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

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

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

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

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