Boys basketball: Fort Pierce Central knocks off Melbourne

Anthony Knighton had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday as Fort Pierce Central High School’s boys basketball team defeated Melbourne 53-49 in Fort Pierce.

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Fort Pierce Police arrest two after Molly, weed and guns found during traffic stop

FORT PIERCE — Two men were arrested for possession of drugs and guns during a traffic stop Saturday.

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Fort Pierce annexes lands to lessen tax burden on residents

FORT PIERCE — The city is positioning itself for a stronger financial footing by moving ahead with thousands of annexations as the real estate market shows signs of improvement.

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Customer attacked at gas station in Fort Pierce

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FORT PIERCE (CBS12) — The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who punched another man at a gas station.

Investigators believe the attacker grew impatient for waiting in line at the Sunoco gas station.

The attack happened in Fort Pierce a few weeks ago.

Video shows a store regular chatting with the cashier when the attacker interrupted with words, followed by punches.

Call the detective bureau at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information.Customer attacked at gas station in Fort Pierce

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Man critical after gunshot late Saturday in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — A man remains hospitalized in critical condition from a gunshot wound that happened about 11:50 p.m. Saturday in the area of Avenue I and North 22nd Street, according to police.

Several shots were fired during the incident that occurred outside, said police spokesman Sgt. Jason Braun.

Detectives are looking for a suspect, a man who may have driven off in a small late-model maroon car. A description of the assailant isn’t available.

The injured man was found away from the shooting scene. He was in front of a house in the 800 block of North 23rd Street, Braun said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Fort Pierce Detective Tyrone Campbell at 772-467-6829.

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Some Fort Pierce water customers under boil water notice

FORT PIERCE — Some customers of Fort Pierce Utilities Authority are under a boil water notice until Friday afternoon.

A water main break on Seaway Drive Wednesday has been repaired, but the Utilities Authority said that water customers should boil all water used for drinking or cooking between 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Customers affected by the boil water notice are in the area bounded by the following: South to Gulfstream Avenue, north to Seaway Drive, west to Indian River Drive and east to South Ocean Drive.

The boil water notice is issued as a precaution, and FPUA will conduct periodic testing during the next 72 hours to ensure water quality.

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Fort Pierce residents urge city to put up ‘peacock crossing signs’

Story by Jana Eschbach/CBS12

FORT PIERCE, (CBS12) — A daily traffic wildlife roadblock is getting dangerous for the birds.

“When they are blocking traffic, they do become stubborn and they will stand right in the middle of the street,“ said Peggy Arraiz, Code Compliance Manager with the City of Fort Pierce, who supervises Animal Control for the city, “They were domesticated at one time. Now they are just a wild bird. They fly free. They roam free.”

Tonight neighbors of the brightly-colored birds are asking for better bird protections after one peacock is hit and killed by a speeding driver.

For those not familiar with the downtown locals, many drivers headed to I-95 are clashing with the birds brought here by the Krane family in 1901.

More than 20 hang in trees and cross when they please on Orange Avenue near the Federal Courthouse in historic downtown Fort Pierce.

Today, when one bird was hit and killed by a car, the others circled his remains on the roadway, refusing to move.

The birds blocked traffic in a ‘bird funeral’ of sorts.

“The bird has the right of way and it can be frustrating because I come down this road myself at 5 o’clock at night and it will be stopped and backed up to US 1 because the birds have decided to just stop in the middle of the road.” Arraiz said, “some people absolutely love them. Some don’t love them. It is against the law to hurt or damage another animal–same as any other animal.”

Relocating the peacocks is also out of the question. They seem to come back. Only once seeking a new home in the City Hall Parking Garage.

“They made a home in the parking garage in city hall and we tried to catch them and it was really humorous because they fly. They will fly right at you and so you are ducking . I mean, it was not working,” Arraiz said.

“If you put up some signs that say peacock crossing, which we have seen other signs in other towns, it may save them and warn drivers to slow down,” said downtown resident Cathy Phywassynklo, “We think it is one of the main attractions in Fort Pierce. They come across our lawn in the morning and create this wild sound. We just love them they are so beautiful.”

Warning downtown drivers may simply be the best option, one that Arraiz plans to propose to City Public Works.

Most likely any new signage would go up at 7th street and Orange Avenue–a prime peacock crossing zone.

State law prohibits any harm or death of any bird in Florida. If you are driving, the law dictates you must yield to wildlife.
Fort Pierce residents urge city to put up ‘peacock crossing signs’

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Lost bull corralled along Interstate 95 in Fort Pierce

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the owner of a 2,000 pound bull found running free near Interstate 95.

The bull ran along a highway fence in northern Fort Pierce.

Drivers called 911 to report the bull running free.  Some drivers said the bull wanted to cross the interstate but a wired fence kept the bull from reaching the highway.

Investigators are now checking with local cattle ranchers to see who owns the bull.

Troopers compared hitting the bull with a car to having a high-speed collision with a wall.Lost bull corralled along Interstate 95 in Fort Pierce

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Fort Pierce man on supervised release charged with robbery with firearm

A Fort Pierce man allegedly robbed six teens at gunpoint Jan. 15 as they walked on a bicycle path in the 1900 block of Southeast Tiffany Avenue in Port St. Lucie.

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Boys soccer: Jupiter turns back Fort Pierce Central in 10-5A final

Fort Pierce Central High School’s boys soccer team will have wait at least one more year for its first district championship.

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