Monthly Archives: February 2015

Death in Fort Pierce Inlet prompts establishment of safety zone

The U.S. Coast Guard has established a safety zone in the Fort Pierce Inlet after a person died in the water Tuesday, according to a news release. Coast Guard officials responded to the waterway Tuesday for reports of a sinking … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce police searching for man accused of raping woman near park

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Fort Pierce police are looking for a man who they say raped a woman near a park Tuesday evening. Police say the attack happened near Avenue M and 12th Street. The woman … Continue reading

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1 dies after barge sinks; Fort Pierce Inlet closed to boat traffic indefinitely

FORT PIERCE — Bonnie Sue Stephan said it was like watching a real-life “Titanic” in the Fort Pierce Inlet. “It was taking on more water and more water and more water … it went up, I saw a guy jump … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce man killed in Martin County crash

A 24-year-old Fort Pierce man died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Sewall’s Point, authorities said. Michael Ryan Coker was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car shortly before 8:30 a.m. on State A1A and River Road, according … Continue reading

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Two people and a dog rescued from capsized barge in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — Two people and a dog were rescued from a sinking barge by U.S. Coast Guard crews Tuesday near the Fort Pierce Inlet. Coast Guard crews went to the mouth of inlet after 6:30 p.m., said spokesman Petty … Continue reading

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1 dies after barge sinks in Fort Pierce Inlet

FORT PIERCE — One person died after a barge that was being towed sank early Tuesday evening in the Fort Pierce Inlet; another person and a dog were rescued, according to a Coast Guard official. The Fort Pierce Inlet was … Continue reading

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Missing Fort Pierce teen found safe in Orlando

The St. Lucie Sheriff Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in conjunction with Sheriff Ken Mascara has found the missing 15-year-old teen Richard “Ricky” Henson safe in Orlando. The search resumes for a 15-year-old boy who vanished in … Continue reading

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Fired Fort Pierce-Westwood teacher faces charges of statutory rape in Memphis

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Allegations of sexual abuse that happened two years ago at his previous job led authorities in Memphis to take out a warrant for a former Fort Pierce-Westwood High School band teacher, according to records. LeeBrian Walker, … Continue reading

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Coast Guard: Barge goes down in Fort Pierce Inlet

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A barge with two people and a dog inside went down Tuesday night in the Fort Pierce Inlet, according to Coast Guard. One person was missing and was later rescued by the Coast Guard. The patient … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce teen safely home; found in Orlando with Web acquaintance | www …

Richard “Ricky” Henson, the teen who seemingly disappeared into thin air Thursday, was back at his Fort Pierce home Sunday as authorities considered whether to file charges in the case and urged parents to be vigilant about the people their … Continue reading

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