Ex-Trump aide appears at Miami court to testify before federal grand jury, AP source says
A former top aide to Donald Trump has appeared in federal court in Miami to for testimony to a grand jury investigating potential classified-document mishandling and obstruction at the ex-president’s Palm Beach property.
Hundreds of Trump backers show support for indicted former president in Palm Beach County
Flags supporting Donald Trump flew high over Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach Monday morning as supporters lined the roadway hoping to catch a glimpse of the former president as his motorcade rolled by as he headed to the airport.
PHOTOS: Pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors gather over possible indictment of former president
As we sit and wait to find out of former President Donald Trump will be arrested at some point over the next few days, pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors have gathered around the country to let their voices be heard.
DeSantis’s administration objects to federal election monitors in Miami-Dade, Broward
The U.S. Department of Justice routinely sends monitors to precincts around the country to make sure that Election Day is going smoothly, but on Monday Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration objected to the oversight in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Hundreds drive from Hialeah to Palm Beach to support Trump after FBI search
Hundreds of people departed a Hialeah Publix headed to Palm Beach in a caravan showing support for former President Donald Trump Saturday in the wake of federal agents executing a search warrant on his Mar-a-Lago estate Monday.
Evidence at Maxwell trial: massage table, unfolded in court
A folding massage table used by financier Jeffrey Epstein was carried into a Manhattan courtroom and set up in front of a jury on Friday to bolster allegations he teamed up with British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to sexually exploit underage victims.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed because of COVID outbreak, reports say
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach club has been partially closed because of a COVID outbreak. That’s according to several people familiar with the situation, including a club member who received a phone call about the closure Friday. A receptionist at the Mar-a-Lago club confirmed the news, saying it was closed until further notice, but declined to comment further. A person familiar with club operations said that, out of an abundance of caution, the club had partially closed a section “for a short period of time” and quarantined some of its workers. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation by name.
Authorities in Palm Beach County searching for man who allegedly assaulted 12-year-old girl
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl. Authorities said the man gave the victim a ride to John Prince Park early Sunday morning and then assaulted her. The man is anywhere between 60 and 80 years old. He has brown eyes, white hair and was driving an older gray four-door sedan. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police
Man admits to smashing out back window of marked patrol car
Man admits to smashing out windows of marked patrol car – A 29-year-old man is in jail after admitting to vandalizing a marked patrol car. According to Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, they responded to the 2100 Block of North D Street in Lake Worth Beach about a vandalized PBSO car. Police found the back window of the patrol car smashed and other damages. The investigation led deputies to John-Smith Saint-Eloi, who admitted to the crime during an interview with police. He is facing charges for criminal mischief and damaging property worth $1,000 or more and another charge of damaging property over $200 and under $1,000.
Several FEMA-supported vaccination sites open in Miami-Dade
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami Dade College’s North Campus is now home to a massive vaccination site run by the state and supported by FEMA. More than 2,000 doses will be administered there per day, 500 of which will be the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. AdThe U.S. Army is prepared to administer 2,500 Pfizer doses and 500 Johnson & Johnson doses daily. Both are offering 500 doses daily and are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Ad“(The) Jackson Health System has vaccinated over 97,000 members of the community,” Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya said.
Texas rescue dogs make their way to South Florida
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – 78 dogs and puppies, many of them with a cough, arrived in Palm Beach County on Wednesday, where they will be in quarantine, after a long road trip. Many shelters and rescues in Texas were left without power and water after the winter storms last week, making it difficult to care for animals there. Staff from Big Dog Ranch Rescue say they received multiple calls from shelters, so they decided to help. They drove nearly 40 hours, stopping at one shelter and two rescues in the Dallas and Houston areas. I feel Texas would do the same for us,” said Lauree Simmons of Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
This Week in South Florida: Eric Knowles and Barron Channer
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Last week launched what could be South Florida’s largest and most focused effort to increase the social equity and financial success for Black South Floridians. The South Florida Black Prosperity Alliance, which reaches across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, brings together more than a dozen civic, business and charitable organizations. Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce President Eric Knowles, one of the founders of the alliance, and Broward County businessman Barron Channer, a top executive in real estate management and development, joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.
