Indiantown votes in its first village council

From WPBF: Voters in Indiantown have just voted in their first village council. Unofficial results from … Click here to read more

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act signed into law

“Florida Governor Rick Scott on March 9 signed Senate Bill 7026, The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The legislation represents a comprehensive approach to addressing the issues presented by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, including firearm and school safety, and community mental health resources … Click here to read more

CRA, reservoir plans on County Commission agenda

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tomorrow’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will feature presentations on the Community Redevelopment Plan and options for a proposed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce harmful discharges from the Lake into our rivers and estuary … Click here to read more

Stuart City Manager files police report, memo to HR Director re commissioner’s conduct

From the Stuart City Manager Ross’s memo: “Commissioner Campenni proceeded to tell me in a raised and threatening voice that if he gets wind that any ‘fucking commissioner’ attends any meeting with staff that ‘I’m fucking coming after you, I’m fucking coming after you’ … Click here to read more

Proposed amendment making it harder to raise taxes in Florida to go before voters

From The Capitolist: “‘Florida families plan their budgets carefully to make every dollar count and the Legislature exercises the same attentiveness when appropriating the tax dollars Floridians send us,” said Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. “Just like Florida families, state government should live within its means … Click here to read more Past President of American Bar Association leads Maggy Hurchalla’s defense team

“Environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla has announced additions to her defense team in the lawsuit brought by Lake Point I & II, LLC, against her. Talbot ‘Sandy’ D’Alemberte agreed to lead the defense team and notes: ‘This case raises a very important question of whether a citizen can be subject to a damage award when she has exercised her constitutional right to petition the government and advocate for the environment … Click here to read more

‘Incredible’ waves threaten beaches: National Weather Service Flood and High Surf Advisories

From WPTV:  “‘Incredible high waves which has shown that it’s coming over the dunes,’ said County Coastal Engineer Kathy Fitzpatrick. She says these waves can cause erosion, but it’s really too soon to tell. [For National Weather Service Coastal Flood and High Surf advisories … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office weekend incident brief: Jensen Beach, Loblolly, Indiantown

A Hobe Sound man who told deputies he was homeless was charged with robbing a man who just withdrew money from an ATM machine. Detectives are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred to homes in the Loblolly Community in Hobe Sound. An Indiantown woman received minor injuries after the trash pile she was burning got out of control … Click here to read more

Martin County deputies crack down on drug trafficking during 2-day operation

From WPTV: “Martin County deputies are wrapping up a successful 2-day operation aimed to finding drivers with drugs, seizing the drugs, and arresting the drivers. Deputies made more than 40 arrests … Click here to read more

Counterfeit currency alert for Martin County

Stuart Police are alerting the public about recent counterfeit $100 and $50 notes being passed to businesses. Please check these denominations of U.S. currency very carefully. Don’t just rely on a counterfeit detection pen, look at all of the security features available in the currency. The suspect(s) are “washing or bleaching” … Click here to read more

Two-year plot to rob armored bank car and murder drivers ends in Martin takedown at I-95, SR714 exit

From MCSO: “The execution of a plot to rob and murder two armored car employees who were scheduled to pick up millions of dollars in cash in Port St. Lucie, ended in Martin County with a dramatic takedown involving the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. Three suspects who were plotting to commit the violent robbery were arrested … Click here to read more