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STATEWIDE — The Florida and Illinois State Attorneys General have secured a larger share than originally proposed of the $31 million Keurig K-Cup antitrust settlement agreement.

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STATEWIDE — Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert highlighting phantom debt collection schemes.

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STATEWIDE — Florida is in the midst of a home buying frenzy and the Attorney General's office is encouraging Floridians to be on guard against real estate scams.

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TREASURE COAST – Does anyone remember ‘Cheers’? Not the television show so much, because that would mean dating ourselves, but the place where “everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came”?

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MARTIN COUNTY – In late 2018 - early 2019, a group of community organizers and local businesses in Stuart saw a need in their community for culture and development and came together to formulate a plan for the downtown area. The idea was to bring cultural enrichment and to offer residents, e…

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TREASURE COAST― Panic or impulse buying is often an occurrence triggered by an economical or environmental disasters. However, the trends in impulsive purchases often have to do with consumers behavior.

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TREASURE COAST ― The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County, the Indian River Lagoon RiverKeeper, Pelican Island Audubon Society, Alliance of Fishing Guides, St. Lucie Conservation Alliance, Brevard Surfriders, and others have added their organiza…

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MARTIN COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH-Martin) offers some tips to keep residents and visitors safe and healthy this summer.

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STATEWIDE — May was National Elder Law Month, established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys to improve the quality of legal services provided to American seniors.

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STATEWIDE — Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is now accepting E-ZPass®, bringing interoperability to millions of highway drivers on the East Coast of the United States and as far west as Illinois.

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STATEWIDE — The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida (HFGF ) is recruiting volunteers who are needed to help with fund raising opportunities. As the pandemic recedes and communities begin to spring back, the HFGF is planning more in-person fundraising walks again.

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FLORIDA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that $470,000 in grant funding is available to Florida's coastal communities to support beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs.

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STUART — Although the old saying goes that “blondes have more fun,” the upcoming Beer’d Crawl in Stuart makes it seem that guys with facial hair are really the ones having the most fun. The crawl, described by local event organizer Priscilla Speicher, is “a fun pub crawl for guys with beards…

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STATEWIDE — Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris has announced the launch of OUR Florida, an emergency rental assistance program to benefit Floridians who have suffered due to the pandemic’s economic impact on working-class families.

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FLORIDA — Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. The holiday marks the traditional start of the summer season and the focus of celebrations during the 3 day weekend often centers around an out door grill where family and friends gather to barbecue their favorite dishes.

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STATEWIDE ― Twice a year Florida drivers have to deal with a common nuisance associated to the state's rising temperatures.

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TREASURE COAST — Colonial Pipeline, a major gasoline delivery system bringing petroleum products from the gulf coast to the east coast, halted operations on May 7 to contain the effects of a ransomware cyber attack.

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TREASURE COAST:  As June 1, the official start of hurricane season, rapidly approaches, Florida Power & Light Company is urging its customers to make storm preparations.

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FLORIDA — More than 2 million Florida residents are forecast to take a trip during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to AAA Travel. That’s a 62% increase from last year, when fewer than 1.3 million residents traveled, due to the pandemic.

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TREASURE COAST – Have you ever thought that it might be fun to try your hand at painting, but were daunted by the idea of actually taking an art class or having to figure out what supplies you would need to get started? You would not be alone in that thought process. Many folks are just too …

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FLORIDA — Between 2016 and 2019 statewide crash data shows that Florida experienced more than 47,000 work zone-related crashes, including more than 300 fatalities and more than 1,800 severe injuries.

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FLORIDA — The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division has recovered more than $3 million for Florida consumers from the cancellations and scams caused by the pandemic.

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FLORIDA — In recognition of World Password Day on May 6 the Florida Attorney General's Office urged residents to take steps to guard their passwords.

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Steven and Kristin Anderson from Vero Beach, brought their son Atlas along with them to Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa on May 15th. Look what they brought along! Thanks for thinking of the Hometown News Kristin and Steve!

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Rocky & Julie Detomo enjoying some "socially distant" time exploring Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on May 2nd, 2021. Rocky is a 1970 graduate of Satellite Beach High School and he & Julie live in Indialantic.                                                                           …