Web site glitch reports wrong vote results

Published March 15, 2007


Technical difficulties produced inaccurate vote tallies for Palm Beach County elections, leaving many candidates wondering who won well into the evening before the results were corrected. The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Web site displayed inaccurate numbers throughout the night. Elections Supervisor Arthur Anderson said it was caused by an "unreadable" vote cartridge.


Man arrested in sex attacks

DNA evidence connects a jailed inmate to what detectives believe was a six-year series of sex attacks on prostitutes and homeless women, police said. Blood on a box cutter that police seized from Tracy Devon Newton's car during a February traffic stop matched the DNA of a prostitute critically injured Jan. 12, police said. Police rearrested Newton, 29, at a Duval County jail Tuesday, booking him on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.


Worker is killed at site

A city worker replacing a water pipe was struck by a construction vehicle and killed Wednesday, authorities said. Vincent Defilippo, 53, was working with a city crew when he was struck with the backhoe about 10:30 a.m., according to a statement from an administrative services officer with the city. Authorities were investigating.