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Frankel: Family splits at border is ‘government-inflicted child abuse’

After visiting immigrant detention facilities in Texas, where she said she saw children living in large metal cages and spoke with sobbing mothers through translators, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel demanded more government action and denounced what she said was a “(Donald) Trump-manufactured crisis at our border.” Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, stood outside the city’s federal courthouse...
WATCH: Two iguanas tussle at Boca Starbucks 

WATCH: Two iguanas tussle at Boca Starbucks 

A woman stopped by a Starbucks in Boca Raton Saturday and captured an unexpected battle between two iguanas.  Shannon Moskoff was driving behind a Starbucks around 10 a.m. when she thought she saw a large tree branch -- and that’s when it moved. She rushed to grab her iPhone and started filming.  The video shows two large iguanas going toe-to-toe in the parking lot.  <iframe...
FHP: Pahokee man dies in Martin County car crash

FHP: Pahokee man dies in Martin County car crash

A Pahokee man died Saturday night after his car crashed into a chain-link fence and hit a tree in Martin County near Lake Okeechobee, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Corey Bernard Anthony, 48, was driving westbound on Kanner Highway at about 10:30 p.m. when his car veered to the left and left the road, according to FHP, hitting a fence and a tree. FHP said Anthony died at the scene. FHP said...
Editorial: Courts must protect Florida’s environment from lawmakers

Editorial: Courts must protect Florida’s environment from lawmakers

A Tallahassee judge has affirmed what most of us already knew: Florida lawmakers have flouted the will of voters by failing to comply with a constitutional amendment meant to buy and preserve fragile lands. Score one each for state’s environment and voters. It shouldn’t be this way, of course — our courts having to so publicly spank the hands of our lawmakers. But our Republican-dominated...
UPDATE: Vehicle hits 2 trucks in Boynton crash, sends 8 to hospital

UPDATE: Vehicle hits 2 trucks in Boynton crash, sends 8 to hospital

A vehicle crashed into two trucks while driving west on Hypoluxo Road on Saturday afternoon, sending one child to the trauma center and seven others to the hospital, according to Boynton Beach Police. The vehicle’s driver, 34-year-old Rose Wilmer, was driving with six passengers, including five under 18, police said. One child involved in the three-car crash was taken to the trauma center at...
NEW: 3 fun things happening in Lake Worth

NEW: 3 fun things happening in Lake Worth

1. “Flashdance The Musical”: July 5-22 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. The play tells story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. To buy tickets, click here ...
Here’s what Palm Beach State plans to do with beloved Gardens preschool

Here’s what Palm Beach State plans to do with beloved Gardens preschool

When Palm Beach State College announced an unpopular plan to close a preschool on its Palm Beach Gardens campus, the college’s leaders said they had no choice. RELATED: Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school The school, the Center for Early Learning, was costing too much money to operate, and they desperately needed the site for office space for employees, they said...
UPDATE: Three-car crash in Boynton sends eight to the hospital, including one child

UPDATE: Three-car crash in Boynton sends eight to the hospital, including one child

A three-car pileup on Hypoluxo Road across from Freedom Shores Elementary School sent a child to the trauma center and seven others to the hospital, Boynton Beach police said.  The child was taken to the trauma center at Delray Medical Center. The other seven people were transported to JFK Medical Center, police said.  The accident, which happened just after 1 p.m. at Hypoluxo Road and Venetian...
4 exciting things to do in West Palm Beach

4 exciting things to do in West Palm Beach

Art After Dark invites residents to a Community Party on Thursday, July 12, to celebrate entering the home stretch of the Norton’s transformative expansion project. This is the last Art After Dark until Feb. 15, 2019, as the museum, at 1451 S. Olive Ave., is closing to finish interior construction and reinstall art. Art After Dark runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. The evening also includes...
More surveillance cameras, license plate readers coming to Lake Worth

More surveillance cameras, license plate readers coming to Lake Worth

This has not been a good week for Lake Worth. The entire city went dark for hours after a massive power outage Wednesday night. Kilwins , the popular chocolate store, closed its Lake Avenue store after 10 years and Saito’s, the Japanese restaurant on North J street, was closing its doors for good on Saturday. LAKE WORTH READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly...
BREAKING: Judge rules in favor of ‘stand your ground’ motion in Boynton fatal shooting

BREAKING: Judge rules in favor of ‘stand your ground’ motion in Boynton fatal shooting

Palm Beach County Judge Laura Johnson late Friday ruled in favor of  Samuel “Bo” Barber’s “stand your ground” motion that said he shot and killed Kunta Kinte Riddick in self-defense in November. Barber was charged with first-degree murder in the 2017 fatal shooting, but the charges were dismissed in court Friday evening. Johnson said at the end of the day, what...
Neighborhood improvements, worth $10 million, to start in Boynton

Neighborhood improvements, worth $10 million, to start in Boynton

A $10 million neighborhood improvement project set to begin next week will affect about 500 homes, help relieve flooding, improve the look of several neighborhoods, and add a waste water force main to collect waste water from additional neighborhoods along Federal Highway and in Ocean Ridge. Read more Boynton Beach stories here. The project size is large, and will be divided into three phases, but...
Commissioner, affordable-housing builder Paula Ryan runs for mayor

