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Girl, 15, acted as victim in armed home invasion, deputies say

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:40:00 PDT

A 15-year-old girl went from being the victim of an armed kidnapping to being arrested for helping set up a West Boynton home invasion, according to a Palm Beach Sheriff’s arrest report.

The girl hatched a plan to knock on the door of a friend’s house, located in the 5300 block of Stevens Road...


Police: Baby treated for opiate overdose, two adults arrested

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:50:00 PDT

A baby girl overdosed on an opiate while in the care of two adults in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office said.

The 12-month-old toddler was revived with two doses of Narcan after Palm Beach County Fire Rescue paramedics took her to St. Mary’s Medical Center the night of July...


Boca residents give input on city's $168 million budget

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:55:00 PDT

Boca residents had a few things on their wish list Monday — hiring an environmental sustainability officer, getting rid of parking meters and adding pickleball courts.

The suggestions came during the city’s first hearing for next year’s budget, one of two meetings before plans for millions in taxpayers’...


Dalia Dippolito's lawyers fight to block sanctions in murder-for-hire case

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:00:00 PDT

They prosecuted Dalia Dippolito for eight years and three trials in the infamous murder-for-hire plot case. Now the state wants something else: $1,200 from Dippolito’s attorneys.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office on Monday asked the trial judge to order the defense lawyers to pay the...


Shark bite off Lake Worth sends surfer to hospital

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:55:00 PDT

A shark bit a male surfer off Lake Worth beach on Sunday, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

He was bitten in the arm just before 2 p.m., a Fire Rescue official said.

The man, who was not identified, was treated by lifeguards before being taken to a hospital.

Zachary Johnson, of Boynton Beach, said...


New Palm Beach teacher recruiting strategy: Poach from Broward

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:05:00 PDT

School districts have been looking in new places to find teachers, and in Palm Beach County, that includes poaching from Broward County schools.

Broward teachers received postcards in the mail this year telling them “Palm Beach County provides the HIGHEST teacher salary in South Florida,” as well...


Ticket alert: Sunshine Music Festival with Mike Gordon of Phish

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Advance tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, for the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival in Boca Raton, featuring Mike Gordon of Phish and Medeski, Martin and Wood.(image)

Delray's Dennis Murphy looks back on 23 years with NBC's 'Dateline'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:00 PDT

Living in Delray Beach has provided NBC “Dateline” news correspondent Dennis Murphy great access to some of the biggest national stories to come out of Florida.

He has covered designer Gianni Versace’s shooting, the cases against convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein and his former right-hand...


County commissioner now a nearly six-figure job in Broward and Palm Beach counties

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:55:00 PDT

Serving as a county commissioner is now almost a six-figure job in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The state sets the salaries of elected county officials, but taxpayers foot the bill.

County commissioners and elected constitutional officers, such as the sheriff and the property appraiser, will...


Despite driver frustration, Florida to keep new hurricane evacuation plan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 PDT

It was Florida’s largest evacuation ever.

And it came as the state was trying out a new evacuation plan that allowed drivers to ride on highway shoulders instead of reversing all lanes to one direction. The idea was to minimize driver confusion and risk, while allowing supply trucks to go into areas...


Boca Raton to hear what residents want most from $168 million budget

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:00 PDT

Boca Raton residents are invited to weigh in Monday on how the city should spend about $168 million in taxpayer money.

It’ll cost about that much to run the city next year, a 6 percent increase from this year’s general fund operating budget, according to the proposed budget. About $3.4 million will...


Traffic Q&A: I-95 to get lots of repaving

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:45:00 PDT

Doctor Detour answers your transportation questions.

Q: There is rough pavement in the two left lanes of northbound Interstate 95 between Atlantic Avenue and Belvedere Road in Boynton Beach. I see drivers trying to dodge these ruts all the time and it’s a dangerous thing. It’s been that way for...


Legendary South Florida DJ Rick Shaw dies at 78

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:40:00 PDT

Legendary South Florida disc jockey Rick Shaw has died. He was 78.

If you grew up in South Florida, Shaw’s voice was a voice you knew.

