75 years later: How World War II changed Florida forever

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From The Palm Beach Post: “If you were living on Jupiter Island 75 years ago, on Feb. 21, 1942, you might have been partying at the local drinking hole, relaxing in your living room, or asleep in bed. All of a sudden, you would have felt the ground beneath you vibrate… Stuart insurance agent Ralph Hartman recalled that night … Click here to read more

Martin Commissioner Sarah Heard: ‘Negron’s plan for Everglades worth considering’

Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard

“Last summer, Florida’s incoming Senate President Joe Negron stepped into a controversy over Everglades restoration with an offer that no one should have been able to refuse.The whole idea of fixing the South Florida water management system and restoring the Everglades was about to fall apart … Click here to read more

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

Bridge Road, Hobe Sound. (Source: CaptainKimo.com)

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

Nick Price has no doubt Jupiter Island neighbor Tiger Woods can be great again

Tiger Woods, left, shakes hands with Nick Price after beating Price in the first round of the World Match Play Championship in 2005. Price says his Jupiter Island neighbor can return to being one of the PGA Tour’s top players despite his recent physical setbacks and time away from the game. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“Nick Price has long been a steadfast believer in the possibility of a comeback by his Jupiter Island neighbor Tiger Woods,” according to The Palm Beach Post. “So when Price was asked at the Big Dog Ranch fundraiser on Monday at Dye Preserve, he pointed immediately to the positives … Click here to read more

Stuart teen dies in Hobe Sound crash

FHP: Stuart teen dead in motorcycle crash (Source: Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: A 16-year-old boy from Stuart died in a motorcycle crash in Hobe Sound on Wednesday night which involved seven other people. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on the intersection of Southeast Gomez Avenue … Click here to read more

PBPost: Austin Harrouff internet searches: ‘I think I’m going crazy, am I?’

(Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“In the hours and days before authorities say Austin Harrouff fatally stabbed two people to death in their Martin County home and was found biting the face of one of the individuals, the 19-year-old was searching the internet for answers: … Click here to read more

Austin Harrouff gave interview to Dr. Phil from hospital before arrest

Austin Harrouff is transported by detectives to the Martin County Jail from St. Mary’s Hospital on October 3, 2016. Harrouff, who allegedly fatally stabbed a Martin County couple in their home on August 15th, has officially been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“Before Austin Harrouff was arrested and charged with the fatal stabbings and infamous face-biting of a Martin County couple in their home in August, he gave a bedside interview with the ‘Dr. Phil’ TV show, the Palm Beach Post has learned … Click here to read more

PBPost: Face-biting slaying suspect in Martin County custody

(Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“More than a month after deputies say Austin Harrouff fatally stabbed a Martin County couple, the Jupiter teen is in jail. Harrouff was brought 35 miles north from St. Mary’s Medical Center to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, where he was processed at about 1:30 p.m. Monday … Click here to read more

FBI blood-test result won’t change face-biting charges, sheriff says

Austin Harrouff (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From The PBPost: “The month-long wait for FBI blood-test results for Austin Harrouff, the Jupiter teen accused of fatally stabbing two Martin County residents, is not expected to affect the charges that the Martin County Sheriff’s Office will bring in the case … Click here to read more

PBPost: Brightline (AAF) tests locomotive, train expected in fall, Martin continues fight

Crews for All Aboard Florida work upgrading tracks at 3rd Street and Quadrille Boulevard on the Florida East Coast Railway in West Palm Beach on September 6, 2016. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

“All Aboard Florida’s Brightline announced Thursday it has completed initial testing of its first locomotive at a manufacturing plant in Sacramento, California. Martin County commissioners last month said they planned to continue to fight to block the rail line’s expansion north through the Treasure Coast … Click here to read more

WikiLeaks emails show DNC spurned donation from horse-killer George Lindemann, Jr.

Lindemann, a noted equestrian who had hoped to compete in the Olympics, conspired to have his show horse, Charisma, killed so he could collect $250,000 in insurance money. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From The PB Post: “Lindemann is heavily involved in trying to develop the Lake Point property in Martin County, a project mired in legal disputes. ‘He had a horse that he thought was going to be a champion,’ the Tribune quotes U.S. Attorney James Burns as saying. ‘It turned out to be a dismal failure, and he hated the horse, so, he got rid of it. This whole case demonstrated unmitigated arrogance … Click here to read more