Commissioner, affordable-housing builder Paula Ryan runs for mayor

As a city commissioner since 2015, Paula Ryan has overseen some of West Palm’s poor neighborhoods and some of its wealthiest. She has brought to the job an affinity for big goals that take coalition-building and years of pushing forward, from a pending redesign of U.S. 1 to initiating an alliance with the Purpose-Built Communities, a nonprofit she lured to the city in hopes of coordinating a...
NEW: iPhone stolen from Wellington-area gas station; PBSO seeks suspect

NEW: iPhone stolen from Wellington-area gas station; PBSO seeks suspect

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man it says stole an iPhone X from a gas station just south of Wellington on June 7. Deputies said that the phone was left on the counter at the Mobil station on the northeast corner of State Road 7 and Lake Worth Road. Security-camera footage from the store showed another customer head to...
Dying Lake Worth woman fights to take lawsuit against JFK to court

Dying Lake Worth woman fights to take lawsuit against JFK to court

A year ago, Joyce Sirico was working as an auditor and thinking about her looming retirement, which promised carefree days at the beach and plenty of time for travel. Today, the 60-year-old Lake Worth woman barely has the strength to get out of bed. Ravaged by cancer, Sirico describes her new reality with a wave of her hand. “I’m dying,” she said matter-of-factly. But, while she...
Straw ban ordinance faces pushback from Jupiter town manager

Straw ban ordinance faces pushback from Jupiter town manager

The town’s beach committee will have a special meeting Monday night to hear arguments about the proposed straw ban before it decides whether to present the ordinance to the Town Council. Town Manager Matt Benoit is recommending the town not to get involved with the ordinance, but resident Marilu Cristina Flores, who wrote the ordinance, says she’s pushing for the local government to listen...
Sense of frustration grows in Lake Worth over power outages

Sense of frustration grows in Lake Worth over power outages

Maryann Furth has lived in Lake Worth for 42 years. In that time, she’s run for city commission, served as the South Palm Park Association president, become a widow and, of course, suffered a few power outages. “I get so annoyed when it happens,” she said. “I’m always trying to get more information on what’s going on with the city and get so aggravated.” Furth...
Royal Palm Beach to partner with Lyft to provide rides for seniors

Royal Palm Beach to partner with Lyft to provide rides for seniors

Residents age 65 and older soon will have a new way to get around the village. Royal Palm Beach’s council on Thursday night unanimously approved having Village Manager Ray Liggins enter into a contract with ride-share service Lyft to provide discounted rides for seniors. RELATED: Royal Palm Beach to spray for mosquitoes ahead of Fourth of July The plan has been in the works for months as part...
BREAKING: Vehicle crashes into canal near Lantana; 1 injured

BREAKING: Vehicle crashes into canal near Lantana; 1 injured

One person was injured after a vehicle crashed into canal Friday afternoon near Lantana, just south of the Atlantis city limits, authorities said.  Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the crash at noon. They found the vehicle near the intersection of Lawrence and Lantana roads in water up to its tires.  Three people were inside, authorities said, though only one was...
Greg Norman company to open watersports park at Okeeheelee

Greg Norman company to open watersports park at Okeeheelee

School’s out, and surf’s up at Okeeheelee Park. A company owned by golfing great Greg Norman is preparing to debut a new cable-powered watersports park — the first of its kind in Palm Beach County — on 33.8 acres of land at the northwest end of Okeeheelee Park’s center lake. Shark Wake Park 561 will feature a floating obstacle course called Aqua Park, which is expected...
Plans for popular Metro Diner take step forward in Royal Palm Beach

Plans for popular Metro Diner take step forward in Royal Palm Beach

Plans to bring a popular diner chain to the western communities took a step forward Thursday night as the village council unanimously approved the site plan and architecture for the building that will house a Metro Diner. The 6,800-square-foot building will sit on the south side of the Southern Palm Crossing Shopping Center, which also includes Costco, Panera Bread, HomeGood, Marshalls and Bru&rsquo...
Lake Worth case could spur review of 2,000 inmates sentenced as teens

Lake Worth case could spur review of 2,000 inmates sentenced as teens

Before Dennis Hart was sentenced in 1997 for breaking into three homes and robbing nine people at gunpoint, the Lake Worth High School student apologized to everyone he hurt and thanked everyone who helped him — including the prosecutor and the cops who put him behind bars. “Thank you, thank you for catching me and locking me up and giving me the chance to find myself. Thank you,&rdquo...
BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 29, killed by Brightline train

BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 29, killed by Brightline train

City police say 29-year-old Luke Sherrill ran in front of a northbound Brightline train shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The Boca Raton man’s death is believed to be a suicide, Boynton Beach police said.  The crash took place along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks between East Gateway Boulevard and Miner Road in the city’s north end. Sherrill’s death...
NEW: Why Royal Palm Beach will delay Harvin Center demolition

NEW: Why Royal Palm Beach will delay Harvin Center demolition

The Kevin M. Harvin Center has a little more time to stand, and a child care program has a little more time to find a new home, after the village council gave the facility a stay from the wrecking ball. The Royal Palm Beach council’s unanimous decision at Thursday night’s meeting to not begin demolition until Sept. 1 came after supporters and the director of the YWCA’s Head Start...
UPDATE: Swedish TV star’s Palm Beach shoplifting charge reduced to misdemeanor

