Trump in Palm Beach: President leaves golf club, heads to Mar-a-lago to watch Bush funeral

UPDATE 12:26 p.m.: The president left Trump International Golf Course after 3-1/2 hours and headed back to the “Southern White House” to watch the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.  Although the president has been criticized for not attending the funeral with his wife Melania, Trump is not the first president to miss a first lady’s funeral. UPDATE 11:41 p.m.: ...


The cost of a cop in every school could mean no raises for teachers

The cost of a cop in every school could mean no raises for teachers

Palm Beach County’s public school administrators are ruling out raises for teachers and other employees this year after state lawmakers required that nearly all new education money be spent on beefing up school security and mental health services. In an unusual move, leaders of the school district said this week that they could not set aside any money for employee raises in their tentative...
Judge OKs accord between Trump, Jupiter club members, but tab may rise

Judge OKs accord between Trump, Jupiter club members, but tab may rise

Long-running litigation between President Donald Trump and members of his golf club in Jupiter came to an anti-climatic end on Friday with both sides declaring victory when a federal judge tentatively signed off on a $5.4 million settlement agreement. “The trial was a complete victory. The settlement was a complete victory,” said attorney Seth Lehrman, who represented 65 members...
NEW: Mother of Wellington boy killed in dirt bike accident files wrongful death lawsuit

NEW: Mother of Wellington boy killed in dirt bike accident files wrongful death lawsuit

A woman in West Palm Beach whose 13-year-old son died in a dirt bike accident a year ago is suing the mother of her late son’s friend for $15,000.  On April 21, 2017, Jonathan Gonzalez and his friend were thrown off a dirt bike in the area of the C-8 Canal, north of Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington. Gonzalez died shortly after the incident from extensive traumatic head injuries, and...
JUST IN: FHP arrests woman in Boynton ‘road rage’ incident on I-95

JUST IN: FHP arrests woman in Boynton ‘road rage’ incident on I-95

Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested a woman late Friday who they say hit a woman with her car earlier this week on the southbound Interstate 95 ramp to Gateway Boulevard.  LiShell Jacobs, 30, faces charges of driving with a suspended license causing serious death or injury, and aggravated battery. She was ordered by Judge Frank Castor to be held on a $105,000 bond at the Palm Beach County...
Trump, en route to golf club, predicts Michael Cohen won’t ‘flip’

Trump, en route to golf club, predicts Michael Cohen won’t ‘flip’

President Donald Trump’s motorcade arrives at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach this morning. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post) Moments after he arrived at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach this morning, President Donald Trump blasted a New York Times article that said his personal attorney,...
NEW: Man accused of elderly abuse at assisted living home near West Palm

NEW: Man accused of elderly abuse at assisted living home near West Palm

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man on Friday after an investigation revealed he mistreated the elderly at an assisted living facility in suburban West Palm Beach.  A judge ordered Bhoodram Parsaram, 52, be held at the county jail on a $2,000 bond Saturday morning on charges of abuse of an elderly person and neglect of an elderly person. A state attorney...
Stormy Daniels' attorney talks about 'locked and loaded' DVD, Sean Hannity

Stormy Daniels' attorney talks about 'locked and loaded' DVD, Sean Hannity

The attorney for Stormy Daniels reiterated that a DVD of evidence of the adult film actress’ affair with President Donald Trump is “locked and loaded,” Newsweek reported.  Michael Avenatti appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” and in the online-only Overtime segment, the attorney was grilled about the DVD, which he teased with a photograph...
Cerabino: ‘Press 1’ for relief from those annoying robocalls

Cerabino: ‘Press 1’ for relief from those annoying robocalls

These days, when my cellphone or landline rings, I’m never surprised that it’s a robocall. Even with being on a do-not-call list and having a call-screening application on my mobile phone, day in and day out, I’m bombarded by the “Hi, this is Tom” health-care guy, some lucky news about a vacation resort, or “Rachel, from card services.” So I was happy to learn...
UPDATE: Northbound Turnpike lanes open near Gardens-Jupiter after crash

UPDATE: Northbound Turnpike lanes open near Gardens-Jupiter after crash

UPDATE 12 p.m.: Northbound Turnpike lanes between PGA Boulevard and Indiantown Road have reopened.  UPDATE 11 a.m.: All northbound Turnpike lanes remain closed between PGA Boulevard and Indiantown Road. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a motorcycle. One person was flown to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in critical condition, according to FHP. Another...
Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Analogopolis Records, Films, Games & Things is a mouthful of a title for a record store. Let owner Tom Procyk explain. “There are all these record stores with crazy names,” he said. “I was looking for something hard to say and hard to pronounce, but once you hear it you won’t forget it.” The 36-year-old music enthusiast opened Analogopolis (rough translation: city of...
3 fun things happening now — and soon — in Lake Worth

