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Four-legged friends find peace at sanctuary
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- When Jay Apicella goes to work every day, she is surrounded by love. Her faithful friend who sits on the desk in front of her isn't too fond of anyone else, but for Ms. Apicella, she makes an exception. While Jasmine swats at anyone who gets within close proximity of her, the g...
New scout troop aims at keeping boys off streets
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- There have been 137 shootings in St. Lucie County this year. Whether it's a gang initiation, drive-by shooting, drug-related shooting, or whatever the reason, the number is far too high. Despite numerous town meetings, roundtables, and take back the streets marches, shots continue to be fired and the lives ...
Holiday sights
Kiel Peterson, cast as the Prince, dances with Tessa Hogge as Clara during the dress rehearsal at Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Thursday, Dec. 12....
Free smoke detectors offered to residents
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Home Depot, on Gatlin Boulevard in Port St. Lucie, donated 100 smoke detectors to the St. Lucie County Fire District. These life saving devices can be a great gift for that hard to buy for relative or friend. In addition, the St. Lucie County Fire District, along with the 211 Call Center has a program t...
City police department cracking down on drunk drivers
FORT PIERCE -- This holiday season, the Fort Pierce Police will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers throughout the area with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement. Through Jan.1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for impaired drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday traveler...
Showing support for Special Olympics
Megan Schroder, Ashley Tyson and a host of runners party after The Color Vibe 5K ...
Police donate ballistic vests to program
PORT ST. LUCIE -- In 2012, Karen Herzog, who is married to Port St. Lucie Police Department Detective Dean Herzog and also has a brother who is a Pennsylvania State Trooper, came across "The Police Wife Life" Facebook Page, which is run by Melissa Littles, an advocate and activist for law enforcement officers. Ms. Herzog cam...
A holiday tradition
Liala Lezama, 12, and Dimitrius Tucker, 20, perform for the Prince and Clara during dress rehearsal at Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Thursday, Dec. 12. For information on their upcoming performance at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart on Dec. 26 go to www.st-lucie-ballet.com....
Chief Deputy reappointed to Children's Services Council by governor
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Garry R. Wilson, Chief Deputy of St. Lucie County, has been reappointed to the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County by Gov. Rick Scott. "I am grateful to Gov. Scott for the opportunity to continue my service to the children of St. Lucie County as a member of the Children's Services Council," said...
Foundation names guest of honor for annual dinner
FORT PIERCE -- The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation announced Alma Lee Loy as the guest of honor for the third annual "Love Your Lagoon" dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce. Proceeds from the event will support the annual Indian River Lagoon Symposium an...
Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday home fires
The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays. "Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, and as people are cooking, entertaining, and stringing lights this holiday season, we're urging that they take safety measures to ensure that their homes and loved ones ...
A visit with the Clauses
Five year olds Jason and Angelina Miller of Port St. Lucie take a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the grand opening celebration of Tradition Medical Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. The hospital is scheduled to be open for patients on Dec. 18....
Bank collects toys for underprivileged
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The WPSL Christmas Kids, which originated in 1946, recently completed its 66th annual toy drive giving presents to 1,009 underprivileged children in the county. The Christmas Kids radio shows, heard from 11-11:30 a.m., featured entertainment from the St. Lucie County schools, private schools in St. Lucie Co...
Time for some colorful fun
Mischelle Farley and Lareese Darville of Port St. Lucie await the start of The Color Vibe 5k which was held at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 14 to benefit Special Olympics Florida. Runners got blasted with colored powders made from corn starch throughout the race....
Police Department announces annual awards, promotions
FORT PIERCE -- Fort Pierce Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin promoted four officers at their annual Holiday Luncheon and Award Ceremony held at Fort Pierce PAL. In addition to the promotions, awards were presented to officers and civilians in several categories including volunteer of the year, civilian of the year, manager of the y...
Housing program encourages public to participate in survey
The Martin County Housing Program encourages the public to participate in a regional housing survey. The survey on fair housing issues in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties is being conducted by the St. Lucie County HOME Consortium. Results of the survey will be published in the St. Lucie County HOME...
New shelter opens its doors
Animal attendant Travis McCown Henry takes a 10-year-old Australian shepherd out to the Get Acquainted Yard to give him some attention during the tour of the facility in Port St. Lucie on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Humane Society of St. Lucie County opens its doors to the new facility located at 8890 NW Glades Cut...
Registration for spring classes available
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has launched the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and flexibility to earn a college degree. IRSC offers four degree programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Bac...
Need to know
Residents urged to take fair housing survey The St. Lucie County HOME Consortium is conducting an online survey in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River counties on Fair Housing issues now through Jan. 31. Results of the survey will be published in the St. Lucie County HOME Consortium's report on Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. To take part in ...

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