Hey there, Palm Beach County. Notice how when you turn on the tap, your kitchen suddenly smells like a swimming pool? That's because, as of Monday, county officials are having chlorine flushed through the pipes in a disinfection process that'll last until August. Palm Beach County Water Utilities ... More >>
The Florida Department of Education released its annual public high school grades for the state on Wednesday, and it was mostly good news for Broward and Palm Beach schools. Most schools in Broward received an A or B grade, while the three that didn't didn't get anything lower than a C. In Palm Be ... More >>
Bruce Lowerre had a simple but soaring dream. "I want to finish my plane," he wrote on his blog. "I've been building since 1977... and my plane hasn't flown yet!" Sadly, that dream came to a terrible end on Saturday when Lowerre fatally crashed his home-built seaplane into Lake Okeechobee. Lowerre ... More >>
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 >>
With the summer less than a month away, the Lake Okeechobee Resort and Marina will be host to a festival commemorating and celebrating the solstice. But Pahokee residents, church members and pastors are outraged and beside themselves with angry grrr man those people! feelings because how dare they!? ... More >>
Former Pahokee high school, Florida State Seminole, and current Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin is being questioned about a now-dissolved company that he was once a shareholder with that's being accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme. The then-Palm Beach County- ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., taking the square root of the Sun Life Stadium upgrade price tag . . . err . . . which button is the square root? . ... More >>
After a weekend of some top-quality football, the Super Bowl face-off is all sealed up: on February 2, the San Francisco 49ers will knock heads with the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans for all the marbles. Wrapped up in a soundbite, that news doesn't seem to have a lot of import for South Florida fo ... More >>
A few years ago, the Oregon Ducks unveiled neon green uniforms to the masses. The colors were retro and the style unique. Then everyone went bananas with the neon green (the Seattle Seahawks adopted a similar color scheme). But Atlantic High in Delray has taken the neon colored uniform thing and u ... More >>
Sex offender James Harmon was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Pahokee woman nearly a year ago.Among the evidence is a recorded phone call, some DNA, and a witness recalling that the dude "smelt like shit."According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office police report, a pedest ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeSylvia SharpsFor writing "$0.00" instead of "$16,482.75" under the "second job" column of her mortgage application, Palm Beach County employee Sylvia Loretta Sharps could face up to 35 years in prison, according to the State Attorney's Office.Sharps -- who most r ... More >>
Photo by Meredith Geddings, courtesy Florida HouseJenne wants a deeper investigation of Thompson.In December, Gov. Rick Scott's transition team proposed a massive overhaul of Florida's juvenile justice system, which would eliminate some prisons and put children convicted of misdemeanor offenses i ... More >>
Flickr user: Mark CogginsThe company has a checkered history in Florida.A recent lawsuit alleging sexual assault and physical abuse of inmates at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines is the latest in a string of abuse accusations lodged against the facility's owner.For ... More >>
"No, I'm not Dexter!"If you thought The Glades was a new sitcom about a dysfunctional yet aromatic family of air fresheners, you're wrong. That show, The Stick-Ups, doesn't debut until fall. The Glades, which premiered last night on the A&E network, is actually a detective ... More >>
Photo by Gene PageMatt Passmore stars as a homicide cop in "The Glades."Headquartered in a warehouse in Pembroke Park, film crews have been working for months on a new TV series set in a fictional South Florida town on the edge of the Everglades."The Glades," a cops drama, began filming in April, ... More >>
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 >>
The local news this morning:In a deal that looks like a politically motivated rip-off, the town of Davie fast-tracked a $12.5 million purchase of the Foreman family's vacated Palma Nova mobile home park. It took a fat chunk out of the city's rainy day fund. [Sun-Sentinel]Broward Judge Susan Lebow ... More >>
Flickr: National Collegiate Scouting AssociationKiffinWith University of Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin accepting the same job at USC, it looks like the only memory that some local football players will have of the coach is a pending NCAA investigation. Though former Volunteer and Pahokee nativ ... More >>
Nu'Keese Richardson, during his short stint in TennesseeUPDATE: A University of Tennessee sports web site is reporting that Richardson says he is not participating in the NCAA investigation of the school's recruiting practices. He's quoted saying: "I'm not involved in that." These are Richardson' ... More >>
Flickr: imnatronCheerleaders are OK; but is the University of Tennessee using its feamle student body for football recruiting?Tennessee Volunteers head football coach Lane Kiffin loves South Florida football players -- we told you how he bought a billboard in their honor, which you can see ... More >>
Sex offender Epstein: A long way from PahokeeLook at a map of zones where sex offenders are allowed to live in Palm Beach and Broward counties, and the picture bears a creepy resemblance to old-style European ghettos. A Broward task force took up the problem in July and found that a new proposal ... More >>
Flickr: luvreforsaleIt's a pity that not all commenters are as classy as those here at Juice. I'm reminded of this disparity after looking hopefully toward the comments field in this NBC6 Miami report about Damon Weaver, the 11-year-old African American boy from poverty-ravaged Pahokee who just m ... More >>
National Collegiate Scouting AssociationLane Kiffin wants South Florida's 17-year-old boys.South Florida football players are a weird obsession for University of Tennessee Coach Lane Kiffin. In the last recruiting campaign, he sparked controversy -- then the kind of back-pedaling you'd prize in a ... More >>
Flickr User: Craig SharpAt 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 >>
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 >>
It was the weekend of positives, including a positive story about a plane crash. The most stimulating revelation came from a Sports Illustrated report that longtime Miami resident Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two different banned steroids during his 2003 MVP season with the Texa ... More >>
So first Nu'Keese Richardson said he would play for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida. Then on national signing day the speed-demon wide receiver from Pahokee decided he would rather play for University of Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin (a UF rival). Then at a press conference yesterda ... More >>
Yeah, all the Florida football teams are done for the year, and when you watch the big game this weekend you'll probably care more about the commercials than either team (unless you're a gambler, like me, and the commercials just delay the inevitable sobbing and cursing and swearing never to bet on ... More >>
The Miami Herald absolutely smoked the Sun-Sentinel in the Saturday stories on Sheriff Ken Jenne. When it comes to the federal investigation of the sheriff, the Herald story by Wanda DeMarzo and Jay Weaver gave us a look at some of the furniture in the room while the Sentinel left us groping and stu ... More >>
Book 'em, Dano! "Superpredators" with pebbles and raw eggs get zero tolerance in Palm Beach County schools.
Jellyroll's Coffee Shop and Gift Boutique
A routine traffic stop led to Pahokee's own Rodney King incident. Too bad there was no videotape.
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Robb Tiller went from rags to riches and right back after 15 years spinning deals around the Seminole
He plays small-town, big-time football. But is that enough?
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
Sure, Hollywood's sewage plan is dirty. It pollutes the Everglades too.
Ray Golden's hanging was a national curiosity. Maybe his legacy will be social justice.
In western Palm Beach County, the sugar harvest also brings a bumper crop of bunnies
That would be Glades Central versus Pahokee, a fierce high-school rivalry that's become a bigtime game
In October a skydiver named Mike McDonald made a fatal leap. He was the third client of Skydive Palm Beach to die in a year.