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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | WPBF

Woman accused of hoarding bulldogs talks

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Related Topix: Royal Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL

18 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

Parent dress code idea moves north to ...

An idea that drew national attention when Broward County School Board Member Rosalind Osgood suggested the district needed a dress code for parents and school events may have gained a little traction in Palm Beach County as well.

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Related Topix: Broward County, FL

22 hrs ago | Fire Rescue Magazine

Florida County Officials Hold Off on Private EMS Right to Work

County commissioners are going to hold off deciding whether to extend two private ambulance companies' exclusive rights to work with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue -- rights the companies have had for 14 years without having to face competitive bids.

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Related Topix: Fire, Palm Beach, FL, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

South Florida sex trafficker beat women and threatened cops, feds say

He beat and threatened the young women he forced into prostitution and sat outside the motel rooms, listening in over an open cellphone line while they had sex with clients, federal prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Dania Beach, FL, Hollywood, FL, Miami-Beach, FL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Judge weighs bail for former pain doctor charged in overdose deaths

The case began last July with the major indictment of a former Palm Beach County doctor charged with first-degree murder for the overdose deaths of two patients, and 89 other felony drug crimes.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), West Palm Beach, FL

WPBF

News To Go: Wednesday Midday Mobile Update

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Related Topix: Okeechobee, FL, Fire, Boca Raton, FL

Boca News Now

Christopher Walsh, Husband Of High Profile Child Therapist, Jailed For Battery

Christopher Walsh, the husband of high-proilfe Boca child therapist Karen Corcoran Walsh, is in the Palm Beach County Jail charged with battery.

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Related Topix: Prison, Boca Raton, FL, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

WPBF

What are the chances local counties will get hit with a hurricane this year?

Cris Martinez says the likelihood of a direct-landfall storm reaching Palm Beach County is 3.6 percent this hurricane season.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Hispanic Business

Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards $320,000 to Local Nonprofits

Each of the finalist nonprofits had the opportunity to describe their project, their vision and what the high-impact grant would mean for their organization and the community.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A somber bon voyage for Titanic exhibit

An immigrant from Finland, Turja shared a third-class cabin with several other women.

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Related Topix: Tequesta, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Jupiter, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

Food distributor moves HQ to Miramar

Southeast Food Distribution has moved its corporate office from Miami Gardens to the Miramar Park of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Miramar, FL, Miami Gardens, FL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Palm Beach County approves climate change plan

The threat of rising seas flooding neighborhoods and fouling drinking water persuaded Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday to commit to a regional effort to combat climate change.

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WPBF

1 stabbed to death, 2 others injured in West Palm Beach

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL

WPTV Local News

Stricter background checks for taxi drivers

Palm Beach County Commissioners approved a measure requiring taxi and limousine drivers to pass a national criminal background check and get fingerprinted.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WPTV Local News

Royal Palm breeder charged with animal abuse

One week after an animal care and control raid, a Royal Palm Beach woman is now charged with 32 counts of improper confinement of animals.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Palm Beach, FL, Royal Palm Beach, FL, Belle Glade, FL

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