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Group considers improving Fort Pierce’s Lincoln Park neighborhood

FORT PIERCE — Organizers of a community-improvement initiative are having a public meeting Wednesday to discuss committing up to $4 million to the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhoods in the next five to seven years.

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Fort Pierce passes ordinance, moves a step closer to setting 2015 tax rate

Fort Pierce City Commission meeting Sept. 15

What they did: Voted unanimously to pass the peddlers, solicitors and canvassers ordinance.

Why they did it: To make vendors legal in the city.

Why it matters: A total of 20 mobile vending permits will be issued, not including motorized vehicles; no food vending within 300 feet of city or county parks, churches and schools; applicants with prior felonies within the last five years or history of forcible felonies could be denied permits; no mobile food vending in South Beach.

The votes: 5-0.

What they said: “We wanted to make it legal; that’s why we introduced this ordinance, although it was two years ago,” Mayor Linda Hudson said.

Peggy Arraiz, code compliance officer for the city: “The 20 vendors will be addressed at the resolution level and it can be amended by the commission later. It was the city and county parks that severely limited … vendors on the beach.”

What else they did: Commissioners voted unanimously to set the 2015 tax rate at 6.5786 percent during the second reading of the proposed tax rate.

Why it matters: The property tax bill for a home with $100,000 taxable value will be $657.86, which is $ 12.55 less than the property tax on the same home in 2014.

The votes: 5-0.

What’s next: A final reading and vote on the proposed 2015 tax rate will take place in a special meeting of the city commission at 5:05 p.m. in the commission chambers at 100 N. U.S. 1 in downtown Fort Pierce.

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Police arrest third armed robbery suspect in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE – FORT PIERCE — A traffic stop Wednesday helped Fort Pierce Police make a final arrest in a month-old armed robbery case.

Police arrested Jeremy Wilson, 20, in the 2500 block of Avenue D in Fort Pierce, during a traffic stop just after 5 p.m. according to police. Officers stopped a white Toyota after Wilson was spotted riding in the passenger seat.

Wilson was the third and final suspect accused of attacking a 34-year-old man and taking his money Aug. 16 in the 1100 block of Avenue D, according to police. Wilson had four warrants out for his arrest in St. Lucie County, police said.

Officers charged Wilson with battery, robbery, criminal mischief and attempted tampering with a witness, police said. He is being held at the St. Lucie County Jail on $60,500 bond.

Two other suspects were arrested earlier this month. Ronald Smith, 23, of Fort Pierce was arrested Tuesday on charges of tampering in a felony case, robbery, battery, criminal mischief, damaged property, firing a weapon into a building and obstruction of justice by tampering in a felony case. He remains in jail with a $356,375 bond.

Shawanda Williams, 25, of Fort Pierce was arrested on Sept. 3 with the same charges as Wilson. She remains in jail on $60,500 bond.

 

 

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Goal-line stand preserves Trinity Prep’s victory

Host Trinity Prep (3-0, 1-0 in 3A-3) survived a first-and-goal from the 1-yard-line with 3:30 to play and beat Fort Pierce John Carroll (2-1, 0-1) 21-15 in a district opener. The Rams had two consecutive penalties that pushed them back before Trinity Prep took over on downs. Saints QB Jared Herron ran for 135 yards and one touchdown and threw for another TD.

Trinity Prep 21, John Carroll 15

FIRST — JC: Safety. SECOND — TP: Cayo 4 pass from Herron (Campbell kick); TP: Thomas 5 run (Campbell kick); JC: Miller 25 pass from Watkins (Thofner kick). THIRD — TP: Herron 24 run (Campbell kick); JC: Watkins 2 run (kick failed)

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Adult arcade slated for Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — The city planning board has unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for an adult arcade in the Sunrise Plaza Shopping Center.

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Osceola trips state-ranked Fort Pierce Central

KISSIMMEE — Laderrien Wilson rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown, and Edtwain Black ran for 119 yards and scored twice, including one receiving, as Osceola (2-1) beat Fort Pierce Central (2-1) 28-14. The Kowboys, fifth in the Super 16, are ranked sixth in the state in Class 7A. Fort Pierce Central is ranked fifth in 8A.

Osceola QB Isaiah Wilson completed his only pass of the night, finding a streaking Black for a 50-yard touchdown to give the Kowboys a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. A 31-yard touchdown run by Laderrien Wilson later in the quarter increased Osceola’s edge to 14 points.

The Kowboys rebounded after a 29-28 overtime loss last week at Lake Mary.

“We had to prove something from that loss,” Wilson said. “We didn’t like it, so we gathered our team in a meeting, and we decided we were going to execute for the rest of the season.”

Fort Pierce Central failed to convert two second-half trips inside Osceola’s 20-yard line into points.

Osceola 28, Fort Pierce Central 14

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FIRST — O: Black 50 pass from I. Wilson (Perez kick), O: L. Wilson 31 run (Perez kick). SECOND — FPC: McInnis 17 pass from Celidonio (Aguilar kick), O: Brown 5 run (Perez kick). FOURTH — FPC: Hodge 2 run (Aguilar kick), O: Black 28 run (Perez kick)

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Fort Pierce Police ID shooting victims

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead and a man seriously injured in Fort Pierce Monday afternoon.

Fort Pierce Police say officers found 51-year-old Elizabeth K. Hernandez shot to death inside a home in the 3400 block of Sunrise Boulevard around 2:30 p.m.

A second person, 30-year-old Aaron William Holmes, was critically wounded in the shooting.

“All the sudden I heard this guy yelling “help, help, help,” said neighbor Doreen Tankersley.

According to Tankersley, the victim ran to her house for help. He was naked and covered in blood. She says he told her two men came into the house.

“But it was a home invasion and they made him strip down and get down on the floor, said Tankersley.”

The man was shot twice.

“I mean one was right here in his lip,” said Tankersley. She said she gave him a towel and had him sit on the grass, and called his mother.

Neighbors say it’s a quiet area. A few years ago some residents started a community watch. They told NewsChannel 5 that they haven’t any problems, until today.

Fort Pierce police say they have information about the suspect, but they are not releasing it to the public.

 

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Football: Celidonio, Fort Pierce Central face tough test at Kissimmee-Osceola …

Jake Celidonio and the rest of Fort Pierce Central High School’s new starters are about to face their first big test of the year.

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9/11 Memorial at Liberty Garden in Fort Pierce

Jayden Maynard, 9, of Fort Pierce, cousin of CeeCee Ross Lyles, a former Fort Pierce police officer who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, hands out roses in Ross Lyles’ memory at Liberty Garden in Fort Pierce, Thursday. People gathered at Liberty Garden for a September 11th Memorial and remembrance of CeeCee Ross Lyles. Ross Lyles was working as a flight attendant aboard United flight 93 when it was hijacked and crashed near Shanksville, Pa., “Nearly 3000 people lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks, a number that would almost certainly have been significantly higher if not for the actions of CeeCee and those aboard flight 93. CeeCee went from not only being a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece and our friend but to being our hero as well,” said acting Fort Pierce Police Chief Frank Amandro. A permanent statue stands in Liberty Garden in honor of CeeCee Ross Lyles.

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