Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

DELRAY BEACH — The city’s shorelines are getting the crème de la crème of lifeguard towers — durable and good-looking with enhanced features such as solar panels —but it’s going to cost taxpayers about $1.1 million. And that price tag was a tough sell for some city leaders. “This is a condominium price that we’re paying for a small...


Study: Flagler Shore not clogging traffic on downtown waterfront

Study: Flagler Shore not clogging traffic on downtown waterfront

The city has fielded plenty of complaints about its pilot project to give half of Flagler Drive back to pedestrians and cyclists. There have been calls to city hall, while social media sites where downtowners gather online, and our letters-to-the-editor columns, also have served as sounding boards for those who hate the public art, hate the road barriers and fear Flagler Shore: From...
NEW: Husband of woman killed at front door near Boynton arrested

NEW: Husband of woman killed at front door near Boynton arrested

The husband of a woman who was shot and killed in her home near Boynton Beach this summer has been arrested in connection with her death, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Euri Jenkins was arrested Thursday by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Manny Puri, assistant chief deputy U.S. marshal. Jenkins, who was booked into the...
Cerabino: My Q&A on texting-and-driving is a moving violation

Cerabino: My Q&A on texting-and-driving is a moving violation

News item: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would make Florida join 41 other states that classify texting-while-driving a primary offense, which allows law enforcement officers to stop vehicles and write citations to texting drivers who are not breaking any other traffic laws. Under current Florida law, drivers may be cited for texting-while-driving only if they are being cited for breaking...
Jupiter police debut their body cameras today

Jupiter police debut their body cameras today

Jupiter police will start wearing additional equipment today: Body cameras. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the town council before the vote in October to approve the cameras that cost about $880,000. Jupiter is the ninth police agency in Palm Beach County...
Family’s fear: No one searching for surfer missing since 2016

Family’s fear: No one searching for surfer missing since 2016

It’s been nearly two years since Darryl Fornatora disappeared during a surfing trip to the Dominican Republic, and authorities appear no closer to finding out what happened to the West Palm Beach resident than they did the day he vanished. For his family, frustration accompanies their grief. Not only has there been no trace of Fornatora, but there’s no certainty anybody &mdash...
NEW: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

NEW: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

The Federal Aviation Administration this afternoon issued an alert to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2. Although the White House is mum on President Trump’s holiday plans, the FAA’s VIP alerts for Palm Beach County are a strong indicator of a presidential visit. It will be Trump’s tenth presidential visit to Palm Beach and second...
Three Okeechobee dairy workers arrested in animal abuse investigation

Three Okeechobee dairy workers arrested in animal abuse investigation

Three McArthur Dairy workers have been arrested after an animal rights group turned over videos recorded at the dairy, Okeechobee Sheriff Noel Stephen said Thursday. McArthur Dairy, one of Florida’s oldest and largest milk producers, is the third Okeechobee County dairy since November to be accused of abusing cows and calves. Earlier Thursday, Miami Beach-based Animal Recovery Mission released...
EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)

EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)

Soon, residents of a new community in Palm Beach Gardens “three miles to everywhere” will also be just a short walk or bike ride to the gym. The clubhouse for Alton, a Kolter development off Donald Ross Road, officially opens for residents Monday. The club at the corner of Grandiflora and Alton Roads is primarily a gym, with free weights, multipurpose machines, exercise bikes and...
In #MeToo moment, ‘not me’ defense works uniquely for President Trump

In #MeToo moment, ‘not me’ defense works uniquely for President Trump

They have fallen, one after another, like great trees in the face of some powerful wind. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Actor Kevin Spacey. NBC broadcaster Matt Lauer. Talk show host Charlie Rose. Michigan congressman John Conyers. U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. And on Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Each of those powerful men – and a long and growing list...
A private jet or full floor? Condo developers seek luxury buyers

A private jet or full floor? Condo developers seek luxury buyers

Just in time for the holidays, how about a jet with that condo? Or perhaps some extra room to move around, like the entire floor of a building? “Put it on the Christmas list,” said Group P6’s Ignacio Diaz. Two real estate developers are pulling out all the stops to lure high-end buyers to their Palm Beach County condominiums now under construction. On South Palm Beach, ...
A 3-0 finish could send Miami Dolphins back to playoffs, so can they do it?