COVID-19: Who’s been vaccinated? Check the numbers for local counties
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – (Our new chart will update the number of people vaccinated in four South Florida counties.) The data summarize the number of people who have received either their first dose or have completed the series for a COVID-19 vaccine. After individuals receive their second dose, they are moved from the first dose column to the series completed column. AdRELATED LINKS:Where to get vaccinated: Miami-Dade County | Broward CountyFlorida’s pre-registration system for those eligible for COVID-19 vaccine: Click here. Weekly COVID-19 testing numbers in Broward and Miami-Dade County cities
No more presidential helipad at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
US President Donald Trump's helicopter rest on a helipad on the lawn of the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, April 9, 2017. No more presidential helipad at Mar-a-Lago. A permit was pulled Tuesday by Pyramid Builders for the “removal of existing helipad,” the only helipad in Palm Beach. Town Manager Kirk Blouin told the Palm Beach Daily News that keeping the helipad post-presidency was never an issue. In other news at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach had been looking into an agreement that Trump signed with the town, which regulated who could live at the resort.
Rod Stewart reaches plea deal for South Florida altercation
Defense attorneys said Friday that Stewart and his son, Sean Stewart, would not be going to trial for the altercation at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on New Year's Day 2020, the South Florida SunSentinel r eported. AdProsecutors had no immediate announcement in the case, but did say Saturday that plea deal negotiations are ongoing. Rod Stewart punched Dixon in his “left rib cage area” with a closed fist, a police report said. It was updated on Jan. 30, 2021, to correct that prosecutors and defense lawyers have not announced a plea deal. While defense lawyers say details for a plea detail have been worked out, prosecutors have made no announcement though they confirm plea deal negotiations are ongoing.
Palm Beach considers options as Trump remains at Mar-a-Lago
Town Manager Kirk Blouin said in an email Thursday that Palm Beach is examining its options and the matter might be discussed at the town council's February meeting. Trump and former first lady Melania Trump changed their residency from New York City to Mar-a-Lago in 2019. Last month, it issued a statement saying, “There is no document or agreement in place that prohibits President Trump from using Mar-A-Lago as his residence.” Trump owns two other homes near Mar-a-Lago. According to 1993 Palm Beach Post articles, Trump attorney Paul Rampell told the town council that if the agreement were approved, Trump would be treated like any other member. Before he became president, Trump clashed frequently with the town and its mostly staid residents over the club’s operation.
Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic
“The golf business has never been stronger. Revenue at the family's golf club in Aberdeen dropped by roughly the same proportion. The financial blow from former clients and business partners cutting ties to Trump is unclear, but it could be sizable. Revenue at that course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, fell 20% last year to $6.4 million. Eric Trump dismissed the backlash, saying parts of the business that get less attention, such as its commercial buildings, are thriving.
Mar-a-Lago gets warning letter about mask mandate enforcement
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – County administrators from Palm Beach sent a formal letter to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Tuesday recounting a meeting they had with the managing director of the club a week before. In addition to the letter was a code violation notice. Business must comply with Palm Beach County’s mask order.”My constituents are not snowbirds like @DonaldJTrumpJr & @kimguilfoyle. This is their home, and they're going to have to deal w/ the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Lago long after Junior & wife leave here on their private jet. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump played hosts, while entertainment was in the ballroom featured Vanilla Ice and the 80s band Berlin.
NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW YORK – New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. “I’m here to announce that the city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization,” de Blasio said in an interview on MSNBC. De Blasio had said earlier that the city was examining its legal options to end the Trump contracts. Removing the Trump name from the rinks, carousel and golf course won't erase him from New York City. He will still operate Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and the Trump International Hotel on Central Park West.
Coast Guard: Illegal charter busted near Palm Beach
PALM BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter over the weekend near Palm Beach, officials announced Monday. According to Coast Guard officials, the 51-foot boat, Diamond D, had 14 people on board Saturday, including 12 passengers and two crew members. · Violation of 46 C.F.R. · Violation of 46 C.F.R. · Violation of 46 C.F.R.
