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UPDATE: More than 1,000 students march on Boca Raton City Hall

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: At least 1,000 students from Boca Raton High School, Boca Raton Middle School, Omni Middle School, Olympic Heights and West Boca Raton High School converged at Boca Raton City Hall to urge for gun control. Nicole Auchinleck, a 17-year-old at Boca Raton High, said she helped coordinate the massive rally using the social media app Snapchat.  “They’re underestimating...


Parkland shooting: CNN will air live town hall meeting from Sunrise

Parkland shooting: CNN will air live town hall meeting from Sunrise

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, parents and officials will participate in a nationally televised town hall meeting about gun control and the school shooting tonight from the BB&T Center. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” will air live on CNN from 9-11 p.m. It will also be available on CNN.com. The event, closed to the general public, will be...
#NeverAgain: Students protest at Capitol calling for tighter gun control laws

#NeverAgain: Students protest at Capitol calling for tighter gun control laws

UPDATE 12:58 p.m.: Thousands of students and supporters rallied at the state Capitol to call for stronger gun control measures, including students who survived last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and hundreds of college students who marched from Florida State University and Florida A&M University. The rally took place after the dozens of Douglas High students, who rode...
NEW: Man who survived Jupiter triple murder sentenced for guns, drugs

NEW: Man who survived Jupiter triple murder sentenced for guns, drugs

Charles Vorpagel, the man who escaped a triple murder on Super Bowl Sunday in Jupiter on 2017, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison on drug and weapon charges. Vorpagel, who faced up to life in prison, was sentenced Friday on federal charges for possession of a firearm, possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm “in furtherance of a drug-trafficking...
NEW: Bond denied for retired PBSO deputy accused of killing son-in-law

NEW: Bond denied for retired PBSO deputy accused of killing son-in-law

A retired Palm Beach County deputy facing a first-degree murder charge will be held without bail, a judge ruled Wednesday morning. Authorities say Carlton Nebergall Jr. fatally shot his son-in-law Jacob Lodge late Sunday in The Acreage. He appeared before Judge Dina Keever Agrama at a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail. VIDEO ONLINE: See the retired PBSO deputy’s bond hearing Nebergall...
Billy Graham in West Palm Beach: What he said at 1997 graduation

Billy Graham in West Palm Beach: What he said at 1997 graduation

Editor’s note: One of The Rev. Billy Graham’s final visits to Palm Beach County came on Saturday, April 26, 1997, when he spoke at the spring commencement for what was then known as Palm Beach Atlantic College. Here is Post staff writer Joel Engelhardt’s story from the event, at what is now Palm Beach Atlantic University. - To an audience of 530 graduates Saturday, the Rev. Billy...
SunFest 2018 lineup: Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and more big acts!

SunFest 2018 lineup: Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and more big acts!

Pitbull, Nick Jonas, DNCE with Joe Jonas, Incubus, Zedd, Logic, Living Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Toots and the Maytals and Billy Idol are among the entertainment acts announced Wednesday morning for the 35th anniversary edition of SunFest on the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront from May 3 - 6. Pitbull, Zedd, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Incubus, Nick Jonas...
NEW: Two people removed from racketeering lawsuit against Gardens man

NEW: Two people removed from racketeering lawsuit against Gardens man

Two people have been dismissed as defendants in a federal racketeering lawsuit against a Palm Beach Gardens man. The 21-count suit filed on behalf of Ilia Mogilevsky’s mother-in-law, Tamara Filippova of eastern Siberia, claims Mogilevsky — in collusion with local business partners, lawyers, notaries public and others also named as defendants — defrauded Filippova out of more than...
Honda Classic: Heat will be in play for fans… and wind for golfers

Honda Classic: Heat will be in play for fans… and wind for golfers

The wintertime spell of record heat continued in Florida this week with a seasonal oddity in Earth’s northern latitudes partly to blame. A split in the polar vortex, a pinwheel of stratospheric arctic air that circles the North Pole, helped force frigid winds into the western U.S., and triggered a chain reaction that allowed tropical warmth in the east to drift as far as Lake Ontario...
Douglas victim was to attend UF: ‘She was going to change the world’