A 3-0 finish could send Miami Dolphins back to playoffs, so can they do it?

Kenny Stills (right) and DeVante Parker celebrate during last year’s overtime victory in Buffalo. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) DAVIE — Miami’s upset of the Patriots on Monday Night Football has the Dolphins back in the playoff picture at 6-7. If the Dolphins can win out over the final three weeks of the season, there’s a decent chance they&rsquo...
Season to Share: Help a family in need

Season to Share: Help a family in need

The Palm Beach Post launched its annual holiday campaign, Season to Share, in 1995. Each year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the paper and website tell the stories of more than a dozen struggling families who have been nominated by local charitable organizations. Readers are invited to contribute money, merchandise and services to help them. Thank you for sharing.
This store is closing in CityPlace

This store is closing in CityPlace

Charming Charlie, a fashion jewelry, handbags, and gift retailer, is closing its doors in CityPlace. The Houston-based company said it plans to close the store in the coming weeks and is offering 40 to 60 percent off items, according to an email sent to customers in the area on Wednesday. The retailer, which has more than 375 stores in the U.S. and Canada, said this month that it planned close a number...
Police dog dies after unexpected medical event

Police dog dies after unexpected medical event

Village police said goodbye to four-legged officer Cole after the K9 died of complications from emergency surgery last week, the department said on Facebook. Cole, badge #638, underwent surgery for an “unexpected medical event,” police said. He served the department for nine years with Officer James Kaminski. The 9-year-old German shepherd died 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Police use K9 officers...
Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Our Savior Lutheran, the church across the street from Lake Worth High School, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary as several former members and friends visited. “There was lots of hugs, tears, smiles and warm embraces,” said Stephen Wipperman, church pastor. “It was delightful for everyone.” The church was started in 1927 with about a group of 25 people. “We built...
Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide

Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide

As you fill out your last-minute holiday shopping list, consider handcrafted and unique gift options available at small, locally owned businesses here in Palm Beach County. Locally produced holiday gifts have grown in popularity since 2010, when American Express began encouraging shoppers to visit small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, a growing number of shoppers plan to...
Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

On Thanksgiving afternoon, around 2 p.m., Nailande White, known as “Lucy,” was walking her two dogs in the Emerald Lakes development on Sixth Avenue South. Layla, a 5-year-old schnauzer Chihuahua mix, and Oreo, a 1-year-old Chihuahua-French bulldog mix, were on their way home. Suddenly, Lucy, a 28-year-old PetSmart groomer in Delray Beach, spotted Lesi, a 3½-year-old boxer mix sniffing...
NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

A section of Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington is slated for overnight resurfacing work starting this weekend. The road from south of the Dunkin Donuts near Wellington Trace to just south of Essex Drive will be milled and resurfaced starting from 6 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday, then from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Friday, said Village Manager Jim Barnes. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post&rsquo...
NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

A 73-year-old doctor who was arrested in April for prescribing pain killers for cash and whose medical license suspended in October was arrested again this week, according to authorities. Peter Katz, who practices family medicine in Boynton Beach, was arrested Wednesday on charges of unlawful prescription and fraud, among others. The arrest comes after the Florida Department of Health issued an emergency...
The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

“Hybrid Infinity,” the latest outdoor art to adorn a downtown structure, brings color to CityPlace’s Hibiscus Garage along Quadrille Boulevard. The mural, which stretches 581 feet on the garage’s east facade, was hand-painted in three weeks by artist Frankie Cihi. Cihi’s website describes her as a half-Japanese, half-American artist who moved back to Tokyo after receiving...
New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

All signs point to President Donald Trump returning to Palm Beach for Christmas — but it appears his stay might not begin until Dec. 22. After issuing an alert Thursday to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach starting Dec. 20, the Federal Aviation Administration today sent a new alert for Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. No times have been provided yet. Although the White House is mum on...
Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Not in the mood to cook on Christmas eve or Christmas day? These restaurants have you covered. Here are a few of the best dining offerings around Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, in downtown West Palm is offering a special order-and-take Christmas dinner option. The prepared meal includes an Australian leg...
BREAKING: Ed Eissey dies at 89; steered Palm Beach State College

