EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach County State Legislator Bobby Powell Jr.’s Dad Arrested!

RIVIERA BEACH -- The father of Democratic political up-and-comer Bobby Powell Jr. was arrested this morning and charged with several serious felonies, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Bobby Powell Sr., 67, was allegedly involved in a shooting near his home on the west side of Riviera Beach. Ironically his son, a Florida state representative whose district stretches from Delray Beach to Palm Beach Shores, is seen as an anti-gun … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Manhunt: Cop Who Nabbed Murder Suspect Says He’s no Hero!

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SAINT AUGUSTINE BEACH -- St. Augustine Beach Police Officer Todd Smith says he doesn’t feel he did anything special in arresting Raul Reinoso Martinez July 4 -- the man who shut down Palm Beach 10 days earlier. At first, 26-year veteran Smith thought Martinez was a homeless jockester. But the 51-year-old Martinez turned out to be the suspect in the June 23 murder of Miami punk-band guitarist Louis Salgar, and the fugitive who sparked … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Miami Dolphins Legend Bob Kuechenberg in Foreclosure!

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FORT LAUDERDALE -- Miami Dolphins great Bob Kuechenberg risks losing his South Florida home to foreclosure, according to court records. Kuechenberg, 66, the veteran of 14 seasons with Fins as offensive lineman, is being sued by Bank of New York in a Broward County court. The bank claims “Kooch” stopped paying his $538,000-mortgage last year and now wants his house at 2519 SW 30th Terrace, in the Riverland Manors area of Fort … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — LeBron James: I’m Taking My Talents Back to Cleveland!

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MIAMI -- Miami Heat superstar LeBron James just tweeted a link to an essay he penned for Sports Illustrated announcing he's going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers after helping the Heat win two NBA championships. In a nutshell: He's happier in his native Ohio. He writes: "I went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB. "We made sacrifices to keep UD. "I loved becoming a big bro to Rio. "I believed we could do something magical if we … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS — Palm Beach Manhunt Murder Suspect Arrested!

SAINT AUGUSTINE -- A man in the custody of the St. Johns County Sheriff near St. Augustine is believed to be the murder suspect who triggered a giant manhunt in Palm Beach last month. Palm Beach Police searched some of the most expensive properties in this country, including the properties of America's Got Talent judge Howard Stern and talkshow host Rush Limbaugh, but couldn't find the suspect. -- UPDATE: Exclusive interview with the cop … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Boca Raton Man Nabbed For Pointing Laser at PBSO Chopper!

BOCA RATON -- A resident of a Boca Raton trailer park was nabbed early this morning for allegedly pointing a laser beam at a Palm Beach County Sheriff's helicopter. The suspect was identified as James McDonald, 52, a resident of the working class Watergate Mobile Home Park on the southwest part of the city. According to PBSO, the incident occurred shortly before midnight when McDonald allegedly pointed a green class II laser pointer into … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS — Dwayne The Rock Johnson: Say Hello to my New South Florida Mansion!

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FORT LAUDERDALE -- Action hero Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is scheduled to move into his brand spanking new Broward County house right after the July 25 release of his Hercules blockbuster, Gossip Extra has learned. The actor's 13,700-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-car garage crib in the fancy neighborhood of Landmark Ranch Estates in Southwest Ranches, just west of Fort Lauderdale, took about two years to build and was just three months behind … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Ex-Palm Beach Socialite to be Sentenced in Las Vegas Shooting of Her Son Tomorrow!

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LAS VEGAS -- Linda Cooney, the former Palm Beach County social climber who was found not guilty of killing her ex-husband in 1992 in Juno Beach, is set to be sentenced for shooting her son last year in Las Vegas. Cooney, 66, was convicted of the 2011 attempted murder of her son Kevin -- despite his attempt at trial and during the investigation to have her exonerated! Twenty-one years after she was found not guilty in the shooting death of … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — LeBron James Daddy Issue Resolved!

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Case closed for LeBron James and his alleged father! The free agent NBA star was sued not just once but twice by a Washington, D.C. lawyer who claimed he fathered LeBron -- but now the second lawsuit appears to be closed for good. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: A federal court of appeals slammed the case shut because of what it called "a lack of prosecution." Translation: Civil rights lawyer Leicester Bryce … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Golfer Greg Norman to Bank: I Need $15 Million to Build Boca Raton Mansion!

BOCA RATON -- The Great White Shark's getting "loan-sharked!" Legendary Jupiter Island golfer Greg Norman obtained a $15 million equity credit line from Deutsche Bank to complete construction of a mansion in Boca Raton that's already on the market for . . . $25 million, according to Palm Beach County records. It's yet another Gossip Extra sports exclusive! The links leviathan bought the property in the chi-chi Le Lac enclave in 2006 for … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Justin Bieber Celebrates DUI Plea . . . With Beer!

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MIAMI BEACH -- Troubled underage pop star Justin Bieber blew into town for the long 4th of July weekend and, I'm told, for his DUI plea bargain hearing in Miami -- yet he celebrated with A BEER! Bieber, mind you, is underage at 20 -- and apparently, he's still not getting the message that prosecutors bent over backwards not to send him to jail. As usual, Gossip Extra's the only South Florida media organization with the photo showing Bieber … [Read more...]