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Racist photo leads to punishment for Florida students

PALM CITY, Fla. -- A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County School District Superintendent John Millay said in a statement Thursday. He explained that state and federal laws prevent the district from identifying the students or releasing any other specific information about possible punishment. No school personnel were involved, the statement added.
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Search is underway after Vero Beach man's boat washed ashore

VERO BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A search is underway for a missing Vero Beach man who vanished Wednesday after leaving to go fishing on his boat. So far the Coast Guard says it has searched about 1500 square nautical miles for the missing fisherman. The missing man's fiancee is...
VERO BEACH, FL
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Food truck owner critical 6 days after explosion at Vero Beach festival; attorneys probe cause

VERO BEACH — Lawyers for a woman hospitalized with severe burns received after her food truck exploded May 14 in Riverside Park before the Vero Beach Seafood Festival opened, said they've begun their own investigation into the blast's cause and into who was responsible for what they described as a "preventable" accident. Indian River County fire officials said they're waiting on results...
VERO BEACH, FL
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3 Men Arrested in Counterfeit Money Ring in Sebastian, Florida

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office reports three men have been arrested for a multi-state counterfeit money ring. Initially, the Sebastian Police Department received calls from Publix stores in Sebastian about a couple of men attempting to pass counterfeit $100 bills at their stores. The Indian River County Sheriff’s...
SEBASTIAN, FL
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Coast Guard still searching for missing Vero Beach boater

The Coast Guard is still out searching for a missing 68-year-old boater from Vero Beach. Dale Hossfield was last seen leaving out the Fort Pierce inlet Wednesday, but his boat ran ashore hours later in Melbourne Beach without him aboard. Because Hossfield's boat ran ashore with the motors still running,...
VERO BEACH, FL
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Crime Blotter: May 19

Brandon Lee Burkhardt, 33, of the 300 block of 10th Street, Vero Beach; Status: Held without bond; Charge(s): driving under the influence, refuse to submit to testing, carrying concealed weapon, misdemeanor possession of firearm/ammunition/electric devices by convicted felon, boating under the influence. Ronny Camacho Aleman, 30, Hialeah; Status; Posted bond;...
VERO BEACH, FL
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Woman remains in critical condition following food truck explosion

VERO BEACH — Michelle Dietterick remained in critical condition Friday after her food truck exploded last weekend at the Vero Beach Seafood Festival, according to her husband Scott Dietterick. Indian River County Fire Rescue crews said the flash fire that ripped apart the food truck was the result of a propane explosion.
VERO BEACH, FL
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Crews pick up derailed train cars in Jensen Beach; investigation turned to FEC

JENSEN BEACH — After part of a freight train derailed and shook up a Jensen Beach neighborhood Thursday evening, workers were getting the cars back on the tracks in sweltering afternoon heat Friday. Five train cars toppled off the tracks and three derailed but remained standing, Martin County Fire Rescue District Chief Joshua Shell said. ...
JENSEN BEACH, FL
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