Brightline plans to install Positive Train Control that could have prevented Amtrak crash

From WPTV: Brightline plans to install Positive Train Control before Congress’ 2018 deadline, but in Martin County engineers worry that if that deadline gets extended that trains that one day travel through the Treasure Coast will not have the important technology. … Click here to read more

Carjacking suspect captured by MCSO on I-95 in Hobe Sound

A Ft. Lauderdale woman who attacked a man, then stole his mini-van, was captured by Martin County Deputies on I-95 in Hobe Sound.The victim told deputies that 36-year old Natasha Llera approached him just after 10 p.m. as he was standing outside of his home on SE Country Club Drive in Jupiter. Llera told him she was stranded and needed gas money. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Treasure Coast still not giving up the fight vs All Aboard Florida

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “The fight to stop All Aboard Florida from ruining Treasure Coast downtowns and neighborhoods, slowing ambulances and endangering pedestrians at railway crossings is far from over.The speedy trains ‘would decimate’ Stuart and other Treasure Coast communities, former American Airlines executive Robert Crandall told Martin County’s League of Women Voters … Click here to read more

Palm City man attacked, robbed: Suspect captured after manhunt

Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 67-year old man was randomly attacked and robbed as he was walking along SW Mapp Road in Palm City. The suspect initially walked past the man, then circled back and attacked the victim from behind … Click here to read more

Saving the goose and her golden eggs from AAF

From The Triton: “All Aboard Florida’s proposal could have some positive impacts. But these benefits, that include profits for some, must not come at a price the rest of South Florida can’t afford to pay. … Click here to read more

Ft. Lauderdale men pursued by deputies in land/air manhunt in Palm City

Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that this Ft. Lauderdale man didn’t get far after he and an accomplice attempted to cash a stolen check at a Palm City bank late this afternoon. A suspicious teller alerted deputies, then the suspects fled on foot prompting a brief manhunt. … Click here to read more

Forbes names ‘America’s Most Miserable Cities:’ three of the top ten are in southeastern Florida

Rankings of #1, #4, and #7 are held by Florida cities, all on the southeastern coast. … Click here to read more