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Tougher driving laws could reduce teen accidents by 45 percent

(WFLX) – A new national report on teen driving suggests Florida’s number of fatal crashes could lower significantly.

The report released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety compares teen driving laws for all 50 states.

The report suggests Florida would see a 45 percent reduction in fatal crashes among 15 to 17-year olds [...]

Mother believes son wanted to be shot & killed by police

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) – Kim Vazquez remembers what she said on the phone to her son, Chris Thompson, after a friend called on February 10 to say he was on his way to rob a bank.

“Whatever is going on, or whatever you’re thinking, it can be fixed. Come home,” Vazquez said.

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Spate of South Florida canal crashes claims lives, prompts call for …

The placid and omnipresent bodies of water in South Florida can turn lethal for motorists and their passengers. Since 2004, at least 129 people have drowned in 108 water-related crashes — most of them into canals — in the tricounty area, records show.

The difference between death and survival can sometimes be as simple as [...]

Spate of South Florida canal crashes claims lives, prompts call for safety

The placid and omnipresent bodies of water in South Florida can turn lethal for motorists and their passengers. Since 2004, at least 129 people have drowned in 108 water-related crashes — most of them into canals — in the tricounty area, records show.

The difference between death and survival can sometimes be as simple as [...]

Early morning house fire in Riviera Beach leaves three without …

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — An early morning house fire in Riviera Beach has left a man and his sons without a home, authorities report.

Fire crews were called to 301 W. 14th St. at 4:53 a.m., according to dispatch records.

Riviera Beach Fire Rescue Capt. Dwight Hudson said the father woke and saw smoke and [...]

Oscar Luis Franco Padron Staged Car Accidents, Got Eight Years in … – Broward

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Youngest balloon crash victims honoured

The two youngest victims of the Carterton hot air balloon crash have been given posthumous awards by Massey University.

Chrisjan Jordaan, 21, and Alexis Still, 19, were honoured at Massey University’s graduation ceremony in Wellington on Thursday.

The pair were given posthumous certificates for completing a full year of nursing study, One News reports.

The [...]

Paris plane crash spurs cultural growth in Atlanta

National News

Paris plane crash spurs cultural growth in AtlantaMay 31, 2012 07:26 GMT

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By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Fifty years ago, more than 100 of Atlanta’s cultural leaders traveled to Europe to tour the sights and demonstrate the ascendant southern city’s commitment to culture.

It [...]

Warning for adults about hosting underage drinking parties

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – As high school graduation parties take place across Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast, adults who may be thinking about providing alcohol to anyone underage are being warned – it is illegal to provide alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age, even to your own children in your own [...]

Street signs riddled with bullets

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) Ziggy Dudek doesn’t like what he sees popping up in his quiet Chestnut Hills neighborhood. Someone is using the street signs for target practice.

“If they use that for a target, I don’t want them to use me if I walk my dog,” says Dudek.

Five street signs are peppered with [...]

Warning for adults about hosting underage drinking parties

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) — High school graduation parties are taking place across Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast these days. There are new warnings for adults who may be thinking about providing any alcohol to anyone underage. Many parents may not know all the rules when it comes to parties with underage drinking.

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FHP: Traffic fatalities on the rise in South Florida communities

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — As the family of a hit and run crash victim speaks out, new numbers show a disturbing trend in Florida, traffic deaths are up. Statewide, more people have died on Florida roads this year compared to this same time last year, and some counties in South Florida and the [...]

Palm Beach Gardens teen describes recovery from car-surfing incident

By Sonja Isger

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Updated: 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Posted: 9:47 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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WEST PALM BEACH — High school sophomore Hannah Huntoon can walk, but she wants to dance. She manages to [...]

Spate of South Florida canal crashes claims lives, prompts call for …

The placid and omnipresent bodies of water in South Florida can turn lethal for motorists and their passengers. Since 2004, at least 129 people have drowned in 108 water-related crashes — most of them into canals — in the tricounty area, records show.

The difference between death and survival can sometimes be as simple as [...]

Spate of South Florida canal crashes claims lives, prompts call for … – Sun

The placid and omnipresent bodies of water in South Florida can turn lethal for motorists and their passengers. Since 2004, at least 129 people have drowned in 108 water-related crashes — most of them into canals — in the tricounty area, records show.

The difference between death and survival can sometimes be as simple as [...]

Spate of South Florida canal crashes claims lives, prompts call for safety – Sun

The placid and omnipresent bodies of water in South Florida can turn lethal for motorists and their passengers. Since 2004, at least 129 people have drowned in 108 water-related crashes — most of them into canals — in the tricounty area, records show.

The difference between death and survival can sometimes be as simple [...]

Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, Florida-Truck hits students at Calif. high …

HEMET, Calif. (AP) – A high school junior in a pickup truck sped through a red light and into dozens of teenagers who were crossing a street outside a California high school Wednesday, injuring eight people, three of them critically, authorities said.

Classes at Hemet High School had just ended for the day when 18-year-old [...]

Mass. student out of coma after New Zealand crash

National News

Mass. student out of coma after New Zealand crashMay 30, 2012 23:39 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston University student has come out of a medically induced coma more than two weeks after a car crash that killed three college classmates in New Zealand.

Meg Theriault was put in [...]

Port St. Lucie man in serious condition after I-95 crash in south Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY — A motorist who fell asleep while driving Wedneday morning caused a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 about 1 mile north of Bridge Road, where one person was flown to a trauma hospital, according to a Florida Highway Patrol release.

About 7:22 a.m. Peter Rivera, 45, of Palm Bay, was traveling in the [...]