3 fun things happening now — and soon — in Lake Worth

1. Oliver: The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life at the Lake Worth Playhouse through April 29. Follow Oliver’s journey on the streets of Victorian England from poor house to pickpocket and finally the true love of family. For tickets, click here. 2. Coffee Clatch at Compass: It’s a social group focusing on the mature LGBT+...
Utah parents killed themselves, kids after mom falsely believed she had cancer

Utah parents killed themselves, kids after mom falsely believed she had cancer

   The parents of the Utah family of four found dead in a murder-suicide in November planned violence in advance because the mother falsely believed she was terminally ill, according to a newly released police report obtained by PEOPLE. » RELATED: Man moving family to Florida killed in crash involving 1 18-wheelers Text messages in both French and English uncovered by police...
Spirit Ride shows up in West Palm, Boynton with directive for drivers

Spirit Ride shows up in West Palm, Boynton with directive for drivers

The life of Woodson Metellus, then 18, was forever changed when his father, Arnold Metellus, a 59-year-old Haitian immigrant who lived in Boynton Beach and worked as a Road Ranger, was standing next to a disabled vehicle at 1 a.m., Oct. 26, 2014 near the Palmetto Park Road exit northbound Interstate 95 In one moment he was a hard-working husband, and father to a high school student. In the next moment...
Nina and Pinta replicas dock at Harbourside Place

Nina and Pinta replicas dock at Harbourside Place

It was a calm morning at the Harbourside Place dock where two huge wooden ships sat. A small crew was quickly tying knots, adjusting sails and setting up for visitors that were expected to arrive soon. Carved in the back of the 85-foot, black colored ship was the word “Pinta” and in front was the Nina — a 65-foot beauty. These two vessels are replicas of the ones Christopher Columbus...
Boynton to buy programs to improve garbage pick up, 911 dispatch

Boynton to buy programs to improve garbage pick up, 911 dispatch

Residents could notice an improvement in the city’s 911 dispatch and garbage pick-up services following the City Commission’s approval this week for staff to buy upgraded programs for both. The city’s dispatch program now requires call-takers to ask irrelevant information and provides instructions for only medical calls. The new one has protocols for...
 NEW: Authorities arrest 14 migrants near Singer Island

 NEW: Authorities arrest 14 migrants near Singer Island

Authorities arrested 14 migrants who attempted to come ashore Thursday night near Singer Island.  The situation unfolded at about 10:30 p.m. Those taken into custody included seven Haitians, four Bolivians and three Chinese, Homeland Security spokesman Nestor Yglesias said.  No other details were disclosed as the incident remains under investigation. 
Ex-Santaluces student gets 35 years for killing classmate in 2012

Ex-Santaluces student gets 35 years for killing classmate in 2012

After more than six years, countless hearings and a week-long trial, Janice Coogle-Robertson arrived at the Palm Beach County Courthouse on Friday wearing a T-shirt that made it clear she wanted a long sentence for her son’s killer. “Justice for Mike,” read the back of the T-shirt. On the front was a photo of the smiling face of her 16-year-old son, Michael, a Santaluces Community...
When is Barbara Bush’s funeral?

When is Barbara Bush’s funeral?

Barbara Bush’s funeral arrangements are set for this weekend in Houston. >> Read more trending news  A public viewing for the former first lady was held on Friday, where approximately 2,500 mourners paid their respects. The private funeral service for Bush is set for Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Attendance at the service is by invitation only...
Florida’s medical marijuana registry hits 100,000

Florida’s medical marijuana registry hits 100,000

In a sign that Floridians are embracing the state’s freshly minted medical marijuana program, the state’s official cannabis registry has topped 100,000 patients. The Florida Department of Health counted 100,576 patients as of Friday, and about 2,500 people join the list each week. “Hitting 100,000 patients in Florida really shows us that people are being helped by medical marijuana...
One-armed Gardens golfer, 7, to be on Steve Harvey’s ‘Little Big Shots’

One-armed Gardens golfer, 7, to be on Steve Harvey’s ‘Little Big Shots’

Tommy Morrissey, a 7-year-old golf prodigy born with one arm, is no stranger to the spotlight. RELATED: Honda Classic 2017: Inspirational Gardens boy missing arm outhits pros He appeared on “The Ellen Show” when he was 3 years old. He traveled to Indonesia at age 4 to inspire other children with physical differences. He challenged PGA pros at the Honda Classic last year to raise money...
West Palm officer makes history as city’s first woman SWAT member

