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

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

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

After outraged parents protest, Martin County School Board reinstates last year’s bus stops

From WPTV: “The Martin County School District decided Friday afternoon to reinstate 90 bus stops that were previously removed from routes for the upcoming school year. More than 600 children were impacted, learning their bus stops were being eliminated because their walk to school is no longer considered hazardous. Parents were outraged … Click here to read more

90 bus stops eliminated for Martin County Schools, hundreds of students impacted

From CBS12: “In Martin County, 90 bus stops have been eliminated for the 2017-2018 school year, impacting about 600 students. Those students now forced to walk or find another ride to school. Superintendent Laurie Gaylord … Click here to read more

911 call leads to arrest of reckless driver who injured a bicyclist on Bridge Road

A motorist concerned about the driving pattern of another car worked diligently to try to prevent a serious crash, but the actions of 24-year old Nicolas Barahona-Neira, who was impaired and behind the wheel of the reckless vehicle, were too out of control … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods entered into DUI first-offender program

From The Standard Republic: “Tiger Woods has been entered into a DUI first-offender program, according to Mike Edmondson, executive assistant for the 15th Judicial Circuit. Woods’ attorney, Douglas Duncan, met with court personnel Wednesday to enter the pro golfer and Jupiter Island resident … Click here to read more