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UPDATE: Eye doctor Melgen guilty, faces 15-20 years in prison

In one of the biggest health care fraud convictions in the nation, a Palm Beach County jury this afternoon found eye doctor Salomon Melgen guilty of all 67 counts that went to the jury in his two-month-long trial. As Melgen, who lives near Juno Beach and owned clinics throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, was immediately taken into custody, his wife, Flor, cried, “It’s not...


Wanna drive? Bill would make drunken drivers prove they are sober

Wanna drive? Bill would make drunken drivers prove they are sober

The Florida Legislature is considering a bill requiring anyone convicted of DUI to install a device preventing a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. The law’s proponents say it would save countless lives, an assertion that no one disputes. As it stands now in Florida, only drivers who register a blood-alcohol level of .15 or higher and repeat DUI offenders are required to...
NEW: Florida film industry first casualty in incentives cutbacks

NEW: Florida film industry first casualty in incentives cutbacks

In the political debate over incentives, it appears Florida’s film industry was the canary in the coal mine. “It’s a sad story,” said Michelle Hillery, deputy film commissioner of the Palm Beach Beach Film and Television Commission. “The state of Florida used to be number three in film production. Now we’re not even in the top 10 conversation list.” In fact...
The Bristol’s sales at 70 percent — developer adds garage to plan

The Bristol’s sales at 70 percent — developer adds garage to plan

Unit sales at The Bristol condominium, an ultra-luxury condo being built on West Palm Beach’s waterfront, are up to 70 percent, according to development partner Al Adelson. The high-end condominium is ahead of schedule and set to begin pouring its fifth floor in May. The 25-story, 69-unit building at 1112 S. Flagler Drive is the most expensive condominium ever built in Palm Beach County. The...
What rock singer is tired of people thinking West Palm is all Trump?

What rock singer is tired of people thinking West Palm is all Trump?

The band Surfer Blood started here. All of its members are one-time students of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. So, they know West Palm Beach. And they are tired of the city and county being defined exclusively in terms of President Trump. RELATED: THE POST’S COMPLETE TRUMP COVERAGE “I can’t stand seeing every New York Times article starting with ‘West Palm Beach’ or...
Drought persists in Florida as conditions improve nationwide

Drought persists in Florida as conditions improve nationwide

More than 70 percent of Palm Beach County is drought-free following Sunday’s deluge, but a water-shortage order remains active as the Treasure Coast and areas west of Lake Okeechobee continue to suffer deep rain deficits. A report released Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center shows 33 percent of Florida is in severe drought — mostly in central and western parts of...
Arbor Day: In urban West Palm, tree-lovers compete with building boom

Arbor Day: In urban West Palm, tree-lovers compete with building boom

National Arbor Day is today and trees are front and center in West Palm Beach, even where not yet overhead. The city gives away 1,000 trees a year at its GreenMarket and other events, with a goal of adding 10,000 trees to its canopy over the next decade, said West Palm’s full-time arborist, Landscape Planner Ray Caranci. To those who think being an arborist would be the ultimate in serene, sylvan...
Miami passport office mess: Why I’m forced to fly to Atlanta for a passport

Miami passport office mess: Why I’m forced to fly to Atlanta for a passport

Every year, approximately 90,000 - 100,000 people come through the Miami Passport Agency, a division of the State Department, to get expedited passports. But a water pipe that burst last Sunday, badly damaging the downtown Miami building that houses the offices has those offices closed for at least the next few weeks. That leaves people who absolutely need a passport or visa in less than two weeks...
Cerabino: There’s sanctuary in ruling for West Palm Beach

Cerabino: There’s sanctuary in ruling for West Palm Beach

It’s interesting to contrast how two South Florida communities reacted to the threat of losing federal dollars over their handling of undocumented residents. When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January that called for stripping federal funding to any so-called “sanctuary city,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez relented the next day. Gimenez signed an order...
Dave George: Dolphins make smart move in picking Charles Harris

