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Dalia Dippolito lawyers say sleeping juror requires new trial

Allegations that a sleeping juror was on the panel that convicted Dalia Dippolito could be the basis for yet a fourth trial on charges that she tried to have her husband killed. Defense attorneys for Dippolito, 34, on Thursday filed a motion for a new trial and a request to interview jurors in Dippolito’s case based on claims that one of the jurors slept through key parts of the case. RELATED...


Here’s how much Trump made on his Jupiter property

Here’s how much Trump made on his Jupiter property

President Donald Trump’s northern Palm Beach County golf course is making more money, according to recently filed financial documents. Trump last Friday voluntarily submitted his personal financial disclosure form to the Office of Government Ethics, offering the first look at his finances since taking office this year. According to the 98-page federal disclosure document, Trump National...
Starvation death: Baby Tayla Aleman had 90-degree temp at hospital

Starvation death: Baby Tayla Aleman had 90-degree temp at hospital

The first time 13-month-old Tayla Aleman saw a doctor since her birth was in the emergency room of Palms West Hospital when she arrived by ambulance with a body temperature of just 90.4 degrees. She couldn’t breathe on her own and had no heartbeat. Hospital workers tried to resuscitate her, but she was cold to the touch. After 10 minutes, she was pronounced dead. The story behind the story:...
Senate health care bill: Secret is out, see what it means for you

Senate health care bill: Secret is out, see what it means for you

GOP leader Mitch McConnell said a Senate health plan unveiled Thursday will “free Americans” from Obamacare’s taxes and mandates while offering greater help to low-income people than a House bill does, but it faced immediate criticism from Democrats and at least four Republican conservative senators whose support it needs to pass. RELATED: Marco Rubio and Obamacare: Taxpayer hero...
Say it ain’t so! This Disney park listed as top tourist trap

Say it ain’t so! This Disney park listed as top tourist trap

What would you say is the worst tourist trap in Florida? No, not St. Augustine’s cheesy wax museums or the Skunkape Headquarters in the Everglades? Yes, that’s a real thing. According to Business Insider, it’s Epcot. The world-is-your-oyster destination, where one can eat, drink or just travel around the globe in a day’s time was ranked as the worst tourist trap in the...
Donald Trump: No Comey ‘tapes’ — at least not by me

Donald Trump: No Comey ‘tapes’ — at least not by me

President Donald Trump stops his motorcade to greet supporters on Bingham Island near Mar-a-Lago in March. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) It was one of the most talked-about tweets of President Donald Trump‘s time in office. A few days after firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump took to Twitter in what proved to be an unsuccessful effort to head...
Health care: Marco Rubio wants Florida input; Bill Nelson slams GOP bill

Health care: Marco Rubio wants Florida input; Bill Nelson slams GOP bill

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will decide whether to support a Republican health care bill “on the basis of how it impacts Florida,” his office said this afternoon. Rubio’s office characterized the just-unveiled legislation as a work in progress as four other Senate Republicans ...
SNEAK PEEK: Delray $80 million patient tower ‘more hotel than hospital’

SNEAK PEEK: Delray $80 million patient tower ‘more hotel than hospital’

Now equipped with private patient rooms and a rooftop helipad for quicker transports, Delray Medical Center will soon open its largest expansion since the hospital was built in 1982. The July 11 opening of the $80 million patient tower promises to impress. The four-story tower adds a new, larger main entrance, 96 private patient rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cardiovascular clinic, five-level...
New rules for sober homes get first approval in Boynton Beach

New rules for sober homes get first approval in Boynton Beach

With just one more vote from the city’s officials, business owners that plan to open sober homes in Boynton Beach will have to get them certified with the local nonprofit Florida Association of Recovery Residences. The organization already regulates sober homes, but under a voluntary program, with the state. Read: What two south county cities are doing to regulate...
Cardinal Newman’s John Collins selected by Atlanta Hawks with 19th pick