Douglas victim was to attend UF: ‘She was going to change the world’

The University of Florida and Florida State University responded to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School via social media. The schools have about 500 Douglas High alumni combined, according to reports. One more Douglas student who would’ve gone to UF won’t be joining that list. The family of victim Carmen Schentrup released a statement saying she was “accepted...
West Boca students walk 12 miles to Douglas: ‘We had to do something’

West Boca students walk 12 miles to Douglas: ‘We had to do something’

For 17 minutes at West Boca Raton High School on Tuesday, the campus fell silent to honor 17 killed in a high school shooting 10 miles away. But within seconds, the halls were consumed by the roaring sound of students leaving in droves and chanting in support of fallen classmates. About 90 percent of West Boca High’s students walked out Tuesday, hundreds of them making the roughly 12 mile, four-hour...
JROTC cadet who died saving fellow students posthumously admitted to West Point

JROTC cadet who died saving fellow students posthumously admitted to West Point

A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School freshman who, dressed in his JROTC uniform, died while holding a door open so his fellow classmates could escape a gunman with an assault rifle, has been posthumously admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. One of Peter Wang’s life goals was to attend West Point. Though that dream died on Feb. 14 with Wang and 16 of his classmates...
Here’s where speed tables will go on Sandpiper in Royal Palm Beach

Here’s where speed tables will go on Sandpiper in Royal Palm Beach

Work is beginning to build the first speed tables in Royal Palm Beach along a portion of busy Sandpiper Avenue. Signs warn residents of upcoming lane closures, and the road is closed to all but local traffic.  A document posted Tuesday on the village’s website shows where each of the 11 speed tables will be placed beginning just east Royal Palm Beach Boulevard through just south of Heron...
‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’

‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’

“What are y’all wearing to ‘Black Panther?’” The call went out weeks ago across social media, particularly on Twitter, about the premiere of director Ryan Coogler’s highly-anticipated cinematic version of Marvel’s King T’Challa and the fantastical kingdom of Wakanda. Immediately, fans, whether readers of the original comic, followers of the Marvel Cinematic...
New stamps use holographic material to illuminate stunning sea images

New stamps use holographic material to illuminate stunning sea images

Three Floridians will have photos featured on a new series of stamps that celebrate the magic of bioluminescence from the color spasms of a deep ocean sea pen to the lime green glow of a rain forest mushroom. The stamps, which will be released for sale Thursday, were produced using a holographic material that is highly reflective of white light to “impart a sense of movement,” according...
Jupiter officials debate need for lobbyist to promote projects

Jupiter officials debate need for lobbyist to promote projects

A lobbyist may soon be added to the town payroll. Facing big spending items like $35 million for a new town hall/police station, a paid lobbyist could help represent the town in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. and bring home state and federal dollars, said Councilman Ilan Kaufer. “We need to investigate all revenue sources,” Kaufer said. Councilman Jim Kuretski, recalling the town&rsquo...
NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute

NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night. The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer. Not enough parking, insufficient drainage and a lack of notification...
NEW: Search for Boynton Beach police chief officially begins

NEW: Search for Boynton Beach police chief officially begins

The search for Boynton Beach’s next police chief has officially begun. The position was posted Feb. 13 on the Strategic Government Resources website. Those interested have until April 2 to apply, according to the post. Whoever is chosen will lead 155 officers, 53 non-sworn employees and operate a $30.4 million budget. The salary range...
NEW: Artist creates inspirational mural on Boynton Beach building

NEW: Artist creates inspirational mural on Boynton Beach building

The side of a building on East Ocean Avenue is now a little brighter and even inspirational thanks to Northwood Village artist Craig McInnis . McInnis, a freelance artist, spent a couple of weeks creating the “Set Free” mural, which he completed Feb. 13. It’s on the building at 636 E. Ocean Ave., where Leeward Luxury is. The...
Boynton Beach things to do: Coffee with a cop, Dr. Seuss reading

