Dump truck driver dead after accident N/B on the Florida Turnpike in Indian River County

VERO BEACH, Fla —

An accident on the Florida Turnpike in Indian river County left one man dead early Saturday morning.

A dump truck driver over corrected, steering to the right, causing the dump truck to leave the roadway.

After the truck left the roadway, the vehicle went through a guard rail and traveled down a grass embankment coming to rest on its left side.

All N/B lanes were closed for about an hour as Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash. The right lane was closed for more than 6 hours causing congestion into St. Lucie County.

The male driver has not been identified as next of kin has not been notified.

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Palm Beach County Fire Update, 1 Dead, 2 Transferred to Jackson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla —

Palm Beach County Fire Update, 1 Dead, 2 Transferred to Jackson Memorial.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Holiday Way, in reference to a child death investigation resulting from a residential fire.

This morning, the homeowner, was alerted by a neighbor that his residence was on fire, while he and his children were sleeping. The owner and his neighbor broke the glass of a rear window and retrieved two children from inside who were immediately given CPR and transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment. Both children, ages 8 & 9, sustained severe burns and were later transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for further treatment. While rescuing efforts were underway, a third child (7 years of age), was located inside the bedroom and was pronounced deceased on scene. The cause of fire is still undetermined. DCF, Medical Examiner’s Office, PBC Fire Investigators and Crime Scene responded to the sc…

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Abandoned husky recovering in Palm Beach County

JUPITER, Fla. - A husky found locked in a cage in a remote horseback riding trail in Miami-Dade is in Palm Beach County recovering at a husky rescue.

With those signature sky blue eyes and white coat, Lucky, what they call her now, doesn’t walk quite right.  

“We were going to come back and get the car and then when we turned around, she just looked at me…”Are you just going to leave me here?” Georgina Milhet told Miami TV station WSVN.

Milhet and her nephew, Michael Gutierrez, were horseback riding in a remote area in the outskirts of Miami known for dog dumping, called the Redlands, when they happened to find her Sunday.

“Just sat there the whole time, wagging the whole time and it was just drinking and drinking and drinking.  It was just bad,” Gutierrez told WSVN.

Jupiter based GTS Husky Rescue took Lucky in.  She’…

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Gov. Scott to announce new jobs at Pratt & Whitney in Palm Beach County

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -

 

Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to be in Palm Beach County on Wednesday morning to highlight new jobs at the local Pratt & Whitney facility.

Scott is scheduled to speak at 8:15 a.m. at the plant located on Beeline Highway.

The governor was in Palm Beach Gardens in April to highlight new jobs at United Technologies Corporation near Donald Ross Road.

 

 

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Crashes keep piling up at dangerous Jupiter intersection, 1 year till county constructs roundabout

JUPITER, Fla. -- There is no immediate relief in sight for drivers who must cross a dangerous intersection in Jupiter. There have been more than 25 crashes at University and Central Boulevards in the last year. The town of Jupiter says its hands are tied; it's a county road. Palm Beach County put up flags to alert drivers that there are stop signs if you're going east and west, but people say that's just not enough. 

Seeing crashes outside of his apartment complex no longer shocks Brian Dooley. 

"In the last three months, I've come home twice now to where the intersection has been blocked," said Dooley. 

The intersection of University Boulevard and Central Boulevard is a heavily traveled one, lodged between a residential area and Roger Dean Stadium. 

"Really, we walk around the community because it's part of living at the S…

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