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Fort Pierce is a city in and the county seat of St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. It is also known as the Sunrise City, sister to San Francisco, California, the Sunset City. The population was 41,590 at the 2010 census. As of 2012, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 42,645. It is named after the army installation of Fort Pierce built in the area in 1838 during the Second Seminole war.

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The city of Fort Pierce is ranked as one of the safest communities in Florida, according to the Fort Pierce police department. A newly released report by the National Council for Home Safety and Security has the city ranked in the top 100, coming in at 96. Fort Pierce police shared the news on their social ...
Fort Pierce residents return to newly-renovated apartments after Hurricane Irma flooding. Jason Hackett. 8:05 PM ... Rita and more than a hundred other families were forced out by the city, after flood waters left 144 first floor apartments uninhabitable at Sabal Chase Apartments in Fort Pierce. Since then, the ...

The couple has been recovering at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. She told troopers they were traveling from an RV park they own in Melbourne and were trying to get to a repair shop in Port Charlotte because of interior electrical issues they were having with the vehicle. She couldn't ...
Friends and family gathered in the median of Okeechobee Road Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to mourn the deaths of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed Tuesday, Feb. 6, after their ...
Friends and family gathered in the median of Okeechobee Road Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to mourn the deaths of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed Tuesday, Feb. 6, after their ...
Touropia wrote this about Fort Pierce: "Established in the 1900s as a fishing village, Fort Pierce has managed to retain its captivating antiquity. Sometimes regarded as the "Sunrise City," this tiny town is home to spectacular natural and artificial reefs making it a great spot for diving adventures. Fort Pierce ...

Fort Pierce -- A Fort Pierce man died in a single-vehicle car crash Friday after hitting a pole and a palm tree, according to a statement from Fort Pierce police. Roger Odom, 66 of Tangelo Drive, died after a crash at the 3700 block of Okeechobee Road at about 5:40 p.m., according to the statement.
Denise Fry (center) and her friend Janice Norris, both of Fort Pierce, sample drinks at Groovin' and Tastin', the fourth annual Sunrise City Beer, Wine and Spirits Fest, on top of City Hall's parking garage on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 in downtown Fort Pierce. "I think it's cool," said Fry about the fest adding, "It is ...
Fort Pierce, Fla. - The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and multiple federal agencies held a news conference Friday morning to announce the results of a seven-month drug investigation. Officials said they investigated heroin and fentanyl dealers, which resulted in more than 40 arrests. "The extensive ...
LUCIE COUNTY -- firefighters battled an hours-long blaze at the Tropicana facility on Glades Cutoff Road in Fort Pierce on Friday. The initial call for a commercial structure fire came in about 4:55 a.m. As of 6:15 a.m., the flames had been contained to a dry storage bin containing cattle feed made of orange ...
It's probably -- aside from the port -- the most-studied piece of land in Fort Pierce. For at least a decade, the downtown waterfront site of the former H.D. King electric generating plant that overlooks the Indian River Lagoon has sparked intensive debate among planners, politicians and interested citizens.
Fort Pierce, Fla. - Ace, a pit bull mix puppy, is up and walking at his foster home in Fort Pierce. But just weeks ago, he underwent orthopedic surgery for a broken hip after investigators say his owner punched and kicked him. Franko Edmond, 19, and Ochelo Eglaus, 18, are facing felony animal cruelty ...
"All three of the women who gave these perjured statements are known cronies of Fort Pierce police Chief Hobley-Burney." Reed said it was part of a campaign of harassment. "Chief Hobley-Burney attempted to set me up for Chief Hobley-Burney to either arrest me on false charges or to do me bodily harm ...
A Fort Pierce woman was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm Monday after children were found crying and alone in a hotel room while the woman slept intoxicated in another room, according to a city police arrest affidavit. Sarafina D. Peak, 25, whose address was not released in order to ...
Fort Pierce police investigating incident where man was shot in knee. Will Greenlee ... Fort Pierce -- Fort Pierce police are investigating an incident that left a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the knee, a police spokesman said Monday. Police were called to North 23rd Street and Avenue I ...
A 14-year-old girl burned over 95 percent of her body during a New Year's Eve bonfire near Fort Pierce was set to undergo her latest surgery Monday while doctors expressed concern regarding the growing risk of infection, according to a facebook page run by family members and providing updates on the ...
police originally said Jordan Smith was last seen Sunday at First Step Park at Ave G & 31st St. On Tuesday police said he is home and safe. UPDATE: JANUARY 23 at 12:45 p.m.: Missing boy, 11-year-old Jordan Smith, has been found SAFE and is home. The Fort Pierce Police Department greatly ...

