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Body of pilot found after small plane crashes near Boynton Beach Inlet

Brady, Gronkowski recreate 'Bad Boy for Life' victory video

Workshops scheduled for State Road 7 extension project

Gov. DeSantis gives COVID-19 update in Jacksonville

St. Lucie County detectives need help identifying body found in November

Small plane found after crashing near Boynton Beach Inlet

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  Biden administration brings hope to Palm Beach County educators

  Coast Guard searches for small plane after report of crash

Paddleboarder captures video of encounter with 14-ft. shark

  Cirque Italia traveling Water Circus visits West Palm Beach

  Buccaneers beat Packers, headed home for Super Bowl

State’s deaths increase by 129, lowest in 2 weeks; cases drop under 10K to 9,535

  Bucs can become first team to play Super Bowl at home

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one win away from being the first team to host a Super Bowl.

Fort Pierce man explains decision to trespass during Capitol riot

A Fort Pierce man accused of being a member of the rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. earlier this month is facing federal charges.

100th birthday celebration held for WWII veteran

A World War II veteran got quite the surprise for his 100th birthday.

Volunteers with veterans' organization improve Delray Beach children's garden

Volunteers with Unified Dream Foundation, a veteran-owned nonprofit organization based in Royal Palm Beach, helped improve the Delray Beach Children's Garden.

28-acre outdoor park opens for residents to enjoy

Daily first-time positivity rates plunge: State to 6.54%, Palm Beach County to 5.88%

Komen handing out shirts today to Race For the Cure participants

Broward Co. beating, carjacking suspect arrested in Port St. Lucie

Man faces federal charges for participating in Capitol riot

Fla. teen sentenced for killing mom during fight over grades

Coronavirus forces changes to spring training in Florida

Spring training for Major League Baseball will have a different look this year in Florida.

19 Haitian nationals arrested near Boynton Beach

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 19 Haitian nationals were arrested near Boynton Beach in a maritime smuggling event.

Seniors wait in sun for hours to get vaccine in West Delray

Some seniors waiting in line outside in the sun at a distribution site in southern Palm Beach County fainted and had to be taken to the hospital Friday.

Frustration grows as Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments fill

The next opportunity to book an appointment is Wednesday.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Hank Aaron found life after baseball in West Palm Beach

Hank Aaron is almost as synonymous with West Palm Beach as he is with Atlanta, where he played for the Braves.

Port St. Lucie police introduce newest K9 team

The Port St. Lucie Police Department introduced their newest K9 team on Friday, K9 Handler Officer Michael Bianco and K9 Ciro.

Florida leads nation in COVID-19 variant cases

Florida leads the nation when it comes to the new, more contagious COVID-19 variant.

State’s residents’ deaths rise by 272, just 4 from record; cases up 13,719

Florida's coronavirus deaths rose by 272, just 4 from the record on Aug. 11, with the total toll of residents passing 25,000, as cases rose by 13,719, less than 1,000 more day before. Total daily tests: 131,117. Daily first-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 12.37%, Palm Beach County to 10.92.

7 rescued by Coast Guard after boat collision off Fort Pierce

The Coast Guard said they rescued seven people after two boats collided off of Fort Pierce.

Home health workers not included in 1st wave of vaccines

Some workers who provide care for patients who live at home are not eligible under the state's current plan.

Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes Florida will receive more COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he hopes the state will soon receive more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through new efforts from the Biden Administration.

Trump administration gives Medicaid gift to Florida

Former President Donald Trump's administration gave Florida’s health-care system one last parting gift before he left office Wednesday to return to his adopted home state.

Florida's unemployment rate down slightly in December to 6.1%

Florida's unemployment rate dropped slightly in December to 6.1%, new figures released on Friday show.

Group proposes animal sheltering for St. Lucie County

The City of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County could be one step closer to getting a fresh start in serving the homeless animals.

Free crash course on how to run for political office

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has created a free virtual class educating residents on how to run for political office.

Liam Neeson could turn to different kind of gun

Liam Neeson could trade in action movies to get 'Naked' instead

Florida set to release December unemployment report

Florida's unemployment rate was 6.4% in November, remaining unchanged from the month before, according to state figures.

Frustration grows as Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments fill

The next opportunity to book an appointment is Wednesday.

Hobe Heights residents still waiting for financial help after flooding

Several Hobe Sound residents are frustrated they have yet to receive any money to help with their damaged homes

Palm Beach County holds virtual COVID-19 vaccine town hall

Palm Beach County and community health partners are holding a town hall with an insightful open dialogue of questions and answers.

  Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

The 10 executive orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing.

Car wash operators find alternate route to drive sales

Car wash operators report acceleration in business as customer demands evolve.

Secret Service agent speaks about protecting a president after White House

Former Secret Service agent Tim Miller speaks with Contact 5 about the challenges of protecting a former president.

Experts predict challenging legal battle for Rebekah Jones

Former state employee Rebekah Jones is likely to face a challenging legal battle, experts say.