Boynton Beach things to do: Coffee with a cop, Dr. Seuss reading

Things to do this weekend in Boynton Beach 1- Coffee With a Cop The Boynton Beach Police Department is hosting this free event at McDonald’s on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at 1810 S. Federal Highway. Residents can meet with police officers and ask questions, voice concerns and get to know them. 2- Boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 54 is hosting a free boating class Saturday...
NEW: Police say Hugo Selva, Boynton shooting victim had sold marijuana

NEW: Police say Hugo Selva, Boynton shooting victim had sold marijuana

City police Wednesday confirmed that Hugo Steven Selva, shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Feb. 7 on Interstate 95, was the gunman in a shooting in a Boynton Beach neighborhood early that morning. The 21-year-old victim didn’t merely know Silva, city records show. He told police that a few years earlier, the two had sold marijuana to each other. The victim, Anthony...
Palm Beach County mansion sales picked up in January

Palm Beach County mansion sales picked up in January

Palm Beach County’s typical house sold for $325,000 in January, a 4.8 percent increase from a year ago, the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale said Wednesday. While the overall market has been in a holding pattern, mansion sales rose sharply. Realtors reported 104 sales of homes priced at more than $1 million in January, a 28 percent spike from January 2017. Still a seller&rsquo...
Florida beach named nation's best in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

Florida beach named nation's best in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

A Florida beach has been named the nation's best in TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice awards. The travel website announced Tuesday that Clearwater Beach was the best in the U.S. in 2018, climbing from No. 4 in 2017. The beach also topped the national list in 2016.  >> Read more trending news  Meanwhile, Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, took the award for...
JUST IN: Philippe whacked South Florida, but not as a tropical storm

JUST IN: Philippe whacked South Florida, but not as a tropical storm

Philippe whacked South Florida in October, causing two tornadoes in Palm Beach County and dropping double-digit rainfall amounts in parts of South Florida. But an reanalysis by the National Hurricane Center of the late-season cyclone found it wasn’t a tropical storm when it strafed the Sunshine State. WEATHER INSIDER: Like this story? Want more? Sign up for our newsletter...
Caribbean eatery, Italian restaurant in PBC both cited for violations

Caribbean eatery, Italian restaurant in PBC both cited for violations

State inspectors temporarily closed restaurant Let’s Dish Caribbean Restaurant in West Palm Beach and Josie’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Boynton Beach last week after citing them for sanitation violations. Both have re-opened. Let’s Dish Caribbean Restaurant, 5083 Okeechobee Blvd., was shut down Feb. 12 after a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector noted...
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who is in India to meet the promoters and buyers of Trump brand luxury homes in the country...

Florida House declares pornography a health risk

Pornography is being declared a health risk by the Florida Legislature. The state's House of Representatives approved the resolution by a voice vote Tuesday, despite some members asking why the topic is being taken up at this time. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Ross Spano, who is running for attorney general. Spano said there's research showing a connection between pornography use and mental...
Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding changes to gun laws and threatening to remove Republicans who refuse to address new gun-control measures. A week after the massacre that killed 17 people, the students took their message into the gun-friendly halls of power in Tallahassee. The impassioned crowd burst...
Another sunny and breezy day forecast in Palm Beach County

Another sunny and breezy day forecast in Palm Beach County

Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and easterly winds around 10 to 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service.. Tonight is forecast to be partly cloudy with lows around 70. Easterly winds will calm to 5 to 10 mph, and there’s a 20 percent chance of rain. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus app The threat of rip currents along the Atlantic beaches...
Christie: Parkland students getting a hard lesson about #thoughtsandprayers in Tallahassee

Christie: Parkland students getting a hard lesson about #thoughtsandprayers in Tallahassee

Buses pick up the kids to take them back to West Boca. West Boca High School students walked to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Palm Beach Post Editorial Board quickly published an emotionally raw piece aimed at...
POST TIME: Remember Pizio’s restaurant and its big hoagies?