BREAKING: Ed Eissey dies at 89; steered Palm Beach State College

Edward Eissey, the man who put Palm Beach State College on the map, has died, his son Michael confirmed Friday. Eissey died Thursday night at 89, his son said. For two decades as president of the school, the first junior college in Florida, Eissey was a shameless cheerleader. His high-energy, hand-shaking, joke-telling, limelight-seeking style alienated some but won him...
Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

Some years ago, Darrin and Jodi Swank expanded the functions of their Loxahatchee Groves farm to include seasonal, chef-driven, Sunday feasts. This season, they’ve expanded even further to host a new “Master Chef” dinner series on Saturday nights during the growing season. And they’ve also added a casual Sunday brunch series.  This promises to be a busy season beneath...
JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

Two people were hospitalized Friday morning after a car was left running in a garage at PGA National since Thursday night, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue said. The car had been running at the Thornton Drive home since 10 p.m. Thursday and the people were taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center for carbon monoxide poisoning, Deputy Chief Shon Broedell said.
Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, a popular gathering spot at Downtown at The Gardens, will close its doors this month. The company announced on its Facebook page that its last day of business is Dec. 27. It is offering 25 percent off holiday retail purchases. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe,” the post said. “We thank...
Derelict vessel washes ashore at Jupiter’s ‘Boating Graveyard’

Derelict vessel washes ashore at Jupiter’s ‘Boating Graveyard’

An abandoned houseboat, one of many derelict vessels Jupiter residents have complained about  floating and sunk in Jupiter waterways, has washed ashore at Burt Reynolds Park West. The beige houseboat, about 35 feet long, was anchored Thursday afternoon about 100 feet off shore, just north of the public boat docks.  An orange tag issued by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department...
Scott wins at least temporary victory on Supreme Court appointments

Scott wins at least temporary victory on Supreme Court appointments

Saying it is too soon to rule on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a high-profile case about whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor has the power to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms end as Scott’s tenure comes to a close. Thursday’s decision — which a dissenting justice asserted sets up a “constitutional crisis” — isn&rsquo...
NEW: Another delay for proposed airstrip community in Wellington

NEW: Another delay for proposed airstrip community in Wellington

Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustments Board on Wednesday postponed reviewing the master plan of a controversial proposal that would marry the village’s equestrian and aviation lifestyles in one neighborhood.  The postponement was made at the request of the developers behind Flying Cow Ranch, which would bring homes, barns and small planes to a 150-acre property south of the...
Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season

Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season

A record-breaking 107.3 million Americans are expected to hit the road for Christmas and New Year’s Day, marking the highest level ever recorded by AAA and the ninth consecutive year of holiday travel growth, according to the auto club’s annual forecast released Thursday. Holiday travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 is expected to grow by 3.1 percent this year, an increase AAA said is driven...
Hurricane Irma, political storms roil finish of health sign-up season

Hurricane Irma, political storms roil finish of health sign-up season

Between political tug-of-war over the Affordable Care Act and the aftermath of a hurricane, Florida consumers might be forgiven for thinking that signing up for 2018 health plans is starting to feel like running an obstacle course blindfolded. An enrollment window for healthcare.gov plans that was cut in half by the Trump administration officially ends Friday. But the winds of Hurricane Irma effectively...
Baseball, turtle, superhero-themed holiday trees for a cause? You bet

Baseball, turtle, superhero-themed holiday trees for a cause? You bet

A festive, holiday tree-decorating contest is making the season brighter for hundreds of children who are spending it away from their families. RELATED: Villages of Hope gives former foster kids a future Step into the lobby of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and you’ll be surrounded by 20 Christmas trees and Hanukkah bushes that would make Martha Stewart proud. The hospital staff and volunteers...
JUST IN: Man suffering from dementia missing near West Palm, PBSO says

JUST IN: Man suffering from dementia missing near West Palm, PBSO says

A 64-year-old man authorities say is suffering from dementia is missing from his home in suburban West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Bonito Mondestin left his residence on the 1500 block of Quail Drive in the Westgate neighborhood between 3 and 6 a.m. Thursday. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown zippered jacket...
2-mile-long stretch of Australian pines on Village Blvd. to get cut down

