Vote would be Nov 2017: New towns in Martin County? Hobe Sound and Indiantown want in

From the Palm Beach Post: “Indiantown and Hobe Sound, two of Martin County’s oldest communities, want to be towns. Control of zoning and building codes is one of the main benefits of incorporation, say supporters from both areas … Click here to read more

Martin County to reinstate CRA’s

From WFLX: “Martin County Commissioners are in favor of bringing back independent Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). They are set to vote to rewrite the ordinance this month. … Click here to read more

Florida man gets 25 years in slaying of grandson of billionaire philanthropist Monster.com founder

From WPTV: “A central Florida man will serve 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a man whose grandfather founded the employment website Monster.com. Authorities say 18-year-old Dylan McKelvey ws found dead in an Indiantown field … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: FPL looking to purchase Indiantown coal-fired plant

“Florida Power & Light Co. wants to purchase a coal-fired power plant in Indiantown for $451 million and immediately reduce the plant’s operations with the intention of eventually shutting it down … Click here to read more

PBPost: Treasure Coast-based immigration activist dies of cat parasite at 32

“Manuel Guerra was a primary advocate for the federal Dream Act, which would allow individuals who arrived in the U.S. before age 16, and who have finished high school here and are younger than 35, to apply for conditional permanent residence. He graduated from South Fork High School in Stuart. Guerra is believed to have contracted toxoplasmosis … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County could cut funding to Community Redevelopment Agencies

“Martin County Commissioners are considering cutting the Community Redevelopment Agencies from the county budget. CRAs are areas in the county that receive extra funding for projects to help revitalize the area. The county has given more than $23 million to CRAs since 2000 … Click here to read more

FHP: Bus driver leaves scene in Indiantown after backing into two people and killing one

“The Florida Highway Patrol says it is looking for the driver of a migrant bus involved in a deadly hit and run crash in Indiantown. Just before 6 a.m. yesterday, the driver backed into two people on a bench and pinned them against a wall at the Marathon gas station parking lot located at 15492 SW Warfield Boulevard… For WPTV video: … Click here to read more

Largest industrial development ever undertaken in Martin County now ‘shovel-ready’ in Indiantown

“Florida Commerce Park in Indiantown represents one of the largest non-residential land developments in recent South Florida history, and with up to 1.3 million buildable square feet is by far the largest industrial development ever undertaken in Martin County,” according to a Florida Commerce Park press release. “Approval comes at an opportune time for trade and industry in South Florida as the Panama Canal expansion … Click here to read more

‘Damsel in distress’ carjacks, kidnaps and robs citizen who gave her a ride home

Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that a “damsel in distress,” who asked a citizen to give her a ride home in exchange for $20 in gas money, had other plans for the victim who offered to help her out. … Click here to read more

Pillowcase burglary suspects charged; stole from homes in Indiantown, Jupiter Island and Stuart

Three Broward County men suspected in a number of pillowcase burglaries in Martin County and throughout the state were charged with residential burglary, grand theft, and possession of burglary tools last night after detectives served a search warrant on their rental car. … Click here to read more

Suspect arrested for murder of JB’s Dylan McKelvey, grandson of Monster.com founder

Martin County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 26-year-old Trayvon D. Jackson, AKA “Lil Su Rabbit,” for the murder of Jensen Beach’s Dylan McKelvey. McKelvey was the grandson of the late Andrew McKelvey, founder of Monster.com, one of the largest employment websites in the world. … Click here to read more