POST TIME: Remember Pizio’s restaurant and its big hoagies?

Readers: Few Post Time columns draw more responses — often emotional — than those about eateries that are long gone and still missed. Today: Pizio’s. The place stood at 5100 S. Dixie Highway, about a half-mile south of Southern Boulevard, in West Palm Beach. The spot’s now a strip center across from the Dixie Grill and Bar. Featuring pizzas and “hoagie” sandwiches...
15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony Borges was shot in both legs and his back while attempting to close and lock a classroom door last Wednesday. Seventeen people were killed. Borges' friend Carlos Rodriguez told ABC's "...
Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center 

Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center 

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night. The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer. Not enough parking, insufficient drainage...
VP Mike Pence ready for secret meeting with North Korea, but North backs out

VP Mike Pence ready for secret meeting with North Korea, but North backs out

Vice President Mike Pence was ready for a secret meeting with North Korean officials at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earlier this month, but the North backed out, according to news outlets. >> Read more trending news  Pence attended the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9 as part of a five-day trip to Asia and was seated near Kim Jong-un’s sister, but...
Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Those who have been operating with interim access to top secret information since before June are set to see that access halted Friday under a new policy enacted last week by chief of staff John Kelly. Some officials...
BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 21, killed outside community center

BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 21, killed outside community center

8:30 a.m. UPDATE: Damas Ilceus, 21, was shot and killed Tuesday night outside the Ezell Hester Community Center, Boynton Beach police confirmed. Officers responded to a shots fired call shortly before 7:30 p.m. They found the Boynton Beach resident fatally shot. It was the first confirmed homicide of 2018 in Boynton Beach. Anyone with information is asked to call Boynton Beach Police at 561-732-8116...

Legislative aide fired over email on Florida school shooting

A Florida state representative has apparently fired an aide who emailed a reporter a claim that two survivors of a South Florida school shooting were actors. Republican Rep. Shawn Harrison tweeted a comment that he didn't agree with the "insensitive and inappropriate comments" made by aide Benjamin Kelly. Kelly later tweeted that he'd been terminated and said it was a mistake to make the...

Students find changing lawmakers' minds on guns isn't easy

South Florida students lobbying lawmakers for a ban on assault rifles after a school shooting that left 17 dead found Tuesday that it isn't easy changing the minds of Republicans who have for decades fought to expand gun rights, rather than restrict them. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and other Broward County schools spent the day meeting with legislators and other leaders in...
The Latest: Rep fires aide who claimed survivors were actors

The Latest: Rep fires aide who claimed survivors were actors

The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A Florida state representative has apparently fired an aide who emailed a reporter a claim that two survivors of a South Florida school shooting were actors. Republican Rep. Shawn Harrison tweeted a comment that he didn't agree with the "insensitive and inappropriate comments" made by aide Benjamin Kelly....
After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

Last week's deadly Florida high school shooting and a Vermont teenager's arrest in what officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting are giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature following years of the otherwise liberal state's steadfast refusal to regulate gun ownership. On Tuesday, several hundred gun control advocates rallied on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier...
Ways to find your inner Bourdain at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Ways to find your inner Bourdain at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach’s annual food-and-drink bacchanalia can prove overwhelming to even the geekiest of food geeks. Facing a schedule of 85-plus events and countless food and drink personalities, how does one begin to devour this thing?  More pressing question: With so many prime events sold out, can one still find tickets to any events worth attending? (Short answer: Yes.)  The good news is...
‘Beauty out of chaos:’ Parkland grieves together after mass shooting

