Interactive map: Mosquito populations are on the rise in Martin County due to Hurricane Irma

The Martin County Mosquito Control Division is increasing the frequency of Ultra Low Volume (ULV) spray trucks in affected areas between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. In addition, aerial spraying is scheduled for … Click here to read more

Board of County Commissioners September 26: Time for fiscal reality check

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Commission is sorely in need of a fiscal reality check at Tuesday’s meeting, which features a final round of budget hearings that to date have consisted of unrestrained spending. Despite the crushing defeat of the sales tax surcharge … Click here to read more

Man who served time for manslaughter of 10-year-old Martin County girl in 1993 released from prison

WPTV reports that a man who served time for aggravated manslaughter of a child and kidnapping-aggravated child abuse in the death of a 10-year-old Martin County girl in 1993 has been released from prison … Click here to read more

State Senator files legislation to require generators in nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Changes proposed in Irma’s wake to protect Florida’s most vulnerable: State Senator Lauren Book (D-Plantation) filed legislation (SB 284) that would require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have working generators … Click here to read more

PBPost: Authorities raid Stuart massage parlor because of alleged prostitution activity

“One woman was arrested as authorities shut down a Stuart massage parlor Thursday because of alleged prostitution activity. Xiao Yin, 33, of Stuart, was arrested after city police searched the Asian Sports Massage in the 500 block of Southeast Dixie Highway. Detectives seized computers and documents … Click here to read more

Owner of McDonald’s in Stuart apologizes for flying upside-down flag

From CBS12: “A Treasure Coast veteran is outraged after seeing the American flag flying upside down outside a McDonald’s on U.S. 1 and Johnson Avenue. An upside-down flag is the official sign of distress and the flag wasn’t being flown properly. Ben Gilbreth, a local Air Force veteran, said ‘It basically offends everybody who is an American … Click here to read more

Interactive map schedule: Martin County’s hurricane debris collection

Martin County has begun collecting debris generated by Hurricane Irma. Multiple passes of hurricane debris collection will occur in all residential areas of the unincorporated County, including private and gated communities … Click here to read more

US Senator Bill Nelson: Help after the storm

“Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. This massive storm affected every part of our state. And as we now begin the process of cleaning up and rebuilding … Click here to read more

Latest advisories on Jose, Lee, Maria, Norma, Otis, and more…

Stay up to date on the latest advisories on Active Storm, Marine Forecasts, 2-Day Graphical Tropical Weather, and 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather from the National Hurricane Center … Click here to read more

Lake flows begin into St. Lucie River

From WPTV: “The rain from Hurricane Irma is gone, but the overflow is still pouring into Lake Okeechobee. Levels right now are just under 15 feet, but expected to rise to 17 feet if no action is taken … Click here to read more

Beware of fraud after Irma: How to avoid post-hurricane scams

From Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis: “Following the landfall of Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are now assessing their homes and property for damage and taking steps to make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage before filing insurance claims. … Click here to read more