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Cubans react to Raul Castro's resignation as head of Communist Party

1 person killed, one injured in crash near West Palm Beach

Frances Pouchet: Atlantis police looking for missing, endangered woman

Village of Indiantown leaders consider ending contract with Martin County Fire Rescue, privatizing emergency response service

COVID testing still important despite dip in numbers, expert says

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Black infertility group hosting week of virtual events to bring awareness to rare condition

Jordan, Fauci engage in heated exchange during hearing

Palm Beach Garden beekeepers say new business is buzzing

Former Heat star buys ownership stake in NBA team

Raul Castro resigning from Cuba’s Communist Party

Police union wants PBSO to take over school district police department

In the wake of the sudden resignation of Palm Beach County School District Police Chief Frank Kitzerow, the county's police union is asking the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to take over policing for the school district.

State's cases rise by 7,296 day after 7,121; deaths' increase 92 vs. 74

Florida's coronavirus cases increased by 7,296, one day after 6,762 as deaths rose by 92 after 74 Thursday with the total toll including nonresidents hitting exactly 35,000. Total daily tests: 129,533. First-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 6.83%, Palm Beach County to 6.12%.

Palm Beach Outlets extends blood drive campaign through May

Palm Beach Outlets has extended its weekly blood drives through the month of May.

Delray police chief to participate in Facebook Live Monday

Two women are hosting a local police chief for a conversation in an effort to help build better relationships with police.

School board member shocked by police chief's resignation

DeSantis criticizes CDC for 'huge mistake' in handling J&J vaccine

Riviera Beach police want community's help to reduce gun violence

South Florida veterans groups returning to in-person, indoor meetings

Gov. DeSantis announces $150 million for 'more resilient infrastructure'

Knife-wielding man shot, killed by BSO deputy in North Lauderdale

Owls to honor Howard Schnellenberger during 2021 season

Florida Atlantic players will wear helmet decals and jersey patches to honor the late Howard Schnellenberger during the 2021 season.

Tennessee assistant Jennifer Sullivan tapped to lead Owls

Jennifer Sullivan, who spent the past two seasons at Tennessee, has been named the new head women's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic.

No appointment needed for pop-up vaccine clinic in Indian River County

The Indian River County Health Department is hosting its second "no appointment needed" vaccine clinic on Friday at the Fairgrounds in Vero Beach.

Suspect identified in mass shooting at Indy FedEx facility

At least eight people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting late Thursday night at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

City of Stuart job fair helps get residents back to work, employers fill open positions

More and more employers are looking to fill open positions as South Florida rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.

Deadly crash shuts down all lanes of US 1 in Vero Beach

All lanes of US 1 are shut down in Vero Beach following a deadly crash, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association president reacts to school police chief resignation

The one-time Jupiter police chief is now stepping down as the chief in one of the nation's largest school districts.

  ‘Anti-riot’ bill heads to the governor

Florida’s “anti-riot” bill is headed to the governor, who has said he looks forward to signing it. Thursday night, the controversial policy cleared its final hurdle— the Senate— in a near party-line vote, 23 to 17.

Palm Beach County school police chief resigns

Chief Frank Kitzerow has a 40-year career in law enforcement. He started working as a school district police in July 2018.

Florida Senate passes 'anti-riot' bill

Florida’s "anti-riot" bill is headed to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Former Boynton deputy fire chief sues city after mural fiasco

A former deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach is suing the city after the faces of Black firefighters were removed from a mural last year.

Community mourns loss of young boy fatally shot in Riviera Beach

The Riviera Beach Police Department is still looking for the person responsible for shooting and killing a 7-year-old boy early Wednesday morning.

Unclaimed property in Florida to be auctioned off

Unclaimed property in Florida will soon be up for auction.

State's cases rise by 6,762 after 6,748 day before; deaths' increase 74 vs. 44

Florida's coronavirus cases increased by 6,762, just 14 more than the day before, as deaths rose by 74 after 44. Also, first-time cases reached 10 percent of Florida's population. Positive rates drop: Florida to 6.66%, Palm Beach County to 5.66%.

Palm Beach County mask mandate extended for 30 days

Palm Beach County's mask mandate will remain in place for at least another month, officials announced on Thursday.

Palmetto Park Road improvements up for discussion in Boca

Plans are in the works to improve a stretch of Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton.

Delray Beach interim city manager calls for audit of water billing

The city of Delray Beach will launch an audit of its utility billing procedures after a WFLX FOX 29 investigation that found two residents received five-figure water bills.

26 dogs, puppies found stuffed into wire crate

Authorities in Indian River County are looking for the people responsible for a disturbing case of animal neglect.

Palm Beach County school leaders layout plans for fall semester

Parents and students in Palm Beach County learned more Thursday about what the next school year will look like during a community update held by district leaders.

Florida education commissioner wants to eliminate mask mandates in schools

Florida's top education official says students should no longer be required to wear face masks inside of schools.

  Driver crashes through traffic arm, jumps Daytona Beach draw bridge

Daytona Beach police are looking for a driver who smashed through a traffic arm and crossed as the drawbridge was opening.

Experts urge community involvement to prevent and report child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and some experts believe, with the pandemic, there has been an uptick in cases.

Gulfstream Goodwill empowering women suffering from homelessness

Almost 200 women were able to get haircuts, clothes and more.

  Palm Beach County opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments to those 16 and older

More than 16,000 appointments will be available at the county's three mass vaccination sites.

Trans athlete ban gets Florida House approval

Florida’s trans athlete ban has cleared the House.