‘Beauty out of chaos:’ Parkland grieves together after mass shooting

They came with their tears. They came with their prayers. They came with their anger and their protest signs. Just like they came after Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after the carnage at Virginia Tech University, they came Tuesday to the makeshift memorial along the chain-link fence in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a quintessential American suburb whose quiet forever ...
MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups for their exhibition openers. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will have the option of wearing the caps during those...
George, Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to Parkland shooting survivors, Oprah Winfrey matches amount

George, Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to Parkland shooting survivors, Oprah Winfrey matches amount

Nearly a week after the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school, George and Amal Clooney have announced they will participate in The March For Our Lives on March 24 and have donated $500,000 to the group. >> Read more trending news  The celebrity couple made the announcement in a statement from George Clooney. People reported the donation was made in the...
Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

A flurry of meetings took place in Florida’s capital on Tuesday in response to last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with dozens of leaders in education, law enforcement, and mental health pouring into the city to participate in a trio of workshops organized by Gov. Rick Scott. Some of those same leaders were to later attend a round-table discussion hosted...
Why does the Boynton mayor want two Chambers of Commerce?

Why does the Boynton mayor want two Chambers of Commerce?

Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant planned to close his law practice to become the president of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and even had the county’s ethics commission look into it to make sure he wasn’t crossing any lines. The ethics commission gave the OK in January — with some rules. But the chamber’s board members hit the brakes. Grant said he thinks the...
NEW: Why part of Wellington Dog Park will temporarily close

NEW: Why part of Wellington Dog Park will temporarily close

Portions of the Wellington Dog Park will close temporarily as village crews complete long-planned pathways. Signs posted at the popular spot alert dog owners that the southern portions of the park will begin to close this week with work ongoing through mid-March. The park tentatively will reopen March 26, weather permitting, according to a village news release. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The...
Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

When thousands of tipsy fans pack into the party pavilion of the popular Bear Trap at the Honda Classic, it’s nearly impossible to completely quiet them as the pros tackle one of the toughest stretches on the PGA Tour.  The Herculean task has become more difficult as the hospitality venues around the 17th hole alone have grown from 10,000 square feet in 2007 to more than 80,000 square feet...
Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge

Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said guilt about missing time with his family was a big factor in his decision not to seek a sixth term in Congress this year. Rooney said he hasn’t decided what he wants do when his term expires in January, but he mentioned the possibility of running for elections as a judge in Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit, which is composed of Martin, St. Lucie...
Honors, remembrances for school shooting victims

Honors, remembrances for school shooting victims

Honors and remembrances are continuing for the 17 students and employees who were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A student who wanted to attend West Point will get a posthumous acceptance to the prestigious military university, officials said Tuesday as funerals were held for him and other young people among the dead. Here are short portraits of the victims...
Trump sends memo to DOJ asking for bump stock ban after Parkland massacre 

Trump sends memo to DOJ asking for bump stock ban after Parkland massacre 

In a newly-signed memorandum less than a week after a teenage gunman killed 17 people inside a Florida high school not too far from President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate, Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to propose regulations to ban “all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” like bump stocks. >> Read more trending news  “I expect that...
Florida Medicaid program limits opioid prescriptions

Florida Medicaid program limits opioid prescriptions

As lawmakers consider proposals to limit opioid prescriptions, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is taking steps to do the same in the Florida Medicaid program. The Agency for Health Care Administration announced last week that, effective Monday, prescriptions for narcotics in the Medicaid program will be limited to a maximum seven-day supply. Medicaid also is no longer requiring prior authorization...
Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn't effective, said a report released Tuesday. The state Department of Defense, the agency that oversees Hawaii's emergency management, released the internal review after an alert was sent to cellphones...
NEW: Retired PBSO deputy ‘belligerent’ before shooting, daughter says

NEW: Retired PBSO deputy ‘belligerent’ before shooting, daughter says

On Sunday night, 36-year-old Jacob Lodge met with his estranged wife, Katrina Nebergall, outside the home she shared with her father in The Acreage to exchange their children’s clothes, as they had done several times during their separation. Nebergall said in a statement that her husband was calm until she noticed a startled look on his face as he watched the front door of the home: Her 61-year-old...
Local businesses host fundraisers, blood drives for Parkland victims

