BSO: Woman threatens man with baseball bat for cutting line at Wawa air pump
A Delray Beach woman faces a felony charge in Broward County after deputies said she wielded a baseball bat at a gas station and threatened a man with it after accusing him of cutting in line at its air pump, according to an arrest report released Friday.
Husband arrested after woman’s remains found in 3 suitcases in Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach
A 78-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife whose remains were found inside three suitcases last month that were found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach, authorities announced Thursday.
Videos showing woman’s violence aren’t enough for stabbing victim to get restraining order
A 65-year-old man said he has been in fear for his life since a woman used a knife to attack him on March 17 outside of his Hollywood home. He had walked outside to the parking garage after a fire alarm was activated.
‘His skin was melting’: BSO firefighter flown to JMH to continue recovery after I-95 inferno
A firefighter with Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue is continuing to recover from severe burns after he and his girlfriend were hurt in a massive inferno following a tanker truck crash on Interstate 95 this week.
South Florida man charged with COVID relief fraud
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Federal prosecutors say a Florida man tried to obtain about $1.5 million in coronavirus relief funds by filing false loan applications and by stealing the identifies of elderly victims. A federal grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday for Jeremie Saintvil, of Delray Beach. The indictment says Saintvil submitted nine fraudulent loan applications last year to nine different federally insured credit unions and banks on behalf of businesses that did not exist. Officials say Saintvil also opened accounts under the names of eight elderly victims in order to transfer the fraudulently obtained funds. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.
Woman missing for several weeks found naked in Delray Beach storm drain
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida woman is recovering in the hospital after she was found naked and stuck in a storm drain. Images show Delray Beach police and firefighters surrounding a storm drain near the intersection of Atlantic Blvd. “A passerby heard something coming from the storm drain,” said Dani Moschella with Delray Beach Fire Rescue. Delray Beach Fire’s Special Operations Team was able to remove the storm grate, lower down a ladder and hoist Kennedy up. “For her to say she was in the storm drain system for weeks is kind of hard to believe,” White said.
Kenny Chesney group helps install artificial reef in Florida
Chesneys No Shoes Reefs organization is helping to have an artificial reef installed off of Floridas Atlantic Coast. The organization and other marine groups donated and installed 13 reef balls on the ocean floor off of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Country music superstar Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Reefs organization is helping to install an artificial reef off of Florida's Atlantic coast. It will make up a 32-acre (13-hectare) underwater reef park known as No Shoes Reef 4. AdDelray Beach is located south of West Palm Beach.
Are you 65 or older? Here’s how to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine
“The Palm Beach County Health Department will administer vaccines to 300 residents of Kings Point, all of whom are age 65 and older,” DeSantis said. “Each county health department will be offering the vaccine in ways that best suit the needs of that particular community. So some county health departments will deploy teams to senior communities, like we see here in Palm Beach County,” he said. Those who receive the first dose of the vaccine will need to be in Broward County to receive the second dose of the vaccine 21 days later. The Cleveland Clinic Florida region will also be scheduling appointments for seniors 65 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Wednesday.
Grateful Delray Beach fire chief meets Coral Springs team who rescued him
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Delray Beach Fire Chief Keith Tomey said he was grateful for the team of heroes who recently rescued him when was suffering from chest pain at his home in Coral Springs. “I owe my life to these guys, Tomey said while meeting them again on Thursday for a gratitude dinner. Shaunte Reid, a 911 dispatcher, answered the call and sent Coral Springs Fire Department personnel from Station 71 to Tomey’s home. A medical team at the emergency care hospital performed surgery to treat the heart attack in progress. Dave Schneider, a fire captain for the Coral Springs Fire Department, said he was grateful that Tomey survived and was healthy enough to meet with them.
Adult, child extricated from SUV after it rolled over on I-95
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – An adult and child were extricated from an SUV Monday morning after the vehicle rolled over on Interstate 95 in Delray Beach. The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach Fire Rescue officials said both victims were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but the rainy weather is believed to have been a factor. Authorities warn drivers that rain is expected in the area all morning and urge people to drive with caution.
Blind dog falls into intracoastal, Delray Fire Rescue gets him out
A lab mix is rescued from the Delray Beach intracoastal waterway Saturday. DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A paddle boarder tried to rescue a vision-impaired lab mix after it fell into the intracoastal waterway Saturday morning. The dog, named Sam, was too heavy for the paddle boarder to rescue by himself, so the paddle-boarding neighbor called 911 for help. Full Screen 1 / 3 A lab mix is rescued from the Delray Beach intracoastal waterway Saturday. Delray Beach Fire Rescue from Station 112 showed up.
