TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed Palm Beach County Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.
The Republican governor announced Francis' appointment to the conservative-controlled Supreme Court at a news conference in West Palm Beach.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) on Thursday reported net income of $10.4 million in its second quarter.
The West Palm Beach, Florida-based company said it had profit of $1.11 per share.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.
The West Palm Beach, Florida-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $20.7 million, or 41 cents per share, in the period.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $109.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the West Palm Beach, Florida-based company said it had net income of $2.68.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman who left her newborn baby in a trash bin pleaded guilty to attempted murder and child abuse, agreeing to a seven-year prison sentence and potential deportation.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gas prices in Florida rose an average of 13 cents per gallon over the past week and are now $4.89 a gallon on average, AAA reported on Monday.
Despite the rise, Florida prices are still below those nationwide, which hit above $5 a gallon over the weekend.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old construction worker fell to her death from a 13th-floor balcony of a condominium complex in West Palm Beach, police said.
Delores Yamileth Martinez-Ponce worked for a flooring company and was installing flooring at the La Clara condominium construction site when she fell at around 9 a.m.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has reluctantly delayed the trial of a woman accused of dressing like a clown and fatally shooting her lover's wife more than 30 years ago after defense attorneys said they're having a hard time contacting witnesses.
A police officer shot and killed a man who crashed a van outside a South Florida school Friday and then ran into the school's auditorium, officials said.
Students were on campus but not in the theater when the shooting occurred at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, police spokesman Mike Jachles said during a news conference.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Venezuelan woman who rose from being the late President Hugo Chávez's nurse to the nation's treasurer has been extradited from Spain to the U.S.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A passenger with no flying experience radioed an urgent plea for help when the pilot of a small plane suddenly fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast, and was able to land the plane safely with the help of air traffic controllers.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN) on Thursday reported profit of $58.1 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the West Palm Beach, Florida-based company said it had net income of $6.01.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old man drove a stolen Mercedes SUV as fast as 178 mph (286 kph) during a chase Monday night through six counties along Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 95, authorities said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The results topped Wall Street expectations.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $146 million.
The West Palm Beach, Florida-based company said it had net income of $3.44 per share.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has rejected a plea deal reached by prosecutors and an attorney for an 18-year-old man accused of killing four people in a traffic crash last year.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Howard Coates said Monday the 10-year prison sentence the defense and prosecution agreed to last month is to lenient.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men died when their helicopter crashed in rough terrain near Lake Okeechobee, officials said Saturday.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Richard Preiser, 71, and Thomas Stout, 65, both of Delray Beach, died when their helicopter crashed Friday afternoon in the J.W.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida bridgetender who raised a drawbridge to Palm Beach before a 79-year-old woman walking her bicycle reached the other side has been has charged with manslaughter in her death, police said.
Nelson Cruz is the big-bat, big-name DH headed to the Washington Nationals at age 41, pending the successful completion of a physical exam. He's expected to protect NL MVP runner-up Juan Soto in the lineup — and offer other sorts of help away from the field.
INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's office divers searched a gator-infested canal in a Florida wilderness preserve after human remains were found in the mouth of a large alligator, officials said.
Divers for the Martin County Sheriff's Office searched a large area of the Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area in Indiantown, Florida, after the human remains were found inside the park Thursday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Breeze Airways is announcing four new nonstop flights from Charleston International Airport in South Carolina.
The Utah-based airline on Tuesday announced that it will add flights from Charleston to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Syracuse, New York, and Fort Myers, Florida.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming that the sugar industry’s controlled crop burns are dangerous to nearby residents in Florida was dropped on Friday.
Attorneys for several of Florida's largest sugar companies and attorneys for a dozen residents from Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties agreed in West Palm Beach federal court that the case should be dismissed with prejudice and each side should pay their own attorney fees, according to court records.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A white Florida police officer with a history of excessive force is charged with aggravated battery during his arrest of a Black man accused of trespassing outside a grocery store.
A 48-year-old man died when a higher-speed train crashed into his car after he drove around a flashing signal warning vehicles to stop, sheriff's officials said.
