Tiffany Termine

News Reporter

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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.

Summer is officially over and it's time to start thinking about ways to avoid getting the flu.  Director of Health and Wellness at Indian River State College, Dr. Patti Corey-Souza, tells us about some flu prevention tips.

Indian River State College is offering free or discounted flu shots for students, staff and their families on these dates:

Chastain Campus - 9/29/14 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (A Building Lobby)

When we aired a story about children's immunizations, we received a lot of feedback.  We decided to do a follow-up story delving deeper into the topic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Vaccines and Immunizations Information

Vaccine Ingredients

It's almost time for kids to go back to school and that means it's time to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their immunizations. 

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is having a free immunization clinic for students entering the seventh grade this Saturday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Stuart.

  Summer slide means summer learning loss.  Martin County non-profit agencies are joining forces to help children in kindergarten through third grade avoid falling behind over the summer with the Summer Slide Prevention Program.

Participating Agencies:

Children's Services Council of Martin County                        

United Way of Martin County                                                         

Identity theft is a problem everyone should know about.  The Stuart Police Department and SelectShred will host an event called "Prevent Identity Theft Day" this Saturday, August 2nd from10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where free shredding services will be offered.  Stuart Police Department Public Information Officer, Brian Bossio, has tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim.