Palm Beach County


Boynton Beach Police responded to a report that immigrants were aboard a vessel that had washed ashore. Upon investigation, they discovered 27 people of Haitian and Ecuadorian nationalities were aboard. The U.S. Border Patrol determined they were the victims of a smuggling operation. Authorities urge anyone with information to call the U.S. Border Patrol at 954-965-6300.


Three people were shot around Palm Beach County recently. The shootings occurred in Belle Glade, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach. The culture of violence in minority neighborhoods needs to end and black leaders have to make this a priority.

Broward County


More body parts, graves and remnants from caskets have been found at an old Negro graveyard, which is slated for the construction of townhomes. Theodus Times, a mortician, has led the fight against having 69 townhomes built there. It is clear that the site was a graveyard and that graves are still there. It is time for city commissioners to make an offer to the developer and seek grants to make it a memorial park.


The Broward Sheriff’s Office, Cox Media Group and the Wayne Barton Study Center will provide free groceries and house wares on Saturday. The Grocery Give-A-Way food distribution is free and open to everyone. It will take place at Greater Bethel AME Church, 370 N Deerfield Ave. in Deerfield Beach. See you there!


The idea of body cameras for police officers is all the rage. The public wants them, but the costs involved are prohibitive. Government officials should make this a priority, even if it means raising taxes to do so. It’s easy to cite the costs in order to justify not funding the cameras, but it’s the right thing to do. It will take true leadership to bring it about.


John Quinton, recreational programmer for the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Parks and Recreation Department, alerted officials to possible phantom employees who were being paid, but there was no action. Now, city officials are investigating Quinton’s                      suspicions. Numerous employees have provided statements and this could turn into a criminal investigation.

Miami-Dade County


A recent survey shows Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez leading over challenger Raquel Regalado by a hefty double-digit margin. Regalado is the daughter of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and she is also a Miami-Dade County School Board member.


Terry Joseph has been arrested in the stalking robbery and shooting of Carlos Cura, who had just left a supermarket with a large sum of cash. He was followed and shot and robbed. The getaway driver is believed to have been Marquis Strange, who is being sought. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


David Beckham, former professional soccer star, announced he has chosen the site next to Miami Marlins Park to construct a soccer stadium. Beckham was awarded an expansion team by Major League Soccer (MLS) and negotiations are underway with the City of Miami to construct a 25,000-seat stadium on city-owned land.

Monroe County


Former Monroe County Administrator Tom Willi and his business partner Jarvis Osorio have bonded out of jail. Federal agents raided their Big Pine Key business, Outbreak Ordnance Gun Shop, as part of an investigation that they sold guns to felons.

Charles-EmanuelLOBSTER LOVER

Charles J. Emanuel, 38, a tourist from Tennessee, is charged with 156 resource conservation counts after being caught with 63 out-of-season lobster tails off Key West. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, its officers stopped Emanuel, who was hooking lobsters from a canoe, for a safety check. When they started to leave, they spotted bags hanging underneath the canoe that held the lobster tails.