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Program teams officers with children for holiday shopping
FORT PIERCE -- A special program run by the Fort Pierce Police Department and the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League brings joy to children every holiday season, and it returned once again this year. This year, Shop with a Cop took place on Dec. 8 at the Walmart store in Fort Pierce. Approximately 45 childr...
In remembrance
Chip Cruse, director of human resources at Nature's Edge, gives a hand to Catherine Peterson, resident, as she hangs a tag on a Christmas tree in honor of a loved one who died at the 'Tree of Life' celebration in Fort Pierce on Friday, Dec. 7....
Meth use on rise
TREASURE COAST -- The crackdown on illegal drug dissemination at some regional pain clinics has led to an increase in the use of another narcotic. Law enforcement sources said prescription monitoring has made it more difficult to obtain controlled substances, driving some addi...
City hires assistant manager
PORT ST. LUCIE -- To help city manager Gregory Oravec with the many responsibilities that come with running one of the largest cities in the state, Jeff Bremer recently took his place as assistant city manager. Mr. Bremer moved with his wife, Christine, from Michigan for the position, and with him come his ...
Losing his weight, regaining his life one step at a time
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- For Gary Blackburn, it was a life or death decision. In July 2010, the St. Lucie County resident's weight hit an all-time high of 538.8 pounds. Today, he sits quietly on his back porch, sipping water, 306 pounds lighter. "I had to make the decision then whether I wanted to live or die," ...
Fugitive found after 23 years thanks to anonymous tip
PORT ST. LUCIE -- A man who had been on the run from justice since 1989 was found and arrested on Dec. 4 in Port St. Lucie. Paul Walter Lawrence, 45, of 1502 S.W. Janette Ave., Port St. Lucie, has had a warrant out for his arrest since he violated his probation on a 1988 burglary charge. Local police were a...
Getting ready for Christmas
Social committee member Barbara Sofen, Tropical Isles newspaper editor Doris Jacoby, social committee member Jan Raasch, social committee director Nina Petri and Anne Keyte, chairwoman of the social commitee, stand with a Christmas tree piled high with donated presents waiting to be picked up by the St. Lucie ...
New mayor takes gavel
FORT PIERCE -- In a packed Fort Pierce City Commission chamber, incumbent commissioners Edward Becht and Reginald Sessions were re-sworn in, while Linda Hudson was sworn in as the new mayor of Fort Pierce. "Please step forward, Linda," said Mayor Pro Tem Thomas Perona. "...
Celebrating book's publication
Albert Hickey of Port St Lucie, front, with his friends from left: Paul Spiconardi of Port St. Lucie, John McLaughlin of Palm City, Mario Garcia of Fort Pierce and in back, Carl Preacpio, at a book-signing event for 'Island of Tears', a book of poetry written by Giulia Poli Disanto about the terrorist attack on...
Up & coming
Webinar aims to help with college financial aid Jeff Atwater, Florida's chief financial officer and the Department of Financial Services is teaming up with the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to offer the webinar "Paying for College: Controlling Your Degree of Debt" at noon on Dec. 18. For more information or to reg...

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