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11 funeral homes to host memorial book signings for Barbara Bush
 Dignity Memorial funeral homes throughout the country, including the 11 in Palm Beach County, are hosting memorial book signings in honor of former first lady Barbara Bush this week. The Aycock Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, at 1112 Military Trail in Jupiter, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone who wants to sign a memorial book...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Dignity Memorial funeral homes throughout the country, including the 11 in Palm Beach County, are hosting memorial book signings in honor of former first lady Barbara Bush this week. The Aycock Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, at 1112 Military Trail in Jupiter, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone who wants to sign a memorial book...
New software to help Jupiter police during critical incidents
 The Jupiter Town Council has approved Police Chief Frank Kitzerow’s request for about $34,000 from federal forfeiture funds for a five-year subscription to a management software that helps control, direct and organize multiple agencies or departments during critical incidents, such as an active shooter. The council unanimously approved...

Posted: a day ago

The Jupiter Town Council has approved Police Chief Frank Kitzerow’s request for about $34,000 from federal forfeiture funds for a five-year subscription to a management software that helps control, direct and organize multiple agencies or departments during critical incidents, such as an active shooter. The council unanimously approved...
Nina and Pinta replicas dock at Harbourside Place
 It was a calm morning at the Harbourside Place dock where two huge wooden ships sat. A small crew was quickly tying knots, adjusting sails and setting up for visitors that were expected to arrive soon. Carved in the back of the 85-foot, black colored ship was the word “Pinta” and in front was the Nina — a 65-foot beauty...

Posted: 4 days ago

It was a calm morning at the Harbourside Place dock where two huge wooden ships sat. A small crew was quickly tying knots, adjusting sails and setting up for visitors that were expected to arrive soon. Carved in the back of the 85-foot, black colored ship was the word “Pinta” and in front was the Nina — a 65-foot beauty...
NASA oceanographer, local man want to bring a yellow submarine ‘home’
 Two days before Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy in 1969, another historic NASA  mission of discovery was happening almost unnoticed 153 miles south in Palm Beach County. The Ben Franklin, a research submarine — yes, a yellow (and white) submarine — launched July 14, 1969, from the Port of Palm Beach on a 30-day mission...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two days before Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy in 1969, another historic NASA mission of discovery was happening almost unnoticed 153 miles south in Palm Beach County. The Ben Franklin, a research submarine — yes, a yellow (and white) submarine — launched July 14, 1969, from the Port of Palm Beach on a 30-day mission...
Little progress year after Jupiter bought lot to ease traffic woes
 It’s been a year since the Town of Jupiter bought a 2-acre lot next to Jupiter High School with the goal of improving safety for motorists. But since the $2.8 million purchase on April 4, 2017, little progress has been made. “We have cleared the land,” said Mayor Todd Wodraska about the vacant property, which had become...

Posted: 5 days ago

It’s been a year since the Town of Jupiter bought a 2-acre lot next to Jupiter High School with the goal of improving safety for motorists. But since the $2.8 million purchase on April 4, 2017, little progress has been made. “We have cleared the land,” said Mayor Todd Wodraska about the vacant property, which had become...
Jupiter Winn-Dixie stores in final closing stages
 Big, yellow “for sale” signs now adorn the windows of the two Winn-Dixie stores in the city. Peering in, one sees bare shelves and no customers. Monday was the last day to buy food at both locations and now the only items for sale are fixtures, furniture and equipment. The stores’ closing marks the end of Winn-Dixie&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Big, yellow “for sale” signs now adorn the windows of the two Winn-Dixie stores in the city. Peering in, one sees bare shelves and no customers. Monday was the last day to buy food at both locations and now the only items for sale are fixtures, furniture and equipment. The stores’ closing marks the end of Winn-Dixie&rsquo...
Florida woman allegedly took LSD before babysitting, stealing child’s toys
 A Florida woman took LSD before stealing toys and a wedding ring from the family she was babysitting for, according to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Lorena Margarita Montealegre, 27, of Gainesville, was reportedly under the influence of the psychedelic drug while watching a child on Monday around 8 p.m., The Independent...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Florida woman took LSD before stealing toys and a wedding ring from the family she was babysitting for, according to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Lorena Margarita Montealegre, 27, of Gainesville, was reportedly under the influence of the psychedelic drug while watching a child on Monday around 8 p.m., The Independent...
State of city: Gardens mayor talks guns, construction and pickleball
 Guns, Hurricane Irma, construction and pickleball were some of the topics thatPalm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino discussed in her annual “State of the City” address on Wednesday at the Marriott on RCA Blvd. Marino said that if Dicks Sporting Goods store moves into the space previously held by Sears, the store would not have...

