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Today's shooting comes one day after the first anniversary of the Parkland massacre

Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton noted that today's shooting in Aurora comes just one day after the first anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida.


Delray has ambitious plan to combat flooding, but the price tag is 'unbelievably large'

DELRAY BEACH — City leaders want to raise Delray Beach’s roads, update its pipes and elevate its seawalls to quell flooding and prevent the inevitable damage from rising tides.


Florida man got $980k tax refund, but he shouldn't have, feds say

A Florida man received a huge IRS refund by falsely claiming he paid $1 million in taxes, authorities said Friday. The IRS has recouped much of the $980,000 refund from Tampa resident Ramon Christopher Blanchett, who federal prosecutors said told a seven-digit lie on his 2016 income tax returns.


Delray Beach Open tennis tournament Feb. 15-24

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Some of tennis’ big stars will be competing this year in the Delray Beach Open. The annual tournament begins Friday and runs through Feb. 24. Some of the top names scheduled to compete include John Isner, Frances Tiafoe, Milos Raonic and Juan Martin Del Potro.


Woman killed by train connected to shoplifting incident, Lantana police say

Lantana police say a Brightline train struck and killed a woman Wednesday evening February 13. It happened around 5:40 p.m. on the tracks just north of Hypoluxo Road, according to police.


Crime wave at Palm Beach County's pot shops doesn't materialize

Before Florida voters approved medical marijuana in 2016, opponents warned that pot shops' cash and stash would act as powerful magnets for criminals. More than a year after Palm Beach County's first dispensaries opened, no crime wave has materialized. Instead, weed heists have proven non-existent a


Purse snatched from shopper in parking lot at Publix in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Police in Boca Raton are warning shoppers to be aware of their surroundings after two recent purse snatchings, including one in a Publix parking lot. The most recent theft occurred Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Palmetto Park Square shopping plaza located at 1279 W


Hickey on girl's neck leads to arrest of South Florida man

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A man accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl at a South Florida park last summer, giving her a hickey, was arrested on Valentine's Day. Terrence Wilkins, 28, faces a charge of lewd or lascivious battery on a 13-year-old girl.


Shooting near downtown West Palm brings Boynton man's arrest

WEST PALM BEACH — A Boynton Beach man on probation for gun-related charges was arrested this week after he allegedly fired a shot in the downtown West Palm Beach area. Police arrested Jasper Markell Sanders, 20, on charges that include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a fire


2 Dead, 2 Wounded From Shooting at Florida Basketball Court

Authorities says two people were killed and two others were wounded from a gun fight at an outdoor basketball court in Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted Friday that multiple people started shooting at each other Thursday night at a basketball court in a city park.


Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school

(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.


In Palm Beach County, 100 women claim discrimination against Walmart

WEST PALM BEACH — With an eye on one day becoming a store-level manager, Linda Medlin said she did every job that was offered to her during the decade she worked at Walmart stores in Royal Palm Beach and Greenacres.


Drug testing: Ex-Marlin pitcher strikes out in quest for house arrest

WEST PALM BEACH — Promising to use his baseball skills to help disabled kids, former Florida Marlins pitcher Justin Wayne on Friday asked a federal judge to let him serve his sentence for health care fraud on house arrest instead of spending nearly four years behind bars.


Lantana-area woman indicted on murder charge in overdose death

LANTANA — Vicki Sakers fell asleep moments after driving back to her home west of Lantana with a friend and taking a dose of Xanax, according to authorities. She woke up later to find her friend on the back patio, dead from an apparent heroin overdose.


Delray's Dada makes Yelp’s ‘100 Most Romantic Restaurants’ list

Here’s some promising news for rebel lovebirds: The only Palm Beach County establishment to make Yelp’s newly released “Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants” list is one that depicts surrealist ants crawling up the walls, a la Salvador Dali.


Boynton Beach creeper arrested for inappropriately touching 13-year-old girl

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department. Police say the incident happened on August 1, 2018 inside a bathroom at Barton Memorial Park.


Boca Raton state legislator faces allegations of theft, trespassing, according to governor's order

State Rep. Emily Slosberg is facing an investigation involving allegations of theft, according to an executive order released by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office. The order — quietly posted on the governor’s website — states that the Democratic state legislator representing Boca Raton has been accused of t


Convicted Boynton Beach Mall shooter will get new sentence

Wilson Pierre Jr. never apologized after a jury convicted him for the 2006 Christmas Eve murder at the Boynton Beach Mall. The felon — who insisted he didn’t do it — was sentenced to 40 years in state prison by a Palm Beach County judge who pointed out that Pierre showed “no remorse” for “a cold-blo


Delray Beach Open: Scott Williams happy to reconnect with protege and friend Tommy Haas

WEST PALM BEACH — Scott Williams scrolled through his phone last week, searching for memorable pictures of longtime friend and tennis student Tommy Haas. After digging through an extensive collection, which included one of his favorites — them together on a ski trip to Sun Valley, Idaho last year —


Boca Raton Attorney James Schneider To Spend Six Years In Prison

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOJ) — A Boca Raton attorney was sentenced today to 84 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution of $19.7 million to 2,156 investors, after previously being convicted by a federal jury of 33 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and