Joe Capozzi

Prior to moving to Local news to cover growth management and transportation in 2013, Joe covered the Marlins beginning in 1999. After graduating from Ohio University, he worked for The Stuart News before joining the The Palm Beach Post in 1989 as a metro reporter until 1997 when he moved to sports.

Latest from Joe Capozzi

How a Venezuelan crisis plays out in Wellington horse country
 In a large house on Sunnyland Lane, deep in Wellington’s exclusive horse country, Alejandro Andrade and his family enjoy a life far from the hardships faced today by people in their home country of Venezuela. Andrade, a former bodyguard to late president Hugo Chavez before rising to the rank of Venezuela’s national treasurer,...

Posted: 16 days ago

In a large house on Sunnyland Lane, deep in Wellington’s exclusive horse country, Alejandro Andrade and his family enjoy a life far from the hardships faced today by people in their home country of Venezuela. Andrade, a former bodyguard to late president Hugo Chavez before rising to the rank of Venezuela’s national treasurer,...
Honestly, this local is not Owen Wilson — but few people believe him
 Honestly, he really is just some guy from South Florida named Daniel Hartwell. But perhaps you’ve seen him around town and insisted he had to be none other than Hollywood actor Owen Wilson. “Everywhere I go, people walk up to me and say, ‘Hey, Owen! Can I get a picture with ya?’’ said Hartwell, a Manalapan resident...

Posted: 18 days ago

Honestly, he really is just some guy from South Florida named Daniel Hartwell. But perhaps you’ve seen him around town and insisted he had to be none other than Hollywood actor Owen Wilson. “Everywhere I go, people walk up to me and say, ‘Hey, Owen! Can I get a picture with ya?’’ said Hartwell, a Manalapan resident...
Wolfie and the addicts: A Palm Beach fortune, a deathbed wedding and two overdose deaths
 When John Churchill came to town in early 2016 looking for answers about his son’s death, he brought a close friend — recently retired Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Hartley.  They wanted to see the West Palm Beach house where Steven N. Churchill, 54, had died six months earlier of an accidental heroin...

Posted: 25 days ago

When John Churchill came to town in early 2016 looking for answers about his son’s death, he brought a close friend — recently retired Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Hartley.  They wanted to see the West Palm Beach house where Steven N. Churchill, 54, had died six months earlier of an accidental heroin...
Wolfie and the addicts: A Palm Beach fortune, a deathbed wedding and two overdose deaths
 When John Churchill came to town in early 2016 looking for answers about his son’s death, he brought a close friend — recently retired Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Hartley.  They wanted to see the West Palm Beach house where Steven N. Churchill, 54, had died six months earlier of an accidental heroin...

Posted: 26 days ago

When John Churchill came to town in early 2016 looking for answers about his son’s death, he brought a close friend — recently retired Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Hartley.  They wanted to see the West Palm Beach house where Steven N. Churchill, 54, had died six months earlier of an accidental heroin...
Boynton woman killed in Delray car crash
 A Boynton Beach woman was killed early Saturday in a three-car crash in suburban Delray Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. A car driven by Gerilynn B. Krieg, 69, was in the northbound center lane of Jog Road waiting for a traffic light to cycle green at Champion Boulevard. A car driven by Fay M. Zolin, 72, of Delray...

Posted: 29 days ago

A Boynton Beach woman was killed early Saturday in a three-car crash in suburban Delray Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. A car driven by Gerilynn B. Krieg, 69, was in the northbound center lane of Jog Road waiting for a traffic light to cycle green at Champion Boulevard. A car driven by Fay M. Zolin, 72, of Delray...
West Palm, Boca, Delray marches draw thousands from grandparents to toddlers
 Update Monday: This story contains updated crowd estimates from Boca Raton and Delray Beach.  Original post: The President didn’t stop for a chat — or even drive by. The one shuttle bus and several vans hired to ferry protesters couldn’t keep up with the torrent of riders. And the public address system — a bullhorn...

Posted: 29 days ago

Update Monday: This story contains updated crowd estimates from Boca Raton and Delray Beach.  Original post: The President didn’t stop for a chat — or even drive by. The one shuttle bus and several vans hired to ferry protesters couldn’t keep up with the torrent of riders. And the public address system — a bullhorn...
How 2,000 West Palm marchers hope to be seen, heard by President Trump
 Of the 830 communities around the world hosting March for Our Lives rallies Saturday, only one will put student gun-control activists within the closest proximity to the president of the United States — and it’s not the main rally in Washington. While 500,000 people are expected to march down Pennsylvania Avenue with...

Posted: 30 days ago

Of the 830 communities around the world hosting March for Our Lives rallies Saturday, only one will put student gun-control activists within the closest proximity to the president of the United States — and it’s not the main rally in Washington. While 500,000 people are expected to march down Pennsylvania Avenue with...
More than a million worldwide expected to March for Our Lives Saturday
 Launched from the tears and frustration of angry Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, more than a million people are expected to participate Saturday in March for our Lives gun-control rallies around the world. Billed as a long overdue conversation about gun violence, the main event will take place in Washington,...

1:08 PM Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018

Launched from the tears and frustration of angry Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, more than a million people are expected to participate Saturday in March for our Lives gun-control rallies around the world. Billed as a long overdue conversation about gun violence, the main event will take place in Washington,...
What’s that steel behemoth rising from the waterway near Mar-a-Lago?
 From a distance, it looks like the steel skeleton of a six-story office building rising from the unlikeliest of spots — the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway. But it’s not a permanent building at all. It’s a bridge – a new temporary bridge, to be exact — that will connect West Palm Beach and Palm Beach while...

6:43 PM Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

From a distance, it looks like the steel skeleton of a six-story office building rising from the unlikeliest of spots — the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway. But it’s not a permanent building at all. It’s a bridge – a new temporary bridge, to be exact — that will connect West Palm Beach and Palm Beach while...
School officials scurry with thousands of angry kids on the march
 A principal’s very worst nightmare involves a shooter on campus – something that Palm Beach County schools are supposed to plan and drill for. The scenario not in the playbook: The moment when thousands of students head en masse for the gates to take their protest of shootings to the streets. Students at more than a dozen Palm...

3:00 PM Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

A principal’s very worst nightmare involves a shooter on campus – something that Palm Beach County schools are supposed to plan and drill for. The scenario not in the playbook: The moment when thousands of students head en masse for the gates to take their protest of shootings to the streets. Students at more than a dozen Palm...
Astros to show off World Series trophy Thursday at Clematis by Night
 The Houston Astros are planning to show off their World Series championship trophy Thursday night on Clematis Street. Accompanying the trophy will be Astros pitcher Brad Peacock of Wellington, infielder Alex Bregman and general manager Jeff Luhnow during the city’s weekly Clematis by Night event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the east end of Clematis...

8:56 PM Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

The Houston Astros are planning to show off their World Series championship trophy Thursday night on Clematis Street. Accompanying the trophy will be Astros pitcher Brad Peacock of Wellington, infielder Alex Bregman and general manager Jeff Luhnow during the city’s weekly Clematis by Night event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the east end of Clematis...