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TREASURE COAST — With manatees on the move due to changing water temperatures, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is urging boaters to slow down, especially in marked manatee zones.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY —  For the Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie’s theatre arts program, it all began back in November 2014 with a simple text message: “We should do a musical.”

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FORT PIERCE - There is not a single area of life that has been left untouched by the Coronavirus pandemic, and the arts have suffered more severely than many areas of the economy. Broadway went dark, concert halls and theatres closed, unsure of when they might open again, if ever.

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FLORIDA – AAA - The Auto Club Group, is urging drivers to focus on the road ahead of them and not on their smartphones in April which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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FLORIDA - As of March 29 water temperatures off Key West were around 81.5 degrees Fahrenheit, about five degrees above normal. That does not bode well for the 2021 hurricane season, according to the meteorologists at AccuWeather.

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FLORIDA - The number of Florida law enforcement officer killed this year has now risen to 11 and more than half of the deaths are the result of violent attacks on police officers. Only 2 two line-of-duty deaths had occurred during the same time period last year.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – After an eight-month renovation project, St. Lucie County’s Parks & Recreation staff recently completed an overhaul of the playground area inside the White City Park off Midway Road in Fort Pierce.

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FLORIDA – A measure to encourage private developers to help restore seagrass in Florida's coastal estuaries has cleared the Florida State House Environment, Agriculture and Flooding Subcommittee.

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FLORIDA - As the latest round of standardized college entrance examinations gets underway, the Attorney General's office is advising parents to beware of emerging standardized test preparation scams.

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FLORIDA – The Attorney General's office has issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians about an increase in phone calls from impostors posing as Florida law enforcement officers.

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FLORIDA – The arrival of spring brings increased energy usage, especially since many of us continue to spend more time at home.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – After an eight-month renovation project, St. Lucie County’s Parks & Recreation staff recently completed an overhaul of the playground area inside the White City Park off Midway Road in Fort Pierce.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie County’s Human Services Division would like to remind residents that social services continue to be provided via phone and online.

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FLORIDA – A bill that would help the Florida tourism industry recover from the ongoing pandemic has been re-introduced in the U.S. House by Florida Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL) and Charlie Crist (D-FL).

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FLORIDA - U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-Florida) and Charlie Crist (D-Florida) reintroduced the American Space Commerce Act, H.R. 1369, in support of American leadership in space.

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FLORIDA - A Consumer Alert has been issued warning Floridians of the possibility that scammers will renew efforts to get a piece of the millions in stimulus money being distributed by the federal government this month.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Scottish novelist John Buchan once said "The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."

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FLORIDA - The State of Florida has joined with 14 other states in a lawsuit against Google for what the complaint claims is the internet search giant's multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – More than $9,921,487 in financial assistance is available to St. Lucie County residents who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rhonda DuBord, who is a member of the Freedom Boat Club of Ft. Pierce, landed this permit game fish on April 6 off the second buoy from the Ft. Pierce Inlet. It measured 31-inches and weighed in at 17 pounds!  "It was heavy to hold!" said Rhonda. Nice catch!

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Laura Nan Robertson of Palm Bay told us she hadn't been fishing for 20 years. Then her son Doug took her out off Cocoa recently and she caught the biggest fish ever. A 20 inch 5 pound Bass. Nice catch Laura!

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Joe Helle caught this Crappie in Port St. Lucie on Presidents Day. It weighed in at 1.5 pounds! He told us he's visiting from St. Louis Missouri where it was -3 degrees! Welcome to Florida Joe! Nice catch!