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Karen Pflieger Charged With DUI In Boca

Karen Pflieger

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Karen Pfleiger, 49, is facing a DUI charge in Boca Raton following her arrest early Friday morning. Pfleiger, of the 6000 block of NE 7th Avenue, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 5:03am and released several hours later on her own recognizance. Pfleger was not prosecuted back in 2012 when…

ERIKA IS DEAD: Life Goes On

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It’s over. Erika is a storm no more. From the National Hurricane Center: “Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone. NHC will issue a Special Advisory shortly. Tropical storm watches/warnings being discontinued.” Funeral plans have not yet been announced. Police have one suspect: Wyn D. Sheer. —————- BocaNewsNow.com is the…

GRILLED: Meat Department Burns In Area Supermarket

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From PBC Fire Rescue) — At 5:30am crews responded to reports of a commercial building on fire at 23072 Sandalfoot Plaza Drive in Boca. Callers reported black smoke from the Western Beef store at this location. First arriving firefighters reported light smoke in the building and sprinkler activation in the meat department…

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS: Decision By Mid-Day Sunday For Storm Closure

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District says it will decide by mid-day Sunday whether or not to close schools for Tropical Storm Erika. From the school district: Officials from the School District of Palm Beach County continue to monitor Tropical Storm Erika, and will make a decision by midday Sunday…

City Of Boca Raton Prepares For Erika, Sharing Information

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com)(From City of Boca Raton) — The City of Boca Raton is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Erika and has several new communication methods in place to keep residents informed before, during and after a hurricane. Through the Code Red Program, residents can receive text alerts or phone calls during an emergency.  Evacuations, curfews…

OPEN OR CLOSED? Erika To Test New PB Schools Chief Avossa

Robert Avossa

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The first real test of new Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa’s handling of school closures may come this weekend. Tropical Storm Erika is on an uncertain path, which makes opening — or closing — schools Monday a tough call. For now, schools are set to be open. We…

Erika May Be Dying A Slow Death, Could Be Impaled By Mountains

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The latest from National Hurricane Center suggests that Tropical Storm Erika may become impaled on Hispaniola, making her not much to worry about for South Florida. From the National Hurricane Center at 11a: Erika is not well organized at this time. Although deep convection increased overnight and early today during the…

Boca’s Beth El Blunder? Email Infuriates Jewish German Car Owners

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Thousands throughout Boca Raton Thursday morning awoke to find an email from Temple Beth El, one of Boca’s reform congregations, suggesting that it is anti-Jewish to drive German made vehicles. The email promotes an upcoming program inferring that great internal conflict exists among Jews who own BMW’s, Audi’s, and Mercedes. “That a…