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Rotary fountain in downtown Vero Beach gets scrubbing

Armed with mops and sprayers, members of Rotary Club Vero Beach Sunrise went to downtown Saturday to clean the landmark they erected more than a decade ago. LAMAUR STANCIL/TCPALM Wochit Armed with mops and sprayers, members of Rotary Club Vero Beach Sunrise wentdowntown Saturday to clean the landma

TCPALM - 2017-09-23 19:59:28

Sheriff's Office: Vero Beach teen robbed Port St. Lucie man at gunpoint

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A Port St. Lucie man was lured to Vero Beach and robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Cortlin Cobb, a 17-year-old Vero Beach resident, was charged with four felonies: armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft of an amount over $300 and

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 21:54:03

Letter: Vero Humane Society really delivered during storm

I want to share my experience volunteering at the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County in response to Irma. As shelter outreach director for the ASPCA, with experience working hurricane disasters, I would like to commend those staff and volunteers who stayed at the shelter during Hurri

TCPALM - 2017-09-25 08:00:08

Human vigil helps ailing female manatee in Fort Pierce

Embed x Share CLOSE Footage of Pearl, an injured female manatee, swimming in the Indian River Lagoon on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Fort Pierce. Little Jim Bait & Tackle owner Rita King kept watch over Pearl throughout the weekend as she was beached on the banks of the river with about 20 male manate

TCPALM - 2017-09-24 20:02:50

Pig roast fundraiser benefits Fort Pierce Police Athletic League

Dancing With Our PALs contestant Michelle Leckenbusch and her supporters recently hosted a Family Pig Roast fundraiser at PAL Park to benefit the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League. The freshly roast pig and savory paella were prepared by Big Bone BBQ and the Paella King's Jim and Mary Freitas who

TCPALM - 2017-09-25 09:30:03

Treasure Coast Fishing Report: Building seas

Joe Rimkus of Vero Beach walked the beach at Rio Mar Friday morning to see if he could make any casts to snook, tarpon, jacks or sharks. He found the fish, all right, in the middle of the mullet schools. However, all he said he could catch were weeds and photos. The water is dirty and there are tons

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 19:43:30

FPL reveals power restoration priorities after storms like Hurricane Irma

An army of utility workers descends on Florida to help restore mass power outages in Irma's wake. VIDEO CONTRIBUTED BY FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. FPL Losing power in a hurricane is practically a given, and provided you still have a roof afterward, the most pressing question always is, "When will pow

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 19:16:02

Public's help sought to find couple missing from their Indian River County home

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help to find a missing couple. John Hendricks, 86, and Nancy Hendricks, 83, last were seen about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at their home in the 500 block of 33rd Avenue south of Vero Beach, said sheriff's officials. They left their home

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 15:18:14

Clambake slogan: 'American runs on clams'

The Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival, set for Nov. 3-5, with this year's winning slogan of "America Runs on Clams," submitted by Gina Belli of Roseland. Fresh seafood booths, historic re-enactments, the Kid's Zone, entertainment, the Press-Journal's Clammer Jam, featuring some of our area's best

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 20:23:17

Surfers thank mother nature for churning ocean

Surfer Ryan Spencer, of Port St. Lucie, was surfing at Wabasso Beach in Indian River County Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Surfing conditions are expected to improve as Hurricane Maria continues to move north off the coast of Florida this weekend. ERIC HASERT/TCPALM Although a hectic hurricane season can

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 20:37:24

Rancher and cattle breeder Alto "Bud" Adams died Saturday

Iconic rancher, pioneering cattle breeder, avid environmentalist and wildlife photographer Alto "Bud" Adams Jr. died Saturday morning at his ranch in western St. Lucie County. He was 91. Adams cut a tall, wiry figure. For most of the 25 years I knew him, Bud never seemed to age. Even until recent ye

TCPALM - 2017-09-23 21:32:35

St. Lucie must plan for even larger mega-yachts to assure Port of Fort Pierce success

ST. LUCIE COUNTY- The mega-yacht repair field is a multi-billion business with more than enough opportunity for the Port of Fort Pierce to become successful, industry insiders say. The county is about to invest $25 million in the 87-year-old port, hoping to create a mega-yacht refurbishing center am

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 22:17:45

Fort Pierce man arrested on child molestation charges

FORT PIERCE - St. Lucie County sheriff's officials arrested a Fort Pierce man Wednesday in a case involving sexual contact with a teen, records show. Cody Lee Bennett, 21, of the 4600 block of Magnolia Drive, was charged with sexual battery on a person age 12 to 18, lewd or lascivious battery, promo

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 20:47:05

Anthony Westbury: Fort Pierce port buy could be a real shot in arm

History was made Thursday afternoon in St. Lucie County. County commissioners voted unanimously to get back into the port business. They agreed in principle to purchase the Indian River Terminal, the only working part of the port, for $22 million and another $3 million for almost 7 acres of other la

TCPALM - 2017-09-22 18:52:46

Brevard athletes diving into Irma recovery efforts

Veronica Petrinec, Titusville HS bowler and National Honor Society officer, helps to clean William J. Manzo Park after Hurricane Irma. Provided photo Fullscreen Eboni Arnold, former Titusville HS basketball player and current National Honor Society officer, helps to clean William J. Manzo Park af

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-22 20:11:19

No contest: Hurricane Irma was worse than Matthew in Brevard

Hurricane Matthew (2016) and Hurricane Irma (2017) were 2 major storms that threatened to hit Brevard County, Florida, head-on. Late turns spared Brevard from the worst of either storm, but there was still damage. Photos by Tim Shortt, Craig Bailey and Malcolm Denemark. Video posted Sept. 22, 2017,

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-22 19:53:14

High school sports results from Friday, Sept. 22

Edgewood 185, Rockledge 199, Cocoa 245 (From Thursday) (At Turtle Creek; Par-36) Cocoa (245) - Garret Bittinger 47, Nick Hull 57, Riley Rogers 70, Timoth Miles 70. Rockledge (199) - Jackson Snyder 44, Avery Antionewski 50, Thomas Berry 51, Parker Lettau 54. Edgewood (185) - Justin Lansing 44, Jon W

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-23 03:32:24

Brevard leaders pitch community teamwork, economic development

COCOA Nothing like a hurricane, and its aftermath, to illustrate community awareness and teamwork. The trick is keeping that momentum going after a hurricane. Hurricane Irma, which grazed Brevard County about two weeks, was a recurring topic at the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce's first Space

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-22 21:05:50

FWC: 'Ghost boat' owner is jailed in Key West

The abandoned "ghost boat" that washed ashore near Melbourne Beach earlier this week was last registered in the name of a man who is jailed in Key West for attempted murder, kidnapping, and a variety of other charges, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed. Jeffrey Ray Sundw

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-22 23:14:24

Ex-Palm Bay football star plans Irma relief effort

After seeing the devastation that Hurricane Irma left in the Florida Keys, former Palm Bay High football star Eddie Bray says he wanted to do something to help the residents of that area. So he started an initiative to gather relief supplies for residents of the area, which he plans to bring the Key

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-23 14:01:26