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Friday Aug 29 | Hometown News

Chief deputy retires after 34 years

The current longest-serving member of the Indian River County Sheriff's Office is leaving his post for a well-deserved retirement.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Florida education groups sue voucher program

The state's biggest teachers union and its school board association filed a lawsuit aimed at ending one of the nation's largest private school voucher programs on Thursday - two days after that legal threat helped sink Volusia County School Board member Diane Smith's re-election bid.

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Related Topix: Florida, Education, School Vouchers, Volusia County, FL, Leon County, FL, Deltona, FL

WPTV Local News

U.S. suicide bomber tried to recruit locals

As federal authorities work to understand how a former Treasure Coast resident came to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Syria earlier this year, U.S. officials revealed he returned to the area not long before the attack to try to recruit some of his friends to the cause.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner.com

More than 80 cats and dogs removed from St.Lucie County dog rescue

More than 80 dogs and cats were surrendered by the owner of All Pets Rescue. The animals were living in substandard conditions in small cages and unbearable heat.

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Related Topix: St Lucie County, FL, Sebastian, FL, Okeechobee, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WPTV Local News

Sheriff: Man used facebook account to meet teens

Indian River County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 25-year-old man on charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a 13 and 15-year-old after deputies say he set up a fake Facebook account to meet teen girls.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

WPTV Local News

Deadly crash at Indian River/St. Lucie Co. line

One person was killed and two others were injured in a crash that has traffic blocked at the St. Lucie County/Indian River County line Thursday afternoon, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.

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Related Topix: St Lucie County, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WPTV Local News

Dozens of animals seized from All Pet Rescue

A pet rescue facility is now empty. The SPCA of Indian River County says the owner was overwhelmed with animals and couldn't take care of them.

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Related Topix: St Lucie County, FL, Fort Pierce, FL, Pop/Rock, Halo

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WPTV Local News

School supplies distributed in Sebastian, Vero

A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vero Beach, FL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

News 4 Jax

Teen football player s death

VIDEO: The Clay County Sheriff's Office say 14-year-old William Shogran Jr. died Wednesday after working out with his football team at Camp Blanding.

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Albany Times Union

Former North Greenbush political boss faces trial on prostitution...

F. James Germano, the 83-yaer-old former chairman of the North Greenbush Democratic Party, was arrested in Vero Beach, Fla., on Nov. 2 for allegedly asking for sex from a 12-year-old boy, according to Vero Beach police.

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Related Topix: Vero Beach, FL

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WPBF

Commissioner takes on All Aboard Florida in debate

The Vero Beach Country Club was packed as both sides answered questions and talked about issues of the high-speed rail project, anticipated to cost several billion dollars.

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News 4 Jax

High school player dies at Camp Blanding

The Clay County Sheriff's Office said a 14-year-old football player from a central Florida high school died Wednesday after working out with his team at Camp Blanding.

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Related Topix: Clay County, FL, Middleburg, FL, Starke, FL

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WPTV Local News

Deputy rescues boaters in distress

Four people who were in a boat fifteen miles off of Indian River County this weekend made it back safely to dry land with the help of a sheriff's deputy.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

UPI

Tractor story: Man charged with DUI after driving tractor with genitals exposed

A Florida man was hit with a charge of driving under the influence after he allegedly was driving a tractor around Vero Beach and "dancing" in the seat.

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Related Topix: Vero Beach, FL

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WPTV Local News

St. Lucie Co. officials combat chikungunya

ST. LUCIE CO., Fla. - With one confirmed case of chikungunya in St. Lucie County, the health department went door to door in the neighborhood to educate residents.

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Related Topix: St. Lucie, FL, St Lucie County, FL

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