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Deputies have arrested a man after investigating complaints of several burglaries in a Royal Palm Beach RV lot. Deputies called to the lot in the 11000 block of Queen of peace Cemetery Road in late January said they found several RVs with broken windows and doors and learned many items had been ...
Many people are wondering what actions they can take to help in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. "Everybody kind of has the same feelings. It's a mixture of sadness, anger, outrage, shock," said Ryan Mackman, a Douglas alum who now works for Premier Family Health ...

It was coincidence that Ricki Lake spoke at a mental health awareness luncheon in Palm Beach County, the day after the deadly Parkland school shooting. "Something needs to be done," Lake said. The former talk show host lost her husband last year to suicide. "My mentally ill husband, who had been ...
The Palm Beach County school Board is moving quickly in its search search to replace Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa. Avossa announced his resignation last week. School board members agree they want to find a new superintendent within the district. For about an hour Palm Beach County School ...
The FBI is still working to determine how investigators missed a critical tip that, some fear, might have helped prevent the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school. Friday, the FBI acknowledged that the agency did not properly follow protocol when it received a tip from someone close to Nikolas ...
President Donald Trump on Friday met with injured victims and first responders following the Parkland shooting tragedy. Trump and first lady Melania Trump reached Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach to pay their respects to victims and to thank medical staff helping keep the nine people ...

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The 27-year-old-man accused of selling drugs and guns from the same home where three people were murdered has been sentenced to 8 years and 1 month in prison. Charles Vorpagel hosted a Super Bowl party in Jupiter last year that ended in gunfire. His three guests ...
Even with Friday's announcement by the FBI, that a potentially vital tip slipped through the cracks, former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan says it's important that the public continue to follow "See something, Say something." "Many, many occasions where someone has seen something and they have said something ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say Congress needs to do more to help prevent the kind of shooting tragedy that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school this week. Sen. Bill Nelson declared, "enough is enough." He urged lawmakers to talk about ways to stop gun violence. But Congress has been ...
Dane Leitner, an attorney at Ward Damon, has been named a partner at the West Palm Beach-based multi-disciplined law firm. Leitner joined Ward Damon in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law.
Inside the tax Shoppe in Port St. Lucie, Joe Edge prepares returns for individuals and corporations. The other day, he got an email for a clients corporation renewal that got his attention. "They're charging you to do something that you can do for free," said Edge. It looked like something the state of Florida ...
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A judge says a Michigan sports doctor who assaulted Olympic gymnasts and other female Athletes will get his sentence Wednesday, the seventh day of an extraordinary court hearing. More than 150 women and girls have talked in court about being molested by Larry Nassar or had ...
police, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms checked on 30 different homes in Port Saint Lucie Monday. The sweep led to 5 arrests on narcotics and weapons charges, in addition to probation violation charges: 23-year-old James Dorival, 200 block of NW Biltmore Street for possession of ...
A hearing to determine if a man accused of killing a Guatemalan man in an apparent hate crime was actually defending himself will continue into a third day. Jupiter police say David Harris, along with his brother Jesse Harris and another person, Austin Taggart, killed Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos on ...
But on Tuesday, Palm Beach County told Contact 5 they will not be talking about him further, saying "this particular issue is pending litigation." After Tuesday's Palm Beach County Commission meeting, Contact 5 asked County Administrator Verdenia Baker, about a permanent replacement for Fire Rescue.
It takes a team to tackle crime. In South Florida, law enforcement agencies have banded together to stop traveling criminals in their tracks. Five local sheriff's offices and several police departments have joined a South Florida Task Force designed to prevent burglaries. It was created about a year ago, ...

