Jim Coleman

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NEW: Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the North Atlantic; Pacific storms heat up
 Subtropical Storm Debby has formed in the Atlantic Ocean – about 500-600 miles off the southeast coast of St. Pierre, Newfoundland,
            Canada, far away from South Florida and no threat to hit land. Maximum winds from Debby are 40 m
            
               
            ph and the system is moving north at 16 mph. It is expected...

Posted: 13 days ago

Subtropical Storm Debby has formed in the Atlantic Ocean – about 500-600 miles off the southeast coast of St. Pierre, Newfoundland, Canada, far away from South Florida and no threat to hit land. Maximum winds from Debby are 40 m ph and the system is moving north at 16 mph. It is expected...
3 p.m.: Palm Beach County is getting drenched… and it isn’t letting up
 3 p.m.: Today’s thunderstorms are expected to be more widespread than the past few days as a deeply saturated air mass moves into
            South Florida, butting heads with cold air aloft and a weak frontal boundary draped across Central Florida. About 250 lightning strikes occurred during Wednesday’s storms in Palm Beach...

6:12 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

3 p.m.: Today’s thunderstorms are expected to be more widespread than the past few days as a deeply saturated air mass moves into South Florida, butting heads with cold air aloft and a weak frontal boundary draped across Central Florida. About 250 lightning strikes occurred during Wednesday’s storms in Palm Beach...
Strong storm cell moving from Wellington toward West Palm
 A significant weather advisory for northeast Palm Beach County until 4:30 p.m. has been issued by the National Weather Service
            in Miami. A strong storm cell is moving quickly from the Wellington and Royal Palm Beach area toward the northeast, generating lightning
            and torrential rain. The cell is currently dumping plenty...

8:18 PM Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

A significant weather advisory for northeast Palm Beach County until 4:30 p.m. has been issued by the National Weather Service in Miami. A strong storm cell is moving quickly from the Wellington and Royal Palm Beach area toward the northeast, generating lightning and torrential rain. The cell is currently dumping plenty...
NEW: Conditions ripe for more severe storms this afternoon
 Don’t expect to see the sun anytime soon – especially this afternoon as a threat of severe thunderstorms and lightning is
            expected, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. Additional rainfall is expected throughout the afternoon – primarily between 1 and 7 p.m. – along with the rest of the week...

4:04 PM Thursday, May. 17, 2018

Don’t expect to see the sun anytime soon – especially this afternoon as a threat of severe thunderstorms and lightning is expected, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. Additional rainfall is expected throughout the afternoon – primarily between 1 and 7 p.m. – along with the rest of the week...
Weekend weather: Expect some much-needed rain on Saturday
 Some of those Easter egg hunts may have to move indoors as rain ahead of a weak cool front could hit Palm Beach County today. There is a 50 percent chance of rain, with the highest probability in the morning hours as a front that stretches all the way up the East Coast will bring storms. “It doesn’t mean everywhere in Palm Beach...

5:20 PM Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

Some of those Easter egg hunts may have to move indoors as rain ahead of a weak cool front could hit Palm Beach County today. There is a 50 percent chance of rain, with the highest probability in the morning hours as a front that stretches all the way up the East Coast will bring storms. “It doesn’t mean everywhere in Palm Beach...
History lesson: Ten student protests that made the world take notice
 A look at 10 prominent student protests that shaped the world: The Greensboro Four, 1960: Four freshmen at North Carolina A&T State staged a sit-in at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Their protest against segregation inspired hundreds of other student protests across the country. Free speech movement, 1964-65...

6:41 PM Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018

A look at 10 prominent student protests that shaped the world: The Greensboro Four, 1960: Four freshmen at North Carolina A&T State staged a sit-in at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Their protest against segregation inspired hundreds of other student protests across the country. Free speech movement, 1964-65...
Honda Classic: Man gets bonked by golf ball, gets an autograph for his troubles
 A man got hit in the head by a golf ball hit by Justin Thomas during the second round of Friday’s Honda Classic at PGA National. The man, who didn’t want to be identified, suffered a scrape on his scalp and had some bleeding but was otherwise unharmed. Thomas ended up signing a golf glove and gave it to the man’s daughter...

10:57 PM Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

A man got hit in the head by a golf ball hit by Justin Thomas during the second round of Friday’s Honda Classic at PGA National. The man, who didn’t want to be identified, suffered a scrape on his scalp and had some bleeding but was otherwise unharmed. Thomas ended up signing a golf glove and gave it to the man’s daughter...
NEW: I-95 north from Lantana to 6th Road South shut down rest of day
 Interstate 95 northbound from Lantana Road to Sixth Avenue South will be shut down the rest of the day because of a crash on the interstate and an officer-related shooting in the Lantana area, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Drivers should avoid the expressway north and should stay away from Dixie Highway northbound...

4:39 PM Wednesday, Feb. 07, 2018

Interstate 95 northbound from Lantana Road to Sixth Avenue South will be shut down the rest of the day because of a crash on the interstate and an officer-related shooting in the Lantana area, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Drivers should avoid the expressway north and should stay away from Dixie Highway northbound...
Climate-controlled Super Bowl rare, could it affect game?
 The teams are set – it’s New England and Philadelphia. Now the next hot topic, so to speak, is what will the temperature be in Minneapolis at kickoff? Yes, yes, we know the big game is indoors – the 12
            th time in its 52-year history the Super Bowl will be inside – but even those temps have a range. FOXBOROUGH...

12:29 AM Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

The teams are set – it’s New England and Philadelphia. Now the next hot topic, so to speak, is what will the temperature be in Minneapolis at kickoff? Yes, yes, we know the big game is indoors – the 12 th time in its 52-year history the Super Bowl will be inside – but even those temps have a range. FOXBOROUGH...
Boynton red-light cameras back in September — here’s where they will be
 Boynton Beach drivers beware: After an eight-month hiatus, the city’s 15 red-light cameras will be turned back on Friday, Sept. 1. There will be a two-week warning period so drivers have time to adjust to the re-institution of the red-light camera program and modify their driving behavior, Boynton Police spokesperson Stephanie Slater...

6:35 PM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

Boynton Beach drivers beware: After an eight-month hiatus, the city’s 15 red-light cameras will be turned back on Friday, Sept. 1. There will be a two-week warning period so drivers have time to adjust to the re-institution of the red-light camera program and modify their driving behavior, Boynton Police spokesperson Stephanie Slater...
West Boynton All-Stars open regional play today
 West Boynton Beach begins its quest today to become only the second area team to reach the Little League World Series. READ: West Boynton feeling the love on the way to regionals The West Boynton All-Stars face the Logan Little League (West Va.) All-Stars today at 4 p.m. in their opening game of the Southeast Region in Warner Robins, Ga....

12:18 AM Friday, Aug. 04, 2017

West Boynton Beach begins its quest today to become only the second area team to reach the Little League World Series. READ: West Boynton feeling the love on the way to regionals The West Boynton All-Stars face the Logan Little League (West Va.) All-Stars today at 4 p.m. in their opening game of the Southeast Region in Warner Robins, Ga....