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No quick solutions after partial collapse of North Palm Beach bridge

Two failing cables caused a chunk of a busy U.S. 1 bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard to plunge into the canal beneath it Wednesday morning, according to North Palm Beach officials. A section of sidewalk and railing on the southbound side of the U.S. 1 bridge over the C-17 Canal collapsed just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The canal is known locally as the Earman River. The bridge is just south of...


Irma food aid speeds up after complaints; $873 million already paid

Irma food aid speeds up after complaints; $873 million already paid

The Florida Department of Children and Families has paid out more than $873 million for disaster food assistance in 34 counties impacted by Hurricane Irma, including $30 million in Palm Beach County. The department released data about the D-SNAP food stamp program and improvements to the application process late Wednesday afternoon after news reports about people waiting as long as 8 hours outdoors...
NEW: Details on Restaurant Row planned for central Boca Raton

NEW: Details on Restaurant Row planned for central Boca Raton

Restaurant Row may be heading to Boca Raton’s city center, near one of the nation’s most successful shopping malls. A 20,000-square-foot complex by Crocker Partners is being planned near the Town Center mall. Representatives have been marketing the site at trade shows, and thus far, interest in this restaurant-only destination is strong, they say. The property would be located on Butts...
Halley’s Comet is source of this week’s Orionids meteor shower

Halley’s Comet is source of this week’s Orionids meteor shower

A waxing crescent moon lends the celestial stage this week to the Orionid meteor shower — a wash of rock and ice shed from the venerable Halley’s Comet. While the Orionid shower runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly theatrics will be most robust in the predawn hours of Saturday when the greatest number of meteors are expected to slip into Earth’s atmosphere. With the...
Corey Jones family mourns, officer who killed him prepares for trial

Corey Jones family mourns, officer who killed him prepares for trial

Two years ago today, 31-year-old Corey Jones lost his life in a deadly roadside confrontation with a Palm Beach Gardens police officer in plain clothes — a case that prosecutors are hoping could bring a rare criminal conviction for an officer involved in an on-duty killing. But as Jones’ family and supporters spend the day remembering the beloved drummer and planning weekend events to...
Boynton to investigate why boy, 5, was left on city recreation bus

Boynton to investigate why boy, 5, was left on city recreation bus

A 5-year-old boy was left on a city recreation bus parked in its overnight spot Friday after the bus driver’s assistant didn’t have an accurate list of children’s names on board and both he and the driver overlooked the kindergartner. The boy, Kevin Wilson III, fell asleep under a seat, so he was missed by the driver and the assistant, according to a police report obtained by The...
Last charge dropped in case of 72-foot yacht grounded in Palm Beach

Last charge dropped in case of 72-foot yacht grounded in Palm Beach

Palm Beach County prosecutors have dropped the last criminal charge against a Belle Isle captain who said he was drunk on Long Island Ice Teas last year when he ran his 72-foot-yacht aground near the Palm Beach Inlet. Thomas Henry Baker, 64, pleaded guilty last month in Palm Beach County Circuit Court to willful and wanton reckless operation of vessel in connection with the Sept. 7, 2016 incident...
EXCLUSIVE: Susan G. Komen’s Palm Beach gala opts for cruise ship event

EXCLUSIVE: Susan G. Komen’s Palm Beach gala opts for cruise ship event

Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit in the fight against breast cancer, will hold its major fundraising event in January aboard a cruise ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach, a first for the organization, which in August pulled its gala planned for President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Palm Beach. In another first, Komen’s founder, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, said...
Police appalled by stifling assisted living facility post-Irma

Police appalled by stifling assisted living facility post-Irma

Elder residents of a West Palm Beach assisted living facility were left sweltering after Hurricane Irma, after the facility lost power and for a day its director refused a city offer of generators to power the air conditioning, according to just-released police reports. Residents of Savannah Court were found sweating on the home’s steamy second floor on Sept. 12 when fire-rescue personnel responded...
Train station is coming to PGA in Gardens; the design is up to you

Train station is coming to PGA in Gardens; the design is up to you

A Tri-Rail station on PGA Boulevard is years away, but people who live, work or socialize in Palm Beach Gardens can have a say in the design now. Transportation officials are hosting a brainstorming session Thursday at the city’s Emergency Operations Center. The design of the station, the use of trolleys or circulator buses, ride-sharing, lighting and visibility are all part of the discussion...
UPDATE: Stripper could face death penalty in ‘most brutal’ Key West murder case

UPDATE: Stripper could face death penalty in ‘most brutal’ Key West murder case

Update 10 a.m.: A grand jury charged Calhoun with first-degree murder on Tuesday in the slaying of a Key West business owner, according to the Miami Herald.  State Attorney Dennis Ward said to the Herald on Wednesday that Calhoun could face the death penalty by lethal injection if convicted of the murder.  The victim, 67-year-old Mark Brann, died from severe head injuries the day after...
Remember this: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treating