Shaw retired in May 2007 after 51 years on the air, the final 47 on South Florida stations, including WCKR 610AM (later WIOD), WQAM 560AM, WAXY 105.9 and as the longtime...


City of Boynton Beach, YMCA partner in after-Hurricane Irma supply drive

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:00:00 PDT

Boynton Beach is partnering with the YMCA to host a Hurricane Irma supply Drive through Sept. 28 at a variety of locations.

In order to provide the most needed supplies, the program is accepting donations of specific items: bleach, diapers, formula baby, wipes, baby shampoo; sports and recreation...


Allen West to Broward Republicans: Stop fighting or 'I will put my foot square up your butt'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:40:00 PDT

Bitter political enemies warily eyed one another. Broward Republicans raised some cash for their depleted bank account. And there was some unity — around a denunciation of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

For Broward Republican Chairman Bob Sutton who is presiding over a county party organization...


Husband of woman lost at sea indicted for allegedly transporting stolen coins

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:10:00 PDT

The newlywed husband of a Delray Beach woman who went missing at sea has been indicted on suspicion of transporting stolen gold and silver coins.

Many of the coins were found in his life raft when he was rescued from it by the Coast Guard in May, authorities said.

The federal indictment filed in...


Prosecutors seek more charges against cops accused of falsifying reports

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:30:00 PDT

Two Boynton Beach police officers may face additional charges of falsifying records to cover up a beating caught on camera, according to documents filed in court this week.

Sgt. Philip Antico, a Boynton police supervisor, arranged for three officers to rewrite their police reports to justify the...


'Suspect' that watch patrol held at gunpoint was delivery driver, deputies say

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:25:00 PDT

Two community watchmen, trying to thwart looters after Hurricane Irma, snared a man at gunpoint — but he turned out to be an Uber Eats driver delivering food.

And after firing a warning shot and calling 911, the man they thought was a burglar was actually simply lost, deputies say.

The trouble began...


$50 million gift enables NSU to expand med school to Tampa

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:05:00 PDT

Nova Southeastern University plans to expand its medical school into the Tampa Bay region, with the help of a $50 million donation that will also increase scholarships for students pursuing careers in healthcare.

The donation, from Tampa cardiologist Kiran Patel and his wife, pediatrician Pallavi...


Deadline extended to Oct. 20 for Sun Sentinel's Top Workplace of the Year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:50:00 PDT

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Sun Sentinel has extended the deadline for entries to its annual Top Workplace of the Year program, where local employers agree to let their employees submit comments as to why their organization should be honored as a top workplace in South Florida.

The new deadline for...


New Boca Raton customs facility aims to boost business at airport

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Flights from other countries will get to go directly to Boca Raton by the end of the year if a new airport project stays on schedule.

A $4.5 million Customs and Border Protection building is being built so that flights bound for Boca no longer have to make stops for customs inspections elsewhere....


West Point's oldest graduate dies at 105

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:55:00 PDT

Lt. Gen. William J. Ely helped build a naval base that was key in the country’s World War II victory in the Pacific, and later became West Point’s oldest graduate.

Ely died Tuesday at Abbey Delray South, an assisted-living facility, following a brief hospitalization, according to West Point officials...


Swimming advisory ends for 3 beaches in Palm Beach County

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:30:00 PDT

A health advisory that warned swimmers away from three beaches in Palm Beach County has been canceled, officials said Friday.

The advisory for Boynton Beach, Phil Foster Park and Jupiter Beach was issued Wednesday after high levels of bacteria were measured.

Retest sampling showed the bacteria...


Scripps, FAU receive millions of dollars in research grants

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:00 PDT

Two South Florida scientists have been awarded millions of dollars in grants for further medical research.

Scripps Florida scientist Patrick Griffin has been awarded a $2.5 million collaborative grant for diabetes studies, the Jupiter-based institute said this week. The grant is from Brigham and...


Passenger satisfaction with U.S. airports rides high, but not all in South Florida get top marks, survey shows

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:00 PDT

As airports adopt more technology to speed travelers through check-in gates, security and customs, and offer new services from phone jacks to baby lounges, fliers are becoming more satisfied with the way they’re treated on the ground, a new survey shows.

In fact, passenger satisfaction with North...