Cardinal Newman’s John Collins selected by Atlanta Hawks with 19th pick

John Collins’ basketball career has taken him from West Palm Beach to Winston-Salem, and now Atlanta. The former Cardinal Newman and Wake Forest standout was selected as the 19th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks Thursday in the 2017 NBA draft. Collins declared for the draft in April, and worked out for a handful of NBA teams in recent weeks, including the Heat. His mom, Lyria, accompanied...
Miami Heat select Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo with 14th pick in NBA Draft

Miami Heat select Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo with 14th pick in NBA Draft

Cue the Flintstones music. Bam is coming to the Heat. The Heat selected Kentucky power forward ‘Bam’ Adebayo with the 14th pick of Thursday’s draft. Adebayo, whose given name is Edrice, has been called Bam ever since he was about a year old. His mother was a fan of the Flintstones and one day, Adebayo said, she saw her young son lift a coffee table and nicknamed him Bam after the...
Boca Raton theater hopes ‘Beauty and Beast’ will make kids love theater

Boca Raton theater hopes ‘Beauty and Beast’ will make kids love theater

“Where’s Beast?” my kid whispers. The house lights have just gone down inside Boca Raton’s Wick Theatre, and the dramatic voice over prologue has just begun. But already, first-time theater goer Brooks, 3 1/2, has questions. He knows that he’s about to enjoy the story of “Beauty and the Beast” or, as he calls it, “Beast and The Belle,&rdquo...
Why was Army hero killed in botched prisoner escape plan?

Why was Army hero killed in botched prisoner escape plan?

Thirty years ago, two ex-cons hatched a brazen, murderous scheme to free their imprisoned buddy during a trip to a doctor’s office in West Palm Beach. Before the bullet-riddled afternoon ended, one prison guard was dead, another was wounded and a 12-car police chase and shooting spree ranged from Olive Avenue to Palm Beach International Airport. And it all happened because James J. O’Brien...
Lake Worth resident on pothole free road: ‘It’s the way it should be’

Lake Worth resident on pothole free road: ‘It’s the way it should be’

Arnoux Estime, a retired hospital worker, has lived on 14th Avenue South for more than 30 years. For many of those years, the road outside Estime’s four-bedroom home, has been awful. “It was rough,” said Estime, 74. “Whenever it rained, we’d get flooded. My car would get messed up.” READ: Starbucks,-Mobile coming to new Lake Worth shopping center Wesline Desinat...
Mark Bellissimo’s attorney arrested; allegedly grabbed and shook woman

Mark Bellissimo’s attorney arrested; allegedly grabbed and shook woman

Mark Bellissimo’s longtime attorney Dan Rosenbaum was arrested this week after he grabbed a woman out of her seat and shook her, according to an arrest report. Rosenbaum went into an Urgent Care facility in Boca Raton on Tuesday morning and started to yell at a man and a woman in the waiting room, the report said. The woman’s name was redacted from the report. He then grabbed the woman...
Collapse? Six insurers eye return to Florida’s 2018 Obamacare market

Collapse? Six insurers eye return to Florida’s 2018 Obamacare market

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obamacare is “on the edge of collapse” after unveiling a new health plan Thursday, but six companies gave notice they want to return to Florida’s Affordable Care Act individual marketplace in 2018, state officials said. A total of nine insurers filed rates for individual plans compliant with the health law, on or off the exchange, according...
NEW: Palm Springs girl drowns in Palm Beach pool

NEW: Palm Springs girl drowns in Palm Beach pool

A 1-year-old Palm Springs girl is dead after she was pulled from a pool in Palm Beach Wednesday evening, according to town police. Palm Beach Fire Rescue crews were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible drowning at 201 Sanford Ave., just west of North County Road. When they arrived, first responders found a 1-year-old receiving CPR, according to Division Chief Sean Baker. The girl had been pulled from...
JUST IN: Baby who starved to death arrived at ER with 90 degree temp

