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Jupiter businesses hope for big boost as spring training begins

For many restaurants and bars in Jupiter, the spring training season means "platter up." It is boosting the hopes of restaurants that are still feeling the impact of the pandemic.

Man dies after being struck in traffic in Boynton Beach

State's deaths rise by 118 day after 110; cases' increase 5,539 vs. 5,459

1 killed in small plane crash in Martin County

Trailer detaches from truck, fatally injures motorcyclist on Indian River Drive

Drivers of exotic cars participating in charity rally ticketed

Motorcyclist killed in high-speed crash in Boynton Beach

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'Borat' sequel could triumph at bicoastal Golden Globe Awards

Groundbreaking ceremony for 'The Root' held in Fort Pierce

COVID-19 vaccination clinic held for veterans in Fort Pierce

Detectives investigate shooting in Royal Palm Beach

State's cases pass 1.9 million total with 5,459 increase; deaths rise by 110 day after 121

Bicyclist fatally struck by vehicle in Delray Beach

DUI suspect crashes into Vero Beach home

A D.U.I. suspect crashed a truck into a Vero Beach home, pinning a couple under the truck as they were lying in bed Saturday morning.

Man accused of soliciting undercover officer who posed as 14-year-old girl

A North Palm Beach man is accused of having sexually explicit conversations with an undercover police officer who pretended to be a young girl.

Riviera Beach native becomes first Black managing partner and CEO of law firm

For the Herring family, the RB Heights Community Garden in Riviera Beach represents growth.

Nurse hoping to get transferred to new hospital to help battle COVID-19

A Lawnwood Regional Medical Center nurse is fighting her life after being diagnosed with coronavirus for the second time.

United Way needs community feedback on effects of pandemic

Search underway for single-engine plane missing off coast of Boca Raton

Riviera honors residents during Black History Month event

NOAA considers starting hurricane season in May

Johnson & Johnson vaccine may slow COVID-19 variants, researchers say

Drone class set to take off at Palm Beach Lakes High School

Districts required to install panic buttons inside schools

School districts statewide are up against a strict deadline to install silent panic buttons in every school by the start of the next school year, which is now required by law.

Artist celebrates Black History Month through painting

A South Florida man is celebrating Black History Month by channeling his artistic talent to inspire students to reach their dreams.

State's deaths rise by 146 day after 138; cases 5,922 vs. 6,640

Florida's coronavirus residents' deaths rose by 146 as cases increased by 5,922 after 6,640 Thursday. Total daily tests: 136,134. First-time positivity rates among lowest since late last year: Florida down slightly to 5.18%, Palm Beach County up slightly to 5.64%.

Equality Act passage long overdue, Compass Center says

Human rights advocates in Palm Beach County remain hopeful that the Equality Act will pass the U.S. Senate in the coming days.

St. Lucie County Fair opens gates

The St. Lucie County Fair is set to open its gates Friday night located on West Midway Road.

Florida using professional athletes to inspire children

Florida wants to use the inspiring stories of professional athletes to empower students across the state.

Spring training games start Sunday in Palm Beach County

Spring training games will start Sunday at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach and Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

Who will win Golden Globe? Pick your winners here

Who do you think will win a Golden Globe this weekend? Vote for your favorites and then watch the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday night on WPTV.

FWC takes 'bold stance' on non-native reptiles

Commercial breeding of non-native tegu lizards and green iguanas in Florida will end in three years despite the objections of reptile dealers and owners warning of the potential destruction of their industry.

  Boca Raton remains on track for new Brightline station

Brightline has been idle since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the rail system said it's working to restore service to South Florida with plans to restart later this year.

  Community clean up in Riviera Beach on Friday

On Friday, the City of Riviera Beach will take time out to focus on another major clean up effort in the community.

  ‘It was a miracle’: Baby boy comes back to life after being pronounced dead

He has not even had his first birthday yet, and Kingston Lane is showing everybody how brave he is.

