US Army Corps of Engineers doesn’t expect to see water releases like 2016

(Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: “Even though there are not drastic changes as to how the Army Corps of Engineers stores and releases water, it doesn’t think we will see conditions that created the murky, toxic blue-green algae that plagued the Treasure Coast; and the reason is rain … Click here to read more

WPTV: Red light scam email actually a phishing test

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“The Martin County Tax Collector Ruth ‘Ski’ Pietruszewski has clarified a notice she sent yesterday warning residents about a red-light email scam. The department has learned the email was actually a training test … Click here to read more

Hobe Sound daycare center under investigation by Department of Children and Familes [DCF]

(Source: WPTV)

“A daycare center in Hobe Sound is under investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families after reports of a teacher falling asleep, leaving children unsupervised,” according to WPTV. “The director of the Dunbar Center, Paul Kelly, did not want to go on camera but confirmed the incident … Click here to read more

WPTV: Two Palm City homes burglarized, detectives urging residents to be alert

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“Detectives say someone broke into a home in the Murano neighborhood and a home in The Monarch Country Club during broad daylight while the homeowners were not home. In Monarch, the homeowners said nearly $30,000 worth of jewelry was stolen … Click here to read more

hhgregg closing 88 stores nationwide, 15 in FL, includes Treasure Coast Mall store (Jensen Beach)

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From WPTV: “Indianapolis-based hhgregg is closing 88 stores as part of its ‘turnaround’ efforts, the company announced Thursday morning. None of the 88 stores are located in Indiana, but there are many in Florida … Click here to read more

Clarke issues apology for offensive comments

Stuart City Commissioner Eula Clarke (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: “Former Stuart Mayor Eula Clarke says she is deeply sorry for racially charged comments she made offending multiple city employees. An independent investigator was hired by the city to assure Clarke did not have a history of making offensive comments, or violate city personnel policies … Click here to read more

Martin County judge rules TV interview with alleged face eating murder suspect can be released

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From NBC: “A Martin County judge ruled Wednesday that an interview with a college student who allegedly killed a couple inside their home and ate part of a victim’s face can be given to the media … Click here to read more

Witham Field in Stuart getting more traffic with Palm Beach County flight restrictions

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“There’s more air traffic going into a Stuart airport thanks to Presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions in place whenever President Donald Trump comes to town,” according to WPTV. “Witham Field Airport Manager George Stokus says with the TFR in place in Palm Beach County, he estimates his airport is getting at least 100 more aircraft than normal this time of year … Click here to read more

Incident at Martin County Fair: Witnesses claim tiger escape panic, protest planned

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From WPTV: “Did a tiger get loose at the Martin County Fair? Some people who watched Wednesday night’s tiger show say ‘yes’ and shared their fear on Facebook. But the tiger’s trainer denies … Click here to read more

Brush fires in Martin County: IRSC closed, power failures, visibility impaired

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From WPTV: “Martin County firefighters were dispatched to four brush fires Wednesday afternoon. As of 3:30 p.m. one had burned 45 acres near Kanner Highway & Pratt Whitney Road, according to the Florida Forest Service. Firefighters were also sent … Click here to read more

Sugar farmers balk at selling land for reservoir

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From WPTV: “Sugar farmers who own land in an area targeted by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday they won’t be ‘willing sellers’ to the state … Click here to read more