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Police department retires service dog
FORT PIERCE - After seven years of dedicating his life to fighting crime in Fort Pierce, one employee of the Fort Pierce Police Department is hanging up his badge and vest to enjoy a life of retirement. And dog biscuits. That's because Bingo, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois, one of two police K-9s for the d...
City approves new historic district
FORT PIERCE - Just north of Tickle Tummy Bridge and south of Seaway Drive in downtown Fort Pierce sits the original settlement area Edgartown. And, with a unanimous vote from the Fort Pierce City Commission recently, it will continue to grow and thrive. "Before there was Fort Pierce, there was Edgartown," s...
Battle at the net
No. 4 Roneisha Jordan of Fort Pierce Central High School winds up to return a volley to Port St. Lucie High School's No. 18 Jada James and No. 22 Cassie Morrison in a match at Port St. Lucie on Oct. 9....
City maintains positive credit rating
PORT ST. LUCIE - Despite everything that has happened in Port St. Lucie recently, from the collapse of Digital Domain to the slow economy, a recent investor report showed the city's bonds earned favorable ratings. "The rating includes bonds that were sold to finance construction of the Digital Domain facili...
Pretty in pink
Chantal and Craig Montgomery of Port St Lucie at Rinnelli's Yellowtail Restaurant in Fort Pierce on Oct. 13, for the 'Pretty in Pink' breast cancer awareness pub crawl event to show support and raise money for the community....
Elderly scam involves cash transaction
PORT ST. LUCIE - The Port St. Lucie Police Department is warning residents about a recent scam that has already cost one resident thousands. Called the "pigeon drop" scam, it involves a victim, or "pigeon," who is convinced to give up a large amount of money in exchange for a larger amount of money. But the...
Governments continue to deal with media group closure
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A little more than a month ago, Digital Domain Media Group suddenly closed its doors, laying off almost all its employees. Since then, the company itself has been sold, leaving local government to clean up the stray ends. For the city of Port St. Lucie, that means marketing the building t...
Raising awareness
St. Lucie County Boys & Girls Club drum line, Johnny Howard, 18, Jonathan Hewitt, 16, Joshua Hills (instructor), Jonathan Shaw, 16, and Darryl Constant (instructor), of Fort Pierce get ready to lead the walk for the 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event to benefit SafeSpace and help raise awareness of domestic viole...
Foundation provides free heart screenings for students
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A local nonprofit organization is asking student athletes to "know their hearts." A special heart screening being conducted by a local nonprofit might save the life of a student athlete this year. Called "Know Your Heart: 2nd annual Student Screening," the event will take place from 9 a.m...
Effective demonstration
Crey Lee of Port St. Lucie, an officer with the Florida Highway Patrol, demonstrates the effectiveness of Gunner, one of the K-9 unit's dogs, at a fundraiser organized by the Van Duzer Foundation to help Officer Peter Chunn of Port St. Lucie on Oct. 10 at Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce. Office Chun has a rare fo...
Groups seek to create 50-year plan for seven counties
TREASURE COAST - Residents of the tri-county area will have a chance to give input to planners of an economic development plan for Southeast Florida during public workshops this month and next. Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie counties will become the central focus as...
Voters' guide to 12 proposed state amendments
TREASURE COAST- Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. They cover a broad range of issues, including allowing religious organizations to receive public funds, increasing homestead exemptions for new homebuyers, providing a tax break for disabled vet...
Up & coming
Vigil taking place Oct. 25 The Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education Task Force will host its sixth annual national candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. at The Crossing Community Church, 5200 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County vigil is organized by the NOPE Task Force and the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. For more information...

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