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Police ID man killed in Riviera Beach; woman seriously injured

Palm Beach pastor linked to pedophile priest scandal

The longtime pastor of a prominent Palm Beach church where the Kennedys, the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and other luminaries have worshiped became entangled in the latest pedophile priest scandal that erupted this week in Pennsylvania. Monsignor Thomas Klinzing, pastor of the historic St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, was among church leaders in the Diocese of Greensburg in the 1980s...


NEW: Police arrest suspected leader of West Palm prostitution ring

NEW: Police arrest suspected leader of West Palm prostitution ring

A Palm Springs man suspected of running prostitution houses in West Palm Beach was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges.  Domingo Diaz, 30, is facing three counts each of deriving proceeds from prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution and soliciting another person to commit prostitution. He remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday after a judge set his bail at $45,000. West...
BREAKING: Vehicle fire slows traffic on I-95 in Boynton Beach

BREAKING: Vehicle fire slows traffic on I-95 in Boynton Beach

A truck fire Friday morning slowed southbound traffic on Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook...
BREAKING: Man, 25, killed in Riviera Beach; woman seriously injured

BREAKING: Man, 25, killed in Riviera Beach; woman seriously injured

A fight Thursday afternoon outside a Riviera Beach store ended in gunfire that killed a man and injured a woman. At about 4 p.m., a “small group” of people at the Stony Plaza in the 1600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, near the Stonybrook Apartments, got into an argument that escalated into a physical dispute, Riviera police said.  A man who was not involved in the...
How an ex-state attorney running for judge is stoking the wrath of the powerful

How an ex-state attorney running for judge is stoking the wrath of the powerful

Despite its urban setting and diverse population, Palm Beach County’s politics still run on a small-town mentality where long-standing feuds lie dormant and then erupt. Few figures split these treacherous waters like one Michael McAuliffe. A former state attorney, McAuliffe is running to be a circuit judge — a powerful position that can oversee multi-million dollar civil disputes...
Royal Palm Beach votes to ban retail dog and cat sales

Royal Palm Beach votes to ban retail dog and cat sales

Royal Palm Beach’s Village Council voted 5-0 Thursday night to ban retail dog and cat sales within 18 months, despite heated protests from a shop owner that it would be “criminal” to force the closure of his family-owned business. “What research has been done to even warrant this?” said Daniel Ruiz, owner of Star Pups Inc. on State Road 7. READ MORE: Royal Palm Beach...
BREAKING: RV store employee wanted for torching rival Riviera business

BREAKING: RV store employee wanted for torching rival Riviera business

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and federal marshals are on the hunt for a serial arsonist who allegedly torched nearly $350,000 worth of RVs last week in Riviera Beach. A “wanted” poster released by the Florida Department of Financial Services on Thursday says that Benjamin Harris, 54, has an active warrant for 10 counts of second-degree arson in connection with...
Palm Beach County judicial candidate beats $2,000 elections fine

Palm Beach County judicial candidate beats $2,000 elections fine

A Palm Beach County judicial candidate won’t have to pay a $2,000 fine for filing his campaign finance report three weeks late, the Florida Elections Commission ruled this week. Calling the rule absurd, the commission unanimously threw out the fine Palm Beach County Supervisor Susan Bucher imposed against attorney Richard Llerena, who is in a three-person race to replace retiring County Judge...
After losing court battle to 2 charters, school board wants another go

After losing court battle to 2 charters, school board wants another go

After years of fighting in court to stop two charter schools from opening, the Palm Beach County School Board wants to go another round. More than a year after losing their first appeal, board members voted unanimously Wednesday to file a second appeal of the state government’s decision that two charter schools should be allowed to open within the county. The move likely means at least another...
NEW: Wellington warns of discolored water as valves are flushed

NEW: Wellington warns of discolored water as valves are flushed

Notice a strange color in your water? You’re not alone. Wellington recently began a maintenance program to find and flush all water main valves. What does that mean? Utilities Department crews will open, close and make repairs as needed to make sure every valve remains in top shape. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington news The process could take...
Cerabino: Palm Beach runs the marathon out of town, naturally

Cerabino: Palm Beach runs the marathon out of town, naturally

It’s understandable why Palm Beach is banning the area’s annual marathon from including a 1.2-mile stretch of the race within town limits. “It’s not in the interest, I think, of our residents,” Town Council member Bobbie Lindsay explained at meeting this week. “It’s a small town. It’s quiet. They’re here to have peace and quiet.” Amen, Bobbie...