Local businesses host fundraisers, blood drives for Parkland victims

Across Palm Beach County, people are doing what they can to help the Parkland Shooting victims whether it’s by donating to the GoFundMe page, which already raised $1.7 million, or donating blood. Now, local businesses are getting involved, too. Last week, Premier Family Health and Wellness in Wellington held a blood drive where more than 100 people showed up and 88 pints of blood were collected...
Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel

Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel

Delray Beach businessman Kurt Jetta faced long odds in his 2018 campaign for Congress. He hoped to win the Republican nomination in District 21 as a critic of President Donald Trump. If he succeeded in that, he faced the tough task of unseating three-term U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, in a heavily Democratic district. »RELATED: The latest in Florida political news Jetta concluded...
Florida Senate, House at odds on what vote needed to raise taxes

Florida Senate, House at odds on what vote needed to raise taxes

In an issue that could be part of the mix of end-of-session negotiations, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a proposal that would make it harder to raise taxes — but didn’t go as far as House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott want. The House last month overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 7001) that would require two-thirds votes of both legislative chambers to raise...
Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain remember Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday

Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain remember Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday

Courtney Love is remembering Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 51st birthday. People reported that the 53-year-old singer posted a photo of herself with the late Nirvana frontman on Instagram Tuesday. >> Read more trending news  “Happy birthday baby,” she captioned the post. “God I miss you.” Cobain died of suicide on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. He...
Mueller investigation: Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to investigators in Russia probe

Mueller investigation: Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to investigators in Russia probe

An attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to the FBI in the agency's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to President Donald Trump's campaign. The charges against lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan are the latest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Cerabino: Robinson at FAU to talk about life in political spin cycle

Cerabino: Robinson at FAU to talk about life in political spin cycle

The way Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and frequent TV pundit Eugene Robinson sees it, we here in the media world let a good thing slip away. “It used to be you’d get to work in the morning, and not early in the morning, and you’d work on one story all day and then at 6:30, you went to the bar. “Now we pretty much work 24 hours a day,” he said. “How...
Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman’s husband ‘intentionally’ sank boat

Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman’s husband ‘intentionally’ sank boat

Lewis Bennett murdered his wife, Isabella Hellmann, on the high seas in May, then deliberately sank his catamaran in an ultimately failed attempt to stage an accident, prosecutors allege in a federal complaint issued Tuesday, the same morning Bennett was sentenced in Miami on related coin-theft charges. The complaint, charging him with second-degree murder, never says how investigators believe...
Douglas students, Pulse survivors join forces, head to Tally

Douglas students, Pulse survivors join forces, head to Tally

A group of students boarded two buses in Parkland this afternoon and are headed for Tallahassee to try to get legislators to consider changes in Florida’s gun laws. The roughly 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, four survivors from the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and members of news organizations left about 1:45 p.m. from a mall not far from the school, site of...
The unique way Royal Palm High is raising cancer awareness this week

The unique way Royal Palm High is raising cancer awareness this week

Something special is happening this week at Royal Palm Beach High School. Not to say special things don’t happen there all the time. But students, staff and teachers are pausing each day this week to honor those lost to and who continue to battle cancer, while raising money for the American Cancer Society. Taking place at the same time each day, the Moment of Hope serves as a reminder and a...
PHOTOS: Wellington hosts first Lakeside Family Fun Day

PHOTOS: Wellington hosts first Lakeside Family Fun Day

Wellington on Saturday held the first of several free events designed to bring more attention to Lake Wellington and the recreational opportunities it offers. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington news The Lakeside Family Fun Days and Family Fun Nights run through the end of April. The next Fun Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10. The events take place along...
THINGS TO DO: Puerto Rico update, free movie in Wellington, Royal Palm