2-mile-long stretch of Australian pines on Village Blvd. to get cut down

The Australian pines along Village Boulevard and Brandywine Road buffer the roar from Interstate 95, shade the local roadway from sun and create a tunnel of green through what otherwise would be a barren, asphalt landscape. They’re also an invasive species that soaks up too much water, spreads branches too close to passing cars, sheds pine needles that clog drains and costs the city a small...
JUST IN: Teen shot at in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, PBSO says

JUST IN: Teen shot at in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, PBSO says

A 16-year-old male was shot at — but not hit — Thursday morning near Grove Park Elementary School just south of Palm Beach Gardens, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting took place at Military Train and Investment Lane, the spokesman said. Authorities were in the area after the shooting talking with the victim and gathering information. It was...
3,000 Lake Worth utility customers lose power for 2 hours today

3,000 Lake Worth utility customers lose power for 2 hours today

Lake Worth experienced a power outage Thursday morning that affected 3,000 customers after a car hit a pole onLake Worth Road between Gulf Stream and Davis Road, the city said. The outage occurred at 6:31a.m. The electric utility dispatched a team which temporary fixed and restored power to all customers by 8:31 a.m. Further repairs will be carried out later today, the city said. “We sincerely...
Palm Beach billionaire’s favorite pastime: driving his kids to school

Palm Beach billionaire’s favorite pastime: driving his kids to school

Billionaire developer and real estate tycoon Jeff Greene has the means to do just about anything he wants with his life. He’s been approached about running for governor of Florida and, while he hasn’t shut the door on that opportunity, Greene told a Palm Beach audience Wednesday there’s something else he finds much more fulfilling. One of his greatest pleasures is driving...
UPDATE: Palm Beach police seek man who tried to break into 50-foot yacht

UPDATE: Palm Beach police seek man who tried to break into 50-foot yacht

2:50 UPDATE: The search for the man who attempted to break into a large yacht near the Sailfish Club is still underway, said police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick. 10:20 a.m. UPDATE: Palm Beach police used PBSO helicopters and canines to search for a man who tried to break into a 1938 50-foot yacht near the Sailfish Club early Thursday, said Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin. The boat’s captain...
NEW: Man faces trafficking charges as fentanyl, pills found in locker

NEW: Man faces trafficking charges as fentanyl, pills found in locker

A Wellington man is facing drug trafficking charges after investigators found stashes of drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, Adderall and marijuana in a storage locker he rented in suburban Boca Raton, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Jason Daniel Miller, 39, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail and faces multiple drug trafficking charges and multiple charges of drug posession...
NEW: DUI manslaughter convict, on loose for 14 years, back in PBC Jail

NEW: DUI manslaughter convict, on loose for 14 years, back in PBC Jail

More than 14 years late for the start of his prison sentence, Trent Albury has arrived in the Palm Beach County Jail. The now-44-year-old was convicted in 2001 in the May 26, 2000, death of 44-year-old Dawn Sheppard in suburban West Palm Beach. Prosecutors said he was high on the “date rape” drug GHB when he ran a red light and killed the married mother of two. Royal Bahamian Police arrested...
One of the best restaurants in America is right here in Palm Beach

One of the best restaurants in America is right here in Palm Beach

It’s that time of year when ‘best of’ lists for 2017 are complied for all types of things, from best bites to favorite foods. And OpenTable just revealed one of the big ones: The 100 Best Restaurants in American for 2017. The list from the online restaurant reservation service reflects the opinions of more than 12 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 26,0000...
UPDATE: Power restored to Palm Beach State after Palm Springs crash

UPDATE: Power restored to Palm Beach State after Palm Springs crash

Three thousand Lake Worth Utility customers, including some of Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus, were without power Thursday morning after a car crashed into a utility pole on Lake Worth Road, authorities said. The multi-vehicle wreck happened at about 6:30 a.m. between Military Trail and Congress Avenue, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities said. No one was injured in the crash...
This tiny structure is Palm Beach County’s oldest commercial building

This tiny structure is Palm Beach County’s oldest commercial building

Every day, motorists on downtown West Palm Beach’s Flagler Drive speed past a funny little building that is older than the city itself. Across 120 years, the doors of Palm Beach County’s oldest commercial building, a distinctive octagonal cone-roofed structure, have, at times, opened to bank tellers, to a kaleidoscope of grotesque Halloween masks and Santa costumes, and, over the last...
JUST IN: Handyman accused of stealing $11,000 from 91-year-old man

