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Human vigil helps ailing female manatee in Fort Pierce

Embed x Share CLOSE Footage of Pearl, an injured female manatee, swimming in the Indian River Lagoon on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Fort Pierce. Little Jim Bait & Tackle owner Rita King kept watch over Pearl throughout the weekend as she was beached on the banks of the river with about 20 male manate

TCPALM - 2017-09-24 20:02:50

Pig roast fundraiser benefits Fort Pierce Police Athletic League

Dancing With Our PALs contestant Michelle Leckenbusch and her supporters recently hosted a Family Pig Roast fundraiser at PAL Park to benefit the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League. The freshly roast pig and savory paella were prepared by Big Bone BBQ and the Paella King's Jim and Mary Freitas who

TCPALM - 2017-09-25 09:30:03

Fort Pierce man arrested on child molestation charges

FORT PIERCE - St. Lucie County sheriff's officials arrested a Fort Pierce man Wednesday in a case involving sexual contact with a teen, records show. Cody Lee Bennett, 21, of the 4600 block of Magnolia Drive, was charged with sexual battery on a person age 12 to 18, lewd or lascivious battery, promo

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 20:47:05

Anthony Westbury: Fort Pierce port buy could be a real shot in arm

History was made Thursday afternoon in St. Lucie County. County commissioners voted unanimously to get back into the port business. They agreed in principle to purchase the Indian River Terminal, the only working part of the port, for $22 million and another $3 million for almost 7 acres of other la

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 18:52:46

St. Lucie must plan for even larger mega-yachts to assure Port of Fort Pierce success

ST. LUCIE COUNTY- The mega-yacht repair field is a multi-billion business with more than enough opportunity for the Port of Fort Pierce to become successful, industry insiders say. The county is about to invest $25 million in the 87-year-old port, hoping to create a mega-yacht refurbishing center am

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 22:17:45

Letter: Vero Humane Society really delivered during storm

I want to share my experience volunteering at the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County in response to Irma. As shelter outreach director for the ASPCA, with experience working hurricane disasters, I would like to commend those staff and volunteers who stayed at the shelter during Hurri

TCPALM - 2017-09-25 08:00:08

Rancher and cattle breeder Alto "Bud" Adams died Saturday

Iconic rancher, pioneering cattle breeder, avid environmentalist and wildlife photographer Alto "Bud" Adams Jr. died Saturday morning at his ranch in western St. Lucie County. He was 91. Adams cut a tall, wiry figure. For most of the 25 years I knew him, Bud never seemed to age. Even until recent ye

TCPALM - 2017-09-23 21:32:35

Surfers thank mother nature for churning ocean

Surfer Ryan Spencer, of Port St. Lucie, was surfing at Wabasso Beach in Indian River County Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Surfing conditions are expected to improve as Hurricane Maria continues to move north off the coast of Florida this weekend. ERIC HASERT/TCPALM Although a hectic hurricane season can

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 20:37:24

Treasure Coast Fishing Report: Building seas

Joe Rimkus of Vero Beach walked the beach at Rio Mar Friday morning to see if he could make any casts to snook, tarpon, jacks or sharks. He found the fish, all right, in the middle of the mullet schools. However, all he said he could catch were weeds and photos. The water is dirty and there are tons

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 19:43:30

FPL reveals power restoration priorities after storms like Hurricane Irma

An army of utility workers descends on Florida to help restore mass power outages in Irma's wake. VIDEO CONTRIBUTED BY FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. FPL Losing power in a hurricane is practically a given, and provided you still have a roof afterward, the most pressing question always is, "When will pow

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 19:16:02

Public's help sought to find couple missing from their Indian River County home

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help to find a missing couple. John Hendricks, 86, and Nancy Hendricks, 83, last were seen about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at their home in the 500 block of 33rd Avenue south of Vero Beach, said sheriff's officials. They left their home

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 15:18:14

Rotary fountain in downtown Vero Beach gets scrubbing

Armed with mops and sprayers, members of Rotary Club Vero Beach Sunrise went to downtown Saturday to clean the landmark they erected more than a decade ago. LAMAUR STANCIL/TCPALM Wochit Armed with mops and sprayers, members of Rotary Club Vero Beach Sunrise wentdowntown Saturday to clean the landma

TCPALM - 2017-09-23 19:59:28

Sheriff's Office: Vero Beach teen robbed Port St. Lucie man at gunpoint

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A Port St. Lucie man was lured to Vero Beach and robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Cortlin Cobb, a 17-year-old Vero Beach resident, was charged with four felonies: armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft of an amount over $300 and

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 21:54:03

Stuart massage parlor shut down amid prostitution complaints

Authorities shut down Asian Sports Massage in Stuart following a 6-month investigation into complaints about prostitution. (Stuart Police) Authorities shut down a massage parlor in Stuart amid complaints about prostitution. Investigators served a search warrant Friday at Asian Sports Massage after a

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-24 10:56:15

Enteric bacteria found in Martin County waters

The Florida Health Department is warning people in Martin and St.Lucie Counties to stay out of the water in some places because of high levels of bacteria. In Martin County water at Sandsprit Park and near the Stuart Causeway both tested high for Enteric Bacteria. In St. Lucie County the Florida Dep

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-22 20:56:22

Personal assistance for Martin County residents impacted by Hurricane Irma

Martin County is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers for post-hurricane assistance. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Martin County residents can work with FEMA and Corps representatives at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 22:39:19

Martin County residents want to know when debris will be picked up

Neighbors across South Florida want to know when their storm debris will finally be picked up. In Martin County people are frustrated but the county says this is a massive undertaking. "It looks like crap!" said Terry Girard who lives in Port Salerno. Girard said she is ready to see the debris gone.

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-22 19:24:52

Martin Bowl also 'Give Back Night' at South Fork High

TROPICAL FARMS - Martin Bowl 34 Thursday night at Joe Budd Staggs Stadium will also be South Fork High School's 5th Annual "Give Back Night" to benefit the Indiantown Education Coalition. Martin County High School and South Fork will kick off on the football field at 7 p.m. Proceeds from "Give Back

TCPALM - 2017-09-25 00:28:30

Celebratory homecoming held at PBIA for vets following Honor Flight trip

Hundreds gathered at Palm Beach International Airport Saturday night to welcome over 80 World War II and Korean War veterans who traveled to Washington D.C. with Southeast Florida Honor Flight. The veterans and their guardians left around 5 a.m. Saturday morning and spent the day at the nation's ca

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-23 22:20:27

Clambake slogan: 'American runs on clams'

The Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival, set for Nov. 3-5, with this year's winning slogan of "America Runs on Clams," submitted by Gina Belli of Roseland. Fresh seafood booths, historic re-enactments, the Kid's Zone, entertainment, the Press-Journal's Clammer Jam, featuring some of our area's best

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 20:23:17