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Florida House OKs open-carry, campus-carry bills; Senate fight ahead

Following hours of heated debate, the House on Wednesday approved bills that would let Florida’s 1.

Tax cuts advance in Florida House as Democrats take a walk

A nearly $1 billion tax-cut package is ready to go to the Florida House floor after getting backed Wednesday — without Democrats voting — by a key committee.

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Negron’s Lake O emergency measure splits Senate budget leaders

In a move that caused a clash among Republican leaders, the Florida Senate budget committee Wednesday approved spending $7.

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Search on in Dominican Republic for missing West Palm man

Search-and-rescue teams in the Dominican Republic spent most of Tuesday searching for a West Palm Beach man who went missing a week ago during a surfing trip.

Death of Riviera man found in Corbett Preserve ruled an accident

Death of Riviera man found in Corbett Preserve ruled an accident

The death of an 79-year-old Riviera Beach man whose remains were found last summer in a wildlife preserve has been ruled an accident, authorities said.

Bomb scares disrupt day at Jupiter High, Wellington High

Bomb scares disrupt day at Jupiter High, Wellington High

Two of Palm Beach County’s largest high schools had their days disrupted Tuesday by morning bomb threats, marking at least eight times this semester that district officials have had to assess a potentially serious risk to student safety.

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West Palm police: Man shot on I-95 not cooperating with probe

A man shot on Interstate 95 near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on Jan. 21 is not cooperating with detectives in their investigation of the incident, according to West Palm Beach police.

Florida hires new company to take over prison health services

State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for more than three-fourths of Florida’s 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away from a five-year, $1.

  Deputy’s attorney says Stephens lied about events surrounding shooting

Deputy’s attorney says Stephens lied about events surrounding shooting

Two men on the opposite sides of a multi-million-dollar legal battle over a 2013 shooting by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy had their credibility questioned in federal court on Monday.

Rubio, Trump, Carson make final caucus pitches after Bush leaves

Rubio, Trump, Carson make final caucus pitches after Bush leaves

In more than 1,600 caucus meetings across Iowa on Monday night, surrogates made speeches to their neighbors on behalf of their preferrred candidates as this state kicked off the nation’s presidential nominating process.

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West Palm Beach man missing in the Dominican Republic

Authorities in the Dominican Republic continue to search for a West Palm Beach man who was reported missing during a trip.

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Boynton police: Driver plows truck into cars; DUI suspected

A 47-year-old Delray Beach man was in police custody Saturday evening after investigators say he was driving drunk when he plowed through at least seven cars stopped at a red light on Congress Avenue.

Scott: Guns haven’t affected business recruitment in Florida

Amid controversy about gun bills, Gov. Rick Scott said the way Florida addresses ownership and possession of firearms hasn’t been an issue when he recruits out-of-state companies.

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Bill that would let people break into cars to save pets goes to Scott

Florida senators Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would provide legal protections to good Samaritans who break into locked cars to rescue vulnerable animals and people.

Judge refuses to change developer Pugliese’s jail term to house arrest

Is a prisoner’s claustrophobia, triggered by daily squad car trips to a doctor treating him for stage zero cancer, enough reason to let him out of a six-month jail sentence for swindling a sandwich mogul?

PBG police: Jupiter man, 19, to face charges after school lockdown

PBG police: Jupiter man, 19, to face charges after school lockdown

5:20 p.m. update: City police Thursday night identified the man with the shotgun as Anthony Paul Droscoski-Ferrera, 19, of Jupiter.

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Update: Tri-Rail running in PBC north of derailment; Broward repairs may take days

1:40 p.m. update: Northbound Tri-Rail trains are still delayed up to half an hour after a derailment near Cyprus Creek early Thursday, a Tri-Rail spokeswoman said.

Photos: Rain Hits Palm Beach County Again

Flood watch for Palm Beach County until tonight

A flood watch for Palm Beach County is in effect until 10:00 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

PBC schools continue despite weather; students follow ‘the drill’

The stormy weather Wednesday has not scuttled Palm Beach County schools. Students in schools in tornado warning areas will be escorted to designated safe spots on campus, spokeswoman Kathy Burstein reports.

Florida Senate won’t appeal ruling on new districts

Senate plan boosts schools spending by $143 million over Scott plan

Senate budget writers are considering a larger education spending increase than Gov. Rick Scott sought, though lawmakers are still considering how to offset an increase in local property taxes that helps pay for the historic number.

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PBC voters could be asked to consider two referendums in three months

Palm Beach County voters could be asked to consider sales tax changes twice in three months this year if county government officials and firefighters move forward with a timeline that was discussed during a County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

  Man gets life sentence in death of motorist in Three Amigos case

 Man gets life sentence in death of motorist in Three Amigos case

The only question Monday after a jury’s murder conviction against Victor Salastier Diaz was whether his mandatory life sentence would run together with or consecutive to the 53 years he’s already serving in prison for an armed robbery at the Three Amigos convenience/check cashing store.

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Tri-Rail train crashes into car in West Palm Beach

Update at 3:20 p.m.: A driver tried crossing the tracks before a Tri-Rail train came barrelling south Monday morning, causing a crash, a Tri-Rail spokeswoman said.

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PBSO arrests suspect, identifies victim in one of two Glades shootings

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a man in connection with one of the two shootings Saturday night in Belle Glade.

West Palm Beach duplex catches fire

West Palm Beach duplex catches fire | Video

A space heater caused a West Palm Beach duplex to become engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. The fire happened at about 2 a.