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She flew during WWII, and fought years after for gender equality
 Bee Haydu, dressed in full uniform, looks out the window of her 15th floor Singer Island apartment and laments the construction that will soon obstruct her picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean. Decades ago, Haydu, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program during World War II, flew high above buildings, and any other problems...

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Bee Haydu, dressed in full uniform, looks out the window of her 15th floor Singer Island apartment and laments the construction that will soon obstruct her picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean. Decades ago, Haydu, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program during World War II, flew high above buildings, and any other problems...
Veterans ceremony: We’ll always honor their memory, ‘it’s just in a different realm’
 Through teary eyes and cracked voices, family members of fallen veterans walked to the front of the room, placed a white flower in a vase and spoke the name of their loved one. They gathered Thursday at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center for the Last Roll Call Ceremony of Remembrance, to honor and celebrate veterans who have died over...

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Through teary eyes and cracked voices, family members of fallen veterans walked to the front of the room, placed a white flower in a vase and spoke the name of their loved one. They gathered Thursday at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center for the Last Roll Call Ceremony of Remembrance, to honor and celebrate veterans who have died over...
Nation, social media has way too much fun with Lake Worth’s ‘zombie alert’
 Lake Worth made international headlines this week after the city falsely sent out a “zombie alert,” warning residents of “extreme zombie activity.” Media outlets from USA Today to The Guardian turned their attention to the city’s odd, comical alert and equally comical retraction. While the...

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Lake Worth made international headlines this week after the city falsely sent out a “zombie alert,” warning residents of “extreme zombie activity.” Media outlets from USA Today to The Guardian turned their attention to the city’s odd, comical alert and equally comical retraction. While the...
NEW: Lake Worth becomes second city in county with railroad quiet zone
 The horn-blaring along the FEC line train tracks in Lake Worth went silent at 11:59 p.m., Monday. Lake Worth issued a notice of intent for a quiet zone on Nov. 24, 2015, and Monday’s approval and announcement by Mayor Palm Triolo means that Brightline and other trains using the FEC tracks in the city will sound horns only to notify...

Posted: 4 days ago

The horn-blaring along the FEC line train tracks in Lake Worth went silent at 11:59 p.m., Monday. Lake Worth issued a notice of intent for a quiet zone on Nov. 24, 2015, and Monday’s approval and announcement by Mayor Palm Triolo means that Brightline and other trains using the FEC tracks in the city will sound horns only to notify...
NEW: Woman gets jury summons for her deceased brother of 14 years
 A suburban Lake Worth woman was perplexed as to why she received a jury duty summons in the mail requesting that her brother serve May 4, 2018. Her brother has been dead 14 years. When Serafina Sprague explained to the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office that her brother, Peter DiBenedetto, died at Bethesda Hospital 14...

Posted: 5 days ago

A suburban Lake Worth woman was perplexed as to why she received a jury duty summons in the mail requesting that her brother serve May 4, 2018. Her brother has been dead 14 years. When Serafina Sprague explained to the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office that her brother, Peter DiBenedetto, died at Bethesda Hospital 14...
Young people with autism gain tech skill — and more — at Code Camp in Boca
 In a conference room, tucked away in the corner of a sixth-floor workspace in Boca Raton, a group of students on the autism spectrum were hard at work alongside a team of mentors analyzing data, identifying trends and creating visualizations of their findings. The activity, which mimicked collaborative efforts commonly found in workplaces...