Remember this: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treating

Everyone looks forward to Halloween night, but Halloween safety involves planning ahead. There are practices that can be put into place before heading out for an evening of trick-or-treating, as well as do’s and don’ts throughout the actual night of knocking on doors, enjoying lots of treats and showing off those spooky and creative costumes.   Safety tips begin while...
Flu shots big business as people lured with Publix, Target discounts

Flu shots big business as people lured with Publix, Target discounts

The flu shot, that most mundane of medical procedures, suddenly is the subject of an intense marketing blitz by retailers. With several billion dollars in insurance reimbursements potentially in play nationwide, shoppers can’t pass a Publix, CVS or Walgreen’s without being enticed to hand over an insurance card and roll up a sleeve. Publix growth routs rivals, eyes Amazon competition Publix...
BREAKING: West Palm man, 88, reported missing, considered endangered

BREAKING: West Palm man, 88, reported missing, considered endangered

An 88-year-old West Palm Beach man has been reported missing, city police said. Rufus Washington Jr. was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Mangonia Circle, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in the Roosevelt Estates community. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post Police say he suffers from dementia and is diabetic. Washington is about 5-foot-8, 180 pounds...
NEW: Swimmer reported missing off Ocean Inlet Park near Boynton

NEW: Swimmer reported missing off Ocean Inlet Park near Boynton

A swimmer was reported missing early Thursday off Ocean Inlet Park, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews said. The man went into the water near the Boynton Beach Inlet with a woman but didn’t resurface, Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities were told. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm Beach Post The man’s friends called authorities shortly before 3 a.m. Manalapan police...
Irma: 215K vehicle claims flood insurers on top of record Harvey

Irma: 215K vehicle claims flood insurers on top of record Harvey

In the same season Hurricane Harvey is smashing records for vehicle insurance claims, a report out today says Hurricane Irma has generated a hefty number of its own in Florida — more than 215,000. More than 422,000 claims in Texas include massive numbers of vehicles taken to lots to be auctioned off for parts or scrapped, according to the National Insurance...
Get ready for new moon, meteor shower tonight

Get ready for new moon, meteor shower tonight

Forecasters are predicting a 40 percent chance of showers today with partly sunny skies. In store tonight will be the new moon. National Weather Service officials are predicting that the combo effect of a new moon with increasing winds could bring local flooding over the next several days. » Check for storms with our live radar The high during the day will be near 86 and low tonight around 74...
Freedom Rider recounts activism, Woolworth sit-in for Gardens students

Freedom Rider recounts activism, Woolworth sit-in for Gardens students

A Southern woman whose role in the civil rights movement landed her on the Ku Klux Klan’s most wanted list before she graduated college spoke to students Wednesday at The Weiss School. RELATED: White nationalist’s speech at UF has students angry, wary, curious Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, who is white, was a student at Tougaloo College, a small, historically black college in Mississippi...
IDs released on 3 teens dead after car goes airborne on Turnpike 

IDs released on 3 teens dead after car goes airborne on Turnpike 

Florida Highway Patrol officials have released the identities of those involved in a Turnpike crash where a car went airborne and smashed into a tollbooth. The three men who died in the Broward County crash are Matthew F. Bryan, 17, and Kevin F. Bryan, 18, both of Miramar; and Yostein L. Martinez, 18, of Hialeah Gardens.  Cesar O. Pina, 19, of Opa Locka, is still in critical condition at Broward...
PBC school board blasts legal team for blaming girls in sex abuse suit

PBC school board blasts legal team for blaming girls in sex abuse suit

Palm Beach County School Board members harshly criticized their own legal team Wednesday for suggesting in court filings that four young girls were partly to blame for their injuries after being sexually molested 12 years ago by their third-grade teacher. As they approved a $3.5 million legal settlement with the four former students, board members said they were stunned by newspaper reports last week...
Which 3 PBC schools will receive millions in ‘Schools of Hope’ funds?

Which 3 PBC schools will receive millions in ‘Schools of Hope’ funds?

Three struggling Palm Beach County public schools have been selected by state officials to receive millions of dollars in extra money to help improve student performance. The schools – Palm Beach Lakes High School, West Riviera Elementary and Gove Elementary – will receive an extra $7.5 million between them under the state’s new “Schools of Hope” program, part of controversial...
BREAKING: Note links ‘Shaky Bandit’ suspect to string of bank robberies

BREAKING: Note links ‘Shaky Bandit’ suspect to string of bank robberies

A demand note the “Shaky Bandit” left behind at a Fort Lauderdale bank put authorities on the trail of the 22-year-old Broward County man now linked to a string of bank robberies across Palm Beach, Martin and Broward counties. Authorities took Brandon Venditti, the Weston man facing charges in the robberies, into custody following a high-speed chase on Alligator Alley in Collier County...
White nationalist’s speech at UF has students angry, wary, curious