JUST IN: Baby who starved to death arrived at ER with 90 degree temp

Tayla Aleman’s temperature was 90.4 degrees when she arrived at the emergency room, the ER doctor told sheriff’s detectives hours after the 13-month-old died from starvation, according to court documents obtained by The Palm Beach Post. Palms West Hospital workers tried to resuscitate Tayla, already cold to the touch, but to no avail. She was pronounced dead 10 minutes later. Her parents...
NEW: Six insurers return to Florida Obamacare market in 2018

NEW: Six insurers return to Florida Obamacare market in 2018

Big drama in Washington over the future of health care will not stop six companies from returning to Florida’s Affordable Care Act individual marketplace in 2018, according to a summary from state officials Thursday. And an average requested rate increase of 17.8 percent among a total of nine insurers offering ACA-compliant plans comes in slightly below last year’s approved average hike...
COMMENTARY: Too many road rage incidents in northern Palm Beach County

COMMENTARY: Too many road rage incidents in northern Palm Beach County

Agreeing on politics seems to be tougher than ever these days, but can we at least get along during our morning and evening commutes? READ: FHP ID’s victim in I-95 road rage stabbing, two questioned I was alarmed, but not completely surprised, to read a story about a mother mourning the loss of her 26-year-old son, who was fatally stabbed on the side of Interstate 95 near Blue Heron Blvd. in...
Why Bill Clinton is coming to South Florida…

Why Bill Clinton is coming to South Florida…

Former President Bill Clinton with U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, in Belle Glade in October. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post) Former President Bill Clinton will be in Miami Beach on Saturday to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting. Clinton will speak at the “City Livability Luncheon” at the Fountainebleau Hotel. More than 250 mayors...
Rubio a maybe, Nelson a no on Republican health care bill

Rubio a maybe, Nelson a no on Republican health care bill

Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will decide whether to support a Senate GOP health care bill “on the basis of how it impacts Florida,” his office said Thursday. Rubio’s office characterized the just-unveiled legislation as a work in progress as four other Senate Republicans — Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin &mdash...
Author says new book based on UFO sighting over Wellington

Author says new book based on UFO sighting over Wellington

Three days before he was supposed to meet with a leading UFO researcher, New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten claims he saw something whirling in the sky above Wellington. When he examined the odd lights more closely, he says he saw about a dozen saucer-shaped objects with amber lights on the bottoms flying from south to north along State Road 7. They were going in staggered pairs moving...
Science center to add brain center, thanks to $100K donation

Science center to add brain center, thanks to $100K donation

The money contributed by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to name this center will be added to funds already raised to build the center’s new permanent exhibit, “Journey Through the Human Brain,” a $2 million project in partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s newly-created Brain Institute.
Whew! Why Palm Beach Gardens seniors exercised for 12 straight hours

Whew! Why Palm Beach Gardens seniors exercised for 12 straight hours

Every day a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease can feel like the longest. RELATED: Gardens doctor in drug study for dementia that plagued Robin Williams For the Alzheimer’s Association’s aptly named “Longest Day” campaign to raise money for support and research, residents and staff of the La Posada senior living community near The Gardens Mall took turns exercising for...
NEW: Lake Worth man accused of videotaping teen in bathroom

NEW: Lake Worth man accused of videotaping teen in bathroom

A Lake Worth man is facing a criminal charge after he allegedly used a cellphone to record video of a teenage girl taking a shower, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Osman Perez, 30, early Thursday on one count of video voyeurism. He remained in custody at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. See who’s been...
JUST IN: Florida man says ‘voices in his head’ tell him to attack neighbor

JUST IN: Florida man says ‘voices in his head’ tell him to attack neighbor

A South Florida man attacked his neighbor because “the voices in his head told him to,” police said.  David Auerbac of Fort Lauderdale said he was outside smoking when Michael Murdough, 41, attacked him last week, according to WPLG. “He hit me right here in the face. My head hit the door,” Auerbac told WPLG. “If he would've hit me a few more times...
UPDATE: Fort Pierce man struck by lightning dies