Study underway into hyperbaric treatment for Gulf War syndrome
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Joseph Gallagher was nearing the end of a 20-year career in the military when he was sent to lead U.S. Army troops in the first Gulf War. “Seven-hundred-thousand troops were in the Gulf War and as a result of their exposure and probably due to some genetic conditions, one-third of them have become ill and are ill to this day,” said Dr. Alison Bested, with Nova Southeastern University. The foundation recently joined forces with NSU to launch a study called The Hero’s Project to investigate the potential benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on chronic issues such as fatigue, pain and sleep difficulties related to Gulf War syndrome. With the support of The 22-Project, Gallagher has undergone several hyperbaric treatments. If proven to be beneficial, researchers hope the results of the study will lead to the approval of hyperbaric therapy for coverage by insurance.
Survival rates improving for metastatic breast cancer patients
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – It’s estimated that over 150,000 women in the United States have metastatic breast cancer, meaning the disease has spread outside the localized area of the breast. Fortunately, advances in treatment are helping these women live longer, fuller lives — people like Amelia Pullium, who was hit with a double-whammy diagnosis in 2019: she had breast cancer and it had spread. Dr. Zeina Nahleh with the Cleveland Clinic Weston said survival rates for patients with metastatic disease are improving. In fact, it is a chronic disease where patients can live with breast cancer many years and receive treatment in collaboration with their oncology team,” Nahleh said. It’s estimated that 6-10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have late-stage disease which has spread to other organs, typically the bone, lung, brain and liver.
Lightning strikes home on Lucky Lane
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A stormy Friday left a family homeless in Palm Beach County. According to Delray Beach Fire Rescue personnel, lightning struck a home near the intersection of Lucky Lane and Southridge Road. Firefighters said no one was injured, but the structure isn’t safe. The lightning strike caused electrical damage and charring to the roof and attic.
Man lucky to be alive after metal crashes through windshield on I-95
That’s what happened to Eduardo Rivera on Tuesday and he believe’s it’s a miracle he’s alive. Rivera said he was driving home from work on Interstate 95 in Delray Beach when a flatbed tow truck pulled in front of him. Stunned and still unsure of what had happened, Rivera pulled over. right on top of him and not one single piece of glass fell in his eyes. So at that speed it is pretty much a spear.”The driver of the tow truck did not stop and Florida Highway Patrol said they are still looking for the person.
Investigation continues into deadly shooting involving Florida Highway Patrol trooper in Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A police chase came to a crashing end in Delray Beach Tuesday night, but it wasn’t until shortly after that things turned deadly. The man police were chasing opened fire on Florida Highway Patrol troopers in pursuit, and they eventually fired back and killed him. “I’m in the house now, at the window, pow pow pow 4 shots,” he said. FHP said that trooper then tried to pull over the car, but it took off, eventually exiting at Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, before crashing. According to authorities, the man behind the wheel then got out and started shooting at the trooper, who returned fire.
Florida Highway Patrol trooper fatally shoots man after being fired upon in Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. Authorities swarmed a very active scene in Delray Beach following a police-involved shooting. Florida Highway Patrol investigators were quickly on scene following the shooting which involved a State Trooper. Investigators say the trooper attempted to pull over a man on the interstate when he drove off, crashing his SUV into a fence near Southwest 10th Avenue. That trooper fired back, ultimately killing the suspect behind a Delray Beach home. Authorities have not released the name of the trooper or the man he killed.
Boca Raton and Delray beaches give South Floridians a chance to return to the sand and surf
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Larisa Zhukova perhaps sums up the feeling best: “To take beaches away from a Floridian is like to cut a part of their body, because we are all here because of that.”Zhukova, who moved to Boca Raton from Russia, was enjoying the beach in Boca on Tuesday. Boca and Delray Beach, in Palm Beach County, reopened their beaches this week, while beaches further south in Broward and Miami-Dade counties remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The people soaking in their return to the sand say it has been a long time coming. Boca Raton was among the first communities to shut down its beaches amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Broward County has discussed possibly reopening its beaches May 26, the day after Memorial Day, but that hasn’t been finalized.
