Advocates for open government, environment seek to join Hurchalla appeal

Four prominent environmental organizations and the First Amendment Foundation have sought permission to file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of former Martin County Commissioner Maggy Hurchalla’s appeal of a judgment against her for questioning the environmental benefits of a rock mining project near Lake Okeechobee. The advocacy organizations say a ruling against Hurchalla could substantially restrict their ability to speak out on issues of great public concern   … Click here to read more

$15K reward for info that leads to arrest and conviction for dumping 29 dogs

“The Martin County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for information that will lead them to the person(s) responsible for dumping 29 dogs along Pratt Whitney Road last month. Meanwhile, the Pegasus Foundation, a 501(c)3 created to promote animal welfare around the world, is offering a $15,000 reward … Click here to read more

Martin Sheriff’s detective wins award for investigation and surrender of sick, neglected horses

Congratulations to Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Detective Ben Fennell for winning the 2014 Pegasus Wings Award for Public Safety Beyond the Call. In his capacity as an agricultural detective, he spearheaded the investigation and surrender of several sick and neglected horses. … Click here to read more