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April 12: People want answers on hepatitis A outbreak and slimy Florida critters make headlines

Producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab get listeners caught up on the big headlines this week on TCPalm. Palm City man may be 3rd person to die from hepatitis A complications: SLC Sheriff: Deputy did not use excessive force in detaining 11-year-old: 17-foot female python with 73 eggs captured in Big Cypress National Preserve: Toxic, dog-killing toads are invading Florida yards:


April 10: 'People are starved for information' on hepatitis A outbreak in Martin County

TCPalm reporters and columnists are asking a lot of questions about the growing hepatitis A outbreak...but they aren't getting a lot of information from the Florida Department of Health in Martin County. Amid full-blown Hepatitis A outbreak, Health Department needs to step up: Hepatitis A in Martin County to date is equal to past seven years combined: Martin County 'high risk' for hepatitis A; 2 people have died, 13 cases confirmed:...


April 5: Fake bomb threats, Make Lake O Great Again and hurricane predictions — oh my!

Did you miss a big headline this week on TCPalm? Producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab can get you caught up. Police used fake bomb threat to install cameras in Robert Kraft sex spa case: Mar-a-Lago arrest: How security works at Trump club breached by Chinese woman with malware: Trump's MAGA hats inspired Make Lake O Great Again hats, but can they save polluted lake? AccuWeather predicting 2-4 major storms in 2019 Atlantic...


March 29: Teachers packing, Trump speaking and tourists invading Florida amusement parks — oh my!

Producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab talk headlines topping TCPalm this week. Florida bill to arm teachers advances — and maybe that's a good thing: President Trump to visit Lake Okeechobee to tout work on dike repair, EAA reservoir: To Lake Okeechobee from Mar-a-Lago, Trump may see Everglades restoration projects: Worried about crowds at Star Wars Land? So is Disney, and here is what it's doing about it:...


March 27: Algae in fish and algae in the air. So is it safe to go near the water?

Environmental reporter Tyler Treadway explains what the most recent blue-green algae studies mean for residents and why the discharges haven't stopped yet.


March 22: Sharks are closer than you think and viral video leads to 'peaceful protest' (hopefully)

Outdoors writer Ed Killer explains why sharks migrate to Florida this time of year and why a viral video is angering fisherman in Sebastian. Sharks are much closer than you may think: Palm Beach Boat Show offers deals for boat buyers: Fish Joyce’s Dock:


Spa prostitution update and a juvenile killer's sentencing do-over

Veteran legal affairs reporter Melissa E. Holsman gives an update on all the moving pieces of the spa sex trafficking ring in Florida including efforts to keep videos from being released and the first court appearance for one of the spa workers arrested for prostitution. Plus, a judge's final ruling on Victor Brancaccio, a Port St. Lucie man who killed a woman when he was 16. Brancaccio was granted a sentencing do-over for his life prison term, but new court rulings mean he's no longer...


March 8: Scary stats from area hospitals, daylight savings debate and the power of Pub subs

Do you know which Publix subs are the best? Dacia Johnson has you covered. We also share the latest updates from the solicitations busts surrounding NFL owner Robert Kraft and a new investigation into health risks for pregnant mothers. Robert Kraft's lawyer says Patriots owner will not be at arraignment in Florida prostitution case: Kolter Homes President Richard Covell charged with soliciting prostitution: Maternal complications at Martin Medical...


March 6: Should Poochie-poo go shopping with you? TCPalm takes on great dog debate

Columnist Gil Smart and editor Arnie Rosenberg debate whether dogs should be allowed in stores and supermarkets. Food and fur: Why do so many pet owners take Fido to the grocery store? Publix on pups: No animals allowed in shopping carts, including service dogs, chain says:


March 1: Selfies with Khalil Mack, new dining spot and shark pinging party topped TCPalm this week

Producer Dacia Johnson stops by to chat about the big stories TCPalm had this week that weren't connected to the human trafficking bust. Florida human sex trafficking ring: The full story: Visiting deacon at Vero Beach Catholic church arrested in human trafficking sting: Khalil Mack takes photos with Fort Pierce police, patrons at Phatz Chick N Shack: Guanabanas owners opening waterfront restaurant in Stuart with unique view:...


