Posts Tagged ‘Turning50’

Couple killed in Beeline Highway accident

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

A man and a woman were killed in a collision on the Beeline Highway late Saturday afternoon, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said.

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Plastic bag ban: Let’s not get carried away | Editorial

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Plastic bags are everywhere in our lives. We grab one in the morning to pack our lunch. We slip our hands in them to pick up dog doo. We use them to line garbage cans, separate dirty laundry in the luggage and carry things from here to there.

If you doubt the convenience of grocery store plastic…

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Woman found dead in suburban West Palm, sparking PBSO investigation

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Detectives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a woman who was found Saturday morning in suburban West Palm Beach.

According to spokeswoman Teri Barbera, a man called 911 about 9 a.m. and said he was “aware of someone deceased.” Deputies met the man, who told…

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1 day, 10 overdose deaths: Drug epidemic strains morgues

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The number of people dying from opioid drug overdoses in South Florida is rising to levels not seen since the prescription drug epidemic of 2010.

On one day this month, 10 people died of overdoses in Palm Beach County, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Broward saw 10 deaths in one day…

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Boca’s long-awaited Sugar Sand Park playground is now open

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Children romped around the playground in Sugar Sand Park for the first time in more than a year Saturday morning, just after the revamped Science Explorium officially opened at 10 a.m.

The Science Playground, which closed for renovations more than a year ago, long has been a popular destination…

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Fewer Americans fuel South Florida population growth

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

For decades, Americans looking to retire or to get a fresh start have fueled massive population growth in South Florida. But that long-standing trend might be coming to an end, according to new Census estimates analyzed by university researchers in Miami.

And sky-high housing costs are likely to…

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Hyde: Spoelstra for Coach of Year? Sure, but his good work no different – just more obvious | Commentary

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Reggie Miller chimed in this week. The Hall of Fame forward and TNT announcer tweeted Erik Spoelstra deserves to be named NBA Coach of the Year, “especially if the Heat end up making the playoffs. Miami had to reinvent themselves.”

That echoes a thought moving like the morning tide through the…

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Deputies arrest 11 men in prostitution sting

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested 11 men Friday night during a prostitution sting in Greenacres.

Deputies say the operation on South Military Trail was meant to combat the prostitution and drug problem in the area.

All the men were charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution.

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Man who taped barking dog’s muzzle gets 5 years

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

William Dodson’s sentence Friday represented the state’s maximum for animal cruelty.

Dodson, 43, was sentenced a day earlier…

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U.S. acknowledges airstrike in Mosul, where more than 200 Iraqi civilians died

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

An initial investigation of a recent airstrike believed to have killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul found it was conducted by the U.S.-led coalition at the request of Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Witnesses said the airstrike killed hundreds of residents on Baghdad Street…

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Biden says if he’d run for president in 2016 he could have won

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he had run for president in 2016 he could have won.

Biden told students at Colgate University in central New York on Friday that he could have won the election but the Democratic primary would have been “very difficult.”

Biden said his son Beau’s battle…

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Spirited Panthers dominate Blackhawks in 7-0 victory; Jagr hurt

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

This was the team the Panthers were supposed to be.

In their most complete game of the season, Jonathan Marchessault continued his assault on opposing goaltenders with the first hat trick of his career to ignite a 7-0 rout of the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks in a raucous, sold-out…

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Thanks to resistance, Trump’s not winning; join climate change fray

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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Report: How a fence could derail a new Miami-Orlando train | Video

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Executives of the company building Brightline, a Miami-Orlando passenger train service, are deeply concerned about a bill wending its way through the Florida Legislature that contains rail-crossing requirements that could disrupt the project’s West Palm Beach-to-Orlando segment, the Miami Herald…

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Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after a protester opposed to President Trump allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests.

A group of flag-waving Trump supporters tackled…

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Corruption protests sweep Russia; opposition leader arrested

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years.

Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is leading…

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Body of woman, 21, found in West Palm-area home; Man, 24, arrested

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

A man from Palm Beach County has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Saturday morning inside of an area home.