White nationalist’s speech at UF has students angry, wary, curious

Part Pakistani and part culturally Jewish, Shaaz Feldman says he’s the type of person Richard Spencer likely wants dead. The 21-year-old University of Florida student from Delray Beach plans to pack up some things from his campus dormitory and stay with a friend Thursday, when the white nationalist delivers a speech on campus. As Spencer and his National Policy Institute plan their event...
Florida Constitution Commission advances four more public proposals

Florida Constitution Commission advances four more public proposals

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Tuesday voted to advance four public proposals, including a measure dealing with homestead exemptions and another potentially impacting abortion rights. The commission, which meets every 20 years and has the power to place constitutional amendments directly on the 2018 ballot, has voted to formally consider a total of six measures proposed by the public...
UberEATS didn’t forget about West Palm... or Delray, Boynton and Riviera

UberEATS didn’t forget about West Palm... or Delray, Boynton and Riviera

Miso soup as an appetizer, Gyudion (Japanese Beef Bowl) as an entree and fried cheesecake for dessert. That’s not a semi-bougie date at Fresh Element on Village Boulevard in West Palm. Nope. It's what’s coming to your condo in an Uber.  Download the UberEATS app for one of those “let’s do takeout” days because the food delivery service has officially expanded to...
NEW: Wellington expects more than 8,000 for this year’s Fall Fest

NEW: Wellington expects more than 8,000 for this year’s Fall Fest

Fall Fest, Wellington’s signature Halloween event, is growing again this year, with more than 8,000 people expected to pack Village Park off Pierson Road on Saturday. To accommodate more spooky activities, the village has extended the event’s hours. Where Fall Fest used to begin later in the evening, this year it will be from 3 to 10 p.m. to allow families with younger children to enjoy...
Recipe of the week: Dwyane Wade’s ultimate guilty pleasure dessert

Recipe of the week: Dwyane Wade’s ultimate guilty pleasure dessert

As a new Miami Heat season kicks off this week, I still long for the days when Dwyane Wade proclaimed himself a “Heat lifer.” Truth be told, it wasn’t easy to watch him don a Chicago jersey, so the thought that he’ll be playing in full Cavaliers regalia this season is enough to send me on a chocolate chip cookie binge. Or a red velvet waffles spree. Or milk chocolate ice cream...
Boca Mayor Haynie files for Abram’s Palm Beach County Commission seat

Boca Mayor Haynie files for Abram’s Palm Beach County Commission seat

Residents in southern Palm Beach County currently have a former Boca Raton mayor, Steven Abrams, serving as their county commissioner. Boca Raton’s current mayor, Susan Haynie, hopes to follow in Abrams’ footsteps. Haynie, re-elected to a second three-year term as mayor in March, filed Wednesday to run for Abrams’ District 4 county commission seat in 2018. Abrams, who has served...
Nude photos taken in Florida judge’s chambers lead to clerk’s arrest 

Nude photos taken in Florida judge’s chambers lead to clerk’s arrest 

A Florida clerk who allegedly took nude photos of his girlfriend in a judge’s chambers was arrested Monday on a petty theft charge, news reports stated. The twisted tale involves Jefferson County Clerk of Courts Kirk Reams, 40, and his ex-girlfriend Brittany McClellan, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.  The two began dating in 2012, had a child together and broke up about a year...
John Prince disaster relief crowd says things much smoother Wednesday

John Prince disaster relief crowd says things much smoother Wednesday

During Hurricane Irma, Roberto DeLeon and his family of five lost several items of food when power went out inside their West Palm Beach home. “We had to borrow close to $400 to buy some more,” said DeLeon, 58. Now, DeLeon has close to $1,400 in food assistance that should help. “This is soooo good,” DeLeon said Wednesday from John Prince Memorial Park, west of Lake Worth,...
Broward lawyer drops emoluments clause suit against President Trump

Broward lawyer drops emoluments clause suit against President Trump

Recognizing that others are already accusing President Donald Trump of running afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clauses, a Broward County lawyer has dropped his lawsuit that makes similar claims. “(The) argument is being adequately made by others, and with best wishes for their success,” attorney Patrick Goggins wrote last week, alerting U.S. District Judge Robin...
Gillum puts Trump-Gold Star widow controversy into Florida governor’s race

Gillum puts Trump-Gold Star widow controversy into Florida governor’s race

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue gathering in Hollywood in June. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum is putting the uproar over President Donald Trump‘s remarks to a Gold Star widow from Miami Lakes into the Florida governor&rsquo...
Palm Beach County relief effort for Puerto Rico, V.I. seeks volunteers

Palm Beach County relief effort for Puerto Rico, V.I. seeks volunteers

Palm Beach County Cares wants you — and whatever baby formula, cleaning supplies, first aid kits, flashlights and batteries you can spare. The group, formed to aid disaster relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is looking for volunteers and donations. It has set up a total of 13 donation sites in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach and Jupiter...
Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals

Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals

A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate amid allegations that, on Sept. 5, 2015, he received a massage...
No more sweaty drinking; Boynton Beach brewery to get AC in tap room

No more sweaty drinking; Boynton Beach brewery to get AC in tap room

For the past five years Due South brewery has been serving “world class beer,” says owner Mike Halker. Now, it’s time to have a “world class place” where customers can drink it, he said. The brewery at 2900 High Ridge Rd. will have an air-conditioned, 5,000-square-foot tap room by Jan. 1, he said. Construction is ongoing, but the brewery is...
Report: Bouncers fired after video shows sex acts at West Palm pub

Report: Bouncers fired after video shows sex acts at West Palm pub

Four bouncers from Roxy’s Pub in West Palm Beach’s Clematis entertainment district have been fired following the release of a graphic video involving naked women, according to the Miami Herald. The video, posted to social media, shows two naked women performing sex acts on each other and other patrons early Sunday morning while surrounded by the pub’s security, according to...
JUST IN: Florida fisherman’s July shooting death ruled ‘tragic accident’

JUST IN: Florida fisherman’s July shooting death ruled ‘tragic accident’

As two men passed a .45-caliber gun back and forth one July evening at a shooting range, neither realized they’d fatally shot a man on a boat with his family, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigation determined. The July 5 shooting death of Lawrence Ramdass in the Holey Land Wildlife Management area, was ruled a “tragic accident” by authorities from the sheriff&rsquo...
NEW: Four Florida cities among America’s worst for roof rats

NEW: Four Florida cities among America’s worst for roof rats

When people think of rats, they might not think of Florida. However, new information shows the pesky rodents are populating Florida roofs.  Terminix, a company that deals with pest and rodent control, released a ranking of the most rat-infested roofs in the United States, WPLG reported, and four Florida cities are on the list. 1) Savannah, Ga.  2) Memphis, Tenn.  4) Sacramento...
She was shot at, yet this Boynton cop opts to work in the neighborhood

She was shot at, yet this Boynton cop opts to work in the neighborhood

This past March, a man shot at Boynton Beach police officer Jivanet Rivera. Lucky for her, she said it missed. Police later found a bullet in her car. The man, according to Rivera, told her that he wished he would have killed her. “Something has to be done in reference to that,” Rivera said. The crime happened in the Cherry Hill area of the Heart of Boynton, where shots-fired...
Report: Boy, 5, left on bus during Boynton's after-school program

Report: Boy, 5, left on bus during Boynton's after-school program

A 5-year-old boy on Friday was left by himself on a bus parked outside Boynton Beach’s Art Center for about one hour in the afternoon before a Community Redevelopment Agency employee spotted him from outside walking down the aisle, according to a police report obtained by The Palm Beach Post. The boy, Kevin Wilson III, was not injured, and later told police he fell asleep on the bus under...
LATEST: Florida man with Kevlar helmet, rifle arrested for using machete to destroy fire alarms

LATEST: Florida man with Kevlar helmet, rifle arrested for using machete to destroy fire alarms

A Florida man, donning a Kevlar helmet, is accused of slashing nearly a dozen fire alarms with a machete. Erik Agazim, 40, of Miami Beach, took a machete to 11 fire alarms at Sunset Harbour after putting on a tactical vest and Kevlar helmet and arming himself with a rifle, according to the Miami New Times. Agazim was arrested on September 22 after cops watched footage of him destroying the fire...
Palm Beach Dr. Marder to give up medical license to resolve fraud case

Palm Beach Dr. Marder to give up medical license to resolve fraud case

A Palm Beach dermatologist will give up his medical license as part of a plea deal to resolve obstruction and health-care fraud charges, his attorney and a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. Appearing before U.S. Magistrate James Hopkins, Dr. Gary Marder pleaded not guilty to the charges. To remain free while his attorney, Richard Lubin, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ellen Cohen put the final touches...
VIDEO: Scuffle between student, bus driver caught on camera

VIDEO: Scuffle between student, bus driver caught on camera

Cellphone video captured an altercation between a teenage student and a bus driver. The video, obtained by WPLG, show a scuffle between a 13-year-old boy and a bus driver in Aventura that had to be broken up by other students on the bus. After the initial altercation, which occurred last week outside of Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, was broken up, a second scuffle ensued. "He said, 'Mommy...
Jimmy Buffett’s latest licensing play: Over-55 communities

Jimmy Buffett’s latest licensing play: Over-55 communities

Singer Jimmy Buffett has licensed his Margaritaville brand to all manner of products, including timeshares, bars, beer, blenders and barbecue sauce. The Palm Beach resident’s latest play: Over-55 communities. Buffett and homebuilder Minto Communities have partnered to develop Latitude Margaritaville projects in Daytona Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina. The move seems to be paying off...
LATEST: Banana Republic manager fired after telling employee her hair was too ‘urban’

