CRIME & SAFETY
15-year-old accused of shooting, killing best friend
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Get up to date by watching WPBF 25's News to Go video above. A teenager from Boca Raton is in the Palm Beach County jail after he is accused of killing his best friend. Stay up-to-date: The latest headlines and weather from WPBF 25. Documents...
Man accused of home invasion, arson causing $30K damages in North Palm Beach
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A man is accused of breaking into a woman's house, vandalizing her home, and setting her belongings on fire. The victim claims he caused $30,000 worth of damage, the arrest report says. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO), the crime...
Father of Israeli hostage visits Palm Beach searching for help for his son
PALM BEACH, Fla. — The father of a man taken hostage by Hamas terrorists two months ago was in Palm Beach Thursday looking for help to get his son home. Avi Shamriz was a special guest at the Palm Beach Hannukah celebration at Bradley Park. But Avi has little...
Patio becomes drive-thru: Mazda crashes into Panera in Royal Palm Beach
ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A car crashed into a Panera Bread in Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Palm Beach Fire Rescue (PBCFR) said at 1:50 p.m., units were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at the Panera Bread on Southern Boulevard. When units arrived they found...
Motorcyclist dies after colliding with SUV in early morning
PALM SPRINGS, Fla. (CBS12) — A 7:30 a.m. crash at the intersection of Forest Hill Boulevard and Davis Road resulted in a motorcyclist's death. The victim, who has not been named, died from his injuries after being taken to a nearby hospital, according to Palm Springs Police Department (PSPD) Captain Jake Ruiz. The other driver was not injured in the crash.
Weekly Safety Report: Contractor Accused of Theft and Principal Fights Criminal Charge in Wellington, Florida
Two incidents occurred in Wellington, Florida this week. In the first incident, a contractor is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from homeowners by promising to storm-proof their condos but never completing the work. The contractor had his license revoked in the past for similar incidents and owes $70,000 in unpaid fines. He is now facing criminal charges of grand theft and contracting without certification. In the second incident, the principal of Palm Beach Central High School is fighting to have a criminal charge dismissed. The charge is related to the suspected sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl more than two years ago.
Former Palm Beach Central Principal seeks motion to dismiss charges against him
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Palm Beach Central High School principal Darren Edgecomb, facing charges for failure to report suspected child abuse, is now seeking dismissal of the charges with his legal team. Court documents reveal the charges against Edgecomb and four other school employees stem from their...
Jupiter mother accused of locking son in a box expected in court
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Jupiter woman accused of locking her teenage son in a box is expected to appear in court on Friday. Tracy Ferriter has been charged with child abuse. The hearing will focus on her finances and struggles to pay court costs. WPBF 25 Reporter...
Florida's Turnpike Shut Down in Lake Worth Due to Vehicle Fire
A vehicle fire on Florida's Turnpike in Lake Worth has forced authorities to close the road in both directions. The incident occurred early Friday morning, with no immediate reports of injuries. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
Family of West Palm Beach chemist who OD'd on kratom sues smoke shop for his death
The lawsuit alleges that kratom killed Patrick George, a 41-year-old Navy veteran who lived in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips From Palm Beach County's Sheriff
If you're doing more holiday shopping this weekend, authorities say there are some simple steps to protect yourself and your belongings.
Miami-Dade Police Release Video of Carjacker Shooting Victim in Naranja
Video show robber shoot man in Naranja. Surveillance video shows an armed robber shooting at a man before stealing his car in Naranja. Detectives arrested the suspect in Delray Beach and recovered the car.
Carter Viss to compete in Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon four years after life altering accident
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — It takes a lot of determination to prepare for a marathon or a half marathon, but that feeling of accomplishment at the finish line makes it all worthwhile. That said, when Jupiter Farms resident Carter Viss crosses the finish line at the Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon on Sunday, it will be one of the greatest moments of his life, considering what happened to him four years ago.
Was it self-defense? Teen accused in Boca-area homicide says he feared for his own safety
BOCA RATON — A 15-year-old suburban Boca Raton resident accused in a fatal shooting from August told investigators he acted in self-defense, firing at a person he believed to be an intruder, according to court records made public Wednesday. The person turned out to be someone the gunman knew,...
Trump Fraud Lawsuit
FILE - An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. Former President Donald Trump’s civil business fraud trial has turned to one of the topics that has vexed him most — the disputed value of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach luxury real estate broker Lawrence Moens took the stand for Trump's defense Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Responds to Two Separate Vehicle Fires
• Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (PBCFR) responded to two separate vehicle fires that occurred minutes apart. • The first fire involved a white truck near Military Trail in Palm Springs, outside a Bank of America. The fire, which started in the engine compartment, was under control by 2:31 p.m. and completely extinguished by 2:39 p.m.
House Fire in Riviera Beach Displaces Three, Including a Child
Discover the heartbreaking aftermath of a house fire in Riviera Beach that left three people, including a child, homeless. Witness the devastating images of what remains of their house, following the blaze that erupted yesterday afternoon on Northwest 34th Street.
Lost Hunter Located in Palm Beach County
According to the weekly law enforcement report for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a lost hunter was located and rescued in Palm Beach County. Senior Officer Stone was patrolling STA 1 West Waterfowl Public Small Game Hunting Area and checking exiting waterfowl hunters. After the time had passed for all the hunters to exit the area, the check station operator reported to the officer that one individual was overdue and did not check out.
Parkland survivor: Energize voters for Democrats in 2024, or 'the consequences are dire'
Kaufman, who is studying political science at Yale University, brought her dual gun safety advocacy and political activism to Palm Beach County in November. At 15 years old, Sari Kaufman began promoting gun safety reform laws. Now, at 21, she's mobilizing Florida Democrats to focus on a plan to encourage voters to vote blue.