Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee in preparation for upcoming dry season.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as it begins a transition toward dry-season operations … Click here to read more

Martin, St. Lucie challenge of SFWMD permit for All Aboard Florida to be heard by Admin Law Judge


On Monday, Administrative Law Judge, Bram E. Canter advised Martin and St. Lucie counties that a hearing regarding the counties’ petition to challenge the issuance of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) environmental resource permit for the All Aboard Florida (AAF a.k.a Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project has been scheduled. … Click here to read more

Astorwood residents told homes are ‘dangerous;’ code enforcement tags entire complex

(Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: “Residents of the Astorwood Apartments in Stuart say they’re forced to live in dangerous conditions. Stuart code enforcement marked every apartment building in the neighborhood with orange ‘danger’ signs … Click here to read more

Piles of Matthew debris waiting for pick up in Martin County, clean up could take 6 weeks

(Source: WPTV)

“Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew, some Martin County residents are still dealing with its effects. The damage is cleaned up, but not cleared out,” according to WPTV … Click here to read more

Austin Harrouff gave interview to Dr. Phil from hospital before arrest

Austin Harrouff is transported by detectives to the Martin County Jail from St. Mary’s Hospital on October 3, 2016. Harrouff, who allegedly fatally stabbed a Martin County couple in their home on August 15th, has officially been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“Before Austin Harrouff was arrested and charged with the fatal stabbings and infamous face-biting of a Martin County couple in their home in August, he gave a bedside interview with the ‘Dr. Phil’ TV show, the Palm Beach Post has learned … Click here to read more

MC Parks & Recreation: Fall activity guide now available

MC Activity Guide

The latest issue of the Martin County Parks & Recreation Activity Guide & Magazine is now available. View it online or pick up your copy … Click here to read more

Carl Hiaasen: Amendment 1 ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

(Source: The Miami Herald)

“Let the scum shine. The solar-power amendment on Florida’s ballot is a slick, oily fraud. Promoted as a way to expand solar energy and protect residents who want it, Amendment 1 would do just the opposite. All you need to know is who’s bankrolling the massive advertising campaign: Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy … Click here to read more

Bloomberg: Fortress said to explore sale of Florida East Coast Railway


“Fortress Investment Group LLC is exploring a sale of Florida East Coast Railway Corp., the coastal freight operator it took private in 2007, according to people familiar with the matter. Asset manager Fortress is working with Barclays Plc and Morgan Stanley to weigh options … Click here to read more

MCSO social media leads authorities straight to serial bank robber after Palm City robbery

(Source: MCSO)

From MCSO: “45-year old Anthony Carpino had less than 12 hours down time before the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and Daytona Beach Police were hot on his trail … Click here to read more

Martin collects 10,000+ cubic yards of Matthew debris in first week; check collection map here


Martin County began collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew on October 13. Approximately 10,000 cubic yards of the projected 60,000 cubic yards countywide was collected in the first week of the project. A map showing debris collection status can be accessed … Click here to read more

Victory: County Commission adopts Domestic Animal Control Task Force recommendations


An update from Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “In a huge victory for animals and taxpayers, the Martin County Commission voted 3-2 today to approve a three-month extension of the County’s animal care services contract with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast so long as the recommendations of the Domestic Animal Control Task Force … Click here to read more