LATEST: Banana Republic manager fired after telling employee her hair was too ‘urban’

A Banana Republic manager was fired after telling a 19-year-old employee that her braided hair was too “urban” for the store’s “image.” Destiny Tompkins, of New York, shared on Facebook pictures of her braided hair with an explanation about how her manager named Mike, spoke to her about a dress-code violation.  “I came in and he questioned me...
JUST IN: Florida man shoots neighbor, exchanges fire with deputies then kills himself 

JUST IN: Florida man shoots neighbor, exchanges fire with deputies then kills himself 

Florida deputies released body camera footage Monday from an incident that involved a man who shot a neighbor before killing himself.  Brian Disario, 30, of Port Richey, is accused of fatally shooting his neighbor, David Armstrong, 56, last Thursday. Deputies believed Disario thought Armstrong was involved with his girlfriend, which wasn’t true, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said in...
NEW: Florida police issue warning after child fends off ‘creepy clown’ with selfie stick

NEW: Florida police issue warning after child fends off ‘creepy clown’ with selfie stick

Florida police are issuing a strong warning to “evil” and “creepy clowns” after a child came face-to-face with a red nosed, blue-haired clown on his way to school.  The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said it investigated an incident Monday where a person dressed as a clown jumped from behind a light pole and tried to grab an 11-year-old-boy who was...
LATEST: Florida parents arrested for DUI, battery after child calls 911 on them 

LATEST: Florida parents arrested for DUI, battery after child calls 911 on them 

Florida parents were arrested in front of their six children Sunday night after one of the kids called 911.  Corey Hogsett, 33, and his fiancée Amber Payne, 32, were driving home from a Halloween festival in Bonita Springs with their children when the couple started to argue. Payne, 32, accused of hitting Hogsett while he was driving, WBBH reported.  One of their young daughters...
Alligators have ‘sweet tooth’ snack for sharks, study finds

Alligators have ‘sweet tooth’ snack for sharks, study finds

Alligators versus sharks? This sounds like  Sci-fi movie, but it’s actually part of nature.  According to a study from Kansas State University, alligators in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts will snack on small sharks and stingrays if given the opportunity.  Researchers have studied a few isolated cases of gators eating sharks since the 1800s, and say there have been &ldquo...
WATCH: Florida woman paddleboards with rooster

WATCH: Florida woman paddleboards with rooster

A Florida woman and her red rooster are going viral after hitting the water on a paddleboard.  Karly Venezia, of Key West, has a 1-year-old Rhode Island Red named Loretta that thinks considers more a lap dog than a barn animal, according to WPLG.  “Loretta's very curious and follows us around the yard,” Venezia told WPLG. “Living in the Florida Keys, we like to get...

Jupiter cops to get body cameras linked to Tasers; links to guns next

Body cameras for the town’s police officers were approved unanimously by the town council Tuesday night. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the council before the vote to approve the wallet-sized devices. Officers should be wearing them sometime in December. Included...
Trump-Gold Star widow controversy: Rep. Lois Frankel offers thoughts

Trump-Gold Star widow controversy: Rep. Lois Frankel offers thoughts

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket in Miami of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. (WPLG via AP) As President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, trade accusations over what Trump said to the widow of a South Florida soldier killed in Niger...
One southbound lane open after partial bridge collapse in North Palm

One southbound lane open after partial bridge collapse in North Palm

Parts of a railing and sidewalk collapsed on a North Palm Beach bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard, halting boating and shutting down lanes on U.S. 1. North Palm Beach Police received a call Wednesday morning about a part of a railing and sidewalk on the bridge in the water. The bridge on U.S. 1 sits over the C-17 Canal, locally known as the Earman River. The bridge is just south of Frigate&rsquo...
LATEST: Saudi man arrested in Florida after wife scalded, beaten with whip

LATEST: Saudi man arrested in Florida after wife scalded, beaten with whip

A man from Saudi Arabia was arrested in South Florida on Monday after he allegedly beat his wife with a whip and handcuffed her so she couldn’t call for help, according to police.   Abdullah Alhorir, 34, and his wife were staying at the Monte Carlo Miami Beach with their daughters when police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance call, WPLG reported.  When police...
NEW: Woman contracts flesh-eating virus after giving birth, has limbs amputated

NEW: Woman contracts flesh-eating virus after giving birth, has limbs amputated

A Canadian woman had all her limbs amputated after being diagnosed with a flesh-eating disease, four days giving birth. Lindsey Hubley, 33, a quadruple amputee, has undergone a total hysterectomy and spent the first seven months of her son’s life in a hospital, according to CTV. Hubley is suing five doctors in Halifax, Canada, along with IWK Health Centre, after she claims that their negligence...
Boynton Beach looking for someone to lead holiday parade

