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Man accused of killing ducks
FORT PIERCE -- Not all of the residents of Island House condominiums liked the ducks.

County reconsiders 2 sites in dredging
FORT PIERCE -- After public pressure not to use a 20-acre county park for temporary dredge disposal, two sites west of U.S. 1 are also under consideration.

Student recalls tragedy in essay
NORTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND -- Janessa Piteo has learned what hate can do.

First cases of West Nile this year do not predict spread for rest of season
VERO BEACH -- Two human cases of mosquito-borne disease reported elsewhere in Florida this week do not necessarily mean the Treasure Coast or the rest of the state is on a buildup to an epidemic this summer, says the director of a state research laboratory.

Fort Pierce woman charged with aggravated battery on elderly woman
FORT PIERCE — A 22-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after being accused of striking a 68-year-old woman who tried to stop a fight.

No decisions made on Heathcote, yet
FORT PIERCE -- Nearly one month after its financial struggles became public, Heathcote Botanical Gardens is no closer to eliminating its $4,000 monthly operating budget shortfall.

News briefs

Tigger, Insanity escape house fire
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Insanity, a monster of a cat, and Tigger the Yorkshire terrier made it out unscathed, but the house wasn't so lucky.

Fourth candidate running for mayor
FORT PIERCE -- Local activist and businesswoman Sylvie Kramer on Thursday became the city's fourth mayoral candidate.

Turnpike questions could jeopardize West Virginia funding
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The decision against an interchange and a difference of opinion about whether the West Virginia Drive expansion project will increase traffic on Florida's Turnpike might jeopardize funding the city could receive for the project.

Money earmarked for Treasure Coast water projects
A dozen projects that will benefit both boat owners and landlubbers on the Treasure Coast have been tentatively funded by the Florida Inland Navigational District, FIND executive director Dave Roach said Wednesday.

Charity begins at home (plate)
Catcher Gary Carter will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Here on the Treasure Coast, he's a longtime member of the 'hall of fame for biggest hearts'.

It's a numbers game: Lottery jackpot keeps growing
With a $75 million pot of money on the line Saturday -- which would be the 15-year-old lottery's 10th highest payout -- millions of tickets are expected to be sold in the next three days for a chance to win Florida Lotto.

In brief

Activists want voters to control growth plans
Frustrated by frenetic development, a grass-roots movement is pushing for a statewide constitutional amendment to allow voters -- not elected officials -- to control local growth.

 JULY 25

 Tigger, Insanity escape house fire
 Fourth candidate running for mayor
 Money earmarked for Treasure Coast water projects
 Turnpike questions could jeopardize West Virginia funding
 City employee's complaint rejected
 Charity begins at home (plate)
 Fires leave one family homeless
 It's a numbers game: Lottery jackpot keeps growing
 Activists want voters to control growth plans
 In brief

 JULY 24

 Strelsa Schreiber: School supply program for needy students in 7th season
 Fort Pierce crime up for first half of '03
 St. Lucie County plans 2 more schools
 Footprints lead police to boat burglary suspects
 Fire station could be train club's new home
 Man charged with selling OxyContin, fleeing police
 Branching out
 Death ruled 11th homicide this year
 Business association chief arrested

 JULY 23

 Robbers target hotel, Circle K in Fort Pierce
 PSL man enters plea in stabbing
 Officials: Rentals violate city code
 Lean PSL budget may mean reduction in services, higher taxes
 School board OKs tentative budget, millage
 Tribune news briefs

 JULY 22

 Three charged in cross burning
 City looks at renting out W. Virginia Corridor houses
 Perez sentenced to die
 Budget calls for more workers
 City considers Heathcote's request
 2 accused of selling pot from home
 Airport officials, critics blast FAA proposal
 Perez co-defendant takes plea deal

 JULY 21

 A natural approach
 North Bridge work runs smooth

 JULY 20

 PSL woman sharpens wheel-spinning skills
 Rangers part of plan to perk up city parks
 Second Street spills over with seafood delicacies
 Facilities examine budgets
 Private businesses eye building in Fort Pierce
 Tribune news brief

 JULY 19

 Police: Minivan collides with woman in wheelchair
 Keeping youths on track
 Candidates report contributions
 State may stop costly bus service
 Heavier jets may land at local airports
 Planning council focuses on schools in Tradition talks
 Police say man made 2 mistakes
 Man injured when car shifted into gear

 JULY 18

 FDOT: Bus service losing $500 a day

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