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Flood Advisory issued for southeastern Palm Beach County until 7:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a Flood Advisory for poor drainage areas of northern Broward County and southeastern Palm Beach County, effective until 7:45 p.m.

Locals say without $600 federal unemployment benefit it will be difficult to get by

CoreLife Eatery creates nearly 80 Palm Beach County jobs this summer

Roughly 150 sea turtle nests lost during Tropical Storm Isaias

Early voting underway this week in Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast

Young women's group fights against human trafficking, educates others

  State’s coronavirus cases rise 4,752, lowest since June; deaths up 73

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Florida governor calls some coronavirus test results ‘useless’

Man struck and killed by train in West Palm Beach

Florida's Agriculture Commissioner announces coronavirus campaign

Palm Beach County parents have extra week to complete questionnaire

Authorities rescue 3 people trapped in car after crash

Missing 9-month-old boy from Jacksonville found safe

Treasure Coast spared from major impacts of Isaias

The Treasure Coast has been spared from any major impacts caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

2 teens killed, 1 injured in Port St. Lucie crash

Two Port St. Lucie high school baseball players died in car car crash late Saturday night and one other baseball player is in the hospital, according to Port St. Lucie Police.

Juno Beach draws crowds despite closed pier

People came to Juno Beach to get a glimpse of the storm and the waves, but the well known pier was closed.

  Palm Beach County recap on Isaias

Mayor Dave Kerner said Sunday that Palm Beach County "got very lucky" as it was spared any serious impact caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

Tree branch snaps, takes down power line in West Palm Beach

St. Lucie County provides update on impact of Tropical Storm Isaias

  One-month lows: State’s coronavirus deaths rise by 62, cases up 7,104

FPL provides update on restoration efforts in response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias no longer expected to become hurricane, moves closer to South Florida

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

Isaias added to Florida price-gouging hotline

Attorney General Ashley Moody added Hurricane Isaias to the state’s price-gouging hotline operations on Friday.

Waves increase in Vero as Isaias approaches Florida coast

Waves and winds began to increase late Saturday night in Indian River County as Isaias started to approach the Florida coast.

  Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

Hurricane Isaias is ripping shingles off roofs and blowing over trees as it carves its way through the Bahamas and heads toward the Florida coast, where officials in Miami are closing beaches, marinas and parks.

Fort Pierce quadruplex fire displaces three families

Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a fire Saturday in Fort Pierce that displaced three families.

Kitesurfers ride the waves in Juno Beach

Kitesurfers were enjoying the last few minutes of sunlight Saturday evening ahead of Isaias' arrival to South Florida.

Beachgoers visit Delray Beach despite closures

Delray Beach closed their beaches ahead of Isaias but that did not stop people from still visiting to see the ocean and high waves.

County-by-county FPL power outages from Isaias

Isaias is heading toward South Florida, causing heavy rain and gusty winds. Here are the lastest power outages from the storm.

Suspect arrested in shooting of 3-year-old child

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old child in Lake Worth Beach.

DeSantis on Isaias: 'Don't be fooled by the downgrade'

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday that although Hurricane Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm, he warned that forecasters "do expect it to gain strength as the night goes on."

After sunny day, heavy rain and wind pick up on Stuart Beach

From sun bathers to wind surfers, dozens of people gathered at the beach in Stuart on Saturday to soak in the last few hours of sunshine before the effects of Hurricane Isaias started to be felt.

FHP: Man jumped onto hood of semi truck, beat on windshield for miles

A man is under evaluation at Wellington Regional Hospital after a bizarre altercation on the Florida Turnpike.

Free sandbags given out in Martin County

The Martin County Public Works Department gave away free sandbags at East Ridge Park in Hobe Sound on Saturday as Hurricane Isaias approached the state of Florida.

What's closed and where storm shelters are located

As Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida, here's what's closed and where the shelters are located.

County: Be honest when seeking shelter during storm

Honesty is key for those who seek shelter from Hurricane Isaias in Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach mayor: Avoid having hurricane parties

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James speaks exclusively with WPTV about the approaching storm.

FPL preps for Hurricane Isaias response

FPL provides an update on Hurricane Isaias.

  Florida passes 7,000 coronavirus deaths with rise of 179; cases under 10,000

Florida's coronavirus death toll passed 7,000 among residents as 179 new fatalities were reported and cases failed to reach five digits for one week, 9,642, and the positive testing rate passed 13 percent for the first time, the Florida Department of Health announced Saturday.

DeSantis warns to 'remain vigilant' as Isaias approaches Fla.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday that although Hurricane Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm, he warned that forecasters "do expect it to gain strength as the night goes on."

3 storm shelters to open in Indian River County

Indian River County officials said they will open storm shelters Saturday ahead of Hurricane Isaias.

  Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares

Officials in Florida said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade County beginning Friday night.

Residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Isaias

Palm Beach County residents were busy Friday stocking up on supplies and filling their gas tanks ahead of the hurricane.

3-year-old child shot in Lake Worth Beach

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating how a 3-year-old child was shot Friday afternoon.

Obesity contributing to COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths

In recent weeks, researchers and doctors have seen a trend: an increasing number of hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients who are overweight.

Embattled Delray Beach city manager fights back

Delray Beach's suspended city manager is fighting back and telling his side of the story, calling the allegations against him "false charges."

