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Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
The judge has announced a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Many of you have been asking how you can help the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. Fox 29 WFLX & News Channel 5 WPTV are hosting a live phone bank to raise money for theMore >>
Fox 29 WFLX & Newschannel 5 WPTV are hosting a live phone bank to raise money for the American Red Cross. Any little bit will really help, so please give what you can.More >>
PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A Palm Bay man, convicted in a "murder-for-hire" trial, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Lucien Dort was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Police say heMore >>
Lucien Dort was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Police say he drove the getaway car after John Torres was shot and killed in Sebastian on Black Friday in 2009.More >>
WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - Extra police are on the campus of Wellington High School after a threat was found inside a bathroom. The person behind the threat sais they would: "Blow up the school this Friday". SchoolMore >>
Extra police are on the campus of Wellington High School after a threat was found inside a bathroom.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The City of West Palm Beach will use economic development incentives to "level the playing field" and attract new businesses and high-paying jobs, Mayor Jeri Muoio said during her second State of the City address Wednesday morning.
The framework, she said, would include capital improvement projects, small business loan guarantees and downtown office conversion funds to recruit marine industry businesses and expand and retain existing businesses.
"I'm talking about creating a new tool box and making a difference with real incentives for our business community," she said. "We are recruiting not only job creators but also businesses that will invest in the city."
Muoio said the incentives will help businesses along the South Dixie Highway and Broadway corridors restore and renovate their buildings, help industrial areas upgrade their facilities and purchase new equipment and fill vacant office space.
"The past year saw more development applications than in each of the past seven years," she said. "We are seeing the most pre-construction interest in our city since the building boom and planning revenues are at their highest point since 2005."
The push for economic development comes one year after Muoio hired Alan Durham as the city's first economic development director.
Muoio said 300 jobs had been created under Durham's watch -- three times more than she expected.
She pointed to a new residential and business project on Antique Row, the demolition of the Palm Beach Lakes Mall and the proposed construction of a commuter rail station and hotel as examples of recent growth.
The City Commission may consider Muoio's proposed incentives package as early as this month.