Dade/Broward burglary suspects captured in Palm City following early morning crime spree

From MCSO: “Vigilant citizens can be credited with the capture of two south Florida burglary suspects, following a busy crime spree and intense manhunt through Palm City early Saturday morning … Click here to read more

State will not pursue death penalty against Harrouff, accused of Martin County murders

WPTV reports that “The State Attorney’s Office will not pursue the death penalty for Austin Harrouff, accused of attacking and killing John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon last August, and seriously injuring their neighbor, Jeff Fisher, who tried to save the couple … Click here to read more

‘Operation Mangrove’: 45 men facing charges for having sex in public places in Martin County

From WPTV: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced the results of a two-month operation targeting people having public sex in areas frequented by families and children. In Operation Mangrove, Sheriff William Snyder says 45 men … Click here to read more

ACTION ALERT: BCC’s chance to fix flawed septic amendment

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Commission has an opportunity on Tuesday to fix serious problems with the septic/sewer amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that was previously transmitted to state reviewers with changes that were not reviewed or approved by the Board. The amendment should not be approved without further discussion … Click here to read more

Vote ‘NO’ on August 29: The must-read Martin County sales tax primer – ‘Don’t be fooled…’

Provided by Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor, this essential, must-read primer on the Martin County Sales Tax Referendum is a real eye-opener: “The proposed sales tax hike is not one cent. DO THE MATH: The proposed hike from 6 cents to 7 cents on the dollar is a 17% increase … Click here to read more

Sun Sentinel: Former Martin Downs Country Club owner under criminal investigation

“The former owner of the Martin Downs Country Club in Palm City, Wellington mega-developer and president of the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, Glenn Straub, is under criminal investigation, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Straub has a litigious reputation with a trail of lawsuits to his name, records show … Click here to read more

Dangerous drilling endangers communities, waters: Treasure Coast Ban Fracking meeting 8.17

From The Treasure Coast Democratic Environmental Caucus: “It’s time to take the fight to ban fracking to the next level. Our Florida legislators have stalled on passing a ban for too long. We need to show our elected officials that our residents support banning this dangerous drilling practice statewide … Click here to read more

FPL gets pushback on request to keep customers on the hook for speculative nuclear reactors

“The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will consider Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) request to find it ‘reasonable’ to pursue licenses for its speculative Turkey Point 6 & 7 nuclear reactors – and recover costs from customers. FPL claims it plans to build the two proposed nuclear reactors, but it will not commit to actually build them … Click here to read more

Unusual theft in PC prompts warnings for citizens to report suspicious vehicles and behaviors

From the Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “Quick action by a UPS delivery worker has alerted the sheriff’s office to another style of thefts surfacing in our area. Yesterday, UPS officials contacted the Martin County Sheriff’s Office after a man flagged down two separate UPS drivers in search of a package scheduled to be delivered to a Palm City home … Click here to read more

PBPost: NEW: Read Tiger Woods’ toxicology report

“Golf legend and Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods had several drugs in his system the night that Jupiter police arrested him, according to a toxicology report obtained Tuesday by The Palm Beach Post. Woods had Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) in his system … Click here to read more

August 19: Dance the night away at Martin County’s oldest and best-loved music festival

The 30th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets returns on Saturday, August 19 for a full day of live musical performances, food, drinks, vendors and more. The event takes place on the streets of Downtown Stuart, including … Click here to read more