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Trial of Zada — accused of bilking NHL great, firefighters — nears end

After calling just three witnesses to testify, lawyers representing Joseph Zada on Thursday said they are nearly ready to let a federal jury decide whether the onetime Wellington high-flyer bilked dozens of people, including former NHL star Sergei Fedorov, out of more than $20 million.

George pill mill ran as usual after patient’s death, ex-manager says

On the witness stand, wearing blue prison scrubs over a frayed white T-shirt, Theodore Obermeyer recalled seeing childhood friend Jeff George holding a patient’s file folder in his hand on March 4, 2009 as he headed into a private meeting at the pain clinic Obermeyer managed for him.

Decision on who draws Florida congressional districts may come Friday

The Florida Senate threw a Hail Mary toward the House in a bid Thursday to allow lawmakers — and not a court — to draw the state’s congressional boundaries.

Ettie Feistmann files papers to run for PBC judge

A Palm Beach County prosecutor has joined the race to replace longtime Palm Beach County Court Judge Barry Cohen when he retires next year.

Delray developer takes plea deal in scam of Subway founder

Delray developer takes plea deal in scam of Subway founder

In a surprise move, Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese on Wednesday quietly slipped into a Palm Beach County courtroom and pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit organized scheme to defraud and grand theft in connection with charges that stemmed from a soured real estate deal with Subway founder Fred DeLuca.

Negron says he’s locked up votes for Senate president, 2017-2018

Negron says he’s locked up votes for Senate president, 2017-2018

Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican whose district includes northern Palm Beach County, said Wednesday that he has locked up enough votes to be Florida Senate President next year.

Woman wins new trial in 2008 murder of Greenacres teen

A 25-year-old woman who is serving a life sentence for luring her Greenacres boyfriend to his death in 2008 won a new trial Wednesday when an appeals court ruled that a Palm Beach County judge should have told a jury it could consider the woman’s claims that she had no idea she was setting a deadly plan in motion.

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Lake Worth woman killed in two-car crash

A Lake Worth woman was killed Tuesday morning following a two-car crash at Hypoluxo Road and Hagen Ranch Road, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ex-pill mill king Jeff George testifies in doctor’s murder trial

When pill mill mastermind Jeff George interviewed Dr. Gerald Klein in 2008 for a job at his soon-to-be opened pain clinic on Okeechobee Boulevard, he didn’t care about the doctor’s training at a prestigious medical school in Switzerland, his residency at a hospital in Brooklyn or that he was specially trained in general surgery.

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Former PBSO drug cop begins serving year-long sentence

Joaquin Fonseca-Ortiz, sporting a pony tail that served him well when he was working as an undercover narcotics agent for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, was led from a courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday to begin serving a one-year sentence for trumping up drug charges against a Riviera Beach man.

Judge will seek Florida Supreme Court’s direction on redistricting

After deadlocking on new congressional boundaries, the Florida House and Senate divided again Tuesday before a judge, who said he will ask the state Supreme Court for help in settling the redistricting standoff.

Palm Beach County spends fourth most in state on transportation

With the money Palm Beach County spent on transportation in 2013, it could have bought The Washington Post, or the Al Mirqab, the ultra-luxury yacht owned by Qatar’s former prime minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabar Al Thani.

Man agrees to plead guilty to charges in John Goodman extortion case

Man agrees to plead guilty to charges in John Goodman extortion case

A 49-year-old Vermont man has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he solicited $1 million, claiming he could persuade a Palm Beach County jury not to convict Wellington polo mogul John Goodman of DUI manslaughter last year.

81-year-old doc’s murder trial provides look at pill mill empire

81-year-old doc’s murder trial provides look at pill mill empire

Even though it happened more than six years ago, the pained expression that lingered on Kenneth Lewis’ face from the witness stand Monday showed how little pleasure he took from having to fire his best friend, Joey Bartolucci, from a day laborer’s job at his father’s construction company.

Dr. Melgen released from Palm Beach County Jail on $18 million bond

Melgen wants more freedom as feds, defense trade punches in his cases

On the same day Palm Beach County ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen complained about some of the rules he must follow to remain free on bond, federal prosecutors on Monday blasted his attorneys for suggesting that FBI agents broke the law to win indictments against him and his longtime friend, U.

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West Palm Police: Speeding motorcyclist killed after jumping off bike

A 22-year-old man was killed Sunday night in West Palm Beach after he tried to avoid a crash by jumping off his motorcycle, according to West Palm Beach police spokeswoman Lori Colombino.

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One killed in motorcycle crash with car in West Palm Beach

One person was killed Sunday night when a car collided with a motorcycle on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.

Rollover crash sends 3 to hospitals, closes southbound turnpike in TCoast

A major traffic accident that sent three people to the hospital closed down all but one southbound lane of the Florida Turnpike in St.

West Palm Beach police asking public’s help in finding missing man

West Palm Beach police asking public’s help in finding missing man

West Palm Beach police say they need the public’s help finding a missing man. Reginald J. Moore, 38, is said to have left a West Palm Beach church on Sunday but did not return.

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UPDATE: Pilot says plane’s engine stalled before crash-landing

12:15 p.m. Residents of Singer Island woke up to an unusual site on the beach: A single-engine airplane parked, nose down, on the sand.

   

Two flown to hospital after Belle Glade wreck

A rollover crash in Belle Glade late Saturday sent two people to a hospital by Trauma Hawk, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

  Pot in Palm Beach County: Could marijuana be decriminalized?

Pot in Palm Beach County: Could marijuana be decriminalized?

Palm Beach County is considering making possession of a small amount of marijuana a civil infraction — the equivalent of a traffic ticket — rather than a criminal offense.

Lawsuit dropped in Brooks’ murder-suicide, but to be refiled

Lawsuit dropped in Brooks’ murder-suicide, but to be refiled

An attorney headed back to the drawing board this week to retool what he described as a $50 million lawsuit against a psychiatrist and a therapist on allegations that they failed to properly treat a disturbed West Palm Beach woman who fatally stabbed her 10-year-old daughter and took her own life two years ago.

Official: Riviera doesn’t need county OK to rename Old Dixie for Obama

Riviera Beach officials don’t need Palm Beach County approval to rename the section of Old Dixie Highway that runs through their city in President Obama’s honor, County Engineer George Webb says.