Ryan DiPentima

Ryan DiPentima is a Social Content Producer for The Palm Beach Post. Before joining The Post, Ryan covered high school football for the Orlando Sentinel and did freelance work for Insight Magazine of East Orlando.

Latest from Ryan DiPentima

Report: Woman decapitated in freak accident after giving birth
 A woman was killed in a freak accident just a short time after giving birth, according to news reports. Rocío Cortés Núñez, 25, of Spain gave birth by Caesarian section at a hospital Sunday, according to the BBC. As Núñez was being transported by a trolley to a maternity ward via an elevator...

Posted: 5 hours ago

A woman was killed in a freak accident just a short time after giving birth, according to news reports. Rocío Cortés Núñez, 25, of Spain gave birth by Caesarian section at a hospital Sunday, according to the BBC. As Núñez was being transported by a trolley to a maternity ward via an elevator...
Florida woman admits showing pornography to child
 A Florida woman is accused of showing pornography to children. Police say Brianna Ricks, 19, of Alachua County showed pornographic images on her cellphone to children between the ages on 9 and 17, according to the Gainesville Sun. When confronted by authorities, Ricks admitted that she showed the video and photos, which came from social...

Posted: 6 hours ago

A Florida woman is accused of showing pornography to children. Police say Brianna Ricks, 19, of Alachua County showed pornographic images on her cellphone to children between the ages on 9 and 17, according to the Gainesville Sun. When confronted by authorities, Ricks admitted that she showed the video and photos, which came from social...
Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track
 A racegoer who placed a 40-cent bet at a Florida racetrack was rewarded with a $259,573.34 payoff. The unidentified person bought a ticket that includes six numbers, which represent a horse in each of the final six races of the day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, according to the Orlando Sentinel. All six horses on the ticket won their...

Posted: 6 hours ago

A racegoer who placed a 40-cent bet at a Florida racetrack was rewarded with a $259,573.34 payoff. The unidentified person bought a ticket that includes six numbers, which represent a horse in each of the final six races of the day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, according to the Orlando Sentinel. All six horses on the ticket won their...
LATEST: Florida police officers stop to play ball after responding to call
 As football season approaches, two police officers in Orlando were able to break out their football skills after responding to a call. The Orlando Police Department shared photographs on Facebook of two officers playing football with a child. The officers had just finished handling a call when they spotted the child playing football...

Posted: 7 hours ago

As football season approaches, two police officers in Orlando were able to break out their football skills after responding to a call. The Orlando Police Department shared photographs on Facebook of two officers playing football with a child. The officers had just finished handling a call when they spotted the child playing football...
JUST IN: Unverified glasses cause Florida school to ditch eclipse-watching plans
 Students at a Florida school had their solar eclipse watching plans  nixed after it was determined that their solar glasses aren’t verified. Community Day School in Sarasota ordered 150 solar glasses from Amazon, but were forced to throw the glasses out after receiving a warning from Amazon that the glasses were not verified, according...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Students at a Florida school had their solar eclipse watching plans  nixed after it was determined that their solar glasses aren’t verified. Community Day School in Sarasota ordered 150 solar glasses from Amazon, but were forced to throw the glasses out after receiving a warning from Amazon that the glasses were not verified, according...
JUST IN: Florida man dies after playing in waves at the beach
 A Florida man died during a trip to the beach on Sunday. The 65-year-old Port Orange man — whose name had not been released as of Monday morning — was waist-deep in the water at Frank Rendon Park in Daytona Beach Shores when he became unresponsive and needed to be pulled from the water, according to the Daytona...

Posted: 10 hours ago

A Florida man died during a trip to the beach on Sunday. The 65-year-old Port Orange man — whose name had not been released as of Monday morning — was waist-deep in the water at Frank Rendon Park in Daytona Beach Shores when he became unresponsive and needed to be pulled from the water, according to the Daytona...
Report: Heat to sign former Celtics forward Jordan Mickey
 Jordan Mickey #55 of the Boston Celtics puts up a layup in the second half of a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at
               Barclays Center on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The Miami Heat are finalizing a deal with former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, according to 
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Posted: 3 days ago

Jordan Mickey #55 of the Boston Celtics puts up a layup in the second half of a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The Miami Heat are finalizing a deal with former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, according to ...
Florida mother and daughter accused of prostitution, unlicensed massage therapy
 A Florida mother-daughter duo are accused of prostitution. Our news partners at WPTV report that Anne Dodge, 55, and Jennifer Dodge, 30, were the subjects of an undercover investigation conducted by Sarasota police officers between June and August. During the investigation, Jennifer Dodge offered to perform sexual acts on an officer...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Florida mother-daughter duo are accused of prostitution. Our news partners at WPTV report that Anne Dodge, 55, and Jennifer Dodge, 30, were the subjects of an undercover investigation conducted by Sarasota police officers between June and August. During the investigation, Jennifer Dodge offered to perform sexual acts on an officer...
UPDATE: Florida sheriff’s office warns of ‘Movie money’ scam expanding
 The “Movie money” that was being used to defraud Martin County retailers in May has apparently made its way north. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a scam involving “Movie money,” in which people pay for goods or services using a bill that looks similar to real money, but is not. The...

Posted: 3 days ago

The “Movie money” that was being used to defraud Martin County retailers in May has apparently made its way north. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a scam involving “Movie money,” in which people pay for goods or services using a bill that looks similar to real money, but is not. The...
NEW: Hospital therapist accused of trying to view child porn on work computer
 A therapist at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami is accused of trying to look up child pornography on a work computer. Authorities say Thomas Mahon, 61 was approached by security after they discovered that he attempted to use a computer in the hospital to look up child pornography twice in December 2015, according to WPLG. When confronted...

Posted: 3 days ago

A therapist at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami is accused of trying to look up child pornography on a work computer. Authorities say Thomas Mahon, 61 was approached by security after they discovered that he attempted to use a computer in the hospital to look up child pornography twice in December 2015, according to WPLG. When confronted...
VIDEO: Family claims they were unfairly kicked off flight at Florida airport
 A father and daughter claim they were unfairly kicked off of a flight in Orlando, while the airline claims the pair shouted profanities at workers. Whitney Miller, 25, and her father Eric Miller, 70, said they were removed from a Frontier Airlines flight on Wednesday after having a private conversation, near a flight attendant, about...

Posted: 3 days ago

A father and daughter claim they were unfairly kicked off of a flight in Orlando, while the airline claims the pair shouted profanities at workers. Whitney Miller, 25, and her father Eric Miller, 70, said they were removed from a Frontier Airlines flight on Wednesday after having a private conversation, near a flight attendant, about...