UPS finds Santaluces High’s wayward college credit exams in Canada

Score a victory for the United Parcel Service. After causing no small amount of angst in nearly 300 Santaluces students who learned this week that the folks in brown had lost their college credit exams, the UPS rallied Thursday morning. The box of tests was found in Canada. Montreal, to be exact — some 3,200 miles and several weeks off course from their destination at a grading center in the...
Prescribed burn scheduled for Jonathan Dickinson park

Prescribed burn scheduled for Jonathan Dickinson park

A prescribed burn on 500 acres of pine flatwoods is scheduled for Friday at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, if weather permits. The burn will be focused in the center of the park and along portions of the horse trails, according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection press release. It should begin at 10:30 a.m. and end around 5 p.m., according to a release. Officials look at the Predicted...
Reimbursement begins for SunPass customers with overdraft fees

Reimbursement begins for SunPass customers with overdraft fees

SunPass customers who incurred overdraft fees during the botched rollout of its new customer service system now can submit requests to be reimbursed for them. The Florida Department of Transportation announced Thursday it had deployed a system for processing SunPass overdraft claims. RELATED: Senators call for federal probe of SunPass toll company Beginning immediately, customers can submit their...
Boca Raton country music concert to benefit Parkland shooting survivors

Boca Raton country music concert to benefit Parkland shooting survivors

BOCA RATON — A night of country music, food trucks and mechanical bull rides in Boca Raton will benefit the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. A concert, dubbed “#MSDCountyStrong,” is planned at Florida Atlantic University’s Barry Kaye Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Singer Justin Moore — best known...
What’s the deal with that pyramid atop new Gardens office tower on PGA?

What’s the deal with that pyramid atop new Gardens office tower on PGA?

People have one of two reactions to the prominent, white pyramid atop the newest office tower on PGA Boulevard: they either love it or hate it. RELATED: Pyramid promise: New Palm Beach Gardens towers set to lure firms The 58-foot pyramid on a gleaming, 11-story office building on the outskirts of Downtown at the Gardens is easy to see from the flyover. RELATED: What counts as art? Gardens office tower...
Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

“I’ve always been cool with her,” says Eddy Puyol, better known as Palm Beach Gardens Christian rapper Rawsrvnt, since first meeting Omarosa Manigault, now Omarosa Manigault-Newman. And that was even after the former White House staffer and self-styled “The Apprentice” villain sent him home as a contestant on TV One’s, “Donald J. Trump Presents...
Watchdog alleges Wilbur Ross conflict of interest violations

Watchdog alleges Wilbur Ross conflict of interest violations

A government watchdog group on Thursday called for an investigation of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross citing possible violations of federal conflict of interest laws. The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleges Ross participated “in multiple meetings with companies tied to his financial interests,” according to a statement issued by the organization...
Boca Raton animal shelter holding ‘pet parade’ to celebrate expansion

Boca Raton animal shelter holding ‘pet parade’ to celebrate expansion

BOCA RATON — The Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton will parade its pets around a soon-to-be-renovated campus to encourage adoptions and celebrate its pending expansion. During the Sept. 6 “pet parade,” dogs and cats up for adoption will prance around the campus. The event doubles as a fundraiser. The shelter needs to add $7 million to its capital funding campaign to renovate...
Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

The warm, luxurious décor of the Davidoff Lounge in West Palm Beach is fit for the ladylike and the dapper. It's a smooth sanctuary for men and women searching for things to do with a grown-and-sexy vibe. The Lounge sits beneath an East Asian-inspired facade and across from a lively pond. But it wasn't always this way.  Smoke Inn was once a simple cigar shop with the stereotypical...
State, county, Boca offering growing tech company money to stay put

