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Woman accused of providing fake health documents
FELLSMERE - When people buy animals, they're supposed to have some assurance their new pets are healthy, a state investigator said last week. But Lt. Mike Freeman, with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, said it's not uncommon for buyers to ...
Idea for passenger flight crashes, burns
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Passenger air service out of either Indian River County airport isn't happening anytime soon. The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce reported that a start-up venture, Sky Florida, was looking for investors in order to provide passenger air service from the Vero Beach Municipa...
Library checked out until mid-August
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Brackett Library will remain closed until mid-August due to maintenance after flooding issues earlier this summer. Carpeting and other renovations will take slightly longer than anticipated, but county staff is hopeful the library will be reopened in time for the fall semester...
Friends in stripes
Two-year-old Teagan Bach, left and Brianna Balash, 5, stop to pet a striped skunk as they left the Friday's special guest series at the Indian River County Main Library last week. About 100 parents and children were on hand to see Cheryl Wise of the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and her animals....
Fatal shock victim's family compensated $2M
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Three years after the unexpected death of a Vero Beach man who was severely shocked at a gas station air machine, industry leaders are considering updating electrical codes across the nation. A jury trial verdict that settled a lawsu...
Man accused of passing fake money
SEBASTIAN - As counterfeit money goes, the fake $20 bills circulating around Sebastian last week were not the work of a master counterfeiter, police said. "They were of not good quality," said Steve Marcinik, public information officer for the Sebastian Police Department. Nevertheless, police allege Harold ...
Parade watchers return fire
Ken Bleakley, left and Richard O'Connor trades squirts with the riders of the Squid Lips float during the Sebastian 4th of July parade last Wednesday. Thousands of parade-goers and participants filled Sebastian's waterfront for the all-day celebration....
Group to provide school supplies for hundreds
TREASURE COAST - An Indiantown organization is planning to give free backpacks loaded with school supplies to children across the Treasure Coast. Last year, Indiantown Community Outreach donated 460 bags in one day to families from Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties, administrators said. This ...
Cleanup helps create protocol
Kayla Evens of Vero Beach searches for small pieces of trash and plastics as part of the a clean up project in Sebastian Saturday, June 30. The clean up was in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, Spoil Island Project, Friends of the Sebastian River and the Marine Resources Council....
Celebrating with bubble wrap
For nearly 20 years, the Children's Store at the Vero Beach Book Center has celebrated the 4th of July with a bubble wrap explosion celebration. After some creative construction of noisemakers and stories from Miss Julie, Payton Monaco, 4 and her brother, Logan, 6, make some serious noise by jumping on loads of bub...
Man accused of defrauding program
VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach man told members of a nonprofit organization that all was coming together for its annual fundraiser. He had spent his own money, he told them, to send out thousands of invitations and give deposits to vendors. But after having heard all that, according to an arrest affidavit, b...
Men accused of kidnapping, rape
FORT PIERCE - Two Vero Beach men were arrested and charged in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a woman in Fort Pierce, authorities said last week. Derrick Antonio Bynum, 18, 1485 21st Ave. Southwest, Vero Beach and Todd W. Stephens, 24, 663 21st Ave. Southwest, Vero Beach, were both charged with...

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