Brightline preparing to restart service

Since last March Brightline has been idle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the rail system said it's working to restore service to South Florida with plans to restart later this year.

  Friends, family gather to remember mechanic who died in fire

More than a week after a deadly fire at a Fort Pierce motorcycle repair shop, friends and family gathered once again Thursday to honor a life they say was taken too soon.

DeSantis: Home health care workers eligible for vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to a recent FOX 29 investigation that found home health care workers having trouble accessing the COVID-19 vaccine despite being eligible. The governor told FOX 29 "they are eligible under this order."

Big business: NYC companies continue to relocate to Palm Beach County

Making the move, from hedge funds to Fortune 500 companies, big businesses are continuing to eye the South Florida market.

Publix to reopen vaccine reservation system at all 730 pharmacies

Publix announced they will resume scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments Friday at pharmacies across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

No plans for spring break curfew in Palm Beach County

Spring break is just a few weeks away, and South Florida will be a destination for thousands of northerners looking to escape the cold.

State’s deaths rise by 138 day after 127; cases 6,640 vs. 7,128

Florida's coronavirus residents' deaths rose by 138 with the total toll including nonresidents passing 31,000, as cases increased by 6,640. Total daily tests: 149,702. First-time positivity rates lowest since late last year: Florida to 5.23%, Palm Beach County to 5.51%.

Palm Beach County school leaders highlight 'life changing' free WiFi expansion project

Calling it a "game changer," Palm Beach County school leaders on Thursday outlined a major plan to deliver free high-speed, high-quality Internet to tens of thousands of students in need.

Governor announces vaccines at senior community in St. Lucie Co.

Gov. Ron DeSantis stopped in St. Lucie County on Thursday to announce a new, temporary site to make vaccines more accessible to more than 2,000 people.

United Way seeks feedback on effects of COVID-19 pandemic

The United Way of Palm Beach County is asking the community to answer questions through a COVID-19 Impact Survey.

Suspect dead after attempted murder-suicide in Fort Pierce

A suspected gunman is dead after an attempted murder-suicide early Tuesday morning, according to Fort Pierce police.

Teachers' union president pleased that 50 and older educators will receive COVID-19 vaccine

The head of the Palm Beach County teachers' union says he's pleased to hear that certain Florida educators will be next in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Palm Beach County school leaders highlight free WiFi expansion project

Palm Beach County school leaders on Thursday outlined a major plan to deliver free high-speed, high-quality Internet to tens of thousands of students in need.

Woman sues town after incurring $100,000 in parking fines

A Lantana woman is suing the town after incurring more than $100,000 in parking fines outside her home.

Florida to lower age ‘sometime in March’ for more residents to receive COVID-19 vaccine

In just weeks, Florida will likely open up the COVID-19 vaccine to more residents in the general population.

Moody increases award money for tips in murder cases

Florida's attorney general is nearly doubling the amount of award money for anonymous tips leading to arrests in murder investigations.

Governor announces vaccines at senior community in St. Lucie Co.

Gov. Ron DeSantis was in St. Lucie County on Thursday afternoon to speak at the Spanish Lakes community near Fort Pierce.

Gov. Ron DeSantis gives update on vaccine distribution after week of controversy

The governor has had a long week of controversy.

  Dozens of employers looking to hire at Riviera Beach job fair on Thursday

If you’re looking for a new job, more than a dozens companies will be looking for new talent at a job fair in Riviera Beach on Thursday.

Senior living facility in Juno Beach clears first hurdle

After hours of debate, the Juno Beach Town Council approved the first reading of a discussion that dates back 20 years. It's a hot-button issue that pits the Waterford Senior Living Community against its neighbors.

Calhoun scores career-high 16 points for No. 11 Seminoles in 88-71 win at Miami

The No. 11 Florida State Seminoles coasted to an 88-71 win over Miami.

Precautionary boil water notice remains in effect for some on barrier island in Delray Beach

Homes and businesses in the areas north of Hibiscus Road to George Bush Boulevard, east of Intracoastal Waterway Bridge, to Ocean Boulevard, are under the advisory.