West Palm officer makes history as city’s first woman SWAT member

Before West Palm Beach police even hired her, Sarah Burgoon knew she’d be the department’s first woman SWAT member.  The undaunted 35-year-old officer didn’t think it’d be easy. She didn’t want it to be.  This month, Burgoon ran, shot and sweated her way past her male colleagues and into West Palm Beach history. She is the first woman to make the department&rsquo...
Five shootings and a final crash: The last days of Hugo Selva

Five shootings and a final crash: The last days of Hugo Selva

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the calls to 911 started coming in just before 10 a.m.  “I’m on 95 northbound, just south of Belvedere Road and there’s some guy just driving backward,” the caller said. “I saw him really clearly. He looks like he was high on drugs, to be honest with you.” 
NEW: Two face charges as failed drug heist ends with man shot in buttocks

NEW: Two face charges as failed drug heist ends with man shot in buttocks

A U.S. Marshals task force this week arrested two Port St. Lucie teenagers on charges that they tried to rob a home where marijuana allegedly was being sold — and shot the homeowner in the buttocks in the process. Howard Anthony Gookool, 18, and a 16-year-old were arrested after the incident Saturday night at a home on the 3100 block of Southwest Street. Both live in Port St. Lucie. The State...
SATURDAY: R&B superstar appearing at West Palm’s Heart & Soul Fest

SATURDAY: R&B superstar appearing at West Palm’s Heart & Soul Fest

1. Heart & Soul Fest returns Saturday from 2-8 p.m. in the Historic Northwest District across from the Sunset Lounge. The free event features music, soul food and family fun. And the city will be giving away free trees, as well. Entertainment includes R&B superstar Kenny Lattimore at 6:45 p.m., along with local bands Andrew Luv and the Franchise Players and the Valerie Tyson Band. In addition to the...
Developer proposes more apartments in Boynton Beach, off Gateway

Developer proposes more apartments in Boynton Beach, off Gateway

A developer wants to bring more apartments to the city off Gateway Boulevard just east of Renaissance Commons, and would call them Quantum Lake Villas West. Olen Development proposes 104 rental apartments in four, two-story buildings on 4.4 acres. There would be 80 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units. Sign up for The Post’s Boynton Beach newsletter The City...
NEW: 15-year-old charged in Greenacres-area armed carjacking 

NEW: 15-year-old charged in Greenacres-area armed carjacking 

A 15-year-old Lantana boy appeared at a court hearing Friday morning after prosecutors decided to try him as an adult in an alleged armed carjacking.  David Mornoe-Scarboro was denied bond during an arraignment hearing before Judge Ted Booras at the Palm Beach County Jail. The teen is accused in an alleged armed carjacking on the morning Feb. 23 on South Military Trail, just east of the...
Palm Beach County unemployment falls, but job creation slow

Palm Beach County unemployment falls, but job creation slow

Workers are in short supply in Palm Beach County, but so are new jobs. In another month of mixed signals from Palm Beach County’s job market, the region’s unemployment rate fell in March even as job growth remained weak. Palm Beach County unemployment dipped to 3.6 percent in March, down from 3.7 percent in February, the state labor department said Friday. Related: Despite robust pay,...
Slow-moving cool front to bring rain, but when and how low for temps?

Slow-moving cool front to bring rain, but when and how low for temps?

Winter lobs another cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday night through Monday. But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, with sultry overnights in the low 70s and high 60s. The slow-moving low-pressure system...
Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to Mar-a-Lago after 5 hours at golf club

Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to Mar-a-Lago after 5 hours at golf club

UPDATE 8 p.m.: The president tweeted that “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site.”  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North...
Teen out on bond in fatal 2016 crash arrested in WPB shooting

Teen out on bond in fatal 2016 crash arrested in WPB shooting

A teen out on bond in a fatal 2016 crash now faces an attempted murder charge in a shooting Tuesday morning at a West Palm Beach apartment complex.  Marauavious Hill, 19, of Riviera Beach was arrested late Thursday for reportedly shooting at a man and his sister shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Palm Grove Apartments. Judge Ted Booras on Friday morning ordered Hill held without bail...
Always a Palm Beach connection: Mar-a-Lago gets passing mention in Comey memos

Always a Palm Beach connection: Mar-a-Lago gets passing mention in Comey memos

View from the west of Mar-a-Lago during last month’s Palm Beach County GOP fundraiser there. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump was tweeting from Mar-a-Lago late Thursday night and early this morning about fired FBI Director James Comey, his book tour and the release of 15 pages of redacted memos Comey wrote after meetings...
NEW: Greenacres-area man accused of molesting 12-year-old child