State rep.: Mar-a-Lago should be fined, shut after partygoers maskless on NYE amid pandemic
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – A state representative in Palm Beach is calling on the local government to fine and close President Donald Trump’s private club for violating the county’s mask mandate after a New Year’s Eve party. Florida State Rep. Omari Hardy (D-West Palm Beach), wrote to the Assistant County Administrator of Palm Beach County Todd Bonlarron, according to numerous media outlets, including WPBF-TV. And another Tweet that said: “If I can wear a mask at my own wedding, partygoers at Mar-a-Lago can wear a mask on New Year’s Eve. The County’s mask mandate applies to all businesses in Palm Beach County. The presidency does not confer to the President and his friends a special privilege to endanger the health and welfare of Palm Beach County’s residents.”
Trump's move to his Florida estate challenged by neighbor
The president and first lady Melania Trump changed their legal residence from New York City to Palm Beach last year. Trump purchased Mar-a-Lago for $10 million in 1985 from the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the owner of General Foods. Before he became president, Trump and the town often clashed over the club's operation. He unsuccessfully sued Palm Beach County because jetliners taking off from the nearby international airport flew over the mansion. Palm Beach is one of Florida's most exclusive towns, with a median home price of over a million dollars.
Assume you caught coronavirus over Thanksgiving, White House task force says
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The latest White House coronavirus task force report advises states to urge residents to assume they became infected if they attended a Thanksgiving gathering outside their home. The weekly report, obtained by ABC News, also singles out Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for representing 39.2% of new cases in Florida over the past three weeks. “The COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic high,” the report says. “If you are under 40, you need to assume you became infected during the Thanksgiving period if you gathered beyond your immediate household. States are in the process of finalizing their plans for how to distribute coronavirus vaccines when the shots receive federal approval.
Tiffany Trump shops with Secret Service in Palm Beach while more than 100 agents in COVID isolation
Miami filmmaker Billy Corben posted the video on Twitter, where he pointed out the isolation orders of 130 Secret Service agents and then those with Trump’s daughter on the luxury shopping strip in Palm Beach. While over 130 Secret Service agents are quarantined due to coronavirus, four were stuck shopping with Tiffany Trump on Worth Ave in Palm Beach yesterday #BecauseFlorida pic.twitter.com/2sGGNICpAm — Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) November 14, 2020It was Tiffany Trump, 27, who was darting in and out of stores with four officers in tow. Tiffany is the only child Trump had with second wife Marla Maples. “While over 130 Secret Service agents are quarantined due to coronavirus, four were stuck shopping with Tiffany Trump on Worth Ave in Palm Beach yesterday.” Billy CorbenThe Washington Post first reported about the Secret Service COVID-19 isolation, citing officials who said that they believe the exposure was partly from Trump’s campaign rallies before Election Day. Trump sometimes would hold rallies in multiple states in one day, where he presided over mostly shoulder-to-shoulder supporters mostly maskless.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale have already shattered annual rainfall totals
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – You don’t need to look far to tell that we’ve had a wetter than normal stretch in South Florida. Miami has seen 82.19 inches of rain, up 20.29 inches from a normal year’s 61.9. Palm Beach has had 66.87 inches, 4.54 inches higher than their annual average of 62.33. Fort Lauderdale, Miami, & Palm Beach have demolished their normal annual rainfall totals & we still have almost 2 MONTHS to go. CLICK HERE to see rainfall totals by city from Tropical Storm Eta.
FPL reports thousands of power outages in 3 counties, get the latest updates
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Florida Power & Light is reporting outages from Tropical Storm Eta in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Monroe County is not reporting any outages. The number of outages by county:(As of 5:30 p.m., Monday)BROWARD: 7,910Restored: 77,680Affected: 85,590MIAMI-DADE: 9,050Restored: 78,210Affected: 88,060PALM BEACH: 3,090Restored: 102,350Affected: 105,440MONROE: 1Restored: 10Affected: 20Check out the latest outages. FP&L said they are unable to provide a time when power will be restored because of bands of severe weather still coming through the area. WATCH: Live radar of Tropical Storm Eta.