State, county, Boca offering growing tech company money to stay put

A Boca Raton-based business that provides emergency response systems promises it will invest $3.6 million into their facility, create 150 jobs, and estimates it will generate $295 million local economic impact. But there’s a catch: The company wants incentives, otherwise it might move to Alabama where it also has an office. RELATED: Four Palm Beach County firms make Inc 500 list While negotiations...
In Gardens: Safari party, rockin’ ‘pink’ cycling, college football roast

In Gardens: Safari party, rockin’ ‘pink’ cycling, college football roast

SAFARI PARTY Lion Country Safari animal keepers will help children explore how hedgehogs hunt for dinner, how big a tortoise can grow and if owls really are wise. They can capture all the memories from the encounter in an interactive photo booth in the Kids’ Clubhouse in the Nordstrom Court at The Gardens Mall. Children will also get specially-made drinks from Starbucks, crafts and raffle prizes...
PGA program for veterans with disabilities to tee off at Okeeheelee

PGA program for veterans with disabilities to tee off at Okeeheelee

Nearly two dozen veterans and active military personnel have been invited to hit the links beginning Friday at Okeeheelee Golf Course. Throught its PGA HOPE (Helping our Patriots Everywhere) program, the South Florida PGA Foundation will teach golf to veterans with physical and cognitive challenges in an effort to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. RELATED: Palm Beach...
NEW: Florida motorcycle gang members rounded up in federal meth bust

NEW: Florida motorcycle gang members rounded up in federal meth bust

Members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club were among 16 people — most from Volusia and Flagler counties including Daytona Beach and Palm Coast — charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, according to an indictment unsealed and announced on Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando. The defendants are accused of conspiring to distribute “large quantities&rdquo...
RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

I’m not the only person waxing bittersweetly rhapsodic over the masterwork of talent, style and gumption that is Aretha Franklin. I’ve been down a Queen of Soul rabbit hole for the past few days now. And of all of the clips, interviews and oddities I’ve found, arguably the most Aretha Franklin-y of all Aretha Franklin performances, seamlessly melds musicianship, sequins, emotionally...
Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aretha Franklin dies at 76

The "Queen of Soul," legendary singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, died Thursday from advanced pancreatic cancer, her publicist said in a statement. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit from “advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type,” publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said in a statement. “In one of the darkest moments of our lives...
UPDATE: Missing child alert for 3 Florida children canceled  

UPDATE: Missing child alert for 3 Florida children canceled  

12:20 p.m. UPDATE: The missing child alert has been canceled.  Original story: A missing child alert has been issued for three Florida children who have not been seen since Tuesday.  The children — aged 12 months to 6 years old — were last seen in Dade City, northwest of Tampa. Authorities think they may be with Christopher Christy Sr. and Shannon Adams. Those...
Medical marijuana dispensary plans to open on Okeechobee Boulevard in December

Medical marijuana dispensary plans to open on Okeechobee Boulevard in December

Medical marijuana producer GrowHealthy plans to open a dispensary on Okeechobee Boulevard by the end of the year.  The new pot shop will be at 4237 Okeechobee Blvd., an unincorporated pocket of Palm Beach County just east of Military Trail. The dispensary will occupy 4,500 square feet, eclipsing the 3,100 square feet in Lake Worth occupied by Knox Medical, which for now operates the largest...
Eau Palm Beach helped save loggerhead turtle; now you can track him

Eau Palm Beach helped save loggerhead turtle; now you can track him

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa hosted an event honoring a special guest on Tuesday — Eau-tis the loggerhead turtle. As part of its community partnership, the Manalapan hotel and the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center invited the public to celebrate the release of the sea turtle patient back into the ocean after receiving treatment and rehabilitation sponsored by the resort...
New area to watch in the tropics for possible development

New area to watch in the tropics for possible development

The National Hurricane Center is watching a new area in the tropical Atlantic, giving a tropical wave approaching the Caribbean a 20 percent chance of development over five days. The wave is about 750 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest at about 15 to 20 mph. Chances for development will wane over the weekend when unfavorable environmental conditions...
FBI seeks help identifying man as part of child porn investigation

