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COVID FLORIDA WEDNESDAY: Deaths Up, Infections Up

Palm Beach County Passes 1000 COVID-19 Deaths BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The latest upward trend continues in Florida statewide as well as Palm Beach County. The one day decline on Monday — touted nationally by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — continues to be just a one day decline. Statewide, the Florida Department of Health […]

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TROPICS TIME: Florida Still In Path Of Developing Depression

Hurricane Center Watching Three Systems. Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach Should, Too. UPDATED: 2PM WEDNESDAY FORECAST, GRAPHIC. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The National Hurricane Center is now watching three potentially significant systems brewing in the Atlantic. Florida remains in the apparent long range path of one system that is expected to develop into […]

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POLICE: Elderly Targeted In Palm Beach County Scam

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Boynton Beach Police Advisory Verbatim) — On Aug. 14, a 77-year-old woman received a phone call from someone who said they were from Chase bank and that her debit card was fraudulently used in Boca Raton. The “bank rep” said they needed to come to her home to get the […]

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Lauren Rocafort, of Delray Beach, Charged With DUI

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Lauren Rocafort of the 200 Block of Avenue L in Delray Beach was released from jail on her own recognizance following her Saturday arrest for DUI which involved “damage to the property or person of another.” While the arrest report is still being processed, the citation — reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com […]

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COVID THURSDAY: Florida Adds 148 Deaths, 6300 Infections

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health, in a report delayed nearly two hours, says 148 new COVID-19 deaths were logged on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m. with 6,331 new infections. The new numbers come a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed that a Miami lab is responsible for a massive data dump […]

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FLORIDIOT: Boynton Man Stashes Pipe Bombs In Box Addressed To Self

Pipe Bombs Led To Evacuations, Police Found Suspect In Minutes UPDATE (August 13, 2020 at 1:25 p.m.) Boynton Beach Police reports that the FBI has taken over the case. BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It took Boynton Beach Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office just minutes to find the man they say is […]

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POLICE: Woman Kept Rental Car, Claims Crack Relapse To Blame

Lynne Larson, 62, Says Car Given To Crack Dealer Who Returned It To Alamo BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Lynne Larson, 62, of Colonial Club Lane in Boynton Beach remains in the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday morning. She is accused of keeping an Alamo rental car far beyond its return date. In the affidavit […]

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Pipe Bombs Lead To Boynton Beach Evacuations

UPDATE: Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:35 a.m.: There has been an arrest. Read it here. BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boynton Beach Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office evacuated apartments and homes near Congress Avenue and Old Boynton Road Wednesday when a number of pipe bombs were found in the area. From Boynton […]

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COVID-19: Palm Beach County Schools Now Hedge On Phase 2 Reopening

Smoke and Mirrors? School Board Agenda Item Suggests In-Person Learning Not Automatic When Phase Two Begins Palm Beach County Pediatric Positivity Rate Remains Near 15-Percent BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Read the language closely. While there is significant focus this Tuesday on Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy’s plan to make in-person learning […]

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COVID SUNDAY: FLORIDA DEATH COUNT RISES BY 77

INCREASE COMES AS REPORT SURFACES SUGGESTING FLORIDA IS UNDERCOUNTING COVID-19 DEATHS BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida’s funeral industry continues to remain busy as the state logged another 77 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday through 11:59 p.m. The infection count increased by 6,248. That brings Florida’s total death count to 8,186 and infection count to 532,806. […]

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SCHOOL COVID DATABASE: Help Keep An Eye On COVID In Schools

Fired Florida Data Chief Building School COVID-19 Database, Seeks Funding BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Fired Florida Data Scientist Rebekah Jones is building a national database to monitor COVID-19 in schools. The database could provide a look at what Governors may not want you to see — the infection rate in specific elementary, middle and […]

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FLORIDA COVID DEATHS: ANOTHER 120 LAST GOODBYES

MORE THAN 510,000 POSITIVE TESTS NOW RECORDED IN FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Another 120 COVID-19 deaths were logged in Florida on Wednesday through 11:59 p.m., according to the Florida Dept. of Health. Florida also recorded another 7,683 infections, bringing Florida’s infection count to 510,389. The total death count for Florida is 7,747 — […]

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COVID GREAT FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY HOME, CONDO SALES

REPORT SHOWS DRAMATIC INCREASE IN NEW SIGNED CONTRACTS YEAR TO YEAR BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The COVID-19 pandemic is spectacular for Palm Beach County single family home sales and condo sales. The just-out report by Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants for DouglasElliman shows a dramatic increase in virtually all price points, year-to-year, […]

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DROP SHORT LIVED: PALM BEACH COUNTY ICU USE ABOVE 75 PERCENT

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The drop in Palm Beach County ICU bed use was short lived. The Tuesday morning census shows an availability of just 24.64 percent. Anything under 25 percent, according to health officials, is cause for concern. The decrease in availability comes as Palm Beach County adds at least 10 COVID-19 patients […]

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PALM BEACH COUNTY: Those Suddenly Low Infection Numbers Aren’t Real

SUDDEN DROP IS IN SYNC WITH TESTING SITE CLOSURES, SCHOOL REOPENING, EARLY VOTING UPDATE: 11:40 a.m. August 4, 2020: We, sadly, were correct. Here’s today’s update with near record deaths. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Testing sites across Palm Beach County were closed for several days as hurricane Isaias approached. While the storm locally did […]

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READ THE INSPECTION REPORTS: WE HAVE PALM BEACH COUNTY’S LATEST COVID-19 COMPLAINTS

STRIP CLUBS, SPORTS TEAMS, RESTAURANTS, BARBER SHOPS ALL INVESTIGATED FOR COVID VIOLATIONS. BOCANEWSNOW.COM FILES PUBLIC RECORDS DEMAND TO OBTAIN VIOLATION INFORMATION. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com just obtained the current list of complaints filed with Palm Beach County over businesses allegedly not complying with COVID-19 orders. Those orders include social distancing, mask use, hours […]

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COVID-19: Palm Beach County Hospitals A Bit Better, COVID Counts Down

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It’s by no means back to normal, but ICU availability is looking a bit better in Palm Beach County and the total number of COVID-19 patients is down. As of 6:16 a.m. on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, there are 507 hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patents in Palm Beach […]

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PALM BEACH COUNTY COVID TRACKING APP IS FLAWED, POTENTIALLY USELESS

“COMBAT COVID APP” Appears To Be Dated Technology BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The highly publicized COVID-19 tracking app promoted by Palm Beach County officials seems to be using outdated technology and requires a phone number while claiming to be completely anonymous. But the most concerning — and ineffective — function of the “Combat COVID” […]

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