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  At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Authorities urged residents of several small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas to leave their homes as rivers and streams rose.

Free workshop in Palm Beach Gardens regarding custody, child support

Doctor says young children with hepatitis A may show few symptoms

First cryptocurrency cafe in US opens on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute researches ‘promising’ triple-negative breast cancer treatment

Local scientist says brown seaweed on beaches can be harmful

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

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Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

Two Vero Beach men suspected of several home burglaries, police say

Police: Lake Worth Middle School teacher molested player on traveling team

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Andrea, 1st named storm of Atlantic season, downgraded to depression

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw talks about immigration controversy

It is not going to happen, but it looked like it might for a few days last week. Thousands of undocumented immigrants will not be resettled from the U.S.-Mexico border to our community after a huge outcry from local leaders.

Police seek public’s help in identifying theft suspect

The Port St. Lucie Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying one of two female suspects that were caught on surveillance video stealing from a thrift store.

Area diners split on hepatitis A case in food industry

The number of hepatitis A cases in Florida have reached 1220. That’s higher than the number of cases in the last five years, 1175 confirmed cases.

Body recovered from the water at Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach

Police said they have recovered a body following a large-scale search Tuesday morning at Palm Harbor Marina, located at 300 North Flagler Dr. in downtown West Palm Beach.

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

CHOPPER 5 VIDEO: Vehicle engulfed by flames along Powerline Road in Boca Raton

West Palm Beach restaurant worker tests positive for hepatitis A

Precautionary boil water notice issued in St. Lucie West

And the winner of the ‘Game of Thrones’ is ...

‘Baby Shark’ could help save lives, as middle schoolers learn to perform CPR to song

The catchy and popular tune “Baby Shark” helped make sure the students' chest compressions stayed on beat.

Trump administration rejects subpoena for tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter that he will not comply with a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal for six years of Trump's tax returns because the request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

Delray Beach man among 9 arrested in statewide human trafficking bust

Authorities say nine people, including a Delray Beach man, have been arrested in a statewide human trafficking investigation.

Law enforcement leaders in Palm Beach County “strongly oppose” immigrant relocation plan

Top members of law enforcement agencies across Palm Beach County are expressing their concerns with a controversial new plan to relocate hundreds of illegal migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

  Missouri’s GOP-led legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

Deputy injured in shooting in Palm Beach Gardens; suspect dead

A deputy is recovering after being shot and an MS-13 gang member was shot and killed by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies during a Palm Beach County Narcotic Task Force operation in Palm Beach Gardens, according to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

Boynton Beach restaurant evacuated, bomb squad blames thermometer

A popular Boynton Beach restaurant was evacuated as a bomb squad searched for a suspicious item. Turns out it was just a thermometer with a low battery.

Shooting investigation in Fort Pierce, gunman on the run

Fort Pierce police are searching for the gunman involved in a shooting Thursday afternoon.

FBI, U.S. Marshals involved in capture of Palm Beach County murder, arson suspects

Three fugitives are now under arrest, accused of murdering a man and burning his body in the trunk of a car in Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue employees file lawsuit over Facebook posts

Two fire rescue captains are suing Palm Beach County over Facebook posts.

  Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died

Grumpy Cat, the iconic cranky-looking feline, died Tuesday, according to the cat’s official Twitter account.

Facebook, Tweet and Insta for royalty: The queen is hiring a social media manager

What would it pay to work for the royal family? This position pays an annual salary of about £30,000, which equals a little more than $38,000, depending on your experience.

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

  Taco Bell-themed hotel to open for 3 nights in August

The fast-food chain says everything will be Taco Bell-themed, from the room decor to the breakfast menu to pool floaties shaped like hot sauce packets.

Tattoo ink recalled for bacterial contamination concerns

Inks contaminated with microorganisms may cause infection and serious health issues when introduced to the skin, including scarring.

Unwanted: Grenade found in Florida Goodwill store’s donation bin

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said workers found the grenade in a donation bin Wednesday afternoon and called 911.

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

2 people hurt in Fort Pierce shooting

The Fort Pierce Police Department said two people were wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening.

March promoting state education reform goes through Stuart

The battle over teacher pay, testing and other education-related issues with Tallahassee took to the streets of Stuart Wednesday with a grassroots effort to get state legislators’ attention.

Firefighters rescue kitten trapped under SUV

A very unique rescue! That's what Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said on a post on their Facebook page.

Student arrested for bringing pellet gun to school was using it for protection, say police

A Jupiter Farms family is hoping to reunite with their teenage son who was arrested after he was found with a pellet gun in his backpack at Jupiter Community High School.

  Florida woman confronts suspected porch pirate, records encounter

She said packages started vanishing from her apartment complex, so she started keeping an eye out.

Florida man slaps sleeping girlfriend with cheeseburger, deputies say

Deputies arrested 30-year-old Kyle Jamison Jones on May 4 and charged with battery.