UPDATE: Swedish TV star’s Palm Beach shoplifting charge reduced to misdemeanor

"Swedish Hollywood Wives" star Gunilla Persson has had her felony shoplifting charge knocked down to a misdemeanor, court records show. Palm Beach police arrested Persson, 59, who lives in California and has for eight years starred in the popular Scandinavian reality TV show — “Svenska Hollywoodfruar” — on May 22 after she allegedly walked...
BREAKING: Man who posed as 9/11 firefighter pleads guilty to credit-card theft

BREAKING: Man who posed as 9/11 firefighter pleads guilty to credit-card theft

A Palm Beach County judge Friday ordered a sentence of time served on credit-card theft charges for a man who’d also claimed, apparently falsely, that he was a former firefighter who’d had been at Ground Zero on 9/11. Steven Shapiro pleaded guilty Friday to fraud, dealing in stolen property, grand theft and illegal use of credit cards. Judge Samantha Schosberg-Feuer ...
NEW: Riviera man facing attempted homicide charge after reportedly shooting at woman

NEW: Riviera man facing attempted homicide charge after reportedly shooting at woman

A Riviera Beach man faces an attempted homicide charge after a woman told city police he shot at her. Timothy Patterson, 24, is being held without bail on that charge, as well as on weapon and property-damage charges, at the Palm Beach County Jail. He refused to appear Friday morning at a bond hearing before Judge Edward Garrison. Officers responded to a 911 hangup shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday...
JUST IN: Man facing charge of sexual assault at group home 13 years ago

JUST IN: Man facing charge of sexual assault at group home 13 years ago

A suburban West Palm Beach man was arrested Wednesday after deputies said that in 2005, he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old living in the group home where he was employed as a counselor.  Michael A. Wheatley, now 36, is charged with sexual activity with a child in custodial care, court records show. He remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday with his bail set at $250,000...
UPDATE: One arrested, hundreds cited, warned in Greenacres saturation patrol 

UPDATE: One arrested, hundreds cited, warned in Greenacres saturation patrol 

12:45 p.m. UPDATE: One person was arrested and hundreds either cited or warned Thursday during a traffic and DUI saturation patrol in Greenacres, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities issued: — 127 non-criminal citations. — 11 criminal citations. — 85 warnings The sheriff’s office seized 153 grams of drugs, though the types of drugs...
BREAKING: No bail for carjacking suspect who hit deputy after two-county chase

BREAKING: No bail for carjacking suspect who hit deputy after two-county chase

A judge Friday morning denied bail for the man accused of slamming into a deputy’s vehicle last week following a 40-mile chase from Greenacres into southern Martin County. Juan Carlos Carmenate declined to appear at the bond hearing before Judge Edward Garrison at the Palm Beach County Jail. Carmenate, 35, of suburban West Palm Beach faces charges in both Palm Beach and Martin...
Wellington’s not alone: Thousands exposed in municipal website breaches

Wellington’s not alone: Thousands exposed in municipal website breaches

Tammy Avella can’t be blamed for hoping the email saying her credit card number had been stolen was a mistake. She’s aware of the risks of doing business online, but the Wellington resident had been through the same routine just three weeks before: Bank of America detected fraudulent purchases, and Avella shut down the card and started anew. But the email she received while on a cruise...
Delray Beach police file county’s first order to seize guns under new law

Delray Beach police file county’s first order to seize guns under new law

The Delray Beach Police Department on Wednesday became the first Palm Beach County agency to file an order barring someone from possessing or buying firearms under a new “red flag” law crafted in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. The police department petitioned to ban weapon possession for Ricardo Tomas Navamuel, 29, who indicated he wanted...
FPL pays $10 million for land for Palm Beach County’s first solar plant

FPL pays $10 million for land for Palm Beach County’s first solar plant

Florida Power & Light Co. has closed on the site that will be Palm Beach County’s first large utility-scale solar plant. The Hibiscus Solar Energy Center will sit on about 400 acres of land on Westlake’s west side, records show. FPL paid $10 million for the land to Minto Communities, the developer behind Westlake. RELATED: Wellington Regional breaks ground for freestanding ER in Westlake...
How a ‘scrappy’ fighter pilot from Gardens made history in 1958

How a ‘scrappy’ fighter pilot from Gardens made history in 1958

Howard “Scrappy” Johnson is the stuff legends are made of. The 98-year-old retired Air Force colonel is among the dwindling number of vets from his generation left to tell their stories. His claim to fame is setting the world altitude record in 1958 by flying to 91,249 feet in an F-104 Starfighter. He’s clocked 7,000 hours in 15 fighter planes, trained pilots in World War II, and...
NEW: Lake Worth crime numbers see a drastic change in 2017

NEW: Lake Worth crime numbers see a drastic change in 2017

Total crime in Lake Worth was down 17.2 percent from January to December last year, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Captain Todd Baer told Lake Worth Commissioners Tuesday night. “These are good numbers,” Baer said during his report. “Better than I would have expected. But there are areas where I’m not satisfied.” READ: Kilwins closes after 10 years on Lake Avenue in...
Boca man accused of bilking Miami public housing agency