Rep. Frankel announces financial assistance for Floridians who have lost loved ones to COVID-19

Representative Lois Frankel announced Wednesday that FEMA has started accepting applications for funeral assistance for Floridians who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

Navy veteran reacts to President Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan

President Biden has made clear it is time for American troops to leave Afghanistan starting May 1.

CDC: Black women 5 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues

It’s Black Maternal Health Week, a time to talk about the disparities Black women face while pregnant.

U.S. dressage team to compete in Wellington

The village of Wellington is saddling up for an extended equestrian season with another competition set to take place before the Olympics.

Rocco's Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens set to reopen but faces daunting obstacle

Rocco's Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens closed in late November because of a fire that started in the kitchen, but it's not the fire damage and reconstruction that's the obstacle to reopening.

Bernie Madoff leaves behind checkered past in Palm Beach

Bernie Madoff died in prison Wednesday at the age of 82 while serving a 150-year sentence for running a Ponzi scheme that stole more than $17 billion from investors.

Jordan Johnson: Florida Missing Child Alert issued for 6-year-old Fort Myers boy

Officials said he may be in the company of Julian Johnson, 31, and they may be traveling in a 2021 black Honda Pilot with Florida tag number KXQL27.

Crimes of Bernie Madoff still resonate in South Florida

News of the death of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff had many of his victims reflecting on the case which brought anger and pain to many.

Palm Beach County School District recruiting new teachers

The Palm Beach County School District is looking to add new teachers to their team.

Herbert Hoover Dike repairs ahead of schedule

Lake Okeechobee is at just over 14 feet, and blue-green algae is visible along its edge. Should we worry?

West Palm Beach cracking down on illegal dumping

The City of West Palm Beach is cracking down on illegal dumping.

Public, vaccination sites adjust due to Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

Some disruption is expected this week as local pharmacies and pop-up sites that were ready to issue the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine now have to transition to Pfizer or Moderna instead.

WFLX meteorologist Kahtia Hall teaches Boca Raton students

WFLX First Alert Meteorologist Kahtia Hall enjoyed doing a virtual school visit on Wednesday with students at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.

State’s cases rise by 6,772 day after 9,068; deaths’ increase 44 vs. 64

Florida's coronavirus cases increased by 6,772, much less than 9,068 the day before, which was most since 11,543 on Feb. 5 and one day , as deaths rose by 44 after 64. Total daily tests: 108,186. First-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 7.44%, Palm Beach County to 6.86%.

St. Lucie Public Schools to return to in-person learning next school year

St. Lucie Public Schools will return to traditional in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, which is slated to begin on Aug. 10, officials say.

South Florida doctors tout potentially life-saving COVID-19 therapy

South Florida doctors are sounding the alarm on a potentially life-saving treatment for COVID-19: monoclonal antibody therapy.

Bomb scare at Rosewood Magnet School in Vero Beach, police say

Vero Beach police say they investigated a bomb scare at an elementary school on Wednesday.

7-year-old boy killed in Riviera Beach double shooting

A 7-year-old boy was killed and his mother was injured while they were sleeping inside their home early Wednesday morning in Riviera Beach, police said.

Boynton Beach man wins $2M playing scratch-off game

A 30-year-old Boynton Beach man just became a millionaire after playing a Florida lottery scratch game.

Dress for Success Palm Beaches hosts annual pop-up sale

From White House Black Market to Banana Republic, you can score amazing deals on fashion over the next few days during the Dress for Success Palm Beaches annual pop-up sale.

Dozens of companies hiring at Stuart job fair on Thursday

This week job seekers will have a chance to explore career opportunities with Treasure Coast businesses in skilled trades, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, and more.

  Pop-up vaccine clinic for veterans, their spouses and caregivers in Vero Beach

No appointments are needed at the pop-up vaccine clinic for all veterans, their spouses, and adult caregivers

Fla. senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz’s future

Florida's two Republican senators are steering clear of voicing support for Rep. Matt Gaetz, but calling it premature to say what should happen.

Manatees in the middle of a die-off on Florida’s East Coast

They are gentle giants of Florida's ecosystem. The manatee has always been a poster for promoting tourism yet each year protecting this threatened species grows more problematic.

St Lucie County mother fights for adults with special needs

A Treasure Coast mother claims her son was denied emergency care at a hospital. It's a fight she's lost in the courts, but now Marcia Scheppler is battling in the Florida statehouse to change the law.

Ex-Palm Beach State basketball player signs with NFL team

Sammis Reyes, a former Palm Beach State College basketball player, is transitioning to the NFL.

Second round of CARES Act money benefits thousands of IRSC students

Millions of CARES Act dollars from the federal government are going into the pocket of college students across the state.

Budget cuts coming to new park in Boca Raton

There are 32 parks in the city of Boca Raton and another is on the way.

Crews battle high-rise structure fire in Jupiter

The incident happened at 6:01 p.m. on Main Street

House prepares for vote on trans athlete ban, Senate delays

Passage of Florida’s bill banning trans women from playing in K-12 and college female sports was less certain, Tuesday.

National Telecommunicators Week celebrates those on other side of 911 call

This week is National Telecommunicators Week, a time to thank those who work on the other side of a 911 call.

‘Anti-riot’ bill meant to confuse peaceful protesters, lawmaker says

Residents seeking social justice wonder about the future of demonstrations in Florida as state Republicans seem united in passing one of the most restrictive laws on public protesting.

Where to find COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

Florida residents 18 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.