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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Palm Beach votes to ban retail dog and cat sales

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

Palm Beach pastor linked to pedophile priest scandal

The longtime pastor of a prominent Palm Beach church where the Kennedys, the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and other luminaries have worshiped became entangled in the latest pedophile priest scandal that erupted this week in Pennsylvania. Monsignor Thomas Klinzing, pastor of the historic St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, was among church leaders in the Diocese of Greensburg in the 1980s...
Palm Beach County judicial candidate beats $2,000 elections fine

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

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

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

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

NEW: Wellington warns of discolored water as valves are flushed

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

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

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

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

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

Prescribed burn scheduled for Jonathan Dickinson park

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

Reimbursement begins for SunPass customers with overdraft fees

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

Boca Raton country music concert to benefit Parkland shooting survivors

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

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

People have one of two reactions to the prominent, white pyramid atop the newest office tower on PGA Boulevard: they either love it or hate it. RELATED: Pyramid promise: New Palm Beach Gardens towers set to lure firms The 58-foot pyramid on a gleaming, 11-story office building on the outskirts of Downtown at the Gardens is easy to see from the flyover. RELATED: What counts as art? Gardens office tower...
NEW: Hydrants in a Lake Worth community are attached to asbestos pipes

NEW: Hydrants in a Lake Worth community are attached to asbestos pipes

Steve Carr, a retired Lake Worth firefighter, has lived on Crest Drive in Lake Osborne Estates for 15 years. “I’ve lived in this neighborhood my entire life,” said Carr, 62. Now there’s an issue. Carr, who worked in Lake Worth for 17 years, said a city employee told him Thursday morning fire hydrants in his development are attached to asbestos pipes. “And if they...
Boca Raton animal shelter holding ‘pet parade’ to celebrate expansion

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

BOCA RATON — The Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton will parade its pets around a soon-to-be-renovated campus to encourage adoptions and celebrate its pending expansion. During the Sept. 6 “pet parade,” dogs and cats up for adoption will prance around the campus. The event doubles as a fundraiser. The shelter needs to add $7 million to its capital funding campaign to renovate...
BREAKING: Man stabbed to death near West Palm Beach; woman questioned

BREAKING: Man stabbed to death near West Palm Beach; woman questioned

A man was stabbed to death Thursday morning outside the West Palm Beach city limits, Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities said.  The man was arguing with a woman shortly before 11 a.m. on the 1900 block of North Haverhill Road, by an apartment complex just south of Okeechobee Boulevard, authorities said. Sheriff’s authorities didn’t say whether they believe...
State, county, Boca offering growing tech company money to stay put

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

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

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

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

PGA program for veterans with disabilities to tee off at Okeeheelee

Nearly two dozen veterans and active military personnel have been invited to hit the links beginning Friday at Okeeheelee Golf Course. Throught its PGA HOPE (Helping our Patriots Everywhere) program, the South Florida PGA Foundation will teach golf to veterans with physical and cognitive challenges in an effort to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. RELATED: Palm Beach...
Eau Palm Beach helped save loggerhead turtle; now you can track him

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

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa hosted an event honoring a special guest on Tuesday — Eau-tis the loggerhead turtle. As part of its community partnership, the Manalapan hotel and the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center invited the public to celebrate the release of the sea turtle patient back into the ocean after receiving treatment and rehabilitation sponsored by the resort...
UPDATE: Santaluces students get reprieve; Missing college credit exams found

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

UPDATE Aug. 16, 2018: The United Parcel Service alerted officials Thursday morning that the exams have been found and are being sent to Cambridge to be scored.  About 260 Palm Beach County high school students who expected to get the results of the college credit exams they took last spring instead learned this week that their tests were lost en route by the United Parcel Service. Santaluces...
After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

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

Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

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

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

A priest who was affiliated with Ascension Catholic Church in Boca Raton is accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy and sexually abusing unidentified others in a scathing report issued Tuesday by a Pennsylvania grand jury that conducted a sweeping investigation into clergy misconduct. Monsignor Thomas Benestad was among the scores of “predator priests” the grand jury mentioned...
School board OKs $372K marketing push to support proposed tax hike

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

Palm Beach County public schools are preparing a big-ticket marketing push to educate voters about a proposed property tax increase on the ballot in November, one that would raise teacher salaries and provide extra school security. With three months until county residents vote on the proposal, school board members on Wednesday voted to spend up to $372,000 for a political consultant to advertise...
Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

With school back in session, nearly 200,000 students have returned to class in Palm Beach County. That means more cars on the road in the mornings and afternoons, and also the return of another school-year staple in Boynton Beach: 20-mph speed limits in school zones. “This is not a new program,” police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. “We do it every school year.” By Tuesday...
Jupiter Christian School opens east campus for kids 2 to 7