Boca man accused of bilking Miami public housing agency

A Boca Raton man, who is an owner of a Hialeah construction firm, has been charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development agency, federal prosecutors said. Diego Alejandro Estepa Vazquez, 36, who is vice president of Aaron Construction, and 47-year-old Javier Estepa, who is president of the company and lives in Davie, were each...
BREAKING: Former middle school teacher accused of sending sexually explicit text to student

BREAKING: Former middle school teacher accused of sending sexually explicit text to student

A former Congress Middle School social studies teacher has been arrested for reportedly sending a sexually explicit text to a 14-year-old student in September 2015, court records show. Eric Wakeley, 34, was booked Wednesday into the Palm Beach County Jail on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor. He was being held there Thursday morning in lieu of a $100,000 bond.  Wakeley...
Yoga, wine and a troubadour: 3 things to do in Gardens

Yoga, wine and a troubadour: 3 things to do in Gardens

MIDWEEK MEDITATION Learn to quiet your mind using gentle breath and body movements at the “Namaste at The Gardens” pop-up on the lower level near the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday through July 25. RELATED: New stores, expansions and renovations coming to The Gardens Mall Yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger Dunia Rodriquez will teach the...
UPDATE: Power restored after thousands suffer through night in Lake Worth

UPDATE: Power restored after thousands suffer through night in Lake Worth

Thousands of people in Lake Worth woke up on the first day of summer in the dark, after an outage knocked out power to the entire city.  According to Lake Worth Utilities, the power went out after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after a failure to a tie line. Twenty-seven thousand customers were affected. Power wasn’t fully restored until after 6 a.m. Thursday. While no day is a good day to go...
First day of summer: Best way to beat South Florida’s brutal heat

First day of summer: Best way to beat South Florida’s brutal heat

It’s the first day of summer. And — surprise! — it looks like it’s going to be brutally hot in Palm Beach County: If you have to be outside, there is one thing that helps make it bearable. Shade. Simple, glorious shade. Consider this: It’s 90 (feels like 120) degrees in the middle of the afternoon and you have to get in your car. You open the door and are greeted with...
NEW: Ex-Riviera Beach manager sues city over his firing

NEW: Ex-Riviera Beach manager sues city over his firing

Fired city manager Jonathan Evans has sued Riviera Beach and three city council members, alleging they axed him last September after six months on the job because he cracked down on sexual misconduct by staffers and on improper spending by council members. In a suit filed in federal court in West Palm Beach, Evans alleged the city failed to let him publicly clear his name of its false allegations...
JUST IN: Greenacres-area teen pleads guilty to December robbery in Jupiter

JUST IN: Greenacres-area teen pleads guilty to December robbery in Jupiter

A second teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in a December armed robbery of a Jupiter teen following a botched marijuana deal, court records show. Jeremy Exilas, 16, pleaded guilty to robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery.  He will be placed in a maximum-risk facility through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, although it was not...
UPDATE: Three armed, masked men sought in ATM burglary, PBSO says

UPDATE: Three armed, masked men sought in ATM burglary, PBSO says

Investigators believe three armed and masked men were behind Wednesday’s ATM burglary in suburban West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities found that at about midnight Tuesday, people riding in a gray Nissan stole a white Ford F-250 from an industrial parking lot off Garden Road in Riviera Beach. The suspects then allegedly drove the stolen F-250 to...
NEW: Rent-scam probe now targets son of Lake Worth real-estate agent

NEW: Rent-scam probe now targets son of Lake Worth real-estate agent

The son of a Lake Worth man arrested this month in an alleged rent-fraud scam is wanted for acting as an accomplice in the crime, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.  Sheriff’s investigators are searching for Andrew Arce, who is believed to have fled the United States. They also are searching for a third man also suspected of having been involved in the...
Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 

Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 

One of Miami’s best-loved Peruvian restaurants is soon to debut in downtown West Palm Beach. Dr. Limón, a Kendall sensation that’s been busy since opening in 2012, is expected to land on Clematis Street as early as mid-July, according to a restaurant rep. The place aims to be upscale, with a ceviche-strong menu, pizzazz-y plates and cocktails served with a touch of dry-ice drama...
NEW: Royal Palm Beach to spray for mosquitoes ahead of July 4 holiday

NEW: Royal Palm Beach to spray for mosquitoes ahead of July 4 holiday

Village residents soon will see sprayer trucks working their way along neighborhood streets as crews begin spraying for mosquitoes. Royal Palm Beach hopes to stem the annual summer mosquito horde before the Fourth of July, with spraying set to begin June 29, parks and recreation director Lou Recchio said. RELATED: Royal Palm prepares to demolish Harvin Center this summer The village’s work is...
Man struck, killed by Brightline train in Boynton Beach

Man struck, killed by Brightline train in Boynton Beach

A man was struck and killed by a Brightline train in Boynton Beach Wednesday night, the sixth death involving the express rail service in Palm Beach County since January and the fourth such death to occur this year in Boynton Beach.  City police said that a northbound train struck an unidentified man shortly before 6:30 p.m. on the train tracks between East Gateway Boulevard and Miner Road. ...
Corey Jones case: Nouman Raja trial delayed amid self-defense appeal

