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NEW: Jupiter teen beaten, robbed in botched marijuana deal; 5 arrested
 A Jupiter High School student looking to buy marijuana was robbed and beaten last month by five other teenagers, barely a block from where an 18-year-old was killed in 2015. The Dec. 27 armed battery on Third Street south of Indiantown Road started with a Snapchat from the 15-year-old student asking about buying marijuana, town police records...

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A Jupiter High School student looking to buy marijuana was robbed and beaten last month by five other teenagers, barely a block from where an 18-year-old was killed in 2015. The Dec. 27 armed battery on Third Street south of Indiantown Road started with a Snapchat from the 15-year-old student asking about buying marijuana, town police records...
Second person arrested in ‘bizarre’ Palm Springs child abuse case
 A second person has been arrested in the reported handcuffing of a 12-year-old to an animal crate last fall in a Palm Springs home. Casey Dersa, 32 of Palm Springs, faces kidnapping and aggravated child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that began in October. She was booked Wednesday morning into the Palm Beach County Jail...

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A second person has been arrested in the reported handcuffing of a 12-year-old to an animal crate last fall in a Palm Springs home. Casey Dersa, 32 of Palm Springs, faces kidnapping and aggravated child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that began in October. She was booked Wednesday morning into the Palm Beach County Jail...
UPDATE: $700 drug deal ends in man’s killing outside Lantana-area home
 “Black Jay” had a bad feeling about the men showing up to buy $700 worth of drugs last month. He told his fiancee to wait in the master bathroom of their Lantana-area home with a baseball bat. He’d yell if he needed help. He did. La’Virgil Stewart said she heard his screams Dec. 19 then saw the 25-year-old, Jair Major...

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“Black Jay” had a bad feeling about the men showing up to buy $700 worth of drugs last month. He told his fiancee to wait in the master bathroom of their Lantana-area home with a baseball bat. He’d yell if he needed help. He did. La’Virgil Stewart said she heard his screams Dec. 19 then saw the 25-year-old, Jair Major...
BREAKING: 10 men arrested in Lake Worth prostitution sting
 A prostitution operation Wednesday along Dixie Highway in Lake Worth led to 10 men’s arrests, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The men, ranging in age from 32 to 67, face prostitution-related charges. Two men also face drug-related charges and a third was arrested on a Martin County warrant, as well. See who&rsquo...

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A prostitution operation Wednesday along Dixie Highway in Lake Worth led to 10 men’s arrests, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The men, ranging in age from 32 to 67, face prostitution-related charges. Two men also face drug-related charges and a third was arrested on a Martin County warrant, as well. See who&rsquo...
BREAKING: Early-morning murder victim identified as Delray man
 UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: Delray Beach police have identified a man shot to death early Thursday as Alaster Anton King, 44, of Delray Beach. King was found outside a church near Southwest 12th Avenue and Southwest 1st Street around 1 a.m., according to a police spokeswoman. Officers patrolling in the area heard gunshots around 12:55 a.m. and responded...

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UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: Delray Beach police have identified a man shot to death early Thursday as Alaster Anton King, 44, of Delray Beach. King was found outside a church near Southwest 12th Avenue and Southwest 1st Street around 1 a.m., according to a police spokeswoman. Officers patrolling in the area heard gunshots around 12:55 a.m. and responded...
Trump in Palm Beach: Weekend road closures announced near Mar-a-Lago
 For the second weekend in a row, traffic will be restricted near Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump is in town, Palm Beach authorities said. The town will begin closing roads near the winter White House at 8 a.m. Friday and the closures will remain through Monday. According to a travel notice from the Federal Aviation Administration...

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For the second weekend in a row, traffic will be restricted near Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump is in town, Palm Beach authorities said. The town will begin closing roads near the winter White House at 8 a.m. Friday and the closures will remain through Monday. According to a travel notice from the Federal Aviation Administration...
Winter storm effects: Flights to, from South Florida delayed by storm
 UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: Dozens more flights in and out of Palm Beach International Airport have been canceled or delayed, according to the airport’s website. Now as many as 25 planes flying into the West Palm airport are behind schedule. Seventeen flights out of the airport are delayed or canceled, as well. ORIGINAL POST: More than two...

