Bicyclist struck, killed on Indiantown Road in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. - A fatal crash involving a bicyclist is being investigated Tuesday morning on eastbound Indiantown Road near Central Boulevard in Jupiter.

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Police said the wreck happened at about 6:30 a.m.

According to a written statement from Jupiter police, a man on a bike was attempting to cross Indiantown Road, traveling southbound from the northbound area of Central Boulevard. That's when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Indiantown Road.  

The bicyclist, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the investigation is currently active and ongoing.

Stay with and NewsChannel 5 for more details.

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Women come together to say ‘me too’ in Jupiter

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The phrase “me too” remains in the spotlight as women continue to embrace a feeling of empowerment, including women in South Florida.

“I was tired of walking around angry and the scales of justice have been like this for so long, and it has to go like this before we can come to balance," Helena Capps said.

Diane Robinson, the minister at Unity Church in Palm Beach Gardens, says "me too" is giving women strength, but it’s also bringing up past events and emotions for many women who relate all too well to the hashtag. She wanted to use this time to give local women the opportunity to finally talk about their experiences and support each other in the healing process.

“I had sexual abuse in my life too that started when I was five," Robinson said. "You just can’t imagine how it has an effect on everything y…

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Fireworks help ring in 2018 at Harbourside Place

JUPITER, Fla. - Harbourside Place in Jupiter brought in 2018 with fireworks.

The town's director of planning and zoning had recommended no fireworks for New Year’s Eve celebrations at Harbourside because of safety issues with fireworks at events in 2014 and 2015. 

However, the planning and zoning committee voted to allow the fireworks.

“We’ve heard that there’s been some controversy, but hopefully that will not change anybody’s opinion about coming out tonight for them," said Pat Whaley, of Tequesta.

Harbourside used what are called close proximity pyrotechnics. Connie Kartell, who does marketing for Harbourside, said they’re smaller than normal fireworks and they’re used at sporting events because burning debris doesn't fall from them.

“I think it’s a good thing," said Chasity Arensen, co-owner of Glow'N Crazy Cotton…

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911 calls from Jupiter triple murder depict confusion, panic

JUPITER, Fla. - “There were 10 shots,” one caller to 911 said. “There is someone in my neighborhood shooting a gun into the sky,” another one said.  A third caller said, “Somebody asked me to call an ambulance, somebody was shot.”

In newly released 911 calls from the Jupiter Super Bowl Sunday triple murder, we are learning more about the frantic moments from the Jupiter River Estates neighborhood.

One caller says she heard the shots, and then someone was at her door.

“He could barely even talk, he said someone came into the back yard and started shooting.”

“He was in shock.”

Dispatch asked, “You know if anyone was actually shot?” 

“I don’t know,” the caller responded. “By the looks of the kid’s face, it seems like somebody was.”

Three people were shot dead at the home along the home on Mohawk Street, Brand…

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Scientists in Jupiter are working to help you live healthier longer

JUPITER, Fla. - Andy Ruoff will turn 99 in the spring. "I've been very lucky," he said.

The WW II veteran from Jupiter was a doctor in the Army, then later in private practice, and with the VA. "I've had a long and varied life," he added.

He has not had any major illnesses.

Ruoff says his profession played no role in his ability to reach nearly triple digits. "I think I was just fortunate to inherit the ability to maintain some of my marbles."

Right now, local scientists are looking into what allows people to live long healthy lives.

Dr. Paul Robbins is the Director of the Center of Aging at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter.

He's part of a scientific collaboration embarking on a 5-year study to figure out what's in the genes of these "natural longevity mutants."

"Changes in their DNA that we think…

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