Martin County closely monitoring weather for potential heavy rainfall

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“Martin County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring reports provided by the National Weather Service Melbourne office on Invest 99L, a tropical wave that could bring heavy rains and gusty winds beginning Saturday night into Sunday to Martin County. In addition, citizens should register their cell phone numbers and/or landlines for Martin County’s CodeRED … Click here to read more

Anti-All Aboard Florida group CARE FL releases 2016 Candidate Report Card

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CARE FL (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida), a coalition of South FL/Treasure Coast leaders/residents concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed rail project, has released its 2016 Candidate Report Card highlighting candidates’ views on protecting quality of life and public safety in impacted regions … Click here to read more

Austin Harrouff’s father: Son’s organs malfunctioning in hospital

John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon were found dead after being attacked by Austin Harrouff Monday in Stevens' garage on Southeast Kokomo Lane in Tequesta. The garage door was frequently open at the home. Friends would gather in the fixed up garage, complete with couches and a TV. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“Some of the organs of a 19-year-old man accused in the murders of a Martin County couple last week are malfunctioning, his father Dr. Wade Harrouff, a dentist who lives in southern Martin County, told The Palm Beach Post Tuesday night … Click here to read more

Martin County disagrees with water management district’s issuance of environmental permit for AAF

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Martin County has been notified that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has issued an Environmental Resource Permit for the All Aboard Florida (AAF aka Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project. Martin County is disappointed with this decision, and strongly believes the district should not issue the permit … Click here to read more

Authorities ID woman electrocuted at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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From The PBPost: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 60-year-old woman was electrocuted Saturday night while doing research on bats at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Tequesta resident Laura McLellan, 60, who worked as a professor of biological sciences at Indian River State College … Click here to read more

Board of County Commissioners: Battle of the cell towers continues

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Board of County Commissioners will decide whether to approve an application to construct a cell tower on the Little Club Condominium property on Tuesday, despite objections from a competing cell tower operator who earlier received approval for another cell tower in the same area … Click here to read more

MCSO: Update on double homicide on Kokomo Lane

Suspect Austin Harrouff walking out of Duffy’s restaurant in Jupiter, before the vicious attacks.

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “Our detectives are working around the clock on the tragic events that occurred Monday evening on SE Kokomo Lane. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has requested the assistance of the FBI Lab in Quantico … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar: Community Allies Forum on racism and law enforcement in Martin County

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On Thursday, August 25th, 7PM, Community Allies will present a respectful discussion on how racism and racial bias impact interactions between law enforcement and citizens here in our community. The event will be held at Ground Floor Farm, located at 100 SE Martin Luther King Boulevard in Stuart … Click here to read more

Martin County extends local state of emergency for eighth week

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See the local Declaration of Emergency extended to its eighth week because of the algae crisis in Martin County … Click here to read more

Martin County wins major victory in federal lawsuit against AAF

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“Martin County has won a major victory in its opposition to the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF aka Brightline) high-speed rail project. Late yesterday, in an important and favorable ruling for Martin County, U.S. District Court Judge, the Honorable Christopher Cooper, stated plaintiffs Martin and Indian River counties do have standing to proceed … Click here to read more

Tequesta double murder suspect: Who is Austin Kelly Harrouff?

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From The Tallahassee Democrat: “Here’s what we know about Austin Kelly Harrouff. A 19-year-old Florida State University student and member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Accused of killing Tequesta couple … Click here to read more