, and nothing - certainly not the cystic fibrosis she was...

11:32 PM Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

Nayla Rivera burst from a bedroom, her vibrant red homecoming dress flowing behind and around her. A rhinestone headband gleamed in light from the front window as she walked past the green-topped oxygen tank sent home with her from a hospice. Her first big dance was just hours away, and nothing - certainly not the cystic fibrosis she was...
Pahokee stabbing victim rushed by helicopter to hospital
 A man was stabbed in Pahokee on Saturday night. Crews with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue helped get the man onto a helicopter for an emergency flight to a trauma hospital. They found him at 5:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Cocoanut Road, Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said in a statement. Check back for updates on this breaking story.

11:30 PM Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

A man was stabbed in Pahokee on Saturday night. Crews with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue helped get the man onto a helicopter for an emergency flight to a trauma hospital. They found him at 5:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Cocoanut Road, Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said in a statement. Check back for updates on this breaking story.
A first dance and a last wish: ‘there’s no such thing as giving up’
 Nayla Rivera burst from a bedroom, her vibrant red homecoming dress flowing behind and around her. A rhinestone headband gleamed in light from the front window as she walked past the green-topped oxygen tank sent home with her from a hospice. Her first big dance was just hours away, and nothing — certainly not the cystic fibrosis she...

10:34 PM Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

Nayla Rivera burst from a bedroom, her vibrant red homecoming dress flowing behind and around her. A rhinestone headband gleamed in light from the front window as she walked past the green-topped oxygen tank sent home with her from a hospice. Her first big dance was just hours away, and nothing — certainly not the cystic fibrosis she...
Florida man dies after beating from wife’s boyfriend, police say
 Israel Hester lived in a love triangle. He died weeks after a beating, his face crushed and his brain starved of oxygen. >> Read more trending news  Records released this week show Hester, 48, died in a hospice May 26. His accused attacker has been charged with second-degree murder. Deputies say that attacker, Vincent...

6:22 PM Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Israel Hester lived in a love triangle. He died weeks after a beating, his face crushed and his brain starved of oxygen. >> Read more trending news  Records released this week show Hester, 48, died in a hospice May 26. His accused attacker has been charged with second-degree murder. Deputies say that attacker, Vincent...
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