Local News for Vero Beach, Florida

10/19/2020

COVID-19 (FREE) Testing by the Florida Department of Health

NEWS RELEASE Indian River County EOC Emergency Alerts • No appointment necessary.• Drive-thru testing, walk-ups welcome.• First come, first serve basis.• Results in less than 1 hour.• Only your I.D. is required.• Questions? Call (772) 794-7411.• If you have a mask, please wear it and remember social distancing. October 27 (Tuesday)9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.City READ MORE.
10/19/2020

FDOH to offer free COVID-19 testing next week

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Residents will be able to get free COVID-19 testing next week at four locations without having to set up an appointment, officials said. The Florida Department of Health will conduct the testing next Tuesday and Wednesday in Sebastian, Wabasso, Gifford and Fellsmere, health officials said. Health officials will be servicing drive-thru READ MORE.
10/19/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – 9 new cases Mon, no new deaths

11 a.m. update, Oct. 19, 2020 Indian River County added nine new COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,551, while the death toll remained at 122. The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. READ MORE.
10/19/2020

Open Swim

Event date: November 2, 2020 Event Time: 04:30 PM – 07:00 PMLocation: Vero Beach, FL 32961Description:Open Swim participants will need to have a membership or pay the daily fee.All participants of the Masters program are required to have a facility use card to participate in classes. Facility use cards can be purchased at the front READ MORE.
10/19/2020

Underwater Hockey

Event date: November 2, 2020 Event Time: 07:00 PM – 08:00 PMLocation: Vero Beach, FL 32961Description:All participants of the are required to have a facility use card to participate in classes. Facility use cards can be purchased at the front desk. Read the article on covb.org READ MORE.
10/18/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – 22 new cases Sun, no new deaths

11 a.m. update, Oct. 18, 2020 Indian River County added 22 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,542, while the death toll remained at 122. The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. READ MORE.
10/18/2020

Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy to host bike sale

NEWS RELEASE Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is having a Bike Sale on Saturday, October 31 (Halloween) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Affordable, used and repaired bikes will be sold. By completing the online safety course at BikeWalkIRC.org, customers can get a 10% discount on their purchases. Bikes will be sold on the western side READ MORE.
10/18/2020

Early voting begins

Early voting begins tomorrow, October 19. The City Council elections in Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere are non-partisan. In our county, more voters are registered Republicans than Democrats. There was a time not so long ago when the opposite was true, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a large margin. The reason these local elections are non-partisan READ MORE.
10/17/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – 25 new cases Sat, no new deaths

11 a.m. update, Oct. 17, 2020 Indian River County added 25 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,520, while the death toll remained at 122. The long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases can be found here. Health officials also released READ MORE.
10/17/2020

Teen charged in stabbing claimed self-defense

SEBASTIAN – A 17-year-old girl charged in a Wednesday stabbing told police she acted in self-defense after a juvenile attacked her and her brother at a skate park, an incident report shows. The juvenile, a 15-year-old boy, was stabbed three times in the back, Sebastian police said. The boy was taken to a trauma center READ MORE.