NEW: Charities head to The Breakers resort after fleeing Mar-a-Lago

It’s The Breakers to the rescue for Palm Beach’s troubled society season. At least three charities that fled President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago this past week have found homes for their big fundraisers at The Breakers Palm Beach resort. The latest to reveal it has moved to The Breakers is the Palm Beach Zoo. Some 17 charities decided to cancel their galas at Trump’s club during...


Scott says Florida Capitol Confederate monument is issue for lawmakers

Scott says Florida Capitol Confederate monument is issue for lawmakers

Gov. Rick Scott says proposals to remove a Confederate monument from the Florida Capitol grounds should be handled through the Legislature, where the controversial issue could be discussed early next year. Democratic gubernatorial candidates and the Florida NAACP are among a chorus of people calling for Scott to relocate the memorial outside the Old Capitol or to hold a special legislative session...
Florida House speaker pushes for repeal of public campaign financing

Florida House speaker pushes for repeal of public campaign financing

House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced Wednesday that he wants to repeal part of the Florida Constitution that provides public financing for statewide election candidates. Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, and House Commerce Chairman Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, announced they are asking the Florida Constitution Revision Commission to place the repeal on the 2018 general-election ballot. RELATED: Florida...
Sen. Flores rips Citizens rate hike, ‘borderline unAmerican’ moves

Sen. Flores rips Citizens rate hike, ‘borderline unAmerican’ moves

The Florida Senate’s insurance chairwoman blasted a proposed rate hike up to 10 percent in South Florida by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Wednesday and said she will consider legislation to limit its “borderline unAmerican” moves to restrict consumer choice in fixing certain claims. “Make no mistake: This takes away a right someone already has,&rdquo...
NEW: Balloons banned for good at county beach parks

NEW: Balloons banned for good at county beach parks

Starting Friday, Sept. 1, balloons are illegal at Palm Beach County beachfront parks. “Sea turtles think they are jellyfish,” said Jennifer Cirillo, Palm Beach County assistant director of parks and recreation. “Plastic in the ocean is a big issue. We want to protect native wild life and preserve the environment.” READ: Balloon releases banned in Palm Beach Signs have been...
NEW: One flown to hospital after bus, vehicle crash in Wellington

NEW: One flown to hospital after bus, vehicle crash in Wellington

One person was flown to a hospital Wednesday afternoon after a school bus and a vehicle crashed at a busy village intersection, Palm Beach Fire Rescue said. Five children on the bus that crashed at Welligton Trace and Greenview Shores Boulevard were evaluated and released to their parents, said Capt Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman. This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.
BREAKING: Boy, 3, drowned in pool while dad slept inside, state says

BREAKING: Boy, 3, drowned in pool while dad slept inside, state says

A 3-year-old boy drowned this month in Palm Beach County while his father reportedly slept inside their house, the Florida Department of Children and Families said. The boy was home Aug. 10 with his father while his mother was at work that Thursday afternoon, DCF records state. His father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether that was intentional — and when...
NEW: Jupiter doctor accused of practicing medicine without license

NEW: Jupiter doctor accused of practicing medicine without license

Bruce Berman’s license to practice medicine was suspended in 2015 after the Jupiter doctor was found dispensing powerful pain medications to drug addicts, patients with mental-health issues and, in one case, a “morbidly obese” woman complaining she couldn’t bend over. But, according to law-enforcement officials, that didn’t keep Berman from offering to diagnose and treat...
NEW: Man trying to light joint sets fire outside Boca bar, PBSO says

NEW: Man trying to light joint sets fire outside Boca bar, PBSO says

David Durkee was just trying to light a joint last week when the flames “got out of control” and burned the back of TW’s Lounge in suburban Boca Raton, he told Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office authorities. Durkee, 21, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a first-degree arson charge in the Aug. 13 blaze that caused about a dozen people to evacuate the bar on State Road 7 north...
Postponed: Saturday’s Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic in Jupiter

Postponed: Saturday’s Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic in Jupiter

The Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic, the dog surfing event that was expected to draw up to 3,000 people Saturday to Jupiter, has been postponed due to the recent health advisory issued by the Florida Department of Health for at Carlin Park. “The safety and wellness of our furry friends and the people in our community is our first priority,” said Pat Deshong, president ...
King planet Jupiter shines this week, here’s where to look

