Local News for Vero Beach, Florida


Bolt Aquatics / Open Swim

Event date: October 10, 2020 Event Time: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AMLocation: Vero Beach, FL 32961Description:Open Swim participants will need to have a membership or pay the daily fee.All participants of Bolt Aquatics are required to have a facility use card to participate in classes. Facility use cards can be purchased at the front desk. READ MORE.

Coronavirus in IRC – 24 new cases Fri, no new deaths

11 a.m. update, Sept. 25, 2020 Indian River County added 24 new COVID-19 cases Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health dashboard. This raises the total number of county cases to 3,169, while the death count remained at 115. The new Indian River County cases can be found on the health department’s state linelist. READ MORE.

Gov. DeSantis moves Florida into Phase 3 of reopening

Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday said Florida will move to Phase 3, which allows restaurants and hotels to operate at full capacity. “We are saying in the state of Florida everybody has an opportunity and the right to work,” DeSantis said during a news conference held in St. Petersburg. “Every business has the right to operate.” READ MORE.

Crime Blotter: Sept. 24

Felony arrests and booking reports: Sept. 24 No felony arrests. Arrest and booking reports are compiled through information provided by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Note – those listed above may have been arrested on listed charges at an earlier date and booked into the county jail on this date. The post Crime Blotter: READ MORE.

From Vero News…

Treasure Coast Food Bank receives grant for emergency food, comprehensive hunger-fighting program As businesses closed and workers were furloughed in recent months, Treasure Coast Food Bank met many people seeking help for the first time. The COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed unemployment to roughly 10 percent across the region, has underscored the importance of not just READ MORE.

In Memory: Sept. 25

Charles Lamar Mills, 91, Fellsmere Charles Lamar Mills, 91, of Fellsmere, passed away Sept. 21, 2020, in Vero Beach. Charles was born in Lavern, Ala., July 8, 1929, to Charles and Alma Mills. Charles retired from the Air Force with over 24 years of service. Charles was a life member of the VFW. He enjoyed READ MORE.