UPDATE: Fort Pierce man struck by lightning dies

The National Weather Service is reporting that a Fort Pierce man who was struck by lightning May 17 has died. It was the second death this year caused by lightning. The first occurred in Colorado on May 7. Related: Top 5 lightning myths  According to an incident report, construction worker Guadalupe Salinas was working on a pool and clubhouse in northern Martin County...
Delray officer weeps at driver’s bond hearing in fatal Key West crash

Delray officer weeps at driver’s bond hearing in fatal Key West crash

The judge hadn’t called Lacy Marie Morris’ hearing in Monroe County court on Thursday, but tears were already coming from Delray Beach police employees. The woman who police say drove with drugs and alcohol in her system and caused the April 8 wreck that killed fellow Officer Christine Braswell, 40, sat within feet of them for the first time. That alone prompted the emotion. “To...
NEW: Grocer recalls deli potato wedges

NEW: Grocer recalls deli potato wedges

The parent company of Winn-Dixie issued a volunteer recall for its deli potato wedges.  Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BILO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, issued the recall on Thursday because of undeclared allergens found in the product, according to the press release.  The potato wedges, which were located in the hot cases near the deli, should be...
12 times Donald Trump tweeted about his Mar-a-Lago Club

12 times Donald Trump tweeted about his Mar-a-Lago Club

President Donald Trump loves his Mar-a-Lago Club.  Within his first 100 days in office, Trump made seven trips to his part-time Palm Beach home, and on two of those trips he hosted world leaders: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February, and Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Trump purchased the estate in 1985 from the estate of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and...
Some cool things to do in Lake Worth this summer

Some cool things to do in Lake Worth this summer

The Great American Raft Race is always a hoot in Lake Worth. (Palm Beach Post file photo) LAKE WORTH — Looking for a few cool things to do this summer in the city? Check out these upcoming events.   3rd of July Star Spangled Band Showcase The details: Can’t wait for July 4 to get your Independence Day groove on? Well, the city is hosting this pre-July 4th party at the Cultural ...
NEW: Confederate time capsule found in Florida monument sparks debate

NEW: Confederate time capsule found in Florida monument sparks debate

A time capsule found within a Florida monument is sparking a debate.  On Tuesday, a Confederate monument near Orlando’s Lake Eola for nearly100 years was being moved the capsule was found, according to WKMG. Now the problem is who gets ownership of the box, WKMG reported.  Patricia Schnurr, a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Chapter, believes it should belong...
NEW: TSA throws out mom’s breast milk at airport screening

NEW: TSA throws out mom’s breast milk at airport screening

TSA officers tossed out a mother’s breast milk during security screening at Denver International Airport in May.  “I just started crying,” she said, “because I really didn’t know what to do…that was my son’s food,” the 28-year-old mother said to Denver 7.  The mother said security officers asked her to put the breast milk container...
WATCH: Dirt biker rescued after falling 30 feet, spending night in ravine

WATCH: Dirt biker rescued after falling 30 feet, spending night in ravine

A dirt biker was rescued after falling 30 feet and spending the night in a ravine.  The captivating rescue was caught on camera by the California Highway Patrol’s Valley Operations division.  The California man went out for a ride while camping with his family Saturday, but wasn’t found until 12 hours later. The 42-year-old man was severely injured and unable to move, according...
VIDEO: Fire at nursery west of Delray under investigation

VIDEO: Fire at nursery west of Delray under investigation

Only ashes were left Thursday afternoon to signify where a large one-story wood building once stood west of Delray Beach. The cause of the fire that started at about 9 a.m. on the 9300 block of 155th Lane South remained undetermined and under investigation, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman. The building was leased by Otero’s Nursery. Firefighters reported a heavy column of black...
UPDATE: Gang revolt at Florida prison injures 1 inmate, 7 officers

