Let's Hear It: Meet WPTV news team in Wellington
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Let's hear it. WPTV wants to hear from you. Join the WPTV news team on Thursday, July 18, at the Wellington Community at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., in Wellington from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tell us what you love about your community; what inspires you about your community; or some of the challenges your community faces. We'll see you on Thursday ..read more
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Here's the newest way people are trying to stop showground redevelopment in Wellington
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2w ago
The village of Wellington said it would not reverse a decision that allows developers to build new showgrounds and homes while removing 96 acres from the Equestrian Preserve. The decision came after opponents of the project petitioned the village for a rehearing since it believed the developer violated village code because the developers' environmental attorney works for the village as a special magistrate judge. Opponents also petitioned the village for a rehearing due to other issues like an investigation over permit issues and environmental concerns over endangered species. Developers Welli ..read more
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All the fireworks, parades and more on 4th of July
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2w ago
This year, 4th of July falls on a Thursday, ensuring a long weekend for many. And while the weather was pretty wet at the start of the week, thanks in part to Hurricane Beryl, rain chances should go down by Thursday. Here's a rundown of the big 4th of July events in the area. PALM BEACH COUNTY 4th on Flager The City of West Palm Beach's annual event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. along the waterfront and features fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway starting at 9 p.m. Also features three stages of live entertainment and a Military Honor Ceremony. Riviera Beach Fireworks Spectacular The city o ..read more
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Wellington shooting sends man to hospital after altercation
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A person was shot following an alternation between a man and woman in Wellington on Tuesday night, deputies said. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the shooting took place at about 9 p.m. in the 13900 block of Barberry Court. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the shooting victim, but he "elected not to supply deputies information." The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Deputies later learned that an alteration occurred between a man and woman, which resulted in a third party getting involved and the man being shot. The man who was shot is expected to survi ..read more
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Former Palm Beach Central High School staffers who had charges dropped getting new school jobs
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Two high-ranking Palm Beach County school officials whose criminal charges were dropped in a high-profile case will soon be back in schools. According to Palm Beach County School Board documents, Darren Edgecomb, the former principal at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, and Daniel Snider, the school's former assistant principal, are set to move into new school-based positions. EXCLUSIVE: 'Joy and gratitude:' Former principal 'blessed' after criminal charge dropped With the school board's approval at its Wednesday night meeting, Edgecomb will become a principal on assignment to sup ..read more
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South Florida National Cemetery expands for Memorial Day ceremony
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The Memorial Day ceremony at the South Florida National Cemetery was set in its newly created gathering area. The addition is part of planned expansion for the cemetery, which is the only National Cemetery for military, veterans and their eligible dependents in South Florida. WPTV Anchor and Navy Veteran Mike Trim emceed the ceremony Monday at the cemetery on State Road 7 in Wellington. More than 43,000 veterans and their family members are laid to rest at the cemetery. Some who are buried there held high military awards like the Silver Star and Purple Heart. The burials are done at no cost to ..read more
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'I have to miss her forever': Victim's friend grieves loss after couple killed in Wellington
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WPTV is learning more about the Wellington husband and wife who detectives said were gunned down by their neighbor following a dispute over a basketball hoop. NewsChannel 5 spoke to a close friend of the victims, Taylor and Tara Jones, about the life they built with their four children who are now without their mother and father. Ashley Newby said the couple moved with their children to Florida from the West Coast in April 2022. For Newby, it was an exciting reunion that she said was overdue. "I think we both cried. We cried for like the whole phone call just making plans of them being able to ..read more
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'Awesome dad:' Stepmom remembers Wellington couple killed in shooting over basketball hoop
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2M ago
Gretchen Froelich said it's horrific. Froelich, who lives in Washington state, said she received a call from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office saying her stepson and his wife were shot dead. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a neighbor confessed to killing Taylor Glenn and Tara Marie Jones over a dispute related to a basketball hoop Saturday afternoon. "He was an awesome dad and they were all about their family and the kids," Froelich said Monday. "...She was a full-time mom and fiercely devoted to her family and growing a healthy family. She's all about family." She said they a ..read more
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'Awesome dad:' Stepmom remembers Wellington couple killed in shooting over basketball hoop
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2M ago
Gretchen Froelich said it's horrific. Froelich, who lives in Washington state, said she received a call from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office saying her stepson and his wife were shot dead. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a neighbor confessed to killing Taylor Glenn and Tara Marie Jones over a dispute related to a basketball hoop Saturday afternoon. "He was an awesome dad and they were all about their family and the kids," Froelich said Monday. "...She was a full-time mom and fiercely devoted to her family and growing a healthy family. She's all about family." She said they a ..read more
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Wellington offers free transportation service for residents 55 and older
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Wellington is offering a free door-to-door transportation service for residents 55 and older. In a partnership with Freebee, service began Wednesday. . "We are thrilled to offer this service, breaking down transportation barriers and ensuring our seniors can reach their destinations conveniently and affordably," Wellington Village Manager Jim Barnes said. "With more than 100 seniors already re-registered, were already seeing that this is needed and appreciated in our community." Tesla electric vehicles are used from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with no service on Sundays. Rides can ..read more
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