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UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: Dozens more flights in and out of Palm Beach International Airport have been canceled or delayed, according to the airport’s website. Now as many as 25 planes flying into the West Palm airport are behind schedule. Seventeen flights out of the airport are delayed or canceled, as well. ORIGINAL POST: More than two...
Florida grandma trampled by unruly crowd outside theater
 A chaotic crowd seemingly fueled by unruly teenagers trampled a 67-year-old grandmother late Jan. 6 as she left a South Florida movie theater. Someone yelled “gun,” Sheryl Cohen said last week, and when she turned to run from the Cinemark’s lobby in Boynton Beach the crowd quickly caught up with her. “I saw people...

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A chaotic crowd seemingly fueled by unruly teenagers trampled a 67-year-old grandmother late Jan. 6 as she left a South Florida movie theater. Someone yelled “gun,” Sheryl Cohen said last week, and when she turned to run from the Cinemark’s lobby in Boynton Beach the crowd quickly caught up with her. “I saw people...
67-year-old grandma trampled, injured by unruly Boynton crowd
 A chaotic crowd seemingly fueled by unruly teenagers trampled a 67-year-old grandmother late Jan. 6 as she left a Boynton Beach movie theater. Someone yelled “gun,” Sheryl Cohen told The Post last week, and when she turned to run from the Cinemark’s lobby the crowd quickly caught up with her. “I saw people running...

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A chaotic crowd seemingly fueled by unruly teenagers trampled a 67-year-old grandmother late Jan. 6 as she left a Boynton Beach movie theater. Someone yelled “gun,” Sheryl Cohen told The Post last week, and when she turned to run from the Cinemark’s lobby the crowd quickly caught up with her. “I saw people running...
NEW: Greenacres-area man, 53, accused of molesting kids at sleepover
 A 53-year-old man is accused of molesting three children who were spending the night at his Greenacres-area home some time last year, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. The children, who were 14, 12 and 10 when they spoke with sheriff’s authorities in February, said Cary Anderson inappropriately touched them while...

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A 53-year-old man is accused of molesting three children who were spending the night at his Greenacres-area home some time last year, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. The children, who were 14, 12 and 10 when they spoke with sheriff’s authorities in February, said Cary Anderson inappropriately touched them while...
BREAKING: Teen says Snapchat threat to Florida high school was a joke
 A 14-year-old Treasure Coast High School student posted a picture of a BB gun late Monday on Snapchat in what appeared to be a threat to the school, Port St. Lucie police said. Authorities learned of the reported threat to the Port St. Lucie school at about 10 p.m. Sunday. When they met with the teen and his parents in a Port St. Lucie home...

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A 14-year-old Treasure Coast High School student posted a picture of a BB gun late Monday on Snapchat in what appeared to be a threat to the school, Port St. Lucie police said. Authorities learned of the reported threat to the Port St. Lucie school at about 10 p.m. Sunday. When they met with the teen and his parents in a Port St. Lucie home...
Florida woman arrested after child overdoses on pills, again
 For the second time in three months, a toddler overdosed on pills reportedly left with in the child’s reach by a North Palm Beach-area woman, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. Jeanette Homan, 43, was arrested Thursday on multiple charges of child neglect and perjury after telling authorities the 19-month-old...

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For the second time in three months, a toddler overdosed on pills reportedly left with in the child’s reach by a North Palm Beach-area woman, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. Jeanette Homan, 43, was arrested Thursday on multiple charges of child neglect and perjury after telling authorities the 19-month-old...
UPDATE: West Palm man shot in Stuart; sheriff questions suspect
 One West Palm Beach man was repeatedly shot and another detained Friday afternoon in Stuart, Martin County Sheriff’s Office authorities said. The injured man, identified as 55-year-old Eduard Figuero Bello, was taken to a trauma center. He was in critical but stable condition Friday evening, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators...

