Latest West Palm Beach News

Employers finding new ways to find, retain workers

Sep. 17, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Extra workers are needed every winter tourist season at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa, but this year, inventive minds turned a standard job search into art. Using the hotel’s beach as a canvas, hotel officials arranged...

Tua, Jones together again as Pats visit Miami in Week 1

Sep. 07, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa didn’t seem to celebrate this stat. Bill Belichick certainly isn’t, either. Tagovailoa hears all the time about the things he supposedly can’t do — can’t throw the deep ball, can’t stay healthy, can’t get to the playoffs,...

Rents are starting to come down, but the trend may not hold

Sep. 06, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rents are starting to come down after spiking to record levels this past summer, but experts are uncertain if the slowdown will continue. Christopher Mayer, professor of real estate at Columbia Business School, said people looking for an apartment now might have a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 25, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 23, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s judicial nominating commissions were a great idea. They could be again As he intended all along, Gov. Ron DeSantis once again appointed Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court, which refused to...

Judge appears willing to unveil some of Mar-a-Lago affidavit

Aug. 18, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to put forward proposed redactions as he committed to making public at least part of the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump's estate in Florida. U.S....

Florida high speed train gets grant to improve safety

Aug. 15, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tracks used by the nation's deadliest railroad will see added fencing to keep pedestrians away and safety improvements at crossings under a $25 million federal grant announced Monday. Brightline and government officials announced the grant as the...

Florida governor appoints new Supreme Court justice

Aug. 05, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

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....

Florida woman who left baby in trash bin take plea deal

Jul. 28, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

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. Two maintenance workers at a Boca Raton apartment complex heard faint crying sounds...

South Florida advocate keeps memory of murder victims alive

Jul. 24, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To know if a mother’s heart has broken, look for Angela Williams on her street. She’s usually hard on the heels of death, appearing at sites of fatal shootings across Palm Beach County to comfort those left in its wake. It only takes a text — man...

Black residents chosen to manage music venue

Jul. 02, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — West Palm Beach officials chose a local-based operator for the Sunset Lounge on Monday night, capping a protracted process that pitted a non-Black Miami-based group against one led by Black residents eager to oversee the return of a venue that was once the cultural...