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Hobe Heights residents still waiting for financial help after flooding

Several Hobe Sound residents are frustrated they have yet to receive any money to help with their damaged homes

Car wash operators find alternate route to drive sales

Secret Service agent speaks about protecting a president after White House

Experts predict challenging legal battle for Rebekah Jones

Palm Beach State College honors those who promote equality

Underserved Palm Beach Co. seniors struggle to get COVID vaccine

Only Florida residents can receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Sunshine State

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Police: Man threatened to blow up Florida Capitol

How will Biden Administration impact immigration policies?

State's deaths rise by 161, toll including nonresidents passes 25,000; cases up 12,873

Judge: Water ski park can't be built in West Boynton Beach

Will Trump try to form his own political party?

Will Palm Beach County become new epicenter of Republican politics?

Catholic schools now require COVID-19 test after air travel

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach have revised their coronavirus plan for the spring.

  Cruise line requires passengers to get COVID vaccine

Saga Cruise Lines announced passengers must be fully vaccinated, meaning they've received both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before their departure.

  Suspect caught on camera hitting Florida deputy with stolen car

A helicopter belonging to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department caught the moment that a suspect hit a deputy with a stolen vehicle.

Whale shark spotted near Stuart Beach

A rare sighting off the coast of Stuart Beach caused a stir Wednesday morning.

Boynton Aerospace Science Academy named finalist in FAA's challenge

  Traveling Italian water circus comes to West Palm Beach

  Trump commutes West Palm Beach eye doctor’s prison term

  Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

School District of Palm Beach County goes virtual for HBCU college tours

  Fort Pierce woman loses $2,000 in stimulus check scam

Historic Boynton Beach museum inspires young minds

There is a special place in Boynton Beach that helps to foster the joy of discovery in local children.

Boca Raton women hold small gathering to celebrate inauguration

Inside a Boca Raton home you’ll find women from different backgrounds, educators, lawyers even medical professionals and they all have one thing in common— celebrating unity.

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executive orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.

  Kamala Harris’ inauguration inspires young girls to stay ambitious

Many Americans watching today's Inauguration saw themselves reflected in the new Vice President, including Brianna Dwyer, a senior at Inlet Grove High School in Palm Beach County.

  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.

Kamala Harris' inauguration inspires young girls to lead

Many Americans watching today's Inauguration saw themselves reflected in the new Vice President, including Brianna Dwyer, a senior at Inlet Grove High School in Palm Beach County.

What will a new president mean for Florida's COVID-19 fight?

What will the nation’s new leader mean for Florida’s fight against COVID-19? President Joe Biden has promised to vaccinate 100-million people in his first 100 days. While some have cheered the goal, others are worried about what comes next.

Dept. of Health: Beware of fake sites offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is warning residents of fake sites offering appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health director: No plan, only 'strategies' for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County never created a plan for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in a county of nearly 1.5 million people, instead relying on what the department's director says is "strategies."

Sheriff: Woman drove around with man's body for 10 days

Detectives have arrested a woman in connection with this year's first homicide on the Treasure Coast.

State’s cases rise by 11,914, passing 1.6 million infections; deaths climb by 142

Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 11,914 with total infections passing 1.6 million, taking 8 days to rise 100,000, as deaths increased by 142, which was 20 less than the day before. Total daily tests: 129,412. Daily first-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 10.73%, Palm Beach County to 10.39%

Hospitalized child receives uplifting visit from church

A 7-year-old girl currently hospitalized after a severe car crash last year received a special visit from a caring community.

Trump waves to supporters along Southern Boulevard

It’s about a 12-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport to Mar-a-Lago. On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump's motorcade slowed down that drive as he waved at his supporters along Southern Boulevard.

  Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in a Washington on edge, two weeks after rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump besieged the Capitol.

Inauguration of VP Harris proud moment for Boca couple

A couple from Boca Raton said the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris was a moment they will never forget.

Jeremy Piven appearing at Palm Beach Improv this weekend

Actor Jeremy Piven will be at the Palm Beach Improv this Thursday night through Saturday bringing you laughs and more.

Pedestrian fatally struck while crossing Jog Road in West Palm Beach

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in West Palm Beach on Friday.

HBCU recruitment event taking place Jan. 19-28

The School District of Palm Beach County is holding a collaborative event with other districts celebrating and highlighting historically Black colleges and universities.

Trump returns to Palm Beach for final time as president

President Donald Trump will fly into Palm Beach International Airport as president for the last time Wednesday morning.

Publix vaccine appointments fill up rapidly in Palm Beach Co.

Appointments filled up quickly Wednesday morning for COVID-19 vaccines in Palm Beach County through the new Publix pharmacy portal.

Trump commutes sentence of South Florida doctor

On his last day in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons to 73 people and commuted the sentences of 70 more people.

Trump supporters gather to welcome him to Palm Beach

President Donald Trump will fly into Palm Beach International Airport as president for the last time Wednesday morning.

Still no portal for vaccine appointments in Palm Beach Co.

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is still without an online portal to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. FOX 29 has learned it's due in part to the software that health officials planned to use crashing in another county.

Free art kits available in West Palm Beach

There are free coloring kits for children and free watercolor page kits for adults.

Mortgage Interest rates hit record low

People buying homes during the pandemic say the search has been a struggle, but there is some good news for prospective home buyers for the start of 2021.

