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Police searching for missing 12-year-old Veenya Casimir in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE - Police are asking for the public's help to locate a 12-year-old girl who disappeared early Thursday morning. Veenya Casimir was reported missing from her home in the 3500 block of South Seventh Street, Fort Pierce police said. She is known to visit various places in that area, officers

TCPALM - 2018-03-22 15:32:58

Dog left alone in empty Fort Pierce house leads to arrest

A Fort Pierce woman has been served with a warrant charging her with animal cruelty and abandonment of an animal, according to an arrest affidavit. Kelsey Faye Ciampa, 26, whose last known address is in the 5800 block of Hickory Drive, surrendered at the St. Lucie County Jail on Tuesday and was rel

TCPALM - 2018-03-22 21:09:14

Fort Pierce police seize nearly 2 pounds of marijuana from business, arrest four men

Fort Pierce police arrested four city residents Friday when the officers used a warrant to search a business in the 100 block of North 29th Street and seized 1.75 pounds of marijuana and $4,976 in cash, according to an arrest affidavit. Mario Demetrius McBride, 34, of the 700 block of North 27th St

TCPALM - 2018-03-21 20:05:48

Stuart family cared for missing cat eventually reunited with owner after 14 years

T2, an orange tabby, escaped a home in Stuart, Florida, after Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 and was recently reunited with his owner, Perry Martin, of Fort Pierce, after being found after 14 years because of a microchip. MAUREEN KENYON/TCPALM MAUREEN KENYON/TCPALM "Come here! It's our cat!" Lisa Wadswor

TCPALM - 2018-03-22 15:46:55

Driver flees scene after crash with school bus, Indian River County Sheriff's Office says

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TCPALM - 2018-03-22 19:43:30

Man dies of heart attack after murdering aunt, her boyfriend in Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - We now know what happened to a Port St. Lucie woman and her boyfriend, both found murdered in their homes in February. A third body was also found in a car nearby, adding to the mystery. On Wednesday afternoon, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara announced new development abo

WPTV - 2018-03-21 23:59:18

Toys R Us shoppers expecting liquidation get unexpected surprise Thursday

Looking for going out of businesses deals? Got unused gift cards? Here's what shoppers need to know as Toys R Us shuts down its stores. USA TODAY JENSEN BEACH - Parents came to Toys R Us Thursday expecting to find a liquidation sale. Instead eager shoppers learned the sale was on hold. "There is cu

TCPALM - 2018-03-22 15:25:51

Fort Pierce festival has been around since 1957 and continues to grow, add features

The Sandy Shoes Seafood & Brew Festival (formerly called Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival) is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 24 at Veteran's Memorial Park, 600 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. The annual free event is presented by the Bev Smith Automotive Group. "This event is about th

TCPALM - 2018-03-22 09:30:00

100 boats participate in Fort Pierce's inaugural Blessing of the Fleet

FORT PIERCE - It was a perfect day for boaters and the beachside viewing community for Fort Pierce's First Annual Blessing of the Fleet. True affection and pride was evident with boaters big and small, along with kayaks, jet skis and even two seaplanes from Fly the Whale. More than 100 boats were bl

TCPALM - 2018-03-22 18:48:27

Detectives make second arrest during meth investigation in Indian River

Subscribed, but don't have a login? INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Detectives said they returned to the home of an accused methamphetamine dealer Tuesday and charged his live-in girlfriend with trafficking and other offenses. On March 8, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office charged William Eric Culbertso

TCPALM - 2018-03-21 16:21:05

Brack Platt charged with selling heroin, fentanyl in Martin County

STUART - A 24-year-old man was arrested after Martin County Sheriff's investigators reported linking him to sales of heroin and fentanyl beginning in December, affidavits state. Brack Cole Platt, of the 1600 block of Southeast Pomeroy Street in Stuart, was arrested March 16 on at least nine charges,

TCPALM - 2018-03-21 16:25:59

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago. TCPalm.com reports Perry Martin of Fort Pierce said he had assumed his orange tabby named Thomas Jr., or T2 for short, had died in traffic. Martin moved in with a friend after Hurricane Jeanne clobbered the st

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-22 17:40:26

Sebastian mom's prayers answered; missing daughter found after 16 months | Reisman

Shortly before Easter, Sue Roode's prayers have been answered. The Sebastian woman had faith she'd find her daughter, Michele Roode Boyd, who disappeared near her San Antonio home Thanksgiving 2016. "I really believe it is a miracle," Roode said Tuesday from Raleigh, North Carolina, where she saw he

TCPALM - 2018-03-21 18:40:23

Stuart police hunt for man suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills

STUART - City police Friday asked for the public to help identify a man suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills at several stores and restaurants. The counterfeit money was spent Thursday between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at Carrabbas Restaurant, Bonefish Grill, Winn Dixie, Publix and West Marine, police


Search for St. Lucie woman in Indian River County continues into second day

Authorities continued their search Saturday for the St. Lucie County woman who disappeared in Indian River County Friday night. Assunta Susy Tomassi was last seen about 5:41 p.m. Friday walking south in the 700 block of U.S. 1, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said. Tomassi, who suffers from


Vero Beach Residents Call Police About Homeless Party

VERO BEACH, Florida - On Thursday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m., several residents living on 8th Avenue called the Vero Beach Police Department to report several homeless subjects being noisy, smoking, and drinking on a vacant lot. Police observed the group while 34-year-old Benjamin Elias Da


Informants in Vero Beach doctor Johnny Benjamin's federal drug case named, charged

FORT LAUDERDALE - Two new defendants were indicted last week in the federal drug case centered on Vero Beach doctor Johnny Benjamin. Kevan Slater, 29, and Zachary Stewart, who is in his mid-30s, are accused of conspiring with Benjamin to distribute opioids in southern Florida for much of 2016. The


Mega yacht center at Port of Fort Pierce still at least six months away

St. Lucie County Administrator Howard Tipton talks about the county's plan to buy the the Port of Fort Pierce and its future vision. HANNAH SCHWAB/TCPALM ST. LUCIE COUNTY - It could be another six months before a developer is in place to help the county convert the Port of Fort Pierce into a mega y


Fort Pierce's Hooked on Music Festival is a family-friendly block party

The 10th Annual Hooked on Music Festival begins 11 a.m. March 31 at Fort Pierce Marina Square. This popular music festival features a variety of musicians, including local artists and nationally-known bands. The annual event continues to grow each year. The family-friendly block party is great for


Fort Pierce teen Tyrone Williams reported missing

Fort Pierce police are looking for a 17-year-old boy who was last seen Wednesday evening. Tyrone Williams was last seen in the 3200 block of Louisiana Avenue, police said. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 or Treasure Coast Crime St