Monthly Archives: August 2012

503 arrested in summer ‘Operation Street Peace’ in Fort Pierce | Photo Gallery

See all27 photosat full size FORT PIERCE — A just-completed law enforcement crackdown made a dent in summertime criminal violence, but Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin says he still wants a breakthrough in community involvement. Baldwin wants more residents — … Continue reading

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Showdown 33: Fort Pierce Central expects ‘best shot’ from rival Westwood

Photo by Eric Hasert Gene Clemons: 1-8 in first season at Westwood Photo by Christopher Arnold Josh Shaffer: 9-2 in first season at Central FORT PIERCE — Many coaches do not pay attention to records when two rivals play, but … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce residents, leaders meet 4 finalists for city manager job

Photo by Grayson Hoffman Robert Bradshaw Photo by Grayson Hoffman Steve Fitzgibbons Photo by Grayson Hoffman Thaddeus Cohen Photo by Grayson Hoffman Nicholas Mimms FORT PIERCE — After meeting the four finalists for city manager, several residents said the interim … Continue reading

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‘Operation Street Peace’ in Fort Pierce nets 503 arrests

FORT PIERCE — A joint law enforcement task force aimed a curbing summer crime in Fort Pierce resulted in 503 arrests, primarily for misdemeanor offenses. But 142 people were charged with felony offenses and investigators seized $15,000 in drugs, $11,000 … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce wildlife center collects for ‘God’s payday’

WHAT TO DONATE Paper Bleach Vinegar Dish soap Baby wipes Cloth towels Cleaning supplies Laundry detergent Tools (gardening, building) Toys and habitat enrichment items Pedialyte (regular flavor) All types animal food (especially canned for dogs, cats) Local merchant gift cards … Continue reading

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Ft. Pierce teen is third gunshot victim in one month

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Fort Pierce 16-year-old male was shot Tuesday night near the Ellis basketball court, making him the city’s third teen gunshot victim in a month. Exactly one month ago on July 29th, 18-year-old Toriell Roberts died … Continue reading

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Discount grocer plans a new Fort Pierce store

FORT PIERCE — A discount grocer is planning a new store just down the street from its existing location. Save-A-Lot is planning a 17,000-square-foot store on two vacant lots, totaling 4.17 acres, at the corner of Delaware Avenue and South … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce Central names Maxon boys basketball coach

Chris Maxon FORT PIERCE – Fort Pierce Central initially was looking for a history teacher to replace former boys basketball coach Brandon Grammer. In Chris Maxon, they were able to find both. “One of the things we set out for … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce teen walking to bus stop said vehicle ‘rode up on the grass and …

Mark Jemison FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce Westwood High School student Mark Jemison winced Wednesday morning as he sat on a couch in his ground-floor apartment. The 14-year-old’s left leg was wrapped in a blue brace. Crutches were at his … Continue reading

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Learn about life of pineapples in St. Lucie County at the Oxbow

FORT PIERCE — Long before it became known for its world-class citrus, the Indian River Lagoon along the Treasure Coast was well known for another fruit – the pineapple. Learn about the life of pineapples in Fort Pierce at the … Continue reading

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