Palm Beach County

Lake Worth Man Charged with Murder After Alleged Sword Attack

Palm Beach County authorities say a sword was the weapon of choice in an alleged murder last week after they discovered a bloody body adjacent to railroad tracks in Lake Worth. Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a man covered […]... [Read More]

Trio of Palm Beach County Teens Facing Murder Charges in Connection with MMA Pro’s Death

Three Palm Beach County teens will be tried as adults on allegations that they are responsible for the murder of a professional mixed martial artist. Eighteen year olds Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton joined 16-year-old Summer Church in the Palm […]... [Read More]

West Palm Beach Doctor Faces Over Six Centuries in Prison on Medicare Fraud Charges

Facing up to 610 years in federal prison, prominent South Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen’s trial on charges of Medicare fraud began last week. According to prosecutors, Melgen defrauded the government out of $190 million in Medicare payments between 2004 and […]... [Read More]

Lake Worth Man Shakes Bottle of Rum at Authorities After String of Car Crashes

Witnesses say a Lake Worth man showed an even more surprising lapse in judgment than usual vehicle accident suspects when he allegedly shook a rum bottle at first responders who arrived at the scene of his final wreck that night. […]... [Read More]

Death Penalty Avoided in West Palm Beach Murder Case

Paul Merhige pleaded guilty this week to killing four of his relatives in Jupiter, Florida on Thanksgiving, 2009. The plea agreement Merhige’s defense attorney reached with the Palm Beach County prosecutors will spare him the death penalty in exchange for […]... [Read More]