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Palm Beach County teen with chronic illness helps other sick children

A local teen battling her own chronic illness is getting recognized for her work in helping other sick children.

  Florida’s new cases rise by 9,994, highest in 2 weeks; death up 97

Delray teen lands contract with high-profile modeling agency

Rapid COVID-19 testing may begin this week in Palm Beach County schools

Boynton Beach police investigating shooting at market

Man shot in leg near Family Dollar in Palm Beach County

Bans on conversion therapy violate First Amendment, court rules

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Gloria Estefan says she tested positive for coronavirus

Fla. school district spammed; students receive racist emails

Last defendant accepts plea deal in prostitution case at Jupiter day spa

West Palm Beach ‘Pink Queen’ helping those battling cancer

People magazine reveals its ’2020 People of the Year’

  Volunteers donating bikes to Treasure Coast families

Loophole robs victims of justice in Fla church abuse scandal

Despite hundreds of tips and a “multitude” of priests with histories of abusing children in Florida, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone reveals how Florida law barred the state’s top attorney from prosecuting past cases of priest abuse.

Security officer hit by vehicle inside apartment complex in West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly hit a security officer with a vehicle at an apartment complex Tuesday evening.

  Police searching for 12-year-old ‘endangered runaway’ in West Palm Beach

Police said Anjelique Whitby left on foot in an unknown direction around 7:30 p.m. from the 1900 block of Brandwyne Road.

  Donation helps put high school seniors in suits

A hefty donation helped a local nonprofit help low-income kids with mentorship.

Florida lawmaker seeks to end state’s vaccine mandate powers

Stuart couple helps keep 30-year Christmas tradition alive

  CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

  Amazon driver runs into burning Fla. home to rescue man

‘Jack the Bike Man’ struggles to during pandemic

Starbucks giving free coffee to frontline health care workers, first responders during December

FSU to host Duke, travel to Wake Forest; Irish bound for ACC title game

The Seminoles will conclude their season against a pair of teams from North Carolina. Oh, and Notre Dame is playing for the ACC championship.

‘Long haulers’ battling coronavirus symptoms for months

Patients with coronavirus symptoms for weeks and months afterward have come to be known as "long haulers," and in some cases are dealing with worse symptoms than when they had the virus.

Florida surpasses 1 million cases of COVID-19

Florida became the third state in the nation to record at least 1 million cases, adding 8,847 Tuesday, as deaths rose by 82, which was 15 less than the day before, the Florida Health Department announced Tuesday.

  Martin County School Board lays out plan for next semester

The Martin County School Board on Tuesday started laying out the plan for what the second semester of school will look like as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

  Florida passes 1 million cases with 8,847 new infections; deaths increase 82

Florida became the third state in the nation to record at least 1 million cases, adding 8,847 Tuesday, as deaths rose by 82, which was 15 less than the day before, the Florida Health Department announced Tuesday.

Port St. Lucie accepting applications for 'Homes for Heroes'

The city of Port St. Lucie is helping award a deserving Gold Star family or veteran with a new mortgage-free home.

Matt Sczesny chronicles his experiences participating in COVID-19 vaccine trial

WPTV NewsChannel 5 reporter Matt Sczesny is one of the select individuals who was asked to take part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial in Palm Beach County.

South Florida anti-bullying organization spreads important message during holidays

A South Florida non-profit organization is helping teens learn the value of kindness this holiday season.

Palm Beach County extends deadline to apply for food, rent, utility assistance

Palm Beach County is extending the deadline to apply for one-time food assistance and resubmittals for rent and utility assistance through the CARES Act.

‘Juno,’ ‘Umbrella Academy’ star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Hollywood star Elliot Page has come out as a transgender person.

Tri-County Animal Rescue hoping for donations on Giving Tuesday

Local charities and non-profits have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many saying their donations stopped coming in earlier this year.

North Palm Beach boat captain, crew rescue man at sea

A Palm Beach County boat captain and his crew saved a man after his shrimp boat overturned off the coast of Georgia late last month.

St. Lucie County turning Styrofoam packaging into picture frames

As you unpack new electronics and products from Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, did you know the Styrofoam packaging can be reprocessed and reused?

Identical twins among 4 new Port St. Lucie police officers

The Port St. Lucie Police Department welcomed four recruits Monday, but two of them have the agency seeing double.

Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album “YHLQMDLG” tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally.

Palm Beach County residents continue to fight mask mandate

Attorneys for five Palm Beach County residents challenging the countywide mask mandate are asking an appellate court to reverse a judge's decision to deny their request for a temporary injunction.

Manhunt ends for suspected burglars in Boca Raton

Police are looking for suspected burglars who broke into at least one vehicle in Boca Raton.

$16.5 million lottery ticket sold in Jensen Beach

Someone in Jensen Beach has something extra special to be thankful for this year.

  United Way needs help to provide meals and more

If you went shopping on Cyber Monday and Black Friday, Giving Tuesday can be the time to give back to communities in need.

Virginia coach has ‘no interest in going back to Florida State’

Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall says he has "no interest in going back to Florida State" after his team's game against the Seminoles was postponed after they had already traveled to Tallahassee.

Cold weather shelter to open in Vero Beach for the next few days

A cold-weather shelter will be open in Vero Beach Monday and Tuesday night, and possibly Wednesday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Alleged ‘porch pirate’ arrested in Stuart

A Bradenton man who officials say was temporarily living in Stuart was arrested Monday for stealing packages from a home in the Hammock Creek community in Palm City.

Software developer PlanHub plans to double corporate headquarters workforce

PlanHub needs 20 to 30 new people in sales, approx. 25 in engineering and other positions in finance, accounting, marketing and human resources.

Florida COVID-19 numbers continue to rise

The state of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard lists more than 999-thousand total cases on the cusp of passing the one million mark like California and Texas.

