Weekly Newsletter

We’re starting a weekly newsletter. Most people find out about our articles through Facebook, which doesn’t show every article to every person who “Likes” our Facebook page. Some articles do very well, while others don’t reach many people.

We can tell a lot of people miss a lot of our articles. Some complain that all we write about is crime, when that’s at most 20% of what we cover. Others ask questions that we’ve already answered (“What’s going on with the old Walmart?”).

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Accident Follow-Up: Hit-and-Run Driver Not Charged Yet?

Last month we reported on an accident where three pedestrians were hit by a car on 441, northbound near West Boca Medical center.

We’ve been trying to follow up on this case but PBSO was not helpful initially. Over a month later we finally got a few records. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to give us a lead so we could find out more.

For starters we’ve learned the names of the individuals involved in the accident. One of the pedestrians hit was Victor Carneiro Brito, who is 18 years old and reportedly lives in the Boca Entrada apartments. The other two pedestrians, both male, are under 18 so we are not including their names in this story. One is a student in one of the middle schools in West Boca.

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Appreciation Night at Lynn University


The Lynn University Fighting Knights Women’s Soccer Team is having their final home game against Nova Southeastern on October 28th at 7 p.m. It is Appreciation Night for the Fans. All kids will receive a temporary tattoo, balloon and backpack. Kids dressed in costume will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a refurbished ipad mini or itunes gift car. Gates open at 6 p.m. at Bobby Campbell Stadium. Admission and parking are Free! Lynn University is located at 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton.

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Deputies Chase Thief, Find Bees

Readers contacted us about an incident on Palmetto Park Road just east of 441. A reader at the Walmart saw roughly seven Sheriff cars on the north side of Palmetto near Lowe’s and Walgreen’s.

After that the cars moved first into the parking area of those stores, and later even more PBSO vehicles were seen by other readers at the West Boca Medical Center emergency room.

We contacted PBSO information officer Teri Barbera. She’s not in the office but told us what little she knows at this time:

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Recently Sold Homes in 33496

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons of Boca Raton. Families are served by excellent public schools including Eagles Landing and Omni Middle, as well as Olympic Heights and Spanish River High.

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Accident on 441 at Sandalfoot

A reader reports another accident today on 441 in front of Sandalfoot Square. It appears to be involve two-cars. From the damage we see in the photos it may have been a head-on or frontal-offset collision.

Update from a reader:

I was actually there. Someone cut a woman off she slammed on her brakes I then slammed on my brakes and so on and some guy hit a car behind me and left the scene. The grey car there had to pull to the side to get out of the road. The cars behind him were totaled and leaking gas.

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