President Obama coming to Palm City

President Barack Obama will visit Palm City. (Source: WPBF)

President Barack Obama is coming to Florida, the White House Office of the Press Secretary reported Friday, according to WPBF. Next Friday evening, the president will travel to Palm City where he will remain through Sunday … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BCC: Look upward for cell towers, staff salaries/benefits

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday will resume consideration of a request to construct a 120-foot-high cell tower in South County over opposition from nearby residents and will also hear a presentation on a consultant’s report suggesting that County staff salaries and benefits be hiked by $895,000.00 to $1.25 million a year. … Click here to read more

Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

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The new target flow for the St. Lucie is 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. Additional runoff from rain in the St. Lucie basin could occasionally result in flows that exceed the target … Click here to read more

CBS Sports: It may be time to consider that Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods might never return to golf

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“After David Feherty’s recent Big Cat comments, it’s starting to look like a legitimate possibility that an eventual return could be in jeopardy. [Feherty is an analyst for the Golf Channel and NBC Sports.] … Click here to read more

PBPost video: ‘It’s heinous beyond description.’ Sheriff describes Tricia Todd’s murder

Martin County deputies searching for the remains of Tricia Todd drive along a canal by a road just south of Bridge Road near I-95. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

“Tricia Todd of Hobe Sound was likely dismembered with a chainsaw, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Friday as the State Attorney’s Office worked to throw out its plea deal with her ex-husband, who confessed to killing the single mother, Air Force veteran and hospice nurse but did not lead authorities to her body … Click here to read more

Daily Mail: Celine Dion reveals husband died after falling out of bed, found on floor by nurse

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“[Jupiter Island homeowner] Celine Dion has revealed her late husband René Angélil died after falling out of bed. The singer, 48 – whose music producer partner passed away at the age of 73 on January 13 following a long battle with throat cancer – explained his body was found by a ‘distraught’ nurse … Click here to read more

Update: Ex-husband killed Hobe Sound woman in front of child

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From The Palm Beach Post: “Steven Williams confessed late Tuesday to killing his ex-wife Tricia Todd — for whom the Martin County Sheriff’s Office searched for nearly a month — but not to where he disposed of her body, Sheriff William Snyder said Wednesday. Their child was ‘around’ when Williams ’caused’ Todd’s death … Click here to read more

Ex-husband charged with second-degree murder of Tricia Todd

Steven Todd (Source: Martin County Sheriff's Office)

From The Palm Beach Post: “Steven Williams is charged with second-degree murder and child neglect in the death of Tricia Todd, his ex-wife and the mother of their daughter, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Wednesday. The Air Force airman confessed to ‘causing the death’ of his ex-wife to detectives Tuesday and was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. in North Carolina. … Click here to read more

Former Digital Domain CEO John Textor wins $8.5M for bankrupting studio

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“[Jupiter Island resident] John Textor, the key executive who presided over the spectacular collapse and bankruptcy of famed vfx house Digital Domain, was sued a couple years back by the state of Florida, which alleged that he and other executives had defrauded Florida taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars,” Cartoon Brew reports. “The results of a settlement in the case were announced today, and John Textor won $8.5 million. … Click here to read more

CALL TO ACTION: Please mark your calendar and respond to Justice4the6

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: ” A social media campaign called Justice4the6 is being launched to address concerns about the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast shelter in Palm City, including HSTC management and staff who fail to provide treatment to injured or ill animals, who do not offer appropriate pain relief, and who euthanize animals in an extremely painful … Click here to read more

Critical BCC ALERT: Tuesday,11AM action on very important changes to the Comp Plan

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From Maggy Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. … Click here to read more