NEW: Greenacres-area man accused of molesting 12-year-old child

A Greenacres-area man is facing a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old child, according to an arrest report. Fernando Calderon, 62, was arrested April 13 and released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday after posting a $50,000 bond. Calderon was asked by the victim’s parents to pick up their child, who had become sick while attending school...
NASA oceanographer, local man want to bring a yellow submarine ‘home’

NASA oceanographer, local man want to bring a yellow submarine ‘home’

Two days before Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy in 1969, another historic NASA mission of discovery was happening almost unnoticed 153 miles south in Palm Beach County. The Ben Franklin, a research submarine — yes, a yellow (and white) submarine — launched July 14, 1969, from the Port of Palm Beach on a 30-day mission to explore the Gulf Stream, for what NASA oceanographer Gene...
BREAKING: Greenacres-area Publix sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket

BREAKING: Greenacres-area Publix sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket

One of Thursday’s three winning Fantasy 5 tickets was sold at a Publix just south of Greenacres, the Florida Lottery said. The Publix Super Market at the Lantana Plaza Shopping Center on Jog Road near Lantana Road sold a ticket with the winning combination of 7-11-13-16-20. It paid $67,327.45. The other winning tickets were sold in Orlando and Campbellton, a small town in Florida&rsquo...
LATEST: Boynton police say man tried to run scooter off road with car

LATEST: Boynton police say man tried to run scooter off road with car

A 58-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after Boynton Beach police said he twice tried to use his car to force a motor scooter off the road. Boynton Beach police arrested Robert Herington on one count each of aggravated assault and of battery. He remained in custody at the Palm Beach County Jail on Friday morning after a judge set his bail at $26,000. The incident took place at about 5...
Love SunFest? Score free tickets to SunFest 2018

Love SunFest? Score free tickets to SunFest 2018

One of South Florida’s largest music festivals, (and our favorite) SunFest,  kicks off in just 13 days. And if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, hold off. You could score FREE ones this weekend. How? Hop on the Brightline train. Yes, that’s right. Take a train ride this Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win two general admission tickets to SunFest 2018. Brightline...
Great Give, a countywide fund-raising day, returns on Tuesday

Great Give, a countywide fund-raising day, returns on Tuesday

The Great Give for Palm Beach and Martin counties is back for the fifth year with a more ambitious fund-raising goal and a larger roster of non-profits in search of support. The event is from midnight to midnight Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This year, 485 charities are participating, up from 405 in 2017. Tuesday’s fund-raising goal: $2.25 million. In 2017, $2.1 million was raised. Since the Great...
Cold front may mean weekend washout for South Florida

Cold front may mean weekend washout for South Florida

Winter lobs another cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday through Monday. But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, with sultry overnights in the low 70s and high 60s. The slow-moving...
What’s behind the amazing revival of wading birds in South Florida?

What’s behind the amazing revival of wading birds in South Florida?

Bellwethers of Everglades health balance on long skinny legs the color of driftwood at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach. Perched in tangles of branches woven into treetops, fuzzy heads of white down and muted orange beaks indicate the wobbly aviators are fledgling wood storks old enough to stretch their wings, but too awkward to leave the nest just yet. Wood stork nests are a key...
Little progress year after Jupiter bought lot to ease traffic woes

Little progress year after Jupiter bought lot to ease traffic woes

It’s been a year since the Town of Jupiter bought a 2-acre lot next to Jupiter High School with the goal of improving safety for motorists. But since the $2.8 million purchase on April 4, 2017, little progress has been made. “We have cleared the land,” said Mayor Todd Wodraska about the vacant property, which had become a dumping ground for trash and a gathering spot for homeless...
Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston

Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston

The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner and several of Houston's leading clergy members from different faiths offered tributes to Bush. She died at her Houston home Tuesday at age 92. Hundreds attended the City Hall event on Thursday. The Houston Children's Chorus, a choir of 60 children that...
In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night. The 15 pages...
Palm Beach Gardens voters to get 3 ballot questions in August

Palm Beach Gardens voters to get 3 ballot questions in August

Palm Beach Gardens voters may have a sense of deja vu come August when they see similar questions on their ballots to those that appeared in March. Palm Beach Gardens is revisiting proposed changes to term limits and the city charter, after a judge tossed questions from the March ballot. The judge determined the questions were misleading after the ballots had been printed, and votes cast for them...
Trump today: First lady but not president will attend Barbara Bush funeral

