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Lake Worth woman facing murder charges after friend dies of heroin overdose

A Lake Worth woman is facing murder charges after investigators say her friend overdosed while they both were using illegally-obtained substances to get high. Vicki Sakers, 41, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and delivery of fentanyl. Palm Beach County deputies say she got high wit


Lake Worth car creeper caught on camera: PBSO

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (CBS12) — Deputies in Lake Worth need your help tracking down a car creeper. Investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shared images of a man they say made his way into a car on Harvard Drive on Valentine's Day. Detectives believe he's broken into possibly six cars i


Florida man who left country after 2017 DUI crash that killed passenger has been arrested, authorities say

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Friday night at the Miami airport for a DUI manslaughter charge from 2017, according to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.


Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health. The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn


US military planes from Florida land near Venezuela border with aid

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The U.S. Air Force began flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border on Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership of the South American nation.


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.


Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Locking your keys in the car, we've all done it. But, for one Florida father, the urgency to get back in his SUV was all the more dire because his one-year-old daughter was locked inside.


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.


Governor Ron DeSantis says new DOT secretary looking into SunPass issues

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Who is stepping up to defend taxpayers who feel cheated by SunPass? More drivers are turning to WPTV for help after we first reported on massive bills just now showing up in the mail.


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


Corey Jones police shooting trial: What really happened in the dead of night off I-95?

In the still of the night in Palm Beach Gardens, an oval mound of black and white stones mark the spot where three years ago the sound of car door chimes rang on and on after 31-year-old Corey Jones took his last breaths.


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline,


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


South Florida cop accused of selling police-issued weapons, laser sights to pawn shop

A South Florida officer has been arrested after department brass accused him of selling two police-issued weapons and other police equipment to a pawn shop. Hallandale Beach cop Yan Kleyman, 33, was arrested Friday on a charge of dealing stolen property, according to reports.


Cruise ship returning to Port of Palm Beach after being denied entry into Cuba

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A cruise ship is heading back to the Port of Palm Beach right now after it was denied entry in Cuba. The Bahamas Cruise Line told CBS12 News a travel agency organized the trip and their cruise line was just the carrier.


Saving 3 men from capsized boat proves to be emotional for charter captain

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS12) — Local boaters came to the aid of fellow anglers whose vessel had capsized in the ocean waters off Palm Beach County on Saturday. The rescue proved an emotional experience for the rescuing charter captain, since his infant daughter recently passed away.


These 5 Florida Companies Are Nation's Best To Work For: Fortune

WESTON, FL — Hilton is America's best company to work for in 2019, according to Fortune's annual list released on Thursday. The Virginia-based company jumped to the No. 1 spot in 2019 after placing No.33 on the list in 2018. Fortune writes that the company's ascent is thanks to several employee-focu


Florida Time: Did Saint Augustine or Plymouth Rock come first?

Welcome to Florida Time, a weekly column about Florida history. Today, we discuss the two Floridas and set the record straight on who came first: Saint Augustine or Plymouth Rock. Let’s do this once and for all, shall we?


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.