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Disney World annual pass holders hit with unexpected charge

Disney World annual pass holders were hit with an unexpected charge Friday. Some people said online that their bills were two to three times their monthly payment.

Local hospital restricting visitors due to coronavirus pandemic

Former addict shines light on racial disparities in recovery

Unemployed Boca worker says account changed, funds redirected

Delray city manager accused of bullying female coworkers

A cappella group puts unique spin on 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Fireworks sales see booming business because of coronavirus

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St. Lucie County detective digs through cold cases in search of justice

Coronavirus cases surge by 9,488, third most ever in state

Palm Beach Gardens widow launches podcast on love stories

Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo severe ties with Washington Redskins

Delray Beach residents treat officers to ice cream

Crews douse car engulfed in flames near West Palm Beach

A rise in COVID-19 cases sees a rise in anxiety

The ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases has caused anxious and stressful moments for many.

Palm Tran bus drivers negotiating extra pay for driving during the pandemic

Palm Tran bus drivers were back at the negotiating table Thursday asking for extra pay for driving during the pandemic.

Martin County leaders debating mask mandate

Martin County commissioners met Thursday to consider requiring face masks for anyone inside businesses or in public places where social distancing is not possible.

Boynton Beach Police Department receives 'Cookies for Cops'

Dozens of people came to the department to show law enforcement their appreciation.

Country star Brad Paisley stars in West Palm Beach fireworks safety video

Boy, 11, in Miami-Dade dies from coronavirus, youngest in Fla.

West Palm Beach tourism leaders react to coronavirus concerns this Independence Day

Workers continue to report glitches in Fla. unemployment site

Workers continue to report glitches in Fla. unemployment site

Palm Beach County leaders stress safety during Fourth of July

PBSO urges safe boating during Fourth of July weekend

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is urging people to obey the rules of the water this Fourth of July weekend.

Florida breaks record with 10,109 new coronavirus cases

Florida shattered the state record for most new cases and the most in the nation with 10,109, breaking the previous mark by 524, as deaths also climbed dramatically by 67 in one day, including 11 in Palm Beach County the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday.

V.P. Pence, Gov. DeSantis discuss coronavirus cases in Florida

On a record-breaking day for coronavirus cases in Florida, Vice President Mike Pence praised Gov. Ron DeSantis' response to the deadly pandemic, particularly when it comes to testing.

Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested

The British socialite and heiress has been accused of involvement in Epstein's alleged sexual crimes.

Firefighters donate $9,000 to West Palm Beach gay bar

Only on WPTV NewsChannel 5, the same firefighters who helped save West Palm Beach's only LGBTQ+ bar just donated $9,000 from their own pockets to help rebuild the establishment.

  There’s a full moon, lunar eclipse to go with this weekend’s fireworks

After the fireworks fly for Independence Day, the buck moon makes its debut early Sunday morning at 12:44 a.m. Eastern.

Amp up your grilling game for the Fourth of July

If you want to impress your family with your grilling skills, Evo Italian Restaurant in Tequesta has ideas to make you look like a Food Network star.

  West Palm Beach mayor urges safe Fourth of July celebrations

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fourth of July celebrations will look different this year, and city leaders in West Palm Beach are urging residents to stay safe while enjoying the holiday weekend.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

Court clears way for case against Parkland school monitor

Pointing to a failure to call a "Code Red" that could have locked down the school, an appeals court Wednesday refused to dismiss a case against a campus security monitor who spotted and followed accused gunman Nikolas Cruz before the 2018 mass shooting.

Palm Tran bus drivers want hazard pay due to coronavirus threat

Dwight Mattingly, who represents Palm Tran operators as a local union president says a total of 8 Palm Tran and Palm Tran Connection operators have already tested positive for COVID-19.

Police investigating shooting in Jupiter

Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired near the 100 block of W. Indiantown Rd. at approximately 9 p.m.

PBSO searching for missing woman with dementia in Royal Palm Beach

Deputies said 83-year-old Olga Rodriguez, also known as 'Lmina' was last seen at 5 p.m. Wednesday when she walked away from her residence in Royal Palm Beach and has not been seen or heard from since.

Sebastian city council vote to approve Gov. DeSantis intervention in removing Parris, Gilliams

The Sebastian city council voted 4-1 Wednesday to approve Resolution R-20-09 which requests Gov. DeSantis intervention in removing city council members Pamela Parris and Damien Gilliams.

Masks now required for certain workers in St. Lucie County

Masks are now mandatory for employees inside certain businesses where social distancing is not possible.

  Boca Raton cancels Fourth of July celebration

In Boca Raton, this Independence Day will not be without interruption.

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

The Atlantic hurricane season is already breaking records with several storms named so early this year. With parts of the U.S. battling the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, experts urge you not to delay in preparing.

Senior stopped from walking at graduation over BLM cap

A Centennial High School student said she was stopped from walking across the stage at her graduation because she decorated her cap with the message ‘Black Lives Matter’.

Fla. sheriff: I’ll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt

A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down violent protests his deputies can’t handle alone.

Lawyer: County ‘overstepped’ boundaries with mask mandate

An attorney says Palm Beach County commissioners "overstepped their constitutional boundaries" by mandating masks in public.

Police investigating after woman's body found in Palm Springs

Detectives have determined that the body found on the 3800 block of Forrest Hill Blvd. is of a 56-year-old Hispanic woman.