Feb. 27: All eyes on TCPalm as news breaks in prostitution, human trafficking busts

Readers around the country — and the world — have been following our coverage of these human trafficking stories and the connection to NFL owner Robert Kraft. Florida human sex trafficking ring: The full story: Florida human-trafficking cases, prostitution arrests: Lawmakers want mandatory 30-day jail sentences for all 'johns' in sex-trafficking cases: Why would a billionaire go to a...


Feb. 20: Renovation contract will keep New York Mets in St. Lucie County

After a week of talks that eventually turned contentious, the county commission unanimously approved a deal to renovate First Data Field. $57 million renovation to First Data Field approved by St. Lucie commissioners: In St. Lucie ballpark flap: If taxpayers are safe, the Mets could be out:


Feb. 15: Music, murder and the Mets topped TCPalm this week

Readers were quick to click on stories about drama surrounding spring training in Port St. Lucie, a local connection to the murder of two rappers in South Florida and the newest lineup for SunFest. Exclusive: Mets could leave St. Lucie County if talks over stadium renovation break down: YNW Melly, Vero Beach grad arrested in South Florida, charged with Treasure Coast rappers' murder: Grand jury indictment: YNW Melly fired the gun, killing the...


Feb. 13: Year after Parkland shooting, schools up safety while politicians propose differing bills

One year after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Treasure Coast schools are taking steps to protect students while differing bills are being proposed in Tallahassee ahead of the legislative session. Post Parkland shooting: More deputies, more security at Treasure Coast schools: Florida legislators file bills to address school safety, guns after Parkland shooting: Florida Senate proposes school safety changes as Parkland...


Feb. 8: There is still so much to learn about Mike Woodbury and Nation Christian Academy

The investigation into Nation Christian Academy and former CEO Mike Woodbury began last fall. Months later, TCPalm is still turning over new information and waiting on more to come. Nation Christian is alter ego of Michael Woodbury, former Coach Bill Powers' lawsuit says: Nation Christian Academy: YouTube audio of Mike Woodbury's viral tirade: Nation Christian Academy being evicted from Port St. Lucie strip shopping center:


Feb. 6: What has Gov. DeSantis done with his first month in office? A lot

The governor has made changes for the environment, education, infrastructure and the state budget. Were they all good ideas? As Common Core falls and charter schools rise, parents start speaking out on education reform: Millions for textbooks may be on hold after DeSantis announces end to Florida Standards: Gov. DeSantis wants tax cuts, more money for schools and environment: Gov. DeSantis​ announces executive order to...


Feb. 1: Music meets history at Summer Crush and readers take on great restaurant debate

Columnist Laurie K. Blandford explains what cigar box guitars are and where you can listen to them this weekend. Plus producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab look at this week's trending stories on TCPalm. Cigar Box Guitar Festival puts Treasure Coast on the musical map: How to see 6 classic country concerts within 3 months on the Treasure Coast: Police identify Vero Beach woman found dead in car that crashed into canal:


Jan. 30: Cutting herbicides 'small step' in cleaning up Lake Okeechobee

Reporter Tyler Treadway and columnist Gil Smart explain why the FWC's move is good but not enough to fix Florida's water issues. Anglers, environmentalists laud FWC for suspending herbicide spraying, including Roundup: SFWMD board member Rick Barber resigns at Gov. Ron DeSantis' request over sugar land lease: 12 Days of Christmas fulfilled Indian River Lagoon nonprofits' wishes, but more help needed: Temporary Lake O Roundup...


TCPalmCAST: Treasure Coast is goin’ country

Entertainment columnist Laurie K. Blandford is back to break down what country artists are performing on the Treasure Coast this winter. Plus, this is the weekend to eat, drink and be merry with some great festivals. How to see 6 classic country concerts within 3 months on the Treasure Coast: Here's why some county fairs can't afford big concerts anymore: Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Taste of Little Italy, Groovin' & Tastin' top this weekend:...


TCPalmCAST is back (you know you missed us)

After a month-long break, TCPalmCAST is back. Producers Hannah Schwab and Dacia Johnson talk about the changes coming to TCPalmCAST and Dacia's other project, Uncertain Terms. Tell us what you think about TCPalmCAST: Uncertain Terms: Follow Uncertain Terms on Twitter: