Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter agrees to pay $5.45 million settlement

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida golf club owned by President Donald Trump has agreed to pay $5.45 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former members.

The Sun Sentinel reported Monday that the agreement must still be approved by the courts.

A class-action lawsuit alleged Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter violated contract terms that 65 members had signed with the previous owner, Ritz-Carlton.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled against the golf club in February 2017. The settlement requires Trump's organization to pay 94 percent of the total judgment ordered by the federal judge. After deducting expenses and attorneys' fees, the class-action members will receive 71 percent of their refunds.

Trump took over the club in 2012.

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Heroic Police Officer Charged into Douglas High School to Save Lives

The shooting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week has brought into sharp focus the manner warning signals were ignored. Yet, as more details emerge, authorities are having to explain why a few armed deputies didn't confront the shooter. While the sheriff is devoting profuse apologies for his deputies' activities, another service is looking exceptionally heroic. A second department responded to the crisis, though. The Coral Springs Police Department arrived at the high school and found the BSO sheriff's deputies hiding behind their own cars. So Coral Springs charged into the school! Many people have called upon Broward Sheriff Israel to resign because his failed leadership that failed to identify the shooter after 20 plus visits and his deputies hiding while the shooting took place at the school. As word of the spread, tensions are rising. The day following the shooting, officers out of Coral Springs and Broward Country attended a candlelit vigil for victims. …
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Rickie Fowler becoming a hometown favorite at the Honda Classic

The biggest names in golf have descended on Palm Beach Gardens for the Honda Classic including one hometown favorite. Rickie Fowler has made quite a name for himself on the PGA tour and that popularity carries a lot of weight around in northern Palm Beach County. 

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“This is my home now, I feel we have a lot of support,” says Fowler.

Ask him where he’s from and he’ll tell you California, except when the Honda Classic rolls into town.

“This is the one tournament that I have them announce me out of Jupiter,” Fowler says. The 8-year resident of Jupiter, currently ranked 7th in the world, teed off Thursday to defend his title. 

We caught up with The 2017 Honda Classic winner last week to talk about golf and life off the course.

"We get out paddleboarding quite a bit, we get…

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‘Douglas Strong’: Marlins show support; meet with Douglas students

Sometimes sports offer an escape from the realities, or tragedies of life. On Friday, the Stoneman Douglas baseball and softball teams got a chance to meet players from the Marlins, during their first spring training game at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter.

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“It was a great experience,” said Jackie McKenna, who is on the Stoneman Douglas softball team. “They came up to us and we got some autographs and pictures. It was really cool. Especially seeing Derek Jeter.”

“It felt good and it was fun,” said Stoneman Douglas student Alex Mayi, who carries a picture of his friend, who was killed in last week’s shooting in his wallet.

The teams from Stoneman Douglas were watching the Marlins play the Cardinals and appreciated the message on the Marlin’s hats: Douglas Strong. 

It’…

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Spring training begins in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Major League Baseball is back in Florida as spring training kicks off Friday in West Palm Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie. 

After the winter break, teams will square off across the Sunshine State as the teams dust off the rust in preparation for the 2018 season. 

The newly-named FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will host a 1:05 p.m. matchup between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach. 

Friday's Area Baseball Games:

Nationals vs. Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach at 1:05 p.m. Braves vs. Mets at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. Marlines vs. Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter at 1:05 p.m. 

MLB Players To Wear Hats Honoring Florida Shooting Victims

Earlier this week, it was announced t…

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