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A MorseLife Health System sign is shown on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into MorseLife Health System, a nonprofit that operates a nursing home and assisted living facility, amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees.  (AP Photo/Cody Jackson)

Florida company accused of steering vaccines to rich donors

Jan. 6, 2021 3:24 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into an upscale nursing home amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees. The Washington Post and New York Post both reported that...

Search suspended for boat heading from Bahamas to Florida

Jan. 2, 2021 7:52 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a boat that didn't show up as planned in South Florida. The 29-foot (9-meter) Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel left Bimini, Bahamas, on Monday and was supposed to arrive in Lake Worth, near West Palm Beach, on Tuesday. It was reported overdue that day...

Battle over beach access uncovers century-old mystery

Jan. 2, 2021 3:01 AM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tucked inside the opulence of Palm Beach is a street dotted with shotgun-style cottages more reminiscent of Hemingway’s Key West than flamboyant Henry Flagler. Root Trail, a modest passage without the pomp of manicured swales, leads east to the Atlantic through a simple beach...

Fake teen doctor arrested again on fraud charges in Florida

Jan. 1, 2021 1:23 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old Florida man who posed as a doctor and spent prison time as a teenager, has been arrested again on charges of fraud and grand theft, police said. Malachi Love-Robinson was released hours after his arrest on Thursday, WPTV in West Palm Beach reported. According to...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Kraft on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Prosecutor: Preserve massage parlor video of Patriots owner

Dec. 30, 2020 3:32 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor asked a judge to preserve video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, according to court documents filed Wednesday. A misdemeanor solicitation charge against Kraft was dropped in September after an...

President Donald Trump's motorcade departs Trump International Golf Club, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

Dec. 27, 2020 11:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Sunday, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes...

Florida teacher accused of insulting students suspended

Dec. 23, 2020 9:50 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida middle school teacher accused of regularly insulting her students, often about their nationality or intelligence, has had her educator license suspended for six months by Florida education officials. The school district in Palm Beach County had moved to fire...

College baseball player's body found in Florida apartment

Dec. 22, 2020 7:32 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old college baseball player. The body of Derek Becker was found Sunday in an apartment near the Keiser University campus in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported. Police have released few details about...

Man pleads guilty to killing wife, leads police to remains

Dec. 22, 2020 4:22 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of killing his estranged wife, who went missing earlier this year. David Anthony, 44, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and kidnapping, the Palm Beach Post reported. His plea agreement calls for 38 years in prison at his sentencing...

Ice dancers training in West Palm eye Beijing Olympics

Dec. 19, 2020 3:00 AM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A skating duo — her from Boca Raton, him from Kazakhstan — hope to ice dance their way into the next Winter Olympics. And their path to competition runs through an ice rink in West Palm Beach, where a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion from...