Florida man gets 29 years in wrong-way crash that killed sisters on I-95 in Martin County

From WPTV:  “A Florida man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for the wrong-way crash that killed two sisters on Interstate 95 in Martin County … Click here to read more

Water quality declining on the Treasure Coast

From WPTV: “Treasure Coast residents say they are noticing the steady decline of the quality of the water in the Indian River Lagoon. Now, residents are calling for politicians to work quickly, and stick to their word to build another water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee … Click here to read more

More than a dozen Stuart restaurants claim woman put plastic, glass in her food, got comped meals

From WPTV: “Employees at more than a dozen Stuart restaurants say in the last month, a woman has complained that she found shards of glass or plastic in her food. In each case, employees said the woman, a brunette in her early 30s, said she used to work in the food industry, and the foreign object stabbed her in her lip … Click here to read more

Man who served time for manslaughter of 10-year-old Martin County girl in 1993 released from prison

WPTV reports that a man who served time for aggravated manslaughter of a child and kidnapping-aggravated child abuse in the death of a 10-year-old Martin County girl in 1993 has been released from prison … Click here to read more

Lake flows begin into St. Lucie River

From WPTV: “The rain from Hurricane Irma is gone, but the overflow is still pouring into Lake Okeechobee. Levels right now are just under 15 feet, but expected to rise to 17 feet if no action is taken … Click here to read more

FEMA changing coastal flood zones on Treasure Coast

From WPTV: “On the Treasure Coast, FEMA is remapping areas that will fall under coastal flooding zones, changing which homes and neighborhoods will and will not be required to buy the added flood protection. To view the interactive maps … Click here to read more

Concerns over rainwater runoff possible heading into St. Lucie River

“Polluted water may be heading into the St. Lucie Estuary soon and it’s not coming from Lake Okeechobee,” according to WPTV. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to send runoff from the St. Lucie Canal through the St. Lucie Locks in Stuart … Click here to read more

‘Operation Mangrove’: 45 men facing charges for having sex in public places in Martin County

From WPTV: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced the results of a two-month operation targeting people having public sex in areas frequented by families and children. In Operation Mangrove, Sheriff William Snyder says 45 men … Click here to read more

After outraged parents protest, Martin County School Board reinstates last year’s bus stops

From WPTV: “The Martin County School District decided Friday afternoon to reinstate 90 bus stops that were previously removed from routes for the upcoming school year. More than 600 children were impacted, learning their bus stops were being eliminated because their walk to school is no longer considered hazardous. Parents were outraged … Click here to read more

Ticket scofflaws beware of The Barnacle; Stuart employing a new parking enforcement tool

From WPTV: “The old fashioned boot is getting the boot. Say ‘Hello’ to the brand new ‘Barnacle’ … Click here to read more

Former Martin County deputy at center of potential record-breaking lawsuit against MCSO

From WPTV: “Stuart Kaplan is representing the mother of Richard Haston, who was shot and killed by a Martin County deputy in 2013. Kaplan says Haston’s mother is seeking a potential record-setting … Click here to read more