Belle Glade

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Jimmy McMillan Murder: Corey Graham Jr. Sentenced to Life, Plus 15 years

    Corey Graham Jr. learned his fate from a Palm Beach County Circuit Judge after being found guilty for shooting and killing Belle Glade grocery shore owner Jimmy McMillan in January of 2012: Life in prison, plus 15 years. A jury convicted the former Glades Central High School offensive lineman las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Michael Woodside, Rogue Ex-PBSO Deputy, Beat Belle Glade Women in the Back of a Patrol Car, Lawsuit Claims

    What started with a routine police stop on Christmas Day 2008 ended with a backseat beating. Short and simple, that's the ugly account Maria Paul lays out in a recently filed federal lawsuit targeting the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. But it turns out the cop Paul ran into was one of a trio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    While Rick Scott Vetoes Tuition Hike, BroCo & PBC Get $11 Million In Pork Spending

    It's veto day! The happiest day of the year for Rick Scott, who, for a moment at least, can appear both judicious and magnanimous. On this day, he can decide, with one stroke of his mighty gubernatorial pen, which projects will net funding. And which will not. Rick Scott announced yesterday he'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Palm Beach Mayors Call for Metal Detectors In Schools

    The mayors of Riviera Beach, Belle Glade, and Magnolia Park went before the school board on Wednesday to ask the district to install metal detectors in schools. The three Palm Beach mayors have put together an online petition that has garnered more than 100 signatures so far. "There's no limit to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Early Voting Places in Broward County and Palm Beach County

    Voting. It's your civic duty. It's your right as an American. It's a big pain in the butt in your busy life. The good news is early voting got kicked off in Florida over the weekend, and runs through November 3rd. Which means, you can now stop complaining about politicians on blog comment boards a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Sunrise Labor Accused of Brutal Practices Against Migrant Workers: Four Horrific Allegations

    The sugarcane fields of Belle Glade have long been a stopover for migrant workers who earn measly wages in exchange for weeks of backbreaking labor in oppressive conditions.A new lawsuit filed against Cape Coral-based Sunrise Labor Corp. provides a detailed portrait of physical a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Twins Shot While Driving in Belle Glade

    Two 22-year-old brothers were shot just before 1 a.m. while driving in Belle Glade, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. One of the men was found near the intersection of SW Fifth Street and SW B Place, and the other was several blocks away in the passenger seat of the brothers' car. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Suspicious Belle Glade Garbage Truck Explained: Dude Has No Idea How to Read Odometer

    On Tuesday, we had a story looking at suspicious use of a Belle Glade garbage truck -- the mileage records were a mess and seemed to suggest something shady was happening that caused the use of the truck to skyrocket earlier this year while gas use was suspiciously low.Well, we've got our answer. Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Is Somebody Using This Belle Glade Garbage Truck for Freelance Trash Joyrides?

    How many uses could there possibly be for a gigantic garbage truck, and how hard could it be to fill out a little tiny form when it gets filled up with gas? According to data coming out of Belle Glade, the answer to the first one is "more than one," and the answer to the second is, uh, "really, real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Planned Parenthood Opens New Palm Beach County Clinic, Aims to Help Florida Teens Get a Clue

    Time to start dusting off those protest signs -- Planned Parenthood opened new digs in Wellington on Monday, and they want to bring your kids -- gasp! -- sexual education.Palm Beach County will have a total of three Planned Parenthood facilities after one in Lake Worth closes this summer, according ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Reporting on a Belle Glade Murder: How We Got the Story

    ​Don't walk around after dark, friends warned me. Stay away from certain neighborhoods. Outsiders who have not spent much time in Belle Glade have an image of the small, rural town that is full or fear. But I visited the city on the western edge of Palm Beach County several times to report this we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Belle Glade Homicides Nearly Tripled Last Year

    ​Palm Beach County's first murder of 2012 broke Belle Glade's heart. Jimmy McMillan, 49, was gunned down in the grocery store his family had owned for seven decades. He was a generous man and champion fisherman, known for giving away food and letting longtime customers buy on credit. His death mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    PBSO Needs Help Identifying Pedestrian Killed in Belle Glade; They Have an Eerie Drawing

