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A Florida Woman Repeatedly Slapped Her Grandmother For Rejecting Her Friend Request On Facebook — Who said nobody cares about Facebook anymore. Rachel does. A 27-year-old Florida woman, Rachel Hayes, has been arrested for felony battery on an elderly woman after repeatedly slapping her for in her home for not accepting a Facebook friend request.

Miami Dolphins will consider moving Dion Jordan to linebacker — The Miami Dolphins will consider moving defensive end Dion Jordan to linebacker to get more out of the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

Judges: send West Palm Beach “Chapel” condo back to city — A judge's panel has ruled the condominium planned for the West Palm Beach "Chapel by the Lake" waterfront site must return to the city for approval again. Here's what the judges heard earlier this month. Below is a statement made late this afternoon by the developers.
Dec 22, 2014

BLOG: Judges: send "chapel" condo approval back to city. #WPBNEWS

Fans drunk in love with Drinking Jacket on Kickstarter — Too bad the Drinking Jacket won't be ready in time for this New Year's Eve. A Kickstarter campaign looking to fund the apparel made for booze aficionados was only seeking $50,000, and has instead netted more than $450,000, according to CNN.

Rock singer Joe Cocker dies at age 70

Dolphins coach Philbin: I was never worried about my future — Dolphins coach Joe Philbin had his first press conference today since owner Stephen Ross announced that he was bringing back the embattled coach. Philbin said he never spent time worrying about whether he'd be back. "I've been in this profession for a long time," he said. "I wasn't worried about my own personal future."
Dec 22, 2014

Philbin says he was never worried about his future; w/notes on Dion Jordan, Jamar Taylor & Lamar Miller…

Ringling Bros. circus opens Tuesday in West Palm Beach — We've just figured out your holiday down time. If you're home with the kids this week and trying to figure out how to keep them busy with school out, why not try the circus? Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's "Built to Amaze - Holiday Edition"...

“Simple gesture” of leaving flowers touches Jupiter police officers — Flowers left anonymously Sunday outside of the Jupiter police department are greatly appreciated by town law enforcement officers, said Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow. The two bouquets of flowers, left outside the north side of the station on Military Trail, came a day after two New York City police officers were...
Dec 22, 2014

“Simple gesture” of leaving flowers touches Jupiter police officers

Miami Dolphins biggest needs for 2015 — In many ways, Sunday's game against the New York Jets has turned into a glorified preseason match up. We know Joe Philbin -- and likely his staff -- are returning next year. We know the Dolphins aren't going to the playoffs. And we know Ryan Tannehill will be the undisputed starting quarterback.

Bill Erbey loses $2 billion as Ocwen empire plummets — A year ago, Bill Erbey's holdings in the Ocwen empire were worth $2.96 billion. After today's news that he's been booted from the company, that sum had plummeted to $982 million as of 10 a.m. today. According to SEC filings, Erbey owns 20.7 million shares of Ocwen, 6.8 million of Altisource Portfolio Solutions, 862,33 shares of...
Dec 22, 2014

Former Ocwen Chairman Bill Erbey loses $2 billion in paper wealth

Video game creator buys $70 million mansion with $200,000 candy room — The creator of the popular Minecraft video game bought the most expensive Beverly Hills mansion on record at $70 million, proof that video games can pay off in the long run. Markus "Notch" Persson, a Swedish video game programmer, was a lead designer of Minecraft, but left the firm responsible for its creation after a $2.5 billion deal with Microsoft.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @pbpostrealtime: Video game creator buys $70 million mansion with $200,000 candy room

James Coley on Kevin Olsen and the pressure of being a college athlete — I asked offensive coordinator James Coley for an update on former UM quarterback Kevin Olsen, who recently landed at Towson. "He says he's feeling good and working hard," Coley said. "I told him I'm looking for big things from him. I like him a lot. Me and him got close there at the end."
Dec 22, 2014

Thoughts from Miami OC James Coley on Kevin Olsen and the pressure of being a college athlete:…

Should Sony Pictures have pulled ‘Interview’ movie? — This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, Sony Pictures and several national theater chains surrendered to the hackers and North Korea by...

West Palm Beach moves meeting back a day to Jan. 20 for MLK Day — The West Palm Beach City Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 20, because of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Meetings usually are every other Monday. Meetings are at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 401 Clematis St. ...
Dec 22, 2014

WPB commission to move meeting back a day to Jan. 20 because of MLK Day #WPBNEWS

Ross: Philbin to return in 2015 as Dolphins head coach — Despite being eliminated from the playoffs today, Joe Philbin will return next season for his fourth year as coach of the Dolphins. Team owner Stephen Ross told the team and reporters that Philbin will be back. The announcement came just after the Dolphins defeated Minnesota 37-35 today.

Chris Bosh might be back this week, hoping to play Christmas Day vs. LeBron James — Chris Bosh is getting closer to a return from his strained left calf and is optimistic about being back by the end of the week. That might mean he can play Christmas Day when Miami hosts LeBron James and the Cavaliers. "It's a possibility, I think," he said of playing this week.
Dec 21, 2014

Bosh hopes to be back for Christmas game vs LeBron, but also possible he'll be out another month:…

JUCO OL Jahair Jones signs with Hurricanes — Two junior college players are on their way to Coral Gables in January. Days after tight end Jerome Washington signed a letter of intent to UM, offensive lineman Jahair Jones did the same. Jones, from Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College, is a three-star, 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive tackle. He is a native of Edgewater, Md.

Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins: Live game coverage — Follow along with our intrepid Palm Beach Post reporters as they cover the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings in today's clash at Sun Life Stadium! ...

Law enforcement officers rally, support each other in West Palm Beach — A few signs held by peaceful marchers along Belvedere Road proclaimed: "All Lives Matter." But, the array of signs that followed Saturday carried a different message from recent national protests against police use of force.