Suspect dead: Gun battle pursuit on Turnpike ends in Palm City

Pursuit that began just north of the Florida Keys, and included a running gun battle between police and the suspect, was ended by Martin County Deputies along Florida Turnpike … Click here to read more

Official sample ballots for November 6 general election mailed

Sample ballots for the November 6 general election have been mailed to all registered voters who have not requested a vote by mail ballot. Voters can also view their precinct specific sample ballot online by visiting … Click here to read more

MCSO launches new app to report tips, receive alerts for parents, teachers, students

From Martin County Sheriff’s School Resource Deputies who are turning to technology and communication in an effort to add another layer of safety and crime prevention within our schools. “Not only is there a sheriff’s deputy assigned to each school throughout Martin County, deputies now have a new tool to help them send out alerts to parents, teachers and students … Click here to read more

LTE: Joe Banfi for District 2 County Commissioner

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County residents face a serious threat to our environment and our quality of life in the November 6 election for District 2 County Commissioner. The Stuart News endorsed Joe Banfi, a former Martin County Growth Management planner, who is running for the Commission as a no party affiliated candidate … Click here to read more

Stuart Police Department collecting items for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael

Stuart Police announce that they have a bin in the front of the Stuart Police Department to collect items for Floridians who were impacted by Hurricane Michael … Click here to read more

Florida Supreme Court: Next governor gets to replace retiring justices

From The Orlando Sentinel: “Gov. Rick Scott will not get to appoint three justices to the Florida Supreme Court on his final day in office, a decision that raises the stakes on the governor’s race with the winner possibly deciding the ideological balance of the court for years to come … Click here to read more

Professor of Law views Florida’s proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov 6 ballot

From Richard Grosso, a highly respected lawyer and a full- time Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches in the areas of administrative, environmental, energy, land use, appellate practice and federal and state constitutional law: “This is my take, for what its worth on the proposed constitutional amendments, presented as an annotated version of a recent Miami Herald article that explains the amendments: … Click here to read more

MC Sheriff’s Rapid Response Team deploys to Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael

“This afternoon the Martin County Sheriff’s Rapid Response Team officially deployed to the Florida Panhandle to assist law enforcement and citizens in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael. Prior to departing, Sheriff William Snyder and United States Representative Brian Mast, briefed the 20-member team reinforcing their commitment to serve the citizens by protecting life and property … Click here to read more

WPTV: Stuart doctor indicted on fraud charges; Sheetal Kanar Kumar, M.D., arraigned on 26 counts

“The indictment alleges that Dr. Kumar submitted or caused the fraudulent submission of claims to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies between January of 2014 and July of 2017. Those claims, for services that were not provided, exceeded $925,000, the U.S. Attorney said … Click here to read more

Senate passes water bill authorizing southern reservoir, Congressman Mast says

From WPTV: “The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that authorizes a planned EAA Reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, according to Congressman Brian Mast. He now says it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law … Click here to read more

Hurricane Michael could rile South Florida red tide

From WPBF:  “With red tide still present off of South Florida beaches, there’s new concerns about the possibility it could grow again, creating high concentrations of the toxins. … Click here to read more