26 suspects on video performing lewd sex acts in public, now banned from all Martin County parks

From MCSO: “Weeks following the arrest of dozens of people who were caught on video performing lewd sexual acts in a public park, more than 25 of those charged will no longer be welcome in any Martin County parks. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Parks Department, has issued trespass warnings to 26 individuals … Click here to read more

Martin County warns of flooding threats during rain, high tides

From WPTV: “Martin County officials are monitoring coastal conditions and areas in western Martin County for flooding due to heavy rains and king tides. With regard to Lake Okeechobee and the S-80 structure, ‘Martin County continues to work in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to manage the flow … Click here to read more

ACTION ALERT: Martin County’s four-story height limit challenged at LPA and BOCC meetings

The four-story height limitation that so visibly distinguishes Martin County from its neighbors to the north and south is being challenged in the form of proposed changes to the county’s Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. If you want to help defend this essential element of the “Martin County difference” please consider showing your support at one or both of the following meetings … Click here to read more

Treasure Coast loses another bid to stop extension of Brightline to Orlando

From The Real Deal: “An administrative law judge Friday denied a challenge to the South Florida Water Management District’s decision to issue a permit needed to extend the planned Brightline passenger rail service from South Florida to Orlando. The judge tossed out the challenge brought by Martin County … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar: Voting Rights Forum, October 19, 6:30 pm

A Community Forum on Voting Rights will be presented October 19, 6:30 pm, at Stuart’s 10th Street Recreation Center. The event is a joint public service project of The League of Women Voters of Martin County, The Martin County Branch of the NAACP, and The Links Incorporated. … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods dating the general manager of his Jupiter restaurant

“Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods spent much of this past weekend’s Presidents Cup with Erica Herman, who many are speculating is the golfer’s new girlfriend, according to The Big Lead. Herman was credentialed at the President’s Cup as a ‘player spouse’ … Click here to read more

ESPN: Florida AG, Simpson attorney differ on thoughts of O.J.’s next home

“Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones on Friday saying that she should immediately tell Nevada officials that Florida objects to Simpson serving his parole in Florida: ‘Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal … Click here to read more

MCSO Community Alert: Mailbox at Palm City Post Office hit by thieves

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert customers who use the Palm City Post Office, located at the corner of Mapp Road and 714, to a crime involving the facility’s outside mailbox. Detectives say the box was hit by mail thieves last week … Click here to read more

More than a dozen Stuart restaurants claim woman put plastic, glass in her food, got comped meals

From WPTV: “Employees at more than a dozen Stuart restaurants say in the last month, a woman has complained that she found shards of glass or plastic in her food. In each case, employees said the woman, a brunette in her early 30s, said she used to work in the food industry, and the foreign object stabbed her in her lip … Click here to read more

New Stuart City Manager begins October 2

“Dave Ross, 46, Rock Island County, Illinois’ first professional administrator, let board members know on Aug. 25 that he had been offered a job as city manager in Stuart, Florida, according to Quad-City Times. On Monday, he signed the contract stipulating a $177,000 base salary, with periodic cost-of-living increases and the potential for bonuses as well as health and retirement benefits, according to a Stuart city hall spokesman … 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