August 13, 2013
Study: Miami Dolphins have NFL’s fourth-least engaged fans

In what surely won’t come as a welcome bit of news, Dolphins fans have been ranked the fourth-least engaged fans by TicketCity. 

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Right below the Dolphins? The Kansas City Chiefs. 

Check out Andrew Abramson’s post here. 

August 13, 2013
Palm Beach International flight to LAX launches at low prices

Travelers: Start getting excited. As reporter Emily Roach notes today: “It’s a first. Check out your favorite online flight search for a nonstop hop to LAX in December, and Palm Beach International Airport offers the cheapest fare.” 

Check out the story here.

August 13, 2013

jorgevalens:

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New to the North Korean domestic market? Locally-produced smartphones. The Android-based Arirang devices are Kim Jong-un tested, government approved. (AFP photos)

I bet this will be a popular Android ROM. 

Quote from the story: “North Korea, one of the most isolated and censored societies on the planet, has unveiled what it says is a domestically-produced smartphone.

Industry analysts say the ‘Arirang’, built around Google’s Android OS, is likely manufactured in neighbouring China, however.”

(via jorgevalens)

August 8, 2013
A shark in a New York City subway car? Yep.

July 25, 2013
Video: Woman has meltdown in Apple store

A woman at an Apple store in Los Angeles freaked out recently and had a meltdown. Reason? She was waiting for quite some time to get some help. There was one problem, though: She had not appointment. 

Anybody who has gone to the Apple store to get Genius Bar help knows you need an appointment or else you’re toast. 

Here’s the video! 

April 29, 2013
10 things you may have missed this weekend…

Here are 10 stories that you may have missed this weekend: 

Judge rips government prosecution of Palm Beach widow, places her on probation for 5 seconds for tax evasion

A 79-year-old Palm Beach woman on Thursday didn’t just avoid a prison term for evading taxes on $43 million in foreign accounts. A federal judge said Mary Estelle Curran deserves a presidential pardon.

Will ‘Rental Nation’ plague your property?

The fragile sense of community in homeowner Bryan Melzard’s neighborhood — the impromptu chats on the sidewalk, shared gripes about overzealous condo commandos — is fading.

Feds: West Palm man organized kids’ birthday parties, ran in violent gang

A man who allegedly spends his time running children’s birthday parties while also participating in a violent Central American gang is in the custody of federal authorities after they found he is in the country illegally.

Overnight car crash pins man, kills him in Greenacres

Victor Aguiar, 56, of Homestead, died after a car headed northbound on the road pinned him and Oscar Cristo Gomez to the broken down Dodge Magnum they were pushing eastbound across Haverhill, then north.

Court: Jupiter can’t collect $1.6 million fine for mangrove removal

Roger and Myrna Byrd, fined $1.6 million by the town two years ago for illegally removing mangroves, do not have to pay the penalty, according to a Palm Beach County Circuit Court ruling.

Diamond in the roughage: Woman, 80, swallows diamond at charity event

The idea behind the Tampa Woman’s Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.

14-year-old arrested in connection with Okeeheelee Park brush fire

A 14-year-old Okeeheelee Middle School student was arrested today on allegations that he started a brush fire that burned 15 acres Thursday in Greenacres.

Man charged with battery, attempt to elude police, and stealing Playstation 2 from mom’s home

As Doyle Washburn Jr. paid a visit to his mother’s home Wednesday, he stayed briefly.

Moments later, his mother told authorities, Washburn crawled out a window with stolen items.

Judge issues warrant for missing suburban West Palm man as jury convicts him of murder in 2010 shooting

On a break shortly before jurors began deciding his third-degree murder case Thursday, Niklas Prokopishen sat on a concrete bench outside the Palm Beach County courthouse next to his mother, his head buried in his hands.

Family, friends gather to remember three who died in Riviera Beach car crash

Grief came in all colors, in whispers and sometimes, even in song.

Stark against the Spartan black-and-white auditorium stage at Riviera Beach’s Inlet Grove High School were a pair of open caskets, one silver, one bronze, where lay the bodies of two young men dressed in white, indistinct wailing echoing through the room.

April 29, 2013
Conan vs. Obama: Who was funnier?

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend was a seeming laugh riot. President Obama walked up to the lectern to “Hail to the Chief” that was abruptly swapped for DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win,” which some on the Internet will label as a WIN!

Late night host Conan O’Brien also took to the stage to fling out a few of his own jokes. 

So, who was funnier? You decide…

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See more pictures from the event here.

April 15, 2013
10 things you may have missed this weekend!

Lilly Pulitzer celebrated by family, friends at Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach

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As hundreds of friends and family gathered to honor Lilly Pulitzer during a memorial service Thursday, many sported the cheery prints she was known for instead of somber tones.

