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TCPalmCAST: Grief, football, letters from Brian Mast and more

Week 5 Playbook: Vero Beach expecting stiff test from Pahokee: 'Don’t know that there’s any guidebook' to deal with football player's death: Memorial vigil held for Kamaree Lyons, Sebastian River student who died after basketball game Environmental Learning Center expands mission, wants more people to get involved Body of missing man found at Stuart marina EAA reservoir: Brian...


Sept. 20: Weekend picks, Kamaree Lyons memorial, algae funding and more

Laurie K. Blandford's Weekend Picks: Kamaree Lyons, Sebastian student-athlete who suddenly died, had 'abnormalities of the heart': Algae health crisis: Senate gives CDC $1 million to address illnesses from toxins: Victim's parents sue Sebastian doctor on trial in fatal hit-and-run:


Sept. 19: Florida races get interesting, Brightline plans to expand and more

Political reporter Ali Schmitz updates listeners on the latest moves in Florida's state and national political races including U.S. District 18 and U.S. Senate races and the gubernatorial race. Brian Mast spoke at conference with right-wing speakers accused of hate speech: Brightline to expand to California and Vegas: Vero Beach homes to be evacuated as workers search for remnants of World War II military training: Researchers...


Sept. 18: More evidence blue-green algae is dangerous, heat wave hits this week and more

Necropsy report shows that local dog died from toxic algae and a study finds algae in people's noses. Dog killed by toxic blue-green algae in St. Lucie River, according to necropsy report: Harbor Branch studies health effects of breathing toxic algae in St. Lucie River: Treasure Coast expected to see higher temperatures this week: Arrest made in weekend homicide in Fort Pierce:


Sept. 17: Money for school safety, political campaigns and more

School districts won't get extra $58M for security: DeSantis blasts sugar industry that's indirectly funding his campaign: Sheriff's officials seek stolen Highwaymen paintings: Brightline station meeting in Stuart expected to draw large crowd:


Sept. 14: Friday football and more on today's podcast

Centennial looking for revenge against Melbourne: House OKs bill that includes EAA reservoir to curb Lake O discharges: Local volunteers head to path of Hurricane Florence as animals find refuge here: Port St. Lucie Police Department's K-9 team gets new pup:


Sept. 13: Cornhole, yarn lounge, weekend events and more

Laurie K. Blandford's Weekend Picks: Bones found in July determined to be those of man last seen in 2002: Woman in critical condition, several pets killed after morning fire: Poll says Andrew Gillum leads Ron DeSantis in Florida governor's race: Swells from Hurricane Florence prompt high surf advisory: Sebastian Inlet pier to close due to waves from Hurricane Florence:...


Sept. 12: Stuart talks possible Brightline stop, drone pilots to help cover Florence and more

Could Stuart be changing its tune about wanting a Brightline stop? The city will soon find out. Stuart Brightline station to be considered Monday: 3 killed while driving slowly on Turnpike with flat tire: John's Island wastewater pipeline under Indian River Lagoon rejected: Drone journalists helping USA TODAY NETWORK cover Hurricane Florence:


Sept. 11: Algae could be to blame for dog's death, robber hits two banks and more

A local veterinarian suspects blue-green algae might have made five dogs sick and killed another. Environmental reporter Tyler Treadway explains what symptoms pet owners should look for. Toxic algae in St. Lucie River may have killed 1 dog, sickened 5 others: Toxic algae suspected in acute liver failure that nearly killed two dogs: Family of Susan Teel announces $10M wrongful death lawsuit: Deputies investigating 2 bank...


Sept. 10: Khalil Mack's big contract could help Fort Pierce, burglars target gyms and more

Columnist Anthony Westbury recently talked to NFL star Khalil Mack and his father about plans to revitalize Fort Pierce, a Port St. Lucie man is changed with stealing money from the Cub Scouts and burglars target gym parking lots. NFL superstar Khalil Mack set to bring home big money: Is FWC feeding Lake Okeechobee algae blooms with Roundup? Port St. Lucie man charged with stealing money from Cub Scouts: Police looking for...


