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EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago tax deal veiled from IRS review 
 The tax bill President Donald Trump signed this week scraps a number of deductions, but his favorite one is still there. It’s an obscure tax break that he’s used to the tune of $100 million in deductions on his income tax over the years. The first time he qualified for it was in 1993 when he wanted the town of Palm Beach to approve...

6:00 PM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

The tax bill President Donald Trump signed this week scraps a number of deductions, but his favorite one is still there. It’s an obscure tax break that he’s used to the tune of $100 million in deductions on his income tax over the years. The first time he qualified for it was in 1993 when he wanted the town of Palm Beach to approve...
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago tax deal veiled from IRS review
 PALM BEACH — Donald Trump’s deal with the town of Palm Beach to turn Mar-a-Lago into a private club hinged on an act of charity crafted to skirt IRS scrutiny and deliver for Trump a seven-figure tax break, a Palm Beach Post investigation has found. To make sure Trump could get the $5.7 million deduction, America’s future...

5:55 PM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

PALM BEACH — Donald Trump’s deal with the town of Palm Beach to turn Mar-a-Lago into a private club hinged on an act of charity crafted to skirt IRS scrutiny and deliver for Trump a seven-figure tax break, a Palm Beach Post investigation has found. To make sure Trump could get the $5.7 million deduction, America’s future...
Story labeling PBSO chief deputy as racist is fake news
 For the past three weeks, one of PBSO’s top cops has been one of the most hated people on Facebook. “He is the seed of his father, the devil,” a man from Jacksonville wrote. “I’m literally sick to my stomach,” one woman posted. “Take to his neighborhood,” said a man from New Jersey. “Embarrassing...

6:30 PM Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

For the past three weeks, one of PBSO’s top cops has been one of the most hated people on Facebook. “He is the seed of his father, the devil,” a man from Jacksonville wrote. “I’m literally sick to my stomach,” one woman posted. “Take to his neighborhood,” said a man from New Jersey. “Embarrassing...
Doctor in Kenny Chatman case gets 4-year prison sentence
 The last holdout in the notorious Kenny Chatman drug-treatment fraud case was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison, short of the time prosecutors sought. Dr. Joaquin Mendez was the medical director for Chatman’s Reflections Treatment Center in Margate between September 2014 and September 2015, responsible for seeing...

8:14 PM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

The last holdout in the notorious Kenny Chatman drug-treatment fraud case was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison, short of the time prosecutors sought. Dr. Joaquin Mendez was the medical director for Chatman’s Reflections Treatment Center in Margate between September 2014 and September 2015, responsible for seeing...
Judge wonders why husband anxious to declare wife missing at sea dead
 A judge on Friday again refused to declare dead Isabella Hellmann, who went missing at sea nearly six months ago, expressing alarm at how quickly the woman’s husband wants to obtain her death certificate. “People generally hope the other person is alive, and they wait as long as possible,” Palm Beach County Circuit...

9:38 PM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

A judge on Friday again refused to declare dead Isabella Hellmann, who went missing at sea nearly six months ago, expressing alarm at how quickly the woman’s husband wants to obtain her death certificate. “People generally hope the other person is alive, and they wait as long as possible,” Palm Beach County Circuit...
Chatman drops appeal in sex trafficking, drug treatment fraud case
 Kenny Chatman, who trafficked women through his chain of corrupt sober homes and drug treatment centers, is no longer fighting his 27-year federal prison sentence. In court documents filed this month, his lawyer dropped his appeal, meaning Chatman likely will serve out the entirety of his sentence. He’ll be 74 when he’s released...

9:52 PM Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Kenny Chatman, who trafficked women through his chain of corrupt sober homes and drug treatment centers, is no longer fighting his 27-year federal prison sentence. In court documents filed this month, his lawyer dropped his appeal, meaning Chatman likely will serve out the entirety of his sentence. He’ll be 74 when he’s released...
Las Vegas shooting: Police wonder how it could have been stopped
 Las Vegas police had trained to stop shooters in casinos and hotel rooftops. They’d trained to look for foreign and domestic terrorists and “lone wolves.” But a 64-year-old local man with no criminal record spraying gunfire into a crowd of people from a hotel room on the Strip was a new scenario that has former police puzzled...

1:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Las Vegas police had trained to stop shooters in casinos and hotel rooftops. They’d trained to look for foreign and domestic terrorists and “lone wolves.” But a 64-year-old local man with no criminal record spraying gunfire into a crowd of people from a hotel room on the Strip was a new scenario that has former police puzzled...
Las Vegas shooting: Ex-sheriff blasts feds over anti-terrorism money
 The former head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department blasted federal officials on Thursday, saying the continual lack of anti-terrorism money has hurt the city and might have cost lives during Sunday’s attack. “I said, ‘Someday you’re going to regret this,’” Bill Young, who was Clark County sheriff...

11:28 PM Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017

The former head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department blasted federal officials on Thursday, saying the continual lack of anti-terrorism money has hurt the city and might have cost lives during Sunday’s attack. “I said, ‘Someday you’re going to regret this,’” Bill Young, who was Clark County sheriff...
Wellington sisters in Vegas have chance to thank Marine who saved them
 The man who saved two Wellington sisters from the Las Vegas shooter Sunday night is a soft-spoken Marine veteran who has become a hero to millions overnight. Taylor Winston, a 29-year-old Iraq War veteran from San Diego, commandeered a pickup truck and ferried wounded concertgoers to a hospital moments after the shooting started. He...

11:17 AM Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017

The man who saved two Wellington sisters from the Las Vegas shooter Sunday night is a soft-spoken Marine veteran who has become a hero to millions overnight. Taylor Winston, a 29-year-old Iraq War veteran from San Diego, commandeered a pickup truck and ferried wounded concertgoers to a hospital moments after the shooting started. He...
Sober home trafficker Kenny Chatman ordered to pay millions in restitution
 Kenneth “Kenny” Chatman has agreed to pay back more than $16 million for his fraudulent chain of treatment centers and sober homes, according to an agreement entered in federal court this month. The money will go to 32 insurance companies, with by far the largest amount — nearly $8 million — going to Blue Cross Blue...

12:15 AM Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Kenneth “Kenny” Chatman has agreed to pay back more than $16 million for his fraudulent chain of treatment centers and sober homes, according to an agreement entered in federal court this month. The money will go to 32 insurance companies, with by far the largest amount — nearly $8 million — going to Blue Cross Blue...
Guardianship reform advocates look to police for help
 After nearly three hours of grievance and outrage over Florida’s guardianship system Tuesday night, the group of activists and victims had seemingly gotten nowhere. “It seems to me that we have a problem and no method to reach a solution,” said Dr. Sam Sugar, co-founder of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship,...

8:03 PM Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

After nearly three hours of grievance and outrage over Florida’s guardianship system Tuesday night, the group of activists and victims had seemingly gotten nowhere. “It seems to me that we have a problem and no method to reach a solution,” said Dr. Sam Sugar, co-founder of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship,...
Scott to ask lawmakers for 3-day cap on opioid prescriptions
 Gov. Rick Scott will ask lawmakers to impose a three-day limit on opioid prescriptions as part of his initiative to combat the opioid crisis during the upcoming legislative session. Scott’s initiatives — announced at two press conferences on Tuesday — also include requiring all health-care professionals who prescribe controlled...

1:54 PM Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott will ask lawmakers to impose a three-day limit on opioid prescriptions as part of his initiative to combat the opioid crisis during the upcoming legislative session. Scott’s initiatives — announced at two press conferences on Tuesday — also include requiring all health-care professionals who prescribe controlled...
Shark bites surfer at Florida beach
 A surfer was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Lake Worth Beach. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the attack happened about 1:50 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the man was already on the beach being tended to by lifeguards. He was bitten in an “upper extremity,” according to the fire department. According...

2:41 AM Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

A surfer was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Lake Worth Beach. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the attack happened about 1:50 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the man was already on the beach being tended to by lifeguards. He was bitten in an “upper extremity,” according to the fire department. According...
Shark bites surfer at Lake Worth Beach
 A surfer had to be hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Lake Worth Beach. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the bite happened about 1:50 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the man was already on the beach, being tended to by lifeguards. He was bitten in an “upper extremity,” according to the fire department...

