Jill Roberts

News and Public Affairs

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.

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.

All Aboard Florida has been given the okay to borrow more than a billion dollars to expand the Brightline higher speed rail line.  It’ll come through tax free bonds.  Approval comes from the Florida Development Finance Corp. on a unanimous decision.

Don't panic if your cookout doesn't go as planned on Labor Day.  You can call the Grill Hotline from Longhorn Steakhouse Labor Day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for tips and help.  The number is 1-855 LH GRILL. 

Or you can visit them on line for  tips and recipes click HERE.


Romana Saintil is Miss Ft. Pierce USA.  She will compete in the Miss Florida USA pageant in November.  You can find her on Facebook under Miss Fort Pierce USA 2018.

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network, with offices throughout the state can help businesses who have suffered by the presence of toxic algae.  For more information, or to find the location nearest to you click HERE.

Congress Brian Mast met in Stuart with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District as well as others for a briefing on releases from Lake Okeechobee.

Getting a child ready for college can be hectic, but you may want to add insurance to the list of things you should consider before the start of the semester.