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City looks to create 'trail' for Highwaymen art
FORT PIERCE - It's a trail of culture, history and art and when it's completed, it will be the second trail in Fort Pierce that recognizes the accomplishments of those who lived here. The city is looking into building a cultural trail to memorialize the Highwaymen landscape painters. These were African-Amer...
Free audits offer residents ways to save on energy costs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A free energy audit evaluating possible energy savings for county homeowners turned out to be more popular than anticipated. Because of high demand from county residents, the Solar and Energy Loan Fund has increased the number of free energy audits the program is offering. "We had to bump...
Suspect sought in murder
PORT ST. LUCIE - A Coral Springs man suspected of murdering a Port St. Lucie man was found dead Monday morning, authorities said. Mikhail Sergatiouk, a suspect in the murder of Aleksandr Gorbach, apparently shot himself, police said. His body was located in a grassy area next to a sidewalk in Coral Springs. The discovery came a day...
High stepping
Asia Dawson of Port St. Lucie and the Legacy Dance Team performed during the 2012 state dance team competition held at Martin County High School Sunday, Feb. 19. The event is part of the Florida Dance Team Directors Association....
Port St. Lucie man accused of child abuse
PORT ST. LUCIE - A Port St. Lucie man was charged with child abuse after he was accused of striking a 9-year-old boy on the face with a paddle. Eric Mendoza, whose address was not provided, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with child abuse. The boy suffered a 4-inch red mark on his face, along with a golfball-size lump on his face,...
Ride therapy
Aliex Doran, 12, of Fort Pierce volunteers as a 4H member to assist Brittany Behrig, 16, of Port St. Lucie on a therapeutic ride at Triple S Farms in Fort Pierce Monday, Feb. 20....
Watch for signs of, report possible child abuse
PORT ST. LUCIE - As hard as it may be to believe, principals in some schools across the nation have discouraged teachers from reporting children in their classrooms may be the victims of abuse, a speaker at a training session said Saturday. "They don't want their school to be seen as a place where childre...
Volunteer mentor recognized by state
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Nine years ago, De Bowman became the big sister, or "Big," to a shy, 7-year-old girl named Kristina. Now, her continuing commitment has earned her the title "Big of the Year" for Florida. She and Kristina traveled to the state capital to accept the award, but it was just a small trip comp...
Drug operation leads to 55 arrests
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For some time, the illegal sale and abuse of prescription drugs have gained the focus of law enforcement. But in recent months, there's been a resurgence of cocaine activity, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said Monday. Sheriff ...
Community garden to help feed residents
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - They're going to teach people how to grow their own food, one bucket at a time. Area residents and Mustard Seed Ministry volunteers gathered the morning of Feb. 10 behind its thrift store in Fort Pierce to begin work on a community garden. "The whole purpose is to teach nutrition," said S...
Unclaimed money waits at clerk of courts office
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Time's running out for those who have money sitting unclaimed at the St. Lucie County Clerk of Circuit Courts office. According to its website, if a claim on the money on or before Feb. 28 doesn't occur, the funds will be turned over to the state. The money that is waiting to be claimed w...
Giving his all
Eron Bronfield, 14, of Port St. Lucie, gives it his all during the Oak Hammock School dodge ball event Friday, Feb. 17 at the school gymnasium....
Man, woman stole from own family, authorities say
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In many cases, thieves don't know their victims, but that was not situation leading to two separate arrests last week, authorities said. In one case, a father is accused of stealing $40,000 from a trust for his daughter in Port St. Lucie. In the other, a woman is accused of stealing $57,0...

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