11:08 PM Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017

A surfer had to be hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Lake Worth Beach. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the bite happened about 1:50 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the man was already on the beach, being tended to by lifeguards. He was bitten in an “upper extremity,” according to the fire department...
How did cell carriers hold up during Irma? They don’t have to tell you
 On the day after Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, more than one in four cellphone towers in the state were out of service, a worse knockout than hurricanes Sandy and Harvey inflicted. But if you want to know how well each cellphone carrier handled the storm, you’re out of luck. A 4-year-old proposal to require America&rsquo...

8:00 PM Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017

On the day after Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, more than one in four cellphone towers in the state were out of service, a worse knockout than hurricanes Sandy and Harvey inflicted. But if you want to know how well each cellphone carrier handled the storm, you’re out of luck. A 4-year-old proposal to require America&rsquo...
Nationwide lottery project, like Post’s, finds improbable winnings
 Clarance Jones of Lynn, Mass., has won big lottery prizes more than 7,300 times, cashing in $10.8 million. Randal J. Stier of Central Square, N.Y., has won more than 1,400 times for $1.5 million. Rickey Meng of Cleveland has been lucky only 342 times, worth $956,000. How’d they do it? A national investigation by PennLive and four...

11:04 AM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

Clarance Jones of Lynn, Mass., has won big lottery prizes more than 7,300 times, cashing in $10.8 million. Randal J. Stier of Central Square, N.Y., has won more than 1,400 times for $1.5 million. Rickey Meng of Cleveland has been lucky only 342 times, worth $956,000. How’d they do it? A national investigation by PennLive and four...
Missed Comcast service from Irma? Here’s how to get a credit
 Want to request a credit from Comcast for missed Xfinity cable, Internet and phone service because of Hurricane Irma? The company has set up two easy ways to ask for it. Home customers can fill out a short online form at xfinity.com/florida-form or call 1-800-COMCAST. The online way is almost sure to be faster, since it doesn&rsquo...

6:24 PM Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

Want to request a credit from Comcast for missed Xfinity cable, Internet and phone service because of Hurricane Irma? The company has set up two easy ways to ask for it. Home customers can fill out a short online form at xfinity.com/florida-form or call 1-800-COMCAST. The online way is almost sure to be faster, since it doesn&rsquo...
Cable, internet still out for 900,000 in Florida
 Cable and internet service remained unavailable for nearly 900,000 customers in Florida as of Monday, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission. Palm Beach County’s two largest internet providers — Comcast and AT&T — aren’t saying when customers will be back online, after nearly 7.5 million people...

8:28 PM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

Cable and internet service remained unavailable for nearly 900,000 customers in Florida as of Monday, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission. Palm Beach County’s two largest internet providers — Comcast and AT&T — aren’t saying when customers will be back online, after nearly 7.5 million people...
Sen. Nelson to firms: Waive late fees, issue rebates for Irma victims
 Sen. Bill Nelson is asking the CEOs of America’s largest cell and internet providers to waive late fees and issue rebates for victims of Hurricane Irma. “As we begin the recovery process, it’s important that consumers not be saddled with late fees and other unnecessary costs — particularly those without the means to...

4:35 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Sen. Bill Nelson is asking the CEOs of America’s largest cell and internet providers to waive late fees and issue rebates for victims of Hurricane Irma. “As we begin the recovery process, it’s important that consumers not be saddled with late fees and other unnecessary costs — particularly those without the means to...
Cell towers in Palm Beach County: One-fourth still inoperable
 Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are asking FEMA for help restoring cellphone coverage knocked out by Hurricane Irma. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, the pair asked the agency to “coordinate with relevant federal, state and local officials to facilitate the ability of communications companies to access affected areas...

7:52 PM Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are asking FEMA for help restoring cellphone coverage knocked out by Hurricane Irma. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, the pair asked the agency to “coordinate with relevant federal, state and local officials to facilitate the ability of communications companies to access affected areas...
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