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a teenager suspected with two others of carjacking an elderly woman at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Florida Walmart. the sun Sentinel reports that the 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday and charged with felony carjacking. The boy's ...
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators say on Sunday a 13-year-old girl was lured to Manatee Cove Park in Stuart so her 14-year-old classmate could attack her. Punch after punch, the entire assault was caught on cellphone cameras by bystanders. The video was obtained exclusively by Contact 5.
They can be trusted to locate a conference table in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Florida. In an office set up, furniture plays a great role. The furniture is not just for enhancing the beauty of the place, but it has to be functional as well. Direct Office Solutions has been doing business with confidence, and they have met the ...
How often are you asked at a retail outlet if you have a store credit card, and if not, whether you would like to apply for one and put today's purchase on that card? These cards are examples of "instant approval" credit cards cards that are approved or denied within a matter of minutes based on your ...
Dalia Dippolito's attorneys Greg Rosenfeld and Andrew Greenlee are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if Palm Beach County 15th Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley overstepped his boundaries when he issued a gag order prior to jury selection in Dippolito's third trial in June 2017. Dippolito was being ...
Retail giant, Macy's will cut 5,000 jobs and close seven more stores in Florida, California, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Vermont. The moves are part of a plan announced in August 2016 to close 100 stores. Altogether, Macy's has now revealed 81 of the 100 locations. Macy's is one of many traditional retail ...
UPDATE: Jacob Guymon has been located safely, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. EARLIER STORY: The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 12-year-old boy. Jacob Guymon was last seen Thursday, January 4, at approximately 3 p.m. at Oslo Middle school in ...
Scott Brechbill says when the heat went out at his Stuart home Wednesday, the timing Wednesday couldn't have been worse. "With how cold it was with the kids, especially the baby, there's no way to keep her warm," he says. Stories like that have kept repair crews across the Treasure Coast busy.
The cold weather may be an inconvenience for most of us but it can mean life or death for creatures sensitive to temperatures in the 30s. The Palm Beach Zoo and other local wildlife sanctuaries like Busch Wildlife and Lion Country Safari have been working hard to protect their wildlife. If you're visiting those ...
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing man they say was last seen on December 31. Sean Seebarran was last seen along Vilma Lane in West Palm Beach. Seebarran was wearing a blue T-shirt with the words " Shut Up and Stay Calm" on the front. Anyone with information about ...
We're all trying to stay warm in South Florida right now and that includes the animals. Hundreds of manatees are taking advantage of warmer water at the local power plant in Riviera Beach to escape the frigid temperatures. If you stop by Manatee Lagoon this week, you'll catch a special sight on a cold day.
He's secured some pretty big events like the Super Bowl and even a presidential inauguration. His handler, Officer Will Harris, says that even though Oliver will no longer be on duty with him, he's still going to be a part of his family. "The best thing you can ask for as you see he's still pretty attached to me.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Alaska airlines is calling in an exterminator after the company says a rat boarded one of its planes at Oakland International Airport in California and forced it to cancel the flight. The airline says passengers were boarding the Portland, Oregon-bound flight Tuesday when the rat ...
When members of the U.S. Congress return to the nation's capital next week, one of the issues they're expected to look at is sexual harassment in the workplace. U.S. Representative Lois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach), who also chairs the Congressional women's Caucus, says they plan to have a series of ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. A White House statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on election Integrity.
As Arctic air moves south, it's not just pets and people who need protection from the cold. Wild animals and reptiles in zoos and attractions also need a helping hand. At Lion County Safari, keepers are moving reptiles, birds and some primates indoors. Its 17-foot python will be placed in an enclosure with a ...
PBSO said the victim has been identified and an investigator is reaching out to her next of kin. EARLIER STORY. SUBURBAN BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help in identifying a woman critically injured in a pedestrian crash. The woman was struck by a ...
It's moving day at Amelia's Smarty Plants in Lake Worth, but the business itself isn't going anywhere. A drop into the 30s and 40s sparked a plant migration of sorts inside the business, but not just for one or two pots. Martin Hatmaker says thousands of plants will have to be moved indoors. It's not a simple ...
"If you guys run across any homeless people, anyone in need, just give us a call and we'll come," Sgt. Gary Ferreri said addressing five officers. It ends with a check of their tasers, and their 12-hour shift begins. Sgt. Ferreri, a 10-year veteran, with donated warm clothes and blankets, is taking them right to ...
LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking to locate a 60-year old suffering from Dementia. Roland Joseph Arana was last seen Wednesday in the area of 14 N. Federal Highway in Lake Worth and has not been seen or heard from since. Arana was last seen wearing a white ...
A bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle in Okeechobee County on New Year's Eve, according to the Florida highway patrol. The bike rider was heading east on the sidewalk along SR 70 near SW 24th Avenue when he veered into the path of a westbound vehicle, FHP said. The collision caused the ...
Prices for luxury property in Palm Beach, Florida, soared during the last three months of 2017, according to a Douglas Elliman report released Thursday. Luxury condos and single-family homes--defined by Douglas Elliman as the top 10% of sales-- in the oceanfront market had a median sales price of ...
Toledo, Ohio (AP) -- A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to ...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida city is expected to change the names of three streets named for Confederate generals after a contentious ...
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- Casper, a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K9 officer, was awarded a Purple Heart from the U.S. Marshals in ...
A vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Boynton Beach Tuesday night and then left the scene, according to police. They said it happened just ...
A former West Palm Beach firefighter is accused of starting a fire at a local Walmart to cause a distraction while shoplifting. Kenneth Gray is ...
The Indiantown man died while in the custody of the Fort Pierce police Department shortly after he was medically discharged from Lawnwood Regional Medical ...
A Verizon outage Tuesday night impacted customers in the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter areas. Customers said they were not allowed to ...
UPDATE: (AP) -- Authorities say the wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside ...
Royal Palm Beach Mayor Frederick Pinto faces a battery charge after he was arrested this week following an incident with his wife. Pinto, 67 ...
About 100 protesters taking aim at President Donald Trump stormed the streets of downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday night in a fairly ...
The manager of a local pub stole nearly $15,000 in cash from the bar over a year, according to a West Palm Beach police Department's ...


 

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