UPDATE: Gang revolt at Florida prison injures 1 inmate, 7 officers

A gang revolt at a Florida state prison injured seven corrections officers and one inmate Wednesday morning, authorities said.  The riot happened at about 8 a.m at Gulf Correctional Institution, located east of Panama City. The incident spread across several dorms and took nearly a half-hour to get under control, according to the Miami Herald.  The injured people were taken...
JUST IN: Trump’s West Palm club income rises nearly $1 million

JUST IN: Trump’s West Palm club income rises nearly $1 million

President Donald Trump’s suburban West Palm Beach golf club has seen a rise in income, according to recently filed financial documents. Trump’s personal financial disclosure form, which he voluntarily submitted last week to the Office of Government Ethics, also shows that the West Palm club made the least money of Trump’s Palm Beach County properties for the 15-month period covered...
WATCH: Florida fugitive ‘Dill Pickle’ caught, wants selfie with sheriff

WATCH: Florida fugitive ‘Dill Pickle’ caught, wants selfie with sheriff

A “most wanted” Florida fugitive, a man deputies called “Dill Pickle," has been caught.  Dylan Veith, 35, led police on a high-speed, action-packed chase, which you can watch below. Forward to about the 2:50 mark to watch the chase. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]...
WATCH: Man caught impersonating Florida deputy

WATCH: Man caught impersonating Florida deputy

A cellphone video helped catch a man who was impersonating a Florida deputy.  John Dawson, 49, pulled over another driver with fake police lights placed on his dashboard, according to WTSP. In the video, Dawson leaves his car wearing a badge necklace swinging and starts yelling.  “You need to... slow down,” Dawson says in the video before warning the driver, &ldquo...
JUST IN: USF football player arrested for credit card fraud

JUST IN: USF football player arrested for credit card fraud

A University of South Florida football player was arrested for a fraudulent credit card charge Monday. Adrian Palmore, 21, was arrested at an IHOP and now faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Palmore, a walk-on tight end, was released from jail on Tuesday after posting $750 bail, according to the Times. He is the third USF football player...
JUST IN: Florida rabbi accused of molesting, impregnating girl

JUST IN: Florida rabbi accused of molesting, impregnating girl

A rabbi in Central Florida was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges after accused of impregnating a 15-year-old girl. Lloyd Haughton is a rabbi affiliated with the Synagogue Beth Israe in Sanford, and has allegedly been molesting the victim for two years, WKMG reports.  The victim’s mother notified police of the incident in April when she found out her daughter was...
LATEST: Hoverboard catches fire, forces 10 people from Florida home

LATEST: Hoverboard catches fire, forces 10 people from Florida home

Ten people, eight of them children, were forced from their home early Thursday after a hoverboard caught fire, authorities said. A person was charging the hoverboard — a two-wheeled electric skateboard that sits horizontally below the rider’s feet — when it caught fire at a home on Z Terrace in the National Village community west of Congress Avenue and north of Blue Heron Boulevard...
Land clearing starts at Jupiter’s new dog park

Land clearing starts at Jupiter’s new dog park

Fenced-in areas for little dogs and big dogs are planned (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Land in being cleared in Jupiter for the $2.5 million dog park at Center Street and Indiantown Road. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.   Location of new dog park is outlined in red Dogs in Jupiter can go to Dog Beach, located north of Marcinski Road  
NEW: Man accused of impregnating girl, faces U.S. immigration review

NEW: Man accused of impregnating girl, faces U.S. immigration review

A Palm Springs man is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his arrest last week on a charge of impregnating a middle-school aged girl. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Guevara-Palacios, 21, on June 15. The El Salvador native was released from the county jail Monday after posting $25,000 bail. It was unclear when federal officials would rule on...
LATEST: Man, 82, reported missing, last seen in West Palm

LATEST: Man, 82, reported missing, last seen in West Palm

An 82-year-old man coping with health issues went missing Thursday morning, city police said. Tommie Turner was last seen at about 1 a.m. on 45th Street just west of Military Trail. Police said he suffers from dementia and is considered endangered. Turner is 5 feet 10 inches and 150 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red-and-black flannel shirt, dark dress pants, a...
Good food in economy? Six airlines are making it happen

