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Palm Beach County Judge Peter Evans abruptly ends 30-year career
 Citing mounting health problems and a desire to spend time with his family, Palm Beach County Court Judge Peter Evans ended his nearly 30-year judicial career on Friday. “There is time for all things, and time has come for me to focus on my medical care and enjoying my remaining time with my family,” Evans said in a Aug. 10 letter...

Posted: 2 days ago

Citing mounting health problems and a desire to spend time with his family, Palm Beach County Court Judge Peter Evans ended his nearly 30-year judicial career on Friday. “There is time for all things, and time has come for me to focus on my medical care and enjoying my remaining time with my family,” Evans said in a Aug. 10 letter...
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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...
Fired FAU professor declares it’s his right to call Sandy Hook a hoax
 Lashing out at his former bosses and a federal judge, former Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy is back in court, again claiming he was wrongfully fired for publicly and repeatedly proclaiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. In his ongoing quest to get his job back, Tracy insists a federal jury got it wrong in December...

Posted: 13 days ago

Lashing out at his former bosses and a federal judge, former Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy is back in court, again claiming he was wrongfully fired for publicly and repeatedly proclaiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. In his ongoing quest to get his job back, Tracy insists a federal jury got it wrong in December...
Corrections officer: Free man wrongly accused in son’s death
 For more than 10 years, Linda Tomlinson has lived with the painful knowledge that the wrong man was sent to prison for her 25-year-old son’s murder while his real killer was allowed to go free. She has written letters. She has talked to prosecutors. She has testified in court. All to no avail. “I never got any justice...

Posted: 16 days ago

For more than 10 years, Linda Tomlinson has lived with the painful knowledge that the wrong man was sent to prison for her 25-year-old son’s murder while his real killer was allowed to go free. She has written letters. She has talked to prosecutors. She has testified in court. All to no avail. “I never got any justice...
Cheesman, Coleman, Maryuma have vastly different backgrounds
 An assistant public defender, a former prosecutor who practices family law and a scientist turned lawyer will face off on Aug. 28 to replace retiring Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Peter Blanc. The three candidates not only practice different types of law but come from vastly different backgrounds. KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES: Complete guide to...

Posted: 17 days ago

An assistant public defender, a former prosecutor who practices family law and a scientist turned lawyer will face off on Aug. 28 to replace retiring Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Peter Blanc. The three candidates not only practice different types of law but come from vastly different backgrounds. KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES: Complete guide to...
Melgen will stay in prison while he appeals health care conviction
 Dr. Salomon Melgen will remain behind bars while he appeals his conviction on 67 charges of health care fraud and his 17-year prison sentence, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra rejected arguments from Melgen’s attorneys who claimed the 63-year-old disgraced Palm Beach County retinal specialist is not...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dr. Salomon Melgen will remain behind bars while he appeals his conviction on 67 charges of health care fraud and his 17-year prison sentence, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra rejected arguments from Melgen’s attorneys who claimed the 63-year-old disgraced Palm Beach County retinal specialist is not...
Elections 2018: Kerner, St. Juste and Jordan seek circuit court seat
 Two of the candidates in the race to replace retiring Circuit Judge David French in the Aug. 28 election have deep roots in Palm Beach County while the third has spent most of his life in Broward County and, if elected, would have to move here. Alcolya St. Juste, 43, a former senior attorney for the Florida Department of Children & Families...

Posted: 18 days ago

Two of the candidates in the race to replace retiring Circuit Judge David French in the Aug. 28 election have deep roots in Palm Beach County while the third has spent most of his life in Broward County and, if elected, would have to move here. Alcolya St. Juste, 43, a former senior attorney for the Florida Department of Children & Families...
Two Boca attorneys disbarred by Florida Supreme Court
 Four Palm Beach County attorneys are among 21 statewide who were recently disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court. Two Boca Raton attorneys - Jason Dalley and Lori Kovacs - were disbarred, another Boca attorney was suspended for three years and a Palm Beach lawyer was suspended from the practice of law indefinitely, according to orders the...

Posted: 18 days ago

Four Palm Beach County attorneys are among 21 statewide who were recently disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court. Two Boca Raton attorneys - Jason Dalley and Lori Kovacs - were disbarred, another Boca attorney was suspended for three years and a Palm Beach lawyer was suspended from the practice of law indefinitely, according to orders the...