First Lady Melania Trump votes in Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Melania Trump voted on Tuesday morning at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach. Despite Palm Beach County’s face mask mandate, she did not wear one. She greeted the Palm Beach supervisor of elections, Wendy Sartory, and other local officials. “I wanted to come here to vote today,” the First Lady told reporters about not voting early with President Donald Trump last week. Here is the Election Day morning report:STATE TOTAL: 9,069,761MAIL: 4,737,540EARLY VOTE: 4,332,221MIAMI-DADE TOTAL: 1,013,578MAIL: 499,955EARLY VOTE: 513,623BROWARD TOTAL: 831,678MAIL: 466,967EARLY VOTE: 364,711MONROE TOTAL: 37,247MAIL: 21,922EARLY VOTE: 15,325Related stories
List of Election 2020 watch parties in South Florida
MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping Super Tuesday parties in South Florida. This is all while some experts believe election night may turn into election week or even election month. Here is a list of Super Tuesday watch parties:MIAMI: OVERTOWNThe Black Collective, a volunteer leadership organization, will meet for a Black Joy Election Watch Party at The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Ave., at Miami’s historic Overtown. For more information, visit the bar’s Eventbrite page. For more information, visit the restaurant’s Eventbrite page.
Flood watch issued through this evening for Miami-Dade, Broward counties
MIAMI – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a portion of South Florida Wednesday, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The flood watch will remain in effect through 8 p.m.A flood advisory has also been issued for Miami-Dade and Broward through 11 a.m. Thursday. A portion of the Middle Keys is also under a flood advisory until 12:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the NWS, heavy rainfall may produce flooding and/or flash flooding in urban locations, as well as small creeks, streams and canals. Check the Local 10 Weather Authority page for the latest forecast information and click here to receive weather alerts.
Keep your umbrellas handy through Sunday in South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A stalled front is lingering over South Florida causing scattered rain and downpours through the weekend. Eastern areas of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties are under a flood watch until Sunday morning, as bouts of heavy rain may cause localized flooding. Expect low temperatures in the mid-70s and highs in the mid-80s. For the local live radar, regular updates and more details about the forecast, visit the Local10.com weather page and view the weather advisories, or download the free weather app.
Flood watch issued for portion of South Florida through Sunday evening
MIAMI – A flood watch continues until Sunday night for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. A stationary front will continue to hover over South Florida into the weekend. Downpours that hit during high tide could be especially troublesome for coastal areas. King tides are expected to fill drains during times of high tide and will not be able to drain rainfall as efficiently. Upcoming high tide times for Miami Harbor:Thursday: 9:20 p.m.Friday: 9:42 a.m.Friday: 9:54 p.m.Saturday: 10:18 a.m.Saturday: 10:28 p.m.Rainfall amounts are expected to range from around 3″ to as much as 6″ through Monday.
Coronavirus: Florida reports 1,685 new cases Monday; U.S. nears 200,000 deaths
Florida reported 1,685 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 21 more residents’ deaths as the United States inches closer to 200,000 deaths resulting from the pandemic. Florida is now up to 685,439 confirmed cases, 13,317 resident deaths and 163 non-resident deaths from COVID-19. A look at Florida's COVID-19 positivity rates over recent days. Latest totalsThe United States has passed 6.8 million confirmed cases, with over 199,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 2.5 million Americans have been deemed recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy dies from COVID
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy has died after battling COVID-19. PBSO announced that Deputy Angela Chavers died at age 44 on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/3Xnb1gTH9B — PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) September 13, 2020She began her career at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. She is at least the third PBSO deputy to die from the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, the Palm Beach Post reported. At the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, four employees have died from the virus.