Trump today: First lady but not president will attend Barbara Bush funeral

The White House announced today that Donald Trump would not attend former first lady Barbara Bush's memorial service Saturday "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service." The president is expected to stay at Mar-a-Lago while first lady Melania Trump flies to Houston for the funeral, the Associated Press reports...
Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources. The potential $1 billion fine would be largest ever imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the bank's main national regulator, and the Consumer Financial Protection...
Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate

Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate

Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton's former running mate in a U.S. Senate race heaped praise on President Donald Trump at a debate Thursday while arguing over who would be more loyal to the president if elected. Trump was a central focus of the hour-long debate, which pitted a polished young up-and-comer who has the backing of the establishment wing of the state party against an...
Pilots find small monkey at shopping center in Hallandale Beach 

Pilots find small monkey at shopping center in Hallandale Beach 

A monkey was seen by a group of pilots getting coffee today at the Diplomat Shopping Center in Hallandale Beach. Several monkeys have been spotted in South Florida recently, WPLG reports. Monkeys were also seen in North Miami Beach and Cooper City. The Aventura Police Department received calls Tuesday about a similar monkey that may be in the area. It is unknown how many monkeys are in the South Florida...
Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in wake of Michael Cohen criminal investigation

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in wake of Michael Cohen criminal investigation

Former New York mayor and major Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s legal team, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  Giuliani, one of the first and one of the staunchest supporters of Trump’s presidential bid, will be assisting Trump’s legal team with the Russia investigation, according to CNN. Trump is said to be extremely...
Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

An Indiana man is facing charges after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her pregnant mother with a gun he left in the woman's car, police said Thursday. Menzo Brazier, 21, of Michigan City was charged Thursday with two counts each of criminal recklessness and neglect of a dependent. He's being held in the Lake County Jail in Crown Point. Merrillville police said Shanique Thomas, who is seven...

Correction: School Security-Illinois story

In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also misspelled the name of one the center's employees. Her name is Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, not Michelle Mbekani-Wiley. A corrected version...
Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach

Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach

It was a concept that swept into Palm Beach’s Esplanade Plaza, filling an out-of-the-way, second-story space with the aromas of modern Mediterranean cuisine.  But like the restaurants that had tried and failed in the space before it, sleek and stylish Costa Palm Beach could not make it work. The restaurant permanently closed on Thursday. “I’m really proud of what we...

Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

Someone fired through the window of a north Florida restaurant Thursday afternoon, killing two deputies who were getting food, officials said. Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz identified the slain deputies during a news conference as Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25. The deputies were getting food at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton when the shooter walked up to the building...
Shake up in PBC judicial races: McAuliffe switches seats; Tendrich out

Shake up in PBC judicial races: McAuliffe switches seats; Tendrich out

With more than a week to go before candidates officially begin qualifying for the August elections, there has already been some shake-ups in Palm Beach County’s judicial races. Former Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe has switched seats and will no longer run against Scott Kerner, the brother of County Commissioner David Kerner. Instead of challenging Kerner for the seat being...
Retired nurse tried to save dying woman on terrifying Southwest flight

Retired nurse tried to save dying woman on terrifying Southwest flight

A retired nurse aboard the frightening Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday jumped into action when flight attendants called for medical help for an injured passenger who was almost sucked out of a broken window. >> Read more trending news  One of the jet’s engines exploded in midair about 30 minutes after the plane took off from New York’s La Guardia Airport enroute to...
Trump in Palm Beach: Takes ‘incredible education’ trip to Key West

Trump in Palm Beach: Takes ‘incredible education’ trip to Key West

President Donald Trump took a side trip from Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to get “an incredible education” at a military facility that combats drug trafficking and criminal networks in Key West. Trump, who is spending the week at his Palm Beach estate and hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe there on Tuesday and Wednesday, left Mar-a-Lago about 10:50 a.m. Thursday. He made the 5-mile trip...
Boca High co-valedictorian inspired by grandfather

Boca High co-valedictorian inspired by grandfather

When she was a sophomore at Boca Raton High School, Lauren Morejón co-founded and led an organization called Project Outreach with her twin sister, AnaMichele. They developed a team of volunteers to produce an inspiring, uplifting show of dancers and singers titled “I Rise,” dedicated to their late grandfather. For Lauren, 17, the co-valedictorian for the Bobcats, Project Outreach...
BREAKING: Man wounded in Boynton Beach shooting

BREAKING: Man wounded in Boynton Beach shooting

A man was taken to Delray Medical Center on Thursday afternoon after being shot, Boynton Beach police said. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Northwest Fourth Street. No other details were immediately available. 
EXCLUSIVE: Miami man guilty of stalking ex-ballerina for 31 years

