Bernie Madoff’s sister dead in apparent murder-suicide in Palm Beach County
Sondra Weiner, 87, and her husband, Marvin Weiner, 90, were found dead in their home in unincorporated Boynton Beach, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Both had gunshot wounds, authorities said.sun-sentinel.com
Florida woman dies after suing hospital to get ivermectin
A 47-year-old Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband sued in an unsuccessful effort to force doctors to treat her with ivermectin. Tamara Drock died Friday, 12 weeks after being admitted to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Ryan Drock told the Palm Beach Post. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge James Nutt rejected Drock's lawsuit last month, saying allowing judges to countermand doctor's decisions could set a dangerous precedent.news.yahoo.com
Hoping to win coveted seat in Congress, candidates pour millions of their own money into campaigns
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has put $2.1 million of her own money into her campaign to win a vacant South Florida congressional vacancy and Barbara Sharief has put in $926,000 of her own into her campaign. Both candidates are leaders of home health care companies. One result of the money: lots of TV ads. The other candidates have far less money to spend.sun-sentinel.com
South Florida man accused of posing as teen to entice girls into sending him explicit pictures
A Palm Beach Gardens man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges after he was accused of posing as a teenager to entice minor girls into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves, prosecutors announced Friday.
Jones wins Honda Classic by 5 shots, earns spot in Masters
Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. J.B. Holmes was in the final group with Jones, three shots back to start the day, and his chances were gone very quickly. He ended up with a costly final-round 79 for Holmes; second place, where he started the day, paid Hagy $763,000 while the tied-for-46th finish paid Holmes $19,070. AdHe went on to make double bogey there, and when Jones birdied the par-5 third Holmes’ deficit had gone from three to eight shots in about 45 minutes. “You can't get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions," Jones said.
Trump rallies held across South Florida to ‘support the real president’
Simultaneous rallies were held Saturday at Freedom Corner, at Oakland Park Boulevard and U.S. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, another in Coral Springs, and one at the Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, but the turnout was not as large as the one in Palm Beach Gardens.sun-sentinel.com
Report: Florida fire captain involved in drug conspiracy with friend who accidentally shot, killed him
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A Florida fire-rescue captain who was fatally shot by a friend was involved in “an ongoing conspiracy” with him to buy and sell prescription drugs, according to prosecutors. Jay Rind, 63, told investigators a gun accidentally fired on Nov. 2 while he was showing it to 48-year-old James Gilliard of Stuart. Prosecutors added charges of trafficking in morphine, conspiracy to sell oxycodone, conspiracy to sell amphetamines and conspiracy to sell morphine. The affidavit also went on to say that there were drugs found in Gilliard’s truck the night of the shooting, which included Xanax, morphine, and oxycodone. At the time of his death, a toxicology report showed that Gilliard had amphetamines, Xanax, morphine and oxycodone in his system.
After 3 months, mostly in a coma from COVID-19, doctor well enough to leave hospital
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Dr. Vlad Laroche rolled out of the hospital on Friday to the tune of victory and greeted by a mariachi band. Laroche was first hospitalized with COVID-19 in April and was mostly in a coma for the past three months. Doctors at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center fought to keep Laroche alive. We just kept facing challenges and every time we had a new challenge, we had to come up with a new solution," Dr. Ribal Darwish of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center said. They also used a medication called Pulmozyme or dornase alpha, usually used on cystic fibrosis patients.
South Florida group turns shelter dogs into service animals for veterans
His determination to move forward led him to an organization called CAMO which stands for Canines Assisting Military Operatives. Founder and chief Trainer Mike Lorraine works with shelter dogs who fit the temperament to become a service animal and pairs them with veterans in need at no cost. Training these dogs to do everything from turning on a light to picking up keys and coins actually starts with chickens. Lorraine works with the birds first to see what techniques will create the desired response before adopting that approach when training a service dog. So far CAMO has placed 30 dogs with veterans in need.
South Florida students possibly exposed to coronavirus confined to home
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Thirty students and three teachers from a Florida school are confined to their homes as they await word on whether they were exposed to coronavirus while they attended a four-day conference at Yale University last weekend. The group from The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens were at a model United Nations event when a student fell ill with cough and fever. Testing indicated the flu, but because the student had come with small group from China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised additional testing for coronavirus. More people have now been infected by this coronavirus in China than were sickened there during the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak. But school doctors advised it would be best for them to remain at home “until we have conclusive news,” Reid wrote.
Consider Potential Litigation Fees, Costs When Drafting Business Contracts
Noah Tennyson, associate with Nason Yeager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Before you sue someone, it may be prudent to consider potential litigation fees and costs. This is because, unless your claim arises from a Florida statute or contract that entitles you to recoup attorney fees, each side will bear their own regardless of who prevails. Thus, you may find that prevailing in court results in the type of victory lamented by Plutarch during the Pyrrhic war: if we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.feeds.feedblitz.com
Easter 2019: Events in Palm Beach County
BOYNTON BEACHThe Restoration Health Center is hosting a free egg hunt event from 1 to 3 p.m. at 3925 Boynton Beach. BOCA RATONThe Easter Bunny is available for photographs at the Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., in Palm Beach Gardens. PALM BEACH GARDENSGardens Park is hosting a free egg hunt from 9 to 11 a.m., at 4301 Burns Rd., Saturday, April 13, in Palm Beach Gardens. - The Beach House is hosting an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. The Easter bunny will be available for pictures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tiger Woods commits to playing 2017 Honda Classic
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods, who just returned to competitive golf after a 15-month hiatus, announced he has committed to play in the 2017 Honda Classic. "It felt great to compete again," Woods said. "It's so great to see Tiger Woods back swinging a golf club and competing again," Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. "He has been such a big part of the growth that we have experienced at The Honda Classic since he moved to Jupiter Island. The 2017 Honda Classic, which will be held at the PGA National Resort & Spa, will be played Feb. 20-26.