    ​Palm Beach officials are asking for help identifying a man who was killed in Belle Glade on January 8 when he ran in front of a Chrysler sedan just before 8 p.m.The crash happened at the intersection of First Street and South Main Street; the accident's log entry indicates there were either drugs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Alleged Accomplice in Jimmy McMillan's Death Has Faced Murder Charges Before

    Jonathan Jones was arrested on Tuesday as an alleged accomplice in the murder of Belle Glade grocery store owner Jimmy McMillan, as an "accessory after the fact."At 20 years old, this is now the second time Jones has been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail in relation to a murder.In October 2010 ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Funeral Homes Schtupp Casket Company Out of $50K, Lawsuit Claims

    Time To Pay Up​An Indiana casket company has recently taken two Belle Glade funeral homes to court, claiming that the undertakers didn't pay for nearly $50,000 worth of coffins. 

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    ICE Picks Southwest Ranches For New Immigrant Pen​Some lucky folks in western Broward County are going to have a couple thousand possible illegal immigrants as new neighbors soon.Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has "tentatively selected" Southwest Ranches, along with a private prison company, to build one of the largest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Belle Glade Commissioner Speaks Up About "Slum Living Conditions" for Poorest Workers

    Belle Glade is a small outpost nestled among the cane fields near the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. "Muck City," as it's also called, houses a large number of the low-wage workers who tend the fields and produce America's largest supply of sugar cane.Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Belle Glade Orders Concerned Citizen to Stop Picking Up Trash

    Via WikipediaDo not try to clean up this picture.​Keep it trashy, Belle Glade.Try to pick up trash in this Palm Beach County city and you might be threatened by the long arm of the law. According to a story reported by News Channel 5, the efforts of a concerned citizen to clean up trash-infes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Mango Farm Tour at Erickson Farms Sunday -- a Family Day Out

    ​The 99-year-old Erickson Farms in Canal Point opens its gates to the public on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for its annual Farm Tour. The free tour features rides among the mango groves -- 40 acres of them -- and around the other tropical trees growing on the other 20 acres.Kim Erickson, one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Controversial Herbicide Atrazine Will be Used Through At Least September

    Flickr: Loz FlowersSugar Cane Atrazine = BFF?​Farmers equate saying goodbye to atrazine to depleting Floridian agriculture. But a growing number of scientists believe atrazine, an herbicide widely used to remove weeds and promote the growth of cash-crop sugar cane, may cause cancer and birth def ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    PBSO: No Violent Trend in Belle Glade

    Flickr user: alancleaver_2000​Earlier this week, we brought you the news of what appeared to be a string of violence in Belle Glade. In the span of ten days, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reported a dead body found in the street, a stabbing, and an alleged burglary/homicide at a convenien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    UPDATED: Homicide Caps String of Violent Crimes in Belle Glade

    Flickr user: kevitivityIs the recent violence part of a trend?​An alleged burglary and homicide in Belle Glade yesterday afternoon was the third in a string of violent crimes in the impoverished city in the past ten days.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, a man in a black hoodie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Morning Juice: Belle Glade Guards Snared in Federal Sting; Rothstein Partners Feeling Heat

    ​Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach:It appears that yet another group of public employees walked right into a federal sting. This time, the suits were back in Palm Beach County, where the U.S. Attorney's office revealed that state corrections officers in Belle Glade agreed to transp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving Dinner Free in "Muck City"

    Flickr: mrrad89​It's too bad there aren't more players like Santonio Holmes. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP swung back to his native Belle Glade for the second straight year to serve Thanksgiving meals to needy families. WPBF was there.NFL players do tons of charity work, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Santonio Holmes Still Knows Hometown Belle Glade Like the Back of His Hands -- Literally

    Photo by Andrew Rush / Post-Gazette​Santonio Holmes is from Belle Glade, and now that he's a Super Bowl MVP wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, you'd imagine that his life in that crime-ridden, rundown berg is a distant memory. But according to the Post-Gazette, Holmes thinks of home every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Morning Juice: Police Informant Shot; Political Top Guns in Broward Stay Holstered