Video: Boat smashes into Palm Beach Gardens dock

A surveillance camera recorded the shocking moment an out-of-control boat, traveling at a high speed, smashed into a dock in Palm Beach Gardens.

County defies DeSantis, doesn't lower flags to honor Limbaugh

Palm Beach County defies Gov. Ron DeSantis, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

National organization founded in West Palm Beach celebrates 70 years

A national organization helping to uplift and connect Black women during a time of segregation is still serving the community and celebrating a milestone.

Brightline: Orlando route might not be ready until 2023

There is new insight into when Brightline might open the new route from South Florida to Orlando.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine deemed safe and effective

The FDA determined that Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 one-dose vaccine is overall safe and effective as the battle against COVID-19 wears on.

Job Fair coming to Riviera Beach Thursday

Former Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters, along with Councilman Douglas Lawson, are hosting the Job Fair.

Tiger Woods faces long road to recovery, doctor says

Investigators in Southern California said the SUV crash involving Jupiter Island resident and golf legend Tiger Woods was "purely an accident," and no charges will be filed.

FHP Trooper avoids crash that strikes patrol car

A crash on Florida's Turnpike Wednesday morning struck a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper's patrol car.

County defies DeSantis, doesn't lower flags to honor Limbaugh

Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh.

With no cruises, travel agent pivots to handyman

With the cruise industry on hold, a Hobe Sound travel planner has been forced to put on another hat to stay afloat.

State’s deaths increase by 127 day after 148, cases surge by 7,128 vs. 5,610

Florida's coronavirus residents' deaths rose by 127, the lowest from non-weekend data since 98 on Jan. 5 and one day after 148, as cases spiked with an increase of 7,128 after 5,610. Total daily tests: 139,810. First-time positivity rates: Florida down to 5.99%, Palm Beach County up to 7.02%.

'Suits for Seniors' to host first in-person graduation during COVID-19 pandemic

More than a dozen Palm Beach Gardens high school students will be getting their measurements taken on Wednesday as they prepare for a future filled with success.

What is Latinx? Is it catching on among Latinos?

Latinx is a gender-neutral word used to describe people who identify as Latinos. But who is using it, and why is it causing a debate?

Hispanics, Latinos face confusion in the 'race box'

Most people don't think twice about how they identify, but it's not black and white for certain groups of people who fit somewhere in between.

Charlie & Joe's at Love Street temporarily closed over COVID-19 concerns

Charlie & Joe's at Love Street is temporarily closed out of an abundance of caution after a few employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Nouman Raja's lawyer argues charges amount to 'double jeopardy'

Nouman Raja's lawyer says jurors did not receive the proper instructions on when a suspect is under arrest and that the charges amount to "double jeopardy," or being tried on the same charges twice.

Palm Beach County health director says home health care workers need to 'be patient' for vaccine

Contact 5 reported Tuesday that home health care workers are caught in a "blind spot" in the vaccine rollout. In response, Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, said those workers need to "get in line" and "just be patient."

  Opry live stream to raise money to support people suffering from storms, pandemic

Country artists Chris Janson, Travis Tritt and Hailey Whitters will perform during the live broadcast, hosted by Bobby Bones.

Nearly 50% of Florida seniors have received COVID-19 vaccine

Florida's governor said close to 50% of the Sunshine State's senior citizen population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen

Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area.

Boca Raton woman helps educators manage stress with free yoga

Kline offers yoga for free to any educator interested in joining her for an hour in the park.

Gov. DeSantis gives COVID-19 update in Hernando County

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference on Wednesday in Hernando County.

DeSantis wants Legislature to limit ‘local government pandemic powers’

Gov. Ron DeSantis would like the Florida Legislature to limit the duration that counties and municipalities enact emergency restrictions on residents.

Boynton Beach Police Department hosts virtual recruiting event

The Boynton Beach Police Department went virtual to try to recruit the best of the best to join the police force.