Unofficial results of November 7 Special Referendum Elections in Indiantown, Stuart

Voters in Indiantown and Stuart supported all items on the November 7th Special Referendum Elections. View unofficial results, voter turnout, and precinct data at martinvotes.com … Click here to read more

Miami Herald: Code of silence is breaking on Tallahassee’s sex secrets

“Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) ordered an internal investigation of sexual harassment allegations made by six unnamed women who accused Sen. Jack Latvala of groping and inappropriate touching. Latvala has said that he expected to be a target of allegations in the wake of a Politico report that Sen. Jeff Clemens, an Atlantis Democrat, had an extramarital affair with a former Martin County lobbyist … Click here to read more

Gain an extra hour: ‘fall back’ at 2AM Sunday November 5

An important reminder from The Martin County Times to set your clocks back this weekend. … Click here to read more

Driver licenses have a new look

The Martin County Tax Collector’s Offices are now issuing the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. Changes have been made to incorporate increased fraud-protection measures.  Previous driver license and ID cards will still be in use … Click here to read more

BOLO: Can you identify these distraction thieves?

Be On the Look Out: The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance to identify the two individuals responsible for a distraction theft that occurred at a Palm City Publix … Click here to read more

PBPost: Brightline wins approval to sell $600M in bonds for first phase

“…Eventually, Brightline plans to extend its service north to Orlando. That extension has faced opposition from residents on the Treasure Coast. Brightline has unsuccessfully tried to sell $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds to fund its second leg between West Palm Beach and Orlando … Click here to read more

WPTV: Flooding concerns on Treasure Coast as second round of king tides approaches

“The biggest worry may be on the Treasure Coast as the Army Corps continues to discharge water into the St. Lucie Estuary. An Army Corps spokesperson says they will continue to release as much water as possible … Click here to read more

Senate Prez Negron (R-Stuart) consolidates harassment claims re senators/staff into his office

From The Miami Herald: “On Monday, senators raised questions about whether Senate President Joe Negron’s office just blew the timing of the rule change or was working to protect senators who may be vulnerable to complaints. State Sen. Bill Galvano, the Bradenton Republican who will succeed Negron in 2018, said the new rule ‘needs to be revisited and reviewed … Click here to read more

62-year-old man arrested for video voyeurism at Blake Library

Stuart Police investigated a complaint from a 13-year-old male, who reported that he was in a public restroom at the Blake Library in Stuart. While in the bathroom stall, the 13-year-old heard a male making sounds in the stall beside him … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy shoots, kills machete-wielding man in Indiantown

“On Friday, October 27, at 11:14 p.m. a uniformed Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy advised dispatch that he would be on foot patrol just west of Jake’s Store near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Charleston Street in Indiantown. Three minutes later, the deputy advised over the radio that shots were fired … Click here to read more

Incoming FL Senate Dem Leader Clemens resigns after affair with former Martin County lobbyist

From The Palm Beach Post: “The resignation came less than 24 hours after Clemens sent an email apologizing to Senate Democrats on Thursday night as Politico was preparing to report that Clemens had an affair with lobbyist Devon West. West worked for the Martin County government … Click here to read more