Overdoses rise: MCSO Narcotics Detectives, federal agents continue to target local dealers

From MCSO: “The number of overdoses in our area rise as Martin County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives continue their efforts to get dangerous and addictive drugs off of our streets. Since the beginning of the year, local law enforcement has responded to 55-reported overdoses of which 11 have resulted in deaths … Click here to read more

Brightline train involved in sixth death on South Florida tracks

From The Sun-Sentinel: “A man was killed by a Brightline train Sunday, marking at least the sixth death involving the service since it began trial runs last year … Click here to read more

Martin BCC: A million here, a million there – it’s only (taxpayer) money

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Just two weeks after the Martin County Commission declined to consider a referendum asking residents to authorize 30-year bond financing to raise millions of dollars for parks projects, Commissioners will be asked to approve more than $13.9 million in contract expenditures, including wages for temporary employees at Sailfish Splash Waterpark … Click here to read more

Bullsugar.org: ‘Legislative session’s anti-clean-water proposals will affect your life. Here’s how…’

From bullsugar.org: “2018’s Legislative Water Woes – More bills await Governor Scott’s power of the pen, and residents and visitors will feel the impact of his decisions personally. Many have repercussions for the state’s uniquely fragile groundwater, jeopardizing a resource that Florida wouldn’t be the same without. Scott has until April 10 to act … Click here to read more

Tiger built a mini-course in his Jupiter Island backyard to mimic conditions at The Masters

From Maxim: “The Wall Street Journal reports this week that Woods has set up the yard behind his mansion in Jupiter Island with a 3.5 acre mini-course that mimics the conditions at the next tournament in which he’ll play. The holes are maintained by a full-time superintendent who once worked at Augusta National, which means he’s got an even bigger advantage this week than in weeks prior … Click here to read more

2 injured after boats collide in Martin County

From WPTV: “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into why two boats collided on the St. Lucie River around 11:30 Tuesday morning. No names have been released yet of those involved, but two people were hurt, and one man was taken to Martin Memorial South hospital with serious injuries … Click here to read more

Martin County School Board votes to change busing rules, phase out bus stops

From WPTV: “Martin County parents were dealt with some painful deja vu Tuesday, as the school board once again debated cutting bus routes from certain students. The state does not pay for bus routes for students who live within two miles of their school, unless there are hazardous conditions … Click here to read more

Armed and dangerous suspect pursued: Dramatic takedown at 95/High Meadows exit in Palm City

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “A 2 a.m. call about a suspected armed and dangerous carjacker moving through Martin County had a dramatic ending following a pursuit through Martin County over the weekend. … Click here to read more

Governor Scott signs 74 bills into law, includes tax cuts, daylight saving time

In Tallahassee on Friday, March 23, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: … Click here to read more

Update from www.SlappMaggy.com: Judge Roby denies motion for new trial / removal from the case

Update from Maggy Hurchalla at www.SlappMaggy.com:  On March 8, 2018 Carlton Fields filed a motion of Prohibition on my behalf with the 4th District Court of Appeals (DCA). Based on Judge Roby’s obvious bias, it asks that he be removed from the case. On March 23, 2018, Judge Roby denied the Motion that requested either a new trial or to have this judge removed from the case.   … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: How a government agency is trying to stop residents demanding records

From The Palm Beach Post: “…The legal drama is likely escalated by the rancorous history between the water management district, Martin County, Hurchalla and Lake Point, which is co-owned by the deep-pocketed George Lindemann Jr., an heir to a cellphone and cable TV fortune. Lindemann, a former Wellington resident and one-time Olympic equestrian hopeful, remains dogged by a 1996 prison sentence of 33 months for hiring a hit man to electrocute his show horse … Click here to read more