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Family says man who fatally beat grandma is mentally ill

Aug. 24, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 69-year-old Florida woman has died two months after police say her grandson beat her and set fire to her home. West Palm Beach Police say 26-year-old Trevonte Adderly hit Delores Allen in the face and set the living room on fire in July. Police say she died Friday. Adderly...

Man linked to cold case by job application gets life

Aug. 24, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 1998 slaying after his fingerprints submitted for an employment background check connected him to the case. News outlets report 51-year-old Todd Barket was sentenced Friday after being convicted of first-degree murder....

Florida woman takes plea deal in baby's co-sleeping death

Aug. 22, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of culpable negligence in the co-sleeping death of her infant son. The Palm Beach Post reports 33-year-year-old Genna Aaronson entered the plea Tuesday. Court records show she has taken parenting classes, completed 300 hours...

Rubio calls for compromise, bipartisanship in politics

Aug. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio decried the current lack of compromise in politics, telling a public affairs group that partisanship is splitting the country. Addressing the Forum Club in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, the Florida Republican said people need to stop automatically thinking the...

Florida governor gives Epstein case to state law enforcement

Aug. 6, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor is asking state law enforcement officials to take over a criminal investigation of irregularities in the handling of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. At Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw's request, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday ordered the Florida...

'Man who won by losing' in Olympics fights to return

Aug. 4, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cross-country skier Roberto Carcelen knows his dream of a return to the Winter Olympics for the 2022 Games in Beijing probably won't happen.' Realistically, it will be next to impossible for him to qualify. Still, he's going to try. And the point isn't to win medals, beat a...

Work release program suspended during Epstein investigation

Aug. 2, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff has suspended a work release program that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to visit his office while staying at the county jail a decade ago. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw released a statement Friday saying that he's requested the county's independent Criminal...

6 hurt by lightning while working on a rooftop in Florida

Jul. 30, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say six people working on a roof in a Florida subdivision have been injured by lightning. The Palm Beach Post reports that the lightning hit a Wellington apartment building Tuesday afternoon. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a woman took a direct hit from the...

Gleaning mangoes to fight hunger in Palm Beach County

Jul. 27, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Amaya Clews was aiming high — 20 feet to be exact. The 9-year-old girl, dripping in sweat from the morning humidity, was hungry to glean the red and yellow mango towering above her. Almost as hungry as 57-year-old Gregory Morgan was to eat it. Mangoes are a "blessed"...

Florida man admits killing woman at her husband's request

Jul. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to serving as the hitman for a husband who wanted his wife dead. The Palm Beach Post reports that 21-year-old Joevan Joseph pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and has promised to testify truthfully against Euri Jenkins. Authorities...