Corey Jones case: Nouman Raja trial delayed amid self-defense appeal

On Wednesday morning, Park Vista High School freshman Tyrina Jones’ parents texted their family and friends a photograph of her, along with the proud announcement that the 15-year-old softball phenom was one of just two freshman to make a local newspaper’s list of best players in Palm Beach County. By the afternoon, they were texting the same loved ones to tell them that a trial had been...
'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy, reveal his name

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy, reveal his name

The latest addition to Chip and Joanna Gaines' family has arrived. The "Fixer Upper" stars took to social media Saturday to announce the birth of their fifth child, sharing a photo of the baby boy and revealing his name. "Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love," Joanna wrote Saturday night on Instagram. "He made an unexpected (and speedy)...
World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Zsa Zsa the English bulldog slurps up 2018 title

World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Zsa Zsa the English bulldog slurps up 2018 title

An English bulldog has fetched the crown in the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California. According to The Associated Press, Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old pooch from Anoka, Minnesota, won the pageant Saturday, beating out more than a dozen less-than-pretty pups for the $1,500 grand prize. According to the event's website, Zsa Zsa "was a puppy mill dog for five years in Missouri,...
Actress Brigitte Nielsen delivers 5th child, a daughter, at age 54

Actress Brigitte Nielsen delivers 5th child, a daughter, at age 54

Actress Brigitte Nielsen has a new baby, delivering her fifth child, a daughter, on Friday in Los Angeles, according to People magazine. >> Read more trending news  Nielsen, 54, announced her pregnancy last month on social media. The  baby, named Frida, is the first child for her husband Mattia Dessi. “We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter...
‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed in Scotland

‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed in Scotland

“Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married at an ancestral castle in Scotland on Saturday. The couple and guests celebrated with an afternoon service at Rayne Church, which is close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle owned by Leslie’s family.  >> Read more trending news  Guests included “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage...
Netflix executive apologizes, resigns after using racial slurs

Netflix executive apologizes, resigns after using racial slurs

Netflix’s chief communications officer apologized and resigned after using a racial slur in front of colleagues on at least two occasions, CNN reported Friday. >> Read more trending news  Jonathan Friedland apologized on Twitter and said he was leaving the company after seven years. "I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where...
Superman trades cape for badge: Dean Cain sworn in as reserve police officer in Idaho

Superman trades cape for badge: Dean Cain sworn in as reserve police officer in Idaho

Superman has changed uniforms. >> Read more trending news Actor Dean Cain, who played the Man of Steel in the show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” was recently sworn in as a reserve officer in Idaho, Fox News reported. Cain, 51, was sworn in as a reserve for the St. Anthony Police Department, Fox News reported. The Idaho State Police tweeted the news...
Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dead at 54

Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dead at 54

Drummer Vinnie Paul, a founding member of the heavy metal band Pantera, died Friday night, the band announced on Facebook. He was 54. >> Read more trending news  "Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away," Pantera wrote on Facebook. "Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time...
Ways to protect kids from sun’s harmful rays

Ways to protect kids from sun’s harmful rays

It’s long been known that excessive childhood sun exposure and sunburns are significant risk factors for developing skin cancer and premature aging (such as sun spots and wrinkles) later in life. Children have thin, delicate skin and are even more susceptible to sunburns than adults. Prevention and moderation are the keys to protecting your kids, and there are plenty of options for barriers...
He started vaping as a teen and now his habit is ‘impossible to let go’

He started vaping as a teen and now his habit is ‘impossible to let go’

DENVER — The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters recently upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional menthol cigarettes. Even...
Research comes to surprising conclusion about runners and arthritis

Research comes to surprising conclusion about runners and arthritis

A new study comes to the somewhat counterintuitive conclusion that marathon runners have less arthritis than non-runners. The study Most people would assume that serious runners face a high risk for arthritis of the hip and knees. Yet prior research has generally failed to uncover such a connection. The most recent study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, actually found that veteran...
4 tips for a safer picnic

4 tips for a safer picnic

Picnics can be a lot of fun. But improper handling of the food can mean trouble in the form of foodborne germs. Before you fill your cooler, review these tips for safer picnics. Picnic tip No. 1: When you open the cooler, keep an eye on the clock. “The general rule is to have food out only two hours,” says Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist. “However,...
Can fish oil supplements treat depression?

Can fish oil supplements treat depression?

Fish oil supplements may ease depression in some people. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat mild to moderate depression, but more research is needed. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in brain function. People with depression may have low blood levels of brain chemicals called eicosapentaenoic (i-koe-suh-pen-tuh-e-NO-ik)...
Private vs. public: 6 ways private and public school differ 

Private vs. public: 6 ways private and public school differ 

For parents of preschoolers right on up to those with high schoolers eyeing the all-important college admissions game, the decision to attend private versus public school can be a weighty one. And you can't even rely on long-held assumptions about the merits of each. A recent Time piece asserted that sending a kid to private school could actually save you $53,000 if you opted for a less expensive...
What is selfitis? 5 things to know about the obsessive selfie disorder 

