‘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

Martin County pulls out of Brightline lawsuit challenging Phase 2 funding, still claims ‘victory’

“Martin County Senior Assistant County Attorney, Ruth Holmes, says the county backed out of a lawsuit that challenged a request made by Brightline for bonds to pay for the Treasure Coast extension,” reports WPTV. “Contrary to how that sounds, Holmes says it is actually a ‘victory’ … Click here to read more

Priest arrested in Palm City road rage incident

From WPTV: “The Florida Highway Patrol says a priest from North Carolina was arrested in Palm City Wednesday following a road rage incident. According to FHP, 35-year-old William Adams was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette … Click here to read more

WPTV: Austin Harrouff heard making odd noises in most recent jailhouse calls

“Harrouff is the teenager accused of ambushing and killing Martin County couple John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon last year. Deputies found him chewing on the flesh of one of the victims … Click here to read more

WPTV: Stuart gunman in custody after standoff

“It was a tense afternoon in a quiet Stuart neighborhood when police, with their weapons drawn, responded to a hostage situation near the 1600 block of Palm Beach Road. Police said Patrick Rogan was holding his girlfriend against her will. Records reveal Rogan has served more than a decade for manufacturing and selling meth … Click here to read more

Could the city of Stuart be looking at its third mayor in just four months?

From WPTV: “City commissioners could vote to demote Mayor Tom Campenni from his current position following an age discrimination complaint filed against Campenni by a city employee … Click here to read more

Age discrimination complaint filed against Stuart Mayor Tom Campenni

From WPTV: “Tom Campenni has been mayor for more than three months. City leaders, not wanting to be named in this story, call the allegations ‘deeply concerning’ … Click here to read more

All clear given after bomb threat, evacuation at Stuart Post Office

From WPTV: “The Stuart Post Office was evacuated for a time Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in shortly before 9 a.m. Stuart Police, Stuart Fire Rescue, and the Martin County Sheriffs Office secured the area … Click here to read more