Palm Beach Gardens widow launching a podcast on love stories

Palm Beach Gardens widow starts podcast to share love stories

  Coronavirus cases at Palm Beach Youth Academy concern parents

Parents are raising concerns after nearly two dozen teens and young men were infected with the coronavirus at the Palm Beach Youth Academy.

Roads reopen in Port St. Lucie following crash

The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Morningside Blvd. and Port St. Lucie Blvd.

Improving children's mental health target of new Florida law

A new law that took effect Wednesday in Florida is helping schools be better equipped to support students facing mental health issues.

What are the health impacts of Saharan dust?

Saharan dust can negatively impact people who have respiratory illnesses, chronic lung conditions and allergies.

Window washing company raises money for military families

Moved by a passion for helping others, two teens from Boca Raton have teamed up to start a window washing business.

Lake Worth man crashes car into truck, tries to run over couple

A 29-year-old Lake Worth man is arrested in the Florida Keys after crashing into a truck and then trying to run over two pedestrians.

Palm Beach Co. seeks more poll workers for upcoming elections

Lost polling places and replacing poll workers is part of the changes facing Palm Beach County's elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

State's coronavirus cases rise by 6,563, death toll climbs by 45

Exactly four months after the first coronavirus cases were announced in Florida, new cases rose by 6,663 in one day – the fourth-highest – as the death toll increased by 45, the Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday.

Palm Beach County discusses reopening schools in August

Palm Beach County School Board members discussed the results of a widespread new survey on Wednesday which found that a majority of parents and staff members want the "physical" start of the upcoming school year to be delayed.

Most Palm Beach County parents, school staffers want to delay 'physical' start of school year

A majority of Palm Beach County parents and school district staff members want to delay the "physical" start of the upcoming school year, according to the results of a widespread new survey.

Florida increasing funding for historically Black colleges

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke Wednesday afternoon at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.

St. Lucie County beaches to close for holiday weekend

St. Lucie County is closing all public beaches for the holiday weekend to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Palm Beach County jury trials to remain on hold indefinitely

All jury trials in Palm Beach County have been suspended until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Palm Beach County to discuss reopening schools on Wednesday

The district says the final decisions about reopening schools will be based on a variety of factors including financial, legal, health and other requirements.

  Bars suing state for coronavirus restrictions

A Treasure Coast attorney is filing lawsuits for at least half a dozen local bars who have been impacted by the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on alcohol sales for bars.

Palm Beach Co. residents challenge mask mandate in court

Palm Beach County residents are taking their battle over the mask mandate to court.

  Palm Beach County ready to shut beaches down for weekend

The surge in COVID-19 had some local communities not only rethinking Fourth of July plans but, in some cases, reversing course.

DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions, foreclosures

Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures Tuesday night, just hours before it was set to expire.

Crumbling Roosevelt Bridge received high grades during 2018 inspection

The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced they will test the concrete from the Roosevelt Bridge.

Palm Beach County Water Utilities announces temporary modification of disinfection process

The department said free chlorine, as opposed to chloramine, will be used during this period of time and customers may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor to the water. This is a temporary condition and will not cause any adverse health effects.

Palm Beach County foster care leaders say virtual system working during pandemic

Dozens of children in the Palm Beach County foster care system were recognized, Tuesday morning for their achievements this school year.

Hotels optimistic ahead of holiday weekend reopening

Hundreds of hotel employees will return to work this week as Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa reopens.

  Martin County to close public beaches for Fourth of July weekend

On the heels of other beach closures in South Florida, Martin County officials announced Tuesday afternoon that public beaches will be closed for the July Fourth weekend.

  Some businesses benefitting despite beach closures

Even with Palm Beach County beaches set to close over the holiday weekend, some businesses are actually benefiting and have full bookings for the Fourth of July.

Most beaches, parks in Fla. Keys to close for weekend

Much of the Florida Keys will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend.

  Sheriff: Oklahoma man shoots woman who tried to steal his Nazi flag

A 26-year-old Oklahoma woman was shot after authorities say she was dared to steal a Nazi flag from a man’s front yard.

Vero Beach restricts beach access for July Fourth weekend

Beaches in Vero Beach will be open for the upcoming July Fourth weekend, but not everyone is welcome.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue expects more at-home fireworks with new law, coronavirus

Firework shows across Florida are being canceled due to COVID-19. Law enforcement agencies are worried people will attempt to light fireworks at home, creating dangerous situations.

Prosecutors make case to keep their case against Robert Kraft

A Florida appellate court is hearing arguments from prosecutors in their case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Demand for coronavirus testing on the rise as cases increase

With the increase in coronavirus cases, testing sites at many locations have also seen a jump in demand.

  Walmart removes ‘All Lives Matter’ merchandise from website

Walmart is no longer selling “All Lives Matter” merchandise on its website.

State’s new coronavirus cases rise by 6,093; death toll climbs by 58 to pass 3,500

Florida's new coronavirus cases rose by 6,093, about 57 percent less than the record but the fourth highest, as deaths surged by 58 in one day to 3,505, the Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday.

DeSantis signs new environmental laws at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Juno Beach to highlight the passage of new laws to protect Florida's environment.

Okeechobee Co. woman charged in ex-boyfriend's homicide

A Florida woman is facing homicide charges in the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend.

Violators of Palm Beach County beach closures could be fined

Violators of Palm Beach County's emergency order closing all beaches for the Fourth of July weekend could be subject to a $100 penalty.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center hosting virtual summer camp

Looking for a fun way to get your kid away from the TV and computer screen?