Family sets up tent outside hospital to be near woman in ICU
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida woman is fighting for her life after a personal watercraft accident on the water. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her family has to go to great lengths to be by her side. He said he and Kaitlin were taking turns with some friends riding a See Doo personal watercraft near Delray Beach on Sunday. Now though, she’s in the ICU and, because of COVID-19, her family, who live in Broward County, can’t even be by her side. "I’m just so thankful that in this storm of life we’ve been going through, that she’s a fighter, she’s going to pull through this and that she’s going to have a great story to tell," said Alexander.
Teens charged with arson, burglary in vacant train station fire
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Four teenagers have been charged with starting a massive fire Tuesday at a vacant train station. Delray Beach Fire Rescue responded to the structure fire shortly after 10:15 a.m. when a 911 caller reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the train station. The caller also described four young males running from the train station toward Atlantic Avenue. The train depot was constructed in 1927 and was used as train station until 1991. It was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1986, becoming one of six Delray Beach historic sites on the register.
Coco Gauff defeats University of Miami national champion at Delray Beach Open
In what was perhaps the most anticipated exhibition match in the history of the Delray Beach Open, Coco Gauff defeated Estela Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday night in her homecoming debut. There was plenty of support for her Saturday night on the main court at the Delray Beach Tennis Center -- the same facility where she grew up practicing. “The University of Miami, they’ve been my family for the last four years and if I’m here today, it’s because of them. Although there was plenty of fanfare for both players during the match, Gauff had, by far, the bigger following. After the match, Gauff was far from elusive, taking the time to sign autographs, pose for selfies and toss autographed tennis balls into the crowd of fans.
Man, 40, arrested for following teenage girl, spying on her in shower, police say
LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. – A 40-year-old man followed a 14-year-old girl from her dance practice Tuesday night in Palm Beach County to her home in Broward County -- where the girl’s relative found him spying on her through a bathroom window, police reported. The girl was taking a shower, according to the Lighthouse Point Police Department. A witness told deputies he chased away the man, officers later identified as Sean Shalev, who works for a cruise line. Shalev injured his arm during the chase, and officers reported he was hospitalized at the North Broward Medical Center. On Monday afternoon, Shalev was being held without bond at the Broward County main jail.
Woman struck by stray bullet during New Year’s Eve celebration in Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A woman was wounded by a stray bullet while taking part in a New Year’s Eve celebration in Delray Beach. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Northeast First Avenue near Old School Square. Delray Beach police spokesman Ted White said the woman was sitting down when she felt something hit her right leg. The woman was taken to a hospital to be treated and later released. White said the shooting is believed to be the result of celebratory gunfire.
Naked man stabbed dog multiple times in neck, police say
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A Delray Beach man was walking around naked after stabbing a dog multiple times in the neck, police said. According to a Delray Beach police report, Kimberly Armstrong, who rents a room at her Sherwood Boulevard home to Mizrach, was lying on her bed when she heard her dog Shiloh yelping for help. "Mizrach was walking around naked, which she found to be odd," Officer Arielle LeBlanc-Moriniere wrote in the arrest report. Shiloh had multiple cuts to the neck and was bleeding profusely when paramedics arrived. However, on his way to the police station, he told officers that "he did not mean for this to happen."
Domestic shooting leaves two dead, infant unharmed
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Authorities have recovered an infant unharmed from Delray Beach apartment where two people were found dead after reports of a possible domestic shooting. At around 8:20 a.m. the Delray Beach Police Department responded to a report of gunfire at a Village of Delray apartment at 693 Auburn Avenue in Delray Beach. DBPD SWAT officers were at the scene as initial reports suggested a barricade situation with an infant. Upon entering the apartment, SWAT officers confirmed that two adults were found dead and the infant was unharmed. Authorities are investigating the domestic disturbance as a possible murder-suicide.
Fugitive arrested in murder of Fort Lauderdale senior
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale police announced Friday that Michael Robert Schnitzerling, 29, of Delray Beach, has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting. Fort Lauderdale police officers at the scene had been alerted to the possibility of an additional victim inside, a statement read. After Fort Lauderdale SWAT entered the home, they discovered Bruce Salituri, 59, of Fort Lauderdale, already dead. "We eventually made entry into the residence where we found that individual deceased inside the residence," Fort Lauderdale Police Department spokeswoman Casey Liening said in September. Fort Lauderdale Homicide Unit detectives identified Schnitzerling as the suspect, and Fort Lauderdale Fugitive Unit detectives and U.S.