Dave George: Dolphins make smart move in picking Charles Harris

“I’ve got to take advantage of this,” Charles Harris said late Thursday night as the excitement of what had just happened swept over him. He is the first-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins, a player who immediately steps into the team’s rotation of edge pass rushers, a star in the making. Still, it just hasn’t been that long since Harris started playing football...
2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins take Missouri DE Charles Harris at No. 22

2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins take Missouri DE Charles Harris at No. 22

In their search for immediate help on defense, the Dolphins drafted defensive end Charles Harris from Missouri. “I’m not functioning right now,” he said of his excitement level moments after Miami selected him. “I get to that quarterback and I’m gonna cause pressure, without a doubt. I’ve got a heart and a drive. I’m just trying to ball.” Harris...
What we loved at these Lake Worth restaurants

What we loved at these Lake Worth restaurants

Our Palm Beach Post writers anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. We rounded up the best neighborhood eats in Lake Worth and tell you what was liked at each one! Reason to go from Post reporter: “If you’d like a quick slice of pizza, you can stop there. The prices aren’t bad and the whole family can dine there...
Plans this weekend? Try Art of the Brew Beerfest in Northwood Village

Plans this weekend? Try Art of the Brew Beerfest in Northwood Village

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Our local, ‘hipster district’, Northwood, is having a craft beer event for all you hop lovers out there.  The Art of Brew Beerfest will feature beers, ciders and kombucha from 25+ local and national breweries. So get ready to sample your hearts out. Local favorites like Tequesta Brewing Company and Due South will be in...
Arrest of Palm Beach socialite’s daughter a ruse, lawyer says

Arrest of Palm Beach socialite’s daughter a ruse, lawyer says

The attorney for the daughter of Palm Beach socialite Mary Montgomery says the charges that accuse Courtnay Montgomery of stealing millions of dollars in luxury items from the family’s mansion were a ploy to keep her from contesting a court-ordered guardianship for her mother. Courtnay Montgomery was arrested Thursday on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and conspiracy to commit grand theft...
NEW: Missing Florida sex predator caught in Vermont

NEW: Missing Florida sex predator caught in Vermont

A convicted sex predator who failed to register with St. Lucie County authorities was caught Friday in Vermont. A U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force apprehended Ernest Eugene Reigh. 65, near Burlington, Vermont. He was released from prison March 1 and was supposed to register in St. Lucie County as a sex offender, authorities said. Reigh served 15 years in prison after he violated his probation by...
NEW: Miami to Glades U.S. 27 rail, road project back on the table

NEW: Miami to Glades U.S. 27 rail, road project back on the table

Tired of sitting in traffic as a 200-car freight train rolls by? A project aimed at helping to solve that problem, as well congestion at South Florida’s ports and other issues, by utilizing the U.S. 27 corridor from Miami to western Palm Beach County is being revived. It proposes constructing a new railway line and expanding U.S. 27 to six lanes from four. Michael Busha, executive director of...
NEW: Florida woman who kept girl as sex slave gets 25-year sentence

NEW: Florida woman who kept girl as sex slave gets 25-year sentence

A Port St. Lucie woman who helped her husband keep a teenage girl as a sex slave was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison Marie Johnson, 45, faced sentencing by Circuit Judge James McCann after she pleaded guilty last week to 88 counts of sexual battery on a child by a person with either familial or custodial authority. She was sentenced on 87 counts to 25 years in prison, followed by 25 years of...
Year after MMA fighter Parsons’ hit-and-run death, mom frozen by grief

Year after MMA fighter Parsons’ hit-and-run death, mom frozen by grief

Anna Marlen needed two paragraphs to describe what the past year has been like. If it’s painful to read them — and it is — it must have been that much more painful to write them. At least by letting her fingers do the work, it spared her from trying to speak the unspeakable. She begins by writing about the light in her son’s eyes and the light of his smile, but quickly, her...
Arrest a ruse? Courtnay Montgomery’s attorney responds

