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LATEST: Small plane makes hard landing in Wellington neighborhood; 2 hurt
 A man piloting a small aircraft made a hard landing Friday afternoon in the Wellington Aero Club neighborhood, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported.  The incident happened at about 4 p.m. in the 16000 block of Hawker Lane.  The incident involved a single-engine Cessna. The pilot and a female passenger got out of...

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A man piloting a small aircraft made a hard landing Friday afternoon in the Wellington Aero Club neighborhood, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported.  The incident happened at about 4 p.m. in the 16000 block of Hawker Lane.  The incident involved a single-engine Cessna. The pilot and a female passenger got out of...
‘I remember a feeling of helplessness,’ says man who nearly drowned in Jupiter Inlet
 Casey Staniszewski describes the ocean waters of the Jupiter Inlet as his “happy place.” The 19-year-old Jupiter man said he enjoys the Inlet’s serene setting. But a trip there with a friend last month was a moment that was anything but serene. On the morning of July 9, while free diving and spearfishing with a friend, Staniszewski...

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Casey Staniszewski describes the ocean waters of the Jupiter Inlet as his “happy place.” The 19-year-old Jupiter man said he enjoys the Inlet’s serene setting. But a trip there with a friend last month was a moment that was anything but serene. On the morning of July 9, while free diving and spearfishing with a friend, Staniszewski...
NEW: Police arrest suspected leader of West Palm prostitution ring
 A Palm Springs man suspected of running prostitution houses in West Palm Beach was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges.  Domingo Diaz, 30, is facing three counts each of deriving proceeds from prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution and soliciting another person to commit prostitution. He remained in the Palm Beach...

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A Palm Springs man suspected of running prostitution houses in West Palm Beach was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges.  Domingo Diaz, 30, is facing three counts each of deriving proceeds from prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution and soliciting another person to commit prostitution. He remained in the Palm Beach...
NEW: Video-camera doorbells are latest crime-fighting tool
 From a high-profile Martin County murder case to a rash of burglaries in a St. Lucie County neighborhood, two Treasure Coast sheriffs are pointing to the increasing use of private video cameras in helping their agencies solve recent crimes.   Martin County Sheriff William Snyder and St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara on Thursday...

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From a high-profile Martin County murder case to a rash of burglaries in a St. Lucie County neighborhood, two Treasure Coast sheriffs are pointing to the increasing use of private video cameras in helping their agencies solve recent crimes.   Martin County Sheriff William Snyder and St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara on Thursday...
LATEST: Palm Tran bus driver fired for punching unruly passenger
 A Palm Tran bus driver was fired last week for punching an unruly passenger in May, according to a document provided by the Palm Beach County agency. Palm Tran officials notified Terrence Barber, 45, of his dismissal in a letter dated Aug. 6. Barber reportedly punched a passenger May 13 on the 5000 block of North Federal Highway...

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A Palm Tran bus driver was fired last week for punching an unruly passenger in May, according to a document provided by the Palm Beach County agency. Palm Tran officials notified Terrence Barber, 45, of his dismissal in a letter dated Aug. 6. Barber reportedly punched a passenger May 13 on the 5000 block of North Federal Highway...
NEW: PBSO seeks help identifying suspect in Royal Palm arts store theft
 Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman suspected of stealing merchandise from an arts and crafts store last month in Royal Palm Beach.   The incident happened July 20 at the Hobby Lobby store on State Road 7 north of Southern Boulevard, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies say...

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman suspected of stealing merchandise from an arts and crafts store last month in Royal Palm Beach.   The incident happened July 20 at the Hobby Lobby store on State Road 7 north of Southern Boulevard, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies say...
JUST IN: Second arrest made in alleged West Palm firebomb attack
 Authorities have arrested a second person following an alleged firebomb attack on a couple last month outside a West Palm Beach apartment complex.  Police arrested Cleo Washington, 42, of Riviera Beach on Sunday in connection to a July 6 attack on the 1400 block of the Pointe Drive. He faces charges of attempted murder, second-degree...