Boy, 9, struck, killed by front-end loader in Delray Beach
A 9-year-old boy was killed by a front-end loader Wednesday afternoon in Delray Beach. DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A 9-year-old boy was struck and killed by a front-end loader while riding his bicycle in Delray Beach, police said. The fatal crash occurred Wednesday afternoon on Northeast First Street, just east of Northeast Seventh Avenue. Delray Beach police said the front-end loader was attempting to turn out of a parking lot when the boy was struck. Two women who spoke to WPBF, the ABC affiliate in Palm Beach County, said they saw the body covered by a yellow tarp in the street.
Tropical storm-force wind gusts reported at Juno Beach Pier
JUNO BEACH, Fla. - A tropical storm-force wind gust of 47 mph was reported Monday morning at the Juno Beach Pier, the National Weather Service confirmed. Local 10 News reporter Alex Finnie was in Juno Beach Monday morning as people were lingering around on the beach, looking at the high waves. Some parts of Palm Beach County have already been evacuated, and more than a dozen shelters are now open in the county. Local 10 News reporter Christina Boomer Vazquez was on Atlantic Boulevard in Delray Beach Monday morning near the barrier island that has been evacuated. "I was actually coming down to the ocean to see how big the waves are, but I'm going to be smart about it.
Florida cities build to fight rising seas
Delray Beach is joining other towns in the region that are developing plans to respond to the threat of rising seas, and it is finding that the defenses necessary are incredibly expensive. Earlier this year, an engineering firm delivered a report to the Delray Beach city commission that found that eliminating flooding in the city' most vulnerable neighborhoods would cost an estimated $378 million. "It will cost more than that for the state of Florida to ultimately build these defenses." There are also questions about how long South Florida can build its way out of this problem. Since receiving the report, Delray Beach says it has begun repairs to one pumping station and is developing plans to protect two more of its most flood-prone neighborhoods.
After major rush, crowds begin thinning out at Palm Beach County retail stores
Crowds began to thin out at several retail locations visited by Local 10, including a Boynton Beach Walmart, a Target in Delray Beach and a Publix in Boca Raton, where shoppers were surprised they... Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Trump campaign throws politics into plastic straw debate
MIAMI - A new bill recently filed by state Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Delray Beach, aims to ban the use of plastic straws and plastic bags statewide. His campaign is now selling plastic Trump straws -- a move environmentalists are calling reckless and irresponsible. In the worldwide effort to clean up oceans and recover from the nation's addiction to single-use plastics, the straw has become public enemy No. In this country alone, it's estimated people use more than 500 million plastic straws a day that don't biodegrade. But while the world is moving away from single-use plastics, the Trump campaign is now selling 9-inch-long plastic Trump straws on its website.
Bill aims to ban use of plastic straws, bags statewide
MIAMI - A new bill recently filed by state Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Delray Beach, aims to ban the use of plastic straws and plastic bags statewide. Ron DeSantis vetoed a measure that would have prevented local communities from banning plastic straws. His campaign is now selling plastic Trump straws -- a move environmentalists are calling reckless and irresponsible. In this country alone, it's estimated people use more than 500 million plastic straws a day that don't biodegrade. Fort Lauderdale's Rocco's Tacos and Louie Bossi's on Las Olas Boulevard made the switch to paper straws months ago.
Local10.com weekend guide: Aug. 2-4
MusicYou'll get two bands for the price of one when 311 and the Dirty Heads perform at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach at 6 p.m. Friday. Nicholas Hunt/Getty ImagesCountry crooner and "American Idol" judge Luke Bryan takes the stage at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Saturday. Click below to find your nearest theater and show times:http://www.fandango.com/moviesintheatersDiningIf you love dining along Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, this is the weekend for you. Peter Burke/Local10.com This is one of the many eclectic dishes available at DADA in downtown Delray Beach. Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week began Thursday and will continue through Wednesday.
Boy found in hot car dies, Delray Beach police say
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A 1-year-old boy who was found in a hot car Saturday has died, the Delray Beach Police Department said. A call came in at 3:18 p.m. in the 5000 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Rainberry Woods alerting police to the boy in the car. Detectives said the boy, who would have turned 2 years old in August, had been playing with other kids and may have been in the hot car for hours before family members knew. The boy was taken by Delray Beach Fire Rescue to Bethesda Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time after arriving, police said. No further details were given.