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Black people in Fort Pierce need to emerge from powerlessness

Your time is up. You had a good ride, a long ride upon the backs of the poor. The system consists of keeping the poor, poorer and the rich, richer.

TCPALM - 2018-08-17 09:00:00

Deputies: Teen claiming to be terrorist threatens to blow up St. Lucie County school bus

A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy arrested the teen, a Port St. Lucie High School student, on a felony charge of threat to bomb-false report bomb explosive weapon mass destruction. He also was arrested on misdemeanor charges related to disturbing the peace.

TCPALM - 2018-08-17 14:53:00

Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Congressman's Kids

Joe Raedle/Getty Images North AmericaFORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges that he threatened to kill the children of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (pictured above) because he was upset about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.Laurence Key was indicted

TPM - 2018-08-18 09:41:00

Boynton Beach man accused of stealing cars, breaking into homes in Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach

Sylister Lopez Jones Jr., 22, is accused of stealing a 2009 silver Toyota, then breaking into a home on Southeast Pinero Road and taking a laptop, iPad and car keys at about 2:10 a.m.

TCPALM - 2018-08-16 22:21:00

17-year-old boy in custody after reported social media threat against Sebastian River High School

In St. Lucie County, a 13-year-old boy Thursday was accused of saying he was a terrorist and was going to blow up a school bus. He was arrested and his grandparents notified, an affidavit said.

TCPALM - 2018-08-17 16:00:00

Baby rushed to hospital after car crashes into ditch

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. along Glades Cut Off, just east of the Florida Turnpike, in Fort Pierce. First arriving crews found two cars in a ditch.


How low can Lake Okeechobee go to cut discharges? Army Corps, water district won't say

Telling people they can water their lawns just three days a week, Mast replied, "falls on deaf ears here. It doesn't compare with what we have to deal with. ... There are other interests, that's true, but that doesn't mean they can keep peeing in our pool."

TCPALM - 2018-08-17 21:15:00

Police on lookout for man who tried to get juvenile into his van in Port St. Lucie

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a black male juvenile walking to his bus stop near SW Buttercup Ave. and SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie was approached by the driver of a white van.


Stuart man charged with child abuse after teacher spots bruise on face of 3-year-old

Cody Deal, 22, of the 2000 block of Southwest Montego Terrace in Stuart, was charged with felony child abuse Wednesday.

TCPALM - 2018-08-17 19:40:00

Fort Pierce boosting next year's budget $1.7 million, but holding the line on property-tax rate

City Manager Nick Mimms has proposed retaining the property-tax rate of $6.90 per $1,000 of assessed value for the 2018-19 budget year. He also has proposed a $38.6 million budget, $1.7 million more than this year's approved budget of about $36.9 million, according to city records.


Man, 88, accused of setting raccoon on fire for eating his mangos

PALM BAY, Fla.- An 88-year-old man posted a $2,000 bond and walked out of the Brevard County Jail on Friday, after being accused of burning a raccoon he had trapped.His first time in jail, Ezra James said he feared the raccoon would bite him and give him rabies. He said he also planned to kill the r

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-08-18 00:48:43

5 things to know about Fort Pierce Central's football schedule

Martin roll.Fort Pierce Central has active winning streaks against all three Martin County teams –- eight in a row against Martin County (2008-13, including two playoff wins), five in a row against South Fork (2004-06, 2009-10) and a first-ever win last season against Jensen Beach. The Cobras are 41

TCPALM - 2018-08-16 20:55:00

Port St. Lucie, Florida: 10 things you might not know about Florida's eighth biggest city

In 2015, Port St. Lucie surpassed Fort Lauderdale as the third most populous city in South Florida, with more than 189,000 people calling it home. Incorporated in 1961, it's also pushed its way to become the eighth largest city in Florida.

TCPALM - 2018-08-16 21:05:00

Multiple cars crash into house in Fort Pierce

(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ST. LUCIE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT)Two cars crashed into a house early Tuesday evening in Fort Pierce, the St. Lucie County Fire District said.Fire District and Fort Pierce police crews were on the scene after the crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of South 15th


Port St. Lucie High School student arrested after reports of threat made on school bus

More:Scientists search for clues to identify bones found in St. Lucie County, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Malabar

TCPALM - 2018-08-16 22:31:00

Sheriffs on Treasure Coast joining forces to help fight crime by using video doorbell program

The partnership includes the use of a free Neighbors App, to provide Martin County residents with real-time, local crime and safety information.

WPBF NEWS 25 - 2018-08-16 21:41:00

St. Lucie County planning board rejects plans for Betty Ford-style drug rehab center

The project now goes before the County Commission, which could see it as soon as Sept. 4, said Leslie Olson, county Planning and Development Services director.

TCPALM - 2018-08-17 03:59:00

Borkovich, McLaughlin and Johnson-Mullins shut out St. Lucie, Florida wins 4-0

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Walter Borkovich, Sean McLaughlin and Chase Johnson-Mullins combined for a shutout as the Florida Fire Frogs defeated the St. Lucie Mets 4-0 on Thursday.

WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-17 01:25:12

Burdick's homer leads St. Lucie to 6-2 win over Florida

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Burdick hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, leading the St. Lucie Mets to a 6-2 win over the Florida Fire Frogs on Wednesday.


Man found with gunshot wound in Gifford; schools placed on temporary lockdown

The man with a gunshot wound was found at the location and transported to Indian River Medical Center, according to Assistant Chief Cory Richter, Indian River County Fire Rescue.