THINGS TO DO: Puerto Rico update, free movie in Wellington, Royal Palm

Learn about Puerto Rico recovery efforts: The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host an event Thursday that includes a presentation on how the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is taking steps to help law enforcement officers in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. at Asador Patagonia, 675 Royal...
Grand Classica slated to sail from Port of Palm Beach April 13

Grand Classica slated to sail from Port of Palm Beach April 13

Grand Classica, a 1,680-passenger ship, will join its sister ship Grand Celebration at the Port of Palm Beach as it begins sailing from the port to Freeport, Bahamas on April 13. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only cruise line at the port in Riviera Beach, announced Tuesday that reservations for Grand Classica are open with a buy-one, get-one free booking offer. The two ships expect to carry approximately...
Dallas Mayor pro tem tells NRA it can hold annual convention someplace else

Dallas Mayor pro tem tells NRA it can hold annual convention someplace else

The National Rifle Association was planning to hold its annual convention in Dallas, but a city lawmaker has asked the gun lobby group to consider finding another host city.  Dwaine Caraway warned the NRA that it will be met with “marches and demonstrations” if the group still holds its three-day meeting in the city in which he serves as mayor pro tem, ABC News reported. The ...
West Boca High students walk off campus in protest, march 10 miles south to Parkland 

West Boca High students walk off campus in protest, march 10 miles south to Parkland 

Hundreds of West Boca High School students walked off of campus this morning and thousands of students at other high school campuses held rallies or remembrances in honor of the 14 students and three adults shot dead last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The West Boca High students walked off of campus this morning and headed south to Parkland in a show of solidarity with Douglas High...
LISTEN LIVE: West Palm chorale keeps Negro Spirituals alive 

LISTEN LIVE: West Palm chorale keeps Negro Spirituals alive 

There’s an award-winning chorale in West Palm Beach that’s keeping awareness of African-American heritage alive through performances of Negro Spirituals, not just locally, but around the world. Negro Spirituals are considered a genre of music. And it’s not the same as Gospel music, according to the chorale’s founder Dr. Orville Lawton. That’s a common misconception...
Two local resorts win top marks from Forbes Travel Guide

Two local resorts win top marks from Forbes Travel Guide

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan and the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach have been named Five-Star hotels by Forbes Travel Guide.  Both Palm Beach County resorts also won Five-Star designations for their spas. Forbes unveiled its annual list on Tuesday. The travel guide rates properties in 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle...
NEW: PBSO IDs two of three people killed on Belvedere Road

NEW: PBSO IDs two of three people killed on Belvedere Road

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has identified two of the three people who died Monday after a crash and a shooting on Belvedere Road in suburban West Palm Beach. Chauncey Christian, 21, and Jerry Dunois, 20, were killed in the noontime incident that closed traffic on both sides of Florida’s Turnpike for more than five hours. The third person who died was a juvenile whom the sheriff...
White House: President Trump open to series of gun control ideas

White House: President Trump open to series of gun control ideas

In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week, the White House told reporters on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is ready to discuss a range of gun restrictions that have been championed by Democrats in Congress, while also stressing that there is no quick legislative answer to such mass shootings. Asked about the President’s past support...
When is the Stoneman Douglas town hall meeting; what time, what channel?

When is the Stoneman Douglas town hall meeting; what time, what channel?

Stoneman Douglas High School students and parents will take part in a town hall meeting on Wednesday, a week after the school was the site of a mass shooting. The meeting will come following a rally Wednesday in Tallahassee where a group of the students hopes to pressure the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws. Some of the state&rsquo...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where:...
National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

Palm Beach Gardens attorney Lauren Baer is among the candidates singled out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to receive extra campaign support for meeting organizational and fundraising goals in the run up to this fall’s pivotal mid-term elections. Baer is taking on U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, the Palm City Republican who represents Florida District 18, which encompasses Martin,...
EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman missing at sea facing homicide charge

EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman missing at sea facing homicide charge

