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Program teaches kids how to protect themselves
At 10-1/2 years old, Alexiana Eliacin doesn't stand out as the strongest, most imposing child in a group. But when confronted by a St. Lucie County deputy, who posed as a stranger asking her for help, her loud response of no, gave her a commanding presence. That's the type of response organizers of the ra...
Action plan details where federal money gets spent
FORT PIERCE - At the Fort Pierce City Commissioner meeting on July 16, a public hearing was held detailing the city's action plan for fiscal year 2012-13. The action plan is a detailed document specifying how money in the community development block grant program is spent by city officials. The money is fro...
Motel room was used for counterfeiting operation, police say
FORT PIERCE - A motel room was being used for a lot more than just an overnight stay, police said last week. A police officer discovered occupants of the motel room were printing counterfeit money, police said. Michael Tavaris Johnson, 27, 6485 Metal Road, Apt. 414, Fort Pierce and Necola Gaskin, 29, 601 ...
Squeaky clean
'Mad scientist' Rich Maringione 'cleans' Zachary Engel, 9, of Fort Pierce, with carbon dioxide vapors from a combination of dry ice and water during a science demonstration Thursday, July 26 at the Early Childhood Learning Center in Fort Pierce. ...
Police seek suspect in shooting of four
FORT PIERCE - A man wanted on four counts of attempted murder was arrested on July 25 after Fort Pierce Police got a tip from Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers. Police arrested Kelvin Smith after getting the tip that said he would be at 2601 Heathcote Drive in Fort Pierce, Sgt. Dennis McWilliams, public infor...
Councilman looks back on political career
PORT ST. LUCIE - Jack Kelly sits quietly in his corner office on the third floor of the Port St. Lucie City Hall. He takes a long look around at the pictures of his family and friends. Then, sitting back in his office chair, he offers a half smile. "Out of 165,000 people that live here, only five people get...
Science made fun
Chad Arensen, 10, of Port St. Lucie, is framed by carbon dioxide vapors from a combination of dry ice and water during a science demonstration by 'mad science' scientist Rich Maringione, while Zachary Engel looks on during a science demonstration Thursday, July 26 at the Early Childhood Learning Center in Fort Pi...
Helping fill backpacks
Llanie Ranzer works with her daughter, Talan Nobile, 6, of Port St. Lucie packing backpacks with school supplies at Southport Middle School in St. Lucie County Saturday, July 28. The backpacks are filled with donated school supplies and distributed to students of the St. Lucie County schools through the United Wa...
School district grade falls to C
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - It came as no surprise when individual school grades were released in July that the overall grade from the Department of Education for the St. Lucie County School District would drop as well. And it did, falling to a "C" from a four-year streak of earning a "B." The district's grade was r...
Early voting begins Aug. 4
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - County residents who don't want to want until Aug. 14 to cast their votes can take advantage of early voting. Early voting in St. Lucie County begins on Aug. 4 and will continue through Aug. 11. This year, early voting will include Sunday hours. "We will be open for voting on Sunday, Aug...
Students learn discipline, get training at camp
TEQUESTA - For some youth, the idea of getting up at 5:30 a.m. and doing pushups, shooting rifles and climbing ropes may not be the type of summer vacation they pictured. But attending the law enforcement academy camp in Tequesta was an ideal setting for Tyler Dockswell, 14, a home- schooled student from Po...
Governor ends suspension for public servant
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - When the St. Lucie County Commission holds its next meeting, at least potentially, all commissioners could be present for the first time in months. Last week, Gov. Rick Scott ended his suspension of Commissioner Christopher P. Dzadovsky, who represents District 1. Gov. Scott suspended ...
Mini season, not mini lobster
Capt. Justin Rieger of Port St. Lucie comes up with one of nine lobsters plucked from the ocean bottom to begin the annual mini-lobster season Wednesday, July 25. Regular season resumes Monday, Aug. 6 for the next eight months until next March....
Police seek suspects in murder
FORT PIERCE - Police were looking for suspects this week in the murder of an 18-year-old male on July 29. Toriell Roberts of Fort Pierce was found shot at the intersection of North 14th St. and Avenue E, a police report said. He died later at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, police said in a press release. A re...
Citrus taste testing at the Treasure Coach Research Park
Sophie Deterre tastes several blends of orange juice at the Treasure Coast Research Center in Fort Pierce. Testing is open to members of the public every 2-3 weeks. Visit www.tcerda.org for more information....
Juvenile arrested after showing of Batman movie
PORT ST. LUCIE - Port St. Lucie Police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile following an altercation after the July 25 showing of "Dark Knight," at the Rave Theater, according to a press release. The incident had no direct connection to the latest installation of the Batman movie or any ties to ...

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