While at a press conference in Boynton Beach on Wednesday talking about prescription drug abuse, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg spoke for a few minutes about the Corey Jones shooting investigation.
Here’s what he said:
“We’re compiling all the data and we know this is of great importance to the community so we’re going to keep turning over every detail and making sure we have every bit of evidence before we make a decision.”
Aronberg said he’s had “good communication” with Jones’ family and community and religious leaders. He said he is limited in what he can say because it is an open investigation.
“We are moving ahead diligently and you can expect something in the near future,” Aronberg said.
He said most officer-involved shooting investigations take eight to nine months.
It’s been about five months since Jones was killed by former Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman Raja on Oct. 18.
“We’re going to do justice at the end of the day,” he said.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 36 and the parents of Austin Stephanos, one of the two Tequesta teens lost at sea last July, are teaming up to help boaters.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 36 is hosting a safe-boating class Saturday, April 2, at Spanish River Park.
The class is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and topics include boating terminology, boat handling, navigation rules, aids to navigation, federal and state regulations, and safety equipment.
Everyone who completes the class is given a certificate and will be sent a Florida Boating ID card. The class is normally $35, but is being funded by the AustinBlu Foundation, and is held in the headquarters building of the park, 3939 N. Ocean Blvd.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. For information or to RSVP, email or email email@example.com or call 561-391-3600.
The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host its 16th Health Fair on Thursday.
The free event is at the JCC in suburban Boynton Beach at 8500 Jog Rd. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations and free access to the fitness center and exercise classes.
“We are thrilled to continue our popular Health Fair this year,” Shawn McDougall, Health and Wellness Director at the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, said in a statement. “Serving the community is fundamental to the JCC’s mission and we are delighted to provide a valuable opportunity for guests to take an active role in managing their health during this lighthearted and engaging event.”
For information, contact Shawn McDougall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-259-3016.
New to boating or just want to brush up on some tips?
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 is holding a safe-boating class Saturday at Harvey Oyer Park on Federal Highway just south of Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach.
The PowerPoint class runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and costs $40.
The course encompasses boat handling, seamanship, necessary safety equipment, docking, line handling and knot-tying, heavy weather running conditions, rules of the road, elementary navigation, and new federal and state laws, according to a news release.
Each student will be given a certificate of completion and the information will be forwarded to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a safe boating card.
To enroll, call Sandy Meridy at 561-704-7440 or 561-734-2244. The Flotilla number is 561-331-2429.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two groups who are targeting women in parking lots and taking their purses from them, mainly in the suburban Boynton Beach area. A sheriff’s deputy told the public about the incidents at Wednesday’s Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations meeting at Valencia Lakes.
There are two groups of people who have been doing this in the District 6 area, which is the suburban Boynton area.
They drive through Walmart and Publix parking lots and snatch the purses from the women.
It’s happened three times in the area. One group has been arrested.
The sheriff’s deputy at the COBWRA meeting encouraged women to hold their purses “like a football” while having it hang on your shoulder.
About 6.9 acres of green space adjacent to southbound Interstate 95 just before Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach could turn into a 92,000-square-foot storage facility for RVs and boats.
The city’s planning and development board on Tuesday night approved the developer’s plan with a few conditions. The board’s approval serves as a guide to the city commissioners, who will vote on the project in April.
Some residents who live in the neighborhoods near the proposed facility are against the project. Their main concern is the access to the property which will be through Ocean Drive. They would prefer a more southern entry. They also said they are worried about children who play in the area.