Charles Elmore

Charles Elmore has written investigative, business, sports and government stories and columns with The Palm Beach Post and The Atlanta Constitution. National Headliner, Florida Press Club, Best of Cox and APSE awards have honored work ranging from covering the Olympics, French Open and Wimbledon to serving as state bureau chief in Tallahassee. He won the 2014 and 2015 Sunshine State Award for consumer reporting and 2016 Florida Press Club awards for the state’s best blog and business reporting. He and wife Jenifer have three children, Holly, Shelby and Andrew.

Latest from Charles Elmore

New Medicare cards with big change en route to millions of Floridians
 New Medicare cards are on the way to millions of Floridians this week with a change reformers say is long overdue: There is no Social Security number on it, to reduce chances for fraud and ID theft. Just watch out for one twist. Beware of anyone calling or knocking on the door seeking personal information or a fee to provide the new card...

Posted: 11 hours ago

New Medicare cards are on the way to millions of Floridians this week with a change reformers say is long overdue: There is no Social Security number on it, to reduce chances for fraud and ID theft. Just watch out for one twist. Beware of anyone calling or knocking on the door seeking personal information or a fee to provide the new card...
Officer who acted to stop Wellington victim’s bleeding downplays role
 If hands held guns that spilled blood, recognize and remember other hands, too. They reached out, at a critical and chaotic moment, to stop the flow of blood from a man’s body. A school district police officer said on Sunday that yes, he was the one applying pressure to the wound of a shooting victim near the football field at Palm...

Posted: a day ago

If hands held guns that spilled blood, recognize and remember other hands, too. They reached out, at a critical and chaotic moment, to stop the flow of blood from a man’s body. A school district police officer said on Sunday that yes, he was the one applying pressure to the wound of a shooting victim near the football field at Palm...
Traffic, charter school and hotel plans stir Royal Palm Beach debate
 A proposed development near one of Palm Beach County’s busiest intersections at Southern Boulevard and State Road 7 is winning an early round of green lights from the village council, but not without stirring up questions about traffic, a proposed charter school and the height of a proposed hotel. Developer Brian Tuttle said the goal...

Posted: 3 days ago

A proposed development near one of Palm Beach County’s busiest intersections at Southern Boulevard and State Road 7 is winning an early round of green lights from the village council, but not without stirring up questions about traffic, a proposed charter school and the height of a proposed hotel. Developer Brian Tuttle said the goal...
Royal Palm Beach votes to ban retail dog and cat sales
 The village council voted Thursday 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...

Posted: 4 days ago

The village council voted Thursday 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...
Floridians charge to N0. 2 in credit use as area counselors gear up
 Despite cutting the cord on some traditional expenses — such as dropping telephone land lines by 17 percent in a year — Floridians are replacing them with other spending and ringing up credit card debt at the nation’s second-fastest pace. “August has been our busiest month this year,” said Michael Rossi, supervisor...

Posted: 5 days ago

Despite cutting the cord on some traditional expenses — such as dropping telephone land lines by 17 percent in a year — Floridians are replacing them with other spending and ringing up credit card debt at the nation’s second-fastest pace. “August has been our busiest month this year,” said Michael Rossi, supervisor...
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&rdquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

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&rdquo...
Wait, Florida gas prices rise, other states drop? Guess priciest area
 Gas prices climbed five cents in Florida in a week despite dropping in Georgia and Tennessee, and Palm Beach County pumps dispensed the state’s priciest fuel at $2.89 per gallon. Motorist group AAA chalked it up to high demand on Monday. “Strong demand pushed gas prices higher in some states last week, as families squeeze in one...

Posted: 7 days ago

Gas prices climbed five cents in Florida in a week despite dropping in Georgia and Tennessee, and Palm Beach County pumps dispensed the state’s priciest fuel at $2.89 per gallon. Motorist group AAA chalked it up to high demand on Monday. “Strong demand pushed gas prices higher in some states last week, as families squeeze in one...
CityPlace of the west? Master plan map filed in Royal Palm Beach
 A master plan filed in the village, and scheduled to come before officials next week, marks a milestone for a project years in the making and a topic of curiosity for thousands of daily commuters on Southern Boulevard. “It’s going to be the CityPlace of the western communities,” said Michael Tuttle, manager of Tuttle Land...

Posted: 11 days ago

A master plan filed in the village, and scheduled to come before officials next week, marks a milestone for a project years in the making and a topic of curiosity for thousands of daily commuters on Southern Boulevard. “It’s going to be the CityPlace of the western communities,” said Michael Tuttle, manager of Tuttle Land...
Scam calls about pain medicine target Florida Blue customers, seniors
 Look out for calls about new pain-relieving medicine, especially if you are a customer of the state’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, warns an advisory that calls the effort “shameful” and a “scam.” Such calls can deliver a dose of financial hurt including identity theft or bogus charges, according to the...

Posted: 13 days ago

Look out for calls about new pain-relieving medicine, especially if you are a customer of the state’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, warns an advisory that calls the effort “shameful” and a “scam.” Such calls can deliver a dose of financial hurt including identity theft or bogus charges, according to the...
Palm Beach County regains Florida’s priciest gas with 7-cent jump
 Gas prices revved up 7 cents per gallon in Palm Beach County coming off the state’s most expensive July since 2014, motorist group AAA said Monday. That drove Palm Beach County back into Florida’s top spot for the highest average cost at $2.91 per gallon, after a brief lapse to third place a week earlier at $2.84 behind Crestview-Fort...

Posted: 14 days ago

Gas prices revved up 7 cents per gallon in Palm Beach County coming off the state’s most expensive July since 2014, motorist group AAA said Monday. That drove Palm Beach County back into Florida’s top spot for the highest average cost at $2.91 per gallon, after a brief lapse to third place a week earlier at $2.84 behind Crestview-Fort...
Legal challenge contests FPL plan to run Turkey Point plant 80 years
 Eighty years would be unprecedented to run a U.S. nuclear plant and Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point license should not be extended to 2053 without major changes to protect drinking water and the environment, according to a legal challenge to the Juno Beach-based utility’s plans. An FPL official dismissed it Thursday as a...

Posted: 18 days ago

Eighty years would be unprecedented to run a U.S. nuclear plant and Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point license should not be extended to 2053 without major changes to protect drinking water and the environment, according to a legal challenge to the Juno Beach-based utility’s plans. An FPL official dismissed it Thursday as a...