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AGAIN: Schools Cancel Testing For Wednesday

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From Palm Beach County Schools) — The School District of Palm Beach County is suspending computer-based Florida Standards Assessment testing on Wednesday, March 4, for students in grades eight, nine and 10 as the Florida Department of Education continues to work with its vendor to correct technical difficulties with the administration…

Amanda Philip Arrested By Police In West Palm Beach

 WEST PALM BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton resident Amanda Philip is starting her Tuesday in the Palm Beach County Jail following her arrest Monday for drug possession, drug traffcking and providing false identification to a law enforcement officer.  The drug possession arrest is allegedly for her possession of a controlled substance without a…

Multiple Charges Filed Against Boca's Gary Wright

 BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Gary Wright, a 53 year old resident of Boca Entrada Blvd., is facing several charges filed by the Boca Raton Police department following his overnight arrest.  Wright is charged with robbery without a firearm, battery and petit theft. He remains in the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday morning —…

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUSPENDS ASSESSMENT TESTING

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From PBSD) –Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced Monday that the School District of Palm Beach County will suspend Florida Standards Assessment testing on Tuesday for grades eight, nine and 10, as the Florida Department of Education continues its work to resolve problems that Palm Beach County and other districts experienced with…

FAU Makes Major Announcement, Plans Science, Innovation and Econ Hub

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From Florida Atlantic University) — One of Florida’s leading public research universities and two of the world’s premier research institutions will create one-of-a-kind education programs that will attract the best and brightest students to Palm Beach County, and transform Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter into a hub…

Winkelried Read Rights, Booked On DUI Charge In Boca

Cecilia Winkelried

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Cecilia Winkelried is free again this morning following her overnight jailing on a DUI charge. Boca Raton Police took the 45 year old Winkleried into custody late last night, booking her into the Palm Beach County Jail just before midnight. Winkleried spent the night behind bars, ultimately being released on…

Vincent Brown of Boca Charged With Battery On An Officer

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) —  Vincent Brown, 22, of NE 20th Street in Boca Raton is facing serious charges this Sunday evening following his arrest earner today for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer.  Brown was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 8:30 Sunday morning and released around 5pm…

Great Uber Promo Code Available For All

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — You don’t have to be in Boca to use the BocaNewsNow.com Uber promo code that saves you $20 off your first ride. You just have to enter the code — 3o95j — in the Uber app or on your computer when you open your account. From Miami to Minnesota, the…

Small Plane Lands On Palmetto Park Road

boca raton plane

UPDATE: The FAA now tells us that the plane landed on a grassy strip between the turnpike and Palmetto Park Road. The plane is a Piper PA-31 and the pilot reported trouble with both engines. The plane was flying from Fort Lauderdale Executive to Pompano Beach Airpark. Authorities have not yet released the name but…