EXCLUSIVE: Miami man guilty of stalking ex-ballerina for 31 years

It was the night after Christmas in 2011, just before 9 p.m. on Seabreeze Avenue in Palm Beach, and Elizabeth and Mark Schulhof had just returned to their vacation home from a dinner out with their two young sons. Elizabeth Schulhof remembered that she was with her 7-year-old boy and was headed to check on the 12-month old baby she’d left behind with a nanny when she heard a knock on the door...
Allamanda student’s rare disorder inspires family to help others

Allamanda student’s rare disorder inspires family to help others

In many ways, Nevaeh Myers is a typical 9-year-old who loves coloring, reading and riding around her Tequesta neighborhood on her scooter. RELATED: From the operating room to the ballroom: Dancing on stage fulfills heart transplant recipient’s dreams But a sliver missing from her 22nd chromosome wreaked havoc on her heart when she was a baby. Her pediatrician detected a heart murmur at her 2-month-old...
Statue honors late Boynton Beach police officer, K9 partner

Statue honors late Boynton Beach police officer, K9 partner

With tears in his eyes, Boynton Beach police officer Mark Sohn remembered his friend and colleague. “Joe was an excellent cop, a phenomenal father, a great family man and even the people he arrested, he treated with dignity and even when he had to get rough with some of them, they respected him for that,” Sohn said of Officer Joseph Crowder. “Even some of the criminals today mention...
Applicants sought for free Criminal Justice Academy in the Glades

Applicants sought for free Criminal Justice Academy in the Glades

Applications are being accepted from people interested in participating in the Glades Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy that will begin in June. Sessions will be held on five consecutive Mondays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning June 4 at the Belle Glade Library at 725 N.W. 4th St. The classes are free and dinner will be served. The academy, which offers people the opportunity to meet key players...
Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote. In a 50-49 vote Thursday, Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine, a Navy Reserve pilot, was confirmed as NASA's 13th administrator, an agency that usually is kept away from partisanship. His three predecessors...
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced Thursday came as the two sides prepared for a trial that was scheduled...
Manhattan nanny guilty in brutal stabbing deaths of 2 young children

Manhattan nanny guilty in brutal stabbing deaths of 2 young children

A Manhattan nanny accused of stabbing to death the two young children in her care more than five years ago has been convicted of murder after jurors rejected her claim that she was too mentally ill to know what she was doing. Yoselyn Ortega, 55, will be sentenced May 14 for first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the deaths of Leo Krim, 2, and his sister, Lucia “Lulu&rdquo...
Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care. Bexar (bayr) County prosecutor Jason Goss revealed the confessions Wednesday during a court hearing for 67-year-old Genene Jones. Goss says Jones told a parole board in 1998 that she injected children. He says...
Boynton’s City Hall, police station and library to temporarily move

Boynton’s City Hall, police station and library to temporarily move

Starting this summer, residents will pay water bills, check out books and file police reports in a makeshift City Hall, library and police station. The city will temporarily move the three for about two years while the current buildings are torn down to make space for new, up-to-date ones as part of the $250 million Town Square redevelopment project. Boynton’s police...
EXCLUSIVE: Under fire, Riviera council gives up $12,000 stipends

EXCLUSIVE: Under fire, Riviera council gives up $12,000 stipends

Riviera Beach City Council members, who give themselves the biggest car and travel allowances in the state along with a stipend in addition to their salary to oversee the city water department, have rescinded one of those perks — the $12,000 annual individual stipend. They voted Monday to drop the perk, effective immediately, after several months of negative publicity over their spending and...
BREAKING: Investigators locate vehicle suspected in Boynton hit-and-run

BREAKING: Investigators locate vehicle suspected in Boynton hit-and-run

Authorities have found and taken possession of a vehicle believed to have been used in an hit-and-run crash Tuesday night on an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Boynton Beach.  Florida Highway Patrol investigators will collect and process evidence from the vehicle,  spokesman Lt. Alvaro Feola said. He did not disclose what type of vehicle was involved or how it was located. FHP investigators still...
Girl, 9, reunites with Boca Raton nurses after her touching letter

Girl, 9, reunites with Boca Raton nurses after her touching letter

Adriana Boucher met the nurses from West Boca Medical Center under unfortunate circumstances a few months ago, but Wednesday, the 9-year-old from Boca Raton and her nurses were all smiles after a touching letter reunited them. When Adriana developed hives on her skin and complained of abdominal and throat pain about two months ago, her parents knew they had to get her to a hospital. In the middle...
Free Melania! First lady needs some relief during Mar-a-Lago trips