King planet Jupiter shines this week, here’s where to look

Spectacular king planet Jupiter shines in the western sky this week, accompanied by a waxing crescent moon and the star Spica. Just after sunset, Jupiter can be seen in clear skies above the western horizon and between the slender moon and Spica, which is one of the brightest stars, but dim compared to the king. Jupiter is the solar system’s largest planet, one reason why it is so...
The Daily Dolphin Live: Join our conversation with current and former players at Bokamper’s Sept. 5

The Daily Dolphin Live: Join our conversation with current and former players at Bokamper’s Sept. 5

Join the biggest and best team of reporters covering the Miami Dolphins in South Florida for an evening of conversation with Pro Bowl Guard Jermon Bushrod, two-time Super Bowl Champion Bob Kuechenberg and former Dolphin Pro Bowl Linebacker Kim Bokamper. What: Palm Beach Post Dolphins Season Kickoff Event Where: Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale - 3115 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale...
Lake Worth bakery moving to larger space on Dixie Highway

Lake Worth bakery moving to larger space on Dixie Highway

Tasty Bakery plans to have a new location by October. The 15-year-old Haitian business is moving from 430 S. Dixie Highway to 419-21 North Dixie Highway. “The space and parking at the old location is too small,” said Frantz Gaston, the bakery’s owner. “The other next door company can’t do any business because we have so many cars coming in and out, so we had to move.&rdquo...
Lion Country Safari: Amazing photos, close encounters with lions, apes

Lion Country Safari: Amazing photos, close encounters with lions, apes

For the 50th anniversary of Lion Country Safari this month, we asked readers for their memories of the Loxahatchee park. Readers recalled a time when park rangers would put raw meat on visitors’ cars to draw lions closer. Some visitors were even allowed to feed or cuddle with lion cubs, in the years before regulations were changed. Here are your recollections: In Loxahatchee on a quiet...
BREAKING: Four people bitten by dog near Palm Beach Gardens

BREAKING: Four people bitten by dog near Palm Beach Gardens

One man was sent to the hospital after he and three others were bitten by a dog in unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens, said a spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The attack occurred inside a house in the 12000 block of 165th Road North just after 7 p.m.. Three of the victims were treated at the scene. This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

NEW: Person flown to hospital after accidental shooting in Wellington

One person was flown to a hospital Wednesday afternoon following an accidental shooting in Wellington, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting took place at the Sugar Pond Manor neighborhood on Greenview Shores Boulevard. There was no information on the person’s condition.
US Rep. Brian Mast to hold town meeting in Jupiter

US Rep. Brian Mast to hold town meeting in Jupiter

Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, who has drawn fire from Democrats and others for voting to replace the Affordable Care Act, plans a town hall event Thursday at the Jupiter Community Center from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Mast, (R-Palm City) lost his legs and suffered other injuries from a bomb blast while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The meeting is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested...
LATEST: Miami duo faces drug charges after police find heroin in BMW

LATEST: Miami duo faces drug charges after police find heroin in BMW

City police arrested two Miami Beach residents after officers found them asleep in a black BMW parked halfway in a street a few blocks from City Hall, a spokesman said. Officers found Craig Campanella, 43, and Danielle Depass, 28, at about 4 p.m. in the vehicle on the 200 block of Southwest Pagoda Terrace, near Airoso and Port St. Lucie boulevards. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County...
UPDATE: Florida officer charged with animal cruelty after K-9 dies in hot car

UPDATE: Florida officer charged with animal cruelty after K-9 dies in hot car

A Florida police officer has been charged with animal cruelty after his K-9 was found dead inside a hot patrol car in late April.  The dog, Diesel, was left unattended inside Sebastian police Officer Eric Antosia’s car while he went into the Brevard County courthouse on April 28, according to WPTV. It’s unclear how long he was left inside the car. The temperature at the...
Giant asteroid may be visible with binoculars as it passes Earth this month

Giant asteroid may be visible with binoculars as it passes Earth this month

It will be hard to beat Monday’s eclipse, but if you’re now hooked on star gazing, a huge asteroid will appear as a slow-moving star as it passes by Earth in the next couple weeks. Asteroid 3122 Florence is the largest asteroid to pass this close to Earth since the first near-Earth asteroid was discovered over a century ago, according to Paul Chodas...
Palm Beach Zoo, which bolted from Mar-a-Lago, now set for The Breakers