Arrest a ruse? Courtnay Montgomery’s attorney responds

The attorney for the daughter of Palm Beach socialite Mary Montgomery says the charges that accuse Courtnay Montgomery of stealing millions of dollars in luxury items from the family’s mansion were a ploy to keep her from contesting a court-ordered guardianship for her mother. Courtnay Montgomery was arrested Thursday on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and conspiracy to commit grand theft...
Lake Worth’s C.W.S. to host ‘Great Give’ event to help needy families

Lake Worth’s C.W.S. to host ‘Great Give’ event to help needy families

After a long — and stressful — day at the office, two words bring comfort when it’s time to clock out — happy hour. Who doesn’t like discounted adult beverages in a festive environment with friends and co-workers? It’s even better when you’re gathered around the bar, sipping your drink of choice, for a worthy cause. That’s what’s happening Wednesday...
READ: Trump’s offshore drilling executive order and remarks

READ: Trump’s offshore drilling executive order and remarks

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order that could expand drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans while opening up other federal areas to energy exploration. With one day left to rack up accomplishments before he reaches his 100th day in office, Trump signed an order reversing some of former President Barack Obama’s restrictions and instructing Interior Secretary...
UPDATE: Two killed in Greenacres shooting were targeted, PBSO says

UPDATE: Two killed in Greenacres shooting were targeted, PBSO says

The two young men shot to death Thursday afternoon in a Greenacres park were targeted, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Though no one has been arrested in the deaths of Matthew Makarits, 22, and Marcus Stukes, 21, the sheriff’s office stressed there is no immediate threat to the public. MORE: PBSO IDs two killed near Greenacres park Authorities have not released any...
BREAKING: Second suspect identified in jewelery-store heist

BREAKING: Second suspect identified in jewelery-store heist

A second suspect has been identified in a brazen robbery this month a Port St. Lucie jewelry store. A federal complaint identifies Adrian Hardy as a suspect in an April 13 robbery in which three men wearing wigs and women’s clothing stole jewelry and other items from LSO Jewelers on Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard. He remains at large, along with two other men. Get the latest Breaking News...
Grand opening: New community west of Wellington has farm, 1-mile lake

Grand opening: New community west of Wellington has farm, 1-mile lake

After years of planning and construction just west of Lion Country Safari, the public is finally getting to look at the groundwork for the massive, nature-focused Arden development Saturday. Arden, projected to be 2,000 homes in 10 years, is celebrating the opening of its first neighborhood and taking reservations for homes. The development claims it will be like no other in Palm Beach County. Among...
Party like it’s 1980 with Avocado Grill’s new themed brunch

Party like it’s 1980 with Avocado Grill’s new themed brunch

It’s time to channel your 1980’s rock star and head to Avocado Grill in downtown West Palm Sunday for the restaurant’s first of many costume-brunch parties with different themes. Foodies will enjoy fresh menu options from executive chef Julien Gremaud while jamming to the best ‘80s music hand picked by DJ Adam Lipson. Think: Madonna, Blondie, Duran Duran and Tears...
NEW: GEO Group shares can thank Trump effect on stock market

NEW: GEO Group shares can thank Trump effect on stock market

Reviews of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office are mixed, but there’s no debating this fact: Shares of GEO Group have been on a tear since Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20. Investors are betting on Trump to make good on his promise of an immigration crackdown. Boca Raton-based GEO Group, a private prison operator that runs detention centers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
Lake Worth announces dates for residential vegetation pick-up service

Lake Worth announces dates for residential vegetation pick-up service

Lake Worth’s refuse division is scheduled to have residential vegetation amnesty pick-up service starting May 22. What does that mean for you? You can dispose of large amounts of vegetation — not to exceed 12 cubic yards — before hurricane season officially starts June 1. All vegetation should be placed curbside on a resident’s regularly scheduled pick-up day and the city will...
Motel sink falls on 1-year-old; family, owner disagree who is to blame

