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17 min ago | WPBF
A new report from a Washington DC based firm finds downtown West Palm Beach is pedestrian friendly, but has room for improvement. The study, released Tuesday to the Downtown Development Authority, is nearly a year in the making after city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck spent four days in town last November collecting data.
1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times
The bay area's economic output - the metro version of the country's gross domestic product - rose 2.3 percent last year, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's down from Tampa Bay's bounceback year of 2012 when its economy grew by 3.2 percent.
5 hrs ago | WPBF
West Palm Beach police said 20-year-old Rose Duclair came out of the Citi Trends store on Military Trail Saturday carrying a shopping bag, just moments before an officer smashed her car window to rescue her hysterical baby. Reporter Terri Parker spoke to the mother about the incident.
5 hrs ago | WPBF
Two people were injured Monday night in a shooting on an on ramp to Interstate 95 south, authorities said. An investigation is underway.
5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
In case you didn't know, your local library in West Palm Beach has more to offer than just books, magazines, audio tapes and DVDs. You can also get a GO GREEN, SAVE GREEN Adult Sustainability Kit for your home or workplace.
6 hrs ago | Local10.com
The sister of a South Florida girl who died while in the custody of their adoptive parents has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Miami-Dade County court on behalf of the 11-year-old girl referred to as "J.B.," claims negligence on the part of the agency and three of its workers who were in charge of checking on the Barahona family.
8 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will speak at Saturday night's Palm Beach County Democratic Party fundraising dinner during a weekend in which he's expected to campaign in Florida with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist . Crist's schedule hasn't been announced, though local Dems are hoping he visits their Truman Kennedy Johnson Dinner at the West Palm Beach Marriott.
The retrial of Wellington polo mogul John Goodman on a DUI manslaughter charge will be heard by a jury chosen outside of Palm Beach County. Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath decided last week that jurors will be chosen beginning Oct. 6 in either Tampa or Jacksonville.
"It's hard to just wake up and just realize he's not here sometimes. I think he's going to be coming in, but he's not.
LIVE IN WEST PALM BEACH. WPBF 25 NEWS. TERRY, THANK YOU. NEW DOZENCE OF TREES CUT DOWN NEAR THE JUPITER WHITE HOUSE LEFT ON THE SHORE LINES.
For more than forty years, Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the U.S. have recognized the contributions of Hispanics to the fields of science, health, culture, politics and culture in their adopted land. And Palm Beach County is no exception.
Florida voters won't have their chance to fully legalize medical marijuana until Nov. 4, but business owners are already sweating. "The employers that are my clients are starting to ask questions about this law that is probably going to be on the books by the end of the year," said Angelo Filippi , director of the employment and labor law practice group of South Florida law firm Kelley Kronenberg.
A fully-accessorized teacup chihuahua gets a lift from her owner during the 2012 Pup Crawl in West Palm Beach. photo by J. Gwendolynne Berry West Palm Beach hosts the canine equivalent Sunday, September 28 as contestants put on the dog with outrageous fashions The " Tribute to the Troops Pup Crawl " will be a day devoted to pooches, with a fashion show, pet parade, and pet adoptions and even vaccinations.
The race for Florida governor is about to be a $40 million affair. And, with about eight weeks to go, expect that amount to double - or perhaps triple.
City commissioners hold a regular meeting at 5 p.m. today at commission chambers at City Hall, 401 Clematis St. At the meeting, the panel is scheduled to vote to authorize closing railroad crossings at Datura and Evernia streets for the new station for the "All Aboard Florida" rail route. Commissioners also had planned today to hold their second and final vote to establish, and fill, a 9-member outside governing board for their city-run charter school.
In a May 19, 2010 photo, a photo of Scott Wilson is attached to a bird house, part of a memorial next to the canal where he died in a car cash in Wellington, Fla. Wilson drowned after his car was allegedly hit and knocked into a canal by multimillionaire polo magnate John Goodman.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:30 pm
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