Saturday, June 22

POTENTIAL SCAM: Warnings about criminals going after popular program that helps save on home insurance

Officials are warning about misleading solicitations and flyers claiming association with the My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) program, promoting free roofs and windows. My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) gives people the opportunity to receive grants up to $10,000 to make their homes more storm resilient while, hopefully, reducing home insurance premiums. State lawmakers put more money into the program after its popularity. Prior WPTV reporting shows premiums in Florida are expected to rise 7 percent, driving the average premium to $11,759. Floridas Chief Financial Officer, who oversees the program, says they've heard of instances where criminals leave people paying for the full cost of repairs after claiming it signed people up for the program, but they werent eligible or approved. Its asking peopl...

5 people rescued from boat fire in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Fire Rescue responded Friday evening to a boat fire offshore at the Harbor Inlet Club. Crews rescued five people from the boat. At some point during the boat fire, the vessel drifted into other boats docked at Harbor Inlet Club, which caused the fire to spread. There were no reported injuries, and the fire was contained. Video from Boynton Beach Fire Rescue shows footage of at least one boat on fire. Boynton Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, Boat US and Florida Fish & Wildlife assisted in the rescue. Read More

5 people rescued from boat fire in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Fire Rescue responded Friday evening to a boat fire offshore at the Harbor Inlet Club. Crews rescued five people from the boat. At some point during the boat fire, the vessel drifted into other boats docked at Harbor Inlet Club, which caused the fire to spread. There were no reported injuries, and the fire was contained. Video from Boynton Beach Fire Rescue shows footage of at least one boat on fire. Boynton Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, Boat US and Florida Fish & Wildlife assisted in the rescue. Read More

HAVE YOU SEEN HER? Police searching for missing woman, 57, who is ‘nonverbal’

Port St. Lucie police are searching for a 57-year-old woman who was last seen Friday evening. Theodora Sandlin-Williams was last seen at around 4:55 p.m. in the 100 block of Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard, police said in a Facebook post. They said she has cognitive issues and is non-verbal. Police said Sandlin-Williams was seen on surveillance video walking eastbound towards Southeast Floresta Drive and may have entered a white sedan. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-8477. Read More

What are Florida’s rules and regulations when it comes to beach condition warnings?

The tragedy in the ocean Thursday, when two people got caught in a rip current near Stuart Beach and later died, had us curious about Florida's rules and regulations when it comes to beach condition warnings. When you arrive at a public beach access point, you are likely to see the signs that explain the beach condition flags and what they mean. You may also see signs explaining what to do if you are caught in a rip current. We've learned those signs are distributed through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. State and local governments can request the signs, and they must be placed in public access areas. The beach flags provide general warnings about overall surf conditions and do not specifically advise the public of the presence of rip currents, the FDEP said. Florida ...

Former St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara admits involvement in ‘ghost campaign’

Former St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, who is under investigation for violating state ethics laws, admitted that he misused his public position to help himself win the 2020 election. The admission came in a document filed Thursday with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The filing said Mascara admitted that he "approached and encouraged" an individual to seek the sheriff's office in the 2020 election, a violation of the Code of Ethics. According to this latest filing, Mascara and his attorney worked with an advocate for the ethics commission to come up with a stipulation, which would keep Mascara from having to go through any further hearings or proceedings on the matter. Mascara is accused of misusing his authority or his position as sheriff to recruit a fake candidate to run against...

The 671st edition of The Boca Raton Tribune is ready! June 20 – June 27, 2024

Stay connected with your weekly community newspaper and know what’s happening in your neighborhood. From local events to community updates, we’ve got you covered. 📰 Read it now by clicking HERE! The post The 671st edition of The Boca Raton Tribune is ready! June 20 – June 27, 2024 appeared first on The Boca Raton Tribune. Read More

Cool wines to serve with food – or just sip – to beat the heat

Summer is here, which means it’s time to serve wines that are especially alluring on the hottest of days. What makes a wine perfect for summer drinking? Ones that are crisp, I’d say, refreshing and, of course, easy to drink. White wines should be dry, light to medium bodied and high in acidity. Albariño, Dry Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are good choices. Red wines should also be light to medium bodied, dry with low or refined tannins. Beaujolais, Cinsault and Pinot Noir work well. In selecting a rosé look for dry, lower tannin varietals, such as Barbera, Grenache and Pinot Noir. Champagne may make you think of the holidays and formal celebrations but it’s an ideal hot weather libation, too. Its effervescence, bright acidity and versatility make it a good fit for any occasion. Select non-vi...