Motel sink falls on 1-year-old; family, owner disagree who is to blame

An investigation is underway after the mother of a 1-year-old boy claims the bathroom sink in a Boynton Beach motel fell on her 1-year-old son’s arm. Emma Bryan, 26, and her family were living in the Atlantic Lodge on Federal Highway. She said she reported to motel staff weeks ago the sink appeared to be separating from the wall. She said it was never fixed, according to a city police report...
Tillerson on North Korea: ‘Business as usual is not an option’

Tillerson on North Korea: ‘Business as usual is not an option’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that the U.S. will continue to pursue diplomatic options with North Korea, while saying that “all options for responding to future provocation must remain on the table.” In his remarks, Tillerson said stiffer sanctions against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, are necessary. He also emphasized that...
Photography camp for kids offered in West Palm this summer

Photography camp for kids offered in West Palm this summer

Palm Beach Photographic Centre will host three FOTOcamp for Kids sessions this summer. “FOTOcamp is for anyone between the ages of 10 and 17 that has an interest in photography and/or computers, and who is inquisitive and likes adventure,” said Fatima NeJame, president and CEO of the center at 415 Clematis St. “It is the perfect opportunity for youngsters and teens to gain knowledge...
Around Town

Around Town

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches Friday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to share insights on use of technology to enhance U.S. military operations and combat cybersecurity attacks. She will also discuss new methods employed to exploit and defeat enemies. Tighe assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and the 66th Director...
Police: Florida woman closes day care with 10-month-old inside

Police: Florida woman closes day care with 10-month-old inside

A Florida woman is accused of closing a Jacksonville day care center with a 10-month-old still inside on Wednesday, deputies said.   Sakoya Francis, 27, faces charges of child neglect after allegedly leaving the child alone for about 30 to 45 minutes, WJXT reported.  The boy’s mother arrived and saw her son through the window, unharmed and sleeping in the playpen. Since...
VIDEO: Florida student beaten at school dismissal, no one stopped it

VIDEO: Florida student beaten at school dismissal, no one stopped it

A Florida student was allegedly beaten by a peer during school dismissal and no one stopped it. Cell phone video captured Marliuz Guzzo, a ninth grader from Orlando, being kicked and stomped to the ground, WKMG reported.  "It still hurts. Everything still hurts," she told WKMG. The girl’s father called police after she arrived home from school with bumps and bruises all over...
Florida man tries to mail 10 pounds of pot candy through UPS, police say

Florida man tries to mail 10 pounds of pot candy through UPS, police say

A Florida man was busted after he allegedly tried sending marijuana “candy-grams” through UPS, deputies said.  Randall David Jones, 49, of Monroe County, was trying to ship 10.7 pounds of “medical cannabis candy” to a woman in Michigan, according to the FLKeysNews. A UPS store manager opened the box, discovered the drugs and called the Sheriff’s Office, FLKeysNews...

GEO Group’s CEO dual roles: Tough businessman, generous FAU backer

This story originally was published March 3, 2013. As a businessman, GEO Group Chairman George Zoley is a sharp-elbowed capitalist who has made millions running a company that has been criticized by government regulators time and again. As a philanthropist, Zoley is a generous supporter of Florida Atlantic University, giving time and money to his alma mater. Zoley’s two passions intersected...
UPDATE: Missing Belle Glade teen found, returned home

UPDATE: Missing Belle Glade teen found, returned home

Update, 4:15 p.m.: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that Amora Babootie has been found and has returned home. Original story: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing, and possibly endangered, 16-year-old last seen at about 2 Friday morning. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Post Amora Babootie left her home on West Avenue A, west...
NEW: Angry horse groomer steals bridles, saddle from Wellington ranch