Free Melania! First lady needs some relief during Mar-a-Lago trips

It’s during these presidential trips to Mar-a-Lago that I feel sorry for first lady Melania Trump. OK, I always feel sorry for Melania. But when she’s with her husband in Palm Beach, I feel extra sorry. Donald Trump’s in his glory down here. He gets to occupy most of his days with leisurely outings to his nearby golf course punctuated by high-level strategy briefings from his...
Wellington water plant lauded; $16 million in work to begin this year

Wellington water plant lauded; $16 million in work to begin this year

Wellington’s water treatment plant has received a prestigious state award, as village officials gear up for a multimillion-dollar project to replace an aging part of the facility. At a conference last week, the American Water Works Association’s Florida Section named the plant on Wellington Trace the Most Improved Water Treatment Plant in the state for last year. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign...
Philadelphia Starbucks arrest: Men say manager called 911 minutes after they arrived

Philadelphia Starbucks arrest: Men say manager called 911 minutes after they arrived

Two black men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week after the coffee shop’s manager called 911 to report them for trespassing spoke publicly for the first time Thursday. Police detained the men after Starbucks employees said the pair was denied the use of the store’s bathroom and refused to leave, police Commissioner Richard Ross said. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson told...
JUST IN: Armored truck driver accused of stealing $80,000 

JUST IN: Armored truck driver accused of stealing $80,000 

An armored truck driver from Mangonia Park was arrested this week after he allegedly stole $80,000 from his company.  Authorities said Evens Belot, 49, never returned a bag of cash that belonged to his employer, Loomis Armored U.S. in Mangonia Park. He was arrested Wednesday on one count of grand theft over $20,000.  He was released the same day after posting $5,000 bail. According...
NEW: West Palm man shot multiple times on day he was accused of sex assault

NEW: West Palm man shot multiple times on day he was accused of sex assault

A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times on the day he was accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman, according to an arrest report. Frederick Alexander Tolbert of West Palm Beach is facing two counts of sexual assault and remains hospitalized, according to court records. The victim told a Palm Beach County sheriff’s detective that she was in bed April 8 when Tolbert assaulted...
Old cannon on the island pointed at West Palm — for attack or adornment?

Old cannon on the island pointed at West Palm — for attack or adornment?

Relations between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are not always easy. Last year when West Palm pushed to build an office tower next to the bridge Palm Beachers rely upon to get to and from the island, verbal salvos were exchanged across city commission chamber lines. But many years ago there was a time when the town aimed actual artillery at the city. Part of that history turned up recently during...
Man likely injured back hanging TV bought with stolen credit card, Delray police say

Man likely injured back hanging TV bought with stolen credit card, Delray police say

Delray Beach police, a report says, found Steven Shapiro in a Fort Lauderdale rehab center. He said he was recovering from back surgery. When detectives played surveillance-camera video showing the Illinois native walking through area stores clad in a Chicago Cubs T-shirt, he admitted he’d bought $1,823 worth of items using credit cards he’d stolen from his landlord.  One item...
Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day is every year on April 22. The intention is to raise awareness about the planet we live in and to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Want to participate? Here’s a list of Earth Day activities around Palm Beach County.  The Palm Beach Zoo’s party will be filled with educational, engaging and fun activities for the entire family. Eco-friendly crafts and animal...
NEW: Overdose numbers continue to dwindle in Delray Beach

NEW: Overdose numbers continue to dwindle in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH — Overdoses are on the decline in Delray Beach, continuing a trend that started last year. The latest data collected by the Delray Beach Police Department shows there were fewer citywide drug overdoses in March than that time frame last year and in 2016, when there was a record-breaking number of reported overdoses. As the country grapples with the widespread opioid epidemic...
Hurricane Irma’s unlikely victim: Florida’s supply of CBD

Hurricane Irma’s unlikely victim: Florida’s supply of CBD

Hurricane Irma terrified Floridians and spurred a mass evacuation. It also exacted a toll on the state’s supply of cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-euphoric pot product that patients use to control seizures, migraines and inflammation. Curaleaf, one of seven pot producers in the state, grows cannabis in southwestern Miami-Dade County. The cultivation facility took just a glancing blow when...
Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ on Sunday

Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ on Sunday

When other kids were enjoying their vacation during the summer of 2017, Jupiter’s Treasure Stein, then 9, was inside, pouring over massive amounts of information like New York subway maps and math problems. When her siblings were playing, she was studying. And on Sunday, the rest of the world gets to see the pay-off. “It was worth it,” says Treasure, who will be a contestant on...
THINGS TO DO: Italian feast in Gardens, North Palm clubhouse closing