Posted: 9 days ago

In a conference room, tucked away in the corner of a sixth-floor workspace in Boca Raton, a group of students on the autism spectrum were hard at work alongside a team of mentors analyzing data, identifying trends and creating visualizations of their findings. The activity, which mimicked collaborative efforts commonly found in workplaces...
Lake Worth woman killed by lightning strike in Parkland, 2 injured  
 A Lake Worth woman was killed and two others inured by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon as storms supercharged by a ribbon of tropical moisture exploded across South Florida. The woman, 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual, died at the scene of the strike, which occurred at about 2 p.m. at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland, just...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Lake Worth woman was killed and two others inured by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon as storms supercharged by a ribbon of tropical moisture exploded across South Florida. The woman, 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual, died at the scene of the strike, which occurred at about 2 p.m. at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland, just...
Roaches, rodent droppings force temporary closure of Delray restaurant
 A Delray Beach restaurant was forced to temporarily close after a May 10 inspection found unsatisfactory conditions. Michel Caribbean Restaurant, 1561 S. Congress Ave., was temporarily shut down because rodent and roach activity were evident. Inspectors found gnaw marks made from rodents on to-go containers and cups, 20 fresh rodent droppings...

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A Delray Beach restaurant was forced to temporarily close after a May 10 inspection found unsatisfactory conditions. Michel Caribbean Restaurant, 1561 S. Congress Ave., was temporarily shut down because rodent and roach activity were evident. Inspectors found gnaw marks made from rodents on to-go containers and cups, 20 fresh rodent droppings...
Come On Down! Delray Beach woman wins big on ‘Price Is Right’
 As bright stage lights shined down and an audience of hundreds of strangers’ eyes were upon her, Candice Carmine picked a number. And what would follow was the realization of a lifelong dream. Carmine, 28, of Delray Beach, thinks back to when she was five years old and she and her great-grandmother would together watch the matriarch&rsquo...

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As bright stage lights shined down and an audience of hundreds of strangers’ eyes were upon her, Candice Carmine picked a number. And what would follow was the realization of a lifelong dream. Carmine, 28, of Delray Beach, thinks back to when she was five years old and she and her great-grandmother would together watch the matriarch&rsquo...
NEW: Boca man earns PBSC degree 11 years after he was in 3-month coma
 Clutching an Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College in his hand, Alexis Vazquez proudly walked across the stage at the South Florida Fair Expo, turned to a sea of thousands that included his mother and several family members, and raised his arms in jubilation. The cap-and-gown moment on stage is an emotional one celebrated...

Posted: 16 days ago

Clutching an Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College in his hand, Alexis Vazquez proudly walked across the stage at the South Florida Fair Expo, turned to a sea of thousands that included his mother and several family members, and raised his arms in jubilation. The cap-and-gown moment on stage is an emotional one celebrated...
West Palm restaurant cited for second violation in as many months
 Several local restaurants, including two in Delray Beach, were forced to temporarily close after inspections found unsatisfactory conditions. Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2199 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, was briefly closed again for roach violations. After a citation last month for roaches, the eatery was...

Posted: 16 days ago

Several local restaurants, including two in Delray Beach, were forced to temporarily close after inspections found unsatisfactory conditions. Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2199 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, was briefly closed again for roach violations. After a citation last month for roaches, the eatery was...
NEW: Will Boca sidewalk improvements alter emotional 20-year memorial?
 A patch of Palmetto Park Road adorned with white crosses is a solemn reminder of the five young lives lost in a traffic crash on Feb. 23, 1996. Just a few weeks ago, concrete barriers were placed around the long-standing memorial in anticipation of sidewalk improvements. The estimated $4 million improvements, which began April 20, will widen...

Posted: 18 days ago

A patch of Palmetto Park Road adorned with white crosses is a solemn reminder of the five young lives lost in a traffic crash on Feb. 23, 1996. Just a few weeks ago, concrete barriers were placed around the long-standing memorial in anticipation of sidewalk improvements. The estimated $4 million improvements, which began April 20, will widen...
Stamp Out Hunger food drive aims to collect food for those in need
 The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive, now in its 26th year, has helped to collect and provide millions of pounds of food nationwide for those in need, and its event in Palm Beach County will run from May 5-12. Throughout the week of May 5-11, Palm Beach County letter carriers will leave a postcard...