NEW: Angry horse groomer steals bridles, saddle from Wellington ranch

A disgruntled employee admitted to stealing a horse saddle and bridles — worth a combined $9,000 — from his Wellington employer Thursday, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. The horse groomer did so, he said, because his boss hadn’t paid him in two weeks. Tonny Diaz, 38, faces a charge of grand theft of more than $10,000. The Nicaragua citizen who lives in Wellington...
Florida man beats pregnant wife to death; tells cop ‘I finished her’

Florida man beats pregnant wife to death; tells cop ‘I finished her’

A Florida man was upset that his wife was pregnant with another man’s child, so he allegedly beat her to death while their four children were home, police said.  Claude Sejour, 48, of Hollywood, is accused of fatally attacking his wife with a metal pipe wrench, WKMG reported.  Sejour called 911 to tell officials what he did, and waited for police to arrive with his children while...
UPDATE: Convicted shooter indicted in 2008 Lake Worth murder

UPDATE: Convicted shooter indicted in 2008 Lake Worth murder

The accused gunman in a botched robbery that ended in a fatal shooting nearly nine years ago now faces murder charges in Juan Jimenez Vasquez’ death. Authorities say Jerry Osias fatally shot Vasquez, 27, in an attempted robbery July 31, 2008, on North F Street near Third Avenue North. Osias, now 25, was just 17 at the time. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Osias appeared...
JUST IN: Riviera woman spits on cop, says she has communicable disease

JUST IN: Riviera woman spits on cop, says she has communicable disease

A Riviera Beach woman is accused of spitting in a city police officer’s face, then boasting about having a communicable disease, records state. Officers found Crystal Studivant, 37, screaming at about 5:15 Wednesday morning on West 24th Street, east of R.J. Hendley Avenue. Neighbors woke up and poked their heads out their windows to see what was going on, an officer said. Authorities weren&rsquo...
NEW: Punched cars in Jupiter lot lead to three-city chase, man’s arrest

NEW: Punched cars in Jupiter lot lead to three-city chase, man’s arrest

A 24-year-old man who Jupiter police said drove recklessly through several cities in an attempt to flee from officers told police upon his arrest that it shouldn’t have happened. “If I had a license, I would have stopped,” Lenwood Thomas III told investigators, according to a police report. Thomas, 24, faces charges of reckless driving, fleeing and aggravated assault. He remained...
Trump’s first 100 days: His ‘America first’ Republican convention speech

Trump’s first 100 days: His ‘America first’ Republican convention speech

Editor’s note: As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office, we’re looking back at some of the highlights from his campaign and his presidency so far. In many ways, Trump’s speech in accepting the Republican nomination at the party’s convention in July was a precursor to his inaugural speech on Jan. 20. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: President Donald Trump in Palm...
Two winning lottery tickets worth $100k sold in Delray, Hobe Sound

Two winning lottery tickets worth $100k sold in Delray, Hobe Sound

Two lucky winners in Thurday’s Fantasy 5 lottery drawing bought their tickets in Delray Beach and Hobe Sound. One ticket was sold at a Farmer Food store on Jog Road, just south of West Atlantic Avenue, and the other at a Winn Dixie on the intersection of Southeast Bridge Road and Southeast Federal Highway. Each drew the winning numbers 6, 18, 30, 32, and 36. If they claim the tickets they will...
PHOTOS: Trailer carrying hay catches fire on Turnpike; all lanes open

PHOTOS: Trailer carrying hay catches fire on Turnpike; all lanes open

1:20 p.m. UPDATE: All lanes have reopened on Florida’s Turnpike near the Beeline Highway exit, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A tractor-trailer carrying hay caught fire this morning, backing up traffic as far away as Palm Beach Gardens to the north and West Palm Beach to the south. Original post: A tractor-trailer fire shut down southbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike near the Beeline...
Sunny and breezy today in Palm Beach County

