Coronavirus

New covid positivity in Florida at 3.8%

TALLAHASSEE – For the week of April 1-7, Florida’s new COVID-19 positivity rate was 3.8%.

Study finds unvaccinated persons over 60 at highest risk

Seven out of 10 covid deaths of those over age 60 were unvaccinated ...

Most of Florida at low risk for COVID-19

Most of Florida is “low risk” of COVID-19 transmission according to the Centers for Disease Control.
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Human Interest

All-Women BOA team partners with Habitat for Humantiy to build homes

On Friday, March 25, women employees from Bank of America will volunteer to roll up their sleeves and work wtih Habitat for Humanity …

Explore the Florida Humanities' African American History Archive

Florida Humanities, the state affliate of the National Endownment for the Humanities, has a diverse and robust collection ...

New training initiative in Florida helps fight human trafficking

Attorney General Ashley Moody is enlisting more soldiers and creating new tools in the fight to end human trafficking in Florida.
Community
The Pahokee community will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 7, at the Pahokee Marina from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office estimates over half of young men in Belle Glade have a felony conviction.
PAHOKEE – The City of Pahokee Spring Egg Hunt was held on April 15 at Commissioner’s Park ...
Police/Fire
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office ...
Palm beach County deputies responded to a shooting at Glades Pioneer Park in the 800 block of SW 16th Street, Belle Glade ...
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office...
BELLE GLADE – Avious E. Lucas, 36, of Runyon Village, Belle Glade, was arrested May 3 by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and charged with premeditated murder.
Opinion
Autism is among the most misunderstood of all the human conditions.
It’s been more than 40 years since our mother made history.
Weather
The threat of hurricanes and tropical storms is an inescapable part of living in Florida.
Emergency preparedness officials on Wednesday warned Floridians not to get complacent during the upcoming hurricane season, particularly in coastal areas that haven't …
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Schools
The Pahokee Middle School (PMS) National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently held its annual Induction Ceremony...
Keiser University has purchased an equestrian center in Loxahatchee Groves ...
For the second year in a row, Yamaha launched the top "40 Under 40" music education advocacy program ....
Government
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City of Pahokee raises minimum wage to $15 for city employees

At their April 26 meeting, the Pahokee City Commission agreed to raise the minimum wage for city employees to $15 an hour.

Pahokee City Commission has ethics training

The Pahokee City Commission began their April 26 meeting with Code of Ethics training ...

Work underway at Torry Island

There’s a lot going on in Belle Glade, according to the report given by Keith Schriner of Craig A Smith and Associates ...
Health

Lakeside Medical Center named the most racially inclusive hospital nationwide

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, is the most racially inclusive hospital in the country...

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

The Florida Department of Health reminds parents and guardians that their children can avoid cavities by practicing good oral health habits.

FDA warns consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release alerting consumers to avoid purchasing or using certain powdered infant formula products...
Business
PAHOKEE – The City of Pahokee will have a lot to celebrate this summer, with the planned opening of the Muck Tavern at the Pahokee marina.
Papa Johns store owner Roland McBarnette visited the Belle Glade City Commission   April 18 meeting ...
Finfrock is a vertically-integrated design/build company,
TALLAHASSEE -- Governor Ron DeSantis and his Cabinet approved the lease for the Pahokee Marina Restaurant with JPDT ...
Veterans

Be on hand to greet Honor Flight Veterans

On Saturday, May 21, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its second...

Be on hand to welcome 78 veterans home

On Saturday, April 9, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its first Honor Flight mission...

Welcome veterans home from Honor Flight mission

On Saturday, April 9, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its first Honor Flight...
Opinion
Your classes are finished, your finals are done, and you finally have your diploma in hand — congratulations graduate! Now what?
Freedom of expression is the cornerstone of a healthy, functioning democracy.
If you attended a Passover Seder recently, you likely covered the 10 plagues. If not that, perhaps, in the spirit of the season, you watched “The Ten Commandments,” one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Ten plagues feature prominently in both, and it has occurred to me that we are experiencing our own 11th plague, and it is fierce.
Traffic & Road Work
Palm Beach County plans to install 1,000 street lights along a 20-mile stretch of State Road 80.
A major milestone in national toll interoperability has been achieved with interoperability between two of the largest customer bases in the country.
On March 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced upgrades to the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System...
Agriculture

Knot Refined barge makes maiden voyage to deliver raw sugar to New York

American Sugar Refining, Inc., a member of West Palm Beach-based ASR Group, and its parent companies...
BELLE GLADE -- An instructor helps two students build owl nesting boxes. [Photo courtesy U.S. Sugar]

Students build nesting boxes for owls

BELLE GLADE --  Fourth graders at Gove Elementary School in Belle Glade learned to  build barn owl boxes  in  April, with instruction and help from Glades Central FFA …
Wildlife & Environment
Wildfire on a dry grass bed in Lake Okeechobee

Wildfires in Everglades contribute to air quality concerns

Dry conditions in South Florida set the stage for three fires in the Everglades that burned 35,600 acres last week …
This photo is of a Burmese python.

FWC plans youth python hunts

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a Youth Hunting Program python hunts this summer ...
State News
Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now …

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

Florida killer clown trial delayed again -- for a sixth time

National and World
S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look …

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

Mozambique declares polio outbreak linked to Pakistan

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