Martin County to reinstate CRA’s

Community Redevelopment Areas in Martin County (Source: martin.fl.us)

From WFLX: “Martin County Commissioners are in favor of bringing back independent Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). They are set to vote to rewrite the ordinance this month. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Tiger Woods prowls toward the top of the leaderboard with a 65

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From Stuff.comNZ: “Golfing great Tiger Woods has roared again, with a stellar second round seeing him climb into the top 10 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods shot a blemish free 65, with seven birdies and missed only three greens in his long awaited comeback from injury … Click here to read more

SWAT Team arrests convicted felon on Indian Street: Suspect selling drugs and machine gun

(Source: MCSO)

From MCSO: “The Martin County Sheriff’s SWAT Team along with Special Investigations Detectives served a search warrant on Marshall’s home located at 3024 SE Indian Street. The arrest stems from a tip about suspected drug activity taking place at the home, specifically involving Marshall. Following an investigation and controlled narcotics buys, detectives successfully executed the warrant early this morning … Click here to read more

Florida man gets 25 years in slaying of grandson of billionaire philanthropist Monster.com founder

(Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: “A central Florida man will serve 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a man whose grandfather founded the employment website Monster.com. Authorities say 18-year-old Dylan McKelvey ws found dead in an Indiantown field … Click here to read more

Funding for All Aboard Florida’s planned route through Treasure Coast in question

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“On November 28, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a final ruling on the lawfulness of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) $1.75 billion Private Activity Bond (PAB) allocation to All Aboard Florida (AAF, a.k.a Brightline), DOT announced that it has withdrawn the $1.75 billion bond allocation to AAF first made in 2014 … Click here to read more

PBPost: Austin Harrouff internet searches: ‘I think I’m going crazy, am I?’

(Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“In the hours and days before authorities say Austin Harrouff fatally stabbed two people to death in their Martin County home and was found biting the face of one of the individuals, the 19-year-old was searching the internet for answers: … Click here to read more

ACTION ALERT NOW: Speak up for the animals

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “ The Martin County Commission will be discussing the Domestic Animal Control Task Force at its meeting on December 13 following a vote last week to suspend all meetings and activities of the Task Force to allow new Commissioner Harold Jenkins to collect information to determine … Click here to read more

New Martin County Commissioners inaugurated at recent meeting

(L) District 5 - Ed Ciampi, District 2 - Ed Fielding, District 4 - Sarah Heard, District 3 - Harold Jenkins, District 1 - Doug Smith.
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The five member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is the legislative governing body of Martin County. The most recently elected board members were sworn in at the inauguration ceremony, November 22. … Click here to read more

Warning: Graphic images of disturbing Martin crime scene photos released by prosecutors

Austin Harrouff being arrested (Photo: Martin County Attorney's Office) (Source: The Mirror)

From The Mirror (UK): “Disturbing new crime scene photos are alleged to show the moments after a ‘cannibal’ teenager murdered a Martin County couple at random before chewing on the face of one of his victims. Images released by state prosecutors capture a bloodbath … Click here to read more

WJXT: Stuart Republican Joe Negron unanimously elected to serve as Florida Senate President

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“Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican unanimously elected to lead the Senate on Tuesday, regaled colleagues with an account of putting Ronald Reagan stickers outside a home owned by the Bush family on Jupiter Island. The story from the 1980 presidential campaign … Click here to read more

Did Florida host the first Thanksgiving?

(Source: The History Channel)

From The History Channel: “More than a half-century before the Pilgrims broke bread with the Wampanoags, Spanish colonists landing in St. Augustine, Florida, feasted with indigenous Timucua tribesmen in what some historians contend was America’s first Thanksgiving … Click here to read more