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What a catch! Florida fisherman reels in 120-pound catfish
 Joel Singletary has just reeled in the granddaddy of all catfish. The Florida man caught the 120-pounder April 11 on the Choctawhatchee River, which flows into sunshine state from Alabama.  The blue catfish caused quite a splash  and is still making waves days later with everyone awing over it.  Weighing in at 1.7 times more...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Joel Singletary has just reeled in the granddaddy of all catfish. The Florida man caught the 120-pounder April 11 on the Choctawhatchee River, which flows into sunshine state from Alabama.  The blue catfish caused quite a splash and is still making waves days later with everyone awing over it.  Weighing in at 1.7 times more...
UPDATE: Parents of boy, 4, found wandering in Boynton won’t face charges 
 The 4-year-old boy who was alone outside at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday had just moved into the Boynton Beach apartment complex where he was wandering. Police say Nasir likely woke up early Wednesday confused about where he was and walked out of the apartment while his parents slept. The incident was an accident, police determined, and Nasir&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

The 4-year-old boy who was alone outside at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday had just moved into the Boynton Beach apartment complex where he was wandering. Police say Nasir likely woke up early Wednesday confused about where he was and walked out of the apartment while his parents slept. The incident was an accident, police determined, and Nasir&rsquo...
NEW: 13 tons of cocaine, marijuana sailing into Fort Lauderdale today
 Crews from the Coast Guard will unload 12 tons of cocaine and 1 ton of marijuana today at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.  The drugs, worth an estimated $390 million, were seized during drug smuggling interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.  Multiple U.S. coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels...

Posted: 3 days ago

Crews from the Coast Guard will unload 12 tons of cocaine and 1 ton of marijuana today at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.  The drugs, worth an estimated $390 million, were seized during drug smuggling interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.  Multiple U.S. coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels...
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: 3 days 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: 3 days 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: 3 days 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: 4 days 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: 7 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: 9 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: 11 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: 11 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: 15 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: 16 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...
VIDEO: Police on hunt for Dixie Cream Donuts robber in Port St. Lucie
 Police in Port St. Lucie are on the hunt for a man who helped himself to the Dixie Cream Donuts shop before store hours on Sunday. Surveillance video shows that the man broke into the shop,  in the 1300 block of SW Bayshore Boulevard, at 9:34 a.m. by smashing the glass doors with a hammer, according to police. He then grabs a bag, apparently...

Posted: 17 days ago

Police in Port St. Lucie are on the hunt for a man who helped himself to the Dixie Cream Donuts shop before store hours on Sunday. Surveillance video shows that the man broke into the shop,  in the 1300 block of SW Bayshore Boulevard, at 9:34 a.m. by smashing the glass doors with a hammer, according to police. He then grabs a bag, apparently...
Jensen Beach high student accused of strangling ex-girlfriend
 A Jensen Beach High School student was arrested on charges of strangling his ex-girlfriend and then preventing her from calling 911. The dispute began on Friday when Geremia Mauriello’s 16-year-old ex-girlfriend went to his Stuart home to talk about their relationship. Without her parents’ consent or knowledge, she traveled to...

Posted: 17 days ago

A Jensen Beach High School student was arrested on charges of strangling his ex-girlfriend and then preventing her from calling 911. The dispute began on Friday when Geremia Mauriello’s 16-year-old ex-girlfriend went to his Stuart home to talk about their relationship. Without her parents’ consent or knowledge, she traveled to...
Man who stabbed woman under West Palm bridge still on the loose 
 A bizarre and unexplained stabbing shattered the calm of a sunny Sunday morning in a downtown setting many residents and visitors favor for a waterfront stroll or bike ride. A woman riding her bike at 11 a.m. was stabbed under the Royal Park bridge at Flagler Drive and Okeechobee Boulevard, police say. A man pushed her off her bicycle and...

Posted: 18 days ago

A bizarre and unexplained stabbing shattered the calm of a sunny Sunday morning in a downtown setting many residents and visitors favor for a waterfront stroll or bike ride. A woman riding her bike at 11 a.m. was stabbed under the Royal Park bridge at Flagler Drive and Okeechobee Boulevard, police say. A man pushed her off her bicycle and...
UPDATE: Girl, 12, missing in Boca Raton found safe
 Update: Police just reported that Marissa Ernest has been found and is safe.  Original story: Boca Raton police are looking for 12-year-old girl who was last seen around midnight Sunday. Marissa Ernest is 4-feet-2 and weighs about 175 pounds.  Wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas, she was last seen along the 400 block of NE 38th...

Posted: 17 days ago

Update: Police just reported that Marissa Ernest has been found and is safe.  Original story: Boca Raton police are looking for 12-year-old girl who was last seen around midnight Sunday. Marissa Ernest is 4-feet-2 and weighs about 175 pounds.  Wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas, she was last seen along the 400 block of NE 38th...
NEW: Large police presence expected at Boynton mall for training
 Police are asking for people to stay away from the Boynton Beach mall this evening while a training exercise is underway. “Members of the public will see a large police presence in the west side parking lot of the mall around 6:30 p.m.,” according to the release.  A police dispatcher added that the SWAT team will be onsite...

Posted: 18 days ago

Police are asking for people to stay away from the Boynton Beach mall this evening while a training exercise is underway. “Members of the public will see a large police presence in the west side parking lot of the mall around 6:30 p.m.,” according to the release.  A police dispatcher added that the SWAT team will be onsite...
Man shot in West Palm Beach alley Sunday morning
 A man was shot Sunday morning in an alley  in West Palm Beach. Police spokesman David Lefont said the shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. along the 600 block of North Sapodilla Avenue.  The man was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Just last week on April 2, another man was shot in the back during ...

Posted: 18 days ago

A man was shot Sunday morning in an alley in West Palm Beach. Police spokesman David Lefont said the shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. along the 600 block of North Sapodilla Avenue.  The man was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Just last week on April 2, another man was shot in the back during ...
Police searching for runaway girl, 17, from Port St. Lucie
 Police are looking for a 17-year-old girl who left her Port St. Lucie home around 3 p.m. Sunday and has not yet returned.  Jessica Love Carswell is described as being 5-foot-8, 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information is asked to call detective W. Jarrett at 772-871-5052 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers...

Posted: 22 days ago

Police are looking for a 17-year-old girl who left her Port St. Lucie home around 3 p.m. Sunday and has not yet returned.  Jessica Love Carswell is described as being 5-foot-8, 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information is asked to call detective W. Jarrett at 772-871-5052 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers...
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