Tiffany Termine

News Reporter

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Nobody likes to spend a day at the beach among trash.  Not to mention, it can be harmful to marine and wild life.  That's why people all over the globe come together each year in an effort to clean up beaches and waterways.  

The Keep Martin Beautiful 2015 International Coastal Cleanup will take place Saturday, September 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To pre-register for the event:

Call:  772-781-1222


To combat distracted driving crashes in Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation and GEICO Insurance have teamed up by designating Florida's highway rest areas, service plazas and welcome centers as Safe Phone Zones.

May is National Bike Safety Month, but it's important for both bicyclists and motorists to be cautious while sharing the road year-round, as bicycle fatalities are increasing.

Find out more about bicycle safety here.

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.

With each New Year comes New Year's resolutions.  For those who want to quit smoking cigarettes, the St. Lucie County Health Department and Tobacco Free Florida have tips for you.

Tobacco Prevention Program in Indian River County

Crops for potential biofuel production are being researched at the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce.

A Legacy Letter is a letter intended to pass on stories and values to loved ones and friends. 

Find out more at Legacy Letters.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.  Preventing birth defects can go beyond genetics and bad luck.

March of Dimes - Birth Defects Prevention

Giving a pet as a gift may seem like you're giving the best present ever, but owning a pet is a lot of responsibility.  Many pets given as gifts end up at the local pound or aren't cared for properly when kept.

  St. Lucie County Humane Society

Car seats seem simple, but three out of four car seats are installed improperly nationwide.  That’s why the St. Lucie County Fire District and the Healthy Start program at the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County do free car seat installation checks. 

Make an appointment to have your car seat checked by calling 772-462-3501.

The next car seat check is Tuesday, December 2 at the St. Lucie County Fire Station on Midway Road in Fort Pierce.

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