Good food in economy? Six airlines are making it happen

Is it really possible for economy passengers on long-haul flights to look forward to the in-flight food? Now, on some airlines, that answer may be a “yes.” While back-of-the-plane cuisine doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being appetizing, and amenities for economy flyers are increasingly few and far between, several carriers are taking the opposite approach by elevating their...
In Miami, working fresh local ingredients into Indian dishes

In Miami, working fresh local ingredients into Indian dishes

To eat Latin American or Caribbean food in Miami feels utterly natural, not just because South Florida is so deeply infused with those cultures but also because the flavors and ingredients in those cuisines are a perfect fit for the region’s tropical environment. Niven Patel, a chef and Florida native, aims to add another cuisine to those, one equally suited to the state: Indian. At Ghee Indian...
Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

The “Daily Show” detoured from comedy on Wednesday, as Trevor Noah talked frankly and emotionally about the released dashcam footage in which a Minnesota man was killed by police last year during a traffic stop. >> Read more trending news “It broke me,” Noah said, saying he was moved by the final part of the footage showing the death of Philando Castile. In that...
Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

This was better than a golden ticket. >> Read more trending news A couple from Arizona gambling on a Willy Wonka-themed penny slot machine at a Las Vegas casino won nearly $1 million over the weekend, KMPH reported. According to Caesars Entertainment, Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry, of Phoenix, hit the jackpot at Harrah's Las Vegas on Sunday while playing Willy Wonka: World of Wonka. The...
Report: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Report: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Russian warships fired six missiles at ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to the country’s state media. According to CNN, a statement from Russia’s Defense Ministry that was posted to RIA said that the missiles were fired  from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. The Cailber missiles were fired from the frigates “Admiral Essen,” “Admiral Grigorovich...
Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

It is still six months until Christmas, but Oreo cookies could be part of your holiday tree decorations. >> Read more trending news The cookie maker is unveiling candy canes for Christmas, Country Living reported. The Candy Hunting Instagram account revealed that Oreo Cookies & Creme Candy Canes will be available in time for Christmas. However, Nabisco, the parent company for Oreo...
Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres tested the honesty of her audience in a recent show, and most of them passed. The one woman who didn’t was embarrassed with a reprimand on national television. >> Read more trending news  With “Ellen” in its 14th season, DeGeneres gave her audience members the chance to choose one item from the Ellen Shop, the Huffington Post reported. What the...
Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqis in Michigan

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqis in Michigan

A federal judge granted a 14-day stay of removal Thursday, blocking the deportation  of more than 100 Iraqis living in Michigan, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The temporary stay allows any of the men and women detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to appear before an immigration judge and make their case for remaining in the United States. ICE has arrested...
Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in minivan car seats

Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in minivan car seats

A pit bull mauled two Pennsylvania children in a minivan as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats, police said. >> Read more trending news The 5-year-old, 66-pound dog broke through a fence, WPMT reported, and got inside the vehicle as the children’s mother was securing  her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in their car seats. Tom Grab told WPMT that he was able...
Bam! The Miami Heat add a powerful inside presence with their first-round pick in the NBA draft

Bam! The Miami Heat add a powerful inside presence with their first-round pick in the NBA draft

Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo goes up for a dunk in the second half against North Carolina during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional at FedExForum on March.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) MIAMI – Cue the Flintstones music. Bam is coming to the Heat. The Heat selected Kentucky power forward ‘Bam’ Adebayo with the 14th pick of Thursday&rsquo...
Woman bites Spencer’s employee while trying to steal stripper pole

Woman bites Spencer’s employee while trying to steal stripper pole

A mall store employee in Arkansas is recovering after a customer bit her while attempting to steal a stripper pole, police said. >> Read more trending news  The employee, who was working at the Spencer’s retail store in Little Rock’s Park Plaza Mall, said a customer entered the store and tried to return an item, KATV reported.  The employee told police she recognized...
2017 NBA Draft grades: How did each team fare in the first round?

