Palm Beach County Drinking Water Being Flushed With Chlorine Until August

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Hey there, Palm Beach County. Notice how when you turn on the tap, your kitchen suddenly smells like a swimming pool?

That's because, as of Monday, county officials are having chlorine flushed through the pipes in a disinfection process that'll last until August.

Palm Beach County Water Utilities will be using the chlorine to flush out the pipes of about 500,000 residents.

See also: Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

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Louis Salgar Murder: Details Emerge on Suspect Who Shut Down Palm Beach

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Via Florida Department of Corrections and St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
In 1996, Raul Reinosa was arrested in Duval County for armed robbery.
It was Fourth of July in St. Augustine when a cop spotted Raul Reinoso Martinez pushing a beaten-up bike down A1A. A car braked as he cut across the road, and the homeless-looking man angrily slammed on the vehicle's hood.

When Officer Todd Smith called the man over, he noticed Martinez was carrying a small bayonet and knife in his pants. He started talking about how much he loved the officer and loved God. He also mentioned spending some time in Miami.

See also: Louis Salgar, Miami Punk Musician and Bartender, Murdered

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FAU Will Probably Lose $7 Million in Funding for Abysmal Performance

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This library is full of people who won't graduate and who probably have low GPAs.
It's hard to believe that there are 12 universities in Florida's system. We can remember UF and FSU, no problem (go sports!), but the rest might as well be alphabet soup. FGCU? UWF? FAMU?

But at the bottom of the pile is our very own FAU, according to an analysis conducted by the Board of Governors. This body was just tasked with divvying up $100 million in funds among the schools, and its members decided to use a performance-based model rather than splitting it evenly.

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Cocoanut Row Closed as Cops Search for Armed Man or Men UPDATE

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Police are searching for the armed and dangerous man or men who abandoned this car.
Update: Police are still searching for what they believe to be at least two suspects. Palm Beach police have not yet confirmed that the suspects or the Honda are tied to the Salgar case, but are urging residents of the neighborhood to stay indoors while the search is going on. Our sister blog, Crossfade, has more on the victim of the murder that launched this search.

Original Post: Police are warning the residents of Palm Beach County to stay inside because at least one armed and dangerous man is on the loose. Although no names have been released, the search is linked to a Miami homicide that took place last night during a home invasion.

There was a lot of violence in Miami last night. A shooting in Liberty City injured ten and killed two. Louis Salgar, a well-known Miami musician and bartender was murdered in his home. So far the cops aren't saying which 305 crime led to the chase up north.

If you choose to go outside, expect to experience some delays. Surprisingly, though, it's not the alleged killer or killers but an empty car that's creating the biggest holdup.

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Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

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Ahh, Palm Beach County. Sunshine shining on a cloudless day as palm trees sway lazily in the waft of putrid refuge in the breeze.

Or, at least, that'll be the picture of the town on some days after the county commissioners voted to allow the importing of garbage from outside the county to burn in the new incinerator.

Following citizens picketing and protesting the move on Monday, on Wednesday the commissioners voted 4-3 to start taking bids from outside companies to start sending their garbage into Palm Beach County.


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Malcolm Glazer, Bucs Owner and Palm Beach Billionaire, Has Died

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As corny as it sounds, Malcolm Glazer pretty much lived the American dream. He started working in his family's watch company at 8 years old and eventually became the 400th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. He lived in Palm Beach and owned both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Manchester United soccer team. Now the man with $2.4 billion is dead at 85.

Glazer, who looked a little like Richard Dreyfuss in the movie Jaws, was born in Rochester, New York, on August 15, 1928, and grew up one of seven kids. He worked with his dad as a kid and eventually dropped out of college to run a business similar to the family's. He made his fortune off of real estate and investments, moved to Palm Beach's "Billionaire's Row" in 1989, and started attending Palm Beach synagogue with his wife, Linda.

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Palm Beach County Man Becomes Fourth in Florida to Contract Chikungunya

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The Aedes mosquito, a daytime biter, spreads both chikunguyna and dengue fever.
At least he won't have to deal with any other mosquitos for a while. That's the silver lining for one Florida man who has Palm Beach County officials scrambling to remove any and all bugs from his home. The reason he has professional fly swatters at his beck and call is this: He's become the fourth person in Florida to contract chikungunya, a virus that causes severe joint pain, fevers of greater than 102 degrees, headaches, and rashes that can last for years.

The 66-year-old man, whose name and exact location aren't being released for privacy reasons, joins a short list of people from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hillsborough counties who have become ill. The virus came to the Americas only last year through the Caribbean. The latest case was contracted on the island Hispaniola with symptoms manifesting about a week later.

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Palm Beach County Gas Stations Must Post Exact Price on Signs for Credit Card Users, According to New Ordinance

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Palm Beach County gas stations will have to start posting the exact amount gas costs for both cash and credit prices, thanks to a new ordinance that passed Tuesday.

At it stands, gas stations usually charge extra for gas when it's paid for with a credit card, mainly because of fees the stations are charged. But thanks to the ordinance, the exact amount -- including whatever extra credit card customers will pay -- must be clearly posted.

That means that both the cash and credit card prices must be the same size on gas stations' display signs, as well as be well lit in the evening.

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Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Conducting "Traffic Enforcement Initiative" Friday

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via Facebook
The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office will be conducting something called a "traffic enforcement initiative" all day Friday as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The PBSO said on its Facebook page that its officers will be all about traffic enforcement in unincorporated Palm Beach County throughout the day and evening, making sure people whom they spot "driving distracted" get pulled over and slapped good and proper with a citation.

So, basically, be sure to put that cell phone down, both hands on the wheel, and follow those road rules to a T today, or else expect to incur the wrath of a traffic violation ticket.

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Palm Beach County Closer to Importing Trash for Money

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Ahh, Palm Beach County... palm trees swaying with the waft of putrid refuge in the breeze.

Palm Beach County is a dump.

Or, at least, it's going to be, after county commissioners voted 4-3 vote to seek bids from waste haulers from all parts outside of Palm Beach just so they can land some big money for a new incinerator.

The commissioners argue that the money would give trash revenues a lift so they can lower trash-disposal bills for Palm Beach County residents and businesses.

Naturally, there's been some backlash.


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