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U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, teamed up with local tourism officials on Tuesday to warn travelers against scammers running fake hotel websites.
The group gathered at Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast in West Palm Beach to raise awareness about consumer warnings issued by the Federal Trade Commission last week.
There's more progress on long-touted plans to deepen the channel at Broward County's seaport to host larger ships, boost business and create jobs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set aside $1.2 million this budget year to help fund the next phase of the dredging project, Port Everglades chief Steve Cernak announced Tuesday.
Broward County's Port Everglades is moving forward with a plan to widen and deepen its channels, but there are still several steps to go before construction begins, the Port's Chief Executive Steven Cernak told elected officials and business leaders during an event to celebrate the project's long-awaited approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Florida lawmakers have requested the Federal Trade Commission launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites.
A recent RetailMeNot.com and Omnibus survey found that due to the convenience of around-the-clock booking and the ability to easily shop for travel deals, close to 3 in 5 Americans use travel websites to book their travel.
While consumers are trying to score a deal, travel experts tell Local 10 News that scammers are piggy-backing off the popularity of online booking sites by setting up fake websites.
A $1.3 million FEMA grant will help the city of West Palm Beach pay for more than 100 breathing packs, 22 lost-firefighter locators as well as training in marine firefighting, fire survival, injury prevention and fire investigation.
The FEMA funds were awarded last week and will be a huge help for the city’s older equipment.
West Palm Beach Fire Rescue has won a $1.38 million federal grant for equipment and training to improve emergency service to local residents and enhance firefighter safety.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) led the entire bipartisan Florida delegation in calling on the Federal Trade Commission to launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites that for the past several years have hurt consumers and hotels, negatively impacting local economies in Florida that depend on tourist dollars.
All 27 U.S. House members from Florida urged the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to launch an investigation into fraudulent online hotel bookings.
Led by Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, the Florida delegation said this form of fraud has hurt consumers and hotels for several years while pinching local economies that depend on tourist dollars.
A temporary Social Security Administration office opened its doors at 9 a.m. Monday at 801 Banyan Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach.
The office opened nearly a year after the old Social Security Administration office along Congress Avenue closed its doors in August 2014 because of mold and ventilation issues.
Approximately 40 employees are working in the temporary location.
U.S. Rep Lois Frankel has been pushing for the temporary office.