Palm Beach Zoo, which bolted from Mar-a-Lago, now set for The Breakers

It’s same date, different place for the zoo’s fundraiser next year. RELATED: See a list of all the charities that have moved their events in recent months. The Palm Beach Zoo said Tuesday that its Tropical Safari fundraiser gala will be at The Breakers resort on Palm Beach, on Feb. 2, 2018, the same day it had previously scheduled its now-withdrawn gala at Mar-a-Lago. The West Palm Beach...
FPL: Less natural gas would hurt consumers, increase coal use

FPL: Less natural gas would hurt consumers, increase coal use

If Florida Power & Light’s access to natural gas were curtailed, the result would be increased coal consumption at power plants and higher costs for consumers, FPL officials said late Tuesday in response to an adverse court ruling. Tuesday, the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct a new environmental review of the $4...
JUST IN: 13 Cuban migrants caught in sailboat off Florida’s coast

JUST IN: 13 Cuban migrants caught in sailboat off Florida’s coast

A group of 13 Cuban migrants were stopped just a few miles from Florida’s coast on Wednesday. The Coast Guard along with law enforcement intercepted the group, which was on a rustic blue sailboat near the Dania Pier in Broward County, according to a news release.  "Training, skill and commitment of our agents allows us to safely interdict these migrants attempting to enter the country...
South Florida dining stars bring back Boca’s Prezzo

South Florida dining stars bring back Boca’s Prezzo

We can call this bit of restaurant news a blast from the past, Boca-style. And we mean it in the most promising of ways: Rock star chef Mark Militello will join restaurateurs Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max when they reopen their 90s-era trattoria Prezzo.   The restaurant’s expected November opening will mark the coming together of three South Florida dining icons. Rapoport and Max&rsquo...
Boynton’s plan gives developers more incentive for workforce housing

Boynton’s plan gives developers more incentive for workforce housing

Boynton Beach: Meet workforce housing. It’s been a while. The city has had rules to guide developers interested in building for the workforce, but the program hasn’t been successful. Months ago, Mayor Steven Grant and Commissioner Christina Romelus pushed city staff to redo the rules and make building these units more attractive. READ: As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels...
NEW: Traffic stop ends with hundreds of residents without power

NEW: Traffic stop ends with hundreds of residents without power

What began as a simple traffic stop left hundreds without power. Police in Winter Springs say an officer attempted to pull over a driver on Wednesday, when the driver decided to drive off rather than stop, according to WESH. Authorities decided against engaging in a police chase with the vehicle. While the driver was fleeing, the car crashed into a power pole in Longwood. Following the crash...
JUST IN: Alleged drunk driver can’t remember where he came from

JUST IN: Alleged drunk driver can’t remember where he came from

An alleged drunk driver in the Florida Keys was so impaired that he could not remember where he was coming from. Edward Lenz, 53, of Cudjoe Key, got into a car crash near mile marker 14 in the Keys at around 1 a.m. on Monday when Lenz’s truck spun into a nearby wooded area, according to FLKeysNews. When deputies responded, they found Lenz, who appeared sleepy and smelled of alcohol. He...
LOOK: Couple trapped in smoking car saved by off-duty Florida deputy 

LOOK: Couple trapped in smoking car saved by off-duty Florida deputy 

A couple were trapped inside a burning car until an off-duty officer came to the rescue.  Neil and Claudia Cook, 64 and 65 respectively, were driving in Manatee County when they started experiencing car problems, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.  The couple noticed their car was smoking and tried to get out. However, the doors and windows malfunctioned and the couple...
LATEST: Dog rescues owner from bottle-wielding robber

LATEST: Dog rescues owner from bottle-wielding robber

A dog came to its owners rescue during a robbery attempt on Tuesday. Police say a woman was walking her dog at an apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon in Gainesville when a man crept up behind her and hit her in the head with a bottle, according to the Gainesville Sun. The man demanded money, but the victim insisted that she didn’t have any. At some point during the attempted robbery...
PHOTOS: Father warns feature on popular music app can pose risks

PHOTOS: Father warns feature on popular music app can pose risks

A father took to social media to warn parents about a feature on a popular music app.  Brad Summer, of Illinois, said his 7-year-old daughter was using the app Musical.ly “to connect with her cousins and make goofy duets of songs together,” according to his Facebook post. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d...
LOOK: ‘Demon’ goat that looks human is freaking people out 

