Local News for Vero Beach, Florida

03/27/2020

Airport Director Eric Menger to retire

NEWS RELEASE Vero Beach Regional Airport Director, Ericson W. Menger, will be retiring effective June 26, 2020. Menger has been the director of the Vero Beach Airport since 1996. A 58-year resident of Indian River County, he is a 1977 graduate of Vero Beach High School. In 1981, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Most county virus cases are in VB; hospitalized person sent home

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – With the majority of local coronavirus cases being in Vero Beach, health department officials reminded residents across the county to regularly monitor for potential symptoms. “We’re directing them and their close contacts to self-isolate for 14 days,” Florida Department of Health Officer Miranda Hawker said in a Friday news conference. “Everyone READ MORE.
03/27/2020

In Memory: March 26

Consuelo Figueroa, 80, Sebastian Consuelo “Nana” “Monita” Figueroa, 80, passed away at her home in Sebastian on March 19, 2020. She was born in Marsella, Colombia, on Aug. 3, 1939, to Cornelio and Clara CastaƱo. She moved from Colombia to New York in 1981 with her husband and children, and finally settled in Sebastian in READ MORE.
03/27/2020

In Memory: March 27

Deanne J. Hare, 78, Vero Beach Deanne J. Hare, 78, of Vero Beach, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at her home. She was born in Franklin, N.J., and moved to Vero Beach in 1961 from Stuart, Fla. Deanne had been the owner of Tommy’s Transmission. Survivors include her daughters, Tomi Kae Langenhelm (Jim), of READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Crime Blotter: March 25

Felony arrests and booking reports: March 25 Anthony Carlos McCarthy Jr., 27, 4056 46th St., Vero Beach; Arrest Location: 2900 45th St., Vero Beach; Arresting Agency: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office; Status: Held on $20,000 bail; Charge(s): 2 counts Felony Carry concealed firearm, Misdemeanor Carry concealed weapon, and Felony Cocaine possession. Arrest and booking reports READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – No new cases Friday morning

This story will be continuously updated with the latest coronavirus numbers in the county. 11 a.m. update March 27, 2020 The number of coronavirus cases in the county remained at 14, Florida Department of Health officials reported Friday morning. Thursday, a 69-year-old man was the latest person in Indian River County to test positive for READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Crime Blotter: March 26

Felony arrests and booking reports: March 26 David Ray Kelly, 35, 970 20th Ave., Vero Beach; Arrest Location: 3995 18th St., Vero Beach; Arresting Agency: Vero Beach Police Department; Status: Released on $4,000 bond; Charge(s): Felony Controlled substance possession, and Misdemeanor Drug paraphernalia possession. Arrest and booking reports are compiled through information provided by the READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – Cases grow to 14 Thursday

This story will be continuously updated with the latest coronavirus numbers in the county. 6 p.m. update March 26, 2020 The number of coronavirus cases in the county grew to 14, Florida Department of Health officials reported Thursday evening. The latest person in Indian River County to test positive for COVID-19 is a 69-year-old man, READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Think you might have COVID-19?

Those who think they might have the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, can call Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital at 772-226-4846. Hours of operation for appointments and drive-thru testing are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. You will be advised what to do next following the appointment. Those who have chest pains, severe READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Property tax payment deadline extended to April 15

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Property owners are in luck after Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the property tax deadline for a few more weeks, the tax collector’s office said Thursday. The property tax deadline was extended to April 15, officials said. The announcement comes under an order of emergency waiver issued Thursday by the Florida Department READ MORE.
03/26/2020

Teen charged in Wednesday drug-related shooting

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A 14-year-old suspected of firing two rounds inside a car during a drug deal turned robbery, was arrested Wednesday, deputies said. The youth beat another juvenile before pointing a firearm at him and demanding marijuana, reports show. The teenager asked the victim if he “wanted to die today,” deputies said. The READ MORE.