The husband of a suburban Delray Beach woman who vanished at sea since May is facing a second-degree homicide charge, his lawyer, Marc Shiner, confirmed Tuesday. Lewis Bennett, the husband of the missing Isabella Hellmann, had been scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Miami on charges related to coins stolen from a yacht in the Caribbean. He was sentenced to seven months in prison...
Google’s new AI can look into your eyes and predict heart attack risk

Google’s new AI can look into your eyes and predict heart attack risk

Researchers from Google and sibling company Verily Life Sciences have developed a new algorithm using artificial intelligence to predict the risk of heart attack, stroke and other major cardiovascular events. How does it work? Through the eyes. » RELATED: Google launches 10,000-person study to predict how and when people get sick Scientists studied data from 284,335 patients and found...
Gibson pushes back against bankruptcy talk, hires new CFO

Gibson pushes back against bankruptcy talk, hires new CFO

Gibson is pushing back against reports of an impending bankruptcy and has hired a new chief financial officer, who starts with the company Monday. Officials with Gibson Brands, Inc., maker of the famed Les Paul and ES-335 electric guitars, released a statement saying the company has met all “current obligations to the bondholders, is in the process of arranging a new credit facility to replace...
Franklin Graham writes tribute to his late father, Billy Graham

Franklin Graham writes tribute to his late father, Billy Graham

The Rev. Billy Graham, the Christian evangelist known as “America’s pastor,” died Wednesday after battling various health ailments. He was 99. Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, posted a tribute to him on Facebook following the news of his father’s death. >> Read more trending news  “Where is Heaven?” Franklin Graham recalled his father being...

Letters This is the time when heroes emerge

This is the time when heroes emerge Peter didn’t know me. I live far away in a small house with my wife, but the sounds of bravery echoed across the vast expanse. A young boy with a military dream heard the sounds of gunfire and was called to arms with his wit and courage. In the face of danger, he stood his post — the enemy was at the gate. His call to leadership saved other lives as...
Gun-shaped cellphone case mistaken for weapon at Florida high school, officials say

Gun-shaped cellphone case mistaken for weapon at Florida high school, officials say

A DeLand High School student caused a scare Tuesday when some students thought his cellphone case was a gun, school officials said. The 15-year-old boy's cellphone case was shaped like a gun, and a student thought it was a real weapon in the teen's back pocket, so the student reported it to a teacher, officials said. The school was placed on a 30-minute lockdown. The 15-year-old, whose name has not...
All aboard: Disney Cruise Line looks for workers to man its ship kid clubs

All aboard: Disney Cruise Line looks for workers to man its ship kid clubs

If you’ve dreamed of working on the high seas, then Disney is looking for you. The cruise line that Mickey built is hiring youth activities counselors to live and work on its fleet of cruise ships, Metro reported. >> Read more trending news  The hours are long, according to Metro, at 80 hours a week, but the job offers fun and amazing ports of call in Mexico, Barcelona and...
Ohio woman charged with felony animal cruelty after one dog decapitated, others starved

Ohio woman charged with felony animal cruelty after one dog decapitated, others starved

A Middletown woman has been jailed and charged with felony animal cruelty after several dead dogs were found in her backyard, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The county dog warden’s office received information last week advising that there were dead dogs in the yard at the residence in the 1300 block of Oxford State Road. Four dogs were observed by the humane officers...
Wendy Williams announces 3-week hiatus due to Graves’ disease

Wendy Williams announces 3-week hiatus due to Graves’ disease

Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off from her talk show. The former radio personality turned daytime TV show host was candid with her live audience Wednesday as she made the announcement. The 53-year-old has Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, both of which she has spoken about in the past.  >> Read more trending news  “Wendy is a true champion and has never missed...
Florida sheriff details proposal to arm teachers, school employees

Florida sheriff details proposal to arm teachers, school employees

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood wants certain teachers to be secretly armed with concealed weapons.  “The day of waiting for Tallahassee or Washington, D.C., to protect our kids is not coming,” he said.  Chitwood provided more details on how this would work, saying it would be an extension of a program that’s been tested...
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