Boynton Beach looking for someone to lead holiday parade

Boynton Beach is looking for someone to be the Grand Marshal of this year’s annual Holiday Parade on Dec. 2. The deadline to apply or nominate someone is Friday. The parade is 4 p.m. Nominees should have made a lasting impact or significant contribution to Boynton Beach by way of leadership, mentoring or volunteerism, according to a news release. The Grand Marshal will be driven...
NEW: Nearly 300 arrested in Florida prostitution, human trafficking sting

NEW: Nearly 300 arrested in Florida prostitution, human trafficking sting

A 26-year-old Lake Worth man was among nearly 300 people arrested in a recent undercover investigation related to human trafficking and online prostitution in Central Florida.  Frederik Flores-Solorzano was arrested and charged with the solicitation of a prostitute, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, which announced the arrests Wednesday.  A weeklong investigation in Central...
Nutritional supplements firm Garden of Life expands Palm Beach Gardens headquarters

Nutritional supplements firm Garden of Life expands Palm Beach Gardens headquarters

Nutritional supplements company Garden of Life is expanding its headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield said Wednesday. Garden of Life expanded its space at Corporate Center at the Gardens from 27,958 square feet to 36,096 square feet. Garden of Life has been expanding, but it also has suffered setbacks. Last year, the company recalled some...
Boynton firefighters to host golf event, raise money for juvenile diabetes

Boynton firefighters to host golf event, raise money for juvenile diabetes

The deadline to register for the 19th Boynton Beach Firefighter Benevolent Association Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 28 is Thursday. The tournament is at Cypress Creek Golf Club. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The tournament will be a four-person, best-ball scramble, featuring a 50/50 raffle helicopter golf ball drop. Entry fee is $100 per golfer...
Weinstein accuser feels 'doubly crucified' by Italy reaction

Weinstein accuser feels 'doubly crucified' by Italy reaction

Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento says being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein "smashed all my dreams" and "changed the perception I had of myself." Argento revealed for the first time in an interview published in The New Yorker magazine last week that in 1997 Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her at a hotel in France when she was 21 years old. Multiple women...
Lantana event to offer haunted trails, hay rides and music 

Lantana event to offer haunted trails, hay rides and music 

Lantana is offering the public a spooky experience ahead of Halloween. The town is hosting the Haunted Nature Preserve on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The preserve is at 400 E. Ocean Ave. The free event includes haunted trail tours, a DJ dance party, a costume contest, hayrides, kid carnival games and prizes.  For information, visit https://www.lantana.org/enjoy-lantana-events If it rains...
Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Maroney posted a lengthy statement on Twitter early Wednesday that described the allegations of abuse against Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent three decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics but now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Nassar also is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more...
Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?

Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?

Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the announcement that Boy Scouts of America will admit girls...
Trump vows ‘Merry Christmas’ campaign, will stores agree?

Trump vows ‘Merry Christmas’ campaign, will stores agree?

It’s too early for holiday symbols to be on display in stores, true, but it’s certainly not too early to fire a salvo in the yearly holiday greeting dispute. Sure enough, on Oct. 13, President Donald Trump threw down the gauntlet in the Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays debate. Speaking at the Values Voters Summit, Trump said: “We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season...
19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

The body of a 6-year-old boy with autism was found in a dumpster at his Lynnwood apartment building on Tuesday. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reports his 19-year-old relative admitted to drowning him in a bathtub, putting him in a box and then throwing him in a dumpster. The boy, Dayvid Pakko, was reported missing at about 5 p.m. Monday. Crews, including 100 volunteers, searched the area of...
LATEST: Lake Worth teen punches man over beer, steals $12

LATEST: Lake Worth teen punches man over beer, steals $12

A drunken teenager reportedly punched a man who wouldn’t buy him a beer and stole $12 from him early Sunday in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. A deputy saw 18-year-old Alejandro Francisco fighting on the ground with a man shortly after midnight Saturday near Lake Avenue and South F Street. When the Lake Worth teen spotted the deputy he ran, records state....
He won an award for hurricane relief, but couldn’t help Puerto Rico

He won an award for hurricane relief, but couldn’t help Puerto Rico

West Palm Beach resident Scott Lewis was awarded the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award on Tuesday to acknowledge his disaster relief efforts after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. After Irma, his group Eagles Wings Foundation, worked with the American Aid Logistics Network in the Florida Keys to deliver three flatbed trucks of supplies to the community. Related...
Get ready for some spooky fun! Popular Halloween event opens this weekend in West Palm Beach

Get ready for some spooky fun! Popular Halloween event opens this weekend in West Palm Beach

Get the kiddies ready for a spooky good time! The Halloween family event, Spookyville, is opening this weekend in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The attraction is intended for children 12 and under and offers a full array of safe trick or treats, scarecrow making, kiddie rides, games, and arts & crafts. It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in...
Christie: PBC school teacher may have answer to post-Hurricane Irma blues

