Former Stuart Mayor Eula Clarke charge dropped

From WPTV: “The Florida Commission on Ethics said Wednesday that former Stuart Mayor Eula Clarke did not break the law when she allegedly used the word ‘pig’ in front of a police officer. Earlier this year, the police union filed an ethics complaint against Clarke. The complaint was dismissed Wednesday … Click here to read more

Lawmakers agree to pay for Lake Okeechobee reservoir

From WPTV: “Historic action was taken Tuesday to try to avoid a future algae crisis on the Treasure Coast. The Florida House and Senate agreed to pay for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb future lake discharges to the east and west … Click here to read more

Martin County Fairgrounds plans to move west: Lease agreement being drawn up

From WPTV: “Martin County Commissioners took the first step Tuesday night allowing the county fairgrounds to move out west. By a 3-2 vote, the commission agreed to draw up a lease agreement with the Martin County Fair Association for a 107-acre site east of the Indiantown Airport … Click here to read more

Bogus bills circulating in Stuart; beware of phony $20 and $100 bills

“‘”Funny money’ is circulating in Stuart, according to police. They say phony $20 and $100 bills have been used at area businesses … Click here to read more

161-acre brush fire no longer threatens homes

From WPBF: “The fire burned 161 acres in Jonathon Dickinson State Park. It was fully contained, thanks to the efforts of 35 firefighters and 3 bulldozers … Click here to read more

Sheriff Snyder urges increased safety for Brightline high-speed rail service

“A bill possibly delaying the start of rail service between Miami and Orlando is gaining support,” according to WPTV. “Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says he is in favor of Senate Bill 386, creating the Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act. Brightline said law enforcement wouldn’t be held up a railroad crossing for more than 60 seconds … Click here to read more

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

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

“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]

“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

“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)

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