Sept. 7: Friday football, Brightline eyes downtown Fort Pierce and more

Sports reporter Jon Santucci breaks down Friday night's PrepZone matchups, local businesses hurt by algae could get some help and parking could get more expensive in Vero Beach. Week 3 Playbook: Another big test for Treasure Coast: Jon Santucci's 60-second dash: Parkland commission looks to Guardians as backup for law enforcement: Brightline looks at station site in downtown Fort Pierce: Small businesses...


Sept. 6: Parties and puppies top Weekend Picks, Port St. Lucie gets a new Wawa and more

Entertainment columnist Laurie K. Blandford tells us What To Do in 772 and Vero Beach gets competing offers for the old Dodgertown golf course. Laurie K. Blandford's Weekend Picks: FHP reports finding driver in hit-and-run that killed Vero Beach runner: Vero Beach calls time-out in deciding future of former Dodgertown golf course: Port St. Lucie Wawa opens Thursday:


Sept. 5: Snag a snook, protect pets from poisonous algae and more

Outdoors writer Ed Killer says dirty water didn't stop anglers from marking the start of snook season. But two near-death cases show blue-green algae can be more toxic to pets than their owners. Open Season: Snook is still king: Mast targets health effects of toxic algae, Lake O discharges in bill: Blue-green algae can be toxic to pets:


Sept. 4: Math mistake almost cost IRC schools millions, Tiki Bar to stay open for now and more

A math miscalculation moved millions of the Indian River County School District's budget, Port St. Lucie studies ways to keep poop out of the river and Florida driver rankings improved...a little. Accounting error at the crux of Indian River County schools budget controversy: Fort Pierce Tiki Bar staying open until spring: Port St. Lucie wants to keep poop out of river: Florida drivers improve ranking, but we're still bad:...


Aug. 31: Week 2 district action, (more) bad news for the Indian River Lagoon and more

Sports reporter Jon Santucci breaks down Friday's football action, a malfunction leads to a sewage spill into the Indian River Lagoon and Natalie's Orchid Island experiences (good) growing pains. Port St. Lucie, Westwood meet in early District 15-5A game: Five area teams try for 2-0 starts: Week 2 scoreboard: Malfunction briefly sends sewage into Indian River Lagoon: Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company...


Aug. 30: Algae is 'highly toxic,' Brightline banks bonds, Labor Day events and more

Columnist Laurie K. Blandford tells us What To Do in 772 this Labor Day weekend. But with algae being reported "highly toxic" and a tropical depression possibly forming, it's a good idea to stay away from the water. Rat rod and Jeep car show, skim boarding top Labor Day weekend events: Highly toxic algae where Lake O waters enter St. Lucie River: Brightline gets approval for $1.15 billion in tax-free bonds: Tropical depression...


Aug. 29: Who won, who lost, what happened in the Florida primary and more

TCPalm reporters and columnists break down what happened in Tuesday's primary election and what's next for Florida. Treasure Coast primary elections results: Indian River County results: St. Lucie County results: Martin County results: DeSantis to face Gillum in governor's race:


Aug. 28: Politicians spout algae 'solutions' before Florida primary election and more

Outdoors columnist Ed Killer explains why our local fishing is still good despite the toxic algae blooms. Rick Scott hates you, and other election year observations: As crisis worsens, government needs to move at the speed of algae: Everything you need to know about Election Day: Jacksonville shooting: 'We all just ran for our lives,' says Treasure Coast High teacher: Blue-green algae blooms gone and...


Aug. 27: TCPalm's drone gives readers a bird’s eye view and only some people can vote Tuesday

Meet the new drone team for TCPalm and FLORIDA TODAY and learn who can and cannot vote in the Florida primary Tuesday. Drone gives different perspective on local storytelling at TCPalm, FLORIDA TODAY: Sexual harassment complaints force resignation of Fort Pierce City Attorney: A powerful new hallucinogen found in Port St. Lucie: Here's why not everyone can vote Tuesday:


Aug. 24: Friday means football (and the games count), don't hide pot in your Bible and more

Sports reporter Jon Santucci talks about our Week 1 matchups, Bathtub Beach is algae free and don't miss Will Greenlee's latest Off The Beat blog post. Jon Santucci's 60-second dash: PrepZone's Week 1 playbook: Algae gone from Bathtub Beach but showing up in St. Lucie River: Acupuncturist arrested on fraud and racketeering charges: Who keeps pot in their Bible? Port St. Lucie police know!...