JUST IN: Handyman accused of stealing $11,000 from 91-year-old man

A handyman is accused of stealing $11,000 from a 91-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man over the course of several months, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. In September, the man called authorities to report that someone was using his credit card without his consent. He showed officers that someone withdrew $400 dozens of times between June 24 and Aug. 18 from the same Publix...
New York Times columnist assails Israel myths during talk in Gardens

New York Times columnist assails Israel myths during talk in Gardens

A New York Times columnist speaking at a Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County event endorsed President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Bret Stephens, who previously worked for The Wall Street Journal and served as editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post, spoke to about 400 people Wednesday night at Eastpointe Country Club. Stephens is also...
Forecast: Temperatures will warm up after final chilly night

Forecast: Temperatures will warm up after final chilly night

After the week’s final chilly morning, the National Weather Service is predicting highs in the low 70s on Thursday. By Friday morning, the temperature should dip no lower than the mid-50s in Palm Beach County. In the early a.m. hours Thursday, forecasters predict inland lows in the upper 30s to low 40s in South Florida. There could be patchy frost in the coldest locations. Closer to the coast...
Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said Johnson died of a single gunshot wound on Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Billings said Johnson stopped...
Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Simmons vehemently denied what he called "these horrific accusations," saying in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that "all of my relations have been...

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation

A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN' PEER'-oh), claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested while attending a protest in which a police officer was struck in the face with a rock. The officer sued the Black Lives Matter movement and...
School Board OKs raises for all — from teachers to Avossa

School Board OKs raises for all — from teachers to Avossa

The Palm Beach County School Board unanimously agreed to give the district’s roughly 12,500 teachers raises of 3.2 percent on average, while other district employees from principals to bus mechanics will see their pay rise about 3 percent. Because Superintendent Robert Avossa’s raise was tied by contract to those of district administrators, the board vote also cleared the way for...
With campaign threatened, Boca mayor drops Batmasian business ties

With campaign threatened, Boca mayor drops Batmasian business ties

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie announced late Tuesday that her husband had ended his business relationship with developers James and Marta Batmasian, cutting off a potential conflict of interest she has steadfastly denied since The Palm Beach Post detailed it in early November. Distancing herself from a business relationship that threatened her bid for a Palm Beach County Commission seat, Haynie told...
PBS suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ show amid sexual misconduct investigation

PBS suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ show amid sexual misconduct investigation

PBS has suspended the “Tavis Smiley” show following allegations of sexual misconduct between Smiley and former production staffers. According to Variety, PBS hired a firm to oversee Smiley’s behavior after reports of misconduct. As many as 10 witnesses, both men and women, spoke to investigators.   A PBS spokesperson released a statement on the suspension:
Boynton Beach woman whose dog, cat starved to death gets jail

Boynton Beach woman whose dog, cat starved to death gets jail

A 26-year-old woman whose dog and cat were found starved to death in her Boynton Beach apartment in May will have to spend the next six months in jail, a judge has ruled. Ashley Alicia on Wednesday pleaded guilty to two counts each of felony cruelty to animals and unlawful abandonment or confinement of animal for the deaths of her brown Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix named Moose and Pablo, her gray and...
Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday. The retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with financial technology startup Even and PayActiv to provide an app to 1.4 million Walmart workers. The Even app automatically plans ahead for bills, savings goals and will show workers how much they can safely spend. It will also allow workers...
Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas. Hurricane money is one of many pressing items as GOP leaders Wednesday evening unveiled an opening bid in the party's strategy to avert a government shutdown...
AL sen.-elect Doug Jones says message of ‘common ground’ resonated with voters

AL sen.-elect Doug Jones says message of ‘common ground’ resonated with voters

Alabama’s new U.S. senator-elect, Democrat Doug Jones, says he wants to find common ground after a hard-fought, come-from-behind victory against Republican candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night. Jones, in his first press conference as the state’s new senator, told reporters Wednesday “this has been an amazing night,” referring to his victory in the special election to fill...
FPL’s new $6M Jupiter service center built to get power back faster

FPL’s new $6M Jupiter service center built to get power back faster

Getting electrical power restored faster after hurricanes such as Irma and Matthew is the goal of the new Florida Power & Light service center that opened Wednesday in Jupiter. “We want our technicians out of the gate quicker. They will be focused on getting the power up and running,” said Bryan Olnick, FPL Vice President of Distribution Operations. Built to withstand a Category 5 storm...
Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber case

Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber case

A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that a former Uber executive stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off to help the ride-hailing service build robotic vehicles. The letter unsealed Wednesday by a federal judge marks the Justice Department's first acknowledgement of the probe...
Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

In Manhattan, where Donald Trump built his empire, prices for condos in buildings bearing his gilded name are falling in the first year of his presidency. The average price per square foot for condos sold in Trump-branded buildings in the borough fell 7 percent in the 12 months through November compared to the year earlier, according to a report Wednesday by research firm CityRealty. Prices dropped...
Irma claims top $6B, Citizens braces for 50,000-plus new customers

Irma claims top $6B, Citizens braces for 50,000-plus new customers

After Hurricane Irma stung property insurers for $6.3 billion in claims and counting, Florida’s state-run and second-largest carrier expects to add more than 50,000 customers in 2018. “We’re expecting to go from 442,000 back to 500,000,” Barry Gilway, president of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., told the company’s board meeting Wednesday. Full coverage of Hurricane...
UPDATE: All clear after threat evacuates Delray Beach Walmart

UPDATE: All clear after threat evacuates Delray Beach Walmart

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: Delray Beach police report they’ve cleared the scene and the store has reopened. A threat has forced Delray Beach police to evacuate the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Federal Highway south of Linton Boulevard, the agency said in a Twitter post. The agency said it so far has found nothing suspicious. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Elections chief: Automatic recount unlikely in Alabama race

Elections chief: Automatic recount unlikely in Alabama race

Still-uncounted ballots are unlikely to change the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama enough to spur an automatic recount, the state's election chief said Wednesday as Democratic victor Doug Jones urged Republican Roy Moore to concede. Speaking during an afternoon news conference in Birmingham, Jones said a concession from Moore is the "right thing" to do, and that 'it's time to...
State attorneys general ask FCC to delay net neutrality vote

State attorneys general ask FCC to delay net neutrality vote

The attorneys general of nearly 20 states asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on changing the country’s net neutrality rules as they investigate reports that impersonators posted hundreds of thousands of fake comments on the commission’s notice of the proposed change. “If the well of public comment has been poisoned by falsified submissions, the Commission...
Agent Boras: Marlins turning into 'pawn shop' under Jeter

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into 'pawn shop' under Jeter

Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership. Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop. It was yet another jab at the Marlins' direction under new CEO Jeter, who continued the team's payroll purge Wednesday by trading outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis...
Boynton Beach school food manager gets a huge surprise at lunch

Boynton Beach school food manager gets a huge surprise at lunch

Charlie Peterman, the food services manager for Crosspointe Elementary School, had finished serving lunch for students Wednesday when a coworker brought her into the cafeteria. Peterman thought she had been called in to talk more about a new product ConAgra Foods was testing. Instead, Peterman found herself the center of attention. Principal Ann Marie Dilbert announced that food giant ConAgra Foods...
Airline to offer new nonstop flights between Palm Beach and Pittsburgh

Airline to offer new nonstop flights between Palm Beach and Pittsburgh

OneJet will launch new nonstop service between Palm Beach International Airport and Pittsburgh this spring, the airline announced Wednesday. The weekday flights from Pittsburgh International Airport begin on March 7. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 17. RELATED: Brightline starts simulated service The company said the routes are designed for business travelers, including those employed by corporations in...
500 Ocean, catalyst for Boynton’s downtown, won’t be done until summer

500 Ocean, catalyst for Boynton’s downtown, won’t be done until summer

500 Ocean won’t be completed until this summer, but residents are already moving in and businesses are leasing space. The project’s spokesman said Tuesday that 37 apartments are already occupied. The project will ultimately have 341 apartments. And, of the project’s 20,000 square feet of commercial space, about 2,000 is leased. Two businesses will move in to provide high-end women&rsquo...
Gun range patron shot, killed by employee in freak accident