Posted: 23 days ago

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive, now in its 26th year, has helped to collect and provide millions of pounds of food nationwide for those in need, and its event in Palm Beach County will run from May 5-12. Throughout the week of May 5-11, Palm Beach County letter carriers will leave a postcard...
Cinco de Mayo: Five things you didn’t know
 Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday
				with margaritas and Mexican food. >>
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				  Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to
				impress your friends: 1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s
				Independence...

Posted: 25 days ago

Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday with margaritas and Mexican food. >> Read more trending news   Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to impress your friends: 1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence...
UPDATE: West Palm man drowns at Boca Bash; founder says event ‘out of control’ 
 A 32-year-old man attending the Boca Bash water party Sunday drowned while swimming in Lake Boca, city police said. Police identified the man as Francis Roselin of West Palm Beach. Friends had reported to city police that he had gone missing Sunday afternoon. Another swimmer noticed him at the bottom of a shallow part...

Posted: 26 days ago

A 32-year-old man attending the Boca Bash water party Sunday drowned while swimming in Lake Boca, city police said. Police identified the man as Francis Roselin of West Palm Beach. Friends had reported to city police that he had gone missing Sunday afternoon. Another swimmer noticed him at the bottom of a shallow part...
Guns stolen from Palm Beach Zoo; reward offered
 Two specially modified shotguns were taken from the Palm Beach Zoo, according to a zoo official. The guns had been modified and federally permitted for the zoo’s critical response team, and were removed from a safe between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to Naki Carter, a spokeswoman for the zoo. Carter said the critical...

Posted: 27 days ago

Two specially modified shotguns were taken from the Palm Beach Zoo, according to a zoo official. The guns had been modified and federally permitted for the zoo’s critical response team, and were removed from a safe between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to Naki Carter, a spokeswoman for the zoo. Carter said the critical...
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            Star Wars’ Trivia: The Sugar Plum and Grumbling Growler (SPANDGG), a new concept bar in downtown Lake Worth, is hosting a trivia night “with a focus on Star Wars” May 4. Artist Emmanuel Gonzales will also be live-painting a Star Wars themed canvas that will be sold. For more, visit www.spandgg.com...

Posted: 27 days ago

1. ‘ Star Wars’ Trivia: The Sugar Plum and Grumbling Growler (SPANDGG), a new concept bar in downtown Lake Worth, is hosting a trivia night “with a focus on Star Wars” May 4. Artist Emmanuel Gonzales will also be live-painting a Star Wars themed canvas that will be sold. For more, visit www.spandgg.com...
2018 NFL Draft grades: Which teams found their future stars?
 From lopsided trades to surprising falls down draft boards, the 2018 NFL Draft had a little bit of everything. Here’s a look at which teams filled needs and added talent and which franchise’s drafts left something to be desired: The Cardinals were aggressive in the first round and moved up to land their future franchise QB, Josh...

Posted: 27 days ago

From lopsided trades to surprising falls down draft boards, the 2018 NFL Draft had a little bit of everything. Here’s a look at which teams filled needs and added talent and which franchise’s drafts left something to be desired: The Cardinals were aggressive in the first round and moved up to land their future franchise QB, Josh...
5 things to know about CB Cornell Armstrong, Miami Dolphins draft pick
 Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp #1 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to avoid defensive back Cornell Armstrong #3 of the Southern
               Miss Golden Eagles during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty
               Images) The Miami Dolphins bolstered their secondary...

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Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp #1 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to avoid defensive back Cornell Armstrong #3 of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins bolstered their secondary...
NFL Draft 2018: 5 things to know about Miami Dolphins pick Kalen Ballage
 Running back Kalen Ballage #7 of the Arizona State Sun Devils rushes the football for a 75 yard touchdown past defensive back
               Jah’Shawn Johnson #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium
               on September 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian...

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Running back Kalen Ballage #7 of the Arizona State Sun Devils rushes the football for a 75 yard touchdown past defensive back Jah’Shawn Johnson #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian...
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