LOOK: ‘Demon’ goat that looks human is freaking people out 

A mutant goat that looks like a human is freaking people out as it goes viral.  Samiraa Aissa posted the video on Aug. 16 with the caption, “A strange creature has been discovered in India. The animal, whose shape resembles that of a human being, terrifies a whole village.”  <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d...
NEW: Florida teen gets organ removed, 30 staples after shot with BB gun

NEW: Florida teen gets organ removed, 30 staples after shot with BB gun

A teen near Daytona Beach needed his gall bladder removed and 30 staples in his abdomen after being shot in the stomach with a BB gun on Tuesday, deputies said.  Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Rose, 22, in the shooting and said his girlfriend, Jackie Jarvis, helped him cover up the incident, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.  The 17-year-old...
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to hold town hall meeting in Jupiter

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to hold town hall meeting in Jupiter

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-Palm City) plans a town hall meeting on Thursday in Jupiter The Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, is the site for a town hall meeting Thursday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, (R-Palm City). The meeting is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. To make a reservation or for information, go to ...
NEW: Florida man accused of sending news station, anchor child porn

NEW: Florida man accused of sending news station, anchor child porn

A Florida man is accused of sending child pornography to a news anchor and news station via Twitter, according to authorities.  Marchaun Browning, 20, of Gibsonton, allegedly used multiple Twitter accounts to send an anchor at Bay News 9 explicit images. Browning then sent pictures to the station’s main Twitter, NBC6 reported.  The news station reported the incident...
NEW: Boynton Beach to get $246,000 playground

NEW: Boynton Beach to get $246,000 playground

Boynton Beach is buying a multi-station accessible playground for its Barrier Free Park that will complete Phase 1 and 13.5 acres of the site’s overall master plan. The playground, which costs about $246,000, is expected to be installed within the next two months, said Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation. Barrier Free at 3111 S. Congress Ave ...
NEW: Florida vet and husband arrested for animal cruelty; 40 animals seized

NEW: Florida vet and husband arrested for animal cruelty; 40 animals seized

A Florida veterinarian and her husband are accused of abusing and neglecting animals. Veterinarian Gail Nichols, 66, and Paul Smith, 74, of Lakeland, had 28 miniature horse, eight dogs, two large horses and two birds seized from their home after it was determined that the animals had been intentionally left in cages and that the couple didn’t provide them with water, according to the Polk...
NEW: Florida girl’s message in bottle turns up years later in France

NEW: Florida girl’s message in bottle turns up years later in France

A South Florida girl tossed a message in a bottle into the ocean two years ago, but where it turned up is amazing.  Summer Smyth, of Palmetto Bay, cast her message into the ocean between Miami and the Bahamas on Aug. 7, 2015, and this week it washed up on a beach in Northern France, WSVN reported.  Smyth, who was 9 years old at the time, wrote the following message: &ldquo...
Post readers: This is the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County

Post readers: This is the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County

Today we celebrate the Cuban sandwich for National Cuban Sandwich Day! A few months ago we polled Post readers to find out which restaurant has the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County.  The winner, Havana Restaurant in West Palm Beach, was also picked as having one of the top Cuban in Florida by USA Today in 2016. Havana Restaurant won with 610 out of 966 votes. Havana Restaurant is located...
VIDEO: Motorcyclist performs daring, illegal stunt on Florida’s Turnpike

VIDEO: Motorcyclist performs daring, illegal stunt on Florida’s Turnpike

A couple traveling on Florida’s Turnpike recorded a motorcyclist performing an illegal stunt on the busy toll road. The video shows the motorcyclist performing a “wheelie” while standing on the seat of his bike on Monday, according to WPLG. The biker, who is wearing a helmet and a body armor vest, travels several hundred feet in the northbound lanes of the highway near Doral...
No more balloons at PBC parks starting Sept. 1 to protect sealife

No more balloons at PBC parks starting Sept. 1 to protect sealife

Sea turtles often wind up mistaking plastic for food and choking on them. Starting Sept. 1, balloons are illegal at Palm Beach County beachfront parks. “Sea turtles think they are jellyfish. Plastic in the ocean is a big issue. We want to protect native wild life and preserve the environment,” said Jennifer Cirillo, Palm Beach County assistant director of parks and recreation...
Congestion in Gardens: Here are FDOT’s 3 interchange proposals

