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

US Rep. Brian Mast wants to speed up Lake Okeechobee reservoir project

WPTV reports that “U.S. Congressman Brian Mast has unveiled a proposal that would speed up the completion of Everglades restoration projects, including a massive reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee approved by the Florida Legislature this year … Click here to read more

Thieves literally fishing for mail in Stuart

From WPTV: “In this age of cybercrime, there’s a low-tech crime that’s catching the attention of police in Stuart. Thieves are literally fishing for your mail. On Google Earth, you can see where the mailboxes used to be, across the street from the U.S. Post Office … Click here to read more

Local leaders fight against proposed increase in Florida homestead exemption from $50K to $75K

From WPTV: “Treasure Coast government officials met Monday in Fort Pierce to voice their concern over a proposal in the Florida Legislature to increase the homestead exemption from $50,000 to $75,000. Martin County could lose $8 million annually if the tax cut is passed by voters in 2018 … Click here to read more

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

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

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