Titus O’Neil spends the afternoon with a group of Jupiter kids

JUPITER, Fla-- - A group of Jupiter kids had an experience of a lifetime today. WWE wrestler Titus O'Neil was in town to talk to the group at-risk kids about growing up in South Florida and overcoming obstacles. 

"I come from a single parent home and I've never met my biological dad a day in my life" said O'Neil. 

O'Neil is from Boynton Beach and credits mentors who had nothing to gain from helping him as part of his success. He spent the afternoon passing on the wisdom he learned during that time of his life, and how to make a life for yourself that you are proud of. 

"You need to be the person to say, 'man I'm going to raise my hand and I'm going to be the one to get us out of the hood,'" said O'Neil. 

It didn't take much for the kids to take away valuable life lessons. 

"I learned life isn't always about winning an…

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#ForPaul honoring legacy of Jupiter paramedics

JUPITER, Fla. - Friday marked one year since the DUI crash that killed two paramedics in Jupiter.

On June 1, 2017, Lahiri Garcia and Paul Besaw were on their way to Jupiter Medical Center when they were killed by a drunk driver.

To honor their memories and the legacy of her husband, one of the windows is launching a movement.

The wife of Paul Besaw is starting a movement called #ForPaul, encouraging others to spread acts of kindness in his memory.

"In the the past year, there's been so much hurt, so much pain. We just have to make happiness," she said in an interview with WPTV on Friday.

She's been working hard to raise their 6-year-old daughter Allison Besaw, a beautiful and energetic little girl who is also on her own mission to follow in her father's footsteps to help others.

It's something her mom says Paul …

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Jury deliberates in Jupiter hate crime suspect accused of killing Guatemalan man trial

Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos’ face looked like he came out of a boxing match, beaten and swollen with his eyes still open, according to a Jupiter Police officer that found his body.

Prosecutors say Lopez-Ramos, 18, was killed by three men targeting Guatemalan people they were looking to rob in Jupiter in 2015.  

David Harris is the first of the three suspects to stand trial for Lopez-Ramos’s death, charged with first-degree murder while committing a hate crime. After five days of testimony, a Palm Beach County jury is now deliberating whether the killing was in cold-blood or was justified. 

"David Harris swung that axe one time. He did not kill Oneismo,” said Franklin Prince, Harris’ attorney.” Harris maintains the victim swung a pipe at him and Harris hit him with an axe in self-defence. Harris is blaming his co-defendant, Aust…

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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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Bacteria problems continue at Dubois Park in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Health Department issued an advisory this week warning us that high bacteria levels at two beaches make them unsafe for swimming.

Lake Worth Beach is on that list, but Dubois Park in Jupiter is on the list almost every time it rains.

At Dubois Park, Tina Kraft didn't know about the advisory.

"Brings down the whole quality of living," said Kraft.

High bacteria signs are up once again there.

"We get heavy rains like this, it can't tidal or flush itself out," said Tim O'Connor with the Palm Beach County Health Department.

Bud Howard with the Loxahatchee River District says the good news is this is not a septic issue and the drainage has improved.

"Palm Beach County did some work here to dredge," said Howard.

The bad news is the problem still exists. Bud says it's ha…

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