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FHP: Driver going 97 in a 30 mph zone before fiery crash in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Crash investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol estimate a driver was going 97 miles-per-hour in a 30 mph zone before his SUV slammed into a pickup truck, killing five people in Fort Pierce.
Firefighters get sheriff's escort after crash killing 5 in St. Lucie County
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — St. Lucie County Sheriff’s officials are escorting St. Lucie County Fire District crews on some calls after threats made in connection with a deadly crash last month, a sheriff’s official said Thursday.
Fort Pierce police identify officer, person killed in fatal shooting
Fort Pierce police on Tuesday identified the people in a fatal shooting involving an officer last week. Officer Steven Graziano, 25, shot Jesus Lainez, 51, of the 100 block of Alma Court in Fort Pierce late Dec. 7, according to a news release. Lainez died as a result of the shooting.
Fort Pierce native is a dedicated rheumatologist
PORT ST. LUCIE — When people think of the field of rheumatology, they likely think of two common medical conditions — rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis — very common problems that affect over 1.5 million Americans.
New shopping center on South Hutchinson Island clears first development hurdle in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE — The pleas of at least 40 residents of Harbour Isle condos failed to convince the city Planning Board to recommend denial of an 11,050-square-foot shopping center on Seaway Drive.
Florida man gets 2 life terms in slaying of pregnant wife
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Florida man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for the fatal shooting of his wife, who was seven weeks pregnant. The Stuart News reports 25-year-old Chekingson Sinclair was sentenced Friday and convicted of charges including first-degree murder in the slaying of
Analysis reveals 77 days typically pass before arrests in fatal St. Lucie County crashes
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — As the family of one of the victims of a five-fatality crash demanded an arrest of the man who caused the collision, law enforcement and prosecutors continue to insist things are moving as quickly as possible.
CBS12 Investigates: Delays in arrests after crashes can be common
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — "My child is gone. She cannot be replaced," said Shameka Baker. She's talking about her 17-year-old daughter, Alexis Chaney, who was killed in a Fort Pierce fiery crash on Black Friday. She was one of five people killed.
Family of victim of fiery crash in Fort Pierce pushes for charges
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Family members of a teen killed in a fiery crash in Fort Pierce are pushing for charges in the case. The crash happened the night of Black Friday on Midway Road and South 25th Street in Fort Pierce.
St. Lucie County deputies escorting firefighters to emergency calls after firefighters receive threats following deadly crash
ST LUCIE COUNTY, FLA. — St. Lucie County firefighters are getting extra protections when responding to emergency calls. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said firefighters have been the target of violent threats on social media following the deadly, fiery crash in Fort Pierce that killed five you
Police officer, suspect involved in Fort Pierce shooting identified
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — The Fort Pierce Police Department has identified both the officer and the suspect involved in last week'sdeadly shooting. Officer Steven Graziano, 25, responded to a disturbance on Alma Court last Thursday night, according to police. When he arrived, he say 51-year-old Je
Family of 17-year-old girl killed in fiery wreck to hold news conference Wednesday morning
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - The family of a 17-year-old girl, killed in a fiery crash in St. Lucie County in November, will hold a news conference Wednesday morning and demand an arrest in the case.
Katharine the great white shark appears near Jupiter
JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — Katharine the great white shark has been spotted near Jupiter. Two weeks ago, the popular shark appeared off the Treasure Coast near Fort Pierce. Now, she's meandering along the coastline near Jupiter, according to the Ocearch Shark Tracker. Katharine pinged on Monday, Dec. 1
St. Lucie County ready to begin road projects as a result of half-percent sales tax hike
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Repaving roads that have been neglected — because of a lack of money — will be the county’s top priority when receipts from the new half-percent sales tax begin rolling in next year.
Deputy resigns amid investigation into phone sex, 'highly suspect' contact with inmate
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An Indian River County sheriff's deputy resigned in October upon notification she was under investigation for an "inappropriate" relationship with an inmate, according to an internal affairs report.
Surveillance video catches woman stealing from children at Food & Fuel gas station in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE — Police are asking for the public's help to locate a woman caught on surveillance video stealing cash dropped by children inside a gas station Sunday night. The incident took place about 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Food & Fuel, 1311 N. 25th St., police reported.
Fort Pierce man relies on Treasure Coast Food Bank for more than food
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Right now, millions of people in America are hungry. More than 90,000 of them are on the Treasure Coast and don't know when their next meal will be. That's all according to the Treasure Coast Food Bank.
Okeechobee purse snatching victim receives Happy Meal from McDonald's
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - A purse snatching victim received a special delivery Tuesday afternoon. 76-year-old Janice Allen spent two days in the hospital after being knocked down and nearly run over outside a McDonald's in the 400 block of NE Park St. in Okeechobee.
Fort Pierce wants tougher regulations for personal watercraft at city parks
FORT PIERCE — The popular riverfront Jaycee Park is unsuitable for the use of personal watercraft and other motorized watercraft, a city Parks Committee told the City Commission Monday.
Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting in Fort Pierce, police say
Police said an officer shot and killed a suspect in Fort Pierce Thursday night. Responding to a disturbance call in the 100 block of Alma Court police say the suspect was attacking another person with a weapon.