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

The law makes performing an abortion in Alabama at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother’s health is in danger. There's no exception for rape or incest.

  Just-released video shows man being pushed off Las Vegas bus a month before his death

Police in Las Vegas are looking for witnesses after a woman was allegedly seen on video pushing a man from a public bus onto the street and to his death, according to a report.

Students in Colorado shooting face murder, other charges

The charges were filed on the same day a memorial service was scheduled for Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old student who was killed while trying to stop the May 7 attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, which is not far from the scene of the 1999 Columbine massacre.

South Florida family fights for changes following daughter’s kidnapping, murder in Ohio

A South Florida family is determined to see changes made after their daughter was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in 2017.

Police: Woman admits robbing Boca Raton bank

Just three days after a bank robbery in Boca Raton, police say a suspect is in custody.

FCC to propose rules blocking robocalls

The FCC proposes new rules that would allow phone companies to block robocalls before they reach customers.

Former West Palm Beach mayor calls replacing police chief a ‘travesty’

What had been rumored for more than a month is now official: new West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James intends to replace Police Chief Sarah Mooney with former Fort Lauderdale top cop, Frank Adderley.

Best Friends Animal Society meets with rescue groups to help Humane Society of St. Lucie County

How can they get back on track?

Greenacres man arrested in 2017 West Palm Beach homicide

A suspect was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to a 2017 homicide in West Palm Beach, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.

  Florida trooper leaps onto median wall to escape skidding vehicle

Dashcam video shows a car nearly crushing a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on the side of the highway.

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  Former manager charged with abuse of Marvel’s Stan Lee

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mogul.

Florida governor says Russians accessed 2 voting databases

Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday.

Isabella Hellmann: Delray Beach woman missing at sea presumed dead, court rules

A judge has issued rulings on the estate of a woman missing at sea.

Undercover group claims Indian River County farm abused, killed animals

The animal cruelty investigative group, Animal Recovery Mission, announced the results of an undercover investigation into an Indian River County farm on Tuesday.

  Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Next-day delivery, which will require a minimum order of $35, will be available in Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas on Tuesday. In coming days, it will expand to southern California. The discounter plans to roll out the service to 75% of the U.S. population by year-end.

Algae on minds of Martin County leaders, residents as wet season approaches

Any green in the water at Sunset Estates Marina right now is just a reflection of a bright-green boat, but that wasn’t the case in summer 2018.

West Palm Beach mayor reassigns current police chief, announces replacement

The city of West Palm Beach and Mayor Keith James announced big changes within the police department Tuesday morning.

Mr. Ratburn from ‘Arthur’ comes out as gay and gets married on season premiere of PBS Kids show

The 22nd season of the PBS show kicks off with a memorable episode.

Tiger Woods sued after employee dies in car crash

The lawsuit, brought by Nicholas Immesberger’s parents, said Immesberger finished his shift at 3 p.m., sat at the bar drinking and died in a single-car accident about 6 p.m.

  Disney takes over Hulu in deal with Comcast

Disney may bundle Hulu with its upcoming kids-focused streaming service, Disney Plus, and its sports service, ESPN Plus, executives said last week.

  WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel's NSO Group, and WhatsApp all but confirmed the identification, describing hackers as "a private company that has been known to work with governments to deliver spyware."

Single mother, teen son get new house from Habitat for Humanity

A single mother and her 14-year-old son were handed the keys to their brand new house in Delray Beach Monday.

Local gardens participating in National Public Gardens Week

This week is National Public Gardens Week, a time to highlight the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens and their importance to the community.

Fort Pierce police chief lays out needs from city leaders to reduce turnover at police department

High police officer turnover remains a big concern for Fort Pierce city leaders and police leadership.

Judge: Kraft’s prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video

Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in massage parlor sex, a judge ruled Monday, striking a serious blow to their case charging him with soliciting prostitutes.

Get paid to live on a luxury yacht: How does $1,300 a week sound?

The luxury shopping marketplace and concierge service is hiring a yacht reviewer. You’ll spend a week living on a yacht and create a detailed report of everything you experience.

  Mineral sunscreens touted as healthier, more environmentally friendly alternatives to typical sunscreens

If you’re looking for an alternative to common sunscreens this summer, environmental groups say look no further than mineral sunscreens.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

  ‘I’d rather go to jail than go back home’: Florida man drives 100 mph down interstate while standing through sunroof

The Florida Highway Patrol pulled over 70-year-old Leonard Olsen after he was veering from lane to lane, sometimes driving over 100 mph.

Florida woman missing for 6 years found in freezer inside scrap warehouse

Lacey’s father told the Sun Sentinel he hadn’t heard from her since Thanksgiving 2013.

  Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

Want to get top dollar for your home this spring? Or are you looking to buy your first home? NerdWallet gives tips for those on both sides of the equation.