Posted: 13 days ago

Guns, Hurricane Irma, construction and pickleball were some of the topics thatPalm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino discussed in her annual “State of the City” address on Wednesday at the Marriott on RCA Blvd. Marino said that if Dicks Sporting Goods store moves into the space previously held by Sears, the store would not have...
VIDEO: Driver slams into motorcyclist in Florida road-rage incident
 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an aggravated-battery investigation after cellphone video from a road-rage incident  shows a car sideswiping a motorcyclist.  Darin Hendrickson, 33, of Sarasota, told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that he was driving a 2008 GSXR 1000 Suzuki sports bike on Sunday when the driver...

Posted: 14 days ago

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an aggravated-battery investigation after cellphone video from a road-rage incident shows a car sideswiping a motorcyclist.  Darin Hendrickson, 33, of Sarasota, told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that he was driving a 2008 GSXR 1000 Suzuki sports bike on Sunday when the driver...
Port St. Lucie Police need help finding missing 68-year-old endangered man
 The Port St. Lucie Police Department needs help locating a missing endangered 68-year-old man.  Oscar Rodriguez Jr. was last seen Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. by his brother-in-law, who dropped Rodriquez Jr. off at the Publix in Rivergate Plaza located at 1125 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard.   Police said Rodriguez Jr. suffered...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Port St. Lucie Police Department needs help locating a missing endangered 68-year-old man.  Oscar Rodriguez Jr. was last seen Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. by his brother-in-law, who dropped Rodriquez Jr. off at the Publix in Rivergate Plaza located at 1125 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard.   Police said Rodriguez Jr. suffered...
UPDATE: Missing Fort Pierce girl, 13, found safe
 Update, 6:50 p.m.: Authorities said the 13-year-old reported missing was found safe by Fort Pierce police officers and returned to her family.  Original Story: The Fort Pierce Police Department are looking for a 13-year-old girl, who was last seen early this morning.  Lily Smith is 5’4 and weighs about 100 pounds.  She...

Posted: 15 days ago

Update, 6:50 p.m.: Authorities said the 13-year-old reported missing was found safe by Fort Pierce police officers and returned to her family.  Original Story: The Fort Pierce Police Department are looking for a 13-year-old girl, who was last seen early this morning.  Lily Smith is 5’4 and weighs about 100 pounds.  She...
Dr. Oz: Five ways to enjoy life, healthy habits in Palm Beach
 Dr. Mehmet Oz is known for his award-winning television show and numerous books that help people lead a healthier life. But this part-time Palm Beach resident also has some health tips specifically for his island neighbors. “Palm Beach is more of a community for me than most places,” Oz said during an interview after a book signing...

Posted: 15 days ago

Dr. Mehmet Oz is known for his award-winning television show and numerous books that help people lead a healthier life. But this part-time Palm Beach resident also has some health tips specifically for his island neighbors. “Palm Beach is more of a community for me than most places,” Oz said during an interview after a book signing...
Florida woman stole more than $1,700 in goods from Toys 'R' Us, deputies say 
 Toys ‘R’ Us is having a clearance sale after declaring bankruptcy last month, but that didn’t stop a Florida woman from using the five-finger discount, deputies said.  Ishella Silvena Richards, 30, of Deerfield Beach, loaded up her cart full of $1,700 worth of toys from the Jensen Beach store before walking out the...

Posted: 21 days ago

Toys ‘R’ Us is having a clearance sale after declaring bankruptcy last month, but that didn’t stop a Florida woman from using the five-finger discount, deputies said.  Ishella Silvena Richards, 30, of Deerfield Beach, loaded up her cart full of $1,700 worth of toys from the Jensen Beach store before walking out the...
Florida woman stole more than $1,700 in goods from Toys ‘R’ Us, deputies say
 Toys ‘R’ Us is having a clearance sale after declaring bankruptcy last month, but that didn’t stop this Florida woman from using the five-finger discount.  Ishella Silvena Richards, 30, of Deerfield Beach loaded up her cart full of $1,700 worth of toys from the Jensen Beach store before walking out the door, according...