Homicide investigated in Sebastian; missing man's body found

The body of a missing man was found Tuesday in Indian River County, and foul play is suspected, according to the sheriff’s office.

Underserved communities in PBC face challenges getting COVID-19 vaccine

Language barriers are creating hurdles for many who are 65 and older to get access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Baptist Health South Florida suspends first doses of vaccine

Baptist Health South Florida announced Tuesday they are suspending all first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dentists pushing for COVID-19 vaccine

Here is Florida dentists aren’t at the top of the list to receive or administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Glades program providing reading help for 25 years

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County has been providing students a foundation by making reading a priority for decades. And one program in the Glades is improving the quality of life for many families in the western communities.

Concern grows in Florida over more contagious COVID strain

As Florida officials ramped up vaccinations against the coronavirus, concern spread Tuesday over a new, more contagious variant that could be making a foothold in the country’s third-most populous state.

State cases rise by 9,816, second in row under 10,000; deaths increase by 162

Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 9,816, second day in row under 10,000, as deaths increased by 162, which was 25 more than day before. Total daily tests 129,880. Florida's daily first-time positivity rate drops to 8.97%, Palm Beach County up to 9.47%.

Publix pharmacies throughout Palm Beach Co. offering COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis says the COVID-19 vaccine is headed to Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County.

Delray Beach bar back open, seeks to extend operating hours

The O.G. is back in business, but the owner of the Delray Beach bar is hoping the city will make some changes to allow it to stay open longer.

Palm Beach Co. changing way residents get COVID-19 vaccine

Palm Beach County is changing the way senior residents will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Seniors visit neighboring counties for COVID-19 vaccine

Several seniors in Palm Beach County, frustrated with long waits and unsuccessful attempts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, are visiting neighboring counties to get their shots. They tell Contact 5 they waited less time and found the process easier.

City of Fort Pierce holding job fair Jan. 28

The city of Fort Pierce is holding its sixth annual job fair next week.

Indian River County extends mask mandate for 6 months

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Indian River County commissioners voted Tuesday to extend the current mask ordinance for six months.

Study: More than 30 percent of people with eating disorders are men

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, more than 30 percent of people with eating disorders are men.

  Publix pharmacies throughout Palm Beach Co. offering COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis says the COVID-19 vaccine is headed to Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County art exhibit celebrates Black artists

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is presenting an exhibition of 25 local artists with sculpture, jewelry, textiles, painting and more.

  Appointments for COVID-19 vaccine in Indian River County open Tuesday

The Florida Department of Health Indian River County will hold two COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people 65 and older.

Martin County deputies arrive in DC ahead of inauguration

Law enforcement officers from Martin County arrived in Washington DC Monday to serve amongst the thousands of law enforcement officers converging on the nation’s capital to maximize safety surrounding the inauguration of Joe Biden.

Lake Worth Beach celebrates Martin Luther King's birthday

The group is marching through downtown Lake Worth Beach in a tribute to the freedom marches of the civil rights movement.

Organizations coming together to 'make girls a priority in Florida'

Giving girls a guide to success, the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance is pushing for policies they say will help the next generation.

Unearthing history at a Treasure Coast cemetery

For years, a piece of African-American history on the Treasure Coast sat neglected.

Palm Beach Atlantic University serving the community in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On a national day of service in Martin Luther King Jr’s honor, one doesn’t have to look much further than a street sign bearing his name in West Palm Beach to see his dream in action.

  Neighbors protest water ski park near Boynton Beach

A community in unincorporated Boynton Beach is fighting to stop a water ski park from being built.

Riviera Beach to distribute next round of vaccines Tuesday

The City of Riviera Beach is planning for another COVID-19 vaccine distribution this Tuesday to meet the growing demand in Palm Beach County.

Former state analyst Rebekah Jones turns herself into authorities, tests positive for COVID-19

Former Florida Department of Health analyst Rebekah Jones has turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest, authorities say.

Tens of thousands of Floridians overdue for second COVID-19 vaccine dose

Many senior citizens are still struggling to land an appointment for their first COVID-19 vaccine, while tens of thousands of Floridians are overdue for second dose.

Palm Beach Gardens senior living community residents get COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly 100 residents and staff members at HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens, a senior living community, started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

State’s case rise by 8,002, lowest in 3 weeks; deaths increase by 137 vs. 133 day before

Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 8,002, the first time since Dec. 28, it was under five digits, as deaths increased by 137, which was 4 more than the day before. Total daily tests: 103,560. Daily first-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 9.19%, Palm Beach County to 8.69%.

Capitol briefly locked down due to nearby fire

Participants in an inauguration rehearsal on the West Front of U.S. Capitol have been evacuated by security officials, the Associated Press reports.

Moving trucks arrive at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club

Several large moving trucks arrived Monday morning at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, sparking speculation that he'll move to South Florida once he leaves office.

Widow fights for memorial for fallen Fort Pierce police officer

The widow of fallen Fort Pierce police Sgt. Danny Parrish wants a memorial in his honor.

Johnson, Hopkins voice support for Watson amid trade rumors

Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins have weighed in on reports that Deshaun Watson is unhappy and wants to be traded by the Houston Texans.

Rebekah Jones turned herself in after warrant issued

Former Florida Department of Health analyst Rebekah Jones and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has turned herself in.