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Sandra Nortunen

Sandra Nortunen is a graduate of the University of Florida. Born in Miami, she began her career as a reporter for The Baker County Standard in Macclenny, Fla. She also worked at The Charlotte Sun-Herald and The Gainesville Sun before arriving at The Palm Beach Post in 2005 as an assistant bureau chief. She is now a digital content specialist. 

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NEW: ‘Teddy’ found, woman arrested in Palm Beach Gardens dog theft
 A 48-year-old Palm Beach Gardens woman has been arrested in the theft of a dog Saturday from a pet store, and the dog has been returned to its owner.  Police late Monday were seeking to speak with Heather Ryan, who has since been arrested. The 11-year-old Maltese mix named “Teddy” was stolen from the Petco...

Posted: 8 hours ago

A 48-year-old Palm Beach Gardens woman has been arrested in the theft of a dog Saturday from a pet store, and the dog has been returned to its owner.  Police late Monday were seeking to speak with Heather Ryan, who has since been arrested. The 11-year-old Maltese mix named “Teddy” was stolen from the Petco...
Steel rods to blame for flat tires to 30 cars on Florida highway
 A truck and trailer dropped steel rods onto Interstate 95 in South Florida early Monday, causing flat tires to 30 vehicles, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Crews have removed debris from the roadway and troopers are looking on the shoulders of the highway to make sure all of the rods have been collected, said Lt. Alvaro A. Feola, a FHP spokesman...

Posted: 15 hours ago

A truck and trailer dropped steel rods onto Interstate 95 in South Florida early Monday, causing flat tires to 30 vehicles, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Crews have removed debris from the roadway and troopers are looking on the shoulders of the highway to make sure all of the rods have been collected, said Lt. Alvaro A. Feola, a FHP spokesman...
UPDATE: FHP seeks witnesses in I-95 spill that flattened tires on 30 cars
 The truck driver whose unsecured load of steel rods caused 30 vehicles to suffer flat tires Monday morning on northbound Interstate 95 between Lantana Road and Southern Boulevard may have gotten away without a trace. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said there are no witnesses to the spill that made the early-morning commute a slog...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The truck driver whose unsecured load of steel rods caused 30 vehicles to suffer flat tires Monday morning on northbound Interstate 95 between Lantana Road and Southern Boulevard may have gotten away without a trace. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said there are no witnesses to the spill that made the early-morning commute a slog...
Rainy evening, thunderstorms lead way to a soggy Monday
 The sun rises over Mar-a-Lago and silhouettes the construction of the Southern Bridge, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (Melanie Bell
               / The Palm Beach Post) It might be wise to grab that raincoat or umbrella today and keep it handy for the start of the work week. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 60 percent chance of showers...

Posted: a day ago

The sun rises over Mar-a-Lago and silhouettes the construction of the Southern Bridge, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) It might be wise to grab that raincoat or umbrella today and keep it handy for the start of the work week. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 60 percent chance of showers...
Trump today: First lady but not president will attend Barbara Bush funeral
 The White House announced today that Donald Trump would not attend former first lady Barbara Bush's memorial service Saturday "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service." The president is expected to stay at Mar-a-Lago while first lady Melania Trump flies...

Posted: 4 days ago

The White House announced today that Donald Trump would not attend former first lady Barbara Bush's memorial service Saturday "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service." The president is expected to stay at Mar-a-Lago while first lady Melania Trump flies...
NEW: Casey Anthony spotted at happy hour downtown West Palm  
 Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, was seen at an Irish bar in downtown West Palm Beach this weekend. According to TMZ, Casey, who lives in Palm Beach County, was at O’Shea’s Pub on Clematis Street during happy hour Sunday. Wearing a tank-top and baseball cap, she was drinking...

Posted: 6 days ago

Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, was seen at an Irish bar in downtown West Palm Beach this weekend. According to TMZ, Casey, who lives in Palm Beach County, was at O’Shea’s Pub on Clematis Street during happy hour Sunday. Wearing a tank-top and baseball cap, she was drinking...
Bunnies run amok in Florida neighborhood
 A Boynton Beach neighborhood is up to its ears in rabbits, and a nonprofit group is trying to catch them all. The furry four-legged friends started to show up years ago when people began abandoning them at Pioneer Canal Park, just east of I-95 and north of Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to Luz Pereira, spokeswoman for East...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Boynton Beach neighborhood is up to its ears in rabbits, and a nonprofit group is trying to catch them all. The furry four-legged friends started to show up years ago when people began abandoning them at Pioneer Canal Park, just east of I-95 and north of Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to Luz Pereira, spokeswoman for East...
Bunnies run amok in Boynton Beach neighborhood 
 A Boynton Beach neighborhood is up to its ears in rabbits, and a nonprofit group is trying to catch them all. The furry four-legged friends started to show up years ago when people began abandoning them at Pioneer Canal Park, just east of Interstate 95 and north of Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to Luz Pereira, spokeswoman for East...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Boynton Beach neighborhood is up to its ears in rabbits, and a nonprofit group is trying to catch them all. The furry four-legged friends started to show up years ago when people began abandoning them at Pioneer Canal Park, just east of Interstate 95 and north of Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to Luz Pereira, spokeswoman for East...
Woman gets trapped under Audi while sunbathing on Florida beach
 A Brooklyn woman was sunbathing on a Florida beach with her earbuds in when all of a sudden she ended up pinned beneath an Audi.  Claire Mulder told WESH that she was lying on New Smyrna Beach with her boyfriend when she heard a loud “thunk,” opened her eyes and was trapped.  "I just felt like the crushing...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Brooklyn woman was sunbathing on a Florida beach with her earbuds in when all of a sudden she ended up pinned beneath an Audi.  Claire Mulder told WESH that she was lying on New Smyrna Beach with her boyfriend when she heard a loud “thunk,” opened her eyes and was trapped.  "I just felt like the crushing...
UPDATE: Thousands were without power in Lake Worth overnight
 Update 6:47 a.m.: More than 26,000 people in Lake Worth either went to sleep or woke up this morning in the dark.  Lake Worth Utilities reported that a problem at a plant in Hypoluxo, which supplies them with electricity, caused the outage.  However, by 6:47 a.m. today, the utility posted that everyone had power restored and...

Posted: 13 days ago

Update 6:47 a.m.: More than 26,000 people in Lake Worth either went to sleep or woke up this morning in the dark.  Lake Worth Utilities reported that a problem at a plant in Hypoluxo, which supplies them with electricity, caused the outage.  However, by 6:47 a.m. today, the utility posted that everyone had power restored and...