Missing Fort Pierce boy Jordan Smith, 11, found safe. Mary Helen Moore, mary.moore@tcpalm.com Published 5:25 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2018 | Updated 1:28 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2018. CLOSE. There's a reason why Fort Pierce experienced such a drastic drop in crime from 2015 to 2016. LAURIE K. BLANDFORD/TCPALM Wochit.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the Fort Pierce police Chief after the city asked for an external investigation. "She needs to be stopped," says local business owner Rick Reed. He was born and raised in Fort Pierce and is a partial owner of Sweetie's Diner in Fort Pierce. He said Chief ...
Fort Pierce -- Residents of the Sunrise City soon won't have to travel to Port St. Lucie to stock up on Aldi's low prices. The Treasure Coast's fifth Aldi and third St. Lucie County store opens Dec. 14 at 1412 U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. The grand opening begins with an 8:25 a.m. ribbon cutting, which will be ...
There's a reason why Fort Pierce experienced such a drastic drop in crime from 2015 to 2016. LAURIE K. ... 3:40 p.m. UPDATE: Fort Pierce police say Waltravion Minatee has been found safe. Original story below: Fort Pierce -- police are asking for the public's help to find a 10-year-old boy. Waltravion ...
Fort Pierce -- The city forwarded a complaint against police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for investigation, records show. City Attorney James Messer on Tuesday sent Richard Reed's complaint alleging harassment by the police chief and calling for her ...
Fort Pierce -- A dispute involving allegations of a woman "kee-keeing" in a man's face sent one person to jail. Keira Keehsa Ruth (Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY Fort Pierce police). Keira Keesha Ruth, 43, was arrested after the apparent "kee-keeing" calamity, a police report states.
Fort Pierce -- Two men were injured by gunfire shortly before midnight Tuesday at a house in the 2700 block of South 17th Street. They are identified as Fort Pierce residents Justen Zinker, 31, and Derek Sansing, 27, according to Ed Cunningham, spokesman for Fort Pierce police. Sansing was listed in ...
A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 45-foot Response boat-Medium crew arrived on scene, dewatered the vessel and escorted them to ...
Crews from the St. Lucie County Fire District responded to a fire in Fort Pierce this morning that left a home charred. It took an hour to extinguish the fire that left ...
Johnson Controls celebrated the grand opening of its newest Source 1 HVAC Supply Center in Fort Pierce, Florida on October 26. Source 1 is ...
There's a reason why Fort Pierce experienced such a drastic drop in crime from 2015 to 2016. LAURIE K. BLANDFORD/TCPALM Wochit.
St. Lucie County Administrator Howard Tipton talks about the county's plan to buy the the Port of Fort Pierce and its future vision. HANNAH ...
Patrick Shay, a volunteer at Heathcote Botanical gardens, sets up decorative lighting above the reflection garden in preparation for the Garden ...
The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority has been cited by the state for spills ... run by the utility, in near the municipal marina in downtown Fort Pierce.
There's a reason why Fort Pierce experienced such a drastic drop in crime from 2015 to 2016. LAURIE K. BLANDFORD/TCPALM Wochit.
Fort Pierce, Fla. (CBS12) -- A fire destroyed an RV and boat in Fort Pierce. The fire happened at Skylark Drive and South 7th Street.
Florida oranges from St. Lucie, Polk and Highlands counties cycle through the DLF International packing house in Fort Pierce on June 8, 2017.
Fort Pierce, Fla. (CBS12) -- Many businesses in Fort Pierce have fallen victim to a telephone scam involving the Fort Pierce Utilities ...
There's a reason why Fort Pierce experienced such a drastic drop in crime from 2015 to 2016. LAURIE K. BLANDFORD/TCPALM Wochit.
Fort Pierce -- The investigation into a reported disappearance of snorkelers Saturday near the Fort Pierce Inlet has ended, Coast Guard ...
LUCIE COUNTY -- The search for two snorkelers reportedly washed out to sea near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty was called off hours after it ...
Fort Pierce police said a person was shot overnight at South 23rd Street and Georgia Avenue. The shooting occurred sometime around 1:30 ...
St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce want to turn the 290-acre Port of Fort Pierce in to a mega-yacht repair center. KEONA ...
The slowly rising mercury set a second record Monday in Vero Beach, and a similar record in Fort Pierce: lowest high temperature. The high for ...
Here are tips on what to do if you are involved in a traffic crash, according to Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, Port St. Lucie police spokesman. Wochit.
There's a reason why Fort Pierce experienced such a drastic drop in crime from 2015 to 2016. LAURIE K. BLANDFORD/TCPALM Wochit.
Fort Pierce police in June completed outfitting officers, detectives and Sergeants with body worn cameras. WILL GREENLEE / TCPALM Wochit.
Deputies and members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force arrived Wednesday at a home in Fort Pierce to arrest a person on an outstanding ...
St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce want to turn the 290-acre Port of Fort Pierce in to a mega-yacht repair center. KEONA ...
Fort Pierce -- When a bicyclist was sideswiped walking across Edward's Road at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a witness followed the offending ...
Fort Pierce police and St. Lucie County Fire District officials are evacuating people Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, after a chemical release in the ...
Fort Pierce police released this security video after arresting Middleton Henderson, 21, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2017, and charging him with ...
As a community partner with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce has transformed the lives of the Blue family and ...


 

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