Randy Allen Herman, Jr., 24, appeared in court Sunday and is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of 21-year-old Brooke Preston.

Preston…

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Drinking mom couldn’t recall where daughter was, falsely reported girl kidnapped, deputies say

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

A 29-year-old Palm Beach County woman has been charged with child neglect after authorities said she falsely reported her daughter had been kidnapped from a Greenacres market.

Maria Irias was booked into the Palm Beach County jail Sunday after admitting to detectives that she made up the story…

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Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures several

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke out among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people, authorities said.

No suspect was in custody by the afternoon and police did not think the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism-related….

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Hyde: One man’s odd search for the 122 Mike Piazza baseball cards as a Marlin | Commentary

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The bond uniting Marlins fans through all the years and fire sales and ownership maneuverings is anger. Raw, even blow-torch-hot anger. It’s all many Marlins fans have, right? Which makes this story so great.

This is a quirky story of the odd paths sports takes us. It’s a fun, fire-sale story….

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Sheriff Israel trying novel way to make lawsuit go away

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

When fired Broward Sheriff’s Office employee Jennifer Bakowski told Sheriff Scott Israel she’d see him in court, she didn’t expect it to be federal bankruptcy court.

But that’s where attorneys for Israel turned up Thursday, trying to get U.S. District Judge Raymond Ray to let the Sheriff’s Office…

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Documentary follows the wild life of gator-wrestling, empire-building Seminole chief James Billie

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

‘Wrestling Alligators,’ an unflinching portrait of James Billie and the Seminoles’ role in the Indian-gaming industry, will screen March 29 in West Palm Beach.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits Broward’s largest Habitat site

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

HUD Secretary Ben Carson hailed private efforts to provide housing in a visit Friday to Pompano Beach, while saying there will be housing dollars in President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans to make up for proposed cuts to his department’s budget.

Carson, who was confirmed March 2 to lead the…

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More Wi-Fi hot zones might be coming to a city near you

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Free Wi-Fi isn’t just for coffeehouses any more.

Some cities — including Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton — now offer wireless hot spots at parks and City Hall, allowing thousands of visitors to search the Web for free.

Sunrise wants to take it to the next…

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Norma Rollinson, gave Wilton Manors its nickname, dies at 98

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The woman who gave Wilton Manors its nickname as the “island city” as part of a City Hall contest died last week.

Norma Hilda Rollinson, who lived in Wilton Manors since 1956, was 98.

In 1987 the city was searching for a new image — and one it could translate onto its entry signs.

Rollinson told…

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Wawa hoagies: All that and a bag of chips? | Video

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

I have heard so much about these Wawa hoagies. Finally, it was time to eat one. Or four, to be precise: cheesesteak, Italian cold cut, grilled chicken and meatball Parmesan. Oh, and since it was 10 a.m., I figured I might as well throw in a breakfast burrito, too. And mac and cheese. And a milkshake.

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Bridge on New River closing again in April

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

A drawbridge west of Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale will be closed to marine traffic for several days in April.

The Florida East Coast Railway bridge will be closed to boaters on Sunday, April 2, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday, and from 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 to 10 a.m. Monday.

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Boynton Beach weighs whether to stop taking red-light camera cases to court

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Motorists who haven’t yet paid red-light camera ticket fees in Boynton Beach might be off the hook.

City officials recently discussed whether it’s worth it to keep pursuing court cases against drivers accused of running red lights who failed to pay the $158 fine. The hourly rate for the city’s…

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Fort Lauderdale lifeguard in child sex sting arrest says he was ‘catfished’

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

When a young Fort Lauderdale lifeguard was arrested in an FBI sting after showing up for sex with someone he thought was a 9-year-old girl last year, his family and friends were devastated.

But nobody could have imagined the scenario that former competitive swimmer Joshua Asseraf explained to a…

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Trump, GOP leaders abruptly pull health care bill in stunning defeat

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law.

Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.”…

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