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Lake Worth man accused of sexually assaulting woman

LAKE WORTH BEACH — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in June and hanging her 9-year-old from a bathroom shower rod has been arrested. On Thursday, Palm Beach County sheriff's authorities booked 44-year-old Mario Perez Vazquez into the Palm Beach County Jail on a sexual assault charge. The


Things to do in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach: Sweet Corn Fiesta, last day of green market

Celebrate the stalk: The 19th annual Sweet Corn Fiesta is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. There will be children's games, music, a corn-eating competition and lots of locally grown sweet corn to eat. There also will be food vendors


Prostitution Charges Filed Against Two Women In Robert Kraft-Related Spa Investigation

PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – A woman involved in the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is now facing charges of her own. Shen Mingbi, 58, appeared in court in Jupiter on Tuesday.


Two shot during social event in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (CBS12) — Detectives are looking for the shooters and a motive to a shooting in Lake Worth that sent two people to the hospital. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened Sunday night along Wingfield Street near Howard Park.


SOUTH POLICE BLOTTER: Man arrested after camping out on fourth-floor city building stairwell

Vehicle burglary: Money and a pocket knife were taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 1400 block of South Federal Highway. Disturbance: A group of about 50 people were involved in a verbal altercation in the 1200 block of Northwest Third Street. When police arrived, two women got into a scuffle. Off


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Dump truck involved in 3-vehicle crash at Beeline Hwy., Jog Rd. in northern Palm Beach Co.

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A wreck involving a dump truck and two other vehicles is causing heavy delays Tuesday morning at the intersection of Jog Road at Beeline Highway. The wreck occurred just after 7 a.m.


Miami couple accused of stealing from city of Lake Worth Beach drop box

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A Miami man and woman were arrested early Sunday after the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said they were caught stealing from a city of Lake Worth Beach mail drop box.


PBC Commissioner "greatly disappointed" DeSantis didn't extend opioid declaration

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay said Tuesday she is "greatly disappointed" that Gov. Ron DeSantis did not extend the emergency declaration for the opioid epidemic.


Florida mom beats son with meat tenderizer during argument over homework

MIAMI, Fla. - A Miami mother reacted violently when her son admitted he didn't do his homework. On April 4, the 9-year-old boy told his mom, Martha Ciguenas, that he had additional homework he was supposed to do over spring break.


Man pleads guilty in illegal slaughterhouse case

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. (CBS12) — A man arrested during a raid at a suspected illegal slaughterhouse in Loxahatchee Groves last year pleaded guilty to numerous charges. Chico Allen Cabrera appeared in court Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to four counts of cruelty to animals in the killings of two


Florida deputy wants to buy K-9 while on extended leave. Sheriff's office says dog is not for sale

INVERNESS, Fla. — A Florida sheriff's office calls the efforts of a deputy's wife to buy a police K-9 "misguided." The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said it became aware Thursday of a GoFundMe campaign raising money to purchase K-9 Krennic for Deputy Jonathan Behnen from the agency. In a news relea


Florida Judge Orders Robert Kraft Video Not Be Released for Now

A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video could harm chances for a fair trial on misdemeano


Masseuse alleged to have performed sex acts on Robert Kraft arrested

- A woman accused of performing an illegal sex act on New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Jupiter day spa is now under arrest. She appeared in Palm Beach County court Tuesday morning.


Suspect who stole car with 6-year-old inside shot by boy’s father: Police

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A Florida father may have saved his son’s life when he chased down a man who allegedly stole his vehicle while the child was in the back seat. Police said the man left his vehicle running near West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday when 29-year-old Lamar Thurman took off wit


Florida Supreme Court upholds Gov. Ron DeSantis' suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel lost his fight Tuesday to have the Florida Supreme Court return him to duty. The court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis had the constitutional authority to suspend Israel for lapses in his agency when responding to mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman High School in


Florida deputy fired after kicking inmate who fed cookie to bird

A Florida sheriff's deputy has been fired and charged with battery after surveillance video captured him kicking an inmate who had just tossed a cookie to a bird. The inmate, 31-year-old Mario Christo, was serving a 364-day sentence on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the Pinell


West Palm cop fails drug test, is fired; she'd been accused of grand theft before

WEST PALM BEACH — A West Palm Beach police officer was fired for violating the police department's substance abuse policies, according to police department records made public Monday.


Texting while driving bill passes Florida House

The Florida House (HB 107) has voted to allow officers to pull over drivers for texting while driving, as legislators approved the measure with a 104-9 vote during a Tuesday morning Session.


South Florida Girl Battling Cancer Gets Good News

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Good news for a South Florida child battling cancer. Zainab Mughal, 3, is fighting an aggressive form of cancer and has a very rare blood type. She just completed the most complicated part of her cancer treatment.