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St. Lucie County (Florida)

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Top St. Lucie County (Florida) Articles

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  • Deputies: Man took crack pipe to courthouse

    Have a court date with the judge? Then act respectfully and dress appropriately. And leave your dope at home. As Stanley B. Ramos, 32, passed through security at the Manatee County Courthouse, guards found a crack pipe in plain view in his backpack,...
  • More nuclear power planned for Florida

    Customers of Florida's two largest power companies will have paid $772 million by the end of 2011 to produce more nuclear power - before any concrete has been poured.     The money has been plowed into planning the expansions. Florida Power & Light has...
  • Lost cell phone used in ransom scam, deputies say

    In good times we had good Samaritans; nowadays we have opportunists. Joel E. Ervin, 28, is accused of finding a lost cell phone, then texting the owner saying he had found the phone — and then demanded $300 for its safe return, reports The News-...
  • Report: ‘Extra meat’ at Subway was code for pot

    Undercover investigators for the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said Elizabeth Hunt, 47, would slip a bag of marijuana to customers who asked for extra meat with their subs at a Fort Pierce Subway restaurant, reports TCPalm.com. The investigators...
  • FloriDUH: The devil and James Willie Lee

    Guess the devil made him do it. The Family Dollar store manager wanted the man out of his Fort Pierce store. The manager accused Lee of stealing, using profanity and frightening customers with "bizarre behavior," reports Will Greenlee in his Off the...
  • Cops: Man sold his own ‘fill-ups’ at gas stations

    A Mobil gas station in Fort Piece was unusually busy one April afternoon. However, a worker at the station noticed a computer inside showed no fuel had been dispensed from the pumps for nearly two hours, reports TCPalm.com. After the worker realized...
  • No opposition to FPL's $20m base rate increase

    No opposition to FPL's $20m base rate increase
    Florida Power & Light has proposed adding about 23 cents to a monthly bill for a customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours. That’s on top of a $2.49 monthly increase next year for environmental and other costs. Public Service Commission employees...
  • Cops: Naked man danced in front of woman's home

    FloriDUH's Summer of the Nude Dude continues... Oh, those hot summer nights. A deputy responded to the Fort Pierce home of a woman who told him that when she woke up to her dog barking, she then looked out the door and saw a dancing naked man in the...
  • Florida's Shame Day 4: Florida's new farms?

    It was a great idea until the Florida Legislature ruined it. Read on. Spring 2001: What vision! For once Florida got ahead of its next land grab. Now that developers had pretty much paved the coasts from south to north, legislators realized that the...
  • Acreage family's joy laced with gloom: Will baby boy become cancer victim?

    In late 2007, when Yvette Peart's daughter Rodeania, 9, began having headaches, the mother thought she knew why. "I had migraines myself when I was a girl -- 12 or 13," said Peart, 35. "Or I thought maybe Rodeania had eyestrain." She gave the girl...
  • Defendant Claims He's Too Fat To Kill

    Defendant Claims He's Too Fat To Kill
    A Florida man - accused of killing his son-in-law in New Jersey - is using his wide waistline as a defense in a murder case. Edward Ates is accused of driving to the Garden State from his Fort Pierce home and shooting his 40-year-old son-in-law Paul...