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Human Interest
Trapper Nelson was a colorful character in life, and his legend lives on.

Florida has no shortage of spooky stories

The Sunshine State has no shortage of spooky tales — ghostly pirates still guarding their treasures, spirits of suicides who haunt the places where they died and old buildings where something “just doesn’t feel right.”

Seminoles’ long fight for return of stolen ancestors yields results

After years of advocacy for change, the Seminole Tribe of Florida Repatriation Committee has received a revised repatriation policy from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

South Florida Red Cross calls for support to spread cheer to military this holiday season

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Red Cross is calling on the community to help bring the holiday season to our nation’s heroes. Every year, the Red Cross launches its Holiday for …
The Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center staffs a 24-hour helpline, 561-833-7273, that is available every day.
One local resident who’s signed on to help with the Pahokee citizens pressing a petition-signing effort to request a recall vote against three city commissioners, has been keeping people up to date about it via social media.
Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began discharging high volumes of water from Lake Okeechobee to Southwest Florida, a process that often disrupts the fragile ecosystem near Fort Myers.
I have to respond to your nonsense! In your last two mayoral runs, my wife trusted in you, and spent many hours campaigning for you, and we even made one financial contribution to your campaign.
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Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Stanley Rodriguez.
Palm Beach County deputies are seeking the identity of the suspects in the picture.

Alzheimer’s Association’s Virtual Brain Bus hosts events

The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus offers programs via Zoom in November.

Listeria outbreak hospitalizes 10

If you are at a higher risk for getting sick with Listeria — you are pregnant, 65 or older or have a weakened immune system — you should avoid eating deli meats unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Brain Bus to host virtual events

The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus raises awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia from any device connected to the internet.
In the Glades, if you need help, you get help!
The Glades Region of the Palm Beach County School District is recognizing its principals during National Principals Month in October.
Belle Glade Elementary School is United against bullying.

Countywide Community Revitalization Team will hold public meeting Nov. 10

Join the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) for a virtual WebEx meeting hosted by the Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.

Belle Glade declines proposal (just one) received on Gove redevelopment

Three of the five city commissioners and a few citizens of the area surrounding the former Gove Elementary School had a lively discussion in a special meeting Wednesday evening regarding the former school site’s future.

Belle Glade awards $1 million contract for Torry Island docks rehab

The city commissioners approved a report regarding the long-planned improvements to the Lake Okeechobee-side pavilion on Torry Island.
Comcast invites Black-owned small businesses in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to apply for its newly launched RISE program.
In recognition of National Small Business Week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) highlight resources available to small businesses in Florida.
West Technical Education Center is looking for business partners.
Top Trending Stories

FWC employee from Hypoluxo killed in WPB boat crash

Ms. Katz was killed when the boat in which she was riding “collided with a concrete piling located underneath the Congress Avenue eastbound ramp onto Southern Boulevard.

‘Get Out the Muck Vote Challenge’ tougher than thought

Brother Church went back on Facebook Live on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to announce the first few winners in the “Get Out the Muck Vote Challenge” — which continues through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Babb vows to countersue recall effort organizers

On Wednesday, Pahokeeans heard from their mayor, Keith W. Babb Jr., via a social media post that he’d become aware of the petition drive underway seeking to recall himself, the vice mayor and one of two other Black city commissioners from office.
Artificial intelligence revolution comes to cattle country

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) on ranches and dairy farms represents tremendous potential to benefit the Florida cattle industry.

Pandemic now accompanied by opioid death spike, too

Stop playing games with our water!

Traffic & Road Work
BELLE GLADE — On Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gator Boulevard at the South Central Florida Express (SCFE) Railroad crossing in the City of Belle Glade will be closed for railroad …
MARTIN COUNTY – A Belle Glade man was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Friday morning according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. According to the FHP, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Friday …

Virtual Enrollment Panel for veterans to be held Oct. 28

A Virtual Enrollment Panel for veterans will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. for veterans and military service members.

Honor Flight plans Flyby/Driveby Tribute for veterans awaiting their trip to Washington, D.C.

STUART — Southeast Florida Honor Flight will be saluting, with the help of the community, local WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans with air and car parades in two locations on the same day, …

VA to host virtual event recognizing Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action on Sept. 25

Each year the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center hosts an event to honor the sacrifices and remarkable determination of those captured as Prisoners of War (POW) and remember those who remain unaccounted for (MIA-Missing in Action).
National and World
Pelosi scolds White House over no response in virus talks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scolding assessment of COVID-19 relief talks on Thursday, blaming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for failing to produce answers to her …

US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

Typhoon, landslides leave 19 dead, 64 missing in Vietnam