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Friday Jul 11 | WPTV Local News

State releases grades for elem., middle schools

The number of elementary and middle schools earning a preliminary "A" grade increased by 195 over last year, according to preliminary data released by the Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Palm Beach County, FL, Okeechobee County, FL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Anti-rail group challenges denial of public subsidies to All Aboard Florida

The newly-formed Citizens Against Rail Expansion is challenging the stance taken by All Aboard Florida and Gov. Rick Scott that no public money is involved in creating the express passenger rail, questioning municipal costs for crossings and millions given to the Orlando International Airport.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL, Palm Beach County, FL

The Miami Herald

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced

Florida first lady Ann Scott, who will attend Thursday's ceremony, said it's an honor to join the state's best teachers to celebrate their commitment to their profession.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Flagler County, FL, Pinellas County, FL, St Johns County, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Switched

Jennifer Crosby Suspected Of Hiding Crack Cocaine In Her Vagina

A Florida woman accused of hiding crack cocaine in her vagina had her plans foiled by the foil allegedly used to wrap the drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017

The planned All Aboard Florida train will not be pulling into Orlando until May or June 2017, likely a half year or more behind the system's startup in South Florida.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

TCPalm

SunUp ARC elects two new board members

This story is contributed by a member of the Treasure Coast community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with TCPalm.com - At the June 30th SunUp ARC Board of Directors meeting, Elizabeth Morgan and Paul Nezi were elected as new Directors.

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Related Topix: Vero Beach, FL

Examiner.com

Career choices through IRC's Adult and Community Education programs

The Indian River County's Adult and Community Education programs offer short-term and inexpensive job training, so that individuals can get job training without the long-term commitment to college programs.

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Related Topix: Vero Beach, FL, Nursing

TCPalm

Vero Beach street maintenance part of budget discussions

Pitches for taking better care of city streets and selling the fallow Dodgertown golf course were advanced Monday morning, when City Council met for its first day of a week of workshops on a proposed 2014-15 budget.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WPTV Local News

Deputy rescues woman after house fire

A woman says a local deputy is her hero. The Indian River County Sheriff's Office says the deputy went inside a house filled to smoke to save the woman.

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Related Topix: Vero Beach, FL

TCPalm

Childcare Resources welcomes new board members

"We are delighted to welcome these new members to our Board of Directors," said Carolyn Veeneman, President of Childcare Resources.

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TCPalm

Local couple off to Japan to serve church's mission

This story is contributed by a member of the Treasure Coast community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with TCPalm.com - Perhaps you have seen them riding their bicycles two by two around town and wearing white shirts and ties.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Vero Beach, FL, World News, Japan

TCPalm

Historic Roseland Women's Club installs Officers

This group was founded in the early 1920s and was instrumental in developing and preserving one of the oldest settlements in Indian River County, and is truly an "Old Florida" community.

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Related Topix: Roseland, FL, Brevard County, FL

WPTV Local News

Bus driver on verge of being fired?

A letter from the Indian River County School superintendent says that she will recommend that bus driver Beatrice Anderson should be terminated effective July 23rd.

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TCPalm

Hospital trustee was 'thoughtful advocate for the average taxpayer' in Indian River County

FILE PHOTO Treasurer Trevor Smith speaks during the Hospital District Board meeting at the County Administration Building in the Commission Chambers in Vero Beach in December.

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Related Topix: Vero Beach, FL

TCPalm

Natural gas pipeline hit during construction work; CR 512 closed west of Fellsmere

Part of County Road 512 is closed west of Fellsmere after construction workers hit a natural gas line at Florida Organic Agricultural.

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Related Topix: Fellsmere, FL

Sun Jul 06, 2014

TCPalm

Scholarship Foundation Awards $536,100 to Class of 2014

Photos provided: Members of the Class of 2014 gather at the Richardson Center before the Scholarship Foundation's 49th Annual Awards Ceremony.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

TCPalm

Heavy thunderstorms forecast for Indian River, Brevard counties until 5:45 p.m. Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory until 5:45 p.m. for Indian River and Brevard counties for strong wind gusts and small hail.

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Related Topix: Weather, Brevard County, FL, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Fellsmere, FL

Fri Jul 04, 2014

TCPalm

Willi Miller: Enjoy fireworks and other weekend activities in Indian River County

Kristen O'Connor is doing double duty on Friday. The 2014 "American Idol" contestant will have roles in two different Fourth of July celebrations in Indian River County.

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The Miami Herald

Funeral set Monday for man strangled by another patient at Aventura Hospital

While the family prepares to say goodbye to Rios, who struggled most of his life with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia, the man accused of strangling him at Aventura Hospital last week sits in Miami-Dade County jail.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Vero Beach, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Jul 03, 2014

NOLA.com

Carjackers can't drive stick; Foiled crack makes for scratchy smuggling: Offbeat crime

A Florida woman learned that the kitchen staple tinfoil is best kept out of private parts.

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Related Topix: Drugs

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