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billion Private Activity Bond (PAB) allocation to All Aboard Florida (AAF, a.k.a Brightline), DOT announced that it has withdrawn the $1.75 billion bond allocation to AAF first made in 2014 … Click here to read more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

PBPost: Austin Harrouff pleads not guilty in Martin County double homicide

“Austin Harrouff, the man accused of killing two people and biting one of their faces in Martin County this August, plead not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and burglary, according to court documents filed by attorney Robert Watson Tuesday … Click here to read more

All Aboard Florida seeks to reshuffle its financing plan to avoid legal battle on unlawful bond allocation

Attorneys for Martin County filed a memo in Federal Court Tuesday asking a Judge to deny a request by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for an extension to file their opposition to Martin County’s motion for summary judgment … Click here to read more

Martin, St. Lucie challenge of SFWMD permit for All Aboard Florida to be heard by Admin Law Judge

On Monday, Administrative Law Judge, Bram E. Canter advised Martin and St. Lucie counties that a hearing regarding the counties’ petition to challenge the issuance of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) environmental resource permit for the All Aboard Florida (AAF a.k.a Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project has been scheduled. … Click here to read more

Martin County begins Hurricane Matthew debris collection and removal Thursday

Martin County will begin collecting vegetative debris in all residential areas, including private and gated communities, beginning Thursday, October 13. Residents are asked to separate vegetative and construction demolition debris … Click here to read more

Martin County dropping water standards challenge

From WUSF: “Martin County is putting its legal challenge of the state’s highly controversial new water quality standards on hold – at least for now. County attorney Elizabeth Lenihan convinced commissioners to wait for an independent study before deciding … Click here to read more