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  • Lantana [FL] PD: Vanilla Ice arrested in Palm Beach County on burglary charges

    02/18/2015 12:42:27 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 50 replies
    wpbf news ^ | 2-18-15 | n/a
    LANTANA, Fla. —Robert VanWinkle aka Vanilla Ice was arrested Wednesday by the Lantana Police Department on burglary charges. Police investigated a residential burglary which occurred sometime during December 2014 and February 2015 in the 100 block of N. Atlantic Drive. According to Lantana Police, during the burglary incident, numerous items of furniture, pool heater, bicycles and other items were removed from the residence which is currently in the process of foreclosure. Police determined VanWinkle played a role in the burglary and theft. Police say VanWinkle is currently renovating the residence adjacent to the property in which the items were stolen....
  • Prince Andrew fights back with a Davos denial: Duke's bid to bury underage 'sex slave' claims...

    01/18/2015 9:24:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2015 | Nick Craven and Brendan Carlin
    This week's reception will give three young entrepreneurs who were finalists in a Pitch@Palace competition the chance to speak to the assembled tycoons. Another of the Prince's pet projects, iDEA, supports 14 to 25-year-olds in developing digital business ventures... Alan Dershowitz, one of Jeffery Epstein's lawyers, has issued writs denying Ms Roberts's claims one by one, saying he has never met her... Writing in The Times, he added: 'She has also claimed that Stephen Hawking and I were on the island together during a sex orgy. I have never met Professor Hawking.' ... A secret cache of videotapes locked in...
  • Pervy Billionaire Agreed To Plea Bargain

    07/27/2006 3:48:29 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 264+ views ^ | 27 July 2006 | TheSmokingGun
    Police report says Epstein had okayed deal in underage sex probe JULY 27--Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, now ensnared in a sleazy Palm Beach teenage sex/massage scandal, agreed earlier this year to plead guilty to an aggravated assault charge, serve five years probation, undergo "psychiatric/sexual evaluation," and have no unsupervised visits with minors, according to a police report. The details of the Epstein plea agreement--which was never finalized--are contained in an 87-page Palm Beach Police Department incident report, an excerpt of which you'll find below. According to an account by Detective Joseph Recarey, prosecutor Lana Belohlavek related to him the terms of...
  • Report: Feds Cut Secret Plea Deal-- Protects Prince Andrew, Other Powerful Politicans From Charges

    01/05/2015 6:27:09 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    A secret plea deal for Britain’s Prince Andrew’s pal Jeffrey Epstein protected the prince and any other high-powered friends who may have used his alleged sex slaves, has exclusively learned. Federal prosecutors promised they “will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein” if the Wall Street money manager pled guilty to two relatively minor state underage sex charges that put him in a local jail for 13 months, the confidential plea agreement obtained by Radar says. A lawsuit filed by four women, who say federal prosecutors illegally ignored them and kept them in the dark...
  • Ex porn star running for Palm Beach School Board

    06/17/2014 8:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 17, 2014 | Scott Travis,
    A former porn star known as "Dave Pounder" plans to pound the pavement in hopes of getting elected to the Palm Beach County School Board. And yes, sex education is a major platform for this Boca Raton resident, whose real name is David Mech.
  • City censors nativity scene but not menorah

    12/16/2003 3:59:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 901+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    HOLIDAY BLUESCity censors nativity scene but not menorahResidents sue officials who allow Jewish observance on public property Posted: December 16, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Two residents of Palm Beach, Fla., filed suit against the city yesterday because officials there allow the display of Jewish menorahs on public property but do not allow Christian nativity scenes. The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center, a public-interest law firm, brought the suit on behalf of Maureen Donnell and Fern deNarvaez. According to the law center, the suit demands the city immediately allow a nativity scene to be placed on city property, just as two...
  • The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Case: Why We Lost

    11/21/2012 4:16:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    AT ^ | 11/21/2012 | By William J. Becker, Jr
    ...Conservatives are shell-shocked. The event in Palm Beach drew no consensus for the future of conservatism. After four years of economic, political and moral depredations, it becomes increasingly difficult to predict when the pendulum will swing back or if it will at all. We wander along a desolate path of stupefaction, adrift in our bumping and stammering hallucinations. Can a moribund culture ever be revived to resemble the best times in America's past? When Tuesday (11/19/2012), US District Court Judge Audrey B Collins delivered a 28-page ruling denying my client the right to continue a 59-year-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity...
  • It Was the Right Thing to Do’: Former Marine Who Took Brutal Beating Defending Bullied Boy..