Boynton Beach woman wins scholarship after writing essay on racism

A Boynton Beach woman won a full tuition scholarship for an essay she wrote about racism in America.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

Palm Beach County residents prepare for Hurricane Isaias

Emergency management officials in Palm Beach County are telling everyone on Friday to take Hurricane Isaias seriously.

St. Lucie officials urge residents to prepare ahead of storm

St. Lucie County officials said Friday they will hold a news conference this evening regarding Hurricane Isaias.

American Red Cross prepares to respond to Isaias emergencies

The American Red Cross in West Palm Beach already has teams in the Bahamas and is mobilizing volunteers in South Florida to prepare for any impacts from Hurricane Isaias.

Delray Beach 'restaurant week' will span entire month of August

"Restaurant week" in Delray Beach always starts at the beginning of August, but this year the deals last the entire month.

Palm Beach County to open 4 shelters for Hurricane Isaias

Palm Beach County said Friday evening that due to track changes and storm intensity of Hurricane Isaias, four general population shelters and a pet-friendly shelter will open for residents that live in Evacuation Zone A.

Records unsealed in civil lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell

A trove of records unsealed Thursday night in a civil lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, the close friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, offers new insight into accusations against her and cast doubt on claims made by her attorney's at a recent court hearing.

President Trump gets briefed on Hurricane Isaias, coronavirus

President Donald Trump is making a quick visit to the Tampa Bay area on Friday as the state closely monitors Hurricane Isaias.

  Florida sets record again with 257 new coronavirus deaths; cases remain under 10,000

For the fourth day in a row, Florida increased its daily record for increased residents deaths by 4 to 257, including 96 in Miami-Dade County, as cases remained under five digits for six consecutive days, a U.S.-high 9,007, the Florida Department of Health announced Friday.

Florida-FSU rivalry shelved for first time ever

For the first time since the series began in 1958, the annual grudge match between Florida and Florida State won't be played this year.

State of emergency declared in Florida due to Hurricane Isaias

Calling it a "fluid situation," Gov. Ron DeSantis is urging Floridians on Friday to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Isaias, which could bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the east coast of the state this weekend.

Coronavirus preps costing local schools millions

School districts from Palm Beach to the Treasure Coast are spending millions on PPE and equipment for virtual learning while getting ready for the coming school year.

  Fort Pierce brewery opens doors despite order from the state

The doors at Pierced Ciderworks are open for business despite an order from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation banning the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption.

  Palm Beach County gets ready for Isaias

From South Florida to the Treasure Coast, many families and communities are staying prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias. Work is being done to help reduce any potential impact.

Local female leaders to hold virtual panel on racial justice

Local, state and federal leaders are coming together Friday for a virtual panel on racial injustice.

West Palm-area school will begin in-person classes next week

Berean Christian School near West Palm Beach will welcome students to the classroom on Aug. 5.

Dem strategists: Trump hurting himself on vote by mail

Democratic strategists believe President Trump’s rhetoric on voting by mail may end up hurting him in Florida.

  Deadline Friday for health care workers to apply for child care help

The deadline is Friday for first responders and health care workers with child care needs to apply for Florida's Emergency Personnel Child Care Scholarship Program.

  Stone Temple Pilots to perform debut album ‘Core’ live

The band will be performing their debut album “Core” on Nugs TV.

Entertainment venues seek assistance as closures continue

Bars and entertainment venues are seeking federal assistance as closures continue because of the pandemic.

Virtual learning still requires state health, immunization forms

Make sure you check that your child is up to date with health and immunization forms, as they are still needed for the school year -- even virtual learning.

New program launching to help renters avoid eviction

Another $1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. While rent payments are due again this weekend, there was some relief after the governor halted evictions again.

Here’s what kids will return to in Martin County schools

WFLX is getting a sneak peek at how Martin County schools will look when children return to campus next month.

Thousands of dollars in unclaimed funds in Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's office has released its annual list of unclaimed funds, which means thousands of dollars need to go back to the rightful owners.

St. Lucie County schools show off safety measures

St. Lucie County school leaders are showing families the new procedures that will be in place as the school year begins to protect students and staff from COVID-19.

Lake Worth Beach requests input on downtown parking survey

Lake Worth Beach is conducting a parking survey focused on downtown business owners and employees to better understand the needs of those working downtown.

Emergency shelters in St. Lucie County will not open ahead of Isaias

St. Lucie County officials say they're not planning to open emergency and special needs shelters in anticipation of Hurricane Isaias over the weekend.

Palm Beach Zoo protects animals ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

The Palm Beach Zoo is closed Thursday and Friday so crews can prepare the animals for any impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias.

PBSO: Day care provider arrested on child porn charges

A Palm Beach County man who runs a day care out of his home was caught with dozens of images of child pornography, authorities say.

Ghislaine Maxwell deposition release delayed until Monday

A federal judge has ordered the expected release of sealed records in a civil lawsuit involving longtime Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell delayed until Monday. The delay allows Maxwell just days to file an appeal in the case.

Florida breaks daily death record for 3rd day in row, 253; new cases again under 10,000

For the third day in a row, Florida broke the daily record for increased residents' deaths, 253, as cases have remained under five digits for five consecutive days, 9,956 – figures that were the second highest in the nation, the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday.

  Palm Beach Co. to fine businesses not following coronavirus regulations

Palm Beach County issued a new order to crack down on businesses not following COVID-19 rules and regulations.