Monthly Archives: August 2011

High school football: Westwood gets ready for tough opening stretch

Photo by Juan Dale Brown, SCRIPPS TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS JUAN DALE BROWN/SCRIPPS TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Fort Pierce Central running back Marcus Levy (14) tries to sidestep Treasure Coast defender Patrick Jean during the Kickoff Classic on Friday night in Port … Continue reading

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Service cuts in St. Lucie County aren’t painful to most residents

Photo by Juan Dale Brown FILE PHOTO Budget cuts since 2007 include some unguarded beaches and less lifeguards at other beaches, including South Beach in Fort Pierce. Photo by Eric Hasert FILE PHOTO Shortened library hours in past years have … Continue reading

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Jury recommends life sentence for Fort Pierce murderer

FORT PIERCE — After deliberating two and a half hours Friday afternoon, a jury recommended that Alwin Tumblin spend the rest of of his life in prison for the May 24, 2004, shooting death of auto repair shop owner Jimmy … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce Central 26, Treasure Coast 7: Cobras off to fast start

Photo by Juan Dale Brown, SCRIPPS TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS juan dale brown/scripps treasure coast newspapers Running back Shadrach Alexander of Treasure Coast (right) tries to elude the tackle of Jerandious Works of Fort Pierce Central during Friday night’s Kickoff Classic … Continue reading

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St. Lucie County felony arrests: Aug. 26, 2011

Kristina Torres, 21, 1800 block of Grand Club Boulevard, Fort Pierce, fraud three counts. Greddie Turner, 61, 1400 block of North 42nd Street, Fort Pierce, grand theft, dealing in stolen property. Priscilla Hill, 28, 1600 block of Grand Club Boulevard, … Continue reading

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Energy-efficient bus station opens in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — Residents can use the new energy-efficient bus station at Avenue D and North Eighth Street in about a month. A couple hundred people, including officials from St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce and Council on Aging of St. … Continue reading

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Atlantic Snook Anglers Stock Up

Irene was forecast to be 150-175 miles due east of Fort Pierce Inlet at 8 p.m. Thursday evening, said Doug Smith at The Fishing Center of St. Lucie, and it was headed toward North Carolina. But after the storm clears … Continue reading

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Brighton didn’t give sexual abuse as reason for shooting parents in 2007

FORT PIERCE — Prosecutors rested their first-degree murder case against 20-year-old Jacob Brighton Thursday after playing several hours of taped conversations Brighton had with investigators just hours after he shot and killed his mother and father in the family’s Fort … Continue reading

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St. Lucie County Community Calendar, Updated Aug. 25

St. Lucie County Community Calendar New listings Buckeye Game Watch Party: Treasure Coast Ohio State Alumni Club. Duffy’s Sports Grill, 790 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie, noon, Sept. 3. 772-879-6237.Ladies Expo: Educate, inspire, celebrate the beauty of … Continue reading

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Parents ‘deserved’ shooting, murder suspect’s lawyer says | The Republic

Category: National Subjects: Newspapers (109) Places: Vero Beach (9) Fort Pierce (9) Stuart (14) Florida (803)   FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Jacob Brighton’s parents “deserved to be shot,” a defense attorney told jurors in an opening statement of a trial … Continue reading

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