WPTV Local News
Suspect sought in Vero Beach gas station robbery
The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to come forward with information about an armed robbery Saturday night. Just after 10 p.m., A man entered a Vero Beach gas station on 4th Street and pointed a gun at the clerk demanding cash.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
More storms today
SHE'S WONDERFUL! I LOVE POINTING OUT THE THEMING THERE. THANK YOU, CLAIRE! AND WE HAVE A GREAT FORECAST FOR IT.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Jake Owen Recalls Early Nashville Resistance
In country music, having pride in where you're from - especially if it's a small town - is almost a prerequisite to having success. But when Jake Owen made his initial journey to Nashville from his native Vero Beach, Florida, he had a few encounters that made him consider hiding his Sunshine State roots.
County chamber hosts free cybersecurity workshop for members
In medieval times, protecting your business assets could be done by hiring a guard, building strong, tall walls or a moat, but businesses today should take different security steps keep safe and protected. The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is offering a free cybercrime and information technology security seminar on Sept.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Silver alert for 84-yr-old visiting daughter in Norwalk
Police are looking for a missing 84-year-old Florida man who wandered away while visiting his daughter in Norwalk. Police have issued a silver alert for Roy George Blackfield who is originally from Vero Beach, Florida and was up visiting his daughter in Norwalk.
Jake Owen: "More Than a Fish Sandwich and...
"Hello. Jake Owen ? This is Jake Owen." If we had time-machine smart phones, that's a phone call I'd like to hear, especially if he happened to be giving advice to his younger self.
WPTV Local News
Vero Beach pioneering family patriarch dies
He carried on a heritage started by his father Waldo Sexton, who settled in Indian River County about 1914, and was widely known as the eclectic founder of landmarks including the Ocean Grill restaurant and the former McKee Jungle Gardens. In the 1950s he took over the family's real estate holdings and cattle operations and oversaw his Treasure Hammock Ranch on 82nd Avenue.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Nephew of Man Slain on Bike Ride to Finish Trip
The 10-year-old nephew of a Connecticut man who was slain on a bike ride from Maryland to Florida has vowed to finish what his uncle started. Family members say Kevin Adorno was on the second stretch of a bike ride down the East Coast from Maine to Florida and was planning to propose to his girlfriend at the end.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Hartford Courant
Family, Friends Gather In Farmington To Celebrate Kevin Adorno: 'A Man With No Bucket List'
FARMINGTON Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the memory of Kevin Adorno, 28, who was stabbed to death Sept. 1 outside a McDonald's restaurant in Vero Beach, Fla.
Asbury Park Press
Engagement: Melissa Morgan & Diego Villamizar
Melissa & Diego are currently in their last year of medical school. No wedding date has been set.
Florida's District 32 and District 81 representation
The Florida State Senate 32nd District representation covers an area on the Treasure Coast which stretches from Vero Beach to Jupiter, including eastern Indian River County, eastern Martin County, northeastern Palm Beach County, and eastern St. Lucie County. Florida House of Representatives 81st District includes Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and all unincorporated areas west of the Turnpike in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Voucher lawsuit not going away
Yet another scholastic rebellion is brewing in the Sunshine State, a jurisdiction already wracked with strong opposition to the Florida State Standard curriculum and testing. This time around, the battle is about Florida's school voucher program, which was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott back in June.
WINK-TV Fort Myers
As FSBA discusses opt out, Lee County may file lawsuit
VERO BEACH, Fla.- Threats to sue the state over mandated testing in Florida. WINK News was in Vero Beach Friday as school boards from across the state met to discuss ways to opt out of testing in Florida's public schools.
Weekend race remembers fallen heroes
This weekend runners will be hitting the streets near Riverside Park in Vero Beach to honor the fallen first responders and service members that sacrificed all during the September 11, 2001 attacks. For the third year, Vero Beach will host a Tunnel to Towers race and this year's event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Sept.
WZVN-TV Fort Myers
Opt-out debate to be continued at statewide meeting
At least one Lee County School board member is expected to be at the Board of Directors meeting in Vero Beach, Fla. The director of government relations will present a report on the issue of opting out.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
'The phone went dead': Family reveal cyclist was talking to...
BREAKING NEWS: Comedienne Joan Rivers dies at age 81 - just a week after routine throat procedure left her in a coma Obama strikes back: Top ISIS lieutenant killed in US air strike - but what was in the note Kerry handed President at NATO summit before the cameras were ushered out? 'The phone went dead': Family reveal cyclist was talking to girlfriend when he was stabbed to death at McDonald's on 250-mile ride to propose - and she didn't even know until police found engagement ring in his pocket Attorney General cites 'history of mistrust' of Ferguson police as he announces civil rights probe into entire department after shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown Police officer who wrote on Facebook that Ferguson cop 'did society a favor' by killing black teen Michael Brown is put on administrative leave Black mother claims white school guard pulled 'racist' prank on her Down Syndrome son, ... (more)
Kevin Adorno brutally stabbed to death while on way to propose to GF
Kevin Adorno was on a bucket list bike trip from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend when police say a homeless man suddenly stabbed him to death. Kevin Adorno was a graphic designer who set out to bike from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend.
Jake Owen Opens Up on Desire to Be Taken Seriously With Unconventional New Single
"A lot of folks think I'm just the 'Beachin'' guy, I'm the fucking beach bum," says Owen, 33, seated in a booth at Rotier's restaurant, a Nashville burger-and-shake joint dating back to the Forties. Dressed in a stained short-sleeve work shirt and shorts, he certainly looks the epitome of the "right on, dude" Moondoggie.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Man Stabbed To Death Biking To Miami To Propose To Girlfriend
A South Florida woman is mourning the murder of her boyfriend who was killed in an unprovoked attack while biking from Maryland to Miami.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
News Talk Florida
1 Dead After Stabbing At Vero Beach McDonald's
On Monday, Sept 1, at approximately 9:30 PM Officers from the Vero Beach Police Department responded to the McDonald's restaurant located at 1925 US-1 in reference to a 9-1-1 caller who said a customer had been stabbed.