ACLU’s Tainted Waters: Algae bloom report shows state endangered public health

“In the wake of the 2016 outbreak of toxic algae in the St. Lucie River and Estuary and along Florida’s Treasure Coast, the ACLU of Florida was asked by members in the region and several environmental organizations to investigate the state’s record of transparency with regard to the dissemination of information about the potential grave danger to the public health posed by the algae flow … Click here to read more

CBS: U.S. Rep Mast hosts town hall, defends health care vote

“The voters asked for another town hall, and Congressman Brian Mast responded. More than 300 constituents attended a standing-room only meeting tonight to address concerns and clear up some rumors surrounding how he got elected … Click here to read more

ABC: 3 Miami men drive to Martin County to steal personal watercraft, boat motors

“Three Miami men were arrested Monday after they drove to Martin County to steal personal watercraft and boat motors from a marine store, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. A concerned citizen called deputies after noticing suspicious activity outside Legacy Marine in Stuart … Click here to read more

Mega-millionaire Houston Astros owner marries at his Floridian Golf Club in Palm City

From Paper City: “The wedding took place at Crane’s Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City — the same one Barack Obama has enjoyed playing several rounds at, one with Tiger Woods and Crane. This was an all-white wedding — with the 120-plus crowd of family, friends and power players complying with the invite dress code … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BCC: Fool me once . . .

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County Commissioners will be asked on Tuesday to approve language for a proposed one percent sales tax surcharge that is designed to trick voters into approving more taxes for new government facilities while existing infrastructure continues to crumble. Voters have been fooled in the past … Click here to read more

Buyer of Céline Dion’s Jupiter Island compound revealed

From The Real Deal: “The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter sold the 5.7-acre compound to a domestic buyer who will use it as a vacation home, the Palm Beach Daily News reported. An American purchased the property to use as a vacation home … Click here to read more

UPI: At least 12 cases of dog flu reported in Florida

“At least 12 cases of dog flu have been reported in Florida, the first time the influenza has been confirmed in the state … Click here to read more

Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard provides agenda summary of May 23 BCC meeting

“May 23, 2017 BCC agenda summary from Commissioner Sarah Heard: 6C Public hearing to consider transmittal of CPA 17-10, Sanitary Sewer Services … Click here to read more

Dashcam video of Tiger Wood’s arrest, photos of car damage

From The Miami Herald: “Woods was arrested early on Memorial Day and charged with DUI after police found his idling $222,000 car on a major Jupiter road with Woods asleep at the wheel. Woods said he was headed home to Jupiter Island, which is about eight miles north of where he was. His car, however, was facing in the wrong direction … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods’ police report: ‘Asleep at wheel, completely out of it, failed field sobriety test’

“Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel in a stopped car at 2:03 AM — about 8 miles from his Jupiter Island house — when cops came upon him before his arrest, and he was completely out of it. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Woods was in his 2015 Mercedes … Click here to read more

Florida GOP operative received troves of stolen documents from hacker linked to Russia

From The NY Daily News: “GOP operative Aaron Nevins reached out to Guccifer 2.0 last August after finding out the hacker had breached the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee … Click here to read more