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Sandra Nortunen

Sandra Nortunen is a graduate of the University of Florida. Born in Miami, she began her career as a reporter for The Baker County Standard in Macclenny, Fla. She also worked at The Charlotte Sun-Herald and The Gainesville Sun before arriving at The Palm Beach Post in 2005 as an assistant bureau chief. She is now a digital content specialist. 

Latest from Sandra Nortunen

Today’s forecast: Grab the suntan lotion
 Get ready for a streak of sunny days and clear nights for Palm Beach County. WeatherPlus: Updates from Post weather reporter Kim Miller Beginning today and running until at least Monday night, the National Weather Service is forecasting calm, mostly-cloud-free days. Today’s high will be in the upper 80s and low in low 70s, with weak...

Posted: 2 days ago

Get ready for a streak of sunny days and clear nights for Palm Beach County. WeatherPlus: Updates from Post weather reporter Kim Miller Beginning today and running until at least Monday night, the National Weather Service is forecasting calm, mostly-cloud-free days. Today’s high will be in the upper 80s and low in low 70s, with weak...
VIDEO: Naked Florida man steals $25K swan sculpture
 A Florida man in his birthday suit stole a large $25,000 swan sculpture from a storage facility in Lakeland early Friday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office have video of the naked man squeezing through the fence at Lakeland Cold  Storage around 5 a.m. carrying only a 5-gallon bucket. Their post asks: “Do you call that...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Florida man in his birthday suit stole a large $25,000 swan sculpture from a storage facility in Lakeland early Friday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office have video of the naked man squeezing through the fence at Lakeland Cold  Storage around 5 a.m. carrying only a 5-gallon bucket. Their post asks: “Do you call that...
NEW: Fla. university student arrested, accused of changing F grade to B
 A student from the University of Central Florida broke into a school building and logged onto a computer to switch his grade from an F to B, university police reported. While he would have gotten an A for effort, the incident landed him in the Orange County Jail, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  Sami Ammar, 22, was charged with a...

Posted: 3 days ago

A student from the University of Central Florida broke into a school building and logged onto a computer to switch his grade from an F to B, university police reported. While he would have gotten an A for effort, the incident landed him in the Orange County Jail, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  Sami Ammar, 22, was charged with a...
JUST IN: 9 arrested for illegally harvesting alligators, eggs
 Nine people were arrested and more than 10,000 illegally harvested alligator eggs found after a statewide investigation into alligator farms. “This massive criminal operation dealing in American alligators and their eggs undermines legitimate farmers operating legally,” Florida Attorney General Bondi said in a news release. ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Nine people were arrested and more than 10,000 illegally harvested alligator eggs found after a statewide investigation into alligator farms. “This massive criminal operation dealing in American alligators and their eggs undermines legitimate farmers operating legally,” Florida Attorney General Bondi said in a news release. ...
WATCH: Sea lion drags girl underwater off wharf
 A girl sitting on the edge of a dock at a wharf in Vancouver was yanked into the water by a sea lion.  The sea lion swam out of  the water, bit the back of her white dress and swiftly pulled her backward off the dock, the Vancouver Sun reported. Luckily, family members quickly got her out of Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf...

Posted: 7 days ago

A girl sitting on the edge of a dock at a wharf in Vancouver was yanked into the water by a sea lion.  The sea lion swam out of  the water, bit the back of her white dress and swiftly pulled her backward off the dock, the Vancouver Sun reported. Luckily, family members quickly got her out of Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf...
Breezy day, slight chance of afternoon rain in PBC
 Forecasters are predicting today to be a breezy with a 20 percent chance of showers during the day, possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. Check for storms with our live radar The National Weather Service expects the high to be in the mid 80s with the low in the high 70s. Gusts could reach up to 23 miles per hour. Tonight there is a 10...

Posted: 9 days ago

Forecasters are predicting today to be a breezy with a 20 percent chance of showers during the day, possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. Check for storms with our live radar The National Weather Service expects the high to be in the mid 80s with the low in the high 70s. Gusts could reach up to 23 miles per hour. Tonight there is a 10...
NEW: Creepy masked man with ax terrorizes kids on way home from school
 Kids walking home from school Wednesday in Arizona said that a creepy clown armed with an ax terrorized them. The children, from Glendale, said that the masked man even chased them, KRON4 News reported.  “He said, ‘You better run because we are coming after you,’ so I’m like, ‘Go. Go. Everybody,'&rdquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Kids walking home from school Wednesday in Arizona said that a creepy clown armed with an ax terrorized them. The children, from Glendale, said that the masked man even chased them, KRON4 News reported.  “He said, ‘You better run because we are coming after you,’ so I’m like, ‘Go. Go. Everybody,'&rdquo...
WATCH: Florida woman finds iguana in her toilet bowl
 A South Florida woman who went to use the bathroom Tuesday night found an unusual specimen hanging out in her commode. The Miami Herald reported that an iguana had somehow made it into her toilet bowl.  Rather than digging in to take care of the scaly intruder herself, she called 911. Lt. Scott Mullin, of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told...

Posted: 11 days ago

A South Florida woman who went to use the bathroom Tuesday night found an unusual specimen hanging out in her commode. The Miami Herald reported that an iguana had somehow made it into her toilet bowl.  Rather than digging in to take care of the scaly intruder herself, she called 911. Lt. Scott Mullin, of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told...
NEW: Florida man tries to assault woman as she takes out trash, police say
 A 58-year-old Florida man was arrested after police said he tried to sexually assault a woman when she was taking out the trash outside her apartment.  Florentino Estrada, of Stuart, was charged with attempted sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to TCPalm.  A Stuart police report obtained by TCPalm stated that Estrada...

Posted: 14 days ago

A 58-year-old Florida man was arrested after police said he tried to sexually assault a woman when she was taking out the trash outside her apartment.  Florentino Estrada, of Stuart, was charged with attempted sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to TCPalm.  A Stuart police report obtained by TCPalm stated that Estrada...
JUST IN: 3 Florida beachgoers run over by truck
 Three Florida beachgoers on Key Biscayne were run over by a F-150 pickup truck on Friday evening, police said.  The three - Vicky Merlett, 20, William Merlett, 16, and Aurelien Bouaniche, 19 - were at Crandon Park when a Miami-Dade Parks pickup drove over them, according to the Miami Herald. They had scrapes and bruises on their...

Posted: 14 days ago

Three Florida beachgoers on Key Biscayne were run over by a F-150 pickup truck on Friday evening, police said.  The three - Vicky Merlett, 20, William Merlett, 16, and Aurelien Bouaniche, 19 - were at Crandon Park when a Miami-Dade Parks pickup drove over them, according to the Miami Herald. They had scrapes and bruises on their...
Florida man finds 4-foot python on kids’ toy chest
 A father found an unwelcome guest on top of his kids’ toy chest Wednesday afternoon. >> Read more trending news A 4-foot python was slithering on the top of the chest, which his kids play with outside their Florida home, according to BayNews9. The man captured the snake and took it to a nearby pet store.

Posted: 15 days ago

A father found an unwelcome guest on top of his kids’ toy chest Wednesday afternoon. >> Read more trending news A 4-foot python was slithering on the top of the chest, which his kids play with outside their Florida home, according to BayNews9. The man captured the snake and took it to a nearby pet store.