Families, friends promise to ‘never forget’ victims of ‘violent’ Riviera Beach crash

Shonteria T. Grimsley, 17, was almost home, less than a mile from her mom’s ranch house on Avenue H East, and only a few blocks from Inlet Grove High School, when the crash — the worst involving young people in Palm Beach County in nearly 20 years — happened early Saturday.

Lake Worth man accused of causing child’s brain to bleed; his second child cruelty arrest in 2 years

A 25-year-old man was arrested for the second time in less than two years on child cruelty charges, this time for allegedly causing a 10-month-old girl’s brain to bleed.

Three men arrested for allegedly robbing couple at Royal Palm Beach hotel

Three men are in jail after they allegedly robbed a couple at a Royal Palm Beach hotel this week.

Woman gave herself a raise, bought gift cards after stealing from her ex-employer, cops say

A 44-year-old woman is facing fraud charges after police say she stole money from her employer, some of which she allegedly spent at Staples and some she used to get a higher salary.

Man shot, killed, second injured in West Palm Beach shooting; city’s second homicide of 2013

The shootings took place at 1:05 a.m. on the 4300 block of Australian Avenue, about one-half mile south of 45th Street, said Capt. David Bernhardt, city police spokesman.

Billionaire wins wine fight; jury awards him $380K

A Florida billionaire said he planned to drink a glass of wine to celebrate a federal jury’s conclusion Thursday that he was defrauded by a California businessman who sold him two dozen bottles of fake vintage wine at a 2005 auction.

Could Goodman juror’s latest disclosure warrant a new trial?

Even before last month’s release of Dennis DeMartin’s latest self-published book, the former juror in John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter trial had already become arguably the most notorious local panelist in recent memory.

17 years after beauty queen’s murder, her mother and police still seek justice

Since Nancy Crum was in her early 60s she has traveled from Austin, Texas to Boca Raton 16 times with her husband. She doesn’t come for pleasure, but instead meets with police and pleads with the public, holding on to hope that her daughter’s murderer will be found.

Three Belle Glade men facing dog-fighting charges

Three Belle Glade men are facing charges after authorities alleged that they were involved in a dog-fighting ring.

April 1, 2013

buzzfeed:

The most exclusive hotel room in the world is inside Disney’s castle. 

April 1, 2013
10 things you may have missed this weekend…

It was a holiday weekend, so you probably missed something on the Internet. Here are 10 things you may have missed…

Police: Brothers in jail after fatal stabbing at Boynton Beach bar

One man was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault on a police officer after a fatal stabbing during an early-morning bar fight.

‘I have a purpose in life,’ says woman once arrested for drugs and prostitution but now in West Palm Beach program

Christina Martell came close to death a few times during the nine years she roamed the streets of West Palm Beach, stripping and doing whatever she needed to feed her drug habit. She said she didn’t have a care in the world. If she died, then oh, well.

New York woman ends up in jail after disturbance at Atlantic Avenue restaurant

A 61-year-old New York woman is behind bars today after police said she refused to pay her $65 dinner tab, caused a scene and kicked officers outside a Delray Beach restaurant Wednesday night.

Club and restaurant owner says Clematis Street needs stronger identity

Few people have experienced the booms and busts of Clematis Street like Rodney Mayo, a pioneer of the city’s nightlife scene. Mayo opened Respectable Street in 1987, bringing the new wave music scene to a quiet street. Today, he still owns Respectable Street, along with Dr. Feelgood’s, Lost Weekend, Hullabaloo, LongBoards, Howley’s, Dada and Tryst in Delray Beach as well as several establishments in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Palm Beach County particularly vulnerable to rising seas

Just a short drive from the lights of Bourbon Street, a chunk of the southern Louisiana coast equal to the 100-yard football field at the nearby Superdome is washing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Fuku restaurant facing more lawsuits, eviction

Fuku, the Asian fusion restaurant on Clematis Street, is a busy place these days — for lawyers.

Four injured when firetruck, car collide in downtown Lake Worth

One person was flown to Delray Medical Center this afternoon after his car collided with a firetruck downtown, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

Vehicles offenses land two Palm Beach County 80-year-olds in jail

While people older than 80 make up 7.6 percent of Palm Beach County’s population, they rarely end up in police booking blotters.

Bus aide accused of stalking and bullying 5-year-old

A 37-year-old Port St. Lucie bus aide was arrested for allegedly stalking and bullying a 5-year-old, according to Port St. Lucie Police.

MORNING BOMBSHELL TV anchor’s gay and pregnant — you got all that?

For the slightest moment on Wednesday morning, I felt like the Dowager Countess on “Downton Abbey.”

Bonus story here!

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