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Natural gas facility opens
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Picking up garbage just got a little greener. Waste Pro, a solid waste company with locations across the state, opened the first of what it said will be "several" compressed natural gas fueling stations on the corner of Prosperity and Selvitz roads in the Fort Pierce Business Park subdivi...
School district prepares for upcoming year
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - As parents prepare for the beginning of school on Aug. 20, school officials are busy putting the final details in place. One of them is in regard to the meal benefit application that every student receives during the first few days of...
Learning with style
Ellie Aleknavich, 3, of Fort Pierce, rides the waves in with her dad, Gary, during a near-end-of summer day at the Fort Pierce jetty Saturday, Aug. 11....
Tax increase is still a possibility
FORT PIERCE - The Fort Pierce City Commission has met twice in workshops to discuss the city's budget for fiscal year 2013. But with home values still in decline, the balance to maintain quality services with decreased projected revenue becomes harder to accept. The taxable property value for a home in Fort...
Center provides training for homeland security
FORT PIERCE - Those who attend the national Republican convention in Tampa later this month can feel more secure, thanks, in part, to a new institute at Indian River State College. Recently, the Indian River State College National Preparedness Center provided training in Tampa for people who would use a p...
Last days of summer
Bryce Shevak, 10, of Port St. Lucie, makes a big catch during some beach play Saturday, Aug. 11 at Inlet State Park in Fort Pierce. Students (and teachers) were getting their last days out before school starts and the water gets cooler....
Fire district cuts budget
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Some St. Lucie County property owners will see a reduction in property taxes they pay to the St. Lucie County Fire District. The district's board of commissioners decided this month to keep the tax rate the same, despite a reduction in property values. Gary Perdue, clerk/treasurer of th...
Hospital under federal investigation for heart procedures
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce is one of 10 HCA-owned hospitals currently under investigation by the civil division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami on the medical necessity of interventional cardiology services. The information was announced by a brief paragraph bu...
Try this pair
Jacob Morris, a St. Lucie County firefighter helps Shala Davis, 4, of Fort Pierce, try on new school shoes courtesy of St. Lucie County Fire District's Lil Feet program. Firefighters from St. Lucie County, in collaboration with Payless Shoes, helped provide school shoes for hundreds of children in need i...
Residents celebrate National Night Out
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Once every year in communities throughout St. Lucie County, residents gather together for hamburgers, hotdogs and other food. They get a chance to meet their neighbors and talk about what's going on. But St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, who visited several Neighborhood Night Out ga...
Getting ready to teach
New teachers with the St. Lucie County School system are greeted by a tunnel of well-wishers and volunteers from Kids at Hope prior to their orientation to welcome them to the new school year....
Pair arrested after police raid meth lab
PORT ST. LUCIE - A man and a woman, besides facing drug charges, were charged with child abuse after investigators found a methamphetamine lab and an 11-year-old child at their residence. Candice Marie Salerno, 31, and Eric Jon Ericksen, 40, both of 109 N.E. Surfside Ave., Port St. Lucie, were arrested Au...

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