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

ABC: Leprosy cases are on the rise in Florida, armadillos may be to blame

“Armadillos are the only animal to carry leprosy, a bacterial disease that affects the skin and nerves, according to the Center for Disease Control. Past reported cases include one in Martin County in 2013 … Click here to read more

WPEC: Residents and businesses mount protest to All Aboard Florida rail service

Train traffic is set to increase in 2015 with All Aboard Florida, a new high speed passenger rail to connect Orlando to South Florida. WPEC reports that the train doesn’t stop in Stuart, but more trains passing through, means boaters will have to wait longer to pass by the bridge that allows most Martin and St. Lucie County boaters to get to the ocean and back on the St. Lucie River. … Click here to read more

Rolling Stone details St. Lucie’s Hadley murders: ‘…killing time at the mall in Stuart…’

Rolling Stone’s December issue details the shocking story of a St. Lucie County teen, his wild house party, and two grisly murders: “Even the parks were closed at night. Mike and his friends had already spent three hours killing time at the mall in Stuart, 20 minutes down the coast, and another hour at McDonald’s… … Click here to read more

Palm City mother alerts authorities to state law requiring deadbeat parents to pay child support

Tired of complaining in family court, and armed with contempt orders outlining how her former husband was refusing to pay the child support a judge ruled he could afford, a Palm City woman alerted local authorities to a little-known state law that makes such behavior a felony, according to WPTV. … Click here to read more