Jupiter Christian School opens east campus for kids 2 to 7

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

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

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

3 things to do in Boynton this weekend

1. Learn to be a ninja: The L.I. Ninjutsu Center in Boynton Beach is hosting a free Ninja Self Defense Workshop Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at its dojo at 1301 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Suite 11. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to dangerous situations. The event is open to anyone age 14 and older. To register, call Renshi Luis Acosta at 561-720-4110. Space is limited. 2. Check...
More trash talk: More than 100 communities opposed to garbage change

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

Residents of more than 100 communities west of Boynton Beach trashed proposed changes to garbage collection — including a service reduction from twice a week to once a week — at their monthly meeting Wednesday and appeared to win the backing of the two county commissioners sitting in the audience. The Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations voted in favor of a...
Wellington awards contracts for license plate readers, new park

Wellington awards contracts for license plate readers, new park

The village council approved a pair of projects Tuesday night that will boost safety and provide new recreational opportunities for residents. As part of its consent agenda, the council awarded contracts of $463,000 to Vetted Security Solutions for an automated license plate reader system, and $408,000 to Kimley-Horn and Associates to design the village’s new Greenbriar Park. RELATED: Heated...
New Democratic poll shows tight race in primary for governor

New Democratic poll shows tight race in primary for governor

Five Democrats running for governor, from left: Andrew Gillum, Jeff Greene, Chris King, Philip Levine, Gwen Graham. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is clinging to a within-the-margin-of-error polling lead over former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham in the five-candidate race for Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial...
Stoneman Douglas students return: ‘A bittersweet day here for everyone’

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Marino, the son of Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Fort Lauderdale and charged with DUI.  Marino, 30, was stopped less than a half mile from his home while driving a 2016 Ford SUV. He had a blood alcohol level of .208 and .210, well past the legal limit of .08, according to the arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.  He posted...
Leaving Congress, Rooney seeks spot on Palm Beach County bench

Leaving Congress, Rooney seeks spot on Palm Beach County bench

Six months after announcing he wouldn’t seek a sixth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney has applied for an opening on the Palm Beach County bench. Rooney is among 32 attorneys who have applied to replace County Judge Dana Santino, who was booted from office by the Florida Supreme Court last month over inappropriate comments she made about her opponent in the 2016 election. RELATED: Three...
Developer hikes offer on West Atlantic land, but will Delray accept?

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

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

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

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

Royal Palm Beach weighs ban on retail puppy sales

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

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

World history teacher Robert Goodman burned so many sick days fighting colon cancer last spring that he was scheduling chemo around his classes this fall. But a spontaneous Facebook plea went viral, and nearly 60 other teachers and school employees from Jupiter to Boca donated their sick days so that Goodman can fight colon cancer full time. The 23-year Palm Beach Gardens High School veteran educator...
Lake Worth pizzeria temporarily closes due to rodent evidence, roaches

Lake Worth pizzeria temporarily closes due to rodent evidence, roaches

A pizzeria in Lake Worth temporarily closed after health inspectors found more than two dozen violations, including the presence of dead roaches, rodent droppings and rodent chew marks. In an Aug. 6 inspection, NYPD East Pizza at 127 N. Federal Hwy. had a total of 32 violations, eight of which were high priority, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation...
LATEST: Palm Tran bus driver fired for punching unruly passenger

LATEST: Palm Tran bus driver fired for punching unruly passenger

A Palm Tran bus driver was fired last week for punching an unruly passenger in May, according to a document provided by the Palm Beach County agency. Palm Tran officials notified Terrence Barber, 45, of his dismissal in a letter dated Aug. 6. Barber reportedly punched a passenger May 13 on the 5000 block of North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, near Yamato Road. City police determined...
Feel the Bern: Sanders to campaign with Andrew Gillum in Tampa, Orlando

Feel the Bern: Sanders to campaign with Andrew Gillum in Tampa, Orlando

Andrew Gillum hopes to tap into some of the Berniemania that was on display in Miami last year when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders got shellacked by Hillary Clinton in Florida’s 2016 presidential primary. But the 33.3 percent of the vote Sanders got in that...
The ‘toxic’ algae issue: Social media ire has law enforcement on alert

The ‘toxic’ algae issue: Social media ire has law enforcement on alert

A stream of online vitriol about Florida’s toxic algae disaster has piqued the interest of law enforcement, which is monitoring posts following comments about blowing up the Herbert Hoover Dike, vandalizing cars and “hanging state politicians.” Whether the internet provocations are just disgruntled grousing or credible threats will be considered by the Palm Beach County...
County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock has a passion for public service