Christie: PBC school teacher may have answer to post-Hurricane Irma blues

John I. Leonard High School teacher Xi Bajipura (standing second from right) hamming it up with other shelter volunteers and residents. (Photo courtesy of Xi Bajipura) As we continue to dig ourselves out from under about 3 million cubic yards of debris, the memories of our time with Hurricane Irma remain fresh on our minds. A friend of mine is fond of saying that many Palm...
NEW: Fingerprint ties man to Dollar Tree store robbery, PBSO says

NEW: Fingerprint ties man to Dollar Tree store robbery, PBSO says

A 25-year-old man faces multiple charges after authorities accused him of robbing a Dollar Tree store this month in suburban West Palm Beach. Xavier J. Davis of Riviera Beach was arrested Monday on one count each of armed robbery, armed burglary, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed firearm. He was being held without bail Tuesday at the Palm Beach County Jail. The Palm Beach County Sheriff&rsquo...
In local beer news, waffles and chainsaws

In local beer news, waffles and chainsaws

This week in local beer news, resident craft brew heads have waffles and chainsaws on the brain. Let me explain:  If you’ve ever had a waffle griddled by Coolinary Café chef Tim Lipman, you may be able to vouch for their addictive qualities. And the craft beer experts at Civil Society Brewing would have to agree.  In fact, the Abacoa-based brewery has created a special waffle-infused...
NEW: Royal Palm convenience store sells winning Florida lottery ticket

NEW: Royal Palm convenience store sells winning Florida lottery ticket

A Royal Palm Beach convenience store sold Tuesday’s only winning Fantasy 5 ticket, the Florida lottery said. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post The 7-Eleven on Southern Boulevard near the intersection with Crestwood Boulevard South sold a ticket with the winning combination of 8-12-15-30-35, the lottery said. It paid $186,037.82.
BREAKING: Riviera Beach head-on collision sends several to hospital

BREAKING: Riviera Beach head-on collision sends several to hospital

Multiple people were taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after a head-on crash in Riviera Beach, city Fire Rescue crews said. The crash happened at about 4 a.m. on Garden Road, though it is unclear exactly where on the road, which stretches south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to just south of Northlake Boulevard. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"...
Mostly cloudy, bigger chance for rain today

Mostly cloudy, bigger chance for rain today

A cold front will stall out across Central Florida by midweek, leading to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms in South Florida the next few afternoons, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies, forecasters say. Tonight, the forecast remains the same with mostly cloudy...
POST TIME: Burt Reynolds wanted to shoot ‘Longest Yard’ in Florida

POST TIME: Burt Reynolds wanted to shoot ‘Longest Yard’ in Florida

Readers: Last week, we started a sports-themed two-parter. Last week: minor-league baseball. This week: football. If that young actor and sex symbol Burt Reynolds hadn’t hooked you by 1974, watching him drive his girlfriend’s sports car into a Palm Beach fountain should have closed the deal. The act would get Burt — actually, his character, former pro quarterback Paul Crewe &mdash...
Boynton Beach to join Lake Worth in welcoming medical pot dispensaries

Boynton Beach to join Lake Worth in welcoming medical pot dispensaries

Boynton Beach city officials on Tuesday took the first step to make it official: They are joining Lake Worth in welcoming medical marijuana dispensaries. The commission in August said they’d allow the dispensaries but had to vote two times to pass an ordinance regulating them. Tuesday was the first vote. Commissioners Christina Romelus and Mack McCray voted against it. Mayor...
Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife, Caitlan Boyle, was admitted Monday. His email did not specify why she was taken to the hospital. "My wife has been through hell, and she has to be my first priority right...
Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

Fashion designer Donna Karan is "apologetic from the bottom of my heart" and embarrassed about "stupid" remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking for it" by the way they dressed. Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault allegations against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein...
John Prince, Lake Ida disaster relief crowds overflow with frustration

John Prince, Lake Ida disaster relief crowds overflow with frustration

Five weeks after the outer bands of Hurricane Irma thrashed Palm Beach County, thousands of people lined up as early as 2 a.m. to apply for disaster food assistance at three county parks. There are three steps to apply for Food for Florida, according to The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF):Step 1: Pre-register online. Step 2: Visit one of the sites in your area...
Delray mayor won’t run for re-election; others vie for vacant seat

Delray mayor won’t run for re-election; others vie for vacant seat

Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein won’t be campaigning to retain his seat at the top of the city, he announced Tuesday. “Whoever takes my place, I’ll be rooting for you,” Glickstein said at a city meeting. Glickstein, 58, who has been in office since 2013, had the option of running for another three-year term to City Commission seat No. 5. It’s time for “fresh...
Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Donald Trump at Trump National Doral. (AP photo) ORLANDO – The Miami Heat no longer will hold its charity golf tournament at President Trump’s Doral golf course, a team spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The Heat, which has held the event at Doral the last six years, including four since Trump took it over and renamed it Trump National Doral, will move it to another course...
Dave George: Jets rematch will tell us a lot about Dolphins

