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Party animals damage AC units at Jupiter shopping center

JUPITER, Fla. - It was a bizarre week for a local shopping center in Jupiter.

Some vandals picked the wrong place to party this week, resulting in the air conditioning going out and causing panic for business owners.

On Wednesday night, business owners say some hooligans decided to sneak up to the roof top through a small ladder in the back. After they were done, they left behind liquor bottles, trash and broken air conditioning units.

Paola Armstrong makes hundreds of chocolates at her Jupiter chocolate shop, Tasty Image Chocolate, so she usually keeps the temperature cool.

"Yesterday unfortunately, it went from 72 to 81 degrees within an hour," she told WPTV on Friday.

Armstrong scrambled to save her sweet creations.

"I was calling the landlord, calling the electricians," she said. "I was freaking out. I put t…

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Whiz kid from Jupiter to appear on NBC’s Genius Junior

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Intense studying for 10-year-old Treasure Stein involves learning how to spell hundreds of words-- backward.

"Please spell unsophisticated? she is asked.

Her answer: "d-e-t-a-c-i-t-s-i-h-p-o-s-n-u."

She's preparing for the new N-B-C show "Genius Junior"-- a game show for whiz kids.

She is one of more than three dozen kids nationwide who made the cut.  

"We would study for a long period of time and I would get maybe two hours of free time," she said.

Treasure follows a strict training schedule: "Sleep, eat, study, sleep, eat, study."

She's doing crunches; number crunches. She's become a human GPS, memorizing locations around the country.

Cheering for her on Sunday is her Benjamin School teacher, Alex Clarke.

"Not only is she a smart kid, but she has a work ethic like ma…

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Jupiter semi wreck closes one northbound lane of Florida’s Turnpike near Indiantown Road

JUPITER, Fla. - A jackknifed tractor-trailer Monday on the Turnpike has closed one northbound lane of the Florida's Turnpike. 

At 6:30 a.m., Chopper 5 flew over the area, which showed the semi went over the guardrail.

The cause of the crash has not been released. 

It's unclear if anyone was hurt.

At 6:30 a.m., northbound drivers cannot exit at Indiantown Road due to a separate semi leaking fuel.

NB Fl turnpike at Indian town rd Jackknifed tractor trailer crash 1 left lane open for now pic.twitter.com/cbfvVykQGo

— Johann Hoffend (@Chopper5WPTV) April 16, 2018

UPDATE: SEMI jackknifed off the Turnpike. Went over the guardrail. Turnpike (NB) before Indiantown Rd. CANNOT exit OFF Indiantown Road. Exit ramp is CLOSED!

— WPTV Traffic (@wptvtraffic) April 16, 2018 …
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Turnpike reopened after semi truck fire

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- All northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike have reopened after a semi truck fire on Saturday afternoon.

All lanes were closed for a few hours while crews worked to extinguish the fire and clear the debris just south of the Indiantown Road exit in Jupiter.

No injuries were reported.

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PBSO looking for Rosselys Felix, woman missing since late 2016 from Jupiter

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a woman who was last seen in Jupiter in 2016. She is considered missing and possibly endangered.

According to PBSO, Rosselys Felix, 31, is from the Dominican Republic. After arriving in the U.S., she and her family lived in Hollywood and Jupiter. They say she was last seen in Jupiter in late 2016.

It is unclear why there is a nearly two-year gap between when she was last seen and the request to help locate her.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Stephen Ultsh at (561) 688-4066, Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS, or through the PBSO app via the "See Something" feature.

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Google Waterway View: Tech company mapping South Florida waterways

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Apparently Google is done mapping streets. Now, the tech company is taking to the waterways and what better place to start than here South Florida!

Public relations firm Pierson Grant said in a Tuesday news release the new venture, called Google Waterway View, plans to map areas from Miami-Dade County all the way up to the Jupiter Inlet.  

 

This is similar to Google Street View, which for a number of years has fitted cars with 360-degree cameras providing panoramic views of landmarks.

Google's first ever "mapping boat" set sail at the end of March in South Florida. Waterways that have already been completed include Dania Cut up to Fort Lauderdale and the New River.

The tech giant said this will be a great free resource for boaters so they can check out waterfront boating amenities like gas d…

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