Tiffany Termine

News Reporter

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If you're traveling on the road for the holidays, you might plan on taking advantage of your vehicle's Bluetooth device to make a phone call or to listen to music.  This may seem like the safer option while driving, but researchers with the AAA Foundation say that's just not true.

More info:

AAA Distracted Driving

Seventeen people died in Martin County in 2014 from a drug overdose.  Those struggling with drug addiction and those who've lost loved ones can attend the 9th Annual NOPE National Candle Light Vigil in Martin County.  It will be held this Thursday, October 29 at 6 p.m. at the Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach.

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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

Email:  events@keepmartinbeautiful.org.

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

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