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Police arrest Florida woman naked in Mercedes

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Police arrested a Florida woman who was naked and behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, TCPalm reported. Cecilia Faure, 52, of Vero Beach, was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was accused of trying to spit on a corporal, the website reported. At the Indian River C


Man booked after spray painting ‘dirty’ word on building

VERO BEACH — A 57-year-old man who spray painted an insulting word on the outside wall of a car dealership after being denied an auto loan, was arrested early Friday, police said.


Governor DeSantis changing medical marijuana industry in Florida

TALLAHASSEE. Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Florida’s requirement for growers to follow a seed to sale model was successfully challenged in court last year. The state appealed, blocking the ruling, but Governor Ron DeSantis has suggested he could drop the appeal if the Legislature doesn’t cooperate.


Woman accused of leaving toddler in middle of road

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 21-year-old woman suspected of abandoning a two-year-old in a stroller in the middle of the street at night, was arrested Wednesday, deputies said. The woman, identified as Katelynn Dellilo, argued with her boyfriend and said, “(expletive) you and the baby,” before walking aw


Skydiver rushed to hospital after hard landing

SEBASTIAN — A skydiver suffered traumatic injuries and was taken to a hospital after making a hard landing near the Sebastian Municipal Airport Friday, a sheriff’s report shows.


Convicted felons in Indian River County reclaim voting rights

Six convicted felons living in Indian River County filed voter-registration applications with the local Supervisor of Elections office on Jan. 8, the first day Florida’s Voter Restoration Amendment went into effect.


Sebastian Woman Abandons Baby in Roadway

SEBASTIAN – A woman is being held at the Indian River County Jail on $15,000 bond, according to authorities. Katelynn Dellilo, 21, of Sebastian, was charged with child neglect on Wednesday afternoon.


Fort Pierce teen burned in NYE bonfire accident moved to Texas

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A teenager's fight for her life moves from Florida to Texas. On New Year's Eve in 2017, Layne Chesney poured gasoline on a bonfire and suffered burns to 90 percent of her body.


Marine Connection: Climbing the ranks through continued success

With five locations in the dealership battleground across southeast Florida, Marine Connection continues to outperform others and climb the ranks of Boating Industry’s Top 100.


11-foot great white shark tracked off Florida coast

NAPLES, Fla. (WSVN) — A massive great white shark has just been tracked off the coast of Florida. According to OCEARCH Nova, an 11-foot 1,186 pound great white just pinged off the coast of Naples, Thursday morning.


Six-time Convicted Felon Charged with Two Counts Attempted Murder

VERO BEACH – A six-time convicted felon in Vero Beach is in jail on a $1.1 million bond after firing multiple gunshots into a vehicle, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.


Driver pointed gun at woman for 'driving slow,' Melbourne police say

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A motorist is accused of pointing a gun at a woman he described as "driving slow," according to the Melbourne Police Department. Kevin Paul Wade, 21, of the 200 block of Rheine Road, Palm Bay, was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill


Coming attraction: Filmmaker’s ‘Vero Theatre’ homage

The Plaza Theatre marquis not only lights up 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, it is also a beacon into the past. It has been 60 years since credits rolled inside the historic theater, once the centerpiece of a bustling downtown. Now filmmaker Dale Metz is bringing the iconic theater back


Vacuum Truck Strikes Sign Board Truck In Melbourne, Driver Seriously Injured

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police responded to a crash Thursday involving vacuum truck and a sign board truck at the intersection Wickham Rd. and Post Rd.


3 men from Florida arrested in armed robbery of Hilton Head gas station

Three men from Florida were arrested Friday and face charges related to an early morning armed robbery of a Parker’s gas station on Hilton Head Island. The gas station’s employees reported that three men took money and fled the store, located on U.S. 278, just after midnight Friday, according to a n


Cancer cluster mystery deepens as 18-year-old is now diagnosed with glioblastoma

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — The mystery surrounding a possible cancer cluster on the Treasure Coast deepens. Adela Rivas said her 18-year-old son, Kyle Vericella, is now part of group no one wants to be in: a group of glioblastoma patients.


Free tax preparation in St. Lucie County

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — St. Lucie County residents can get free help this tax season. Volunteers with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs will provide free tax preparation assistance at eight locations throughout St. Lucie Count


Old man winter plans Florida visit

Old Man Winter wants to make sure January remains the coldest month of his season, so he’s packed his bags, topped off his tank and is ready to make another jaunt across the country. This time, he’s added Florida and The Villages to his itinerary. After experiencing an above-average high of 77 on Sa


Florida Gets Celestial Treat In Total Lunar Eclipse On Sunday

FLORIDA — This Sunday evening, Floridians will get to see a free and rare show: A total lunar eclipse. Total lunar eclipse starts Sunday, 9:30 p.m. The full eclipse to begin around 10:30 p.m.


Opening day at the South Florida Fair is more than thrilling rides and food.

WEST PALM BEACH — “Sometimes it takes tickling her belly to get the goat ready for competition,” said Karly Hamrick, of Fort Pierce, an 11-year-old goat handler at the South Florida Fair. “My relationship with Cookie is funny. She’s always trying to give love to everybody. I love to work with her an