Posted: 22 days ago

Toys ‘R’ Us is having a clearance sale after declaring bankruptcy last month, but that didn’t stop this Florida woman from using the five-finger discount.  Ishella Silvena Richards, 30, of Deerfield Beach loaded up her cart full of $1,700 worth of toys from the Jensen Beach store before walking out the door, according...
VIDEO: Florida deputies rescue 3-month-old puppy stuck in storm drain
 A 3-month-old puppy was rescued Tuesday morning in Tampa after it was treading water inside a storm drain.  Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the dog fell into the storm drain that was “filled with water and was struggling to stay afloat.” The sheriff’s office told WFTS that they...

2:27 PM Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

A 3-month-old puppy was rescued Tuesday morning in Tampa after it was treading water inside a storm drain.  Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the dog fell into the storm drain that was “filled with water and was struggling to stay afloat.” The sheriff’s office told WFTS that they...
UPDATE: At least 1 sent to hospital after semi crashes on I-95 in Lantana
 At least one person was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after a truck crashed into the median on Interstate 95 northbound in Lantana. The crash between a pickup and a semi happened at about 6 a.m. just south of the Lantana Road exit, according to Lt. Alvaro Feola of the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash sent pieces of cement falling from...

12:03 AM Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

At least one person was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after a truck crashed into the median on Interstate 95 northbound in Lantana. The crash between a pickup and a semi happened at about 6 a.m. just south of the Lantana Road exit, according to Lt. Alvaro Feola of the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash sent pieces of cement falling from...
NEW: Woman crashes into Delray Publix killing herself and pedestrian
 Caution tape, boarded up windows and shards of glass were the remnants after an 80-year-old woman struck a 71-year-old man in front of a suburban Delray Beach Publix late Thursday afternoon. Sarah Agosta, of Delray Beach, was near the Publix Super Market in the Shops of San Marco plaza on Jog Road north of Atlantic Avenue at about 5 p.m....

9:09 PM Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

Caution tape, boarded up windows and shards of glass were the remnants after an 80-year-old woman struck a 71-year-old man in front of a suburban Delray Beach Publix late Thursday afternoon. Sarah Agosta, of Delray Beach, was near the Publix Super Market in the Shops of San Marco plaza on Jog Road north of Atlantic Avenue at about 5 p.m....
NEW: Man dies after allegedly killing girlfriend, baby in Florida forest
 A Minnesota man allegedly killed his girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter before turning a gun on himself Saturday in a Florida forest , according to local authorities. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that deputies identified the shooter as 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias. Farias was pronounced dead...

3:21 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

A Minnesota man allegedly killed his girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter before turning a gun on himself Saturday in a Florida forest , according to local authorities. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that deputies identified the shooter as 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias. Farias was pronounced dead...
NEW: Police investigating Miami nightclub after woman rides horse inside 
 Police are investigating a South Florida nightclub after social media videos surfaced of a woman riding a horse inside the establishment.  The videos were taken Thursday night at the Mokai Lounge in South Beach, Miami, according to NBC6. The multiple videos, which aren’t embedded due to the nature of the content, show a woman...

5:11 PM Friday, Mar. 09, 2018

Police are investigating a South Florida nightclub after social media videos surfaced of a woman riding a horse inside the establishment.  The videos were taken Thursday night at the Mokai Lounge in South Beach, Miami, according to NBC6. The multiple videos, which aren’t embedded due to the nature of the content, show a woman...
LOOK: Spring breaker in Florida goes viral for hair bikini 
 Every year spring break draws thousands of college students, who end up going viral for outrageous things, to Florida. It looks like this year won’t be any different.  Clearwater Police Department posted a picture on Wednesday of a man in “a hairy situation.” The vacationer from Pennsylvania was sporting &ldquo...

2:28 PM Friday, Mar. 09, 2018

Every year spring break draws thousands of college students, who end up going viral for outrageous things, to Florida. It looks like this year won’t be any different.  Clearwater Police Department posted a picture on Wednesday of a man in “a hairy situation.” The vacationer from Pennsylvania was sporting &ldquo...
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