MCSO Deputies assist in apprehension of fraud suspect eluding law enforcement on Bridge Road

a concerned citizen called to report a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly on SE Bridge Rd. around Becker Tree Farm. 

Martin County Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the vehicle matching the description given by PBGPD, abandoned on Becker property. (Source: MCSO)

A concerned citizen called to report a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly on SE Bridge Road, around Becker Tree Farm. Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found the vehicle matching the description given by Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, abandoned on Becker property. Deputies then found the suspect driver walking on Bridge Road. … Click here to read more

CMS reveals Medicare physician pay data: FL eye doctor received almost $21 million

Dr. Salomon Melgen (Source" Melgen Retina Eye Center)

Modern Healthcare reports on the data that comes from the first-ever publication of Medicare Part B payments to individual physicians and physician practices by the CMS. Topping Medicare’s list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, with offices in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, who received almost $21 million from Medicare. … Click here to read more

Stopping All Aboard Florida may prove as challenging as stopping Lake O discharges


Stuart News opinion columnist Rich Campbell writes: “A polluted river. A noisy, busy rail line. What do they have in common? More than you might think. Treasure Coast residents are awaking to the fact their lives will be disrupted by All Aboard Florida — the high-speed rail service whisking passengers on 32 daily trains (16 each way) between Miami and Orlando … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Governor Rick Scott talks lagoon on Treasure Coast


Sewall’s Point commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch got a call last Friday to join Kevin Powers from the South Florida Water Management District at his Martin County home.She was shocked at who was there.“You kind of just do a double take and go that’s Rick Scott,” said Thurlow-Lippisch … Click here to read more

Hometown News: Lagoon forum on April 16


The future of the Indian River Lagoon could be in the hands of voters this November and local environmental professionals want them to head to the polls educated. That’s why voters are invited to Indian Riverside Park on April 16 to participate in a discussion about local waterways and what they have to do with November’s ballot. … Click here to read more

Ft. Lauderdale men pursued by deputies in land/air manhunt in Palm City

(Source: MCSO)

Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that this Ft. Lauderdale man didn’t get far after he and an accomplice attempted to cash a stolen check at a Palm City bank late this afternoon. A suspicious teller alerted deputies, then the suspects fled on foot prompting a brief manhunt. … Click here to read more

Hess alerts customers of stations on Treasure Coast and South Florida targeted by ‘skimming’


Hess has urged customers of the following Treasure Coast and South Florida stations to carefully review their payment card statements, and issued the following statement: In recent months, there have been attempts to steal credit and debit card numbers at service stations in South Florida using so-called “skimmer” devices … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County plans to canvas Rio, Jensen Beach to prevent another dengue fever outbreak


It’s known as the “breakbone” disease because it feels like your bones are broken. Last year Martin County had a total of 24 cases of dengue fever. Dengue fever is a painful disease carried by mosquitoes. … Click here to read more

CBS12: Jupiter Island resident Dustin Johnson hungry for a Masters win


With Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods sidelined after back surgery, the Masters is wide open this year. While Tiger has been the one to beat in the Masters for the last decade and a half, it could very well be another Jupiter Island resident who everyone will be chasing this weekend. … Click here to read more

FL Current: Senate version of anti-environmental regulation bill declared dead by Senate sponsor

(Source: Florida Current)

Senate Bill 1464, the companion of House Bill 703 by Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, the controversial environmental regulation bill, wasn’t heard in the final meeting of a committee prompting the bill sponsor to declare the measure dead for the 2014 legislative session. … Click here to read more

CDC: New disease spread by common ‘lone star’ ticks, which live throughout Florida

(Source: Palm Beach Post)

The Palm Beach Post reports that a tick species common to Florida may be behind the spread of a newly discovered disease named the Heartland virus … Called the lone star tick for the light brown dot that females carry on their back, the eight-legged bug is spread throughout the eastern United States, including Florida. … Click here to read more