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Sarah Elsesser

Sarah Elsesser is a web producer and reporter for the Palm Beach Post. Prior to joining the Post, she studied Broadcast Media at Stony Brook University. She has interned with ESPN and worked at American Sports Network.  

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New software to help Jupiter police during critical incidents
 The Jupiter Town Council has approved Police Chief Frank Kitzerow’s request for about $34,000 from federal forfeiture funds for a five-year subscription to a management software that helps control, direct and organize multiple agencies or departments during critical incidents, such as an active shooter. The council unanimously approved...

Posted: 11 hours ago

The Jupiter Town Council has approved Police Chief Frank Kitzerow’s request for about $34,000 from federal forfeiture funds for a five-year subscription to a management software that helps control, direct and organize multiple agencies or departments during critical incidents, such as an active shooter. The council unanimously approved...
Nina and Pinta replicas dock at Harbourside Place
 It was a calm morning at the Harbourside Place dock where two huge wooden ships sat. A small crew was quickly tying knots, adjusting sails and setting up for visitors that were expected to arrive soon. Carved in the back of the 85-foot, black colored ship was the word “Pinta” and in front was the Nina — a 65-foot beauty...

Posted: 3 days ago

It was a calm morning at the Harbourside Place dock where two huge wooden ships sat. A small crew was quickly tying knots, adjusting sails and setting up for visitors that were expected to arrive soon. Carved in the back of the 85-foot, black colored ship was the word “Pinta” and in front was the Nina — a 65-foot beauty...
NASA oceanographer, local man want to bring a yellow submarine ‘home’
 Two days before Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy in 1969, another historic NASA  mission of discovery was happening almost unnoticed 153 miles south in Palm Beach County. The Ben Franklin, a research submarine — yes, a yellow (and white) submarine — launched July 14, 1969, from the Port of Palm Beach on a 30-day mission...

Posted: 3 days ago

Two days before Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy in 1969, another historic NASA mission of discovery was happening almost unnoticed 153 miles south in Palm Beach County. The Ben Franklin, a research submarine — yes, a yellow (and white) submarine — launched July 14, 1969, from the Port of Palm Beach on a 30-day mission...
Little progress year after Jupiter bought lot to ease traffic woes
 It’s been a year since the Town of Jupiter bought a 2-acre lot next to Jupiter High School with the goal of improving safety for motorists. But since the $2.8 million purchase on April 4, 2017, little progress has been made. “We have cleared the land,” said Mayor Todd Wodraska about the vacant property, which had become...

Posted: 4 days ago

It’s been a year since the Town of Jupiter bought a 2-acre lot next to Jupiter High School with the goal of improving safety for motorists. But since the $2.8 million purchase on April 4, 2017, little progress has been made. “We have cleared the land,” said Mayor Todd Wodraska about the vacant property, which had become...
Jupiter Winn-Dixie stores in final closing stages
 Big, yellow “for sale” signs now adorn the windows of the two Winn-Dixie stores in the city. Peering in, one sees bare shelves and no customers. Monday was the last day to buy food at both locations and now the only items for sale are fixtures, furniture and equipment. The stores’ closing marks the end of Winn-Dixie&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Big, yellow “for sale” signs now adorn the windows of the two Winn-Dixie stores in the city. Peering in, one sees bare shelves and no customers. Monday was the last day to buy food at both locations and now the only items for sale are fixtures, furniture and equipment. The stores’ closing marks the end of Winn-Dixie&rsquo...
Florida woman allegedly took LSD before babysitting, stealing child’s toys
 A Florida woman took LSD before stealing toys and a wedding ring from the family she was babysitting for, according to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Lorena Margarita Montealegre, 27, of Gainesville, was reportedly under the influence of the psychedelic drug while watching a child on Monday around 8 p.m., The Independent...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Florida woman took LSD before stealing toys and a wedding ring from the family she was babysitting for, according to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Lorena Margarita Montealegre, 27, of Gainesville, was reportedly under the influence of the psychedelic drug while watching a child on Monday around 8 p.m., The Independent...
State of city: Gardens mayor talks guns, construction and pickleball
 Guns, Hurricane Irma, construction and pickleball were some of the topics thatPalm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino discussed in her annual “State of the City” address on Wednesday at the Marriott on RCA Blvd. Marino said that if Dicks Sporting Goods store moves into the space previously held by Sears, the store would not have...

Posted: 12 days ago

Guns, Hurricane Irma, construction and pickleball were some of the topics thatPalm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino discussed in her annual “State of the City” address on Wednesday at the Marriott on RCA Blvd. Marino said that if Dicks Sporting Goods store moves into the space previously held by Sears, the store would not have...
VIDEO: Driver slams into motorcyclist in Florida road-rage incident
 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an aggravated-battery investigation after cellphone video from a road-rage incident  shows a car sideswiping a motorcyclist.  Darin Hendrickson, 33, of Sarasota, told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that he was driving a 2008 GSXR 1000 Suzuki sports bike on Sunday when the driver...

Posted: 13 days ago

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an aggravated-battery investigation after cellphone video from a road-rage incident shows a car sideswiping a motorcyclist.  Darin Hendrickson, 33, of Sarasota, told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that he was driving a 2008 GSXR 1000 Suzuki sports bike on Sunday when the driver...
Port St. Lucie Police need help finding missing 68-year-old endangered man
 The Port St. Lucie Police Department needs help locating a missing endangered 68-year-old man.  Oscar Rodriguez Jr. was last seen Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. by his brother-in-law, who dropped Rodriquez Jr. off at the Publix in Rivergate Plaza located at 1125 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard.   Police said Rodriguez Jr. suffered...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Port St. Lucie Police Department needs help locating a missing endangered 68-year-old man.  Oscar Rodriguez Jr. was last seen Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. by his brother-in-law, who dropped Rodriquez Jr. off at the Publix in Rivergate Plaza located at 1125 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard.   Police said Rodriguez Jr. suffered...
UPDATE: Missing Fort Pierce girl, 13, found safe
 Update, 6:50 p.m.: Authorities said the 13-year-old reported missing was found safe by Fort Pierce police officers and returned to her family.  Original Story: The Fort Pierce Police Department are looking for a 13-year-old girl, who was last seen early this morning.  Lily Smith is 5’4 and weighs about 100 pounds.  She...

Posted: 14 days ago

Update, 6:50 p.m.: Authorities said the 13-year-old reported missing was found safe by Fort Pierce police officers and returned to her family.  Original Story: The Fort Pierce Police Department are looking for a 13-year-old girl, who was last seen early this morning.  Lily Smith is 5’4 and weighs about 100 pounds.  She...
Dr. Oz: Five ways to enjoy life, healthy habits in Palm Beach
 Dr. Mehmet Oz is known for his award-winning television show and numerous books that help people lead a healthier life. But this part-time Palm Beach resident also has some health tips specifically for his island neighbors. “Palm Beach is more of a community for me than most places,” Oz said during an interview after a book signing...

Posted: 14 days ago

Dr. Mehmet Oz is known for his award-winning television show and numerous books that help people lead a healthier life. But this part-time Palm Beach resident also has some health tips specifically for his island neighbors. “Palm Beach is more of a community for me than most places,” Oz said during an interview after a book signing...