THINGS TO DO: Italian feast in Gardens, North Palm clubhouse closing

CLUBHOUSE CLOSING CELEBRATION North Palm Beach is throwing a party for the closing of its 55-year-old clubhouse. Locals will gather to share memories and spend time with friends and neighbors 1 to 6 p.m. April 28 at the Village Clubhouse, 951 U.S. 1. RELATED: IN DEPTH: What’s driving spending on posh clubhouses in north county? The village will demolish the clubhouse in June to make way for...
This weekend: Delray Beach’s Morikami Museum to hold Hatsume Fair

This weekend: Delray Beach’s Morikami Museum to hold Hatsume Fair

DELRAY BEACH — Ring in the spring at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens’ largest annual festival, the Hatsume Fair, with Japanese street food, martial arts and bonsai demonstrations and an anime-inspired costume contest. During the fair, Morikami’s tranquil gardens will transform into a bustling festival to celebrate the first bud of spring with several events...
Ocwen CEO to retire, get $2.8 million

Ocwen CEO to retire, get $2.8 million

The CEO of embattled mortgage firm Ocwen Financial will retire June 30, the company said Thursday. Ronald Faris’ departure package includes lump sums totaling $2.8 million. Faris will be succeeded by Glen Messina, 56. The management shakeup is part of West Palm Beach-based Ocwen’s merger with PHH Mortgage of Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Messina was president and CEO of PHH, a troubled mortgage...
BREAKING: Student found with knife at Lake Worth elementary school 

BREAKING: Student found with knife at Lake Worth elementary school 

A North Grade Elementary student brought a pocket knife to school Wednesday, according to a robocall sent to parents that evening.  The student had the knife in a backpack and showed it to another student, who then notified a teacher, according to the call.  It was not immediately known how long the student had the knife in the backpack or when in the school day the student notified...
'National School Walkout’: Everything you need to know about Friday’s event

'National School Walkout’: Everything you need to know about Friday’s event

Thousands of students across the country are set to walk out of class on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. More than 2,500 groups have signed up for the “National School Walkout,” a student-led protest aimed at bolstering the discussion about gun-control measures. Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore who started a Change.org petition...
WATCH: Tennessee football Vol Walk, Jeremy Pruitt’s first march to Neyland Stadium

WATCH: Tennessee football Vol Walk, Jeremy Pruitt’s first march to Neyland Stadium

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee first-year coach Jeremy Pruitt often says he remembers the dominant Vols of yesteryear, from his days growing up in Alabama and playing for the Crimson Tide. RELATED: Tennessee football Orange and White Game TV channel, radio, online stream That’s the Tennessee football he aims to restore, and that’s the type of support he requested...
West Virginia signee Jordan McCabe performed like top 5 prospect during AAU circuit, per ESPN

West Virginia signee Jordan McCabe performed like top 5 prospect during AAU circuit, per ESPN

Numbers never lie, but at the very least, they may not accurately portray just how impressive of a prospect West Virginia signee Jordan McCabe is.   Rivals ranks the Kaukauna (Wi.) star as the nation’s No. 143 player overall, while 247Sports ranked the 5-foot-10 floor general even lower at No. 160. Only ESPN dubbed McCabe as a top 100 prospect, slotting...
WATCH: Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool looks healthy on beastly TD

WATCH: Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool looks healthy on beastly TD

Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool is going to be integral to the success of the Irish offense in 2018, so many are watching him closely on Saturday in the Blue-Gold Game to see where he is at health-wise. After undergoing offseason surgery and missing the early portion of spring practice, Claypool returned earlier this month and on Saturday he made it clear that he&rsquo...
Kansas State spring game 2018: Score, live updates

Kansas State spring game 2018: Score, live updates

Kansas State football will play its annual spring game on Saturday, April 21 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. With holes to fill at several positions and a battle at quarterback underway this offseason, fans will be treated to a glimpse of what to expect from the Wildcats this fall as Bill Snyder enters his 27th season as Kansas State’s coach...
Live updates: UCLA Bruins 2018 spring game

Live updates: UCLA Bruins 2018 spring game

Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins conclude their spring practices on Saturday with an annual spring game. Saturday’s spring game will be the unveiling of Kelly’s spread offense with the Bruins. Kelly declared that this year’s spring game might be modified due to depth. But the action at Drake Stadium will provide spectators a sneak preview of what’s ahead...
Barbara Bush funeral: George H.W. Bush wears special socks in literacy campaign tribute

Barbara Bush funeral: George H.W. Bush wears special socks in literacy campaign tribute

Former President George H.W. Bush is known for wearing festive socks. He wore a special pair of socks Saturday to the funeral of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, in tribute to her work in literacy awareness. >> Read more trending news  Barbara Bush, the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd, died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. Bush...
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