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Sommer Brugal

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Stuart, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • TCPalm
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Cashay
  • Indianapolis Star

Recent articles by Sommer:

Body found in vacant Fellsmere lot

Police could not determine the age, race or gender of the person; an autopsy is set for Monday. → Read More

Nearly 140 students, 27 staff COVID-19 positive Sept. 27-Oct. 4; numbers continue decline

More than 3,200 students have tested positive since the first day of school, records show. → Read More

Indian River State College gets grant to boost STEM degrees among Hispanic, low-income students

The award is the largest federally-funded competitive grant IRSC has received, according to the college. → Read More

Nearly 150 students, 18 staff COVID-19 positive Sept. 20-26; numbers continue to decline

Districts reported nearly 200 fewer cases among students Sept. 20-26 compared to the previous week, records show. → Read More

New 'Devious Lick' TikTok trend spurs vandalism, theft at many Treasure Coast schools

The nationwide TikTok trend encourages middle and high school students to vandalize bathrooms and steal items such as soap dispensers and computers. → Read More

Indian River schools have a new mask policy beginning next week. Here's how it will work

The policy goes into effect Monday for elementary and middle schools and Sept. 29 for high schools. → Read More

St. Lucie School Board keeps opt-out masks policy, declining community calls to drop it

Since the first day of school, 1,155 students and 247 staff had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the district. → Read More

Indian River County School Board: Masks to be optional at schools with low COVID cases

The change goes into effect Monday for elementary and middle schools, and Sept. 29 for high schools. → Read More

COVID in Treasure Coast schools: Nearly 700 students, 85 staff test positive Aug. 30-Sept. 5

More than 1,900 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since the first day of school last month. → Read More

Beachland Elementary in Indian River County to reopen Tuesday after COVID-19 shutdown

Treasure Coast Elementary is expected to reopen Sept. 13. → Read More

Treasure Coast Elementary shuts down because of COVID-19, second in Indian River County

The elementary school is the second on the Treasure Coast to close because of COVID-19. → Read More

COVID-19 in Treasure Coast schools: More than 500 students, 100 staff test positive Aug. 23-30

More than 1,100 students have tested positive across the Treasure Coast since the first day of school. → Read More

Beachland Elementary in Indian River closed because of COVID-19, will reopen after Labor Day

It's the first instance on the Treasure Coast closed because of a rising number of coronavirus exposures. → Read More

COVID-19: Indian River County elementary teacher dies from virus, first on the Treasure Coast

Since July, 34 educators across the state have died from the virus, according to the Florida Education Association. → Read More

Indian River teachers, staff now required to wear masks as COVID-19 cases in schools grow

More than 70 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since the first day of school Aug. 10. → Read More

'The right decision': Indian River schools OKs mask mandate for two weeks, defying governor

The new policy goes into effect Monday and will be reevaluated Sept. 14, officials said. → Read More

COVID-19 in Treasure Coast schools: More than 300 students, 110 staff test positive Aug. 16-22

Across the Treasure Coast, more than 500 students have tested positive since the first day of school. → Read More

More than 160 students, staff positive for COVID-19 in 1st week of school; 400 quarantining

Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin county school districts already report COVID-19 cases and quarantines are up from the end of last school year. → Read More

Nerves, excitement, masks, no masks: Here's how Martin County's first day of school went

As COVID-19 surges again, students still have the option to wear a mask. Officials expect mask usage to vary from campus to campus. → Read More

After first day of school, St. Lucie schools reinstate mask requirement with opt-out clause

Students will have to wear masks on campus unless parents or guardians submit an opt-out form. → Read More