Gun range patron shot, killed by employee in freak accident

An employee of a gun range in Texas accidentally shot and killed a patron as he worked on a rifle Tuesday morning, police said.  The patron, Joshua Luke Cummings, 36, of Cypress, had just exited his vehicle in the parking lot of Hot Wells Gun Range when a bullet struck him in the head, KTRK in Houston reported. He was flown to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where he died. Harris...
Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View." Meghan McCain, a panelist on the program, told Biden on Wednesday she hadn't been able to get through his new memoir, "Promise Me, Dad," which centers on the 2015 death of his son, Beau, from...
LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said. Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said a combination front-end loader...
Grand Celebration set to return to Port of Palm Beach

Grand Celebration set to return to Port of Palm Beach

The only passenger cruise ship based at the Port of Palm Beach is slated to begin sailing again to Grand Bahama Island on Saturday, Dec. 23, after a three-month hurricane relief mission in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Majority owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan since last year, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates the 1,900-passenger Grand Celebration...
Palm Beach dermatologist pleads guilty to health care fraud, obstruction

Palm Beach dermatologist pleads guilty to health care fraud, obstruction

A Palm Beach dermatologist on Wednesday pleaded guilty to federal charges of health care fraud and obstruction of a criminal health care investigation in connection with his operations of clinics in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee. Dr. Gary Marder faces a maximum 15-year prison term and $500,000 fine in connection with what federal prosecutors described as a scheme to defraud government...
NEW: Boca man accused of sexually assaulting child over six years

NEW: Boca man accused of sexually assaulting child over six years

A Boca Raton man is being held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail after he allegedly admitted to assaulting a child sexually during a six-year period, according to an arrest report. Jeffrey John Roth, 54, is facing four counts of sexual assault. After being hospitalized with extreme anxiety, the child told therapists about being attacked by Roth, the report said. The assaults began at age...
Local GOP leaders: Democrats shouldn’t read much into Roy Moore’s loss

Local GOP leaders: Democrats shouldn’t read much into Roy Moore’s loss

Democrats locally and nationally should not be quick to discern a political sea change in Tuesday night’s Alabama U.S. Senate election, current and former leaders of Palm Beach County’s Republican Party said Wednesday. In the vote to replace U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, now the U.S. Attorney General, in what traditionally is a deep-red southern state, Democratic candidate Doug Jones narrowly...
Have a drink, read a book: Cafe to open in Lake Worth book store

Have a drink, read a book: Cafe to open in Lake Worth book store

Book Cellar , Lake Worth’s new book store on Lake Avenue, plans to open a cafe on Friday selling, wine, beer and pastries. “We’re paying rent on the whole space so we needed the income for the entire space,” said Tamara Ayraud, co-owner of the store on 801 Lake Avenue, a 2,300-square-foot historic space. Book Cellar opened in October . At the time, Ayraud said she...
UPDATE: Popular Indian restaurant in West Palm temporarily closed

UPDATE: Popular Indian restaurant in West Palm temporarily closed

Indus, the popular Indian restaurant among the business lunch crowd in West Palm, has temporarily closed. The restaurant’s website states they are closed until further notice due to repairs and renovations. In an email from the restaurant, a representative says they hope to reopen within two weeks. The eatery, located east of I-95, just off Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, offered a diverse lunch...
Man killed when van falls on him as he tries to steal tires

Man killed when van falls on him as he tries to steal tires

A man was killed Tuesday when the van he was trying to steal wheels off of fell on top of him, police said.  Police found the man's body under the vehicle around 8:30 a.m. The man was identified as Jeremy Michael Dickey, 41, of Wilkinsburg, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Florida strips F. Lee Bailey of legal license

The Florida Supreme Court disbarred F. Lee Bailey for five years on Wednesday, effectively ending the legendary law career of one of America's most brilliant defenders of the criminally accused.  The court said Bailey, 68, had "committed some of the most egregious rules violations possible, evidencing a complete disregard for the rules governing attorneys."  Bailey, who lives in...
Former WVU WR Stedman Bailey wants to make NFL return 2 years after getting shot in head

Former WVU WR Stedman Bailey wants to make NFL return 2 years after getting shot in head

