Vero Beach,

Vero Beach breaks daily rainfall record Wednesday

Vero Beach broke the daily rainfall record this week as the rainy season appears to be settling in. The city received 1.63 inches of rainfall on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. This surpassed the previous rainfall record of 1.31 inches set on the same day in 2017, weather officials said.
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Melbourne Regional opens surgical expansion

MELBOURNE — In early June, Melbourne Regional Medical Center opened the doors to its surgical expansion, which includes four new operating rooms equipped with advanced technology. The $28 million expansion project has been in the works since late 2018. Four more operating rooms are yet to be completed, but two...
Palm Bay,

Palm Bay Deputy Mayor appointed to FLC policy committee

PALM BAY — Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson has been appointed to serve on the Florida League of Cities. It is one of the League’s five Legislative Policy Committees. Legislative Policy Committee chairs, vice chairs, and members were appointed by the League’s incoming President, City of Lakeland Commissioner Phillip Walker.

Florida has three of the 10 Best Cities for Senior Health

The Mesothelioma Center recently put together a list of the 10 Best Cities for Senior Health. Three of those cities are in Florida — Sebastian-Vero Beach, Naples and The Villages. Karen Selby, RN, authored the report and said, “As we age, having access to proper health care is one of...

Former Sebastian Vice Mayor Charles Mauti Sentenced

Charles Mauti, who was removed from public office amid the Sebastian recall, was sentenced Wednesday for his part in an illegal meeting on April 22, 2020. The former Vice Mayor had to pay $1,568 in fines and court costs, and he has to attend and complete Sunshine Law Training within six months.

Cuisinery Food Market in Melbourne Seeks Local Artists to Display Artwork

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Calling All Artists! Cuisinery Food Market is looking for local artists to display their artwork inside their building. Cuisinery Food Market is located at 7640 N. Wickham Road, inside Suite 108, in Melbourne. The artwork would be left on display inside the building for...
Vero Beach,

Sebastian leads the way for rising home values

The housing market is on fire in Sebastian. That’s not surprising, since the entire county is in the midst of an extraordinary increase in home sales and values. But, in one sense, anyway, the low-key, riverside city of 27,000 surpassed all other towns and cities in the county and the county itself last year, with taxable property values up 5 percent year over year, according to an estimate released this month by Property Appraiser Wesley Davis.
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Video Shows Florida Cops Saving 20-Year-Old Woman Who Had ‘Every Intention’ of Jumping Off of a Bridge onto I-95

Fort Pierce Police Department officers are being credited with saving a woman they said had “every intention” of jumping off of a bridge onto I-95. Video, intentionally blurred to obscure the identity of the 20-year-old woman, shows that she appeared determined to take her own life on Tuesday. Just as the “distraught” woman swung her leg over a barrier and appeared intent on jumping, two police officers on scene stopped that from happening.
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Indialantic Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Indialantic: Thursday, June 17: Scattered showers and thunderstorms during the day; while scattered showers and thunderstorms then mostly cloudy overnight; Friday, June 18: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then
Indian River County,

School board member denies spreading race-related conspiracy theories

School Board member Jackie Rosario, whose term expires next year, has denied allegations that she was “spreading conspiracy theories” about race-related curricula and spouting “political propaganda to get re-elected” when she spoke at a recent meeting. The accusations stem from Rosario’s remarks at the School Board’s May 11 meeting, where...

28 North's Executive Chef Honored By United Fresh

MELBOURNE — 28 North’s Executive Chef, Kyle Hash, has been recognized by United Fresh Produce as one of the nine most innovative chefs in the country. He won in the Fine Dining Restaurant category. “As someone who generally gravitates towards proteins, it is gratifying to be recognized for my creative...

Test results conclude Melbourne's drinking water is safe

BREVARD COUNTY — The City of Melbourne Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020 states that none of the minute levels of contaminants found in the city's drinking water violate safe drinking water standards. However the surface water system was “considered to be at high risk due to the many...
Vero Beach,

Police ID man whose body was found near 21st Street

VERO BEACH — Officers identified a man found dead last week near 21st Street as medical examiners listed the incident as a “natural death.”. The man was identified as Peter Durning, 59, who police described as homeless. Construction workers at West Bay Trading Company discovered Durning’s body June 8 inside a portable restroom.