Congestion in Gardens: Here are FDOT’s 3 interchange proposals

Trying to catch up with massive construction and deal with future growth in Palm Beach Gardens, traffic engineers say they have a 20-year plan for Interstate 95 and a central-west intersection. Florida Department of Transportation officials will explain it 6 p.m. Thursday at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. They’ll talk about the upcoming projects at Central, Northlake and PGA Boulevards and at...
NEW: Florida truck driver shoots at wife, who was cheating on their anniversary

NEW: Florida truck driver shoots at wife, who was cheating on their anniversary

A Florida truck driver shot at his wife after he said he caught her cheating on him with a co-worker inside a parking lot, authorities say.  Elvin Medina, 57 of Glen St. Mary, is accused of attempting to remove his wife from the cab of her semi-truck and firing at least two shots into it while in the parking lot of a Flying J truck stop in St. Johns County, according to WJXT. Medina&rsquo...
NEW: Miami Beach to get anti-terrorism barriers in wake of deadly attacks

NEW: Miami Beach to get anti-terrorism barriers in wake of deadly attacks

One of the most popular streets in South Beach is about to be buffered with anti-terrorism barriers.  The barricades will be placed on both ends of the pedestrian mall as a safety precaution after a man drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. The barriers at Alton Road and Washington Avenue will be temporary until more “aesthetically pleasing&rdquo...
Bon Jovi fans can help out Perry J. Cohen Foundation

Bon Jovi fans can help out Perry J. Cohen Foundation

The Perry J. Cohen Foundation is auctioning off an acoustic guitar autographed by rock n’ roller Jon Bon Jovi. The foundation was established in Perry’s name to promote the arts, environmental and marine preservation, teenage entrepreneurship and boating safety. The Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory will include native plants, educational information...
NEW: South Florida Fair theme released (Hint: Costumes, floats, music)

NEW: South Florida Fair theme released (Hint: Costumes, floats, music)

If the South Florida Fair organizers took one thing away from the 2017 Mardi Gras-themed extravaganza it’s that everyone loves a parade. So the 2018 fair will be all about costumes, music and floats. The theme will be “Magical Parades,” which will feature one unique parade each day, said vice president and chief operating officer Vicki Chouris. This year’s fair will run is...
VIDEO: Absolutely amazing time-lapse video of the solar eclipse

VIDEO: Absolutely amazing time-lapse video of the solar eclipse

This time-lapse video of Monday’s solar eclipse was shot by The Palm Beach Post from Carbdonale, Ill., one of a handful of American cities that experienced the eclipse in its totality. Thomas Cordy, a multimedia journalist for Post, and Post Weather Reporter Kimberly Miller traveled to Carbondale to cover the event, arriving last Thursday and reporting right through Monday. Carbondale was one...
Jupiter baseball fans: Tim Tebow coming here this weekend

Jupiter baseball fans: Tim Tebow coming here this weekend

Former University of Florida and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow Tim Tebow and the St. Lucie Mets are playing this weekend at Roger Dean Stadium. Orange and blue number 15 Tebow T-shirts were more common than hot dogs as dozens of fans lined up along first base for a pre-game autograph the last time Tebow played in Jupiter in July. Fans waited in four lines each about 60 deep to get into...
WATCH: Florida Hooters manager helps take down unruly man 

WATCH: Florida Hooters manager helps take down unruly man 

A Florida Hooters manager helped deputies take down a disruptive customer.  The incident happened on Aug. 13 when manager Jim Nolte refused to serve  23-year-old Ashton Toney alcohol at a Hooters in Hillsborough County and Toney “went into a rage,” WFTS reported.  In the video, the deputy tries to stop Toney, who quickly becomes combative. Both deputies were fighting...
BREAKING: Boynton man admits to sexually assaulting child, 7

BREAKING: Boynton man admits to sexually assaulting child, 7

A Boynton Beach man told detectives it was a mistake to sexually assault a 7-year-old. But it only happened once, the 36-year-old stressed to city police. Jason Robyor was arrested Saturday on a charge of sexually battery of a minor after he reportedly assaulted a child while the child slept at his home last week. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post The child told authorities...
Largest asteroid ever tracked may be visible with binoculars as it passes close to Earth