    09/07/2013 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/6/13 | Dave Urbanski
    ...Says He’d Do It Again His act of bravery earned him brutal beating from a trio of physically imposing bullies, including a fracture under his eye, stitches all over his face — including in his tear duct — and a concussion. But Wen Jones, 43, said he’d do it all over again. The former marine and father of two observed a 14-year-old boy and his 55-year-old father getting harassed and abused by three 20-year-old men at a Florida beach. The boy’s father, LeRoy Wright Jr., told the men to leave, but Jones sensed the bullies were about to attack. “I...
  • Achtung, Baby: Are People Being Encouraged to Rat On 'Anti-Government' Neighbors?

    05/05/2013 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | May 5, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Just when you thought the crap couldn’t get any creepier in Obamaland, BOOM, it does and things just got a little bit more … how shall I say it … peculiar. Can we still use the word “peculiar”? We can? Good. Cue Twilight Zone music, por favor, and allow me to proceed. So, what am I talking about you ask? Am I referring to the forced lesbian kissing class in a Red Hook, New York middle school? No, silly. That was like two weeks ago. Duh. That’s so yesterday. Or, as Jay Carney said of the Benghazi Massacre, “That was...
  • Palm Beach County sheriff gets $1 million for violence prevention unit amid questions

    05/01/2013 9:05:12 PM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | Dara Kam and Stacey Singer
    lorida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf. Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed. The goal will be avoiding crime — and making sure law enforcement knows about...
  • Obama to Vacation in West Palm Beach

    02/14/2013 6:46:10 AM PST · by upchuck · 43 replies
    Washington Dossier ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air Force One for a Presidents’ Day Weekend excursion to West Palm Beach, Florida. Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union speech as the guardian of the middle class. Obama presumably will head directly to some fabulous golf course, having not been able to play in recent weeks because of the cold weather in Washington. While Obama may pay...
  • Time running out for Palm Beach County voters waiting to get absentee ballots...

    10/26/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 23 Oct 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    RIVIERA BEACH — At age 20, Nicole Shibley is ready to vote in her first presidential election. The Yale University junior has her candidates selected. She understands the importance of making sure her ballot arrives at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by Nov. 6. The only problem: No ballot. The ballot she said she ordered Sept. 18 still hasn’t arrived. Each time she calls the elections office she said she gets a different explanation for the delay. Last week, officials promised her it would arrive on Saturday. It didn’t. “I would really like to vote for president...
  • Florida elections officials to oversee duplication of flawed Palm Beach County absentee ballots

    10/23/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 3 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    Underscoring the deep concern surrounding Palm Beach County’s latest election snafu, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is sending two observers here on Monday as workers begin an unprecedented process of duplicating an estimated 27,000 absentee ballots. In a letter to Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher late Friday, Detzner said he is sending two deputies to “observe and examine the registration and election processes and the condition, custody and operation of voting systems and equipment.” The deputies, he wrote, are empowered to “supervise the preparation of the voting equipment and procedures for the election.” Both will report their findings to him...
  • Too Far? New Attack Ad Targeting Allen West Depicts Him Beating Women

