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


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.

Guidelines and more:

As we age, driving can become more challenging.  Taking a senior driving course may help.

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Driver License Renewals by State

Florida Highway Patrol - Florida GrandDriver

Anonymously report an unsafe driver

Due to a 2010 state law, voters in St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will decide the fate of each county's Children's Services Council as they cast their ballot this November.  The councils provide funding to many local programs for children and families.

Items like automotive fluids, insecticides and oil-based paint are considered household hazardous waste.  The city of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County Solid Waste will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, this Saturday, October 4th from 8 a.m. to noon at the city's Public Works Facility at 450 S.W. Thornhill Drive in Port St. Lucie.