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Palm Beach County News

Scott Travis and Annie Martin

As national student debt grows to $1.4 trillion, Florida colleges and universities are now required to provide students with annual reports that detail how much they’ve borrowed, their anticipated total loan amount and monthly payments. The new state law, which took effect July 1 and applies only.

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, children’s clothing retailer Gymboree of San Francisco announced it will close four South Florida locations as part of a nationwide shutdown of 350 stores. In a statement, Gymboree said that the locations will begin holding clearance.

The state of Florida is threatening to stop cooperating with a team of independent scientists that monitors progress on Everglades restoration for Congress. Scientists for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report to Congress about the $16 billion state and federal effort.

Consumers can chat with the state’s newly appointed Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sha’Ron James, at a meet-and-greet session on July 18 in Palm Beach Gardens. The event, presented by the Office of the Insurance Consumer, will allow consumers to discuss insurance-related issues with James and her.

Jewelry, baseball cards, rare coins and more found in unclaimed safe deposit boxes will be auctioned by the state. The items that have been unclaimed for years will be sold on July 29 at the Sheraton Suites at Cypress Creek, 555 NW 62nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. A preview of the Items that will.

Even the urine testing at a Delray Beach sober home and addiction treatment center became a way to squeeze patients and insurance companies for more money, according to federal investigators. Double billing for urine testing was part of the “fraudulent activity and bogus treatment” the Federal.

By the end of the year, Boca may be ready to roll out upgrades to 14 of its waterfront parks, officials say. Residents got to see design drafts for some of the parks Wednesday as officials look to revamp the city-owned properties. “I’m just excited that they’re not only looking at a few parks.

The mother of a 23-year-old man who died of a fentanyl overdose changed her plans when she learned Florida’s governor was coming to Palm Beach County on Tuesday. Margaret Peggy Hernandez, of Wellington, met Gov. Rick Scott after a signing ceremony, where he called attention to a new state law.

Twenty new elementary school gifted centers will open in Palm Beach County next year in an effort to stop the brain drain that has prevented some neighborhood schools from achieving ‘A’ ratings. Almost 60 out of 107 elementary schools will now have full-time gifted centers, in which the most advanced.

Taxpayers face a growing tab when President Donald Trump resumes his Mar-a-Lago getaways this fall, Palm Beach officials warned Tuesday. While Trump’s club remains shuttered for the summer, new budget projections from the town of Palm Beach show its costs could grow to nearly $1 million for presidential.

Most Palm Beach County homeowners will see higher tax bills under a $4.5 billion budget commissioners gave initial approval to Tuesday. The spending plan would hold the property tax rate for the operating budget steady at $4.78 per $1,000 of taxable value for the seventh consecutive year, but rising.

Crime

A Facebook tipster helped Boynton Beach Police identify a bike riding package thief, leading to an arrest Monday, authorities said.

A Facebook tipster helped Boynton Beach Police identify a bike riding package thief, leading to an arrest Monday, authorities said.

Palm Beach County News

A Facebook tipster helped Boynton Beach Police identify a bike-riding package thief, leading to an arrest Monday, authorities said. The tipster identified the man as Krisztian Lantos, 20, who has no fixed address. Lantos is accused of stealing two packages. The first theft happened December 16.

2 face murder charges after man is found shot outside food mart, deputies say

Dogs and a rabbit rescued from smoky Lake Worth fire

Palm Beach County man convicted by dirty cop’s lies will soon go free from prison

Stray bullet kills Plantation man fishing in wildlife area, deputies believe

A captain with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on July 1 for driving under the influence after crashing into a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist had to be flown to a hospital for treatment, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Captain David Smith, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office.

Schools

Boca Raton News

Raise the baton to a national celebration and a local honor. Boca Raton’s Spanish River High School Silver Sound Marching Band will participate in this year’s National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Marching with the band and color guard will be Congressman Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton.

Satanic request prompts Palm Beach County schools to restrict banners on fences

Memorial Day holiday schedule

Lake Worth students relish high tea with the Guatemalan consul

Palm Beach County taking applications at 78 schools with room for more students

As prom season approaches, volunteers throughout South Florida are making teens look like a million bucks without paying a penny. Prom closets give away gorgeous dresses, shoes, jewelry, purses and other necessities for the big night. Guys can sometimes find a suit as well. Most proms are in April.


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