    08/09/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08/09/12 | Benny Johnson
    It is hard to think of an attack ad lower than the one essentially blaming Mitt Romney for a woman’s death, but we may have just found one. It’s from Florida, and it depicts Allen West (R-FL) in a boxing ring with red gloves on. The cartoon-like video then shows West punching an old woman, a young lady and seemingly a family with children. He also steals cash from the hands of the family and pockets it, all while laughing like a gremlin. And the audio matches the video. The female announcer says in condescending tone as sound effects play...
  • Obama flubs name of West Palm Beach mayor's city

    07/21/2012 8:02:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 21, 2012 | Anthony Man
    President Barack Obama's whirlwind tour of political battleground states is so dizzying it's no wonder he slipped up last week in South Florida, giving a shout out to "Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio."
  • Democratic chairman tries to contain immigration scandal

    06/09/2012 1:56:22 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 13 replies ^ | 6/9/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Alan Siegel tackled the uncomfortable subject of Shahid Freeman at Thursday night’s Democratic Executive Committee meeting in West Palm Beach. The recent scandal involving accusations that the party leadership was complicit in allowing the illegal immigrant Hispanic community to fall prey to fraud by one of their own members was a catalyst for suggested changes in the party’s by-laws. It also prompted the removal of Freeman , who is the president of the Boynton Beach Democratic Club and a member of the DEC, from his position as the point man for outreach to...
  • A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate (President-Elect) JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite

    05/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite Weeks after John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 United States presidential election, an elderly man nearly killed the President-Elect. Richard Pavlick, a disturbed man with anti-Catholic sentiments, packed his car and traveled from New Hampshire to Florida with one goal in mind - the death of President-Elect Kennedy. Pavlick's brute force plan would likely have succeeded, but a moment of compassion stopped Pavlick in his tracks and allowed for the era of Camelot to begin. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick often voiced anti-Catholic sentiments...
  • Newt Gringrich-Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner (Allen West 1st)

    01/28/2012 9:45:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | January 28, 2012 | Allen West & Newt Gingrich
    LIVE PALM BEACH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY 8p Lincoln Day Dinner Speakers: Newt Gingrich, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), & Sid Dinerstein, Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman 7-9p, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE C-SPAN CREW 59 minutes | 165 Views
  • Bring guns. Don't get comfy(FL)

    09/26/2011 6:13:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 25 September, 2011 | Andrew Marra
    West Palm Beach's mayor doesn't want guns in city hall, and who can blame her? Allowing firearms into public buildings that serve as an arena for political and legal conflict invites trouble. Unfortunately, it's also the law. That the law is amply clear seemed for a while not to matter. This month, Mayor Jeri Muoio vowed to continue banning firearms in the building after Oct. 1, when a new state law imposes stiff fines on local governments that continue to enforce their own firearm regulations. Though her attitude was understandable, threatening to buck state law in all but name was...
  • Fla gang trial turns deadly with witness' killing

    08/11/2011 7:38:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    ap ^ | August 11, 2011
    The day Eguel Geffrard was supposed to testify in the trial of the man accused of leading one of South Florida's most violent gangs, police found his bloodied body in a parking lot, a targeted hit authorities said was meant to send a message about Top 6's power. Top 6 became the most violent gang in Palm Beach County history, linked to 14 homicides and more than 150 shootings in the past few years, including a fatal Christmas Eve shooting at a busy mall in 2006 _ all part of a bloody gang war, authorities said. Alleged leader Futo Charles,...
  • Is Another Ballot Heist Coming?

    07/01/2011 8:32:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2011 | Tom Rowan
    The integrity of American elections ought to be above reproach.  Unfortunately, recent history suggests that when candidates are desperate, serious hanky-panky is not out of the question.The 2000 Florida Presidential election was severely marred by Al Gore's botched election robbery.  The massive vote fraud in Palm Beach County stands as immutable proof of the extent that crooked Democrats will go to steal an election.  After botching the robbery in "ballot box boiler rooms," the Democrats resorted to stall tactics, the courts, and endless recounts to steal the election for Gore.  The only mistake the voter frauds made is that...
  • Palm Beach County ethics rules would impact thousands by extending to dating, weddings

