Monthly Archives: April 2015

Peace vigil planned Thursday evening on Avenue D in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — Community anti-violence leaders and relatives of fatally shot 2-year-old Ma’Keila Burkes are having a public candlelight peace vigil for her 7 p.m. Thursday on Avenue D. Ma’Keila’s relatives plan to walk to the hourlong event from where … Continue reading

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Crews in Fort Pierce Inlet lift pieces of barge that sank

FORT PIERCE — Removal of the remains of a sunken barge from the Fort Pierce Inlet will continue into the day Monday and possibly longer, salvage company officials said Sunday. Earlier Sunday, a salvage company spokesman had estimated all parts … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce police seeking donations to increase reward money to solve fatal …

FORT PIERCE — The public can donate reward money to help solve hard-to-solve crimes including the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl on April 20, according to the Fort Pierce Police Department. Currently, the total reward possible for information in … Continue reading

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Ma’Keila Burkes: Fort Pierce girl, 2, dies from shooting injuries

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A community is in mourning after a two-year-old, who was shot in Fort Pierce a week ago, died Sunday at the hospital. Ma’Keila Burkes was at her father’s home when police say bullets struck the residence … Continue reading

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2-year-old girl shot Monday in Fort Pierce identified

UPDATE, 6 p.m., Tuesday: The 2-year-old victim in a shooting in Fort Pierce has been identified as Ma’Keila Burkes by Fort Pierce Police. Her family released a photo of Ma’Keila. Police officials say Ma’Keila’s family hopes this spurs the community … Continue reading

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Aunt’s plea goes unheeded in Fort Pierce child shooting

FORT PIERCE — An emotional plea by an aunt of a 2-year-old girl who died late Sunday after being injured by gunfire a week ago has yet to produce a breakthrough in the case, police said Sunday. Ma’Keila Burkes died … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce Girl, 2, Dies From Shooting Injuries

A 2-year-old Florida girl who was shot in her home last week in a gang-related drive-by has died, according to Fort Pierce Police. NBC affiliate WPTV reports that Ma’Keila Burkes was hit by gunfire last Monday night in one of several … Continue reading

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District flag football preview: Fort Pierce Westwood, Treasure Coast look for …

The Fort Pierce Westwood High School flag football team enjoyed back-to-back perfect regular seasons, and now looks to add a second consecutive district championship to its record books as the postseason begins Tuesday for area teams. Full story available to … Continue reading

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Girl, 2, shot in Fort Pierce dies

A two-year-old girl shot in Fort Pierce died Sunday night, authorities said. “It is with great sadness that we announce — tonight, April 26, 2015, at 9:42 pm — two-year-old Ma’Keila Burkes died from her injuries,” a Fort Piece police … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce neighborhood braces for more violence, as search for shooting …

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A neighborhood sits on edge just a few days after a toddler was shot at her home on Avenue E in Fort Pierce. Police tell us that two-year-old Ma’Kelia Burkes is still listed in critical condition … Continue reading

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