Largest asteroid ever tracked may be visible with binoculars as it passes close to Earth

It will be hard to beat Monday’s eclipse, but if you’re now hooked on stargazing, a huge asteroid will appear as a slow-moving star as it passes by Earth in the next couple of weeks. Asteroid 3122 Florence is the largest asteroid to pass this close to Earth since the first near-Earth asteroid was discovered over a century ago, according to Paul Chodas at the Center for Near Earth...
Officer pulls over a 13-year-old driving car, discovers 25 pounds of meth

Officer pulls over a 13-year-old driving car, discovers 25 pounds of meth

A 13-year-old was pulled over by police and the officer discovered he was driving 25 pounds of methamphetamine on the interstate. The Denver Post reported that the deputy is a member of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force.  The teen was traveling with German Michel-Arreola, 22, and Irene Michel-Arreola, 19, near Fruita, Colorado, according to KCNC. KDVR reported that they are...
One of R. Kelly’s alleged ‘cult’ victims violated her nondisclosure agreement to speak out

One of R. Kelly’s alleged ‘cult’ victims violated her nondisclosure agreement to speak out

In July, R. Kelly was accused of keeping women against their will and forcing them to follow every one of his rules or face physical punishment. On Tuesday, one of his alleged victims spoke out to BuzzFeed News. Few of the women who were in the “cult” have come forward because they reportedly signed nondisclosure agreements in exchange for settlement money, but 24-year-old Jerhonda...

LB Cristian Garcia continuing Rudy-like narrative with Gators scholarship

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Cristian Garcia has told the story before, but it’s even more impressive now. Following a Rudy-like narrative arc, Garcia spent the 2014 season working on the Florida football program’s video staff while attending Santa Fe College across town. He ultimately was accepted into UF, earned a spot as a walk-on with the Gators’ scout...

Sound Off: Can Florida realistically use three quarterbacks against Michigan?

The Florida Gators are getting closer to their marquee season-opener against Michigan. With each passing day, the fanbase is getting more excited, the Gators are getting amped up to play in AT&T Stadium and coach Jim McElwain has less time to answer all the questions he has about his team before they kick off against the Wolverines. SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi ...

Steve Spurrier gives his take on thought of Florida-Georgia leaving Jacksonville

Steve Spurrier likes the Georgia-Florida game the way it is, thank you very much. As relayed by Dawgs247’s Rusty Mansell on Wednesday, the former Gators coach spoke on SiriusXM about the hypothetical of the Florida-Georgia game leaving Jacksonville, Fla. The buzz started when ESPN’s Lee Corso said he would like the Gators-Bulldogs series to be played...
Piglets that were saved from fire served for dinner at fire station

Piglets that were saved from fire served for dinner at fire station

Pigs that were rescued from certain death in a February barn fire ended up returning as sausages six months later to the firefighters who rescued them. A farm manager in Wiltshire, England, thought that giving the Pewsey fire department the free food was a way of saying thanks. "I gave those animals the best quality of life I could ever give until the time they go to slaughter and they go into...
FedEx truck delivers marijuana to home during drug bust, police say

FedEx truck delivers marijuana to home during drug bust, police say

Police in Oklahoma made an arrest in a big drug trafficking bust Tuesday. Dustin Drank, 35, was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police said they found 76 pounds of marijuana and $19,000 in “drug proceeds” at two residences in the area.   As the bust was happening, a FedEx truck delivered boxes to a house  that were also found to have marijuana inside, according to...
3 Seattle brothers in 70s and 80s spent most of their lives molesting children, police say

3 Seattle brothers in 70s and 80s spent most of their lives molesting children, police say

Three brothers in their 70s and 80s have been arrested in Seattle and charged with possession of images depicting child sex abuse, according to Seattle police, who are still investigating the heinous case. 82-year-old Charles Emery, 80-year-old Thomas Emery and 79-year-old Edwin Emery were charged Monday with two counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct. Police say a...
Former Dwyer star Parr remains in FAU quarterback battle

