‘The thought never crossed my mind to call and tell my wife ‘bye.’’ Passenger who landed plane talks about his death-defying flight
A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says the “hand of God" was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controlssun-sentinel.com
‘I have no idea how to fly the airplane’: Air traffic controller helps passenger safely land at Palm Beach International Airport
Air traffic controllers in two Florida cities helped a passenger land a plane in West Palm Beach after the pilot became ill. “I’ve got a serious situation here,” the passenger said. “My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”sun-sentinel.com
FBI offers $10,000 reward for information about fatal shooting of toddler
The FBI announced Wednesday that it is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the fatal shooting of a 16-month-old boy.
Nationals allow 29 runs in spring game vs Cardinals
Washington Nationals fans have reasons to doubt 2022 will be their year. Pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Cade Cavalli allowed 10 runs each while the Nationals were shellacked 29-8 by the St. Louis Cardinals in a spring training game — a laugher even by exhibition standards. “Things just got a little bit out of hand,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said.news.yahoo.com
Trump issues statement claiming hole-in-one on Florida course
Former President Trump on Monday touted in a statement hitting a hole-in-one while playing at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday after some social media users questioned his abilities. "Trump just made a hole-in-one!" Tim Swain, a Republican running for Senate in South Carolina, captioned a photo posted to Twitter over the weekend. The photo showed Trump celebrating on the green with Hall of Fame golfer Ernie Els, Gene Sauers,...news.yahoo.com
‘I killed a lady on the bridge.’ New details emerge about bridge tender’s actions after 79-year-old woman plunged to her death
As 79-year-old Carol Wright toppled from the sky, plunging some 60 feet to her death from a drawbridge, tender Artissua Paulk, it appears, was oblivious to the chaos right outside her window.sun-sentinel.com
Bridge tender arrested in death of 79-year-old bicyclist who fell to her death
Carol Wright was walking her bike across the bridge connecting West Palm Beach to the Town of Palm Beach when it opened. She grabbed a railing and held on as long as she could, then fell 60 feet to the pavement.sun-sentinel.com
‘I think she fell. I don’t know if she’s alive.’ 911 call details plunge, death of 79-year-old woman who lost grip on drawbridge as it raised
West Palm Beach police released the 911 call regarding Carol Wright, the 79-year-old woman who died after falling from an Intracoastal Waterway bridge while she was attempting to cross.sun-sentinel.com
Even colder weather coming to South Florida this weekend
The coldest period will be Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The Everglades and western areas of Palm Beach County, which are farthest from the moderating effect of the ocean, could see temperatures fall to 32 degrees or below.sun-sentinel.com
Manatee Lagoon fully reopens to the public
Come see what’s new at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®! The enhanced facility has fully reopened, and you’re invited to come enjoy its new offerings. Every day during Manatee Season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the educational building, upper and lower observation decks, a new augmented reality solar 3D exhibit, and tropical grounds with outstanding views of the picturesque Lake Worth Lagoon. 6000 N. Flagler DriveWest Palm Beach, FL 33407561-626-2833https://www.visitmanateelagoon.comcommunitynewspapers.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
Early voting turnout in special Congress election abysmal — just one voter every 15 minutes
Turnout so far for in-person early voting in the special primary elections that will determine Florida’s next member of Congress has been exceedingly low. The 11 early voting sites in Broward and Palm Beach counties have averaged about one voter an hour. Broward is planning to reduce staffing at the sites.sun-sentinel.com
Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through
A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. Neither Rod Stewart nor his son, Sean, were present when Judge August Bonavita announced that a hearing in which a deal was expected to be finalized had been canceled. The Stewarts face a maximum penalty of a year in jail, although such a lengthy term would be unlikely.news.yahoo.com
McWhite’s Funeral Home Services
AUGUSTEFuneral services for the Gracia Auguste – 60 were held October 16th at First Haitian Church of God of West Palm Beach. BENEBYFuneral services for the late Richard Beneby – 65 were held at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. HOLMESFuneral services for the late Tona Elizabeth Prince Holmes were held October 16th at Berean Church of God. HOWARDFuneral services for the late Essie M. Howard – 83 were held October 16th at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. MULLINGS – Not PicturedFuneral services for the Albert Q. Mullings – 74 were held October 9th at McWhite’s Funeral HomeSMITHFuneral services for the late Brian Smith – 57 were held October 16th at McWhite’s Funeral Chapel.thewestsidegazette.com
You can decorate for Halloween with Uber Eats if you live in this South Florida city
Just in time for Halloween decorating, Uber Eats has launched The Holiday Shop, a one-click Halloween-lover’s dream where users in certain cities can order pumpkins, carving kits, and decorating kits delivered right to their door from now until Oct. 31.