What is selfitis? 5 things to know about the obsessive selfie disorder 

The term "selfitis" may have started off as a hoax back in 2014, but now psychologists have warned it's a genuine mental health issue. Researchers form the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom and Thiagarajar School of Management in India actually investigated the social media phenomenon, leading them to create a "Selfitis Behavior Scale." Now, individuals...
First day of summer means it’s National Wear Your Lilly Day

First day of summer means it’s National Wear Your Lilly Day

Today is the first day of summer and to celebrate iconic Palm Beach brand Lilly Pulitzer has declared this National Wear Your Lilly Day. Of course, just about every day is wear your Lilly day on the island. On its website, lillypulitzer.com, the company is giving away a fabric bracelet with every $75 spent. This year brings big news for Lilly lovers in Palm Beach. A store is set to open in November...
Your guide to finding the best lawn care pros this summer

Your guide to finding the best lawn care pros this summer

The “Agony and the Ecstasy” may be a literary classic, but it's also an on-point description of owning a house with a lawn. Yes, it offers a wonderful play space for the kids and a respite from the workaday world for the adults. But when the heat climbs and the brown spots start showing and the lawn guy who signed up in cooler months starts ghosting you, your lawn can turn into real...
Anthony Bourdain to be honored with ‘food trail’ in home state of New Jersey

Anthony Bourdain to be honored with ‘food trail’ in home state of New Jersey

New Jersey is honoring native son and award-winning celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a “food trail” of his favorite New Jersey restaurants. >> Read more trending news  Although the popular writer, storyteller and host of CNN’s Emmy-winning “Parts Unknown” was born in New York, according to his biography, Bourdain grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and spent...
Here’s how to identify (and get rid of) venomous spiders in your home

Here’s how to identify (and get rid of) venomous spiders in your home

Most people aren't too happy when they encounter a spider, and that's especially true if the creepy-crawly you come across happens to be venomous. Although it's understandable to be anxious about venomous spiders, it’s important to know the difference between a harmless spider and a dangerous one. Here are some important tips from experts on dealing with venomous spiders and what to do if you...
New boozy push pops contain more alcohol than a glass of wine

New boozy push pops contain more alcohol than a glass of wine

If you miss the summer days of cooling off with a Push-Pop, never fear! Buzz Pop Cocktails, a Las Vegas-based company, has invented liquor-infused push pops with flavors including Lemon Drop Martini and Moscow Mule. Each Buzz Pop Cocktail is 15 percent alcoholic by volume -- double the amount of alcohol in a glass of beer, or nearly two glasses of wine. >> Read more trending news  The pops...
Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.

Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.

The 13 bald eagles were found lifeless on a Maryland farm more than two years ago, many with wings splayed, bodies intact, and talons clenched. Several were too young to have their species' distinctive white heads. And at least six, according to a federal lab report, had ingested a highly toxic pesticide that has been essentially banned from the U.S. market, in part because it is lethal to birds....
Rare photo: The best-looking Beatle might not have been John or Paul

Rare photo: The best-looking Beatle might not have been John or Paul

He was The Beatles’  original drummer, the one that got replaced by Ringo Starr and missed the ride to music immortality. Which might also make him the disgruntled Beatle. But was Pete Best the best-looking Beatle? Recently discovered in The Palm Beach Post’s archives is this November 1965 photo by Miami News photographer Charles Trainor. The Miami News was the Post&rsquo...
James Patterson: It was ‘irresistible’ to write book with Bill Clinton

James Patterson: It was ‘irresistible’ to write book with Bill Clinton

In her book, “Murder in the White House,” author Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry Truman, presented a scenario in which a grisly murder occurs in the Lincoln Bedroom. Truman wrote plot-twisty page-turners in which a White House counsel is in love with the president’s daughter and two FBI agents become romantically involved while investigating foul play at the bureau&rsquo...
3 TO SEE: Student string concert, ‘Flora’ exhibit, Collective Quintet

3 TO SEE: Student string concert, ‘Flora’ exhibit, Collective Quintet

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Black bean burgers and tater tots are the main buzz at Dontee’s

Black bean burgers and tater tots are the main buzz at Dontee’s

MENU The diner offers both breakfast and lunch menus with plenty of options. The usual breakfast meals such as omelet, pancakes, French toast and waffles are on the menu with old fashioned oatmeal and a vegetable omelet for those who are counting calories. The lunch menu offers everything from fresh deli sandwiches, melted sandwiches, salads, burgers, wraps and even Greek specialties like Gyro sandwiches...
Unassuming spot for Thai, sushi will keep us coming back

Unassuming spot for Thai, sushi will keep us coming back

MENU As the name indicates, Thai cuisine and sushi are on the menu. An extensive list of appetizers features Thai and Japanese items, such as spring rolls, curry puffs, tuna tataki and tofu. There are several soups and salads offered, and numerous Thai entrees and sushi choices. For the lunch bunch, there are specials Monday through Friday. ATMOSPHERE We snagged the last available table on a busy...
Mom warns of sunless heatstroke after toddler almost doesn't wake up from nap

Mom warns of sunless heatstroke after toddler almost doesn't wake up from nap

A Canadian mother is warning other parents about the dangers of indoor heatstroke after her daughter endured a frightening ordeal. Jennifer Abma of Edmonton, Alberta, told "Today" that she was keeping her daughters inside when a heatwave hit their town. Her 3-year-old daughter, Anastasia, went upstairs to take a nap a few weeks ago after playing with her 1-year-old sister. An hour...
Active ingredient in sunscreen could cause cancer

