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Palm Beach County man sues to declare sex registry unconstitutional
 When a Palm Beach County man in 1993 pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a person under the age of 16, he made it clear he wouldn’t accept the plea deal unless he was assured his current and future employers would never find out about his transgressions. Prosecutors agreed. Four years later, that promise was...

Posted: 3 days ago

When a Palm Beach County man in 1993 pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a person under the age of 16, he made it clear he wouldn’t accept the plea deal unless he was assured his current and future employers would never find out about his transgressions. Prosecutors agreed. Four years later, that promise was...
Heather Grossman recalls day hitmen shot her in Palm Beach County
 On Sunday, Heather Grossman and her three children will go out to dinner to celebrate the day her ex-husband hired hit men to kill her 21 years ago. “It’s my second birthday,” said Grossman, who defied  astronomical odds and survived the 1997 shooting that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Had Boca Raton paramedics...

Posted: 4 days ago

On Sunday, Heather Grossman and her three children will go out to dinner to celebrate the day her ex-husband hired hit men to kill her 21 years ago. “It’s my second birthday,” said Grossman, who defied astronomical odds and survived the 1997 shooting that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Had Boca Raton paramedics...
Election 2018: Learn about the six candidates seeking circuit court
 With three circuit judgeships and the diversity of Palm Beach County’s bench on the line, the Nov. 6 run-off election pits lawyers who are receiving heavy backing from political and legal insiders against less sanctified and less well-heeled candidates. In an unusual event, general election voters are being asked to pick three...

Posted: 5 days ago

With three circuit judgeships and the diversity of Palm Beach County’s bench on the line, the Nov. 6 run-off election pits lawyers who are receiving heavy backing from political and legal insiders against less sanctified and less well-heeled candidates. In an unusual event, general election voters are being asked to pick three...
High Court Hopes: 7 in Palm Beach County seek Fla. Supreme Court seats
 Two Palm Beach County circuit court judges, a county court judge, three jurists who sit on the 4th District Court of Appeal and a West Palm Beach attorney have applied to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. While the appointment process has spurred a court battle, the seven local lawyers are among the 59 judges and attorneys statewide...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two Palm Beach County circuit court judges, a county court judge, three jurists who sit on the 4th District Court of Appeal and a West Palm Beach attorney have applied to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. While the appointment process has spurred a court battle, the seven local lawyers are among the 59 judges and attorneys statewide...
Ashley Zuckerman, Allegra Fung vie for county court judge seat
 Seven years out of law school and competing against seasoned lawyers, 34-year-old Ashley Zuckerman wasn’t expected to win the crowded Aug. 28 primary election to replace retired Palm Beach County Judge Peter Evans. But she crushed it. Zuckerman captured 59,000 votes in the five-person contest — 12,000 more than the second-place...

Posted: 7 days ago

Seven years out of law school and competing against seasoned lawyers, 34-year-old Ashley Zuckerman wasn’t expected to win the crowded Aug. 28 primary election to replace retired Palm Beach County Judge Peter Evans. But she crushed it. Zuckerman captured 59,000 votes in the five-person contest — 12,000 more than the second-place...
Dozens gather in downtown West Palm to protest Kavanaugh
 For 46 years, Mary Speer never spoke about a sexual assault she endured as a college student in Los Angeles. On Sunday, standing near Centennial Fountain, the 76-year-old Delray Beach resident carried a simple sign for all to see: “#Me Too! Raped 1972.” Still stinging by Saturday’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a U...

Posted: 7 days ago

For 46 years, Mary Speer never spoke about a sexual assault she endured as a college student in Los Angeles. On Sunday, standing near Centennial Fountain, the 76-year-old Delray Beach resident carried a simple sign for all to see: “#Me Too! Raped 1972.” Still stinging by Saturday’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a U...
Attorney Spencer Kuvin gets OK to depose Bill Cosby in civil case
 A West Palm Beach lawyer could become the first to depose Bill Cosby since the 81-year-old disgraced comedian, once known as “America’s Dad,” was sent to prison last month after being convicted of sexual assault charges. A California judge on Friday gave attorney Spencer Kuvin the go-ahead to interview Cosby on behalf of...

Posted: 9 days ago

A West Palm Beach lawyer could become the first to depose Bill Cosby since the 81-year-old disgraced comedian, once known as “America’s Dad,” was sent to prison last month after being convicted of sexual assault charges. A California judge on Friday gave attorney Spencer Kuvin the go-ahead to interview Cosby on behalf of...
Ex-Boca teacher heading to Canada to face charge of sexually abusing teen
 A former Boca Raton elementary school teacher will be heading to Canada to face charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old relative while attending a family wedding in the Toronto area last year. While Owen Headley, 55, vehemently denies the allegations, he agreed to not fight efforts to force him to go to Canada after U.S...

Posted: 10 days ago

A former Boca Raton elementary school teacher will be heading to Canada to face charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old relative while attending a family wedding in the Toronto area last year. While Owen Headley, 55, vehemently denies the allegations, he agreed to not fight efforts to force him to go to Canada after U.S...
‘Slipped through the cracks’: Fred Wade goes to prison on sex abuse case
 Two years of unexpected — and unintentional freedom — ended Thursday for Frederick Wade when the 69-year-old Wellington businessman turned himself in to begin serving a three-year sentence on multiple charges of soliciting a minor for sex. Wade, whose case fell through the cracks of the court system, showed no emotion when Palm...

Posted: 11 days ago

Two years of unexpected — and unintentional freedom — ended Thursday for Frederick Wade when the 69-year-old Wellington businessman turned himself in to begin serving a three-year sentence on multiple charges of soliciting a minor for sex. Wade, whose case fell through the cracks of the court system, showed no emotion when Palm...
Lake Worth man sues over death of wife in head-on crash in Greenacres
 The husband of a 49-year-old Lake Worth woman who died in a head-on collision on 10th Avenue North in January is suing the estate of the man who also died in the crash. In the lawsuit filed last week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, widower Jose Grisales claims the late Francisco Cabello was negligent in the accident that claimed the life...

Posted: 11 days ago

The husband of a 49-year-old Lake Worth woman who died in a head-on collision on 10th Avenue North in January is suing the estate of the man who also died in the crash. In the lawsuit filed last week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, widower Jose Grisales claims the late Francisco Cabello was negligent in the accident that claimed the life...
Judge: Man sentenced as juvenile a ‘manifest injustice,’ sets him free
 UPDATE: Dennis Hart was released from the Palm Beach County jail at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, said his aunt Sylvia “Renee” Hart. He asked his family to take him to Burger King to get a Whopper — the first of many stops he plans in upcoming days to forget nearly 22 years of prison food. A family reunion is planned this weekend...

Posted: 11 days ago

UPDATE: Dennis Hart was released from the Palm Beach County jail at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, said his aunt Sylvia “Renee” Hart. He asked his family to take him to Burger King to get a Whopper — the first of many stops he plans in upcoming days to forget nearly 22 years of prison food. A family reunion is planned this weekend...