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3 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Proposed county projects would have enlarged roads now at capacity

Boca Raton is turning down $38.2 million from the state and $9.6 million from the state and county that would have widened two congested roads: the western portion of Palmetto Park Road, and Federal Highway around the five-way intersection of Fifth Avenue and 20th Street.

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Related Topix: Boca Raton, FL, Florida Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Deputies focus on helping the homeless through new course

Sheriff's Detective Monica Jean approaches a group of homeless men and women clustered in the back of a gas station on State Road 7. They don't run.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Davie, FL, Hollywood, FL

Tallahassee Democrat

Unemployment rate in Florida ticks up slightly

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, with the ranks of the unemployed increasing by 17,000 to 606,000.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Duval County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Pam's House Blend

Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito's Plot to Kill - Book Salon Preview

In August 2009, former madam Dalia Dippolito conspired with a hit man to arrange her ex-con husband's murder.

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Related Topix: Boynton Beach, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, Prison

WPTV Local News

Two injured in Boynton Beach crash

Tornado Watch issued April 19 at 3:17AM EDT expiring April 19 at 10:00AM EDT in effect for: Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach Tornado Watch issued April 19 at 3:07AM EDT expiring April 19 at 10:00AM EDT in effect for: Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Saint Lucie Two people suffered injuries while ... (more)

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Related Topix: Boynton Beach, FL

Capital Soup

Palm Beach County Traffic Report April 18 through April 25, 2014

Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation officials report.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, Lake Worth, FL

Mass Transit

FL: North Palm Beach County residents voice All Aboard Florida concerns

April 17--JUPITER -- More than 350 people packed into a community meeting Thursday night to hear more explanations about All Aboard Florida and to voice their frustrations over the project.

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Related Topix: Florida, Jupiter, FL, North Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WPTV Local News

Two-car accident in traps, injures 2 inside car

Two people suffered injuries while becoming trapped in a car during a two-vehicle accident in Boynton Beach Friday night, said Captain Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

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Related Topix: Boynton Beach, FL, Delray Beach, FL

WPBF

South Bay Shooting

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AROUND 12-THIRTY THIS AFTERNOON ON U-S 27 IN SOUTH BAY. THAT'S NEAR CLEWISTON.

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Related Topix: South Bay, FL, Clewiston, FL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Felon accused of speeding away from deputies, almost hitting woman and child

A convicted felon drove on the wrong side of the road and on sidewalks - almost hitting a woman and her child - after he sped away from a traffic stop by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to an arrest report.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lake Worth, FL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sawgrass Expressway stops accepting cash Saturday night | Traffic alerts

Hold on to your quarters, the next wave in electronic tolling moves to Broward County with the closure of toll booths on the Sawgrass Expressway starting Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Broward County, FL, Hollywood, FL, Lantana, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Top 7 Record Stores in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

At the beginning of Record Store Day, there was Metallica. James Hetfield and the boys performed in 2008 at San Francisco's Rasputin Music.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, James Hetfield, Metal, Metallica, Broward County, FL

CBS Local

Graduation Day For Newly Trained Police Bloodhounds

Several South Florida law enforcement agencies will soon have some new four-legged officers on the force.

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Related Topix: Broward County, FL

WPBF

Slain boy's family to donate bloodhounds to PBSO

The family of a boy who was abducted, raped and killed nearly 20 years ago said they will donate bloodhounds to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to try to help with other missing-children cases.

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WPBF

obtains personnel records of deputies involved in recent shootings

WPBF 25 News on Wednesday obtained nearly 1,000 pages of documents on the three deputies involved in recent shootings, including two incidents that were fatal.

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Related Topix: Lantana, FL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Broward architect builds success by placing people first

Architect Mario Cartaya said his design for the Miramar Cultural Arts Center and Arts Park provides the residents with an entertainment destination adjacent to the Town Center Civic Plaza.

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Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida, Broward County, FL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Man accused of masquerading as Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy

A man who is accused of masquerading as a dirty deputy to get drugs and extort money from a North Palm Beach man was arrested Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, North Palm Beach, FL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Former FAU police officer convicted of 2011 murder

Jimmy Dac Ho, 51, sits in the Palm Beach County Courthouse during his trial for the death of Sheri Carter, 29. On Thursday, jurors convicted Ho of first-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Self Defense, Florida Atlantic University, Boynton Beach, FL

The Miami Herald

Former FAU officer guilty of escort murder

A Palm Beach County jury found 50-year-old Jimmy Dac Ho guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

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Related Topix: Boynton Beach, FL, Life, Self Defense

WPTV Local News

Renaissance Learning Center offers car raffle

The Autism Project of Palm Beach County this year is offering a lease on a new Hyundai Elentra SE as part of its effort to raise money for the Renaissance Learning Center this year.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, West Palm Beach, FL

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