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Motorcyclists dies in Okeechobee County

A motorcyclist died Saturday afternoon after crashing into a truck in Okeechobee County. Florida Highway Patrol says 70-year old Ricky Pruitt of Okeechobee was driving a 2000 Honda CN250 motorcycle southbound on U.S. Highway 441 at 1:34 p.m. Pruitt failed to observe slowing traffic ahead and collide

WFLX.COM - 2018-03-19 12:27:44

Brawl, shooting at Good Spirits Lounge in Okeechobee under investigation

OKEECHOBEE - Three people were taken to Raulerson Hospital for treatment of injuries in a bar fight and shooting at Good Spirits Lounge late Saturday night, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) report. The fight is rumored to have involved a group of "skin heads." Just after mi

OKEECHOBEENEWS.NET - 2018-03-19 18:15:05

13-year-old arrested after threatening to 'shoot up' school, deputies say

PAHOKEE, Fla. - Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies arrested a 13-year-old boy Monday accused of threatening to "shoot up" a Pakohee school on Snapchat. The boy, who was not identified, told deputies that the threat against Glades Academy School was a joke and deputies found no weapons in his poss

CLICK10.COM - 2018-03-20 00:48:50

Florida to seek the death penalty against Conway killer

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - The state of Florida is reported seeking the death penalty against Michael Lawrence Woodbury, the 42-year-old former Mainer who shot and killed three people at the Army Barracks store in Conway in 2007. Woodbury, who is serving a life sentence for those killings, was indicted by a

CONWAYDAILYSUN.COM - 2018-03-19 16:58:00

Man arrested for deadly DUI crash in Fort Pierce, police say

Police have arrested a driver in connection with a deadly DUI-related crash last year. A Chevrolet Impala collided with a Saturn on September 1 at Avenue P and North 23rd Street in Fort Pierce. 55-year-old Carla Smith, who was driving the Saturn, later died of her injuries and her granddaughter, who

WPTV - 2018-03-20 17:03:50

7 customer cars damaged after fire at Vero Beach dealership

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Seven customer vehicles were damaged in a fire at Dyer Chevrolet in Vero Beach late Monday. Deputies responded to a call of fire alarms ringing at the dealership about 11 p.m. Thick, black smoke was emanating from the building as 10 fire units and 28 personnel responded to the

TCPALM - 2018-03-20 12:42:33

Cat lost in Martin County during 2004 hurricane reunites with owner after 14 years

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast takes in plenty of stray cats, many of which are either lost or in need of a loving home. "Let me tell you, this is why I love working here," said volunteer program coordinator Sarah Fisher. But one orange tabby cat in particular showed up

WPTV - 2018-03-20 11:56:54

Former IRC Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse

VERO BEACH, Florida - Former Indian River County sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to two counts of aggravated child abuse, on Thursday, to negotiate a plea deal. In 2016, Steve Peek, 47, was arrested on allegations that acted in a lewd and lascivious manner, touching a child between the ages of 12 to

SEBASTIANDAILY.COM - 2018-03-20 16:53:48

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


'Spiritual healer' allegedly burned man's feet with coals

OKEECHOBEE - On Tuesday, March 13, a 34-year-old Okeechobee man reported the injuries he had incurred after he sought help from a spiritual healer to alleviate back pain. According to an incident report by Deputy Tim Miller, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), at approximately 10:26 p.


Motorcycle crashes reported throughout Brevard

St. Patrick's Day got off to an ignominious start as motorcycle crashes were reported throughout the county Friday night and into Saturday afternoon. Details are scarce as first responders scramble to crashes reported in Titusville, Melbourne, and Palm Bay. A motorcycle crash was reported at 1:30 p.


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


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


Hit-and-run takes out 'Welcome to Sebastian' sign

SEBASTIAN - The city may seem a little less welcoming for the next few months to visitors traveling north. A hit-and-run driver smashed into the "Welcome to Sebastian" sign in the middle of the afternoon on March 10, police spokesman Commander John Blackledge said. The sign was in the median of the


Deputies solve mystery of blood found at school

OKEECHOBEE - A 24-year-old male apparently left a trail of blood at Osceola Middle School early Monday morning while searching for a fire alarm. According to an incident report by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), at approximately 7:31 a.m. on March 12, a f


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


School board interested in guardian program

OKEECHOBEE - Okeechobee County Schools may participate in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardianship Program. Community input is being sought At the monthly Okeechobee School Board meeting on March 13, Superintendent Ken Kenworthy, board members and Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel Stephen discussed school saf


Outpouring response after restaurant worker refuses to serve officer

It has been just over a month since a McDonald's employee in Palm Bay refused to serve Police Lt. Tim Lancaster his order on a Friday afternoon. "I was shocked, that's a good word," Lancaster, a 23-year veteran of the police force, told FLORIDA TODAY in February about the incident. "I never thought


Woman flown to hospital after car goes in water in Stuart

Here are tips on what to do if you are involved in a traffic crash, according to Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, Port St. Lucie police spokesman. Wochit STUART - Martin County Fire Rescue responded to a call of a car in a lake Wednesday afternoon. Martin County Fire Rescue was called about 3:20 p.m. for


All lanes blocked on I-95 for crash in Vero Beach

A multi-vehicle crash has all lanes blocked on I-95 on Tuesday in Vero Beach. The crash happened on I-95 northbound beyond Exit 147, near State Road 60. Traffic was being re-routed off of I-95 northbound. A multi-vehicle crash has all lanes blocked on I-95 on Tuesday in Vero Beach. The crash happene