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One West Palm Beach man was repeatedly shot and another detained Friday afternoon in Stuart, Martin County Sheriff’s Office authorities said. The injured man, identified as 55-year-old Eduard Figuero Bello, was taken to a trauma center. He was in critical but stable condition Friday evening, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators...
LATEST: Tot ODs on pills - again; North Palm woman arrested
 For the second time in three months, a toddler overdosed on pills reportedly left out by a North Palm Beach-area woman, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. Jeanette Homan, 43, was arrested Thursday on multiple child-neglect and perjury charges after telling authorities the 19-month-old had possibly ingested two narcotic...

Posted: 7 days ago

For the second time in three months, a toddler overdosed on pills reportedly left out by a North Palm Beach-area woman, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. Jeanette Homan, 43, was arrested Thursday on multiple child-neglect and perjury charges after telling authorities the 19-month-old had possibly ingested two narcotic...
BREAKING: 23-year-old man killed in West Palm-area wreck
 A 23-year-old man was killed early Friday in a crash just outside the West Palm Beach city limits, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Misael Agustin reportedly was speeding southbound on North Military Trail at about 12:30 Friday morning in a 2004 four-door Mazda. Authorities say he ran a red light and slammed into a 2012...

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A 23-year-old man was killed early Friday in a crash just outside the West Palm Beach city limits, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Misael Agustin reportedly was speeding southbound on North Military Trail at about 12:30 Friday morning in a 2004 four-door Mazda. Authorities say he ran a red light and slammed into a 2012...
BREAKING: West Palm crash backs up I-95 traffic near Okeechobee Blvd.
 All northbound lanes of traffic were closed Friday morning on Interstate 95 near Okeechobee Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. No one was injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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All northbound lanes of traffic were closed Friday morning on Interstate 95 near Okeechobee Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. No one was injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
BREAKING: West Palm prostitution sting nets five arrests
 Five men were arrested Thursday in a prostitution sting on the north end of the city, West Palm Beach police said. Those men, who range in age from 19 to 65, were picked up along Broadway just east of St. Mary’s Medical Center, according to police records. They face prostitution-related charges. See who’s been booked into the...

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Five men were arrested Thursday in a prostitution sting on the north end of the city, West Palm Beach police said. Those men, who range in age from 19 to 65, were picked up along Broadway just east of St. Mary’s Medical Center, according to police records. They face prostitution-related charges. See who’s been booked into the...
JUST IN: Woman suspected of shooting at West Palm mom, tot arrested
 As she sat down to eat dinner last week with her 2-year-old, a mother received a concerned phone call about a Mazda suspiciously circling their home at the Royal Poinciana Place Apartments. Moments later, the mother says she watched 24-year-old Shakendra Chaney roll down the Mazda’s driver’s side window, lift a pistol and fire...

Posted: 8 days ago

As she sat down to eat dinner last week with her 2-year-old, a mother received a concerned phone call about a Mazda suspiciously circling their home at the Royal Poinciana Place Apartments. Moments later, the mother says she watched 24-year-old Shakendra Chaney roll down the Mazda’s driver’s side window, lift a pistol and fire...
JUST IN: Expect traffic Friday night as fair opens, Trump arrives
 President Donald Trump’s eastbound motorcade may snarl traffic for South Florida Fairgoers heading west Friday evening on Southern Boulevard. The president is scheduled to land sometime after 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach International Airport for his 11th visit to the winter White House since taking office, according to the Federal Aviation...

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President Donald Trump’s eastbound motorcade may snarl traffic for South Florida Fairgoers heading west Friday evening on Southern Boulevard. The president is scheduled to land sometime after 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach International Airport for his 11th visit to the winter White House since taking office, according to the Federal Aviation...
BREAKING: Palm Beach County 7-Eleven targeted in immigration raid
 Immigration authorities raided a Palm Beach County 7-Eleven store early Wednesday as part of a nationwide investigation into employees’ immigration statuses. No one was arrested at the convenience store near the intersection of Belvedere Road and North Military Trail in Haverhill, according to Nestor Yglesias, a spokesman for Immigration...

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Immigration authorities raided a Palm Beach County 7-Eleven store early Wednesday as part of a nationwide investigation into employees’ immigration statuses. No one was arrested at the convenience store near the intersection of Belvedere Road and North Military Trail in Haverhill, according to Nestor Yglesias, a spokesman for Immigration...
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