    ​Here's your look at what's in today's news:Dwayne Blake of Belle Glade is in jail after allegedly shooting an undercover operative who was taping conversations with Blake for a narcotics investigation. [Palm Beach Post]H1N1 vaccinations have started in Broward and Palm Beach, with people aged 2 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Morning Juice: Adventures in Bad Parenting

    Time to get your Monday on. But first, a look back on what made news this past weekend.​Tamarac mayoral candidate Ed Portner gave a short interview to WPLG about why he went over to his daughter Stacy Ritter's home with a gun last week: "I wanted to scare the crap out of her." Mission accomplished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    In Honor of Tim Tebow: 10 Great Football Careers Ended By Concussions No pressure, Tim, it's only your brain. ​Though the University of Florida and coach Urban Meyer have been nothing but careful with their words, I don't think there was ever really a doubt that Tim Tebow would play in tonight's big game against LSU. This, just two weeks rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    PBSO: Sorry For the Beatings. Here, Have Some Bikes!

    FacebookSgt. Brent Raban, the Punisher.​In a heartwarming display of goodwill, Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies tomorrow plan to distribute 45 free bikes to kids in Belle Glade. It's a lovely gesture, sure to be appreciated by children in a city plagued by crime and poverty. Only, the timing i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Tonight From Hard Rock: Pahokee / Belle Glade Boxers a Feel-Good Undercard to ESPN Slugfest

    Flickr User: Craig Sharp​At 9 p.m. tonight, ESPN2 is kicking off an edition of Friday Night Fights with a feature about 20 kids from western Palm Beach County who participate in the Police Athletic League's boxing program. The youngsters, all from Pahokee and Belle Glade, taped the segment yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    South Florida Skunked on Best Towns List

    Flickr User: steve_barryThe sugar stacks skyline in Belle Glade did not impress Money Mag list-makers.Someone please tell Money Magazine that South Florida has not been swallowed by the ocean (yet). How else could the editors not name a single town in this region to its list of the best towns to liv ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Stomp the Worm

    Saint Aaron to the rescue in Haiti

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2006

    The Befuddlement Was Palpable

    Okay, somebody calling themselves "Sentinel Chicken" has asked that I look into Mike Clary's front-page Sun-Sentinel story (in today's Palm Beach County edition) on the closing of a shelter in Belle Glade. Seems Palm Beach County and Red Cross officials are up in arms about it, saying it's a crock, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Weekend News

    -- The Sun-Sentinel's Gregory Lewis had some strong stories over the weekend, starting with a look at some of the real issues involved in the fight over the mosque in Pompano Beach. It's not all religious bigotry, ala O'Neal Dozier, it also involves economic issues, namely Arabic ownership of conven ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005


    Toot Uncommon

  • Sports and Recreation

    May 12, 2005

    Best Day Trip

    Lake Okeechobee

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    The Book of Ruth

    He plays small-town, big-time football. But is that enough?

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Death and Doubts

    Ray Golden's hanging was a national curiosity. Maybe his legacy will be social justice.

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Dirty Trash

    Every day is Trash pickup day in Broward

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Doll Farce

    A Virginia company expropriates a chunk of civil rights history with South Florida roots

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Baby Doll

    Sara Lee Creech of Belle Glade tells a long-forgotten chapter of civil rights history

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Bringing in the Business

    After seven years of planning and mucho spending, the Belle Glade Business Park still has nary a tenant

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for September 7, 2000

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Place for a History Lesson

    The vacant lot at the northwest corner of Tamarind Avenue and 25th Street

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    At Work in the Fields of the Lord

    Long hours. Low pay. Hardly any rights. It's the life of Palm Beach County's hidden underclass: migrant farm workers.

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    The Real Sugar Bowl

    That would be Glades Central versus Pahokee, a fierce high-school rivalry that's become a bigtime game

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    A Southern Belle in Black and White

    The City of Belle Glade may be forced to annex the Okeechobee Center and put an end to alleged discrimination against its mostly black residents

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Enough to Make You Sick

    The CDC is trying to determine what the residents of downtown Belle Glade already know -- that poverty, drugs, and prostitution are bad for your health

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