Warren Newell wants his conviction tossed.There's nothing quite so heartwarming as a convicted political felon crying foul and asking for his hard-earned bribes back. Two former Palm Beach County commissioners are fighting that fight, and their chutzpah is admirable.Warren Newell and Tony Masilot ... More >>
Facebook.comMcAuliffe, on the war path.Palm Beach State Attorney Michael McAuliffe has attracted plenty of attention lately for his efforts to bust public corruption. He recently forced the resignation of the fourth county commissioner in four years to face criminal charges and created a Public C ... More >>
KoonsPalm Beach County Commissioner Jeff Koons today entered a guilty plea to extortion charges based on threatening a family that opposed the South Cove lagoon preservation project and using his political position to harass that family. In exchange for the plea, Koons won't have to serve time in ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesCobra Staubs can head back to work soon.A year ago, Fort Lauderdale bail bondsman William "Cobra" Staubs nearly ended his 30-year career by searching for missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings. Cobra was slapped with a felony charge of false imprisonment when he tried to arrest acc ... More >>
The local news for this Tuesday morning:Home values in Broward County fell approximately 16 percent this past year, a figure that means that county officials may have to trim up to $150 million from an already skeletal budget. [Miami Herald]A very thin silver lining? South Florida made some major ... More >>
Commissioner Aaronson: A Tea Party whupping beats "political suicide."Ethics, Shmethics. As this week's feature story reminds us, Palm Beach's reputation as "Corruption County" has been well earned. Two years after lawyer Bill Boose and county commissioner Tony Masilotti went to prison, we're fin ... More >>
He's got Wilford Brimley's jowls, a roly-poly stomach, worried eyes, and a slight snarl that could be mistaken for an under-bite. Meet the Palm Beach Post's latest mascot, a bulldog that appeared in a full-page ad in Tuesday's paper above the headline: "The Palm Beach Post, Your Community Watchdo ... More >>
Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty and her colleagues had a slight spending problem.Beaches without life guards, higher bus fares, laid off county workers, a major tax hike. Such a dismal budget proposal is hardly shocking in a county that's drowning in a housing bust. But Palm Beach County's p ... More >>
pbcgov.comJess Santamaria Here's one I haven't heard before: Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria told the Palm Beach Post that he's so frustrated by apathy among residents that he's thinking of walking away from public service at the end of his four-year term."The only thing that would ma ... More >>
A routine traffic stop led to Pahokee's own Rodney King incident. Too bad there was no videotape.
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
Gov. Bush's Scripps gamble is sucking up state funds -- and the Everglades with it
Forget strip malls, condos, and highways. Loxahatchee Groves is a place of dirt roads, wild pets, and eccentric residents.