    05/16/2011 10:06:09 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2011 | Adam Playford
    Boy meets girl. They like each other. They go out three times. He picks up the tab. Perfectly innocent — and in some cases it could soon be perfectly illegal, if the girl works for Palm Beach County or one of its cities. It's an accidental side-effect of a simple idea: Put a hard limit on the gifts businesses can give government workers and kill Palm Beach County's reputation for corruption. The county's proposed new gift law would extend the rules to thousands of government workers — down to the people who pick up your trash and answer the telephones....
  • Woman clad only in robe claims Lion Country Safari animals in danger

    10/14/2010 3:03:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | October 14, 2010 | Michael LaForgia
    PALM BEACH COUNTY — A woman who wore only an open robe and said she was driving her car on a mission to save the animals blew through the gates at the Lion County Safari attraction in western Palm Beach County on Wednesday, causing brief pandemonium in the Las Pampas section, park officials said. The woman, whose name wasn't available this morning, sped through the park's first section, past the tortoise, the llamas, the tapirs and the rheas, and was nearly into the second section, inhabited by impala, aoudad and greater kudu, when park workers barricaded the way, said marketing...
  • College Officials Shut Down Student Conservative Group After Seeing Anti-Obama Literature

    (Lake Worth, FL) On Tuesday September 7, 2010 at around 11:00am one Palm Beach State College (PBSC) student and two Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) members, state chairman Daniel P. Diaz and state vice chairman Eddie Shaffer, were shut down and had campus police called on them after tabling and recruiting during club rush at the College. The PBSC student, Christina Beattie, had received prior permission from college administrator Olivia Ford-Morris to promote her organization on campus via telephone and email communication. On the day of club rush, officials approached the group and after seeing information about the organization and...
  • Crickets Chirp at Palm Beach Post Over Student Conservative Club Kicked Out of Local College Event

    09/16/2010 6:03:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 16, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    EEK!There is a conservative student group at our sacred campus club rush. Remove them immediately!Such was the attitude of Palm Beach State College administrator Olivia Ford-Morris at the sight of a Young Americans for Freedom table. You can see and hear the extreme urgency in the attitude and voice of Ms Ford-Morris accompanied by campus security guards in this video as she demands the students at the YAF table "Pull it up!" Although Ford-Morris claimed she didn't remember receiving either an e-mail or a phone call from YAF about getting a table for club rush, evidence is now contradicting that...
  • 2 Men Plead Guilty to Impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers...

    09/13/2010 12:21:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies - News Release ^ | September 8, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: September 8, 2010 2 men plead guilty to impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in advance fee fraud scheme MIAMI - Saleumsak Khammungkhune, 57, of San Diego, and David Johnson, aka Ukoha Eke, 39, a Nigerian national residing in Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty to conspiring to impersonate U. S. officers and to commit wire fraud following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). David Johnson pleaded guilty earlier today before U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas to conspiracy to impersonate a federal officer and to...
  • FBI investigating bomb scare that shut down PBIA concourse for an hour

    08/31/2010 10:31:58 AM PDT · by brytlea · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | August 31, 2010 | Andrew Marra
    WEST PALM BEACH — The FBI is investigating Monday evening's bomb threat at Palm Beach International Airport, which shut down part of the airport for an hour and prompted the search of a New York-bound JetBlue plane.
  • Thousands seeking help with mortgages jam Palm Beach County Convention Center

    08/27/2010 3:51:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 27 Aug 10 | Kimberly Miller
    WEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County Convention Center filled again today with tales of mortgage woe. Before dawn, with a plump moon overhead, a line of desperate homeowners trailed around the outside of the building. They slept in beach chairs or on blankets on the ground, refugees from a bad economy, bad loans, or bad decisions. They stayed even as the rain poured down on them. Because for most of the people in the queue, the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America is the end of the line. The last chance to save their home. The non-profit group will...
  • Conserv. Black Repub. Congressional Candidate Thrown Out Of CF Dinner Because Big Donor Dems Object!