2017 NBA Draft grades: How did each team fare in the first round?

Thursday night’s NBA Draft determined the landing spots for the league’s next batch of talent, from the relative unknowns to potential superstars. Philadelphia may have completed “The Process,” Boston stayed true to its way of doing business and the Lakers got a player who they expect to have a major impact on their franchise’s future. Here’s a pick-by-pick look...
Selfies could be causing more cases of lice in teenagers

Selfies could be causing more cases of lice in teenagers

Many experts say head lice infestations are at their peak during this time of the year as kids head off to summer camp. A Jacksonville, Florida, woman who owns a lice treatment center said it's most common with young children, but she's also seen an increase in cases of head lice in teens. Mandy Ottesen owns Fresh Heads. She said it’s very important that parents use a high-quality comb and check...
2017 NBA Draft: Davon Reed taken 32nd overall by Phoenix Suns

2017 NBA Draft: Davon Reed taken 32nd overall by Phoenix Suns

Davon Reed became Miami’s first NBA draft pick since 2014. (Getty Images) For the first time in three seasons, an NBA team drafted a Hurricane. The Suns chose Davon Reed , the versatile, tough-defending wing who was a four-year standout for UM, in the second round with the 32nd overall pick. That was higher than many projected him. ESPN’s Chad Ford...
Puppy rescued from extreme heat in locked car must go back to owner, court says

Puppy rescued from extreme heat in locked car must go back to owner, court says

An 8-week-old puppy that was rescued from extreme heat in a locked car last weekend will be returned to its owner, the Manor Municipal Court ruled Thursday. Manor police, which charged the puppy’s owner with animal cruelty, had hoped to win custody of the dog, named Annabelle, so they could hand her over to an animal shelter. “The Manor Police Department is extremely saddened and...
Dave George: Pat Riley gets big man he wanted in Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo

Dave George: Pat Riley gets big man he wanted in Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo

Pat Riley loves his big men. Thursday night he got another one, Kentucky skyscraper Bam Adebayo, with the 14th overall pick in the NBA draft. What kind of impact will Adebayo have on the Heat? Well, his name is Bam, so by definition that sounds like thunderous dunks and blocked shots and sumo-style collisions under the boards. Riley likes that bruising game when he gets it from Hassan Whiteside, and...
5 things to know about the Heat’s first-round pick — Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo

5 things to know about the Heat’s first-round pick — Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo

Bam Adebayo walks on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 14th overall by the Miami Heat during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) MIAMI — The Heat decided to go big with their first-round pick. Miami selected forward/center Bam Adebayo with the 14th overall pick...
2 teens investigated after painting over rainbow crosswalk

2 teens investigated after painting over rainbow crosswalk

The community of Medfield, Massachusetts, is coming together after an act of vandalism. A rainbow-colored crosswalk at the high school will need to be repainted after two teens defaced it Wednesday night. Police said the teens then shared photos of the vandalism on Snapchat. One picture showed one of the teens believed to be responsible for the vandalism with the caption “doing the world a favour...
Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings to talk to young people about sexual assault, according to his representatives. The news comes following a declaration of mistrial in his sexual assault trial. “People need to be educated,” Cosby’s spokesperson, Ebonee Benson, told WBRC. “A brush against the shoulder -- anything at this point can be considered...
How would you grade Miami Heat’s draft pick of Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo?

How would you grade Miami Heat’s draft pick of Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo?

