Alert from Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Stream Senate Committee, March 14, 2PM

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From CARE FL (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida): “As many of you have been following the high-speed rail issue in the Treasure Coast region, we wanted to take this opportunity to make sure you were aware that Senator Debbie Mayfield’s bill addressing high-speed rail safety and costs will be up in committee tomorrow … Click here to read more

Former Mets executive is new CEO of Brightline

Michael Reininger and Dave Howard discuss Brightline in front of a scale model of Downtown Miami. (Source: Brightline)

“The company announced today that Dave Howard, a veteran executive from the sports and entertainment industry, has joined Brightline’s leadership team as Chief Executive Officer … Click here to read more

Daylight Savings Time: Spring forward this Sunday 2AM

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It’s that time of year again. Lose an hour of sleep as clocks officially spring forward at 2AM Sunday. … Click here to read more

Hobe Sound daycare center under investigation by Department of Children and Familes [DCF]

(Source: WPTV)

“A daycare center in Hobe Sound is under investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families after reports of a teacher falling asleep, leaving children unsupervised,” according to WPTV. “The director of the Dunbar Center, Paul Kelly, did not want to go on camera but confirmed the incident … Click here to read more

False alarm: March 10 ‘Emergency?’

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “An ‘emergency meeting’ of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 10, for the purpose of voting on a resolution supporting proposals to incorporate Hobe Sound and Indiantown. It is not clear how a resolution supporting incorporation of Hobe Sound and Indiantown meets the definition of an ‘emergency’ … Click here to read more

MCSO K9 Unit and Narcotics Detectives stop bad guys traveling through Martin

(Source: MCSO)

“If you’ve noticed an increased presence of sheriff’s office personnel on Martin County’s highways recently, you’re seeing a targeted operation to identify criminals traveling through our backyard. A recent traffic stop yielded 1.6 kilograms of cocaine … Click here to read more

WPTV: Two Palm City homes burglarized, detectives urging residents to be alert

(Source: WPTV)

“Detectives say someone broke into a home in the Murano neighborhood and a home in The Monarch Country Club during broad daylight while the homeowners were not home. In Monarch, the homeowners said nearly $30,000 worth of jewelry was stolen … Click here to read more

As the legislative session begins, here are top bills to watch in Tallahassee

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As the 2017 Florida Legislature session begins, click the Bill No. link to access specific bill status, committees to hear the bill, staff analysis on the bill and more … Click here to read more

LPA votes to reject CPA 17-07

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Local Planning Agency voted 3-1 in a jam-packed chamber Thursday evening to deny approval for CPA 17-07 that would allow the destruction of small urban wetlands. LPA Chair Jim Moir and members Don Foley and Cindy Hall voted to approve the staff recommendation to deny the Comprehensive Plan Amendment … Click here to read more

PBPost: Son of Martin County man killed by accused face biter rejects apology, wants ‘truth’

(Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“John Stevens IV doesn’t want Austin Harrouff’s “crocodile tears” apology. Harrouff was charged by a grand jury with two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbings of Stevens, 59, and his wife, Michelle Mishcon, 53, Martin County Sheriff’s Office investigators said … Click here to read more

Manhunt of two Miami-Dade men yields burglary tools, arrests, and laundry list of poor excuses

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From the Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “It’s mom’s car, they were lost, they ran from deputies because they were scared, and the ski mask and burglary tools inside the vehicle were there because…..you guessed it, they have animals. (We had the same reaction) That’s the story 25-year old Fredy De Alejo gave deputies after he and 33-year old Lisbel Murillo were arrested early this morning. … Click here to read more