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Photos: Massive Mexico earthquake kills hundreds, levels buildings

A massive earthquake rocked central Mexico on Sept. 19, killing hundreds and toppling buildings. See photos of people coming together to clear the rubble and of the damage itself. Click to View Full Image Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on September 19, 2017 in Me

WPTV - 2017-09-20 11:14:59

Miami-Dade residents voice frustration over Irma power outage; class-action suit filed

It's the ultimate power struggle in South Florida: FPL versus frustrated customers. In Palmetto Bay, village officials called an emergency meeting Monday evening allowing residents to vent. Carmen Arostegui voiced her frustration at the village meeting. "It's not swift. It is hot. We are feeling 100

WPTV - 2017-09-19 13:30:45

Power outage at Bak Middle School, students dismissed early

Students at Bak Middle School of the Arts are going home early due to a power outage. (WPEC) Students at Bak Middle School of the Arts are leaving early on Tuesday due to a power outage, according to the Palm Beach County School District. The district said on Twitter buses are arriving on campus whe

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-19 11:55:21

Shot in the face by deputy, West Palm Beach man sues PBSO

A 31-year-old West Palm Beach man who was shot in the face in 2014 as he attempted to flee from a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy has sued the agency, claiming the deputy had no reason to shoot him. In the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, attorneys representing Joshua Jett claim Deput

PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE - 2017-09-19 19:41:01

Power outage closes Bak Middle School

Bak Middle School of the Arts closed early Tuesday because of a power outage. The school reported the outage just after 11 a.m. The school has a generator, but it only powers the lights, not the air conditioning. It is not clear what caused the outage.

WPBF NEWS 25 - 2017-09-19 16:08:00

Florida prisoner dies after jumping from transport bus in Palm Beach County

LAKE WORTH, Fla. A Florida prisoner died after he jumped from a prison transport bus Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The bus was returning prisoners to the South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center in Florida City, FHP said. The prison had been evacuated in preparation for Hurri

WPTV - 2017-09-19 18:01:29

President Trump calls for military parade in DC

We witness history on Pennsylvania Avenue. It's where presidents get out of their cars and wave to the crowd during Inauguration parades. Now, President Trump says he wants the same road used to celebrate the nation's military. Trump made the comments to French President Emmanuel Macron during his v

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-19 18:07:02

Police in standoff with man in Delray Beach

Delray Beach Police say an elderly man with dementia fired two shots at an unoccupied car outside of his apartment complex around 7 a.m. Nobody was injured. The man barricaded himself inside his apartment at Lindell Blvd and refused to come out. Delray Beach Police brought out their SWAT team, and

WFLX.COM - 2017-09-19 15:28:17

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 175 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Citizens rest while wai

WFLX.COM - 2017-09-20 07:55:20

9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation

Police say a ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma left without air conditioning. WTVJ HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma left wit

WPTV - 2017-09-20 03:30:30

Hurricane Maria is so fierce, weather radars are breaking

Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and entangling two-thirds of the island in hurricane-force winds. Maria made landfall near the city of Yabucoa with winds of 155 mph -- just 2 mph short of Category 5 status, the National Hurricane Cent

WPTV - 2017-09-20 13:56:48

Creator of 'dadbod' fanny pack seeks partners for development

A man who designed a fanny pack that looks like a hairy belly says he's looking for someone to help him launch it into production. London-based artist Albert Pukies said the 'dadbod' design came from his desire to actually have a dadbod. He says he was concerned with health issues so he didn't gain

WPTV - 2017-09-20 13:40:32

Walmart not hiring holiday workers, will give extra hours to existing workers instead

The holidays are right around the corner, but Walmart won't be hiring for help. The retailer plans to meet its need for extra work during the holiday shopping season by giving existing employees more hours, according to a release from the company. Hiring seasonal holiday help is a tradition in retai

WPTV - 2017-09-20 13:33:52

Pennsylvania man beat 83-year-old dad up because he didn't have dinner ready, police say

A man assaulted his elderly father when he came home from work and found that dinner wasn't ready, police in Pennsylvania claim. Frank Steinetz, 50, of Taylor, Pennsylvania, repeatedly punched his 83-year-old dad in the head and face on Monday night, according to Scranton's Times-Tribune. The newspa

WPTV - 2017-09-20 13:19:27

Florida schools can cut back year by 2 days due to Hurricane Irma

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida schools forced to close due to Hurricane Irma can trim their academic calendar by two days. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart on Tuesday sent a memo to school superintendents regarding school time lost due to the deadly storm. Some schools across the state were clo

WPTV - 2017-09-20 13:07:23

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel says Sen. Bill Cassidy lied 'right to my face'

Jimmy Kimmel, left, says Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy lied to him about things he would include or change about a health care bill currently proposed in congress. Jimmy Kimmel didn't pull any punches when it came to the Senate's new health care bill and U.S. Sen.Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy l

WPTV - 2017-09-20 12:26:14

Florida power crews rewarded with fried-gator feast

An alligator trapper in Central Florida showed her thanks to power crews in a big way by throwing them a feast. LAKELAND, Fla. - (WFLA/NBC) - An alligator trapper in Central Florida showed her thanks to power crews in a big way by throwing them a feast. State certified trapper Julie Harter wante

WPTV - 2017-09-20 12:03:31

Colorado authorities try to catch woman seen defecating in people's yards

Photos taken of the woman reportedly caught defecating in people's yards in Colorado Springs. NextDoor COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KMGH) - Colorado Springs police say a woman has repeatedly done her businesses in people's yards over the past several weeks. A witness snapped photos of the female runne

WPTV - 2017-09-20 11:06:40

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning in southeast Puerto Rico near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, making it a high-end Category 4 storm, only 2 mph away from a Category 5. Hurricane Maria is the first Category 4

WPTV - 2017-09-20 11:00:19

People flee Puerto Rico ahead of Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria closes in on Puerto Rico, some on the island nation evacuated to Florida just in time. MIAMI - (WPTV/NBC) - As powerful Hurricane Maria closes in on Puerto Rico, some on the island nation evacuated to Florida just in time. RELATED: Local residents fearful of Maria's impact on Pu

WPTV - 2017-09-20 10:15:19