Gifford Middle School Students Explore "Genes in Space!"

20 hours ago
Tania Ortega-Cowan

So… over at Gifford Middle School in Indian River County? There is a powerhouse of young scientists pioneering into the final frontier of…. Space!

“Being a scientist is like being a detective. It’s always trying to figure out something. It doesn’t matter what the field of science is, you’re investigating. You’re trying to find answers for questions.”

That’s Melissa Sleeper, the science instructor at Gifford Middle leading the way.

MS: “I am a Solar System Ambassador for NASA JPL….”

Making Strides on the Treasure Coast

Oct 11, 2018
Tania Ortega-Cowan

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this means a wave of pink tutus and bejeweled brassieres will be rolling through the Treasure Coast for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual fundraising walk.

“It is an awareness walk. It’s a family event. It is not competitive. It is truly a celebration.”

The new body cameras worn by Ft. Pierce Police officers will be automatically activated when a weapon is drawn.  The action will active the cameras worn by all officers who are in the general area of the incident.

Dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and all male role models are encouraged to take children to school Wednesday, Sept. 26.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

You’d never know it, just driving along the highway… But just east of noisy Interstate I-95 near Viera – tucked in that lush, green natural Florida-scape – is a sea turtle hospital

The beaches in Brevard County are the largest nesting areas for sea turtles in the United States, and each year, many are found injured and sick.

They find treatment at the Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center.

Heat indexes on the Treasure Coast have topped the 100 degree mark all week.  Here's some advice on keeping cool and a reminder to always "look before you lock."  For more information on dealing with hot weather click HERE.  To find out more about children and vehicle safety from Kids and Cars click HERE.

Voters in November will decide if St. Lucie County can add a half-cent to the sales tax to be used for roads, sidewalks and water quality.  It would sunset after 10 years.

 Find out more by clicking HERE.

Information meetings will be held Wed. Sept. 26 at the Fenn Center in Ft. Pierce or Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Port St. Lucie Community Center.  Both meetings are from 5-8 p.m..

St. Lucie County residents can be notified by email if paperwork with their name or address is  filed at the Clerk of Courts Office.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Christopher Williams is accused of selling homes that he did not actually own.  If you have had dealings with Williams or his companies; Rocking and Rolling Investments, Ocean View Investment Capital or Faith and Deliverance Church Academy, contact the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office at 772-462-3230.

Senator Bill Nelson discussed concerns about toxic algae with members of the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

The Malawi Rabies Warriors

Sep 10, 2018
Tania Ortega-Cowan

Vaccinating our dogs for rabies is routine here in the States, but in Africa and Asia, some 60,000 people die each year of rabies from dog bites! Nearly half are children under 15.  Dr. John Clark and his wife Rachel of the Community Veterinary Clinic in Vero Beach are on a mission to save human lives by eradicating rabies in dogs, in Malawi, central Africa, where John grew up.

To find out more about the program or to see if you qualify click HERE or you can call 1-888-540-KIDS (5437) .

Suddenly the 2018 Hurricane Season becomes active.

We plan for retirement and the changes it will bring to our lives, our driving retirement is something we should also think about.  AAA has senior driving information, find out more by clicking HERE.

There are several ways you can participate in Hunger Action Month and benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank.  Find out more by clicking HERE.