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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Bubba’s Exotic Motorsports: Jupiter auto shop at center of criminal investigation

JUPITER, Fla. - A Jupiter auto shop is at the center of a criminal investigation, officials say. 

Investigators say Bubba's Exotic Motorsports, formerly known as Bubba's East Coast Rod and Customs, has a patter of charging customers for services that are never rendered. 

Police want to hear from possible victims. If you feel you are a victim, call the Jupiter Police Department at

 561- 746-6201

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Swimmers rescued at Jupiter beach; one adult male in critical condition

Multiple swimmers were rescued from a Jupiter beach today, with one in critical condition.

At 2:11, fire-rescue crews responded to reports of multiple swimmers in distress near the 2000 block of South A1A.

Arriving crews found multiple victims had been pulled out of the water.

One patient, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Florida drivers see gas prices increase close to 10 cents over the last week

JUPITER, Fla. - If you haven’t felt the pain at the pump already, be prepared to shell out more money when you go to fill up your tank.

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The average price for a gallon of gas in the state of Florida is $2.64. AAA says Florida gas prices increased nearly 10 cents during the past week, but leveled off over the weekend.

On average, prices at the pump climbed 15 cents in the last three weeks. 

"Strong demand (including spring breakers), tightening supplies and record-high gasoline exports gave gas prices a boost this week," said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. "Pump prices seemed to have stalled over the weekend, but there is still potential for higher prices this spring."

AAA says drivers are spending 34 cents per gallon more than a year ago. Sunday's state average of $2.64 is just three cents …

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Man pulled from the ocean, dies in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. -- An Ohio man was pronounced dead after being pulled from the ocean on Monday afternoon in Jupiter.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Jupiter police responded to the 2000 block of A1A in reference to an unresponsive man who was removed from the ocean.

The victim, 46-year-old Nader Khalil of Macedonia, Ohio, was transported to Jupiter Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. 

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