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Florida dad fatally shoots one son to protect the other one, deputies say
STUART, Fla. (AP) - A sheriff says a Florida father is "absolutely shattered" after fatally shooting his 30-year-old son who'd gotten into a confrontation with his younger brother over a game of pool.
Okeechobee resident involved in traffic fatality in Martin County
OKEECHOBEE — One man was killed and another was seriously injured in a car accident involving two Okeechobee residents on Sunday, Dec. 16 at approximately 6 p.m. in Martin County. A Ford F150 driven by Jennifer Shripka, 36, of Okeechobee was traveling east on State Road 710 when the vehicle reported
West Palm man dies in head-on collision in Martin County; car catches fire
INDIANTOWN — A West Palm Beach man died Sunday night in a head-on crash in Martin County that left his car in flames, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jorge Enrique Avila, 50, died in the crash, which took place just after 6 p.m., FHP said.
WATCH: New Florida firefighter proposes to girlfriend after graduating
STUART, Fla. (WFLA) - A new Florida firefighter has two more reasons to celebrate this holiday season. On Friday, 23 Martin County firefighter recruits attended a graduation ceremony to officially receive their badges.
"Not in Martin County:" Community happy troubled teens caught
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — Two teenagers from Broward County looking for trouble from came to the Treasure Coast Thursday. Martin County Sheriff's deputies responded to Granada Plaza on US 1 Thursday morning, just north of the Roosevelt Bridge, for a robbery, a shooting and a crash.
Mother, 5-year-old shark bite survivor call new commission actions important
STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — A local mother and her 5-year old daughter who survived a shark bite are back from the monthly state Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, where they argued for a ban on shark fishing from guarded beaches.
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center under lockdown
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Lawnwood Regional Medical Center was put under lockdown Monday night, hospital officials said. It's unclear why the hospital is under lockdown at this time.
One dead after shooting in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Police identified a man killed in a shooting that happened Monday night. Fort Pierce police found 30-year-old Clarence King with gunshot wounds on Avenue I near north 25 Street.
Firefighter proposes to girlfriend as she puts on his badge at graduation
STUART, Fla. -- A Florida firefighter earned his badge and a fiancée in a matter of minutes. New firefighter and EMT Matthew Schotanus had just graduated with his recruiting class last week in Martin County when he let folks know he wasn't done setting up his future just yet.
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
Deadly Palm Beach Gardens wreck closes section of eastbound Northlake Boulevard
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A fatal crash Monday morning has temporarily closed eastbound Northlake Boulevard between Ryder Cup Boulevard and Beeline Highway. The single-vehicle wreck occurred around 3 a.m.
Florida jewelry store owner shoots teen robbery suspect in the head
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A Florida teen was shot in the head by a jewelry store owner following a robbery at the business. The teen, who is a suspect in the case, remains in grave condition, TCPalm.com reported, citing the Martin County Sheriff's office. We are withholding his name because he is
‘I will go to hell for u’ Florida teacher arrested after professing love for 13 year old teen boy
Andrea Jimenez a Florida science teacher at Doral International Math and Science Academy arrested after sexually harassing 13 year old boy (a second time). A Florida teacher has been arrested after professing her love for a 13-year-old boy – who she tried to kiss a year earlier.
West Palm Beach man, 50, dies in fiery Martin County crash
A 50-year-old West Palm Beach man died on the scene of a fiery crash in Martin County on Sunday evening. Jorge Enrique Avila was the driver of a 1988 Ford Crown Victoria that became engulfed in flames after being struck by a 2000 Ford-150 driven by a 36-year-old Okeechobee woman, according to the Fl
Chilly start! Stormy weather expected later this week across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a chilly start to the week Monday as colder and drier air moved into Central Florida. It will be sunny a cool with an average high of 66 degrees across Central Florida, Certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.
17-year-old dies after shooting in Fort Pierce; suspect in custody
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A person is in custody after a 17-year-old died following a shooting Sunday afternoon in Fort Pierce, police said. Dontravious Bolden, 17, of Fort Pierce, was taken to a hospital, but died after the incident, Fort Pierce police said.
Teen killed in shooting in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — A 17-year-old boy is dead following a shooting in Fort Pierce. Police said the shooting happened just after 1 p.m. along North 17th Street, a few blocks west of the Lincoln Park Community Center.
Father fatally shot one son to save his other son, sheriff says
A father’s choice to shoot one of his sons in order to save the life of another son has left him “shattered” in what investigators say was the justifiable use of deadly force.
MCSO on scene of shooting in Florida Club
Martin County, Fl- The Martin County Sheriff’s office is on scene of shooting. This is following a violent early morning altercation between family members at a home inside the Florida Club. One person is dead. Detectives are investigating. Additional info to be released later.
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.