Sunny and breezy today in Palm Beach County

Forecasters expect a mostly sunny day in Palm Beach County with southeast winds up to 15-20 mph, the National Weather Service says. High temperatures are expected to reach the mid-80s. Check for storms with our live radar Tonight will be partly cloudy, becoming mostly cloudy, with southeast winds around 15 mph. Lows will drop to the mid-70s. Related: • Florida ruins “drought-busting party&rdquo...
Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.  Last year Southwest bumped 15,000 passengers off flights, more than any other U.S. airline. Carriers say they sometimes sell more tickets than there are seats because often a few passengers don't...
MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play

MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play

The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint.  When Dovydas Neverauskas — fresh from the airport and wearing cleats and a glove bummed from his new Pittsburgh Pirates teammates — jogged onto the mound at PNC Park on April 24 to clean up what was left a lopsided loss to the Chicago Cubs, the 24-year-old reliever became the first Lithuanian...
How to get a $1 Jimmy John's sub on May 2

How to get a $1 Jimmy John's sub on May 2

Jimmy John's is celebrating Customer Appreciation Day on May 2 with $1 sub sandwiches. Select Jimmy John's locations will be participating in the promotion, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Customers can use a tool on Jimmy John's website to find a participating location. The promotion applies to in-store orders only, not deliveries.
Kindhearted cops give homeless man makeover

Kindhearted cops give homeless man makeover

A police department’s act of kindness for a New York man who they say has been “down on his luck” is going viral. The Rome Police Department on Tuesday shared photos of the man, whom they identified as Bobby, before and after he was given a haircut, a shave, a shower and new clothing. “Bobby left looking like a whole new person and couldn’t thank us enough,” police...

POINT OF VIEW Term limits threaten an independent judicial system

Alexander Hamilton argued in The Federalist Papers No. 78 that those who have both the skill and integrity to be quality judges are few and far between. Unfortunately, Florida’s Legislature is not yielding to Hamilton’s advice and is currently considering a measure that would further shrink the pool of quality judges, reduce diversity on the bench and erode confidence in the court system...

Letters Trump, GOP stingy with their compassion

Trump, GOP stingy with their compassion A few weeks ago, President Trump, quickly reacting to 22 children being gassed, ordered a missile attack on a Syrian airfield. Because the use of gas is universally unacceptable, the president generally received bipartisan support for his action. Although the attack was somewhat knee jerk in nature, most people gave him a pass because children were involved...
Miley Cyrus' brother launches solo career

Miley Cyrus' brother launches solo career

Talent runs deep in the Cyrus family. We’ve known for years that Billy Ray and Miley can sing, act, write songs and, um, twerk. OK, the latter may be just Miley. Now, we’re getting to know two more members of this creative clan. Miley’s little sister (and Billy Ray’s daughter) Noah made her debut earlier this year on the Billboard pop charts with her first single, “Make...
NICU babies get hero capes for Superheroes Day

NICU babies get hero capes for Superheroes Day

They are some of the smallest fighters, but they, and their parents, are heroes in their own right. And to honor the children being taken care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Allegheny Health network in Pittsburgh, the newborns got their own super hero capes in honor of National Superhero Day. >> Read more trending news The national observation was founded to honor superheroes -- both...
Chip Gaines of HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' sued by former business partners

Chip Gaines of HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' sued by former business partners

“Fixer Upper” couple Chip and Joanna Gaines have made a name brand for themselves on their HGTV program in which they renovate old homes and redecorate them. But two old business partners of Chip’s have filed a suit against him alleging fraud. According to documents, Chip Gaines bought out John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, two former owners, of their realty company, Magnolia...
Lawmakers wary of Russia's ability to plant dirt, fake evidence on their computers

Lawmakers wary of Russia's ability to plant dirt, fake evidence on their computers

In a brief and largely overlooked exchange between Sen. Marco Rubio and America's top spy during a January hearing about Russia's alleged election meddling, the Florida Republican sketched out what he fears could be the next front in the hidden wars of cyberspace.  Could Russian hackers, Rubio asked then-Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., hypothetically gain access to a U...
Man says pizza box changed his outlook on life

