By Laurel J. Sweet | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: April 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm | UPDATED: April 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm Attorneys for Robert Kraft are accusing the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office of tainting the jury pool and media of being “hostile” in coverage of his criminal case in the latest legal bid to block the release of alleged videos of the billionaire with prostitutes in a Florida massage parlor. The concerns are raised in a letter lawyers Jack Goldberger, William Burck and Alex Spiro fired off Tuesday to Judge Leonard Hanser of the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida in West Palm Beach ahead of an April 26 hearing in which they will formally argue for suppressing the police surveillance tapes as evidence should the New England Patriots owner’s case reach trial. Hanser, who is considering whether to seal the tapes with an indefinite protective order in the meantime, asked the attorneys to submit an evidentiary basis for why … [Read more...] about Kraft’s lawyers take aim at ‘hostile’ press, Palm Beach prosecutors in bid to block release of videos
If you ask us, happy hour is the best time of the day.What could be better than sipping cocktails and nibbling on light bites? Usually there’s some sort of discount involved, so that can clinch the deal.And since South Florida is a travel destination, you can bet that the bars and restaurants here know how to slap happy hour up to a new level.Here are some of our favorites right now. (Stay tuned for some breaking happy hour news from the Miami Heat during the NBA Playoffs.) The Anderson 709 NE 79th St., Miami. 305-757-3368. TheAndersonMiami.com.There’s the usual happy hour prices ($6 spirit drinks, $7 cocktails, $6-$9 munchies and beer/wine specials) Tuesdays through Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. But now you can order a “Happy Hour Happy Meal,” which comes with a house beer and a Jim Beam Shot with your burger and fries for $15.Beaker and Gray 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-699-2637. BeakerAndGray.com.This Wynwood hot spot has a regular happy hour between 4 and 7 … [Read more...] about Here’s our favorite happy hours in South Florida, from Miami to West Palm Beach.
Florida’s Palm Beach County is keeping five recent recruits in the dark to boost productivity: The Lights-Out Court Document Processing project has five “robots” working 24/7 to process some of the thousands of documents the county court receives each week. It’s an example of how artificial intelligence and humans can work alongside one another — and shows how enterprises can enhance manual systems with AI.Attorneys and other frequent filers at Palm Beach County Court are required to submit documents electronically, using a dedicated portal that’s available 24/7. Altogether, they file about 40,000 court documents a week this way, each of which must be docketed — that is, associated with the correct case, tagged and indexed so that it can be found in the court’s records.It’s a laborious process, one that Sharon R. Bock, clerk and comptroller for Palm Beach County, saw as ripe for automation.Bock, who oversees around 700 employees and … [Read more...] about Palm Beach County speeds court filings with AI
Authorities say they've identified the five people who were killed in a small plane crash in Florida's Lake Okeechobee. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Saturday in a statement that its divers had recovered the five people from the aircraft's fuselage. They were identified as Eduardo Mulet, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Eric Peterson, of Lighthouse Point, Florida; Matthew Fiorello, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Heather Bridwell, of Jupiter, Florida; and Edwin Mortell, of Stuart, Florida. Officials say the twin-engine Piper aircraft went down Friday about 400 yards from the giant lake's southeast shore, just north of the Pahokee Airport. Records show the plane had taken off from Tampa International Airport. Int'l Women's Day Demonstrations, Celebrations Worldwide Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime Download … [Read more...] about Five Killed in Palm Beach County Plane Crash Identified
A double amputee pulled out a gun he was hiding in his wheelchair and opened fire Wednesday evening inside a hospital in Palm Beach County, striking a doctor who was trying to subdue him. The shooting happened at approximately 6:20 p.m. at the VA Medical Center in the 7000 block of North Military Trail. Officials say Larry Ray Bon, 59, of Michigan, arrived at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach on Wednesday morning and was combative for hours, according to the FBI. Authorities said Bon was taken to the emergency room that evening for the mental health evaluation, when he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor in the neck. "During the shooting, in between shots, the doctor saw an opportunity to jump on the suspect and disarm him," Justin Fleck, the assistant special agent in charge for the FBI's Miami office, said in a Palm Beach Post report . Top News Photos: Summit With North Korea Ends Without Deal Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images "He's a pretty heroic individual and probably … [Read more...] about Double Amputee Opened Fire Inside Palm Beach County VA Hospital, Striking Doctor: FBI