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West Palm Beach has most expensive gas prices in Florida

Jun. 13, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

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. ...

Analysts: Lack of affordable housing threatens economy

Jun. 11, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County’s shortage of affordable housing has started to affect the growth of its economy, to the point where its recent expansion is in jeopardy, speakers said at a housing summit last week. Some firms interested in relocating their...

Construction worker falls to her death from Florida condo

May. 30, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

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...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s new elections chief won’t bury The Big Lie Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new chief elections official, Cord Byrd, could have saved himself a whole lot of justifiable criticism Tuesday if he had simply...

Surgeon: Pilot had remarkable recovery after passing out

May. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

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. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic...

Florida killer clown trial delayed again -- for a sixth time

May. 18, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

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. The trial for Sheila...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Daughter recalls murdered mom was obsessed with hitchhiking

May. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lena Teinila was an introvert who liked to write poetry and wanted to be a good mother, says her daughter. “I remember her telling me stories about when I was a baby in Finland. She wanted to have a good, happy home for us,” said Patricia O’Neal,...

Police: Man killed while fighting with officer at school

May. 13, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

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,...

Hugo Chavez's ex-nurse-turned treasurer extradited to US

May. 13, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

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. to face money-laundering charges. Federal prosecutors in South Florida are accusing Claudia Díaz, 48, of...