WPTV: Austin Harrouff heard making odd noises in most recent jailhouse calls

“Harrouff is the teenager accused of ambushing and killing Martin County couple John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon last year. Deputies found him chewing on the flesh of one of the victims … Click here to read more

PBPost: Sabal Trail, Florida SE Connection are now piping fuel to FPL’s Martin County plant

“Florida Southeast Connection, NextEra Energy’s 126-mile natural gas pipeline, began operations Wednesday morning. It is the 126-mile southernmost portion of a 685-mile pipeline that originates in Alabama. That tail end will go through Osceola, Polk, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin counties and end at FPL’s Martin County plant near Indiantown … Click here to read more

LATEST: Prostitution ring busted; three face human-trafficking charges

From The Palm Beach Post: “At trailer homes in suburban Lake Worth and in Martin County, Miguel Angel Alvarez Maradiaga oversaw the family business — brothels and prostitution houses, authorities said. With the help of Martin County authorities, … Click here to read more

Martin County’s US Congressman Brian Mast: ‘Why I have tears every Memorial Day’

US Representative Brian Mast (18th District) served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2011, and asks on Memorial Day to “please join me in memory of the absolute best men and women that each of us has ever known and in celebration of the freedom they sacrificed to protect … Click here to read more

PBPost: Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over bonds for All Aboard Florida’s Brightline

“A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed lawsuits filed by Martin and Indian River counties challenging All Aboard Florida’s plan to sell tax-exempt bonds to help pay for its Brightline passenger train service. Martin County said it was ‘assessing its next legal steps,’ … Click here to read more

Pineland Prairie: Plans for 3,375-acres of Kiplinger land in Palm City

“Lying between the Florida Turnpike and I-95, Pineland Prairie is the most centrally located, large tract of land in Martin County. Its 3,375-acres are immediately adjacent to well-established communities on all sides: Martin Downs on the east (across the Turnpike) … Click here to read more

Martin County judge rules TV interview with alleged face eating murder suspect can be released

From NBC: “A Martin County judge ruled Wednesday that an interview with a college student who allegedly killed a couple inside their home and ate part of a victim’s face can be given to the media … Click here to read more

CBS: Martin County plans health study of mercury levels in women

“Martin County health officials are planning a follow-up to a 2010 study that found elevated levels of mercury in Florida women. According to a statement, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County will seek hair samples from volunteers … Click here to read more

Funding for All Aboard Florida’s planned route through Treasure Coast in question

“On November 28, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a final ruling on the lawfulness of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) $1.75 billion Private Activity Bond (PAB) allocation to All Aboard Florida (AAF, a.k.a Brightline), DOT announced that it has withdrawn the $1.75 billion bond allocation to AAF first made in 2014 … Click here to read more

Warning: Graphic images of disturbing Martin crime scene photos released by prosecutors

From The Mirror (UK): “Disturbing new crime scene photos are alleged to show the moments after a ‘cannibal’ teenager murdered a Martin County couple at random before chewing on the face of one of his victims. Images released by state prosecutors capture a bloodbath … Click here to read more

Martin County’s official general election results now available

Martin County’s Supervisor of Elections, Vicki Davis, has released the official general election results for Martin County. View the full report … Click here to read more