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Driver just misses hitting Fort Pierce Police Station; faces several charges

FORT PIERCE, Fla.-- A Fort Pierce man has been arrested for a weekend crash where he just missed hitting the city police department. Police say late Friday night,43-year-old Jose Torres Rodriguez drove his pickup truck over a small tree, knocking down a light pole, a marble police memorial, and the

WPTV - 2018-03-19 20:47:55

Miami man kills woman who 'disrespectfully' texted that she cheated on him

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Miami man confessed to killing a woman and setting her mobile home on fire early Saturday after she "disrespectfully" told him in a text message that she had cheated on him with another man, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. Yulexis Rodriguez was arrested on cha

CLICK10.COM - 2018-03-20 12:06:08

Two identified in deadly Port St. John crash

Florida Highway Patrol investigators identified the two people killed in a head-on traffic crash late Saturday. The two-vehicle crash happened about 9:30 p.m. on State Road 407, also known as Challenger Memorial Parkway, near Interstate 95. Troopers said that a 2016 Ford Edge driven by Argelio Chapp

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-03-18 15:54:02

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

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself In Hand With Own Gun

VERO BEACH, Florida - A 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand with his own gun last week in Vero Beach, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. On Wednesday, at approximately 12:10 a.m., deputies responded to the Indian River Medical Center in reference to a shooting.

SEBASTIANDAILY.COM - 2018-03-19 13:15:08

Woman accused of gouging mother's eyes out, killing her in Royal Palm Beach

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Royal Palm Beach woman is accused of gouging out her mother's eyes and murdering her in a drug-fueled attack, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report. Deputies say Camille Balla, 32, confessed to killing her mother in their home on March 16. When deputies

WPTV - 2018-03-19 14:36:40

Vehicle with baby inside stolen at gas station

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said an infant was inside a vehicle when it was stolen at a gas station early Tuesday morning. Detective said a black Kio Rio was left running at a RaceWay gas station on Wallis Road and Haverhill Road around 4 a.m. A 5-month-old infant was left alone inside th

WFLX.COM - 2018-03-20 10:44:49

LATEST: Coast Guard intercepts five migrants off Jupiter coast

Shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday, a Coast Guard airplane crew detected an 18-foot center-console boat with its lights out. The Coast Guard dispatched a vessel to intercept the boat. Authorities took six men - two from Sri Lanka, two from Brazil, one from Jamaica and one from the Bahamas - into custod

PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE - 2018-03-19 21:04:32

Crash traps 2 adults, 2 children in Melbourne, officials say

MELBOURNE, Fla. - One adult was airlifted to an area hospital after a vehicle rolled and trapped two adults and two children Sunday at State Road 192 and St. Johns Heritage Parkway, officials said. Brevard County Fire Rescue crews said the other adult and two children were taken to an area hospital

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-03-18 21:24:43

NEW: Driver more than 50 mph over speed limit in fatal hit-and-run crash, police say

A 29-year-old man was driving at more than 50 mph over the speed limit in a May 2017 hit-and-run crash that severed a pedestrian in half, a West Palm Beach police report said. Michael Junior Brown was driving a Hertz rental car at 87 mph in a 35 mph zone on the morning of May 6 when he struck and ki

PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE - 2018-03-19 19:45:58

Coast Guard rescues three aboard a disabled boat

Subscribed, but don't have a login? FORT PIERCE - Three people aboard a disabled boat about 12 miles east of Port of St. Lucie were rescued Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard. There were no reported injuries, said public affairs specialist Petty Officer 3rd class Brandon Murray. No information about th

TCPALM - 2018-03-18 18:06:20

Jose Altuve finalizes 7-year, $163.5M deal with Astros

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- AL MVP Jose Altuve and the World Series champion Houston Astros have finalized a $163.5 million, seven-year contract that guarantees an additional $151 million over five seasons. The 27-year-old second baseman had been among baseball's best bargains. He agreed in 2013 to a d

ESPN - 2018-03-19 15:00:06

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


UPDATE: Woman accused of killing her mother in Royal Palm Beach

Authorities say a 32-year-old woman killed her mother early Friday in Royal Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. Camille Balla has been charged with first-degree murder and will make a bond appearance Saturday morning. Francisca Monteiro-Balla, 55, was found dead in the Country C


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


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


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


NEW: 'Stand Your Ground' claim denied for Jupiter man charged in axe murder

A judge on Friday denied a 22-year-old Jupiter man's request to have charges against him thrown out in the 2015 killing of a Hispanic teen under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer on Friday denied David Harris' claims that he was defending himself and his younger broth


Bystanders see woman drive off road, exit car before it rolls into pond in Stuart

Bystanders witnessed a woman drive off the roadway, and exit her vehicle before it rolled into a pond in Stuart on Wednesday. According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, the Stuart Police Department, Stuart Fire Rescue, and Martin County Fire Water Rescue Team all responded to the scene locate


Cat missing for 14 years reunited with owner at Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

The Martin County Commission on June 13 failed to approve a long-term agreement with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast for animal-care services. The two will continue to partner on a month-to-month basis. LIDIA DINKOVA/TCPALM Wochit Have you ever wondered what 14 years equals in cat years? (