    07/21/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 140 replies · 2+ views
    Campaign | MB26
    Conservative Black Republican Congressional Candidate Thrown Out Of Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Because Big Donor Dems Object FR Exclusive You would think it couldn’t happen in America but it has. Retired Army Lt. Colonel Allen West is a conservative Black Republican. He was to be honored at an upcoming Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Dinner in Florida, but the invitation was withdrawn because of pressure from liberal Dems who also support the Foundation. Allen is running, (and running well) for the Congressional seat now held by far-left Democrat Ron Klein. The district, Florida 22, covers the east coast of Florida from Fort Lauderdale...
  • Police: Delray man tossed 18-month-old from car during chase

    07/17/2010 10:48:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | July 16, 2010 | Eliot Kleinberg
    A man tossed his 18-month-old niece out of a moving car, then led police on a high speed chase that ended with him wrestling with officers, according to reports. The child escaped injury during the incident involving Curtis Raymond Morris Johnson, 21, of Delray Beach. On Friday, his left eye swollen and shut, Johnson heard Palm Beach Circuit Judge Ted S. Booras order him held in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges of child abuse, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and traffic offenses.

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • 2 people are in custody after trying to get onto MacDill Air Force Base

    06/14/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 124 replies · 6,225+ views
    CNN - Twitter ^ | June 14, 2010 | Tori Blase
    Via twitter - BREAKING CNN: 2 people are in custody after trying to get onto MacDill Air Force Base, the home of U.S. Central Command: Air Force spokeswoman
  • Palm Beach "Crazy Bird": Best Suspect Sketch Ever

    05/08/2010 1:53:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Sat, May 8, 2010 | JANIE CAMPBELL
    If this sketch comes to life, then we'll talk scary. It's not that we're about to make fun of our neighbors up in West Palm Beach. [Note: we are totally about to make fun of our neighbors up in West Palm Beach.] It's just that we've never seen a composite sketch quite like the one created to help solve the mystery of a "crazy bird" who's been terrorizing residents in downtown WPB. The feathered fellow is being so brazen as to interrupt daily dog walks (quelle horreur!) and "leaving a trail of fear -- and something else." Oh, so just...
  • More women in Palm Beach County turn to stripping in bad economy

    04/24/2010 12:23:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies · 2,433+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 24, 2010 | Brian Haas
    For more and more women in Palm Beach County, the road to economic recovery is paved with garter belts, g-strings and 4-inch plexiglass heels. Take, Stephanie White, for example. She recently registered to dance at Sugar Daddy's in West Palm Beach. She said she has been looking for a full-time job for more than a year to help support her 2-year-old son, Lawrence. "They're not hiring," said White, 20. But stripping? "It's something I want to do. Fast money," she said.
  • Police arrest pot-smoking Ozzy Osbourne fan armed with fireworks at Palm Beach Gardens book signing

    02/27/2010 4:21:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 446+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 27, 2010 | Julius Whigham II
    PALM BEACH GARDENS - For Ozzy Osbourne fans, it was a chance to get up close and personal with the legendary rocker. But one fan attending the rocker's book signing in Palm Beach Gardens tonight, instead found himself drawing the attention of Palm Beach Gardens police officers. Officers found marijuana and fireworks on the man, Gardens police spokeswoman Ellen Lovejoy said. The man was in the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Legacy Place, where Osbourne was promoting his autobiography.
  • Ivana Trump Removed From PBIA (Palm Beach) Flight

    12/27/2009 7:12:42 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 44 replies · 3,157+ views ^ | 12-26-2009 |
    One of Palm Beach's most famous residents was forced off a flight Saturday afternoon after the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office says she became belligerent and aggrevated towards other passengers, including children. Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of Donald Trump, was on Delta flight 2377 headed to New York when law enforcement says they had to physically remove her from the flight. According to the Sheriff's Department, the pilot told them he got a call of a disturbance in first class after the plane pushed back from the gate at Palm Beach International and was headed towards the runway. The pilot...
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 284 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • Deputy arrested for pointing gun at man having sex with her daughter

