Hobe Sound chiropractor among those arrested for scamming state’s no-fault insurance system

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater recently announced the arrests of attorneys, chiropractors and clinic employees involved in an organized personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme. The arrests, made in Martin, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, follow a year-long undercover investigation … Click here to read more

WPTV: Customers accuse Stuart shutter business of theft

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At least three dozen customers so far have filed complaints with law enforcement about Gulfstream Aluminum and Shutter in Stuart, that shut its doors earlier this month.The company owner, John O’Brien, just finished a year as chairman of the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce. … Click here to read more

TCPalm: Martin County, Jupiter Island officials sign agreement to manage St. Lucie Inlet

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“Jupiter Island’s beaches will be stocked with sand and Martin County will avoid a lawsuit. The interlocal agreement signed Tuesday is based on a mediation settlement finalized by Martin County’s inlet representative, Ed Fielding, and Jupiter Island Mayor Harry Charlston … Click here to read more

MCTV premieres new program: Agenda Preview Show airs final agenda for BOCC meetings

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Keep updated on business coming before the Martin County Board of County Commissioners by watching MCTV’s new agenda show. The Agenda Preview Show airs Friday – Monday at 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Greg Norman coaches Hollywood actress Jessica Alba in World Celebrity Pro-Am

Norman was pictured just months after suffering injury to his left arm following a chainsaw accident on Jupiter Island. (Source: The Daily Mail)

From The Daily Mail: “Greg Norman coached Hollywood actress Jessica Alba during the final round of the World Celebrity Pro-Am, having recovered from a chainsaw accident at his Jupiter Island home in September. … Click here to read more

Reuters: Florida to monitor health of travelers from Ebola-hit countries

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Florida will require 21-day health monitoring of people returning to the state from Ebola-affected countries in Africa, Governor Rick Scott said, even though the state has no airports authorized to receive travelers from the three nations. Scott signed an executive order mandating twice-daily health evaluations of anyone who has come from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. … Click here to read more

Florida lizards evolve in just 15 years

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A native lizard species from Florida has demonstrated some rapid evolution – in as little as 15 years – due to pressures from an invading lizard species hailing from Cuba, according to a recent study cited in Nature World News. … Click here to read more

Celine’s career on a break as husband fights throat cancer; Jupiter Island home priced at $62.5M

Celine and René’s twins, Nelson and Eddy, celebrated their fourth birthday on October 23. (Source: celinedion.com)

USA Today reports that Celine Dion has been on a break from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas since July 29 to battle a vocal-cord illness and care for her husband, René Angelil, who has throat cancer. The couple is still seeking a buyer for their Jupiter Island estate, which is now priced at $62.5 million. … Click here to read more

United Press International: South Florida officials want to become 51st state

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The newly proposed state of South Florida would feature the Sunshine State’s 24 most southern counties, with a northern border corresponding to the I-4 corridor in Central Florida. … Click here to read more

If Amendment 2 passes, medical marijuana to be distributed through pain clinics in Martin

Martin County’s plan mirrors a strategy approved by Stuart. (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: “It just takes a handful of unscrupulous individuals” to create wide misuse of medical marijuana, Sheriff William Snyder told the Martin County Commission during its most recent meeting. Chief Assistant State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl added “Amendment 2 has no age or parental consent regulations … Click here to read more

From Martin County Commissioners: ‘Citizens, now is the time to weigh in on All Aboard FL’

Sarah Heard, Martin County Commission Chair (Source: martin.fl.us)

Martin County staff is closely examining the Federal Railroad Administration’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) regarding All Aboard Florida’s proposal to provide intercity passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando. … Click here to read more