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Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

  Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

Two people hospitalized after vehicle plunges into lake in Boca Raton

Local principal hopes school district considers dual language students in overcrowding relief plan

Melania Trump lands at Palm Beach International Airport

More than $500,000 of Riviera Beach spending questioned by an Inspector General’s Office report

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  Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

West Palm Beach police looking for person who shot a pit bull

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Foods you may want to avoid during the shutdown

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

  Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

  Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Family of missing Delray Beach woman opposes involuntary manslaughter plea deal her husband agreed to

Riviera Beach gala to celebrate the life of MLK

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

  2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

Netflix announced Wednesday that Steve Carell joins Greg Daniels, who created the U.S. version of “Office,” for a new show, “Space Force.”

PBSO: Father arrested after student was caught selling drugs at school

A Palm Beach County father is accused of using his daughter to sell drugs at school.

  Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in several days of negotiations with creditors.

Former St. Lucie County school bus driver accused of inappropriately touching child

A former St. Lucie County school bus driver was arrested this week after being accused of touching a girl inappropriately on multiple occasions.

Florida to consider statewide driver’s license, insurance, registration database

Florida could soon join a growing list of states that have a state-run database to store important information like your driver’s license and proof of insurance, to be used not to replace the physical copies, but allow for a suitable backup and an extra tool for law enforcement.

Wellington dad tackles man accused of peeping into daughter’s window

A man was arrested Monday morning after police say he was accused of peeping through the windows of a Wellington home.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.

Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

Wawa stores holding job fairs across Florida Wednesday

Wawa stores across Florida are holding job fairs.

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

In Auburn several weeks ago, the woman said a cop in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her as she swerved to avoid him. She honked.

6 men lured teen boy and held him as sex slave for a year, Florida authorities charge

The 15-year-old was lured "by the promise of a better life" police said, but instead was held in a "filthy trailer, covered in animal feces" and sexually abused.

New cancer-fighting machine being installed at Delray Medical Center

Delray Medical Center will soon have a new method to fight cancer. Crews are installing a $25 million, 400,000-pound machine called the Cyclotron.

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

School security, social media threats take center stage in interview with Police Chief

The police chief of the Palm Beach County School District addressed several important issues in an interview with FOX 29 on Tuesday.

Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all its stores

Bankruptcy means possibly shuttering all 900 stores the company operates under the Gymboree, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8 brands in the United States and Canada.

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

  Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Having so many lives on the line strained city resources, officials said. It was like nothing they'd ever experienced.

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Hacienda Healthcare picked a former prosecutor to lead the review into the incident. The facility is also being investigated by the state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

The official said Trump even confiscated his interpreter’s notes after talks with Putin in Germany in 2017 and reportedly told the interpreter to keep quiet about what was said in the room.

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

The administration is expected to quickly file an appeal.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.

Netflix to raise prices on all its subscription plans

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15

Two competing businesses ushering in a new trend in golfing in West Palm Beach

Two competing businesses are ushering in a new trend in golfing in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach police sergeant suspended for two weeks following sexual harassment investigation

Sgt. Gregory Rideau denied all the allegations made against him, but that did not stop a disciplinary review board from suspending the officer for two weeks without pay.

James Mucciaccio: Man who drove Ferrari into Intracoastal told police that ‘Jesus told him to’

The man who drove his Ferrari into the Intracoastal in Palm Beach in late December told police he did it because, "Jesus told me to..." according to a report from Palm Beach Police.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Tri-Rail train hits, kills woman on the tracks in West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Police Department said a Tri-Rail train fatally struck a woman who was on the tracks Tuesday morning.

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Known for her smile and raspy voice, actress Carol Channing spent most of her career on stage in such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

10 years later, lives changed and better lived are legacy of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Survivors recount how that day led to big life changes and small everyday choices, and to feeling joy more readily.

Picture of egg becomes most-liked Instagram post ever

The mysterious egg post has racked up more than 35 million likes, breaking the previous record of 18 million.

Los Angeles teachers are striking but schools are still open

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted last year to walk off the job for the first time in 30 years if a deal wasn't reached.

Florida man threatens to kill someone with ‘Kindness’ – the name of his machete

Deputies told the Pensacola News Journal that 30-year-old Bryan Stewart threatened to kill someone with “Kindness,” which happens to be the name of his machete.

  Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Delray Beach considering a ban on plastic straws in restaurants

Delray Beach is considering a plan that would ban restaurants from serving plastic straws.

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.

3 children die after getting trapped in freezer in north Florida

The kids climbed into a chest freezer when the lid apparently shut and trapped them inside.

As shutdown grinds on, TSA workers struggle

Hundreds of TSA employees at major airports nationwide have called out sick since this shutdown began.

Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans, Trump said he had dismissed the proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over Trump's long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials "known scoundrels" and "dirty cops."

13-year-old boy killed in Loxahatchee dirt bike crash

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a 13-year-old boy from The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a 13-year-old boy from Loxahatchee died Sunday afternoon in a dirt bike crash with another vehicle.

Judge halts scheduled weakening of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

In his ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr., said the states "face potentially dire public health and fiscal consequences from the implementation of the Final Rules."

Woman arrested for threatening mass shooting at PBSO K9 memorial

A Boca Raton woman was arrested for threatening to conduct a mass shooting at a recent memorial service for slain PBSO K9 officer Cigo.

Argument over football bet turns deadly in Delray Beach

Police say an argument over a football bet turned deadly Saturday night in Delray Beach.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who face pressure to join the race.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Stolen Rolex watches found during strip search of Florida woman

Police told the Miami Herald one of the watches was recovered at the scene of her arrest. But the other four weren’t recovered until a jailhouse strip search.

Reunited with family, Jayme Closs is ‘full of big smiles,’ her aunt says

The teenager was found alive nearly three months to the day she was abducted from her Wisconsin home, where her parents were found shot and killed.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Officials say Closs family had no contact with suspect prior to murder, kidnapping

Police believe that the suspect targeted 13-year-old Jayme Closs, and say he shaved his head before allegedly kidnapping her as to minimize the amount of evidence he might leave behind.

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