Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:51:52 -0400Copyright: ©2016 Sun Sentinel
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:57:26 PDT
It's been more than seven years since Dalia Dippolito was arrested, more than five years since her first trial, and more than two years since an appeals court ordered a new trial.
So Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley on Thursday refused the Boynton Beach woman's request to postpone jury...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:20:00 PDT
Jurors found Baltazar Gabriel Delgado-Ros guilty of armed rape in first of 5 violent rape cases against him.
The rapes took place over two and a half years. The first happened in Jupiter in 2009, the rest occurred in Central Palm Beach County.
One woman testified this week, saying her attacker...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:10:00 PDT
Armed with hammers and a bag for their loot, two men wearing motorcycle helmets smashed the glass displays inside a Boca Raton jewelry store and stole valuables before running away, police say.
The robbery happened at Jared's Galleria of Jewelry, 2050 NW Executive Center Circle, Tuesday night as...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:20:59 PDT
One woman was killed and two people were injured after a Wednesday crash in Boynton Beach, police said.
The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Seacrest Boulevard and Northeast Fourth Avenue.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, was driving a Mazda, heading...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:36:56 PDT
Former Palm Beach County School Board member Mike Murgio plans to plead guilty Thursday to a felony charge in a bribery case, according to a letter filed by federal prosecutors in federal court in New York.
Federal officials accused Murgio, 65, in April of playing a role in a digital-currency scheme...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:08:00 PDT
The former leader of the once-powerful and violent Top 6 street gang in South Florida is not getting a shorter prison sentence, after all.
Futo Charles' 66-year prison term will stand, a three-judge panel for Fourth District Court of Appeal agreed Wednesday, in a 2-1 opinion.
Charles' arrest in...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:21:32 PDT
After police smashed a car window to free a puppy struggling to breathe in a hot car, they made another discovery: a rabbit inside a tightly taped box without air holes, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report.
Both animals survived, but the driver of the car, Beatrice Turner, 21, appeared...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:12:00 PDT
After wrongdoing by two principals, the Palm Beach County School Board has decided to take a hard look at plagiarism.
Their conclusion: It should not be tolerated. So next Wednesday, they will vote on punishing any employee or board member who takes credit for someone else's work.
West Boca Raton...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:47:37 PDT
Just three days after investigators found 984 marijuana plants growing in a building in Palm Beach County in 2011, they say their main suspect took off to Costa Rica.
Bruce Levy, 69, of Boca Raton, later called the lead investigator and said he'd like to come home — but only if he could get a guarantee...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:46:28 PDT
The FBI is searching for the person who robbed a Chase Bank branch in Coconut Creek.
The robbery of the bank at 6500 N. State Road 7 happened about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the FBI, the robber went into the bank and demanded money from an employee. Customers were in the bank at the time,...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:18:00 PDT
A North Lauderdale woman died Wednesday when the car she was driving crashed into a palm tree in West Boca, authorities said.
Marlyne Charpentier, 23, was heading east at about 8:30 a.m. near the 8400 block of Palmetto Park Road in a 2004 Toyota Camry when, witnesses told the Palm Beach County...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:37:00 PDT
The roughly 11,500-square-foot house sits on 5 acres in Boca Raton and features five bedrooms, seven full baths and enough parking for 30 cars. The property also features a separate 1,000-square-foot guest house.
Among the features included with this property: A movie theater that seats up to 12...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:57:00 PDT
On her 69th birthday Wednesday, Hillary Clinton didn't stop campaigning, telling a crowd of supporters in Lake Worth that "We can't afford to take our foot off the gas for even one second."
The presidential race between Clinton and Donald Trump remains close in Florida, a pair of conflicting polls...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:37:00 PDT
An investigation involving more than 10 law enforcement agencies has led to the first arrests in a crackdown on unscrupulous sober homes and drug-treatment providers in Palm Beach County, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Authorities arrested James Kigar, CEO of Whole Life Recovery, a substance abuse treatment...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:13:02 PDT
At times fighting tears, a woman testified Tuesday about the night she says she was raped.
She testified against Baltazar Delgado Ros, 30, whose trial in Palm Beach County this week pertains to the first of five rape cases he's charged with.
The attacks happened between April 2009 and September 2011....
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:01:00 PDT
Drinking with a loaded Glock on hand didn't end well for Ocean Ridge vice mayor Richard Lucibella and police Lieutenant Steven Wohlfiel, according to authorities.
Saturday night ended with Lucibella, 63, briefly jailed after police say he poked a cop in the chest and wound up on the ground with...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:26:00 PDT
Chocolate asphalt and concrete cookies are just two of the tools used to attract the next generation of Florida road and bridge builders to careers in construction.
Nearly 2,000 students from about 50 schools in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties were getting hands-on training at the 16th...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:12:00 PDT
Palm Beach County's choice programs are getting a $11.6 million boost from the federal government.
Part of the U.S. Department of Education grant will be used to start new International Baccalaureate programs at Grove Park and Palmetto elementary schools in West Palm Beach and Howell L. Watkins...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:39:27 PDT
Attorneys for John Goodman have laid out yet more arguments for the Wellington polo club founder in an attempt to win a reversal of his October 2014 DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide convictions.
In an appellate pleading filed on Monday, Goodman's lawyers contend critical errors were made...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:41:00 PDT
Boaters and beachgoers, be careful.
With the wind expected to pick up in South Florida this week, the National Weather Service is warning of hazardous wave conditions in the Atlantic and the risk of rip currents along local beaches.
On Tuesday, the weather service's local branch issued a small...
Tue, 1 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Two incumbents and their challengers are battling it out in what is usually a quiet race for four-year terms as Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District commissioners.
It's a runoff. The initial votes on Aug. 30 didn't exceed 50 percent plus one. So, now voters who live in the district will find...
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 11:43:57 PDT
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:58:28 PDT
As early voting kicked off Monday in South Florida, Sen. Tim Kaine took shots at Florida's Republican incumbent senator and made it clear the Sunshine State will play a decisive role in deciding the next president.
Carrying Florida on Election Day would be "checkmate" for Hillary Clinton, Kaine...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:09:15 PDT
There's a shakeup on Dalia Dippolito's defense team just about a month before the scheduled start of her murder-for-hire retrial. High-profile Miami attorney Mark Eiglarsh, who regularly appears on national TV news shows, is off the case.
The Boynton Beach woman remains accused of hiring an undercover...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:05:00 PDT
With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, money pouring into the race between Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is outpacing Florida's past congressional elections.
Rubio's campaign has raised about $20 million and Murphy's campaign raised $11 million through Sept. 30, according to...