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2 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Glenn, Ashleigh take on Ice Bucket Challenge

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Storm Team 5 meteorologist Glenn Glazer and WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchor Ashleigh Walters took on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for research for ALS or "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis."

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3 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Florida's First Openly-Gay Judge Calls On State Not to Appeal Latest Federal Ruling

On Thursday, in a 33-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida's Northern District in Tallahassee became the fifth judge in the state to rule against the same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

4 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Two More Cases of Chikungunya Diagnosed

After a couple weeks of relative quiet, chikungunya is back on the radar of local health officials.

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

5 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

PBC appraiser: Wellington - just plain ugly' for planned tax increases

Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits addresses the county's Economic Forum Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Kravis Center.

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Related Topix: Wellington, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Lake Worth, FL

9 hrs ago | Planetizen

Closing Gaps in the Florida Greenways and Trails System

The recent purchase of land to close gaps in the Florida Greenways and Trails System resulted from partnerships between state, regional and county governments to protect land for recreation and conservation in the Sunshine State.

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Related Topix: Hobe Sound, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Boca News Now

Gas Leak Near Boston Market Boca

A gas leak near Boston Market at 9900 Glades Road in West Boca is slowing traffic and causing detours in the area Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is on the scene.

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Related Topix: Boca Raton, FL

Business Journal

Health care company moves to Boca Raton with plans for 200 jobs

Vicinitas Cancer Care is moving its headquarters to Boca Raton and plans to add create 200 jobs with the aid of state and local incentives.

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Related Topix: Boca Raton, FL

Business Journal

Palm Beach County is first in nation to offer McDonald's newest menu item

McDonald's restaurants from Boca Raton to Vero Beach will be the first test market to sell the fast-food giant's newest menu item: Mini bundt cakes.

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Related Topix: Boca Raton, FL, Life, Food, Fast Food

Business Journal

Palm Beach County is first in nation to offer McDonald's newest menu item

McDonald's is launching its McCafA© Mini Bundt cakes in restaurants from Boca Raton to Vero Beach starting this week.

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Related Topix: Boca Raton, FL

WPTV Local News

Ice Bucket Challenge is sizzling hot

The fundraiser for ALS, "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," or "Lou Gehrig's Disease," was the brainchild of 29-year old Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball captain, who has lived with ALS for two years.

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WPTV Local News

Man charged with 2 counts of animal cruelty

A Delray Beach man is facing two counts of animal cruelty after investigators from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control received a call about a dog with its bones protruding and dying in a backyard on SW 4th Street.

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Related Topix: Delray Beach, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Royal Palm Beach High Assistant Principal Stabbed During Altercation

An assistant principal at Royal Palm Beach High was stabbed this morning while she tried to break up a fight between students.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, Education Etc.

WPTV Local News

Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

Family Dollar has rejected a nearly $10 billion buyout bid from Dollar General, saying it's sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Starbucks Releases Pumpkin Spice Latte August 25, If You Have The Passcode

Here in the land of endless summer, we need all the help we can get remembering that -- at least everywhere else in the country -- cold weather is on its way.

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Related Topix: Weather

Palm Beach Post

Is opting out an option in PBC schools? Parents, board members want to know

The conversation at last night's Palm Beach County School Board meeting picked up from a meeting a week ago - in Lee County.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WPTV Local News

Four people injured in crash in Loxahatchee

Four people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Royal Palm Beach Boulevard and 63rd Lane in Loxahatchee at about 3:40 p-m on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Loxahatchee, FL

BroadwayWorld.com

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to Launch New Fundraising...

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is deploying a new program called power2give , a fundraising platform that empowers people to donate any amount of money directly to projects created by arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County.

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Examiner.com

Florida has two more local chikungunya cases

Chikungunya's been found in two people in Florida who contracted it locally; the virus is spread through mosquitos and causes severe pain.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

T.H.E. Journal

Palm Beach County SD Deploys Procurement Software

Palm Beach County School District has launched a new procurement solution as part of the school district's New Marketplace initiative.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

WPBF

At least 9 migrants taken into custody along Jupiter Island

At least nine Haitian migrants were taken into custody after their boat came ashore along Jupiter Island overnight Wednesday, according to US Border Patrol.

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Related Topix: Jupiter Island, FL, Tequesta, FL

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