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Local students kept home after model UN trip, where Chinese student fell ill

The Benjamin School is taking precautions after 30 high school students along with three teachers attending a Yale Model United Nations in Connecticut may have been exposed to a student from China who had become ill with the flu.

Increasing concerns over students vaping

State fights attempt to reconsider ex-cop's 25-year sentence

Changes coming to S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach

Police: 5 women robbed at gunpoint in Delray Beach

Last Holy Cross rower hurt in Florida crash out of hospital

News Literacy Week: Students report the news

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Super Bowl Experience opens Wednesday on Miami Beach

Concern over possible changes in disabilities program

US says US Army plane crashed in Afghanistan

Ex-Marine pleads not guilty to trespassing at PBIA

FOX 29′s Mike Trim helps school celebrate Literacy Week

Race for the Cure raises more than $500,000

Driver dies after crash near Palm Beach/Martin Co. line

The incident happened Sunday around 5:16 p.m.

21-year-old driver killed in central Palm Beach Co. crash

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a 21-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in suburban West Palm Beach.

West Palm man gets 22 years, sold drugs in fatal overdose

A West Palm Beach man who pleaded guilty to selling a fatal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Quadruplets born at St. Mary's return 13 years late

The first set of quadruplets born at St. Mary's Medical Center are giving thanks and looking to give back.

  Billie Eilish wins big at Grammys as music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Vanilla Ice unveils restored 5.0 Mustang from 'Ice Ice Baby'

  Palm Beach Zoo accepting bids for two Super Bowl tickets

Martin Co. deputies investigating suspicious death of a man

Super Bowl tailgating 101

Car fire extinguished in Boca Raton on Saturday

Coco Gauff’s Grand Slam run ends against Kenin in 4th round of Australian Open

The 15-year-old Gauff took out defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round and seven-time major winner Venus Williams in the first.

Cub Scouts learn about solar power from FPL, earn patches

Forty South Florida Cub Scouts learned about solar energy and earned the first ever FPL Solar patches on Saturday during a special program with Florida Power and Light Company.

Doctor offers advice on getting screened for breast cancer

Dr. Courtney Hoey gives advice on getting screened.

80 reptiles caught in Miami Super Bowl Burmese python hunt

The game’s organizing committee promoted the Python Bowl, a 10-day contest for hunters who kill the most and biggest of these invasive snakes.

Woman dies in crash when motorcycle tire blows out

A 31-year-old woman died Friday night on I-95 when the rear tire on the motorcycle she was a passenger on blew out and caused a crash.

Thousands participate in the Race for the Cure

More than 15,000 people participated in the 2020 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday in downtown West Palm Beach.

Deputy critically injured while assisting crash victim

A Martin County Sheriff's Deputy is in critical condition after a crash early Saturday morning.

  Florida man turns $500K home into technicolor nightmare

Paint is splattered all over the house, the roof, the trees, the lawn and even the mailbox.

Uber, International Rescue Committee team up to recognize and report sex trafficking

Uber and the International Rescue Committee teamed up to teach drivers how to recognize sex trafficking and report it.

Major security change at South Florida church

One of the largest churches in South Florida is announcing a major security change to help keep you and your family safe.

Riviera Beach man creates special magnet for Super Bowl LIV

A former Palm Beach County student athlete turned entrepreneur is taking his talents to this year’s Super Bowl.

The Weiss School students recognized by Rep. Mast

Some grade school students are being honored for helping space agencies accomplish missions.

Super Bowl LIV events across Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast

Super Bowl LIV is a little more than a week away and South Florida is lighting up with anticipation.

Groups respond to homeless increase at John Prince Park

John Prince Park is meant to be a place for families but has also become a home base for approximately 125 homeless people, up 28-percent from the summer. It’s catching the attention and visitors and the people who want to help.

40 tickets written to drivers blocking intersection in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach police have written 40 tickets in two days to drivers who have blocked the intersection at Gateway Boulevard and High Ridge Road.

PBSO: Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run crash

Steven Munoz Escobar was in court Friday morning.

Man accused of pointing laser at MCSO helicopter

Investigators say the laser was attached to an AR-15.

Missing Riviera Beach teen located safely

UPDATE: Riviera Beach police says Deajah Jones has been located safely.

Brightline promotes mental health, offers free haircuts

A new effort is working to stop suicide and promote mental health awareness.

West Palm police roll out crime-fighting unit: G.H.O.S.T.

High-crime rates are a difficult statistic for any city to face head on.

Coco Gauff beats champ Osaka at Australian Open

Delray Beach-native Coco Gauff has beaten defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Vero Beach police release crash report that killed sophomore rower, injured 11

Police in Vero Beach today released the crash report that appears to point the finger at the crew team’s coach, who was driving the van to a rowing practice.

Escaped prisoner caught in Indian River County

A prisoner who escaped the Okeechobee Correctional Institution Work Camp on Thursday was caught Friday morning in Indian River County.

  Super Bowl attendees head north for accommodations

With less than two weeks until Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, real estate agents say visitors are heading north for places to stay after prices have skyrocketed closer to Hard Rock Stadium.

