State Attorney on Corey Jones case: Decision in ‘near future’

Corey Jones. Photo provided by Family of Corey Jones.
Corey Jones. Photo provided by Family of Corey Jones.


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.

Tequesta teen foundation to pay for safe-boating classes in Boca

Austin Stephanos holding a cobia
Austin Stephanos holding a cobia

New to boating or need to brush up on your skills? 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 you.

The Coast Guard is hosting its usual Saturday safe-boating class. But this time, it is being paid for by the AustinBlu Foundation. The classes are normally $35.

The class is held at Spanish River Park and is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 is held in the headquarters building of the park, 3939 N. Ocean Blvd.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. Reservations are required.

For information or to RSVP, call 561-391-3600 or email