MCSO Code Red Alert: Increase in property crimes

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From MCSO: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has seen a notable increase in property crimes happening throughout our county, particularly in vehicle thefts. Numerous auto burglaries have also been reported. In many of these cases, vehicle windows were smashed out, and property was stolen. The MCSO Crime Analyst has noticed an increase in the number of guns stolen out of vehicles … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods’ possible playing schedule will be determined after his back is reassessed

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“Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods announced Friday that due to ongoing back spasms, similar to what he experienced in Dubai, he will be unable to compete in the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic. ‘My doctors have advised me not to play … Click here to read more

ABC: Claims to make a fortune off medical marijuana stocks in Florida

The world wide web has turned into an advertising platform as companies are able to buy space to market their product or products. It's going a step further though, as sponsored ads seem to be using Florida's passage of medical marijuana as a way to make money. (Source: ABC)

“This advertisement popped up on the Yahoo website in hopes of getting you to look into ‘the Green Gold Rush.’ The three sentences point out, ‘If you’ve never invested, now’s the time to start….This is the last legal way for the little guy to grow rich … Click here to read more

Wildfire concerns increase

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“As cooler, drier air and freezing temperatures push through our area, the Florida Forest Service is concerned about an increasing frequency of wildfire starts. Dry season started with the driest November on record followed by one of the warmest Decembers on record.. ‘Most native vegetation in Florida is very sensitive to cooler weather and becomes additional fuel for a wildfire … Click here to read more

Webcam: Visit an owl family realtime in western Martin nestbox

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Barred owls are nesting in western Martin County and you can view on a webcam in their nestbox. Turn up your audio, sometimes you can hear the chicks! … Click here to read more

Sugar farmers balk at selling land for reservoir

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From WPTV: “Sugar farmers who own land in an area targeted by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday they won’t be ‘willing sellers’ to the state … Click here to read more

Martin County encouraging tourism despite some bad press

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“Martin County’s tourism office is working hard to curb negative reactions to negative news and promote the area’s positive attributes,” according to WPTV. “From the algae crisis to a murder that made worldwide headlines, and Stuart’s now-former mayor referring to a police officer as a pig, local tourism officials say they’ve had a lot of bad press to confront … Click here to read more

From MCSO: ‘They know better than to go into Martin County’

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From MCSO: “What do criminals think about Martin County? Check out the transmission of a pilot from a neighboring law enforcement agency flying his helicopter above Martin in a 40-mile pursuit out of Broward … Click here to read more

Are you interested in protecting our waterways?

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Are you interested in protecting our waterways? Are you interested in what you can do to make a difference? Martin County and UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension have partnered to now offer the Water Ambassador … Click here to read more

MCSO Crime Alert: Residents urged to watch for distraction thieves

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“The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is urging citizens to be on the look-out for distraction thieves working their way into our area. Here is what you need to know: … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Tiger heads for Omega Dubai Desert Classic after missed cut at Torrey Pines

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From The National: “The former world No 1 missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open on Friday – his first PGA Tour appearance in 17 months. The American golfer’s next stop? Dubai … Click here to read more