FBI seeks help identifying man as part of child porn investigation

FBI officials said Wednesday they want help from the public identifying and finding a man who may have critical information on the identity of a child victim in what they called an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Above is a photograph and sketch depicting the unknown man the FBI hopes to identify.  “The video depicting the unidentified male, John Doe 40, shown...
UPDATE: Santaluces students get reprieve; Missing college credit exams found

UPDATE: Santaluces students get reprieve; Missing college credit exams found

UPDATE Aug. 16, 2018: The United Parcel Service alerted officials Thursday morning that the exams have been found and are being sent to Cambridge to be scored.  About 260 Palm Beach County high school students who expected to get the results of the college credit exams they took last spring instead learned this week that their tests were lost en route by the United Parcel Service. Santaluces...
North Carolina 'kidnapping prankster' says he doesn't try to hurt anyone

North Carolina 'kidnapping prankster' says he doesn't try to hurt anyone

A mother who said a stranger grabbed her child in a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, is extremely upset about what turned out to be a prank. The man behind that prank, Sandino Davis, said it's worth the risk of getting hurt or possibly killed to pull those jokes on the streets of Charlotte. "It's a prank,” Davis said. Davis' prank wasn't funny to the child’s mother. "...
After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

A small group of Delray Beach residents eked out a victory for their neighborhood Wednesday evening, when they convinced a city board to walk back a controversial land deal. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency was poised to sell six acres of land along West Atlantic Avenue valued at $15 million to a developer for just $2 million. But after hours of backlash and debate, four of...
Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

We aren’t the enemy. It doesn’t matter how many times the president of the United States calls the news media “the enemy of the American people,” or attaches the word “fake” to “stories,” “media” or “polls.” All the repetitions in the world can’t make the slander true — though, in some minds, the repetition can make...
Priest who worked in Boca accused of abuse by Pennsylvania grand jury

Priest who worked in Boca accused of abuse by Pennsylvania grand jury

A priest who was affiliated with Ascension Catholic Church in Boca Raton is accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy and sexually abusing unidentified others in a scathing report issued Tuesday by a Pennsylvania grand jury that conducted a sweeping investigation into clergy misconduct. Monsignor Thomas Benestad was among the scores of “predator priests” the grand jury mentioned...
Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins scuffle

Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins scuffle

Ronald Acuna's chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch on Wednesday night, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice. Urena and Braves manager Brian Snitker were ejected. Snitker had angry words for the pitcher as he led the first exodus from Atlanta's dugout toward...
Unsafe amounts of weed killer chemical found in some oat-based food, report finds

Unsafe amounts of weed killer chemical found in some oat-based food, report finds

Oatmeal and some other popular oat-based breakfast foods, including granola bars, may contain unsafe amounts of weed killer, according to a report.  The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy, conducted a study on 29 oat-based foods.  It found that all but five contained what is called potentially dangerous amounts...

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station's operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the operators are refusing to pay. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Austin alleges Liberty Radio operated on a channel...
Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be resisting the Trump administration, which would forbid her from entering the U.S. if she were attempting to immigrate today...
School board OKs $372K marketing push to support proposed tax hike

School board OKs $372K marketing push to support proposed tax hike

Palm Beach County public schools are preparing a big-ticket marketing push to educate voters about a proposed property tax increase on the ballot in November, one that would raise teacher salaries and provide extra school security. With three months until county residents vote on the proposal, school board members on Wednesday voted to spend up to $372,000 for a political consultant to advertise...
US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at the Boston Globe, which argued in its own editorial that Trump's label of the media as the enemy of the...
Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

With school back in session, nearly 200,000 students have returned to class in Palm Beach County. That means more cars on the road in the mornings and afternoons, and also the return of another school-year staple in Boynton Beach: 20-mph speed limits in school zones. “This is not a new program,” police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. “We do it every school year.” By Tuesday...
The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of Twitter

The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of Twitter

The Latest on Twitter's suspension of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local): 6 p.m. In an interview with The Washington Post, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he is rethinking "core parts" of the social media platform. On Tuesday, Twitter restricted right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week, giving him a time-out that is well short of a ban. Dorsey told the Post he's experimenting...
Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’

Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’

Shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Donald Trump is revoking John Brennan’s security clearance, the former CIA director replied on Twitter:  Brennan later appeared in an MSNBC interview discussing the announcement. "I think Mr. Trump is getting more and more concerned, more and more desperate and I would...
Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take responsibility or be held accountable. "It happens everywhere, so it's not really so much...
1 dead in fatal industrial accident near Walt Disney World employee area

1 dead in fatal industrial accident near Walt Disney World employee area

A 61-year-old man has died after an industrial accident near a Walt Disney World employee area, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. >> Read more trending news  According to deputies, two employees were emptying oil and grease byproduct from a semitrailer into a vat at the Harvest Power energy facility in Reedy Creek near Western Way just after midnight Wednesday morning...
Senate study faults government care of migrant children

Senate study faults government care of migrant children

The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown, a bipartisan Senate report said Wednesday. The 52-page study said no federal agency takes responsibility for...

Security costs for Florida Gov. Rick Scott rise again

Florida taxpayers are spending millions to guard Gov. Rick Scott and provide security for visiting politicians. A new report released Wednesday showed that the state spent $3.3 million on security expenses between July 2017 and June 2018. Most of that total was to provide around-the-clock protection for the governor and First Lady Ann Scott. That includes the salaries and travel expenses for the agents...
Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'

Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'

The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act." Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge Wednesday in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Clay took a pickax to Trump's star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25. It recognizes Trump for his work on the TV reality show "The Apprentice." It has been...
Jupiter Christian School opens east campus for kids 2 to 7

Jupiter Christian School opens east campus for kids 2 to 7

Jupiter Christian School opened its east campus just in time for the first day of school Wednesday morning, realizing a dream to expand its programming with room to grow. Parents and the 210 enrolled students ranging from PK2, or 2-year-old pre-kindergartners, to first grade were greeted with a small red carpet and an archway lined with red, black and white balloons ready for the perfect back-to-school...
UPDATED: ‘Small sinkhole’ in the road near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach now fixed

UPDATED: ‘Small sinkhole’ in the road near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach now fixed

Update, 2:30 p.m. Thursday: The town says the hole in the road near the traffic circle connecting the Southern Boulevard Bridge with South Ocean Boulevard has been fixed. Barricades have been removed.  Update, 8:55 a.m. Thursday: Drivers should expect delays near the traffic circle connecting the Southern Boulevard Bridge with South Ocean Boulevard, town officials said. Barricades in...

3 things to do in Boynton this weekend

1. Learn to be a ninja: The L.I. Ninjutsu Center in Boynton Beach is hosting a free Ninja Self Defense Workshop Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at its dojo at 1301 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Suite 11. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to dangerous situations. The event is open to anyone age 14 and older. To register, call Renshi Luis Acosta at 561-720-4110. Space is limited. 2. Check...

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, left the priesthood in 1990, moved to the Orlando area and went on to work at Disney World before he...

The Latest: Levine compares Tallahassee to the Kremlin

The Latest on Florida governor candidates speaking to the state's mayors (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine compared the Legislature's control over the state's cities to the control the Kremlin had over the Soviet Union before it fell. The former Miami Beach mayor told the Florida League of Mayors on Wednesday that like the other Democratic candidates...
Lennon, McCartney back together? Well sort of

Lennon, McCartney back together? Well sort of

Lennon and McCartney have teamed up again. But it wasn’t some long-lost recording of John Lennon fronted by Paul McCartney years later.  It was actually the sons of the two music legends. Sean Ono Lennon and James McCartney recently spent time together and took a selfie that could, at a quick glance, be taken for an image of their two fathers from years ago. Lennon posted the photo to Instagram...
Trump revokes former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

Trump revokes former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. The announcement came weeks after Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump was looking in to the process required to revoke security clearances from half a dozen former Obama administration officials.  Huckabee Sanders cited Brennan's...
More trash talk: More than 100 communities opposed to garbage change