Watch live beach cameras as Isaias continues to trek toward Florida
Isaias continues to have Florida in its sights after it battered Puerto Rico with high winds and heavy rains Thursday. Will it barely graze the East Coast, or could it reroute and head straight up the middle of the state? We’re keeping an eye out on all the coasts for what this storm could mean for Florida -- and the rest of the U.S. Here are some live webcams you can watch as the storm heads north. South FloridaWatch live below: Fort Meyers BeachWatch live below: Dania Beach Pier and beachWatch live: Sunny Isles webcamWatch live: Palm BeachWatch live: Naples PierCentral FloridaWatch live below: NaplesWatch live below: Cocoa Beach PierWatch live: Flagler BeachWatch live below: Deerfield BeachWatch live: Daytona BeachWatch live below: St. PetersburgNorth FloridaWatch live below: Fort Walton BeachWatch live: Jacksonville BeachWatch live below: St. Augustine BeachWatch live: Ponte Vedra Beach
NSU closes all campuses at 5 p.m. Friday due to Hurricane Isaias
DAVIE, Fla. Nova Southeastern University is closing all its campuses at 5 p.m. Friday as Hurricane Isaias continues its path toward South Florida. NSUs Jacksonville location will also close at 5 p.m. Friday and remain closed through the weekend. Students are asked to check with their professors upon their return to campus to make up any missed work. For more information about the universitys closing, reopening and event cancellations, students, faculty and staff may visit NSUs hurricane website or call 800-256-5065. WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteBRYAN NORCROSS: Hurricane Isaias is stronger on right side, good news for FloridaFOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane Page
July Fourth weekend will test Americans' discipline
In hard-hit South Florida, beaches from Palm Beach to Key West will be shut down for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak. The fear is that a weekend of crowded pool parties, picnics and parades will fuel the surge. The warnings were sounded after a Memorial Day weekend that saw many people emerge from stay-at-home orders to go to the beach, restaurants and family gatherings. Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Hospital Association, said he is really, really worried about the Fourth of July."
Heavy downpours cause flooding to seep into Hollywood home
The flood watch is now in effect for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A flood watch for Mainland Monroe County has been canceled. While the heavy rainfall has ended there, isolated showers and thunderstorms are still possible throughout the day. In the other South Florida counties, another round of thunderstorms is expected this afternoon, which will likely cause additional flooding. Malarie Dauginikas, of Hollywood, told Local 10 News Tuesday that there was flooding inside and outside her cottage.
Beaches opening Monday, but Palm Beach County called emerging COVID-19 hotspot
On the same day as the vote, a Trump administration document, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security, identified Palm Beach County as one of three emerging COVID-19 hot spots in the U.S. The other counties listed along with Palm Beach are San Bernardino County, Calif, and Marshall County, Alabama. Ron DeSantis gave the go ahead for Palm Beach County to reopen, the percentage of positive tests and infections from the coronavirus had not declined. Palm Beach County was excluded from the rest of the Floridas Phase One plans to open early along with Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Palm Beach County has 4,524 cases and 275 deaths.
DeSantis says Florida’s Monday reopening steps exclude Miami-Dade, Broward
Ron DeSantis said Florida’s reopening steps on Monday will exclude Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. DeSantis said testing efforts will continue and there will be two new testing sites in Miami-Dade and Broward. “We are recommending face masks,” DeSantis said, adding that this is especially important during “face-to-face” business, but otherwise will not be enforced. “We are going to be safe, smart and we are going to do it step by step,” DeSantis said. Ron DeSantis releases these graphics during April 29 announcementDeSantis’ Phase 1Late Wednesday, Gov.
Man, woman charged with trespassing at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
PALM BEACH, Fla. – A man and woman were arrested Tuesday after parking a pickup truck and remaining near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida without permission, authorities said. The man and woman were charged with trespassing after warning and resisting without violence, according to a Palm Beach Police Department news release. The man and woman drove a pickup truck onto the resort grounds after being warned not to and then refused to leave, police said. After they were taken into custody, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office bomb squad responded to make sure the vehicle wasn't dangerous. Last month, a homeless man was arrested outside Mar-a-Lago and charged with trespassing.
Man charged with trespassing near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort
PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Florida man was arrested Thursday after officers spotted him hiding near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, authorities said. Palm Beach Police charged Allen Cox, 38, with violating a previous trespass warning that prohibited him from being near the property, the Palm Beach Post reported. He also told officers that he had no home address. Cox acknowledged that he had been given a previous trespass warning but that he preferred jail to seeing his parents, the report said. Jail records didn’t list whether he had an attorney who could comment.
Jury finds Mar-a-Lago intruder not guilty of trespassing
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Florida jury acquitted a Chinese woman Wednesday of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after she testified she didn't understand a security guard who told her to leave. The incident marked the second time in 2019 that a Chinese national was charged with illicitly entering Trump's Florida resort. She said her language barrier prevented her from understanding a security officer's orders to leave the property. Mar-a-Lago has had a rash of security breaches, with at least three trespassing events over the past 14 months, two of them involving Chinese nationals. Zhang was found guilty in September of trespassing and lying to Secret Service agents.
