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New fleet of buses in county
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Every year, St. Lucie County receives money from the government to assist with the purchase of buses that help ferry the residents of the county to their destinations. This year, with help from a grant, 12 brand-new buses will hit St. Lucie County roads. The State of Good Repair grant com...
Animation company has massive layoff
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In a move that sent shock waves through the St. Lucie County community, Digital Domain Media Group closed its doors on Sept. 7, laying off almost 300 employees after a week of stock volatility and debt announcements. The move was announced tha...
In memory
Fort Pierce Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin addresses the crowd gathered for the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. A memorial service honored CeeCee Ross Lyles at Veterans Park in Fort Pierce. Ms. Lyles was a flight attendant and former Fort Pierce police officer who died when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania....
Titan-ic Touchdown
Treasure Coast High Schoolwide receiver Devon Ferguson (No. 2) extends to complete a 23-yard touchdown against Fort Pierce Westwood during a game Friday, Sept. 7 at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce. The Treasure Coast Titans went on to win 47-6 with three touchdowns by Chris McAllister.
Commission decides on new city manager with split vote
FORT PIERCE - In a months-long process that began with 88 applicants, the Fort Pierce City Commission took slightly more than an hour to select Robert Bradshaw in a 3-2 vote to be the next city manager. The discussion, and ultimate decision on the issue, took place at the commission's Sept. 4 meeting. Mayor...
Van Duzer embrace draws attention
Scott Van Duzer of The Van Duzer Foundation received national attention including the front page of the New York Times last Monday following an impromptu visit by President Obama in between campaign tour stops. Scott along with members of the foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County rode bicycles from ...
Man charged with attempted murder, rape of woman
PORT ST. LUCIE - A Port St. Lucie man was arrested after a woman reported her boyfriend choked and sexually assaulted her and put her in a closet, according to an arrest affidavit. Oren Keith, 42, 2701 S.W. Tolley Court, Port St. Lucie, who has an extensive arrest record, was arrested Aug. 30 and charged ...
Port St. Lucie man confronts burglar, police say
PORT ST. LUCIE - A Port St. Lucie couple may have stopped a burglary of their residence, according to police reports. The couple told police as they were leaving their residence they saw a man rush up to their doorway, the report said. When they rushed home, the man threatened to shoot the wife, they told...
'Stars' put on show
Participants from the third annual 'Dancing with Our Celebrity Stars' put on a three- hour show while raising money for Maya Matters, a non-profit organization supporting children with cancer. Clockwise from the top: Dan Hafner and Meagan Ruggeri, Wilson Townsend and the Wild Roses, Denise Roberts and Jim Gulledg...
Dreams coming true
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The dream for Tim O'Carroll began when he was 9 years old. "In 1993, I lived in Pakistan for two years, while my dad was a director of refugee camps," he said. While there, Mr. O'Carroll saw for the first time the needs of people. Now, almost 20 ye...
Police say teen posed as cop in shoplifting scheme
PORT ST. LUCIE - Customers at a Port St. Lucie Wal-Mart may not have been surprised to see a law enforcement officer arrest, handcuff and remove a suspected shoplifter from the store. The only problem with the scenario was the officer wasn't an officer and the arrest was part of a ruse to get away with sh...
Eager gardener
Lyndsay Florio, 5, sprays a new plant with her aunt, Joanna Huffman, both of St. Lucie County, during the after school gardening program at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce Thursday, Sept. 6. The program runs every Thursday and centers on teaching the young students about growing, gardening and healthy ...
Fees reduced on city engineering services
PORT ST. LUCIE - A motion that passed unanimously at the Port St. Lucie City Council meeting on Aug. 13 wasn't discussed by the public or commented on by the council. But with its passing, city residents will see reduced fees across many areas in the city's engineering department. Some fees, such as reviewi...
Pastor, teacher accused of bilking students
FORT PIERCE - Several students told authorities they paid money to a Fort Pierce man as tuition for an education to qualify them as substance abuse counselors. The only problem, authorities said last week, is the program at a nonprofit organization in Fort Pierce couldn't accomplish that. Because of that,...
Two promoted at St. Lucie sheriff's office
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Two long-time St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office employees were promoted recently. Capt. Michael Graves was promoted to major and will be director of law enforcement, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said at a promotion ceremony. Sheriff Mascara also promoted Lt. Jerry Rothman to cap...
No shushing here
Desi Faraci of Fort Pierce entertains and interacts with participants of a drum circle in the Cummings Library in Palm City in August....

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