The importance of community policing

May 11, 2015

Fort Pierce police officer, Willis Tumblin, talks about the importance of community policing in the area that he patrols.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about our thriving manatee population.  A preliminary count in Florida earlier this year tallied more than 6,000 of the gentle creatures.  That was 1,000 more than the previous high of 5,000 in 2010.  Biologists think warm, sunny weather prompted manatees to rest near the surface where they could be easily spotted.  The record count this year was encouraging given the die-off of more than 800 manatees two years ago in the northern Indian River Lagoon.  Each spring, manatees swim into open waters from warm enclaves, such as streams, canals a

If you own a smart phone, you probably have a variety of apps for different tasks.  The American Red Cross now has a new, free emergency app.

Taming The Lionfish

May 8, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Bob Hickerson from Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari.

The third annual Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari will take place at the Fort Pierce City Marina on Saturday May 16th, and Sunday May 17th.

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An area of disturbed weather has formed near The Bahamas, and it has certainly caught the eye of the National Hurricane Center. Meteorologist Jeff Huffman from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Storm Center is also watching this pre-season potential development closely...

The official start to the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is still 27 days away, but don't tell that to the atmosphere this week. A disturbance is expected to form near The Bahamas by Tuesday on the tail end of this past weekend's cold front.

Making an impact

May 4, 2015

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about Impact 100.  A hundred thousand dollars here, a hundred thousand dollars there make an impact each year on Indian River County’s human services.  Impact 100 consists of about 450 women.  Each contributes $1,000 annually.  Nonprofits apply for grants of $100,000.  Earlier this year, seven finalists made presentations to Impact 100.  Members voted for four in official voting booths.  The winners were:  the Medical Society Foundation, Literacy Services, Senior Resource Association and Visiting Nurse Association.  For example, the Medical

iRock the Walk

May 1, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Paula Hundt from Tykes & Teens, a Martin County non-profit that provides counseling to children including victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Tykes & Teens will be having their 2nd Annual iRock the Walk 4 Mental Health Awareness of Saturday, May 9th at Gazebo Park on E. Ocean Blvd, in Stuart.

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The Community Gathers to Honor Ma'Keila Burkes

May 1, 2015

Ma'Keila Burkes died after being shot in a drive-by shooting.  The community joined her family on Thursday for a candle light vigil calling for an end to violence.

PSL City Manager Has Harsh Words for VGTI

Apr 30, 2015

At a press conference Port St. Lucie City Manager Jeff Bremer accused VGTI of planning to leave Port St. Lucie.