County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock has a passion for public service

Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock was recently sworn in as president of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, marking the first time in the clerks association’s 65-year history that a clerk from Palm Beach County has led the statewide association. The Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers is made up of the state’s 68 Clerks of the Circuit Court and Comptrollers and their more than...
Jupiter resident Rick Ankiel, at 39, planning a major-league comback

Jupiter resident Rick Ankiel, at 39, planning a major-league comback

The indelible image of Rick Ankiel on the mound is one of a shaken pitcher whose control had abandoned him and had no idea where the baseball was headed. Inside. Outside. In the dirt. Off the backstop. Even buried in a batter’s backside. *Dave George: Ankiel gets up after being knocked down *Ankiel still in Cardinals family Ankiel’s once-promising future took a dark turn during the 2000...
Man asks Manhattan clerk, 'Are you Arabic?' before punching him

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

A man asked a bodega clerk in Manhattan “Are you Arabic?” before punching the surprised man in the face, The New York Daily News reported.  >> Read more trending news  The man asked the question on Aug. 9 at the Green Olive Deli around 10 a.m., police said. Surveillance videos do not show the punch being thrown, but police said the man hit the clerk before fleeing...
FDA cautions some people using pets to obtain opioids

FDA cautions some people using pets to obtain opioids

Pet owners could be stealing opioids that were meant for their pets, according to a statement Wednesday from Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. >> Read more trending news  “We recognize that opioids and other pain medications have a legitimate and important role in treating pain in animals -- just as they do for people,” Gottlieb...
Multiple students arrested after brawl at Indianapolis high school

Multiple students arrested after brawl at Indianapolis high school

Thirteen students were arrested after a brawl Thursday at an Indianapolis high school, the Indianapolis Star reported. >> Read more trending news  The fight, witnessed by more than 100 students, occurred at Arsenal Tech High School, WXIN reported. Authorities said no weapons were involved during the fight, which began inside the school’s cafeteria and spilled out into the...
People receiving food assistance in Michigan now required to work

People receiving food assistance in Michigan now required to work

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said it has sent letters this week to people on food assistance, telling them they need to find a job to maintain their benefits, The Detroit Free Press reported.  >> Read more trending news  In a statement, the health department said it mailed more than 67,000 letters, explaining that once able-bodied people between the...
New York boy who drowned gives life to 3 people via transplants

New York boy who drowned gives life to 3 people via transplants

A 23-month-old New York boy who drowned last month has provided life to three people since his death, WSTM reported. >> Read more trending news  Jaxson Finizio died July 27, several weeks after he wandered out of a home and into a pool. His family decided to donate the child’s organs, the television station reported. According to the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network,...
NYU offering free tuition for medical students

NYU offering free tuition for medical students

The New York University School of Medicine announced Thursday that it will be offering free tuition to all of its students, WNBC reported. >> Read more trending news  The college, citing concerns about the “overwhelming financial debt” for graduates, made the announcement during its annual “White Coat Ceremony” for new students and their families, The New...
Police: Drugs disguised as gummy bears found during South Carolina traffic stop

Police: Drugs disguised as gummy bears found during South Carolina traffic stop

A South Carolina man was arrested Thursday when police found candy pieces filled with THC during a traffic stop, WYFF reported. >> Read more trending news  Clemson police Chief Jimmy Dixon said police found 50 bags of what appeared to be gummy bears but were actually pieces of candy laced with the drug, the television station reported. Police also found approximately five pounds...
Veterans Day military parade postponed until 2019

Veterans Day military parade postponed until 2019

The Veterans Day military parade that President Donald Trump hoped to stage to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day has been postponed, according to the Department of Defense. >> Read more trending news  “The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Defense...
Toledo winners of St. Jude Dream Home contest donate home back to charity

Toledo winners of St. Jude Dream Home contest donate home back to charity

An Ohio couple was one of 40 winners in the nationwide St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, but they did some giving of their own. >> Read more trending news  Dianne and Dave Jaeger of Oregon, Ohio, who won the Toledo version of the contest in June, donated the home back to the St. Jude charity, WTOL reported. Their donation will fund a treatment plan for a child battling cancer, the...
Waffle House debuts food truck to cater events

Waffle House debuts food truck to cater events

Why go to Waffle House for that big event, when it can come to you? >> Read more trending news  The Atlanta-based restaurant chain introduced a new food truck that can cater private events, WSYX reported. On its website, Waffle House notes that the food truck can set up for parties at the office, schools or even at homes. It also can cater tailgating parties, family reunions...
Fox News apologizes for misidentifying Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