Palm Beach State College honors those who promote equality

Palm Beach State College on Thursday held a virtual awards ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Underserved Palm Beach Co. seniors struggle to get COVID vaccine

One of many obstacles in controlling the pandemic is how to provide vaccine shots to underserved and low-income areas.

  Only Florida residents can get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Sunshine State

Starting on Thursday, only Florida residents will be allowed to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Sunshine State.

Police: Man threatened to blow up Florida Capitol

A Tallahassee man was arrested after he threatened to blow up the Florida Capitol, police say.

How will Biden Administration impact immigration policies?

On day one, President Joe Biden initiated the reversal of immigration measures and moved to strengthen the deferred action for childhood arrivals.

State’s deaths rise by 161, toll including nonresidents passes 25,000; cases up 12,873

Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 12,873, including Palm Beach County passing 100,000, as deaths increased by 161 and the toll including nonresidents passed 25,000. Total daily tests: 176,768. Daily first-time positivity rates drop: Florida to 8.54%, Palm Beach County to 7.79%.

Judge: Water ski park can't be built in West Boynton Beach

Residents of a neighborhood in West Boynton Beach are celebrating after a judge ruled Thursday a water ski park cannot be built at a lake constructed in the area.

Will Trump try to form his own political party?

If former President Donald Trump is looking to make a comeback in 2024, it may not be as a Republican.

Will Palm Beach County become new epicenter of Republican politics?

Palm Beach County has always been a hot bed for politics, but now many people question what the area will look like with a past president residing here.

Catholic schools now require COVID-19 test after air travel

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach have revised their coronavirus plan for the spring.

  Cruise line requires passengers to get COVID vaccine

Saga Cruise Lines announced passengers must be fully vaccinated, meaning they've received both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before their departure.

  Suspect caught on camera hitting Florida deputy with stolen car

A helicopter belonging to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department caught the moment that a suspect hit a deputy with a stolen vehicle.

Whale shark spotted near Stuart Beach

A rare sighting off the coast of Stuart Beach caused a stir Wednesday morning.

Boynton Aerospace Science Academy named finalist in FAA's challenge

Boynton Beach Community High School students are one step closer to winning a worldwide competition.

  Traveling Italian water circus comes to West Palm Beach

The first-ever traveling Italian water circus is now in Palm Beach County.

  Trump commutes West Palm Beach eye doctor’s prison term

Convicted of bilking $73 million, Dr. Salomon Melgen's freedom is now imminent .

  Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

School District of Palm Beach County goes virtual for HBCU college tours

Some Palm Beach County high school students are taking their college tours virtually.

  Fort Pierce woman loses $2,000 in stimulus check scam

As stimulus checks go out to millions of Americans, scams to steal them from residents are popping up.

Historic Boynton Beach museum inspires young minds

There is a special place in Boynton Beach that helps to foster the joy of discovery in local children.

Boca Raton women hold small gathering to celebrate inauguration

Inside a Boca Raton home you’ll find women from different backgrounds, educators, lawyers even medical professionals and they all have one thing in common— celebrating unity.

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executive orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.

  Kamala Harris’ inauguration inspires young girls to stay ambitious

Many Americans watching today's Inauguration saw themselves reflected in the new Vice President, including Brianna Dwyer, a senior at Inlet Grove High School in Palm Beach County.

  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.

Kamala Harris' inauguration inspires young girls to lead

Many Americans watching today's Inauguration saw themselves reflected in the new Vice President, including Brianna Dwyer, a senior at Inlet Grove High School in Palm Beach County.

What will a new president mean for Florida's COVID-19 fight?

What will the nation’s new leader mean for Florida’s fight against COVID-19? President Joe Biden has promised to vaccinate 100-million people in his first 100 days. While some have cheered the goal, others are worried about what comes next.

Dept. of Health: Beware of fake sites offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is warning residents of fake sites offering appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health director: No plan, only 'strategies' for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County never created a plan for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in a county of nearly 1.5 million people, instead relying on what the department's director says is "strategies."

Sheriff: Woman drove around with man's body for 10 days

Detectives have arrested a woman in connection with this year's first homicide on the Treasure Coast.

State’s cases rise by 11,914, passing 1.6 million infections; deaths climb by 142

Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 11,914 with total infections passing 1.6 million, taking 8 days to rise 100,000, as deaths increased by 142, which was 20 less than the day before. Total daily tests: 129,412. Daily first-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 10.73%, Palm Beach County to 10.39%

Hospitalized child receives uplifting visit from church

A 7-year-old girl currently hospitalized after a severe car crash last year received a special visit from a caring community.

Trump waves to supporters along Southern Boulevard

It’s about a 12-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport to Mar-a-Lago. On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump's motorcade slowed down that drive as he waved at his supporters along Southern Boulevard.

  Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in a Washington on edge, two weeks after rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump besieged the Capitol.