Man says pizza box changed his outlook on life

A New York man said a free pizza saved his life. >> Read more trending news Dennis Kust, 59, lost his wife last month after a long battle with cancer. He admitted that he was struggling with depression when he walked into Albert’s Pizza in Ronkonkoma, New York, CBS New York reported. He received a free pizza as part of a “pay it forward with pizza” campaign. Kind...
Family sues after school janitor charged with raping teen

Family sues after school janitor charged with raping teen

A family in Tennessee is suing a school district and the employer of a female janitor who is accused of raping a 16-year-old boy at school. Jessica E. Galyon, 29, was arrested Feb. 23 and charged with aggravated statutory rape and related charges, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.  The lawsuit claims that Galyon began to harass the boy, a student at Midway High School, last August...
Teacher accused of kidnapping student asks wife's forgiveness in jailhouse call

Teacher accused of kidnapping student asks wife's forgiveness in jailhouse call

The wife of a Tennessee teacher who is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student and spending more than a month on the run with her is speaking out for the first time since her husband’s arrest last week. Tad Cummins, 50, was arrested April 20, more than a month after authorities said he kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas and fled Tennessee. The pair was found unharmed in a cabin in rural...
Victim’s family reunites killer with daughter, granddaughter before execution

Victim’s family reunites killer with daughter, granddaughter before execution

An Arkansas murderer executed Thursday night saw his daughter for the first time in 17 years and met his 3-year-old granddaughter before he died, thanks to the family of one of his victims.  Kenneth Williams’ 21-year-old daughter, Jasmine Johnson, and her young daughter traveled to Varner Supermax, in Grady, using plane tickets purchased for them by the family of Michael Greenwood, whom...

A walk in the woods turns a little wild

When you live two blocks from U.S. 1 in Palm Beach County and someone mentions wildlife, the local nightclubs probably come to mind. Wild animals? Those are probably the patrons of those establishments. But thanks to a nine-figure bond issue to buy conservation land passed by county taxpayers many years ago, it’s possible to see a different wildlife. The Hypoluxo Scrub, just west of the FEC...
Deputies: Boy dies after drunken driver strikes 5 children walking home from bus stop

Deputies: Boy dies after drunken driver strikes 5 children walking home from bus stop

A 13-year-boy died Friday after he and four other children were struck by a drunken driver while they walked home from a bus stop Thursday in Florida, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. John Camfield, 48, of Davenport, was driving his Kia Rio on Allegheny Road near Athabasca Drive at about 5 p.m. Thursday when witnesses said he leaned forward and left the road, hitting five Dundee Ridge Middle...
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner: What time, what channel, who’s hosting, live-stream

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner: What time, what channel, who’s hosting, live-stream

The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is set for Saturday, and while most of Washington’s journalism elite will be on hand, one of its usual guests – the president of the United States -- won't be there. President Donald Trump will not attend the dinner, which customarily includes a roast of sorts of the commander in chief. The White House announced that Trump will be at...
Ja Rule’s ‘luxury’ island music festival turns into ‘disaster tent city,’ attendees say

Ja Rule’s ‘luxury’ island music festival turns into ‘disaster tent city,’ attendees say

Ja Rule’s now-postponed ultra-luxurious Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, is being called a “complete disaster” with headlining bands pulling out of the celebrity-endorsed event. >> Read more trending news Some attendees called the event a “disaster tent city” where “mass chaos (reigned).” The luxury music festival created by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur...
Foster Farms recalls chicken patties due to possible plastic contamination

Foster Farms recalls chicken patties due to possible plastic contamination

Foster Poultry Farms has recalled approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with plastic material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday in a news release. The recall was prompted by three consumer complaints, in which consumers said they found foreign material in the chicken...
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