Former Dwyer star Parr remains in FAU quarterback battle

In just a month, former Dwyer High School star and redshirt sophomore Daniel Parr has gone from third-string quarterback to a candidate in Florida Atlantic’s starting-quarterback competition. As the days draw closer to the Owls’ Sept. 1 opener against Navy and the obvious need for a decision, FAU coach Lane Kiffin discussed Parr’s recent progress after Wednesday’s practice...
George Foreman praises Trump, suggests Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick are unpatriotic

George Foreman praises Trump, suggests Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick are unpatriotic

Former pro boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman spoke out in support of president Donald Trump and criticized Golden State Warriors athlete Kevin Durant and free agent Colin Kaepernick during a podcast Monday. >> Read more trending news Speaking on Offended America, Foreman suggested Durant and Kaepernick are unpatriotic because of some of their actions; Kaepernick became infamous for...
Woman stabs victim in head with comb, throws boiling water on her, police say

Woman stabs victim in head with comb, throws boiling water on her, police say

A Memphis, Tennessee, woman is facing an aggravated assault charge after police said she attacked another woman by stabbing her in the head with a comb and throwing boiling water on her.  Vanesha Partee is accused of attacking the victim on Monday. The victim told officers she and Partee were involved in a verbal fight that turned physical.  She said Partee threw boiling water on her chest...
Looking for dream nanny job? Gig offers $129,000 salary and access to life of luxury

Looking for dream nanny job? Gig offers $129,000 salary and access to life of luxury

Looking for a gig that incorporates your love for children and traveling? One family is on the hunt for a nanny who can keep an eye on their children and four homes, including one in Atlanta and three international locations. >> Read more trending news This month, a London couple posted an opening on childcare.co.uk for a full-time, live-in nanny who would be responsible for caring for...

Wednesday practice report and video of Florida’s QBs and WRs

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Another unrevealing press conference with Jim McElwain followed by another day of rotating a different quarterback through the early first-team reps at practice. With that, dissecting Florida’s quarterback situation remains guesswork. After Luke Del Rio led the first-team offense during the opening “fastball” period on Tuesday...
‘Cookies and Screeem’ M&M’s come to store shelves well before Halloween

‘Cookies and Screeem’ M&M’s come to store shelves well before Halloween

Soon after the debut of white pumpkin pie M&M’s, Mars has released another fall-themed version of the popular candy. Food & Wine reported that “Cookies & Screeem” M&M’s have been seen on Target store shelves well before the Halloween holiday. According to PopSugar, the new candy was first spotted on Junkbanter’s Instagram page. That social media account is one of...
High school football: Our picks for the season openers

High school football: Our picks for the season openers

The 2017 high school football season is set to kick off. All but one Palm Beach County team will take the field today or Friday for their season openers. Lake Worth gets a Week 1 bye, and will open its season Sept. 1 at home against Palm Beach Lakes. All games are 7 p.m. Friday unless noted. No. 1 Atlantic at No. 9 Palm Beach Central: Both of these teams look good on paper, with Atlantic poised to...
Report: Amy Schumer demanded Netflix pay her as much as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

Report: Amy Schumer demanded Netflix pay her as much as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

Amy Schumer’s most recent stand-up special, “The Leather Special,” launched on Netflix earlier this year. Schumer had reportedly signed on to make the special for around $11 million. However, shortly after she signed her deal with the streaming giants, news of lucrative contracts for Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock began to break, with Rock making two specials for $40 million...
Recipe of the week: Blueberry Bacon Waffles

Recipe of the week: Blueberry Bacon Waffles

Waffles aren’t just for Sunday brunch. They’re the yin to fried chicken’s yang, a blank canvas for our fruitiest whims and flavor vehicle for a vast range of batter infusions.  But here’s the most realistic reason to indulge in weekend-worthy waffles on a weekday:  Waffles freeze well.  Make them in advance and let cool, then seal them in a freezer-proof bag...
Police: Woman ate Buffalo Wild Wings as dog sat in 113-degree car

Police: Woman ate Buffalo Wild Wings as dog sat in 113-degree car

A Virginia woman was arrested on accusations that she left her 5-year-old Yorkshire Terrier in a hot car while she ate inside a Buffalo Wild Wings at an Atlanta mall last week. Dominique Nicole Brown, 24, was booked into Cobb County jail on a charge of animal cruelty Thursday evening, jail records show. She bonded out for $1,320 about eight hours later. Brown was reached by phone Tuesday, but declined...