UPDATE: Railroad gate problem fixed in downtown West Palm Beach

A problem with railroad gates in downtown West Palm Beach that's causing major delays on the evening commute has been fixed, police say.

VIDEO: Search for car burglary suspect in Martin County

The Martin County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers to keep their car doors locked after a dozen vehicle burglaries were reported in the Martin Meadows community.

Sheriff: Deputy shot 14-year-old who stole vehicle, rammed patrol car

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating a deputy-involved shooting Thursday in which a 14-year-old suspect was shot after ramming a deputy's patrol car.

  Kindergartner left behind in Florida classroom

A 6-year-old daughter girl was left behind inside her kindergarten classroom. Her father noticed she was missing when she didn't get off the school bus.

Ultima Fitness closing in Wellington

Ultima Fitness in Wellington will close down as of 5 p.m. Friday, the gym tells WPTV.

Literacy Coalition gets $10,000 grant

It's National Reading Day and WPTV is making sure the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is able to help every child and adult become a reader.

  Doomsday Clock: It’s closer to midnight than it’s ever been

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists updated the Doomsday Clock Thursday, moving it to 100 seconds before midnight. It had held at 11:58 since 2018.

Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail.

Powder found at courthouse not hazardous

Officials say they were investigating an unknown substance.

Palm Beach County’s Choice Program deadline is Friday

Time is running out if you want your child to participate in one of the Palm Beach County School District’s School Choice Programs next school year.

Overcrowded Jupiter High School to get 26 modular classrooms

The Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved plans to deal with growing attendance Jupiter High School that is already overcapacity.

Rod Stewart, son plead not guilty to simple battery charges in Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rock singer Rod Stewart and his son Sean pleaded not guilty to simple battery charges stemming from an altercation at The Breakers on New Year's Eve.

  Local health officials keeping their eye on coronavirus

At Palm Beach International Airport you’ll find Kayla Cooper taking extra precautions to keep her kids healthy.

Jupiter diner hosts national morning show

The Lighthouse Diner hosted Todd Piro of Fox and Friends.

Affordable housing increasing in Rivera Beach

Studies show the cost of living in Palm Beach County is higher than the national average. Riviera Beach officials say affordable housing is a national issue and cities either have to be reactive or proactive about the problem.

Fate of the old Vero Beach power plant up for debate

The city of Vero Beach sold its electric utility to Florida Power and Light last year. So, this year, the question is what should be done with the city's old power plant?

Snow in Florida? Viewers capture videos that appear to be flurries; is actually graupel

Some people thought flurries were falling.

Riviera Beach announces 2 finalists for police chief

They are Nathan Osgood and Tonya Chapman.

Deadly shooting near Lake Park shopping plaza

Palm Beach County detectives are investigating a deadly shooting near a shopping plaza in Lake Park on Wednesday.

Students can rename the Martin County Golf Course

As renovations begin at the Martin County Golf Course, Martin County Parks and Recreation staff is inviting students to participate in a naming contest.

Police: Lighter that looked like gun used to steal car

Police say a suspect was arrested in Riviera Beach after the driver of a Mercedes Benz was carjacked in downtown West Palm Beach overnight Wednesday.

School breakfast cart program expands across South Florida

GENYOUth, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating healthier school communities, has partnered with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, Florida Power & Light Company, and the Dairy Council of Florida to provide a Grab and Go Breakfast Cart to fourteen high schools in Broward County.

Fort Pierce still searching for new animal shelter operator

The city of Fort Pierce is still facing challenges moving forward from its past relationship with the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.

Jupiter's 'PURE' campaign seeks to reduce single-use plastic

A campaign in Jupiter is urging the public to eliminate single-use plastic.

Teen arrested in Port St. Lucie attempted murder/robbery

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with home invasion robbery and attempted felony murder following a violent robbery inside a Port St. Lucie home on Sunday.

Port St. Lucie renews Humane Society partnership

The Humane Society of St. Lucie County is getting a second chance with the City of Port St. Lucie.

Man killed at Lake Worth Beach gas station; Suspect arrested

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested a 60-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday night at a Lake Worth Beach gas station.

Riviera Beach police cruiser struck by hit-and-run driver

An Riviera Beach police officer in a marked patrol cruiser was involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday.

Man saves driver having stroke on I-95

Jose Klatter was on his way home when he saw a car speeding, swerving and slamming into the middle of the road.

Local businesses benefiting from the Super Bowl

Some South Florida businesses will be featured during tailgating festivities for the upcoming Super Bowl.

Dozens of gunshots fired in Riviera Beach

A dog was critically injured Tuesday night after dozens of gunshots were fired in Riviera Beach, police say.

Elite Airways to continue flying out of Vero Beach

Council and airline agree to 3 year-deal.

Vero neighbors flock together to protect family of ducks

This is no ordinary duck tale. There's somewhat of a neighborhood watch forming in Vero Beach, made up of residents flocking together to protect a family of ducks.

Bahamian man accused in Palm Beach smuggling operation appears in court

A Bahamian national accused of running a smuggling operation that was busted last week on Palm Beach made his initial appearance Tuesday morning in federal court.