The crash happened late Sunday afternoon in Lake Worth, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he jumped from a stolen car seconds before it was hit by a train and sent flying into a nearby home. The sleeping residents were unharmed and the man was later arrested, authorities said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bicyclist fell to her death when a drawbridge connecting Palm Beach to the Florida mainland began rising before she could reach the other side. A bystander tried to pull her to safety but lost his grip, officials said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bicyclist fell to their death Sunday after the South Florida drawbridge on which they were standing opened, authorities said.
Police didn't immediately release any information on the bicyclist's identity.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a campaign ad, Nevada gubernatorial candidate Michele Fiore steps out of a Ford F-150 with a handgun holstered on her hip and tells viewers she was one of the first elected officials to endorse Donald Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One million at-home COVID-19 tests will be available to Florida's nursing homes and assisted living facilities under a new initiative, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday.
The Republican governor made the announcement during a news conference in West Palm Beach on Thursday morning at the Rehabilitation Center of the Palm Beaches.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Khayla Pointer had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and No. 21 LSU beat short-handed Texas Tech 74-60 for its 10th straight victory on Tuesday in the West Palm Beach Invitational.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madison Scott scored 12 points, Angel Baker had 11 and Mississippi's defense took over in the third quarter to propel the Rebels to a 61-53 win over No. 18 South Florida at the West Palm Beach Invitational on Tuesday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sara Puckett came off the bench to score 19 points and Tamari Key added 16 to lead No. 7 Tennessee to a convincing 112-58 victory over East Tennessee on Monday night.
Keyen Green contributed 13 points, Kaiya Wynn had 12 and 10 rebounds, Alexus Dye had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Karoline Striplin scored 10 for the Lady Volunteers (10-1), who rebounded from Saturday’s loss to Stanford with the conquest.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Khayla Pointer had 20 points and eight assists, Faustine Aifuwa had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 LSU beat Clemson 70-56 on Monday night in the West Palm Beach Invitational.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Elena Tsineke scored 20 points, Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu had 14 points and 12 rebounds and No. 18 South Florida beat West Virginia 77-55 on Monday in the West Palm Beach Invitational.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A train belonging to Florida's higher-speed passenger rail service struck and killed a man walking on the tracks just weeks after the company reopened from the pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Brightline commuter train hit a car carrying a woman and her grandchild Monday on the higher-speed line's first day back in operation since the coronavirus pandemic began.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Citing unspecified examples of election fraud, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday pledged to create a law enforcement agency to investigate election crimes as part of a new package of voting laws.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The names of three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man won't be released because they've invoked their right to remain anonymous under a 2018 amendment to Florida's constitiution.
MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's higher-speed passenger train service will resume operations Nov. 8 after being closed for 20 months because of the pandemic.
Brightline says it will resume with hourly service between Miami and West Palm Beach.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement killed three suspects in separate incidents over the weekend, one of them allegedly armed with a rifle and the other two with knives.
The first shooting happened Saturday night in Tarpon Springs.
MIAMI (AP) — A double amputee veteran who opened fire at a Florida hospital, injuring a doctor, was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison on Friday.
Larry Ray Bon was at a Veterans Affairs hospital emergency room in West Palm Beach in 2019 when he became frustrated and grabbed a gun in his wheelchair and began firing.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenage driver was high on an illegal form of cannabis when he sped through a red light at more than 100 mph and caused a July crash that killed four people, authorities said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trial has begun for a Florida man in one of three separate slayings he is accused of committing during a short period in 2017.
Jury selection began last week in West Palm Beach in the case of 37-year-old Jonathan Gray Shuler.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sugar growers in Florida are suing the U.S, Army Corps of Engineers over proposed reservoir water levels they say will be far too low.
The federal lawsuits filed this week by Florida Crystals' Okeelanta Corp., U.S.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Not long after a powerful earthquake struck his Haitian hometown, Osambert Jean started receiving calls from dozens of friends who also emigrated from southwestern Haiti to settle in this South Florida suburb nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's higher-speed passenger rail service Brightline announced Tuesday it will resume operating sometime in November, 20 months after it closed because of the pandemic and with safety measures that it hopes will curb a spate of fatal collisions that plagued its initial run.
INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light imploded the towering chimney stack of its last coal-fired generating plant on Wednesday, a milestone in its transition to cleaner energy sources.
Puffs of smoke came from the base of the 495-foot (150-meter) stack and then it fell to the side in one piece, kicking up a large cloud of dust as it smashed into the ground.