Florida football: 11 Gators named preseason All-SEC by coaches

The Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC football team was unveiled Wednesday afternoon, and 11 Florida players made the three-deep team with one player earning double recognition. Headlining the nominated Gators are offensive lineman Martez Ivey and cornerback Duke Dawson, both of whom were named to the first team. In addition, wide receiver Callaway, defensive linemen CeCe Jefferson...
Florida man visits cemetery daily, reads to 'my one and only love'

Florida man visits cemetery daily, reads to 'my one and only love'

Justino Jimenez celebrated his 77th birthday Tuesday and followed his usual routine. The Florida resident sat in his lawn chair at a local cemetery and read Bible verses to his wife, who died in 2015. Talking about Ana Mercedes Jimenez her still makes Justino Jimenez smile. “She was my one and only love,” he said. Jimenez visits his wife’s gravesite at Serenity Meadows in the Tampa...
This week’s local fishing report

This week’s local fishing report

OFFSHORE Off the Jensen Beach area, the bottom fishing has been good. Around 8-mile reef, in 90 to 120 feet of water, there is decent action on mutton and mangrove snapper. In the same area, Amberjack have been plentiful as well. Though not the most sought after table fare, Amberjack offer up a great fight and a few caught Saturday topped 30 pounds. The speed of the current has varied quite a bit...
Watch Post reporter call plays during Boca Raton High football game

Watch Post reporter call plays during Boca Raton High football game

This all started as a joke. I was on the phone with Boca Raton coach Eric Davis, and he asked me when I would come to a Bobcats practice and coach the linebackers like my colleague, Jodie Wagner, did last season. “No, no,” I said, laughing. “Jodie coached a practice. You should let me call plays during a game.” Then, with not even the slightest hesitation, Davis replied...
Are your vitamins putting you at higher risk for lung cancer?

Are your vitamins putting you at higher risk for lung cancer?

A new study, published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has found a link between high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements and increased lung cancer risk, especially among men who smoke. Researchers recruited more than 77,000 adults ages 50-76 in Washington and collected data on the participants’ vitamin use over the past 10 years, including dosage information. They found that...

Letters: ‘92 coffee scalding case was no frivolous suit

‘92 coffee case was no frivolous suit The article “End of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits? Local businesses see tort cases rise” (Sunday), cites the grandma spilling coffee who won over a million dollars with a frivolous lawsuit. I felt that same way as a teenager until I read more about the case. That 1992 case involved a 79-year-old who spilled that hot coffee while a passenger...

Parker: I took a vacation; so, nothing happened, right?

During the past two weeks, I’ve been conducting an experiment. I took a vacation. A real one, meaning I did nothing. Intentionally, I avoided newspapers, television, radio, social media (mostly) and Wi-Fi, except to check the weather or the elevation of this or that mountain. Of particular interest was nearby Sugar Mountain. Ski-lifted to the 5,300-foot summit, I joined a hundred or so others...

Friedman: From Kabul to Baghdad, my bird’s-eye view

I just spent eight days traveling with the Air Force to all of its key forward bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. So President Donald Trump’s speech Monday night was very timely for me. It was also unnerving. It was so full of bombast and clichés, so lacking in details and, most of all, so lacking in humility in confronting a problem and a region that...

POINT OF VIEW: Learning a second Language: Part 2

Recently, I wrote about President Donald J. Trump’s rudeness to Akio Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister. (“Trump’s reprehensible rudeness has a fix: Learn some Japanese,” Aug. 3) Now Trump is proposing that no one should immigrate to the United States who does not already speak English. That is even more personal for me, and for many Americans. If this law had been...
Student's dorm room goes viral after total makeover

Student's dorm room goes viral after total makeover

For many college students, living in a dorm is a part of the experience. While some newer dorms try to outfit incoming students with trendy amenities and updated furnishings, much older dormitories often need a lot of work to go from drab to fab. Enter Skylar Bantz’s room.  Bantz, according to a now-viral Facebook post by her mother, had the help of six other people to completely transform...

Veteran Florida safety Nick Washington battling to play despite shoulder injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nick Washington is expected to be Florida’s veteran presence at safety. The expectation magnified after fellow fifth-year senior Marcell Harris suffered a season-ending torn right Achilles tendon before the start of fall camp. But Washington is battling to get on the field. A recurring shoulder injury has limited his ability to participate in team ...
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