Edrice “Bam” Adebayo reacts with coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats after being drafted 14th overall by the Miami Heat during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) So-called NBA experts are always offering up their grades of teams after the draft. But we&rsquo...
‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro's mother dies from ALS complications

‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro's mother dies from ALS complications

The mother of “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro has died after a yearslong battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. She was 69 years old.  Valestro’s representative confirmed the news in a statement to People. “Mary took a turn yesterday, and Buddy rushed back to New Jersey last night to be by her side. She passed early...
Florida sheriff urges residents to get guns, be prepared for mass shootings

Florida sheriff urges residents to get guns, be prepared for mass shootings

A sheriff in Winter Haven, Florida, is asking people in his county to get a gun and be ready to fight back in case of a mass shooting. “Become proficient. Get a concealed firearms license and carry it. And if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WFTS. The sheriff went on to say that people are responsible for their safety until authorities...
Canadian special forces claim record 2-mile sniper kill shot

Canadian special forces claim record 2-mile sniper kill shot

An anonymous Canadian military source said one of their special forces snipers has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot at a distance of over 2 miles. The source told Toronto’s Globe and Mail that a member of the Canadian “Joint Task Force 2,” an elite special operation unit, made the shot last month during an operation in Iraq.  The Canadian...
‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

Actor Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx star in the summer’s most anticipated action movie, and it’s equal parts heart-pounding thrills and toe-tapping musical. Car crashes, romance and a musical backdrop make “Baby Driver” a genre-bending adrenaline kick from writer/director Edgar Wright. “We had a very good blueprint to work with from Edgar,” Jon Hamm told...
Police arrest man accused of assaulting child at day care

Police arrest man accused of assaulting child at day care

A Connecticut man was arrested Friday after an altercation with a 5-year-old child at a day care. The incident took place during a Father's Day celebration, according to the Shelton Police Department report. Lance Churchill, 33, is accused of chasing a child that took his Father's Day card and placing the child over his head before pinning him to the ground and screaming at him. Staff members...
Woman faces charges for allegedly smothering baby to death while on meth

Woman faces charges for allegedly smothering baby to death while on meth

A grand jury Thursday indicted a 34-year-old Georgia woman on charges of manslaughter in connection with the smothering death of a 2-month-old.  Keanna Keys of Stockbridge had methamphetamine and Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, in her system when she fell asleep on a couch with her friend’s baby, Henry County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said. ...
Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

A tornado damaged several businesses outside Birmingham, Alabama, onTuesday. Meteorologist Jason Holmes said buildings, including a liquor store and a fast-food restaurant, in the suburban community of Fairfield, west of the city, were reported damaged. Holmes also told The Associated Press that trees were down and buildings were reported damaged along the Interstate 20 corridor on the southwestern...
Homeless man killed saving teens from random attack, police say

Homeless man killed saving teens from random attack, police say

A homeless man was beaten to death on a Denver street last week when he came to the defense of two teenagers who were being attacked by another man, authorities said.  KDVR in Denver reported that the teens were attacked around 4 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found the victims, one of whom had serious facial injuries.  The alleged attacker, Dejuan Stamps, was found about a block...
Police say mother attacked daughter at beach in attempted exorcism

Police say mother attacked daughter at beach in attempted exorcism

An 11-year-old girl was seriously injured Friday after her mother allegedly attacked her at a beach in an attempt to perform an exorcism on her, authorities said. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said Kimberly Felder, 45, stripped her daughter, struck her, bit her and shoved sand into her mouth and eyes. A good Samaritan witnessed the attack at a secluded beach and intervened on the girl's behalf...
NEW: Drug bust in The Villages uncovers possible golf cart chop shop

NEW: Drug bust in The Villages uncovers possible golf cart chop shop

An early-morning raid broke the relative quiet of a large Florida retirement community that turned up drugs, weapons and — in a distinctly Florida twist — evidence of a golf cart chop shop. Sumter County deputies said undercover deputies had bought drugs at the residence three different times, according to Villages-News.com. Deputies also said the residence also had spurred multiple complaints...
Texas student recreates family photos with her Chihuahua

Texas student recreates family photos with her Chihuahua

The internet has fallen in love with a mischievous Texas teen and her 7-year-old Chihuahua. Marissa Hooper, a 21-year-old Sam Houston State University student told the Houston Chronicle, that she did what one does when it is summer -- she and her sister methodically recreated family photos in her parents’ home with similar photos of her Chihuahua, Dixie. "My family loves to joke around...
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