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Acquitted: Melbourne doctor's conviction in fatal Sebastian hit-and-run thrown out by judge
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — One day before she was scheduled to be sentenced, a judge acquitted a Melbourne doctor of leaving the scene of a fatal 2016 crash, vacating a jury's guilty verdict in the case.
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce President Named
SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce has a new president who will replace Beth Mitchell on January 1, 2019. Mitchell retired this month after serving more than 18 years.
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Severe thunderstorms with a cold front expected Friday in Sebastian
SEBASTIAN – A cold front will move into our area tomorrow afternoon and evening bringing a line of showers and strong potentially severe thunderstorms. Sebastian residents may want to take shelter Friday afternoon as the cold front moves through Indian River County.
Pickleball project finally gets OK in Sebastian; courts could be ready for play by August
SEBASTIAN — Pickleballs may be flying at the Sebastian Municipal Airport as early as next summer now that the city is moving ahead with eight dedicated courts at the site of an old maintenance building on Airport Drive East.
No injuries after car slams into vacant building in shopping plaza
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — No injuries were reported after a car slammed into a vacant building, shattering windows in a busy shopping plaza Friday, authorities said. The incident happened shortly before noon Friday at the building in the 5400 block of 20th Street, Indian River County Sheriff’s spokesman
MLB, County could have deal for Historic Dodgertown
VERO BEACH – A deal could be days away from approval that would net a new partner for Historic Dodgertown and Indian River County. “I am please that Indian River County and Major League Baseball have reached an agreement on the future of Historic Dodgertown” subject to a vote by the County Commissio
Family identifies motorcyclist who left Florida woman to die on freeway during first date
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida waitress fatally struck by numerous cars while lying on a freeway says they have solved the mystery of how she got there. The family of 33-year-old Jennifer St. Clair says she was on a first date with Miles McChesney of New York last weekend when
Florida Supreme Court rules detective violated Miranda rights, orders new murder trial
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — LeShannon Shelly, accused in 2011 of murdering a woman and wounding another in Gifford, will get a new trial after a divided Florida Supreme Court ruled detectives violated his Miranda rights to extract a confession.
Sargent: Sebastian Inlet flounder off to fast start
Despite too many disappointing seasons, the possibility of good flounder catches continues to keep anglers’ hopes alive through the winter months at Sebastian Inlet. Usually starting in late November with the first cold front and running through January, flounder move out of the Indian River through
Italian Cousin: Family vibe adds to eatery’s appeal
When someone says neighborhood Italian restaurant, I think of a red-sauce joint serving reasonably priced, simple food in an unpretentious atmosphere. And for the past five years, nobody has been doing it better at the northern end of our readership area than the Italian Cousin.
Strong storms move through Central Florida; cooler weather to follow
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving through Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday evening. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
Up and down temperatures aren't hurting fishing
Capt. Glyn Austin of Sebastian Inshore Fishing and Going Coastal Charters out of Palm Bay said there is plenty of action inside the inlet. Catches include standard winter fishing fare like bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jacks, sheepshead, black drum and more bluefish. Anglers fishing along the surf zon
Deputy resigns amid internal affairs investigation
A sheriff’s deputy has resigned amid an internal affairs investigation into claims about his actions, authorities said. Deputy James Cousins – who worked as a school resource officer at Vero Beach High School – recently resigned from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, said spokesman Maj. Eric
Sebastian River Middle School Choir Hosts Sold-Out Dinner Concerts
SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian River Middle School Choral Program has started a new Holiday Tradition for this 2018 Holiday Season. The SRMS Madrigal Singers, the school’s top auditioned ensemble, hosted a series of two Dinner Concerts this past Thursday and Friday, December 6th and 7th at Westminster Pr
Crab Stop in Sebastian Happy Hour and Dinner Menu
SEBASTIAN – The Crab Stop in Sebastian, Florida is one of our favorites, as we enjoyed Happy Hour and some appetizers from their menu. Last Friday, we took a group of friends there and enjoyed our time. This restaurant remains consistent when it comes to service and food. We stayed for Happy Hour an
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Vero Beach Man Damages Neighborhood During Drunken Rage
VERO BEACH – A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon after damaging property in excess of $1,000 during a drunken rage, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.
FWC approves new guidelines for 9 state threatened species
SEBASTIAN – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Thursday approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for nine of the more than 50 species in the agency’s Imperiled Species Management Plan.
Sandy’s Grille Dinner for 2 Giveaway
SEBASTIAN – Get in our Sebastian Daily Giveaway for a chance to Win Two Free Dinner Entrees at Sandy’s Grille in Sebastian. How to get in on the drawing: Go to SebastianDaily.com and Subscribe To Our Newsletter no later than Sunday, December 23, 2018.