Active ingredient in sunscreen could cause cancer

There's a health warning about a chemical found in most sunscreens. A new study found that when that chemical comes into contact with sun and chlorine, it can become toxic. If you flip over your sunscreen, chances are avobenzone is first ingredient you'll find. In fact, Boston's WFXT went into a couple of drug stores and found the vast majority of the sunscreens on the shelves have this...
Oprah becomes first black female entrepreneur on Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Oprah becomes first black female entrepreneur on Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey has broken several records throughout her career, and she’s recently added another to her list of accomplishments. >> Read more trending news  The former talk show host and founder of OWN network earned a spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which lists the world’s 500 richest people. Winfrey, 64, ranked 494 on the list, making her the first black...
COMMENTARY: XXXTentacion, his victims and the politics of grieving a celebrity’s death

COMMENTARY: XXXTentacion, his victims and the politics of grieving a celebrity’s death

The scenes are set. A mother will bury her murdered 20-year-old celebrity son while the recurring victims of his abuse will be forced to wade through a sympathy-filled newsfeed. That is one of many conundrums the public is facing, with a tone-deaf Twitter debate on whether he deserved to die or had time for atonement.  There are various types of public responses to a celebrity’s death,...
Chris Pratt shares 9 rules for life in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech

Chris Pratt shares 9 rules for life in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech

As actor Chris Pratt accepted the Generation Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, he had some words of wisdom to share with viewers. "This being the Generation Award, I’m going to cut to the chase and I am going to speak to you, the next generation. I accept the responsibility as your elder. So, listen up," he said. >> Read more trending news  Read...
Remembering Michael Vollbracht: ‘I was good-looking… I had a mouth’

Remembering Michael Vollbracht: ‘I was good-looking… I had a mouth’

The most handsome fashion designer I ever met was also one of the most interesting: Michael Vollbracht, an artist whose creations dripped with color, glamour and wit, whether they were on fabric or canvas. Vollbracht died June 7 at his home in Safety Harbor, on Florida’s west coast. He was 71 and had esophageal cancer. The rakish Vollbracht loved Safety Harbor. It’s where he escaped when...
‘Drive My Car’: Paul McCartney climbs behind wheel for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

‘Drive My Car’: Paul McCartney climbs behind wheel for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

James Corden has hitched a ride with divas, broadway stars and rockers. Now he’s tapped a music legend to help him navigate the roads as they sing a hit song or two.  >> Read more trending news  Paul McCartney is the latest to “Help” a mate get through traffic, and the teaser spot for the upcoming bit shows the pair singing “Drive My Car,” Variety...
‘Longest Day’ honors Alzheimer’s sufferers and caregivers

‘Longest Day’ honors Alzheimer’s sufferers and caregivers

For family caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, the disease is heartbreaking — and exhausting. It’s a perpetual ‘round-the-clock challenge — one that some studies say is responsible for 40 percent of family caregivers dying before the recipient of said care. To bolster hope and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Thursday — the summer solstice...
MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Complete winners list

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Complete winners list

"Black Panther" and "Stranger Things" stole the show at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018, winning best movie and show, respectively, and nabbing several other accolades along the way.  Here is the complete list of winners from the ceremony, held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California: Best movie: "Black Panther" Best show: "Stranger Things"...
Bob Dole's final mission takes place each Saturday at the National World War II Memorial

Bob Dole's final mission takes place each Saturday at the National World War II Memorial

Each Saturday, before Bob Dole sets off on his latest vocation, he has cornflakes, a little sugar on top, and a bottle of chocolate Boost. It takes less time to get dressed now that the 94-year-old finally allows a nurse to help him, but it remains a rough half-hour on a body racked by injury and age. The blue oxford has to be maneuvered over the dead right arm and the shoulder that was blown away...
Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

Actress Heather Locklear was hospitalized Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California, for a psychiatric evaluation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Us magazine. >> Read more trending news  Locklear, 56, who starred on “Melrose Place” and “Dynasty,” was acting erratically and threatened to hurt herself, a police source told Us. The source...
'Everything Is Love': 3 things we learned from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's surprise album

'Everything Is Love': 3 things we learned from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's surprise album

Just when you thought Beyoncé and Jay-Z were turning their attention to their globe-trotting “On the Run 2” tour, which kicked off earlier this month in Wales, the couple managed to re-direct the conversation with the surprise weekend arrival of “Everything is Love.” Here are three things we learned from the nine-song release, which is only (currently)...
Chris Cornell’s daughter releases duet in tribute to late Soundgarden singer

Chris Cornell’s daughter releases duet in tribute to late Soundgarden singer

The daughter of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell released a recording of a duet with her late father as a Father’s Day tribute, Rolling Stone reported. >> Read more trending news  Toni Cornell, 13, released the duet of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O’Connor in 1990, along with a note on YouTube and Instagram thanking her...
Seth MacFarlane criticizes Fox, network anchor Tucker Carlson