Fox News apologizes for misidentifying Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

The singer who demanded respect in an iconic 1960s song was temporarily disrespected in the eyes of some of her fans Thursday, hours after her death.  >> Read more trending news  Fox News issued an apology for mistakenly using an image of Patti LaBelle in a news package tribute for legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday morning, People reported. “We sincerely...
BREAKING: RV store employee wanted for torching rival Riviera business

BREAKING: RV store employee wanted for torching rival Riviera business

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

BREAKING: One dead, one injured in Riviera Beach shooting

One man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Riviera Beach, city police said. A male suspect, who police said shot the two men, fled before officers arrived, according to police. The shooting occurred at about 4 p.m. at Stony Plaza, a shopping area in the 1600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, near the Stonybrook Apartments. Police said one man was pronounced dead at the scene...
NEW: Video-camera doorbells are latest crime-fighting tool

NEW: Video-camera doorbells are latest crime-fighting tool

From a high-profile Martin County murder case to a rash of burglaries in a St. Lucie County neighborhood, two Treasure Coast sheriffs are pointing to the increasing use of private video cameras in helping their agencies solve recent crimes.   Martin County Sheriff William Snyder and St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara on Thursday announced a partnership with the video-surveillance company...
JUST IN: Woman pleads guilty in connection to 2015 West Palm homicide

JUST IN: Woman pleads guilty in connection to 2015 West Palm homicide

A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges surrounding the 2015 fatal shooting of a father of five in West Palm Beach. City police say she and her brother set fire to the car in which the man was shot. Desiree Platas pleaded guilty to one count of being an accessory after the fact and one count of second-degree arson. She will spend 10 years in the custody of the Florida Department...
Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

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

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

Watchdog alleges Wilbur Ross conflict of interest violations

A government watchdog group on Thursday called for an investigation of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross citing possible violations of federal conflict of interest laws. The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleges Ross participated “in multiple meetings with companies tied to his financial interests,” according to a statement issued by the organization...
What age should you stop breastfeeding your baby?

What age should you stop breastfeeding your baby?

It's motherhood 101: Breast is best for your new bundle of joy. However, there are few hard and fast rules on when to wean your little one from breastfeeding. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, so it’s the opportune time to take a look at some of the benefits for nursing mothers and their babies.  Breastfeeding comes with advantages for both moms and infants, according to...
Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

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

The warm, luxurious décor of the Davidoff Lounge in West Palm Beach is fit for the ladylike and the dapper. It's a smooth sanctuary for men and women searching for things to do with a grown-and-sexy vibe. The Lounge sits beneath an East Asian-inspired facade and across from a lively pond. But it wasn't always this way.  Smoke Inn was once a simple cigar shop with the stereotypical...
NEW: Florida motorcycle gang members rounded up in federal meth bust

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

Members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club were among 16 people — most from Volusia and Flagler counties including Daytona Beach and Palm Coast — charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, according to an indictment unsealed and announced on Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando. The defendants are accused of conspiring to distribute “large quantities&rdquo...
Danny, Sandy back together again as John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John reunite

Danny, Sandy back together again as John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John reunite

“Grease” is the word! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the rock ‘n’ roll movie musical that took us to the halls of the ‘50s Rydell High, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta show they still go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. The actor and actress who played Danny and Sandy reunited Wednesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills...
Glades-area teens learn life lessons at basketball camp

Glades-area teens learn life lessons at basketball camp

Glades Central High basketball standout Patriana Vickers traveled to New Jersey to learn the mental aspects of basketball while developing character and life skills. From tip-off to final buzzer, the Ball Stars Youth Camp was a slam dunk. “This camp will enhance our basketball IQ, and add extra techniques that will raise me and my teammates’ game as well,” said Vickers, a junior...
RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

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

I’m not the only person waxing bittersweetly rhapsodic over the masterwork of talent, style and gumption that is Aretha Franklin. I’ve been down a Queen of Soul rabbit hole for the past few days now. And of all of the clips, interviews and oddities I’ve found, arguably the most Aretha Franklin-y of all Aretha Franklin performances, seamlessly melds musicianship, sequins, emotionally...
UPDATE: Missing child alert for 3 Florida children canceled  

UPDATE: Missing child alert for 3 Florida children canceled  

12:20 p.m. UPDATE: The missing child alert has been canceled.  Original story: A missing child alert has been issued for three Florida children who have not been seen since Tuesday.  The children — aged 12 months to 6 years old — were last seen in Dade City, northwest of Tampa. Authorities think they may be with Christopher Christy Sr. and Shannon Adams. Those...
Lennon, McCartney back together? Well sort of

Lennon, McCartney back together? Well sort of

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