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COVID-19 testing site opening Tuesday in West Palm Beach

Emergency food distributed Wednesday in Martin County

Organization feeds out-of-work hospitality workers

West Palm Beach brings local musicians to you online

Local moms start GoFundMe page for workers on front lines

Delray Beach issues 'stay at home' order, curfew

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People age 65+ or with medical conditions advised to stay home

Deputies rescue woman from drowning in sinking car

Town of Palm Beach urges residents to 'shelter in place'

Fourth West Palm Beach firefighter-paramedic quarantined

St. Lucie Co. childcare costs being covered for first responders

Boca Raton residents prepare for stay home, stay safe order

City of Delray Beach Utilities Department working to flush discolored water

The problem happened with the water system serving the north part of the city, from Atlantic Avenue north, including the area from Pineapple Grove west, to the High Point neighborhood.

Gardens café converts to pop-up grocery store stocked with toilet paper and more

One cafe has turned itself into a pop-up grocery store and has things in stock like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and chicken.

Coronavirus testing kits donated to St. Lucie firefighters

First responders in St. Lucie County just received a much-needed donation to combat the coronavirus.

Martin County boat ramps closed for the weekend

Commercial fishermen will be allowed to use the Sandsprit boat ramps Saturday and Sunday between 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Dog training facility allows families, pets place to unwind

9-year-old boy with spreads love, positivity with homemade hearts

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Healthy meals going to communities in need

50 online Amazon vendors being investigated in Florida

47 online Amazon vendors being investigated in Florida

Governor: Coronavirus testing to expand in Palm Beach County

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to dramatically expand testing for the deadly coronavirus in Palm Beach County.

Governor: Coronavirus testing to expand in Palm Beach County

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to dramatically expand testing for the deadly coronavirus in Palm Beach County.

Local ICU nurse separated from family due to coronavirus

Long days covered in protective equipment amid isolation has become the new normal for one Palm Beach County mom and intensive care nurse who can’t even see her kids during this coronavirus pandemic.

First coronavirus death in St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County leaders are providing an update on Friday afternoon about their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

First coronavirus death in St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County leaders are providing an update on Friday afternoon about their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Local businesses, artists supported through Facebook groups

Groups are being created on social media to help promote social distancing while still supporting local businesses and artists.

Piper Aircraft to make ‘thousands of face shields daily’

Piper Aircraft based in Vero Beach announced Thursday they will be doing their part to help medical personnel treat patients with coronavirus.

Gift of Life donates swabs to Boca Raton Hospital for coronavirus testing

Boca Raton Regional Hospital just received a vital donation in the fight against the coronavirus.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant headlining Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast around the world for its 4,917th consecutive Saturday night.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

Guatemalan-Maya Center sprayed with racist graffiti

A nonprofit organization is still grappling with the vandalism they faced this week as the nation continues to navigate the coronavirus crisis.

Teachers prepare for digital learning

Right now, teachers across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are gearing up to begin digital lessons next week.

No stay-at-home order in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is looking into a sweeping stay-at-home order for residents, but at this point, city leaders are not issuing one.

No stay-at-home order in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is looking into a sweeping stay-at-home order for residents, but at this point, city leaders are not issuing one.

  Village of Wellington issues ‘public seating’ ban

Effective March 26 at 5 p.m., Wellington leaders closed most outdoor facilities including public and private parks, golf courses, playgrounds, pools and recreational areas.

Health officials start screenings at PBIA

The Florida Department of Health said Thursday screening began today at Palm Beach International Airport for all passengers arriving on flights from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Local doctors forfeit salaries so staff can still get paid

With positions being cut across the country, one practice in Palm Beach County is taking a major step to help keep its workers employed.

  Fla. couple stuck on cruise ship with dozens of sick passengers

A cruise ship is bound for South Florida with dozens of sick passengers and crew members onboard. Investigative reporter Katie LaGrone spoke to one Florida couple who is not sure if their return to land on Monday will happen.

St. Lucie County Education Foundation announces laptop drive for students

The St. Lucie County Education Foundation announced Thursday a fundraising initiative to purchase new laptops for St. Lucie Public Schools students and teachers.

Broward County issues shelter-in-place order

Broward County issued a sweeping shelter-in-place order on Thursday, urging residents not to leave their homes unless it's for "essential activities."

40 PBSO deputies quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure

Forty Palm Beach County corrections deputies are being quarantined after their possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said on Friday.

Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law

The U.S. House has voted to pass the $2.2 trillion relief bill that’s aimed at helping American households, businesses and healthcare systems amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

  More than $35,000 of groceries tossed after woman allegedly coughed on them, saying she had coronavirus

Police said Margaret Cirko went into Gerrity’s Supermarket on Wednesday afternoon and deliberately and violently coughed and spit on food throughout the store before trying to steal a case of beer.

  Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy.

  This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

Construction worker killed at Treasure Coast airport

A construction worker installing insulation on a new hangar at Treasure Coast International Airport died in an accident.

Slices for Seniors: Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce helping seniors feel less lonely during coronavirus fears

A local pizza shop is working to spread a little joy during uncertain times.

  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

Florida unemployment claims surge amid coronavirus restrictions

As expected, new numbers show Florida unemployment claims have skyrocketed.

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for coronavirus risk

President Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to make “decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other measures they have put in place.”

Helping parents answer kid’s questions about the coronavirus

Many of us still have questions about what's going on including our children. So we reached out to a therapist who is helping parents navigate through our new reality.

Boca Raton ‘stay home, stay safe’ order goes into effect

At 12:01 Saturday morning Boca Raton's "stay home, stay safe" emergency order goes into effect.

Third Palm Beach County deputy tests positive

A third Palm Beach County deputy has tested positive for coronavirus.

  Boca Raton issues stay-at-home order effective Saturday

The city of Boca Raton has issued a stay-at-home emergency order effective Saturday.

South Florida doctor dies from coronavirus

A South Florida doctor is the first medical professional in the region to die from the novel coronavirus.

Alpert Jewish Family Service hands out packaged Passover meals

The Ferd and Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County is using its food pantry to help the community during this pandemic. Volunteers are working around the clock to package Passover boxes for clients to pick up without having to even leave their cars.

Program lets kids design their own Disney park

Disney is helping fulfill theme park cravings with "Imagineering in a Box," a free online program that gives users all the tools to create their own park.

  Jupiter mom throws son a “quarantine birthday parade”

Gavin's mom, Kelly, was unable to throw a birthday party because the family is participating in the coronavirus quarantine.

Task force gives virus update as feds develop new guidelines

Members of the White House’s coronavirus task force provided an update on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon.

Beach closures could help marine life

Just days ago, beaches were packed in South Florida, despite growing concerns over the deadly coronavirus.

Indianapolis 500 postponed for coronavirus

The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up salary for rest of year as coronavirus outbreak hurts restaurant industry

As restaurants across the country are losing business because of the coronavirus outbreak, a CEO of a popular chain has decided to stop taking a salary for the remainder of 2020.

Palm Beach County's emergency order 'creates confusion'

New reaction is coming in to an emergency order that's forcing widespread closures across Palm Beach County.

Jupiter family practices social distancing through photographer’s lens

A professional photographer has decided to chronicle her neighbors as they remain socially distant in their Jupiter neighborhood.

Delray firefighters quarantined, possible exposure to coronavirus

Two firefighters in Delray Beach have isolated themselves after concerns they were possibly exposed to coronavirus.

Dyson founder designs new ventilator in 10 days; first ones ready in early April

Founder James Dyson designed the “CoVent” ventilator in just 10 days at the request of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  World leaders vow to coordinate coronavirus response in video call

The unusual video call in lieu of a physical gathering comes as governments around the world stress the importance of social distancing to curb the spread of the highly infectious virus, which has prompted closures, curfews and lockdowns globally.

Help feed Boca Raton hospital workers

A pair of South Florida women are making sure hospital workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are getting the support and nourishment they need.

Car repair shop offers 'mobile' service

Car problems can pop up at any time, but they're even more frustrating during this growing coronavirus pandemic.

Boynton flower shop donating to nursing homes and hospitals

A Boynton Beach flower shop is donating flower arrangements to nursing homes and hospitals.

Chick-fil-A leaves encouraging notes for customers

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Royal Palm Beach is serving more than just fast food.

PBSO deputy arrested on domestic battery charge

Officials say a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy is on paid leave following a domestic dispute that left a woman with a bloody nose.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.

School districts rushing to meet laptop needs for virtual class

School districts on the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beach County School District are working to make sure every student has access to a laptop so they can join in on their virtual lessons.

  Palm Beach County issues emergency orders

Two new executive orders are in place in Palm Beach County. While they stop short of being a "shelter in place order" there are questions on what the orders cover and what they mean for you.

Brightline temporarily discontinues service due to coronavirus pandemic

Brightline announced Wednesday that services are temporarily suspended as of Wednesday, March 25, due to the coronavirus pandemic.