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Owner of nursing home where 8 died linked to Medicare fraud case
 The hospital co-owned by a Florida doctor whose nursing home was the site of eight deaths last week is linked to the biggest Medicare fraud case ever filed against individuals in U.S. history, court records show. >> Read more trending news  Neither Larkin Community Hospital nor its president, Dr. Jack Michel, is named or charged...

8:00 PM Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

The hospital co-owned by a Florida doctor whose nursing home was the site of eight deaths last week is linked to the biggest Medicare fraud case ever filed against individuals in U.S. history, court records show. >> Read more trending news  Neither Larkin Community Hospital nor its president, Dr. Jack Michel, is named or charged...
NEW: Owner of nursing home where 8 died linked to Medicare fraud case
 The hospital co-owned by a Florida doctor whose nursing home was the site of eight deaths last week is linked to the biggest Medicare fraud case ever filed against individuals in U.S. history, court records show. Neither Larkin Community Hospital nor its president, Dr. Jack Michel, is named nor charged in the criminal fraud case filed last...

6:04 PM Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

The hospital co-owned by a Florida doctor whose nursing home was the site of eight deaths last week is linked to the biggest Medicare fraud case ever filed against individuals in U.S. history, court records show. Neither Larkin Community Hospital nor its president, Dr. Jack Michel, is named nor charged in the criminal fraud case filed last...
Six dead in Hollywood nursing home; politicians demand answers
 Six Hollywood nursing home patients are dead and roughly a dozen others were being treated for apparent heat-related illnesses in the wake of air-conditioning outages caused by Hurricane Irma, a tragedy Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday afternoon called “unfathomable.” Scott has ordered an investigation into The Rehabilitation Center...

4:45 PM Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Six Hollywood nursing home patients are dead and roughly a dozen others were being treated for apparent heat-related illnesses in the wake of air-conditioning outages caused by Hurricane Irma, a tragedy Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday afternoon called “unfathomable.” Scott has ordered an investigation into The Rehabilitation Center...
FPL: Power to be restored by weekend; PBC swelters in rising heat
 Power should be back online by the end of the weekend for people on Florida’s east coast, Florida Power & Light said Tuesday. For west coast Floridians slammed by Hurricane Irma, though, it could be a long hot, end-of-summer: Power isn’t expected to be fully restored until Sept. 22. And on both coasts, there is a caveat to...

9:19 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Power should be back online by the end of the weekend for people on Florida’s east coast, Florida Power & Light said Tuesday. For west coast Floridians slammed by Hurricane Irma, though, it could be a long hot, end-of-summer: Power isn’t expected to be fully restored until Sept. 22. And on both coasts, there is a caveat to...
Hurricane Irma: FPL expects power back in full by Sunday night
 Power should be back online by the end of the weekend for people on Florida’s east coast, Florida Power and Light said today. For Floridians on the west coast, expect power to return by Sept. 22, except in places that have been hit by tornadoes, severe flooding or where homes sustained significant damage, FPL Chief Communications Officer...

4:20 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Power should be back online by the end of the weekend for people on Florida’s east coast, Florida Power and Light said today. For Floridians on the west coast, expect power to return by Sept. 22, except in places that have been hit by tornadoes, severe flooding or where homes sustained significant damage, FPL Chief Communications Officer...
Time to hunker down, await Irma as demand for gas outstrips supply
 As Wednesday drew to a close, Hurricane Irma’s weekend path remained dangerously uncertain, but in Palm Beach County and across South Florida, indecision had turned to action. Having already declared a state of emergency, Palm Beach County announced it was opening 15 shelters at 10 a.m. Friday. Briefing reporters on what County...

11:10 PM Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2017

As Wednesday drew to a close, Hurricane Irma’s weekend path remained dangerously uncertain, but in Palm Beach County and across South Florida, indecision had turned to action. Having already declared a state of emergency, Palm Beach County announced it was opening 15 shelters at 10 a.m. Friday. Briefing reporters on what County...
Thinking about leaving ahead of Irma? Read this first
 It could still weave. It could still dodge. Hurricane Irma could still bow to weather pressures greater even than the monstrous 185-mph punch she is packing and curve away from shore. No matter. Three days and hundreds of miles before landfall, Irma is already wreaking havoc, clogging roadways and reviving gut-churning local memories of the...

6:42 PM Tuesday, Sep. 05, 2017

It could still weave. It could still dodge. Hurricane Irma could still bow to weather pressures greater even than the monstrous 185-mph punch she is packing and curve away from shore. No matter. Three days and hundreds of miles before landfall, Irma is already wreaking havoc, clogging roadways and reviving gut-churning local memories of the...
FORECAST: Clouds possible for eclipse; Tuesday may see rain, flood worry
 Leery of a soaker of a low-pressure system headed for South Florida this week, the South Florida Water Management District is lowering canal water levels to stave off possible flooding. That includes installing three temporary pumps to move water at a southern Palm Beach County border of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife...

10:35 PM Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Leery of a soaker of a low-pressure system headed for South Florida this week, the South Florida Water Management District is lowering canal water levels to stave off possible flooding. That includes installing three temporary pumps to move water at a southern Palm Beach County border of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife...
Jupiter semi-trailer crash sends one person to hospital
 One person is hospitalized following a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and a car in Jupiter. The crash occurred near Center Street and Alternate A1A in Jupiter shortly before noon. One injured person was taken to a local hospital, said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto. Both the person’s identity and condition...

6:07 PM Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

One person is hospitalized following a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and a car in Jupiter. The crash occurred near Center Street and Alternate A1A in Jupiter shortly before noon. One injured person was taken to a local hospital, said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto. Both the person’s identity and condition...
The feds’ opioid crackdown involved only one case in Florida. Why?
 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it the largest opioid-related fraud bust in U.S. history. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the huge fraud crackdown was aimed at stopping opportunists from taking advantage of a “national scourge,” the nation’s killer opioid epidemic. But a huge nationwide...

10:03 PM Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it the largest opioid-related fraud bust in U.S. history. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the huge fraud crackdown was aimed at stopping opportunists from taking advantage of a “national scourge,” the nation’s killer opioid epidemic. But a huge nationwide...
National raid nets 77 South Floridians in treatment fraud crackdown

2:19 PM Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

In what he described as the largest health insurance fraud crackdown in U.S. history, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced sweeping arrests: 412 people, including 52 doctors, involved in addiction treatment fraud. The takedown is believed to span the U.S. But Palm Beach County, long riddled with addiction treatment fraud, was singled...