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Treasure Coast - Attorney General Ashley Moody and 10 other state attorneys general are recovering funds from a sham veterans charity based in Palm Harbor. 

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PORT ST. LUCIE - Get ready to feast! The Port St. Lucie Seafood Festival returns to the grounds of the MID-FLORIDA Event Center on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31. 

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TREASURE COAST - A study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has surveyed regions of the country to find what and how people were eating during the pandemic. 

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Treasure Coast - The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is now open to to all participating PPP lenders who want to submit Second, or First Draw loan applications to the Small Business Administration.

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STATEWIDE - Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a Consumer Alert warning residents not to be fooled by bogus websites offering COVID-19 vaccine appointment reservations for a fee.

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PORT ST. LUCIE - According to U-Haul data analyzing migration within the U.S. in 2020, Florida is the number three growth state in the country, after Tennessee and Texas. Florida, which was the number one growth state in 2019 based on U-Haul data, has been among the top four growth states ea…

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STATEWIDE - As the federal government begins delivering additional stimulus payments across the country, Floridians should be wary of the potential for fraud.

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TREASURE COAST - It’s that time of year again when many of us make New Year’s resolutions. After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental, and emotional balance. 

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TREASURE COAST - The COVID-19 pandemic changed the daily routines of millions of Americans, including how human traffickers operate their criminal enterprises—driving even more illicit activity online. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, crisis cases handled by the organizat…

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TREASURE COAST - On Dec. 15, the world’s wealthiest woman announced a donation of $45 million to Indian River State College. The donation is the largest in the 60-year history of the college.

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TREASURE COAST – Lizards are common to Florida’s landscape, but not all lizards are native. University of Florida researchers say that non-native species outnumber native species by three times, and these invasive species are impacting ecosystems and communities.

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STATEWIDE – A new report, Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond, shows Florida’s families are struggling at higher percentages than the national average in food security, housing stability, and affordable healthcare.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – As 2020 begins to draw to a close, good tidings and cheer are perhaps more important than ever this holiday season. Celebrations may look a little different this year, but there will still be plenty of ways to safely enjoy the season’s festivities with friends and loved ones.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The year 2020 has truly been one for the books. Early on in the year, the looming coronavirus pandemic began taking over the headlines, and by 

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Watching birds feed can bring great joy during the pandemic. At Audubon of Martin County, we love feeding the over-wintering and year-round birds and think other regional non-birders might enjoy seeing colorful visitors to their yard, too. 

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TREASURE COAST - The entire Treasure Coast has been issued a West Nile virus advisory by the Florida Department of Health. Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie counties are all currently under a mosquito-borne illness advisory.

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Family and friends look on as Kevin Hunter of Barefoot Bay holds up a Black Drum that he caught at Ponce De Leon Park earlier this month. Big fish! They didn't get a chance to measure or weigh it.

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St. Lucie West resident Suzette Moore-Carter paid a visit to Winston Salem North Carolina on Dec. 30, 2020. Thanks for taking Hometown News along Suzette! 

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The Bulldogs’ DJ Leigh, No. 2, drives for the hoop with the Eagles’ Ryan Rodriguez, No. 32, on his heals.

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77-year-old Ed Ruby of Fort Pierce places first place in his division with a time of 40:35.4

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Carlos Delvalle and  Kyle Anderson cross the finish line with time of 22:48.2.

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John Barbieri, former president of the Kiwanis Club of Ft. Pierce, and one of the race coordinators, Major Chris Cicio of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, hold the event banner.

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Major Chris Cicio of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office cheers his wife Shana on as she rounds the final bend.

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Mia Bouyea, 11, And Nina Olano, 12, face off on the battle beam.

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Nine-year-old Connor Bouyea charges in for a better angle in dodge ball.

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Twelve-year-old Sienna Easterling bounces on the trampoline.

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Nine-year-old Gavin Easterling goes for height on the trampoline.

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Four-year-old Kaleia Tindall races Aaron McMillan on the trampoline.