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New city manager reconnects with community
FORT PIERCE - He's happy to be back. Robert Bradshaw, newly hired Fort Pierce city manager had a hectic first week, since officially taking over the city manager seat Nov. 1. "I'm very appreciative to be here," he said. But between all the meetings and city business, he was excited at how far the ...
Elections provide old, new faces in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE - While both the Fort Pierce City Commission race and the race for mayor were supposed to be decided in August, the closeness of the votes in those contests gave voters another chance to pick their candidates. The voters re-elected Reggie Sessions over R. Duke Nelson for Fort Pierce City Commi...
Mother shot, killed by son
FORT PIERCE - On the afternoon of Nov. 7, a call came into the 911 dispatch from a man saying, "I shot my mom, I shot my mom." Responding officers at the scene at the ...
Annual muster at Navy SEAL museum
Jimmy Smith, lead guitar, Lee Rathbun, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Rick Collins, drums, Wesley Wright, singing and guitar and John Marzlack, bassist of Voodoo all from Vero Beach, performed at the 50th anniversary muster at the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Nov. 10....
Drug buying trip leads to armed robbery
JENSEN BEACH - A marijuana buying trip went horribly wrong for three Port St. Lucie men, who ended up being robbed at gunpoint in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Their dealers, it turned out, arrived at the exchange site - the Wal-Mart south of Port St. Lucie Boulevard - with plans to rob them and speed off down Federal Highway. ...
Color guard presents flag
Jose Cumba, 17, cadet, 1st Sgt. Allene Mabry, 16, Tyler Lynn, 15 and Robert Hopkins, 15, all of Port St. Lucie, and from Port St. Lucie High School's Color Guard present the flag during the singing of the national anthem at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center's Dream Fest on Saturday, Nov. 10....
City councilor re-elected
PORT ST. LUCIE - With two city council races on the ballot on Nov. 6, Port St. Lucie voters re-elected Michelle Berger over Larry Cohen for District 2, and chose Ron Bowen over Robert Bluestone for District 4. In the District 2 race, Ms. Berger received 39,218 votes or 61.17 percent, to Mr. Cohen's 24,8...
SWAT team shoots, kills armed resident
PORT ST. LUCIE - Port St. Lucie Police, responding to a call concerning a suicidal man, soon found themselves involved in a shootout that left one officer injured and the man dead. According to reports, on Nov. 3 police responded to a home on Peru Street in Port St. Lucie, where the parents of 42-year-old...
A crown fit for a king
Hakam Daley of Port St. Lucie, who has cerebral palsy, was crowned homecoming king by unanimous decision, while Bailey Lake, 17, of Port St Lucie was named homecoming queen for St. Lucie West Centennial High School on Friday, Nov. 9....
Sharing stories
Dennis Petrinic of Port St. Lucie, who retired from Army with 13 years of service, visits Windmill Point Elementary School in Port St. Lucie, to share his experiences with the students on Friday, Nov. 9....
Incumbents retain county seats, one new face added
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Voters in the Nov. 6 election had three seats to decide on for the St. Lucie County Commission. After all the votes were counted, the two incumbents Chris Dzadovsky and Paula Lewis, retained their seats, while Kim Johnson will be stepping into the seat vacated by Chris Craft, who was el...
Familiar faces take state, local offices
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The incumbents for the supervisor of elections and clerk of court stayed the same, but voters in the newly formed District 84, for state representative, elected a familiar face. Larry Lee Jr., a local insurance agent, won the District 84 seat on Nov. 6 with 34,124 votes or 52.27 percent...
Event introduces veterans to surfing
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Park rangers and adult and teen surfers volunteered, surfed, cheered and supported four Wounded Warriors by introducing them to the sport of surfing on Sept. 21. It was the first Wounded Warrior Surf Event held at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, in collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit orga...
Looking ahead to future fun
Murly Lajeune, 6, and Rich Lajeune, 8, of Fort Pierce, look at plans for a new playground put together by designer Jane Lewis Holman with the help of kindergarten through fifth-grade students from St. Andrews Episcopal, Fairlawn Elementary, St. Anastasia Catholic School and Frances K. Sweet Elementary on Wednes...
Statistics show decrease in serious crime in county
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - According to a recent report, the first six months of 2012 showed a decrease in serious crime from the same period of time in 2011. "We are hopeful that crime for the entire 2012 year will also drop," said Sheriff Ken Mascara of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. The report showed robberies dropped ...
Showing his support
Sgt. 1st Class Herod Barks of Port St. Lucie, retired from the Army with 31 years of service, holds a sign at the corner of Port St. Lucie Boulevard and Veteran's Parkway to show support for the president on Tuesday Nov. 6....
Up & coming
Event at garden planned for Nov. 17 Ralph Oko, treasure finder, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon to evaluate and estimate values of special treasures at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Examples of items are signed balls, sports and non-sports cards, paper money and autographs. There is a two-item limit per person due to time constraints. Dona...

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