Seth MacFarlane criticizes Fox, network anchor Tucker Carlson

Comedian Seth MacFarlane tweeted that comments made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson made him “embarrassed” to work for the network, The Hill reported Sunday. >> Read more trending news MacFarlane’s science fiction comedy-drama series “The Orville,” is broadcast on Fox. He also created the long-running “Family Guy” animated show that is aired...
Country singer Scotty McCreery marries longtime girlfriend

Country singer Scotty McCreery marries longtime girlfriend

Country music star Scotty McGreery married his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, in the North Carolina mountains on Saturday, People reported. >> Read more trending news McCreery, who was the 2011 winner of “American Idol,” wed near Grandfather Mountain, WRAL reported. Dugal is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and works as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Hospital...
Celebrate Father's Day with these 10 so-bad-they're-good dad jokes

Celebrate Father's Day with these 10 so-bad-they're-good dad jokes

Happy Father's Day! Twitter users around the world are using the hashtags #DadJokes and #FunnyThingsDadsSay to celebrate their dads with baffling wisecracks and head-scratching words of wisdom. >> Read more trending news  Check out 10 of the best-worst jokes below: 3. "It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure." – @chrismakespuns 4. "Was going to go to the...
Chris Hardwick's AMC talk show on hiatus following sexual, emotional abuse allegations

Chris Hardwick's AMC talk show on hiatus following sexual, emotional abuse allegations

AMC announced it won't air Chris Hardwick's talk show after an ex-girlfriend wrote a blog post that appeared to accuse the TV host – without naming him – of emotional and sexual abuse. In a statement Saturday, the network added that the "Talking With Chris Hardwick" host will not moderate panels for AMC and BBC America at San Diego Comic-Con. "We have had a positive...
‘Lucifer’ reborn: Netflix picks up canceled Fox series

‘Lucifer’ reborn: Netflix picks up canceled Fox series

Netflix has made a deal to bring back “Lucifer,” a comic-book drama that Fox canceled in March after three seasons. Netflix announced Friday it will release fourth season of the popular series on its streaming service, starring Tom Ellis as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar. >> Read more trending news  In the series, Morningstar gives up his throne to become a civilian consultant...
Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, not 50, ACS says

Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, not 50, ACS says

The American Cancer Society, responding to a rise in colorectal cancer rates among younger people, is now recommending that adults undergo screening for the disease beginning at age 45 rather than 50. The organization, which announced the change in its guidelines Wednesday, said extensive analysis showed that lowering the starting age for screening would save lives. The recommendations apply to adults...
New study says moderate drinking could shorten your life. Now, what?

New study says moderate drinking could shorten your life. Now, what?

A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away, right? Not so fast. A large-scale European study recently published in the journal Lancet says the heart-healthy benefits from moderate drinking are slight, while the risk of stroke and other fatal heart conditions are significant. “These data support limits for alcohol consumption that are lower than those recommended in most current guidelines...
For some, going to the doctor is a group activity

For some, going to the doctor is a group activity

Walter Gardner knew his life was at risk: Nearly 100 pounds overweight, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and needed several prescriptions. Traditional medical appointments had little effect on the 55-year-old’s health. Then he was offered a way to spend more time with his doctor. Gardner seized the opportunity. “I needed to do something or I probably wasn’t going to make it to 60...
Avoid injury during baseball and softball season

Avoid injury during baseball and softball season

Baseball season is here. While that’s welcome news to players and fans, injury risks for youth baseball players are higher than one might expect. For children ages 5-14, those who play baseball account for 25 percent of all sports-related injuries in that age range, according to Livestrong. “Injuries are common in youth and adult baseball and softball players,” says Jake Erickson...
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain cremated in France, remains returning to US

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain cremated in France, remains returning to US

Award-winning celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been cremated in France and his remains are returning to the United States on Friday, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  Bourdain, the host of CNN’s popular, Emmy-winning “Parts Unknown” for 11 seasons, was found dead in in Kaysersberg, France, a week ago. The medical examiner ruled his death a...
You could make up to $25,000 in McDonald’s commercial: Here’s how to audition

You could make up to $25,000 in McDonald’s commercial: Here’s how to audition

Are you ready to make your mark on the TV and film industry? You just might be able to get a foot in the door with a new opportunity to audition for a McDonald’s commercial. >> Read more trending news  The fast food chain is getting ready to film a new commercial, but has not released specifics on the premise, other than to put out a casting call. Casting directors are seeking the...
'Real Housewives of Atlanta' NeNe Leakes says husband Gregg has cancer

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' NeNe Leakes says husband Gregg has cancer

NeNe Leakes announced on Instagram Thursday that her husband,Gregg Leakes, has cancer. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” castmate didn’t provide details in terms of where his cancer is. In May, Gregg Leakes was in a hospital for two weeks for unspecified reasons. Last November, he was hospitalized for a dangerously low heartbeat.  >> Read more trending news ...
North West turns 5: Kris Jenner shares cute photos of Kim Kardashian's daughter

North West turns 5: Kris Jenner shares cute photos of Kim Kardashian's daughter

Kim Kardashian-West’s daughter North turns 5 years old today. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star, 37, posted a photo of North’s birthday party on her Instagram. North sported a unicorn crown and princess dress along with her cousin. Kris Jenner, North’s proud grandma, shared photos of the little girl and wished her a happy birthday today on Twitter: North&rsquo...
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