More trash talk: More than 100 communities opposed to garbage change

Residents of more than 100 communities west of Boynton Beach trashed proposed changes to garbage collection — including a service reduction from twice a week to once a week — at their monthly meeting Wednesday and appeared to win the backing of the two county commissioners sitting in the audience. The Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations voted in favor of a...
Subtropical Storm Ernesto struggles to life as fifth storm of season

Subtropical Storm Ernesto struggles to life as fifth storm of season

Subtropical Storm Ernesto formed Wednesday, struggling to spin up in the Central Atlantic where it is no threat to the U.S. The system, which could experience minimal strengthening while it remains over warm water, is expected to top out with 50 mph winds in the next two days before merging with a larger low pressure system. A subtropical storm has weaker thunderstorms than a tropical storm, and is...
Wellington awards contracts for license plate readers, new park

Wellington awards contracts for license plate readers, new park

The village council approved a pair of projects Tuesday night that will boost safety and provide new recreational opportunities for residents. As part of its consent agenda, the council awarded contracts of $463,000 to Vetted Security Solutions for an automated license plate reader system, and $408,000 to Kimley-Horn and Associates to design the village’s new Greenbriar Park. RELATED: Heated...
Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those he held responsible for the investigation...
After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech. Twitter joined other prominent tech companies in muzzling Jones, the founder of the Infowars site, who has used Twitter and other social outlets to spread false information...

Florida city council asks for review of 'stand your ground'

The city council of a Florida city where a white gunman initially wasn't arrested after he fatally shot a black man in a parking lot dispute is asking the Florida Legislature to reconsider holding a special session on the state's "stand your ground" law. The Clearwater Council passed a resolution asking for clarification on the law on Tuesday, almost a week after such an effort failed among...
New Democratic poll shows tight race in primary for governor

New Democratic poll shows tight race in primary for governor

Five Democrats running for governor, from left: Andrew Gillum, Jeff Greene, Chris King, Philip Levine, Gwen Graham. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is clinging to a within-the-margin-of-error polling lead over former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham in the five-candidate race for Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial...
Thyroid medications being recalled due to issue with ingredient, FDA says

Thyroid medications being recalled due to issue with ingredient, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall for a pair of medications meant to treat hypothyroidism. The levothyroxine and liothyronine tablets, manufactured by Westminster Pharmaceuticals LLC, were sold wholesale in 100-count bottles. They used active ingredients sourced before the FDA issued an import alert about Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., officials said. The...
Why parking at West Palm meters with time left on them won’t work anymore

Why parking at West Palm meters with time left on them won’t work anymore

Don’t hunt for a parking meter that has time left. It doesn’t work that way anymore. West Palm’s 200 smart meters have sensors that identify the arrival and departure of each car. When a car pulls out, the meter resets to zero. That’s now good news for the city’s homeless population, though. By vote of the city commission Monday, the value of leftover meter time will...
Steam Horse Brewing opens in  West Palm’s Warehouse District

Steam Horse Brewing opens in  West Palm’s Warehouse District

Like the frothy head on a pint of European lager, Steam Horse Brewing adds a crowning touch to West Palm Beach’s burgeoning Warehouse District. The urban dining and lifestyle complex that includes Grandview Public Market welcomes the craft beer brewery and bar Wednesday, Aug. 15.  And thanks to the brewery’s north county siblings, Steam Horse will roll in with instant...
Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head. The rock group's Twitter account says the official poster from Monday's...
Stoneman Douglas students return: ‘A bittersweet day here for everyone’

Stoneman Douglas students return: ‘A bittersweet day here for everyone’

Diane Wolk-Rogers prepared for the first school bell of the year Wednesday morning in ways unlike any of her previous 33 years of teaching. Of course, there were lessons to be planned for her history students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Bulletin boards to be hung. Desks to be arranged. But a workshop on how to plug a bullet hole in a dummy? “It’s a different kind of workshop, that&rsquo...
JUST IN: Martin County man, 19, dies after SUV rolls down driveway, hits him

