Latest West Palm Beach News

Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

Nov. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man. The Palm Beach Post reports that 22-year-old Jesse Harris pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery while committing...

Hunter thought he would die in the swamp when gator bit him

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hours after an alligator bit James Boyce on the leg deep inside a swamp, the avid hunter had resigned himself to dying. He made his goodbyes with his wife, Terisa. They had tightened their belts around his thigh as a tourniquet, but he was bleeding heavily and going in and out...

Principal whose Holocaust remarks went viral is fired

Oct. 31, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A high school principal in Florida who told a student's mother "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened" has been fired. The Palm Beach County school board voted 5-2 to fire William Latson on ground of "ethical misconduct" and "failure to carry out job responsibilities."...

Florida fast train to connect Miami cruise port with Orlando

Oct. 30, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's new highspeed rail system is building a station at PortMiami, giving theme park tourists the opportunity for a car-free vacation by connecting them to the busy cruise ship destination. Brightline said Tuesday it will build a station at PortMiami by 2020. The Virgin Trains will...

Very complex: Nats, Astros share spring site, meet in Series

Oct. 23, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Asked how his Washington Nationals figured out Gerrit Cole in the World Series opener, Juan Soto didn't have to look far for an answer. "I'm glad I face him in spring training," Soto said. In fact, all of the Houston Astros and Nationals see a lot of each other starting every...

Judge clears record of man jailed for missing jury duty

Oct. 7, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who spent 10 days in jail after he overslept and missed jury duty had his record cleared by a judge Monday. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes rescinded his contempt finding against 21-year-old Deandre Somerville, writing that Somerville has been...

New court terms for Florida man jailed for missing jury duty

Oct. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has reduced the terms of probation of a 21-year-old man who spent 10 days in jail after he overslept and missed jury duty. News outlets report that Circuit Civil Judge John Kastrenakes reduced Deandre Somerville's probation on Friday from 12 months to three...

Man who faked being teen doctor has been freed from prison

Sep. 25, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old Florida man imprisoned for impersonating a doctor while he was a teenager and stealing from a patient has been freed from custody. News outlets report Malachi Love-Robinson, known as "Dr. Love," was released Monday, about 20 months into his 3.5-year sentence. He...