USA Today: Michael Jordan-owned golf course pollutes St. Lucie River in violation of Florida rules

“A golf course near Hobe Sound partially owned by basketball legend Michael Jordan is dirtying the South Fork of the St. Lucie River, a state official said Friday. Construction at the golf course being built on 226 acres east of Interstate 95 and north of Bridge Road is putting unacceptable levels of sediment in the upper reaches of the river … Click here to read more

Great white shark Katharine makes an appearance off Jupiter Island

From USA Today: “The female great white shark, tagged in August 2013 and tracked ever since, has been steadily approaching the area for several days, said Ocearch, a great white shark research and advocacy team…she pinged nearly 50 miles east of Jupiter Island … Click here to read more

First look: New Florida passenger train unveiled

From USA Today: “The two locomotives and four passenger coaches, collectively dubbed “BrightBlue,” arrived in West Palm Beach last month and were put on public display for the first time Wednesday. The set will soon be followed by four more – BrightOrange, BrightPink, BrightRed and BrightGreen – with the hopes of starting regular service by this summer … Click here to read more

Obama to attend fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy before traveling to Palm City

“Before he travels to Palm City, President Barack Obama will attend a Miami fundraiser for Treasure Coast U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy on Friday,” according to USA Today’s Kitsap Sun. “Obama is expected to travel to Palm City on Friday evening to play golf at the exclusive Floridian club … Click here to read more

New owner of SNews/TCPalm offers $388M to buy Tribune chain: LA Times, Chicago Trib, 9 others

From the Herald Tribune: “Newspaper publisher Gannett said today that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million. Gannett operates five newspapers in Florida including TCPalm in Stuart … Click here to read more

Gannett’s USA TODAY adds Stuart News, site

From Florida Today: “In Florida, new Gannett properties consist of newspapers and websites in Naples, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach”, including The Stuart News/ site … Click here to read more

TCPalm, Stuart News sold

From Florida Today: “Gannett, the publishing company that owns USA Today, Florida Today and media businesses in more than 90 local markets, said it has agreed to buy Journal Media Group for about $280 million … Florida properties acquired are the Treasure Coast Newspapers based in Stuart and … Click here to read more

Celine Dion: Rene hopes to ‘die in my arms’

From USA Today: “[Jupiter Island homeowner] Celine Dion met Rene Angélil when she was 12, and he later became her manager and, in 1994, her husband. He is now battling for his life. After a series of procedures in Boston hospitals, he is now living at the family’s Las Vegas home. He has been fed intravenously for two years, Dion says … Click here to read more

USA Today: PSL man arrested by MCSO after bragging, posting selfie with drugs

USA Today reports that 21-year old Taylor Harrison of Port St. Lucie bragged on his Facebook page about his life as a drug dealer and how easy it is for him to sell drugs in front of Martin County Sheriff’s deputies. … Click here to read more

USA Today: Lindsey Vonn says Tiger Woods helps deal with her Sochi frustration

You can understand Lindsey Vonn’s frustration. The Sochi Olympics were supposed to be her coronation as the greatest skier in American history. Her mindset has been helped by advice from her boyfriend, Tiger Woods of Jupiter Island. … Click here to read more

USA Today: JI’s Tiger Woods says he’s nerdy, not dorky

Last week, Lindsey Vonn described Tiger Woods as dorky-goofy, then predicted to Katie Couric that Tiger was “not going to be excited I just said that.” To the contrary, Tiger agreed with his girlfriend’s assessment, presumably because he’s seen footage of himself attempting to high-five, according to USA Today. … Click here to read more