    12/08/2009 11:53:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 3,519+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 7, 2009 | Erika Pesantes
    A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office corrections deputy was arrested Monday for assaulting a man at gunpoint who was having sex with her daughter in the deputy's Belle Glade home. Dorethea Collier, 48, was charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault and battery for the Nov. 2 incident. She was arrested following a review by the State Attorney's Office, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera.
  • Newlywed Dalia Dippolito arrested for hiring hitman to kill husband [3rd time not a charm]

    11/20/2009 9:43:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 50 replies · 2,863+ views ^ | Nov. 19, 2009 | unattributed
    The movie Pretty Woman is about the fairy tale life of a prostitute who finds who true love with a wealthy businessman played by Richard Gere. In Palm Beach such a saga appeared to be playing out with the marriage of Michael Dippolito to an escort that he met name Dalia. What happened was Dippolito had ordered an escort named Dailia for an evening. After spending the night together the two began to date seriously and after a brief four month of courtship the couple wed. Now a surprising turn of events has taken place with this so called fairy...
  • Palm Beach police: Jeffry Picower has died [friend of Maoff]

    10/25/2009 1:27:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 2,109+ views
    AP ^ | 10-25-09 | AP
    Authorities say he was found at the bottom of his Palm Beach home's pool Sunday afternoon by his wife and could not be revived...
  • 'Operation Deep Six': Agencies' arrests buried threat that violent gang posed for years in county

    10/18/2009 8:46:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1,226+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 18, 2009 | Brian Haas
    They flashed wads of money and brazenly showed off military-style assault weapons on They started fights in clubs, distributed drugs throughout Palm Beach County and left a trail of more than a dozen bodies. They called themselves Top 6. And they were the most violent gang in Palm Beach County history. They influenced most of the drug trade in Lake Worth and parts of the trade in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton during their latter years.
  • Rush Limbaugh, Girlfriend Pledge $100,000 Toward Holiday Decorations (Rush Saves Christmas!)

    10/14/2009 8:08:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies · 4,706+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | William Kelly
    Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh and girlfriend Kathryn Rogers have promised the town $100,000 toward the cost of new holiday decorations. The gift is part of $350,000 in private donations pledged by a few town residents, Town Council President David Rosow said at Tuesday's council meeting. Limbaugh wanted to help bring "brightness and cheer" to a town he dearly loves, said Rosow, who is a friend of Limbaugh's. Rosow solicited the donations to cover the entire cost of the new lights and garlands, and installation of wiring to support them. "No one I called said 'no,' " Rosow said....
  • State Farm wants to dump home insurance in Florida (1.2 million policies)

    01/27/2009 11:28:02 AM PST · by flattorney · 15 replies · 2,374+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | January 27, 2009 | Beatrice Garcia
    Saying its finances are weakened, State Farm's Florida unit wants to get out of the business of property insurance in the state. The company, Florida's largest private insurer of homes and condos with 1.2 million policies, wants to keep only auto insurance, it said in a statement. Other State Farm units would still sell life, health and other financial services, it said in a statement. Under State Farm's proposal, it would phase out of the property insurance business over two years, giving existing customers time to find new coverage. If State Farm's plan is approved by state insurance regulators, that...
  • Madoff's riptide at Palm Beach

    01/18/2009 10:38:08 PM PST · by kcvl · 16 replies · 1,267+ views
    Given what's being called the biggest case of financial fraud ever committed by one person in American history, I figured that things would be different this year during our annual spring break trek to Palm Beach, ground zero of Bernie Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme. As a footnote, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant, advertised in 1920 that he could deliver a 50 percent return for investors in 45 days. Within several months, Ponzi had pocketed tens of millions of dollars from people who had turned over their life savings or mortgaged their homes to invest. "If there is an...
  • Spit When You Say, "Madoff"; How Palm Beach's ultrarich are recovering