West Palm Beach teenager hit speeds of 100 mph, ran red light, before crash that killed 4, sheriffs officials say
A West Palm Beach teenager was under the influence of drugs when he ran through a red light and caused a crash that killed four people, Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials said.sun-sentinel.com
Judge cancels Rod Stewart's trial, sets plea deal hearing
A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a New Year's Eve altercation with a hotel security guard nearly two years ago. Court records show the hearing with Judge August Bonavita is set for Oct. 22 regarding a plea agreement to close the case without them needing to appear in court. If convicted, the Stewarts were facing a year in jail, or probation and a $1,000 fine.news.yahoo.com
Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Florida Return Preparer
A federal court in the Southern District of Florida has permanently enjoined a West Palm Beach tax return preparer from preparing federal income tax returns for others and from owning, operating, managing, assisting or working at any tax return preparation business in the future. Return preparer fraud is one of the IRS’ Dirty Dozen Tax Scams and taxpayers seeking a return preparer should remain vigilant. The IRS also has a list of important reminders for taxpayers who are about to file their 2020 tax returns, including how to prepare for a smooth filing process. An alphabetical listing of persons enjoined from preparing returns and promoting tax schemes can be found this page. If you believe that one of the enjoined persons or businesses may be violating an injunction, please contact the Tax Division with detailsjustice.gov
Twice-deported man pleads guilty to child exploitation crimes and illegal reentry
A 29-year-old Mexican national who has been living in South Florida and who prosecutors say pretended to be a 9-year-old girl during online chats to solicit minors for sexually explicit material has pleaded guilty to committing child exploitation crimes and being in the United States illegally following deportation.
Brightline continues construction of new rail lines
AdvertisementBrightline is actively constructing a new rail line to bring passengers from their Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stops to Orlando. Their team is hard at work to continue their exciting expansion plans, with service connecting South Florida to Central Florida expected to open in 2022. Brightline recently announced another three additional stops along their South Florida Express line including stations in Aventura, Boca Raton and PortMiami. Brightline’s new South Terminal at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a part of the company’s Phase 2 expansion into Central Florida including a Tampa extension. The massive infrastructure project is making progress and encompasses four zones including the area of the Orlando International Airport and the Brightline Vehicle Maintenance Facility.communitynewspapers.com
South Florida city fires employee over legal medical marijuana use
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida city fired one of its computer managers after he legally used medical marijuana. West Palm Beach recently fired Jason McCarty after he tested positive for marijuana, something he admitted using. The 50-year-old has a medical marijuana card from his doctor that allows him to legally purchase pot. The city, however, has a strict policy against any marijuana use. The news comes on the heels of a Central Florida county’s school board firing a teacher for using medical marijuana.
Nats OF Juan Soto leaves game early with right calf cramp
The Nationals slugger drew an 11-pitch walk from Sixto Sánchez with one out in the top of the first. He then was replaced in right field in the bottom half of the inning by Gerardo Parra. AdOpening day of the 2021 baseball season is a week away; Washington hosts the New York Mets at night on April 1. We can do some different things to keep them ready as far as the swing and things of that nature,” Martinez said. “But we want to make sure this doesn’t become a bigger issue.”___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Family of South Florida teen who choked on chicken nugget gets $2 million
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The family of a 19-year-old student with autism will receive a $2 million settlement from a South Florida school district a year and a half after he choked on a chicken nugget and died. The settlement was approved by the Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday. He had a form of autism that made him mostly non-verbal, and he also had a condition that made him prone to choking. An aide was supposed to be assigned only to Williams, who attended a program for special needs students at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens. But video showed the aide was tending to another student when Williams choked.
McCullers agrees to $85M deal with Astros for 2022-26
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros have agreed to an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26, a deal awaiting announcement by the team. McCullers agreed on Jan. 15 to a $6.5 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. “Houston is where I want to be," he said at spring training on Feb. 28. who broke his left ring finger in his first spring training appearance. McCullers is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA over seven innings in three spring training games.