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Past articles by Lynda:

Comcast looking to hire

Comcast is looking for new employees to join its dispatch team in West Palm Beach. The telecommunications company is hiring for approximately 60 dispatch positions. Comcast’s dispatchers are responsible for managing schedules and routes for the company’s field technicians going to customers’ homes for installation and repair appointments. Nearly 1. 5 million veterans are expected to be searching… → Read More

CBS12 News Investigates: Teens targeted with sextortion online

It's the fastest growing cyber threat facing kids and teens, and many parents don't even realize it's happening. For the first time, teens across the country are sharing their personal experiences about sextortion. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University were surprised to find boys were "significantly more likely" to become, not only a victim of sextortion, but a possible perpetrator down the… → Read More

Cutetitos: Stuffed animals stuffed in a burrito

Toymaker Basic Fun! Reveals their hottest new toy for 2018: Cutetitos. Cutetitos are a brand of stuffed animals from Basic Fun! that are wrapped in a burrito blanket. The blanket looks like a standard flour tortilla, but it’s soft like a plush toy. Inside that blanket, you’ll find one of twelve collectible stuffed animals. Each of the Cutetitos has a personality “Hot Spot”, which are essentially… → Read More

Pamper yourself for a good cause

Pamper yourself for a good cause! October marks the third annual Spa & Wellness Month in the Palm Beaches. Ashley Svarney, Senior Director of Public Relations and Social Media for Discover the Palm Beaches joined CBS12 News This Morning to explain how you can experience transformative spa treatments, wellness events, healthy cuisine and fitness festivals. → Read More

Protecting your pet from red tide exposure

Can red tide affect pets? Just like people, pets too may feel the impacts of the red tide. If you live close the beach or love to take Fido for a walk along the shoreline, you may want to hang up the leash, at least for now. “Right now, it is not safe,” said Dr. Bob Buzzetti, Animal Medical Center of Jupiter. “You should not let your dog swim in the ocean. I would just keep them away from the… → Read More

CBS12 News Investigates: Beware of sextortion scam

Sextortion is the latest scam ruining lives by using something we all use every day. Con-artists say they recorded you in various stages of undress by hacking into your webcam. This worrying new scam uses a person’s real password to trick them into paying a ransom in order to prevent the release of risky photos. In fact, it was that credible twist that caught the attention of a CBS12 News… → Read More

Palm Beach County school officials discuss stepping up school security

A very important safety deadline for school districts across the state to have a plan in place to protect our students is here.For the first day of school, the Palm Beach County School District will have 44 officers from area municipalities, 10 deputies an → Read More

Family of victim in DUI crash says plea deal sends wrong message

A Belle Glade Teen will serve a year in jail after pleading guilty to a DUI head-on crash that killed a 60-year-old man in January of 2017.A Palm Beach County Judge sentenced Juan Hernandez-Guillen to a year in jail and 14 years of probation. He pleaded gu → Read More

Freedom 4 Miler

Bringing hope and help to America's Gold Star Families.Believe With Me founder Lyette Reback shared how you can participate in this year’s Freedom 4 Miler.Believe With Me's Freedom 4 Miler is your opportunity to run in honor of four local fallen soldiers.A → Read More

Housing facility for children once closed after sex case

CBS12 News Investigates uncovered millions of your hard-earned tax dollars used to operate the Homestead migrant detention facility for children.The U.S. Health and Human Services Department paid a local company about $31 million this year to run the facil → Read More

Investigation continues into death of baby found near Boynton Beach Inlet

Detectives are trying to piece together how a newborn baby girl found floating off the Boynton Beach Inlet died and how long she had been in the water.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of the infant that they believe is less than 2 w → Read More

Choosing the perfect wedding dress

Whether you've been dreaming of your wedding dress since you were five or you've never thought about it until you started getting nagged by your family and friends, Jennifer Molle Fisher, Owner of Molle bridal joined CBS12 News This Morning to help brides → Read More

New organic grocery store

Looking to go organic without breaking the bank?There’s a new option in town. Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store is now open in Palm Beach Gardens.Earth Fare is differentiated by its rigorous Food Philosophy, which bans added hormone → Read More

Getting organized for Hurricane Season

Now is the time to get organized and prepared.Korinne Belock, professional organizer and owner of Urban Simplicity says everyone should have a go bag prepared with important items in case of an emergency.Don't wait for a storm to stock up on supplies.Start → Read More

Zachary Cruz on his way to Virginia with dogs

The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz can serve out his probation for trespassing in Virginia, where his lawyer says a home, a job and educational opportunities await, a judge ruled Friday.Zachary Cruz, 18, had to get permission from → Read More

'Do not drive' warning issued for certain cars and trucks

An urgent plea for action from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration could save your life.Officials urge owners of 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-series pickup trucks to have their Takata recall repairs completed immediately.Both mode → Read More

Drivers left in the dark along I-95 during debris spill

New details are emerging into what may have led to dozens of cars getting flat tires after running over steel rods that fell off a truck near the 10th Avenue North Exit.CBS12 News Investigates found out a number of lights were out along I-95, putting drive → Read More

Explore the natural wonders of Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is inviting the public to experience the wild beauty of the county’s natural areas through its 11th season of the free event series, Adventure Awaits. With 12 events scheduled → Read More

Lunafest showcases films by women

Showcasing women in film.Lunafest is a travelling film festival that features 9 short films for, by, and about women.Kat Dempsey and Keri Gustafson joined CBS12 News This Morning to share more on this year’s Lunafest.Lunafest will be held Saturday, April 1 → Read More

West Palm Beach Athletic League hosts Ballroom Blitz event

Put on your dancing shoes and join the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League for a night of drinks and dancing at the Kravis Center.Six dancing couples, which includes a community member and a professional dancer, will be competing to become the next top → Read More