JUST IN: Martin County man, 19, dies after SUV rolls down driveway, hits him

A 19-year-old Martin County man died last week after being struck by an SUV in a driveway in Port Salerno, the Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday. Jonathon X. Lockett on Friday was attempting to fix an unknown mechanical malfunction underneath a 2007 GMC Yukon when it rolled down the driveway and hit him, FHP said. The 3:40 p.m. incident happened along Southeast Matousek Street and Southeast Cubin...
Son of Dan Marino arrested, charged with DUI in Broward County

Son of Dan Marino arrested, charged with DUI in Broward County

Michael Marino, the son of Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Fort Lauderdale and charged with DUI.  Marino, 30, was stopped less than a half mile from his home while driving a 2016 Ford SUV. He had a blood alcohol level of .208 and .210, well past the legal limit of .08, according to the arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.  He posted...
She learned it on YouTube: 10-year-old girl helps aunt who unexpectedly gives birth at home

She learned it on YouTube: 10-year-old girl helps aunt who unexpectedly gives birth at home

Remembering what she had watched on YouTube helped a 10-year-old deliver her aunt’s baby in the bathroom of a home in Virginia.  Chloe Carrion’s aunt passed out after giving birth, but what was happening didn’t phase the young girl who was home alone with her relative, WRC reported. She called 911 as she took care of the newborn, remembering what she saw being done on YouTube...
JUST IN: No charges filed against woman accused of shooting boyfriend in Boynton

JUST IN: No charges filed against woman accused of shooting boyfriend in Boynton

Charges against a pregnant woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in April were dropped last month.  Lachelle Soodeen, 20, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm after she told police she shot her boyfriend in self-defense. Prosecutors dropped the charges in the case in July, according to court records. On April 9, Soodeen said that after she had confronted her boyfriend, Joshua...
Did Omarosa break the law when she recorded her firing then played it for America?

Did Omarosa break the law when she recorded her firing then played it for America?

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman shocked many over the weekend when she revealed that she had secretly recorded White House chief of staff John Kelly firing her in December 2017. She released that tape on Sunday, saying that she surreptitiously recorded the firing that took place in the White House Situation Room – considered one of the most secure rooms on the planet. ...
AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget but not be forgotten. Returning to the campus where 17 people were shot to death, he says he's tried not to relieve the past: "I saw bodies on the floor. I saw people on the walls, essentially, and I moved on, because I know it's not going to happen...
Floridians charge to N0. 2 in credit use as area counselors gear up

Floridians charge to N0. 2 in credit use as area counselors gear up

Despite cutting the cord on some traditional expenses — such as dropping telephone land lines by 17 percent in a year — Floridians are replacing them with other spending and ringing up credit card debt at the nation’s second-fastest pace. “August has been our busiest month this year,” said Michael Rossi, supervisor for credit-card debt counselors at debthelper. com, a...
Leaving Congress, Rooney seeks spot on Palm Beach County bench

Leaving Congress, Rooney seeks spot on Palm Beach County bench

Six months after announcing he wouldn’t seek a sixth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney has applied for an opening on the Palm Beach County bench. Rooney is among 32 attorneys who have applied to replace County Judge Dana Santino, who was booted from office by the Florida Supreme Court last month over inappropriate comments she made about her opponent in the 2016 election. RELATED: Three...
LATEST: No domestic battery charges filed against Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother

LATEST: No domestic battery charges filed against Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother

The state did not file charges against actress Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother, who was accused of domestic battery in Boca Raton.  Kate Major Lohan was arrested July 26 after her husband told Boca Raton police that she threw a glass candleholder at him during a fight over a cellphone. Michael Lohan said the candleholder smashed against a palm tree and shards of glass cut his left...
The Latest: Florida to launch new school safety app

The Latest: Florida to launch new school safety app

The Latest on the start of a new school year at a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida will soon launch a new app that will allow people to anonymously report suspicious activity in the state's schools. Damien Kelly, the executive director of the state's newly created Office of Safe Schools, said Wednesday that authorities expect to...
Developer hikes offer on West Atlantic land, but will Delray accept?

Developer hikes offer on West Atlantic land, but will Delray accept?

