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Palm Beach County

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  • Palm Beach County man pays price for pointing laser at plane

    Michael Fischer was fooling around with a laser pointer in a friend's backyard late one night when he heard the roar of a plane overhead. Not thinking anything of it, he turned the $5 device upward. He aimed at the light coming from the aircraft and held...
  • Goodman set to appeal judge's decision to keep blood evidence

    John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial may be delayed further than an October court date, even after another major defeat for his defense team this week. The Wellington polo executive, charged in the Feb. 12, 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, will...
  • Single-member districts don't make much sense

    Education issues never have been so controversial and important. Yet here I am, stuck on the sidelines with hundreds of thousands of Palm Beach County residents. Four of our seven school board seats are up for election in the Aug, 26 primary. Many...
  • Construction hiring up in Broward and Palm Beach counties

    With housing projects taking off, Palm Beach County added 2,700 construction jobs in June, 10 percent more than the sme month last year, the Associated General Contractors reported this week. Broward County added 4,200 construction jobs in June, a 13...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • Boxer, port commissioner challenge Alcee Hastings

    A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades. District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...
  • Apartment rents rising as demand heats up

    Apartment rents rising as demand heats up
    Apartment rents are a risin', driven higher by strong demand from former homeowners and young professionals who have a new lease on life. Broward County's average monthly rental rate at the end of the second quarter was $1,283, a 4.5 percent increase...
  • Report finds flaws in Broward special ed services

    Many special needs students in Broward County must endure long bus rides to schools with large classes and poorly trained teachers, according to a School District-commissioned report. The 456-page review details numerous weaknesses with the district's...
  • Foreclosure filings decline in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Foreclosure filings decline in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    The number of home foreclosures filed in Broward and Palm Beach counties fell in June, signaling that the housing market continues to climb out of the abyss. Palm Beach County recorded 238 new cases last month, compared with 1,313 in June 2013,...
  • Shameful record on helping students with special needs

    Florida schools are failing students with special needs. At far too many public schools and private charter schools, support for children with physical, mental and emotional challenges remains inadequate or nonexistent. It's been this way for years....
  • Sports briefs

    Appointment ADT Chief Executive Naren Gursahaney was appointed to the board of directors of NextEra Energy, the parent of Florida Power & Light Co. said Friday. Gursahaney has been president and CEO of The ADT Corp., a provider of electronic security...