Dave George: Jets rematch will tell us a lot about Dolphins

Five games into the 2016 season, nobody wondered if the Miami Dolphins were a playoff team. Clearly they weren’t at 1-4. Got that wrong, huh? All of us. So now the Dolphins are five games into another season and the inclination is to think that they’re just not that good. Even at 3-2, a record that only three AFC teams can top. Even with 12 wins in their past 16 regular-season games. Even...
Iowa LB Josey Jewell’s physicality would make him successful in any era

Iowa LB Josey Jewell’s physicality would make him successful in any era

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Pat Fitzgerald plopped down next to Kirk Ferentz at Big Ten Media Days. Iowa highlights flashed across a nearby television screen. It was a steady stream of linebacker Josey Jewell crushing ball carriers. The two men discussed the Iowa senior and it led to Fitzgerald, a former All-American linebacker, to a revelation. “I called him a generational linebacker...
Ohio State football: Which remaining opponent will provide the toughest test?

Ohio State football: Which remaining opponent will provide the toughest test?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s goals are all still in play if the Buckeyes finish the regular season without another loss. And while the players and coaching staff might not be looking ahead, it’s natural for fans and writers to wonder which teams might present the biggest obstacle to a College Football Playoff return. Ohio State has five games left on the regular-season...
Hank the pit bull, wrongly accused of killing livestock, set free

Hank the pit bull, wrongly accused of killing livestock, set free

A pit bull named Hank that was wrongfully blamed for killing livestock last year is now free. >> Read more trending news A judge in Thurston County, Washington, on Wednesday voided a Lewis County euthanasia order and ordered that Hank be released to his adoptive family in Centralia, Washington.  Though witnesses said the pit bull that killed the livestock was not Hank, a Lewis County judge...
Girl dumps piggy bank to help pay for classmate’s milk, starts a milk money movement

Girl dumps piggy bank to help pay for classmate’s milk, starts a milk money movement

A little girl was sad that her classmate had to go without when it came to milk break in her kindergarten class, so she decided to do something about it. Sunshine Oelfke dumped her piggy bank on the floor and started counting her money. Her grandmother, Jackie Oelfke, was watching her when Sunshine put the coins and bills in a plastic bag before putting it in her backpack, CBS News reported. She asked...
SEC Predictions, Week 8: Who’s going to be in Oxford for an LSU-Ole Miss classic?

SEC Predictions, Week 8: Who’s going to be in Oxford for an LSU-Ole Miss classic?

Ed Orgeron was already a despised man in Oxford. Then he let slip a line that the Rebels will try to hold over his head on Saturday night. “The truth is, the whole time I was there [Ole Miss], I was wishing I were here [LSU],” Orgeron told ESPN.com’s Chris Low last weekend. Coach O spent three mostly miserable seasons as Mississippi’s coach from 2005-07...
Kentucky Wildcats podcast: John Calipari steals the show at SEC Media Day

Kentucky Wildcats podcast: John Calipari steals the show at SEC Media Day

On this edition of Wildcat Country, host Curtis Burch and SEC Country writer Kyle Tucker talk about the new exhibition game between Kentucky and Morehead State for charity. Get injury updates on Jarred Vanderbilt, and we discuss the stampede that Kentucky coach John Calipari caused by sitting at a different table at the SEC’s basketball media day....
One team recruiting in-state athlete Michael Williams the hardest

One team recruiting in-state athlete Michael Williams the hardest

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting , with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we discuss LSU’s push for in-state athlete Michael Williams. The Baton Rouge quarterback...
Big Ten men’s basketball will play 20 conference games next year, women will play 18

Big Ten men’s basketball will play 20 conference games next year, women will play 18

Though some may have seen it coming for a while, the Big Ten announced on Thursday morning that the men’s conference schedule will expand to 20 games next season while the women’s slate will go to 18. The men previously played 18 games against conference foes, while the women played 16. The men will now play seven opponents twice and six teams once with three...
Rivals names Baker Mayfield as college football’s midseason ‘Fearless Leader’

Rivals names Baker Mayfield as college football’s midseason ‘Fearless Leader’

Few players among the college football ranks are quite as captivating as Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Sooners senior gunslinger has guided OU to a 5-1 record — one headlined with a 31-16 win over then-No. 2 Ohio State — and is amid his best Heisman-worthy effort yet. While Mayfield will have the wait another six games to figure out if he’s finally gotten over...
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and NFL seek deal to end suspension drama

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and NFL seek deal to end suspension drama

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is fighting to preserve his presumption of innocence after the NFL suspended him for six games when a year-long investigation concluded he abused his then-girlfriend in July 2016. The NFL is fighting to preserve their own rights as collectively bargained to dole out punishment as it sees fit. However, the continued drama and the overall...
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