Former West Virginia star receiver Stedman Bailey says he is ready to get back on an NFL roster two years after being shot twice in the head. Bailey told  DubVNation’s Caleb Wygal this week that his doctors have cleared him to play football again. Now he just needs a team that is willing to sign him. “Doctors say I can play,” Bailey said, &ldquo...
Texas Tech DC David Gibbs: ‘The future is bright’

Texas Tech DC David Gibbs: ‘The future is bright’

The future looks promising for Texas Tech football, says defensive coordinator David Gibbs. Gibbs met with the media  after the Red Raiders threw a lot of cash at him to keep him in Lubbock, Texas. On Friday, Gibbs spoke with the media and said, “I want to be here and my family wants to be here. I came here to do a job. We are far from perfect and have a lot...
Report: Broncos’ Trevor Siemian out for season with left shoulder injury

Report: Broncos’ Trevor Siemian out for season with left shoulder injury

According to multiple reports, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the remainder of the 2017 season with an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Head coach Vance Joseph confirmed the report on Friday afternoon. Siemian suffered a subluxation (partial dislocation) of his left shoulder on Denver’s second offensive drive of their game against...
Miami Dolphins practice report: Last check-in before Buffalo Bills game

Miami Dolphins practice report: Last check-in before Buffalo Bills game

Cordrea Tankersley would be a big help to the Dolphins on Sunday. (Bill Ingram/The Post) DAVIE–All the momentum the Dolphins have built over the past two weeks is tenuous as they head into what promises to be a frigid game at Buffalo on Sunday, and health will be a big factor in their ability to maintain it. As Miami strives to stay in the playoff chase and even its record at 7-7...

Letters Our taxes for schools help to ensure our future

Our taxes pay to ensure our future For all the old people (I’m 80) who feel that they shouldn’t pay taxes for schools because “they don’t have kids in school,” here’s a simple math question. Which is more expensive: paying about an additional $50 in taxes to better educate the next generation of our future leaders, or pay thousands of dollars to support the people...

POINT OF VIEW: Walmart stocked a journalist-lynching T-shirt

Walmart wants to sell you everything you’d ever want to buy. Until Nov. 30, that included a T-shirt that read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.” The company pulled the offending item, which first surfaced at a Trump rally, almost immediately after an advocacy group complained. Teespring, the third-party seller that posted the shirt on Walmart’s marketplace, did...
Ohio State’s Larry Johnson shoots down retirement rumors: ‘I am not going anywhere’

Ohio State’s Larry Johnson shoots down retirement rumors: ‘I am not going anywhere’

Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson took to Twitter on Friday to be clear about what his future holds. Johnson is going to remain on the Buckeyes’ sideline. “Apparently there is misinformation about my future,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “I want to make a bold statement that I am not going anywhere and I’m proud to be a Buckeye. #Buckeyes...

Letters Taxpayers pay for everyone’s benefit

Taxpayers pay for everyone’s benefit In an inane letter, “Why tax people who have no kids in system?” (Friday), the writer proposed excusing seniors from school taxes because they have no children in school. Why stop there? How about including no police and fire assessment unless you have a fire or you’re a crime victim? Don’t use the library? Heck, let’s not pay...

POINT OF VIEW: Large-scale pot growers destroy land and wildlife

The rush to legalize marijuana is largely driven by old-fashioned greed. Lawful medical and recreational use dominates public discussion, while related environmental catastrophe unfolds across America — widespread habitat and endangered wildlife destruction from illegal marijuana grow-sites. California grows most American pot, hosting an army of illegal growers who wantonly abuse public lands...

Friedman: Alabama says no to Trump’s brand of tribalism

Back in the late 1970s, when I was covering the Lebanese civil war, a story made the rounds in Beirut that the Lebanese Christian Phalangist militia had come up with a novel way of discovering a Palestinian trying to pass through one of its checkpoints. The Phalangists would show the driver a tomato and ask: What’s this? If the driver used the standard Lebanese pronunciation, “banadurra...
Associated Press: Ball family could have “lasting impact” on UCLA

Associated Press: Ball family could have “lasting impact” on UCLA

The Ball Family Era of UCLA came to a scorching end when LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo Ball out of the Bruins’ program in response to his son’s indefinite suspension — a result of his incident in China regarding theft. According to the Associated Press, while the Ball family and UCLA basketball have parted ways, the impact from LaVar and Co. “could have...
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