Wellington councilman raises concern after spike in virus cases

A village leader in Wellington is raising concern about the latest spike in coronavirus cases.

Missing Boca Raton woman located, police say

According to Boca Raton police, Marilyn Ruddy has been located.

Pregnant Palm Beach Co. woman survives bout with coronavirus

A Loxahatchee mother said she is thankful for the first responders who helped her recover after being diagnosed with COVID-19 during her pregnancy.

Boca Raton organization offering free virtual mental health workshop for seniors, caregivers

Winter worries only made worse by COVID-19. Seniors are not only at-risk physically, but mentally.

Pandemic contributing to increased Christmas spirit

Mr. Jingle's Christmas Trees at the corner of Okeechobee and Quadrille boulevards in downtown West Palm Beach is experiencing a 15-20% increase in sales from this time last year, and the vendor attributes it all to effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Will businesses get economic boost from tourist season?

Business owners say they are seeing more visitors from other parts of Florida instead of people from northern states.

  State’s 6,659 new cases are 681 short of million; deaths increase by 97

Florida reported 6,659 new cases and is 681 infections from becoming third state to reach 1 million as deaths increased by 97. Total tests daily tests were 87,739. First-time daily positivity rate increased to 8.40%, Palm Beach County at 7.56.

Adults with disabilities spread holiday cheer in West Palm

Two area non-profits are teaming up with the city of West Palm Beach to bring some extra holiday cheer to downtown streets.

Prosecutor: Murder suspect in death of fire captain should return to jail

A Palm Beach Gardens man who is out on bond after fatally shooting a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue captain is a flight risk and should be jailed, according to a new court filing.

  White House Christmas decor gives nod to 1st responders

Melania Trump says it pays tribute to and showcases the “majesty” of the United States.

Jupiter sending Christmas letters to Santa Claus

The town of Jupiter is helping children make sure their Christmas wish list makes it to Santa Claus.

  Gov. DeSantis: ‘Schools will remain open’

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that schools will remain open and in-person instruction will continue despite rising coronavirus cases.

Another defendant changes plea in Jupiter day spa case

A third woman charged in connection to alleged prostitution at a Jupiter day spa has changed her plea. Shen Mingbi, 60, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor, while prosecutors dropped all remaining charges.

Dolphins to make first-ever trip to Vegas in prime time

The penultimate regular season game for the Miami Dolphins has been set for the day after Christmas.

  Fire damages kitchen at Rocco’s Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens

A fire erupted early Monday near the Rocco's Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens.

  Sheriff: Mom’s boyfriend put 5-year-old out of car for “being unruly” before he was hit, killed by another vehicle

A 5-year-old child has died after being hit by a vehicle in Fort Mitchell Sunday evening.

  Missing Florida boater found clinging to capsized boat

The U.S. Coast Guard says a 62-year-old boater who had been missing since Friday has been found Sunday clinging to his capsized vessel off of Florida’s Atlantic coast.

  Cyber Monday could be record-setting, analysts say

It’s Cyber Monday again, and some retail analysts say it could be a record-setting day.

  Record-breaking hurricane season comes to an end

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this season broke records across the board.

  Health experts warn of coronavirus spike after holiday travel

Despite repeated recommendations to stay home this Thanksgiving, highways were crowded Sunday, and Palm Beach International Airport was busy as everyone headed home after visiting loved ones.

FSU game at Duke nixed; ‘Canes to travel to Duke instead

It will be Miami -- not Florida State -- that plays Duke next weekend.

  Deadline to apply for food assistance set for Monday

Applicants must present evidence their household was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dad in killings at family home near Disney: ‘I wasn’t there’

A man charged with killing his wife and three children at their Florida home told his sister in a phone call from jail that he couldn’t have stopped his family from being slain — because he wasn't around.

  Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield.

State reports 7,363 new coronaviris cases; deaths increase by 58

Florida reported 7,363 new coronavirus cases and an increase of 58 deaths, with none in Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast area. Total daily tests were 103,131. Daily first-time positivity rate increased to 7.85%. Palm Beach County went to 7.06%.

Greenacres woman dies in Florida’s Turnpike crash Saturday night near Vero Beach

A 63-year-old Greenacres woman was killed in a crash on Florida's Turnpike near Vero Beach Saturday night.

Local business owners cash-in on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Holiday shoppers across South Florida took part in Small Business Saturday. The annual one day event celebrates local businesses and encourages people to shop big at small stores.

Deceased man found with gunshot wound(s) overnight in West Palm Beach

Police found a deceased man, who apparently died after being shot, under a bridge on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard overnight in West Palm Beach.

Hurricanes game, already postponed once, postponed again

Will the Miami Hurricanes play another game this season?

  State’s coronavirus deaths increase by 79, new cases subside to 6,277

Forida's coronavirus deaths increased by 79 and cases rose by 6,277. Total tests reported from labs Friday were 97,769. First-time daily positivity rate increased from two-week low of 6.18% to 7.14. Palm Beach County to 5.54% from 5.59.

For second straight weekend, FSU’s football game postponed

For the second consecutive weekend, a Florida State home football game has been postponed because of coronavirus concerns.

Fire rescue crews investigation ‘hazmat incident’ at Boca Raton Hobby Lobby

Fire rescue crews are investigating a hazmat incident at Hobby Lobby in Boca Raton.

Man arrested after fatally striking bicyclist, leaving scene of crash

A Lake Worth Beach man has been arrested after fatally striking a bicyclist Thursday evening and then leaving the scene of the crash.

Young Royal Palm Beach girl wants kids to write letters to Santa

Five-year-old Amira Moon is ready for the holidays, putting her Christmas wish list for Santa in a red mailbox on her front lawn.