Bacteria levels elevated at Leighton Park in Palm City

An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Leighton Park in Palm City. Results from samples taken yesterday show higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria in both areas. The advisory will remain in effect until results show consistent readings in the good range. … Click here to read more

Palm City: Gun-toting pastor in Corvette latest exemplar of Florida road rage

From The Palm Beach Post’s Frank Cerabino: “The Very Reverend William Rian Adams was apparently on a road trip from North Carolina in his red Corvette last week when he waved his Glock 22 handgun at two people in a pickup truck on Florida’s Turnpike near Palm City. The two Floridians in the pickup truck … Click here to read more

MCSO: At least three residential burglaries in Palm City, smashed windows, sliders, front doors

“Detectives have released a photo of the vehicle suspected in at least one of three residential burglaries that occurred in Palm City. Video obtained from a home in the area shows this newer model Hyundai Sonata prowling through the area prior to the burglary. … Click here to read more

Mega-millionaire Houston Astros owner marries at his Floridian Golf Club in Palm City

From Paper City: “The wedding took place at Crane’s Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City — the same one Barack Obama has enjoyed playing several rounds at, one with Tiger Woods and Crane. This was an all-white wedding — with the 120-plus crowd of family, friends and power players complying with the invite dress code … 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

Desperate for help: MCSO removes 11 horses, donkey in poor condition from Indiantown property

“The Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit is currently rescuing eleven horses and one donkey from a pasture on SW Amaryliss Avenue, and SW Arrowroot Street in Indiantown. Some of the animals are said to be in poor condition … Click here to read more

Palm City 9-year-old girl lands role in box office hit ‘Hidden Figures’

From WPTV: “However, the movie itself is only part of why this is truly an inspiring story. Lidya was born in Ethiopia, adopted by her Palm City family when she was four years old … Click here to read more

MCSO social media leads authorities straight to serial bank robber after Palm City robbery

From MCSO: “45-year old Anthony Carpino had less than 12 hours down time before the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and Daytona Beach Police were hot on his trail … Click here to read more

U.S. Congress hopeful Brian Mast moves to Palm City

“Standard Pacific of Florida sold Mast a house at 3045 NW Radcliffe Way in unincorporated Palm City for $712,505, on September 19. Most houses around Mast’s are for sale for up to $3 million, and the new development boasts river and ocean access, and access to two world-class golf clubs,” according to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra … Click here to read more

WPTV: Three homes burglarized in Sunset Trace neighborhood in Palm City

“Residents of the Sunset Trace neighborhood in Palm City are being urged to be cautious following three home break-ins Tuesday. Detectives say a thief or thieves kicked in the doors of three homes on Sunset Trace Circle. … Click here to read more

Dade burglars again target Martin: MCSO and other agencies takedown at PC’s Hammock Creek

From MCSO: “32- year old Finnie Verlantis and 34-year old Casey Jerry never knew MCSO’s Air 1 was overhead recording their every move as the pair broke into the Hammock Creek Community and burglarized the golf course pro shop. The thieves had no idea MCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division works closely with the South Florida Burglary Task Force. … Click here to read more