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Bus window shot, passenger injured
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Police are looking for help with a recent shooting that involved a Greyhound bus in the early morning of Dec. 30. Florida Highway Patrol responded to a report of a window reportedly being shot out of the bus while it was traveling on Florida's Turnpike near mile marker 155. "The Florida Hi...
City commissioners discuss allowing 'doggie dining'
FORT PIERCE -- Back in 2008, the Fort Pierce City Commission briefly discussed allowing dogs in designated outside dining areas within city limits. Now, with more restaurants opening in the downtown area, the subject has come up once again, and the commission is ready to revisit the issue. At the Dec. 3 com...
Fun with animals
Andrew Spade, 11, of Port St. Lucie, holds a bearded dragon at the Port St. Lucie Oxbow Eco-Center Thursday Jan. 3. Oxbow Eco-Center, open daily, is located on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. For more information, call (772) 785-5833....
Performing arts academy to be held at college
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- When it comes to the performing arts, Indian River State College wants to do everything it can to help students of all ages. So for the 11th year, the college is opening its doors and inviting elementary- and middle-school students to take part in an upcoming Performing Arts Academy. "It...
Teaching tai-chi
Tai-chi instructor Hector Ruiz-Buyana of Port St. Lucie stretches before class on Friday, Jan. 4. Classes are held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Port St. Lucie's Oxbow Eco-Center, located on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, which is open daily. For more information, call (772) 785-5833....
New Year, new babies
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- As people were busy celebrating a new year, there were a few who were busy celebrating new life, as three mothers gave birth early in the morning on Jan. 1, making their children the first babies of 2013. The first baby of St. Lucie County was born at 12:11 a.m. at Lawnwood Regional Medi...
And they're off
The starting line of the 30th annual Bridge Buster 5K, which began and ended at Fort Pierce's River Walk Center on Saturday, Jan. 5....
School grades show improvement
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Florida Department of Education released its grades of individual high schools in St. Lucie County recently, and the results show the majority of the schools showed improvement. No high school scored below a "C" grade. According to a press release from the St. Lucie County School Dis...
Taking time for creativity
Lynne Barletta of Port St. Lucie, founder and director of the Visionary School of the Arts, takes some time for her own creativity at the first 'Creative Night at the Visionary School of Arts in Stuart on Friday, Jan. 4. Creative night will be held on the first Friday evening of every month from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m...
Stings focus on underage tobacco, alcohol sales
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office was busy keeping minors safe when two operations held toward the end of 2012 focused on curbing underage sales of tobacco and alcohol. Though some stores violated the law, both operations showed an increase in the number of stores that complied with ...
Pucker up
Manager Sanda Bogen of White City left, holds Ollie 'the awesome possum' as Chris Johns of Fort Pierce gives him a kiss at Port St. Lucie's Oxbow Eco-Center on Thursday, Jan. 3. Oxbow Eco-Center, open daily, located on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, features 225 acres of hiking trails and an education ce...
Support group for caretakers forms
STUART -- Martin County Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, a medical day care for children with special needs, has formed a regional support group for caregivers. The Stuart-based agency will hold meetings at its office beginning Jan. 31 and then on the last T...
Aquatic explorers
Callie Register, and her children Ren, 6 and Cole, 4, of Vero Beach, look at one of the many fish tanks on exhibit at the St. Lucie County aquarium on Sunday, Dec. 30....
Up & coming
Women's health expo at civic center There will be a women's health expo on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. There will be many subjects covered, including heart health, childbirth, wound care, stroke education and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The civic center is located at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Por...

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