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Indian River County men arrested after performing target practice near children's birthday party

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A near tragedy was averted over the weekend when gunfire erupted at a birthday party in Indian River County. Deputies arrested two men, Phillip McCord, 64, and Kevin Harwood, 46, both local residents, on Saturday night.


Naked woman runs across 6 lanes of I-95 in Florida

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Richard Griffin wasn't expecting to see something like this when he and his wife Donna were driving on Interstate 95 the other day. The Palm Bay couple was headed north to Hilton Head when they noticed a car stopped ahead of them.


Sea turtle nesting season kicks off in Indian River County

VERO BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — An unexpected visitor showed up Tuesday morning in Vero Beach. A leatherback, the largest of all sea turtle species, laid a nest around 8 a.m., according to the Indian River Coastal Division Programs. Leatherbacks ate the first turtles to nest every year and their nests ta


Police investigate train crash in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Police are investigating a train crash in Fort Pierce. Fort Pierce police say a train crashed at the FEC Railroad crossing near Taylor Creek Bridge.


Florida Senate Passes Bill SB 7030 to Arm Teachers

Florida Senate Committee Passes Bill that Would Arm Teachers Ignoring the Will of Floridians. – Today, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee passed the controversial bill SB 7030 that would arm teachers in our schools. The bill, which is strongly opposed by Floridians, would expand the so


Crime Blotter: March 25

John Henry Brown Jr., 71, Fort Pierce; Arrest Location: 4500 33rd Ave., Vero Beach; Arresting Agency: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office; Status: Held on $2,500 bond; Charge(s): Felony Auto burglary, Misdemeanor Resist arrest without violence, and Petit theft.


Spring breakers turn tables on armed robber at Florida gas station

Four young men spending their spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were confronted by a gunman, but instead of giving into his demands, they fought back. The Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released surveillance footage of the March 17 incident at a Mobil gas station on Oakland Park Bouleva


HS lacrosse: St. John Paul II falls to Vero Beach; Oxbridge blasts Park Vista

Vero Beach 13, Saint John Paul II 9: Madison Kennedy scored four goals and two assists, and Katie Trainor added two goals and an assist, but the Eagles (6-4) fell to Vero Beach in Boca Raton.


Person fatally struck by train in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Fort Pierce police are on the scene of a train crash Tuesday afternoon. Police say the incident happened at approximately 5: 30 p.m. at the FEC Railroad crossing near Taylor Creek Bridge.


Could Florida save flying Ron DeSantis by Aero charter than buying a plane?

Florida’s Governor needs access to a plane, most in Tallahassee agree. Whether the state should own it remains an open question. One Pensacola company said it could provide Gov. Ron DeSantis a better ride at a lower price with contracted service.


50 years for Florida man who raped neighbor, then offered yard work

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 20-year-old convicted of raping his neighbor and then offering to do work around her house to make it up to her is being sent to prison for 50 years.


Body found in ditch off FL 13 in St. Johns County

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a ditch off Florida 13 around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near Rivertown, according to Fire Rescue. The Sheriff's Office said investigators are still trying to figure out how the body got there. They believe it is a woman, possibly in her


There’s help for cancer patients facing financial strain

Gigi Garcia of Vero Beach has been battling colon cancer for four long years, but she remembers the day she got her diagnosis like it was yesterday. “Since my mother and my grandmother had both died of cancer,” Garcia recounts, “I kind of felt like my day might have come. I hate to say that, but it’


Comeback crop this season for Indian River citrus

GIFFORD, Fla. — Sweet news for the citrus industry this season in Indian River County, where growers finally saw gains in production, after years of hurricanes and invasive diseases that hurt crops.


Deputies search for missing 60-year-old man

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Deputies need help looking fora missing man. St. Lucie County deputies are searching for 60-year-old Max Mitcheltree. According to deputies, Mitcheltree was last seen around south 39 Street near Fort Pierce.


Warm spring weather in Sebastian and the American alligator

SEBASTIAN – The American alligator, Florida’s state reptile often seen in Sebastian and surrounding areas, is an important part of Florida’s wetland habitats. This large reptile is found throughout the state in freshwater lakes, ponds, swamps, and slow-moving rivers.


Barefoot Bay man steals beer from Winn-Dixie in Micco

MICCO – A 71-year-old Barefoot Bay man was arrested after stealing a 24-pack of Coors Light Beer from Winn-Dixie in Micco, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.


Jimmy “Three Fingers” Offers Great Sandwiches for Lunch

MICCO – There are only a few places in Sebastian where you can find an excellent lunch for under $8, and Jimmy Three Fingers in Micco is one of them. Jimmy “Three Fingers” is where the Marina Cafe use to be, just north of the Sebastian Inlet Marina on the east side of U.S. Highway 1.


Man killed in motorcycle crash in Sebastian

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (CBS12) — A 45-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Sebastian. Sebastian Police responded to a report of a speeding motorcyclist on U.S.1 in Sebastian early Saturday morning. Two officers tried to keep up with the motorcycle, but it was going too fast.


Deputies: Man beats woman and her puppy in home break-in

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 51-year-old man suspected of beating a woman and her puppy during a break-in at the woman’s home, was arrested Sunday, authorities said. The man – identified as Brian Dosio – burglarized his ex-fiance’s residence after the two argued at a bar earlier that day, reports show. O