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TREASURE COAST ― From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, a period in which the nation recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to American society and culture.

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TREASURE COAST ― Two University of Florida scientists are the recipients of a $200,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to develop a device that detects and measures the amount of toxins in the air from red tides.

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PORT ST. LUCIE – The Oxbow Eco-Center is excited to partner with Florida Atlantic University’s Environmental Education Department, and Florida Sea Grant to offer The St. Lucie Watershed and Wildlife Virtual Afterschool Program with St. Lucie County’s 21st Century Learning Centers’ (21st CCLC…

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PORT ST. LUCIE – There is a new faith-based preschool at Holy Family in Port St. Lucie, the “Ryan Center for young children Ministry (RCM),” presently accepting applications for enrollment. The Ryan Center has been licensed by the Dept. of Children and Families since August 21, 2020, to oper…

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TREASURE COAST ― A study led by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce has found that stranded dolphins in Florida had significantly higher concentrations of lead, mercury, and selenium, and lower concentrations of iron than stranded…

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― Before he ever decided to attend the fire academy at Miami Dade College, Miami native and St. Lucie firefighter Julian Reams knew he had a passion for art. So did his mother, who by the time he was seven years old had enrolled him in a specialized art program of the Miami-…

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TREASURE COAST – Indian River State College President Dr. Edwin Massey has long been regarded as visionary by his colleagues and by higher education professionals across the nation. His leadership and commitment to IRSC and the people comprising its service district were celebrated in many w…

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TREASURE COAST ― A nonprofit organization is collecting old smartphones to be used by hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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TREASURE COAST – Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals. These viruses have caused disease and fatalities in birds, horses and wildlife. Captive orcas have been reportedly killed by mosquito-borne viruses…

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TREASURE COAST ― No matter where you live in Florida, your grocery store probably features fruits and vegetables bred by University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences scientists.

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TREASURE COAST ― Dr. Diego Maldonado, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Indian River Hospital, wants the community to know that there is one important COVID-19 risk factor that is in their control: weight.

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TREASURE COAST ― West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is usually spread through the bite of an infected mosquito in the summer through the end of mosquito season in the fall.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, local parents are being asked to make difficult decisions about the safety and education of their children. To offer support to parents who have chosen St. Lucie Public School’s MySchool virtual option, St. Lucie County and the Chil…

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Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency hopes to turn four-building complex into cultural/historical hub of Lincoln Park

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FLORIDA ― As Floridians deal with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing anyone needs is to also deal with a scam. But data from the Federal Trade Commission reveals that Florida has had the second most coronavirus-related fraud complaints in the nation, trailing only California.

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A student at the Marine Oceonographic Academy at Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 16-year-old Baton Twirler Melyna Vaudrin twirls her lit up batons at half time.

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St. Lucie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Garry Wilson and Captain Mike Sheelar head out onto the course.

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Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky, St lucie County Fire Chief Nate Spera and Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro lay wreathes at the Midflorida Credit Union Event Center.

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St. Lucie Fire District’s  John Wozar,  St. Lucie Sheriff’s Deputies Emmanuel Etienne and Shirley Lindstadt and  Lt. Jason Kershanick at the opening ceremonies for Clover Park.

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Martin County Fire Rescue Para Medic Conner Pecci and Training Captain Rob Udzinski lead the walk.