A handful of Delray Beach residents plan to protest a potential land deal tonight, repudiating the city’s willingness to sell land to a foreign developer for far below market value. The developer, John Flynn of Ireland, recently increased his offer on the downtown land to $2 million from $1.2 million. But that bid is still well below the $15 million market value, according to a city report....
NEW: Boy, 6, with dreadlocks banned from Orlando private Christian school

NEW: Boy, 6, with dreadlocks banned from Orlando private Christian school

A 6-year-old with dreadlocks was told Monday he could not start first grade at a private Christian school near Apopka without getting a haircut. His upset father feared it was racism that kept his black son from A Book’s Christian Academy. But the school’s administrator said its short-hair policy is decades old, a standard Christian school rule and hasn’t kept other black youngsters...
Royal Palm Beach weighs ban on retail puppy sales

Royal Palm Beach weighs ban on retail puppy sales

After years of controversy, a proposed ban on the sale of dogs and cats at retail stores lands before the Village Council Thursday evening. Florida has the highest number of complaints to the Humane Society about animals who suffer from health problems critics attribute to breeding at “puppy mills” or “kitten factories” for sale in stores, according to a village staff recommendation...
School employees give sick days for Gardens High teacher’s cancer fight

School employees give sick days for Gardens High teacher’s cancer fight

World history teacher Robert Goodman burned so many sick days fighting colon cancer last spring that he was scheduling chemo around his classes this fall. But a spontaneous Facebook plea went viral, and nearly 60 other teachers and school employees from Jupiter to Boca donated their sick days so that Goodman can fight colon cancer full time. The 23-year Palm Beach Gardens High School veteran educator...
Local firms make list of nation’s fastest-growing private companies

Local firms make list of nation’s fastest-growing private companies

Four Palm Beach County companies ranked near the top of the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Experimac, a West Palm Beach-based franchise, led the way among local companies. The company ranked 57th nationally, based on revenue that soared 4,788 percent, to $12.4 million in 2017. Experimac, whose franchisees throughout the country repair and upgrade...
Super 11 football 2018: Renato Brown from Palm Beach Central

Super 11 football 2018: Renato Brown from Palm Beach Central

Name: Renato Brown Position: Offensive/Defensive lineman School: Palm Beach Central Class: Senior 2017 stats: 33 pancake blocks, 42 total tackles and five tackles for loss College prospects: Brown has offers from Miami, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, among others. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “Freshman year at team camp when I was...
Man asks Manhattan clerk, 'Are you Arabic?' before punching him

Man asks Manhattan clerk, 'Are you Arabic?' before punching him

A man asked a bodega clerk in Manhattan “Are you Arabic?” before punching the surprised man in the face, The New York Daily News reported.  >> Read more trending news  The man asked the question on Aug. 9 at the Green Olive Deli around 10 a.m., police said. Surveillance videos do not show the punch being thrown, but police said the man hit the clerk before fleeing...
Super 11 football 2018: QB Gio Richardson from William T. Dwyer

Super 11 football 2018: QB Gio Richardson from William T. Dwyer

Name: Gio Richardson Position: Quarterback School: Dwyer Class: Senior 2017 stats: 1,593 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions, as well as 496 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns on 96 carries College prospects: Richardson is committed to Florida Atlantic. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “My goal every year is trying...
Gun violence hits home again for Redskins running back Kapri Bibbs

Gun violence hits home again for Redskins running back Kapri Bibbs

"I love you cuz rest easy." Kapri Bibbs typed the words on social media, still unable to process the news, still unable to let go of yet another family member. The Washington Redskins running back has said goodbye to loved ones more times than he cares to count. But this is a way of life for the 25-year-old. Even so, playing through emotional pain is never easy. Bibbs arrived in Richmond...
Fantasy Football 2018 preview: NFC North

Fantasy Football 2018 preview: NFC North

Knowledge is power and the greatest asset you can acquire in order to compete for a fantasy football championship. Here’s your 2018 preview of the NFC North, the second of eight division profiles leading to draft season. ——— 2018 Fantasy MVP: Jordan Howard, RB Head coach Matt Nagy said, “Jordan can play all three downs. We’re going to do that.” We already...
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