    01/04/2009 7:57:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 1,037+ views
    Slate ^ | Jan. 3, 2009 | Daniel Gross
    Palm Beach people are defined as much by the company they keep as by the companies they own. To really be somebody, it's not enough simply to have a fat wallet. You have to donate to the right charities, belong to the right club, and, then, to the exclusive club within the club. Just so, to be one of Madoff's marks, you first had to be one of his investors—which wasn't easy. Many of the fraudster's biggest investors—European industrialists, South American socialites, well-connected American businesspeople—believed that getting Madoff to manage their money was like gaining admittance to a hoity-toity club....
  • Madoff investors face off in Palm Beach

    12/16/2008 5:03:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 73 replies · 2,196+ views
    Page2live ^ | 12-16-08 | Jose Lambiet
    Beyond the financial fallouts in Palm Beach of the Bernie Madoff scandal, the very social fabric of The Island may find itself altered forever. Formerly rich families will be uprooted. Former friends are at each other’s throats. While Realtors are lining up to grab the expected sales of mansions whose owners lost the millions they invested with the disgraced Wall Street big, one scene at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night illustrates the tension. Several eyewitnesses at the 60th birthday party for carpet king John Stark tell me that two of the major players in this scandal came face-to-face. It wasn’t pleasant. On...
  • Woman married to woman is disgusted with the United States, files for permanent divorce

    10/29/2008 6:45:44 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 27 replies · 1,299+ views
    email page print page popular pages Police: Ex-lover stabbed Boynton Beach executive 200 times with screwdriver Click-2-Listen By MICHAEL LaFORGIA Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 29, 2008 BOYNTON BEACH — A woman who lived with her ex-partner on the city's south side stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, police said. After committing the crime, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to...
  • Obama citizenship story finally seeing daylight? (Palm Beach County to the rescue?)

    10/23/2008 9:10:34 AM PDT · by rjp2005 · 90 replies · 4,173+ views
    WPTV ^ | 10-22-08 | Jamie Holmes
    "Nonetheless an attorney in Philadelphia, Philip Berg, filed a lawsuit claiming Obama lost his U.S. citizenship when his mother married an Indonesian man. Berg says Obama failed to take an oath of allegiance when he turned 18. Obama has attempted to silence any critics by producing a birth certificate from Hawaii, proving he was born there in 1961. Berg however is demanding an original, and not a copy from the Obama camp. Obama's team filed a motion to dismiss Berg's lawsuit, but they also made a motion to block discovery. Brian Smith is a West Palm Beach attorney registered as...
  • (VANITY) Day One: GOP Pollwatcher in Palm Beach County FL. Early Voting Edition

    10/20/2008 5:23:55 AM PDT · by ajwharton · 17 replies · 869+ views
    me | 10/20/2008 | me
    Today is my first day as a GOP poll watcher. We are being dispatched to the early voting locations, which are starting today. I am going to a local library for a eight hour shift. I have five shifts before Nov 5. I have a folding chair, a pen, a stack of ready-to-go "incident reports", the state GOP hotline in my speed dial, my official poll watcher ID, sun glasses and it is raining... Cue "Bad to the Bone" I was thinking that I would update this thread with some fun facts (if there are any) as the election season...
  • In Palm Beach County it goes from missing ballots to too many ballots (Floriduh RATS alert!)

    09/13/2008 5:57:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies · 157+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/12/08 | Mark Hollis
    In Palm Beach County it goes from missing ballots to too many ballotsBy Mark Hollis | South Florida Sun-Sentinel 6:13 PM EDT, September 12, 2008 It's no longer a missing ballots problem in Palm Beach County. Now there are too many ballots. After a cumbersome resorting and recounting of ballots from the Aug. 26 election, investigators produced two new troubling findings Friday. First, auditors have discovered electronic evidence that 110 ballots from voters at a Delray Beach precinct weren't included in election night results. Those votes also weren't included in totals from a recount. Second, auditors verified that there are...