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A simple idea and swift action by two soccer moms is about to help a lot of kids in Puerto Rico.

LR: “I had this idea because both my kids – I have 6-year-old twins (who) play soccer at IRSA”

That’s Vero Beach native Laura Radocaj talking about the Indian River Soccer Association. She and fellow soccer mom Stephanie Dilella are collecting and about to ship an over-abundance of soccer uniforms to Puerto Rico, where hundreds of children who want to play soccer are ready to receive them!

Three-year-old Preslie is in stable condition after being shot in the head early Sunday morning during a road rage incident.  Police are looking for a dark sedan, possibly a BMW in connection with this incident.  There is a five thousand dollar reward.  To pass on a tip, call Port St. Lucie Police Detective Aisha Hardison at 772-871-7324 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).

Jill Roberts talks with Dr. Dina Rose, a sociologist who is author of the book, "It's Not About the Broccoli:  Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Health Eating," about dealing with the sugar rush that comes from Halloween candy.

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The Haunting Season is Here!   Halloween… Día de los Muertos… All Souls Day...  Spirits… the Afterlife…

So, when our own WQCS News Director Jill Roberts recently came across a sign promoting an Indian River Hauntings Ghost Tour… naturally, we had to find out more!

This led straight to Larry Lawson ---

“My name’s Larry Lawson, I am a former police officer. I’ve got 38 ½ almost 39 years. And I still am. I am a reserve out here in the City of Fellsmere.”

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Treasure Coast Happenings

If you've ever wondered if IRSC offers a program or a course that you might like, now is the time for you to find out.  A program showcase will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2018.  It's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Koblegard Student Union Building on the Main Campus in Ft. Pierce.  If you can't make it, or would like more information click HERE.  You can also email info@irsc.edu or call 1-866-792-4772.

Sign up for gymnastics and aerial antics June 16 at Leisure Square in Vero Beach.   Find out more by clicking HERE.

The Annual Waterlily Celebration is June 16, have your pictures in by the 12th.

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From The NPR Newsroom

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The holiday dinner conversations are going to be intense in several high-profile Democratic households in the coming weeks, as potential candidates near final decisions on whether to run for president in 2020.

Even as their staffs and political advisers have already begun scouting out office space, interviewing potential aides, and plotting out strategy for the 2020 presidential election, most haven't completely made up their minds on entering what's expected to be one of the most crowded primary contests in history.

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Researchers expect that three dozen new drugs will come on the market over the next few years with astronomical prices — some likely topping a million dollars per patient.

The drugmaker Novartis has told investors it might be able to charge $4 million to $5 million for one of its potential products, a treatment for a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy.

House Republicans are electing a new set of leaders Wednesday to oversee their transformation from an ideologically diverse majority power to an increasingly conservative minority in the next session of Congress.

Much of the tension in the fight over who will replace retiring House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., deflated after Republicans lost more than 30 seats in the midterm election last week, flipping control to the Democrats in January. Only two of the current GOP leaders are running for top slots in the minority next year and only one of those jobs is contested.

President Trump on Tuesday announced the nomination of retired Army Gen. John Abizaid as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia — a move that would fill a vacancy that's been open since the administration's first days.

Abizaid, known for serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command and overseeing the war in Iraq, is currently the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and works as a private consultant.

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And today a pro-Trump super PAC called Great America Alliance released this ad attacking Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that effective Tuesday morning it will close four vehicle lanes at the Southern border with Mexico at Tijuana to prepare for the migrants working their way north to the United States.

The travelers have said they plan to ask for asylum.

Three northbound lanes will be closed at San Ysidro and another lane at Otay Mesa will also be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment," the agency said in a statement.

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