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Authorities have arrested a second person following an alleged firebomb attack on a couple last month outside a West Palm Beach apartment complex.  Police arrested Cleo Washington, 42, of Riviera Beach on Sunday in connection to a July 6 attack on the 1400 block of the Pointe Drive. He faces charges of attempted murder, second-degree...
NEW: Delray man remains hospitalized after being burned in West Palm Parkour incident
 Savana Harrison described her younger brother, David, as someone who has always been the adventurous type.  As a child, David frequently climbed trees  and practiced the moves of one of his favorite anime characters. Despite his small frame, he joined his high school’s football team.  So it was little surprise to her that...

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Savana Harrison described her younger brother, David, as someone who has always been the adventurous type.  As a child, David frequently climbed trees and practiced the moves of one of his favorite anime characters. Despite his small frame, he joined his high school’s football team.  So it was little surprise to her that...
Coach accused of fatal punch of Boca man in New York City is out of jail
 The Wake Forest University basketball coach accused in the death of a Boca Raton man  was released from a New York City jail on his own recognizance Thursday night. Jamill Jones, an assistant men’s basketball at the university in Winston-Salem, N.C., was released shortly after he turned himself in, his attorney, Alain Massena,...

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The Wake Forest University basketball coach accused in the death of a Boca Raton man was released from a New York City jail on his own recognizance Thursday night. Jamill Jones, an assistant men’s basketball at the university in Winston-Salem, N.C., was released shortly after he turned himself in, his attorney, Alain Massena,...
UPDATE: Diver found, identified as Port St. Lucie man after search in Riviera Beach
 UPDATED, 9:40 p.m.: The diver whose body was recovered has been identified as Randolph Smay, 65, of Port St. Lucie. UPDATED, 7:45 p.m.:  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a diver’s body had been recovered at the Blue Heron bridge. No identification had yet been made. Sheriff's investigators were on...

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UPDATED, 9:40 p.m.: The diver whose body was recovered has been identified as Randolph Smay, 65, of Port St. Lucie. UPDATED, 7:45 p.m.:  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a diver’s body had been recovered at the Blue Heron bridge. No identification had yet been made. Sheriff's investigators were on...
College basketball coach arrested in fatal attack on Boca man in New York
 An assistant college basketball coach at Wake Forest University is suspected of punching and killing a Boca Raton-area man during an encounter on a New York City street corner early Sunday. Jamill Jones, 35, of Kernersville, N.C., turned himself in Thursday, New York City police said. He faces a charge of assault after he allegedly...

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An assistant college basketball coach at Wake Forest University is suspected of punching and killing a Boca Raton-area man during an encounter on a New York City street corner early Sunday. Jamill Jones, 35, of Kernersville, N.C., turned himself in Thursday, New York City police said. He faces a charge of assault after he allegedly...
BREAKING: Girl, 4, drowns in tub at Port St. Lucie home
 A 4-year-old girl died of an apparent drowning in a bathtub of a Port St. Lucie home Thursday afternoon, city police said.  A teenage sibling found the girl facedown in the tub at about 12:40 p.m. Police and paramedics responded to the home in the 2600 block of Southwest Harem Circle and the girl was taken to Tradition Medical Center...

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A 4-year-old girl died of an apparent drowning in a bathtub of a Port St. Lucie home Thursday afternoon, city police said.  A teenage sibling found the girl facedown in the tub at about 12:40 p.m. Police and paramedics responded to the home in the 2600 block of Southwest Harem Circle and the girl was taken to Tradition Medical Center...
NEW: PBSO seeks help locating Tequesta teen missing since July
 A 17-year-old girl from Tequesta has gone missing after she ran away from her home in late July, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.  Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating Sydnie Kennelly, who was last seen on July 25.  She was last seen wearing a white shirt, black shorts...

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A 17-year-old girl from Tequesta has gone missing after she ran away from her home in late July, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.  Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating Sydnie Kennelly, who was last seen on July 25.  She was last seen wearing a white shirt, black shorts...
NEW: Man shot, killed by sheriff’s deputies in Okeechobee County
 Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Monday by law-enforcement officers in Okeechobee County.  In a news conference streamed online by Palm Beach Post news partner WPTV NewsChannel 5, Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel E. Stephen said the man was shot and killed at about 11 p.m. Monday after he approached deputies...

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Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Monday by law-enforcement officers in Okeechobee County.  In a news conference streamed online by Palm Beach Post news partner WPTV NewsChannel 5, Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel E. Stephen said the man was shot and killed at about 11 p.m. Monday after he approached deputies...
FAU cancels graduation ceremony after ‘credible threat’ found on note
 Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday canceled one of its three graduation ceremonies on the Boca Raton campus because of a “credible threat” found on a sticky note in the women’s restroom, police said.   At about 4 p.m, an FAU staff member found a note on a restroom mirror at FAU’s College of Business...

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Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday canceled one of its three graduation ceremonies on the Boca Raton campus because of a “credible threat” found on a sticky note in the women’s restroom, police said.   At about 4 p.m, an FAU staff member found a note on a restroom mirror at FAU’s College of Business...
NEW: Police ID man, 68, killed in Delray car crash
 A 68-year-old man has been identified as the person killed Saturday evening in a single-vehicle crash in Delray Beach.  Authorities say Charitable Thelemaque died when he lost of control of his Mitsubishi SUV shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday and crashed into a cement lamppost on northbound Fifth Avenue.  Investigators are still...

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A 68-year-old man has been identified as the person killed Saturday evening in a single-vehicle crash in Delray Beach.  Authorities say Charitable Thelemaque died when he lost of control of his Mitsubishi SUV shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday and crashed into a cement lamppost on northbound Fifth Avenue.  Investigators are still...
JUST IN: Bond set at $3 million in Port St. Lucie child-porn case
 A 28-year-old Brevard County man with ties to St. Lucie County was arrested by local authorities last week on more than 300 counts of possessing child pornography.  Titusville resident Aaron Williams, formerly of Port St. Lucie, remained in custody at the St. Lucie County Jail on Monday following his arrest Thursday on 333 counts of...

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A 28-year-old Brevard County man with ties to St. Lucie County was arrested by local authorities last week on more than 300 counts of possessing child pornography.  Titusville resident Aaron Williams, formerly of Port St. Lucie, remained in custody at the St. Lucie County Jail on Monday following his arrest Thursday on 333 counts of...
NEW: Attack with shovel leads to attempted murder charge for Delray man
 A Delray Beach man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly attacked a woman with a shovel and other blunt objects Friday.  Larry Bernard Shade, 32, was arrested on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. During a hearing Saturday, Judge John S. Kastrenakes...

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A Delray Beach man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly attacked a woman with a shovel and other blunt objects Friday.  Larry Bernard Shade, 32, was arrested on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. During a hearing Saturday, Judge John S. Kastrenakes...
NEW: Man fatally shot by Delray officer was brandishing a gun, police say
 UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. Sunday: A spokeswoman for Delray Beach Police said the investigation into the fatal shooting of John Randolph has been turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. ORIGINAL STORY: A confrontation between police and a Delray Beach man turned deadly Saturday morning when an officer shot and killed the man after...

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UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. Sunday: A spokeswoman for Delray Beach Police said the investigation into the fatal shooting of John Randolph has been turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. ORIGINAL STORY: A confrontation between police and a Delray Beach man turned deadly Saturday morning when an officer shot and killed the man after...
UPDATE: Missing Jupiter teen found unharmed
 Aug. 7, 2018 update:  A 17-year-old Jupiter girl who was reported missing on July 22 was found unharmed Monday night, police said.  Aug. 2, 2018 report: A 17-year-old Jupiter girl has gone missing after she ran away from her home in late July, town police said Thursday.  Police are asking for the public’s help in...

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Aug. 7, 2018 update:  A 17-year-old Jupiter girl who was reported missing on July 22 was found unharmed Monday night, police said.  Aug. 2, 2018 report: A 17-year-old Jupiter girl has gone missing after she ran away from her home in late July, town police said Thursday.  Police are asking for the public’s help in...
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