Palm Beach County

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 21

OFFICER’S TRIAL DELAYED UNTIL APRIL IN MOTORIST’S SHOOTING Nouman Raja’s trial was moved Tuesday from Oct. 30 to April 2 to give both sides more time to interview potential witnesses. The 39-year-old former Palm Beach Gardens officer shot Corey Jones in October 2015. Jones’ car had broken down when he was confronted by Raja, who […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 11

VISIT FLORIDA TO PAY $73,000 TO CEO AFTER RAPPER KERFUFFLE The Visit Florida board of directors agreed Tuesday to pay Will Seccombe, who agreed to resign after pressure from Gov. Rick Scott. Visit Florida is hiring Ken Lawson, the current secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a replacement. Seccombe led the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 28

OFFICIALS: FLORIDA HOTEL FIRE SET ON PURPOSE A spokeswoman for the state fire marshal’s office says several mattresses outside the Unno Boutique Hotel in Kissimmee were apparently set on fire early Friday morning. Officials haven’t released information about a suspect or motive. The fire started near the back of the building, in a construction area, […]

Rising mosquito populations mean higher risk of infection

Rising mosquito populations mean higher risk of infection

Summer is peak season for mosquitoes, and more cases of mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and Zika virus are being reported throughout Florida. In Santa Rosa County, a human case of West Nile was reported Aug. 19 and Hurlburt Field discovered West Nile positive mosquitoes in their mosquito traps on the Sound Side. Zika […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 16

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 16

TRANSGENDER PRISONER SUES FLORIDA TO GET HORMONE TREATMENTS The American Civil Liberties Union filed Reiyn Keohane’s suit Monday to force the department to continue hormone treatments she began a month before her September 2013 arrest in Fort Myers. Without the treatments, Keohane says she suffers from depression. While being held in the men’s prison, she […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 9

OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE ZIKA CASE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY Gov. Rick Scott said in a news release Monday that the Florida Department of Health is working to determine the source of the infection. The infected person had recently traveled to Miami-Dade County, where more than a dozen non-travel-related Zika cases were discovered last week. The release […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 28

POLICE SHOOTING OF ARMED MUSICIAN HEADS TO GRAND JURY Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg announced during a news conference Wednesday that his office would continue its investigation of former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja in the shooting death of musician Corey Jones. Jones had left a gig before dawn Oct. 18 when […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 21

FLORIDA OFFICIAL, 42, GETS BELATED BAR MITZVAH IN JERUSALEM On a recent trip to Israel with six other Republican lieutenant governors to discuss trade and national security issues, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera was offered a unique opportunity to participate in the Jewish coming of age ceremony usually held for 13-year-olds. The ceremony was conducted at […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FBI MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE BLOODY SOUTH FLORIDA SHOOTOUT FBI Director James Comey said at a ceremony Monday that the April 11, 1986 gun battle with bank robbers in a Miami suburb showed law enforcement needed to update equipment […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 12

NTSB TO LAUNCH 2ND SEARCH MISSION FOR WRECKED FREIGHTER The National Transportation Safety Board announced in a news release Thursday that the two-week expedition is expected to begin in April. Investigators hope to locate the data recorder or “black box” and develop a more extensive and detailed survey of the shipwreck. PARALYZED MAN AWARDED $23 […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

ATTORNEY: SHOOTING VICTIM SAYS DEPUTY USED EXCESSIVE FORCE Attorney Jack Scarola told a jury of six women and two men that Palm Beach County deputy Adams Lin violated Dontrell Stephens’ civil rights when he shot him four times in September 2013 in a confrontation that was partially recorded by the dashboard camera in Lin’s patrol […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

TRIAL SET TO OPEN IN LAWSUIT FILED BY MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY Opening statements are expected in the federal lawsuit filed by a young black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy. DEPUTY CRASHES INTO CAR ON INTERSTATE 95 The Broward Sheriff’s deputy was […]