‘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

Mark your calendar: City of Stuart March happenings

Mark your calendar for the City of Stuart March happenings … Click here to read more

Scientists grade the Everglades Reservoir Plan: ‘F’

From bullsugar.org: “It doesn’t work. The Everglades Foundation’s science team–one of only two organizations outside the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) with the expertise and technology to model the reservoir plan–spelled it out clearly. The state’s design can’t clean enough water … Click here to read more

Martin County Board of County Commissioners may weaken Comp Plan on Tuesday

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Proposed changes to nearly every chapter of the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan will be presented for adoption at Tuesday’s meeting. The agenda includes the usual multi-million-dollar contract approvals as well as the addition of new full-time employees for the Growth Management and Engineering Departments to speed up application review and permit processing for new development … Click here to read more

Florida governor breaks with NRA, backs tighter gun restrictions

From The Los Angeles Times: “As teachers returned Friday to the Florida high school where a shooter killed 17 students and instructors, the state’s governor announced sweeping plans to tighten gun laws and bar anyone younger than 21 from purchasing a firearm. The proposal marked a dramatic break with the National Rifle Assn. and comes after emotional appeals … Click here to read more

Treasure Coast’s US Congressional Representative Brian Mast (R FL 18) calls for assault rifle ban

From The Hill: “‘The Second Amendment is unimpeachable,'” Mast wrote in The New York Times. “‘It guarantees the right of citizens to defend themselves. I accept, however, that it does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms … Click here to read more

Florida Legislature considers arming some teachers, raising age to purchase some rifles

From The Sun-Sentinel: “What exactly the House and Senate are going to do — and what the two chambers can agree upon — is still up in the air. State Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, who is helping to craft the legislation, said he was shooting for Friday to produce a bill. Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart … Click here to read more