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Haitian held without bail in failed smuggling trip - The Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a man accused of piloting a boat full of Haitian migrants that capsized off Florida, killing at least nine people. A US magistrate says Jimmy Metellus (muh'-TELL'-uhs) has been charged with alien...
Ion Media Holdings files for Chapter 11 - Bizjournals.com
Ion Media Holdings, a West Palm Beach-based television network, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, listing more than $1 billion in debt. More than 100 subsidiaries are part of the bankruptcy, according to the petition filed in US...
Tornado spotted near Boynton Beach; power restored to most ... - Palm Beach Post
But hundreds of people were still without power in West Palm Beach as powerful storms rolled through and more storms are expected in western Palm Beach County, officials said. According to a statement from the Florida Division of Emergency Management,...
Is West Palm Beach really the 7th most depressing place in America? - WPEC
A new list released by The Business Insider puts West Palm Beach as #7 on a ranking of "America's Most Depressing Places." Really? What's the reasoning behind ranking us alongside places like Detroit? Here's what The Business Insider had to say: "Ok,...
West Palm Beach STUNNED That We Realized How Depressing It Is - The Business Insider
The Palm Beach Post thinks we ignored their beautiful Palm trees, and wondered if perhaps we were commenting on "the grotesque fish lips and silcone-stuffed chests of half the female population." (their words, seriously)....
Coldplay gets cozy with fans at West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre - MiamiHerald.com
BY JORDAN LEVIN It's no small accomplishment to make a sea of 16000 people feel like an intimate audience in a small club, but that's what Chris Martin and Coldplay did at West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre on Friday night....
Old West Palm Beach library demolished with cake, confetti, then a ... - Palm Beach Post
After nearly four years of contention and construction, West Palm Beach's $154 million City Center emerges in elegance. And Andrea Peppers shared memories of walking with her sisters to the new library after it was built in 1962....
Palm Beach County clerk plans layoffs because of state budget cuts - Palm Beach Post
By JENNIFER SORENTRUE WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller Sharon Bock has warned her employees that some of them will lose their jobs because of state budget cutbacks. Legislation passed in Tallahassee this year would force Bock...
Palm Beach County school district cop charged with stealing ... - Palm Beach Post
Prominent West Palm Beach attorney David Roth, who told Marx he was representing Kelly for free, said Kelly lived with his wife and young children and had immediately surrendered on learning of the new charges. He asked MArx to issue a lesser bail than...
Rain gives West Palm water reprieve-- indirectly - WPEC
This week's rains are already giving the City of West Palm Beach some breathing room in its critical water situation. Low levels in the City's Water Catchment Area have put the City close to once-a-week lawn watering restrictions....

West Palm Beach Braves

The West Palm Beach Braves, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, was a baseball team that was affiliated with the Milwaukee Braves in 1965 and the Atlanta Braves from 1966 to 1968. The Braves played in the Florida State League and their ballpark was Mack Field.

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West Palm Beach Expos

The West Palm Beach Expos were a Florida State League major league baseball team that existed from 1969 to 1997. Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, they were affiliated with the Montreal Expos and they played their home games at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium. They were one of the longest existing Florida State League teams ever.

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West Palm Beach Auditorium

The West Palm Beach Auditorium was a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was built in 1965. It was home to the West Palm Beach Blaze ice hockey team and Florida Bobcats arena football team. It hosted the twelfth WWF In Your House pay-per-view in 1996. It was also host to innumerable concerts from different rock acts.

It was sold in the late 90's to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc., the main legal entity used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious faith, which in turn changed the name to West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center. It is only used now for their assemblies and conventions. This year conventions run from the end of May to the end of September in English, Spanish, and French.

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West Palm Beach Tropics

The West Palm Beach Tropics were one of the eight original franchises that began play in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989. The club hired Dick Williams as manager and fielded a lineup that included slugger Dave Kingman and Rollie Fingers. The Tropics went 52-20 in the regular season and ran away with the Southern Division title. Ron Washington led the club's offense, hitting .359 with a league-high 73 RBI. Mickey Rivers hit .366 and Kingman added 8 homers. The pitching staff was led by Juan Eichelberger, who went 11-5 with a 2.90 ERA. Tim Stoddard also won 10 games for the club. Despite their regular season dominance, the Tropics lost 12-4 to the St. Petersburg Pelicans in the league's championship game. The West Palm Beach Tropics returned for a second season but ceased operation when the league folded in December 1990.

The Tropics also had the league's best attendance record. A crowd of 3,404 showed up for opening night, an 8-1 victory over the St. Lucie Legends, and the average draw over 35 home dates settled at a respectable 1,600. Unfortunately, the estimated break-even point for every franchise was 2,000 per game. Five of the league's eight teams didn't get half that. The initial owners, future Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry and Boca Raton lawyer Don Sider, sold the Tropics after the first season, convinced the league would fail in its attempt to expand to California and Arizona. New York theatrical producer Mitch Maxwell purchased the club but never completed financial requirements with the league and tried to sell the team back to Henry. The former home of the tropics, Municipal Stadium, is now a Home Depot.

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Old West Palm Beach National Guard Armory

The Old West Palm Beach National Guard Armory (also known as the Palm Beach County Armory) is a historic site in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 1703 South Lake Avenue. On June 11, 1992, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Armory building was constructed in 1939 in Art Deco style by architect William Manley King with Work Progress Administration (WPA) funds. It was occupied by the National Guard Armory from 1939-1982. During the 1950s and 60s, the building was used for Palm Beach High School dances and other community events. In 1987, the Norton School of Art decided to close their doors and left 250 students and 40 faculty members with nowhere to have art classes. Robert and Mary Montgomery heard about the lack of space for an art center and made a $100,000 donation to open the Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center. The Center opened its doors in 1987 and has rented the building from Palm Beach County for $1 a year for the last 20 years. In 2002, Robert and Mary Montgomery donated $1 million to transfer their name to the historic building and remove it from the name of the organization which became simply Armory Art Center.

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West Palm Beach (Tri-Rail station)

West Palm Beach (Tri-Rail station) is located in Florida

West Palm Beach Seaboard Coastline Railroad Passenger Station is a Tri-Rail and commuter rail station in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. Since the 1997 closure of the Palm Beach Airport station, Tri-Rail passengers use this station to access Palm Beach International Airport via taxi and fixed bus route.

This station is located on 201 South Tamarind Avenue, south of First Street (Banyan Boulevard). The station officially opened to passengers in 1925 as a Seaboard Air Line Railroad depot, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since June 19, 1973. Tri-Rail service to the station began in 1989.

Amtrak's Silver Meteor and Silver Star stops here, in addition to Greyhound and Palm Tran bus services.

This station is also referred to as the West Palm Beach Intermodal Terminal.

On May 14, 2008, a small restaurant was added to the station, known as the Pizza Grill. It sells soda, pizza, chips, and other snacks.

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Source : Wikipedia