West Palm Beach woman accused of stalking, harassing former boss
PALM BEACH, Fla. – A West Palm Beach woman is accused of stalking and harassing her former boss for about a year in an effort to get her job back, repeatedly calling her, sending her flowers and messages and even following her home from the grocery store, police said. According to a Palm Beach police report, Trzaska was fired in February 2019 after a dispute with her employer, real estate agent Linda Olsson, over sick leave and vacation time. That same month, Olsson contacted Palm Beach police to report the harassing calls and unsolicited encounters. In October, Olsson had an attorney send Trzaska a certified cease-and-desist letter demanding that she stop harassing her former boss. In January, Trzaska left an invitation to the Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair on the windshield of Olsson's car, according to the report.
‘Impaired’ opera singer faces charges after driving through Mar-a-Lago checkpoints
He reported seeing her outside of The Breakers Palm Beach, an oceanfront resort about three miles from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said the trooper tried to stop Roemhild from driving. Deputies and Secret Service agents opened fire on Roemhild, who was “obviously impaired” when she was driving through two Mar-a-Lago security checkpoints, Bradshaw said. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office/WPBF)Bradshaw said Roemhild, who doesn’t have a criminal record, wasn’t injured during the shooting or the chase. Romehild remained in a Palm Beach County jail early Saturday, facing both federal and state charges.
Woman in custody after Jeep crashes through security checkpoints near Mar-a-Lago; shots fired
PALM BEACH, Fla. – A woman dancing on top of her Jeep outside The Breakers Palm Beach caught the attention of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper working a security detail at the luxury resort. (WPLG)Both checkpoints were manned by deputies and Secret Service agents, who fired several shots at the Jeep. We didn’t know if somebody was there to try to hit as many pedestrians as possible.”After authorities opened fire, the Jeep continued onto Southern Boulevard and crossed a bridge connecting Palm Beach to West Palm Beach. The rental Jeep was later found near Palm Beach International Airport at a Studio 6 motel, where she and another woman were taken into custody, Bradshaw said. Trump was scheduled to spend Super Bowl weekend at his Palm Beach estate.
Search for kidney donor ends after 6 years with email to coworkers
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office communications officer Jesse Mesa estimates she was searching for a kidney for six years. Life just kept getting in the way for the mother of two, who has battled Lupus since her diagnosis in 2004. Mesa opted to shelve the kidney search while Hamilton recovered. Savoie and Mesa entered Cleveland Clinic on December 12 to undergo a successful kidney transplant. “I say it a lot, Savoie is giving me the gift of life” Mesa said.
Another Chinese national accused of illegally entering Mar-a-Lago Club
PALM BEACH, Fla. – For the second time this year, a Chinese national is accused of illegally entering President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club. Police said Jing Lu, 56, was arrested Wednesday on charges of loitering or prowling and resisting arrest without violence after she refused to leave the Palm Beach resort. Palm Beach County jail records show she was being held on a $1,000 bond. A Shanghai businesswoman was arrested in March after unlawfully entering Mar-a-Lago. Yujing Zhang, 33, was later convicted of trespassing and lying to Secret Service agents.
Questions swirl around Epstein's monitoring before suicide
Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found in his cell a little over two weeks ago with bruises on his neck. The news that one of Epsteins guards wasnt a correctional officer was first reported by The New York Times. The Associated Press does not typically report on details of suicide, but has made an exception because Epsteins cause of death is pertinent to the ongoing investigations. The House Judiciary Committee demanded answers from the Bureau of Prisons about Epsteins death. Inmates on suicide watch in federal jails are subjected to 24 hours per day of direct, continuous observation, according to U.S. Bureau of Prisons policy.
Governor requests FDLE investigation into Jeffrey Epstein case
Ron DeSantis has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to take over the investigation of disgraced Palm Beach financier Jeffrey Epstein. DeSantis sent a letter Tuesday to FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen requesting "a preliminary inquiry into misconduct and allegations that go beyond the reported concerns with Jeffrey Epstein's work release." DeSantis also issued an executive order reassigning the investigation from Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg to the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida. "Floridians expect and deserve a full and fair investigation," DeSantis said. The governor's actions come after Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw sent him a letter formally requesting that the FDLE "assume the existing criminal investigation."