Sen. Bill Nelson hears concerns on algae

From WPTV: “At a packed house at Stuart City Hall, many hammered the Senator on this issue. ‘Rashes, irritation,’ said Robert Lord Jr. at Martin Health System. ‘Getting worse all the time,’ said Mark Perry with Florida’s Oceanographic Society … Click here to read more

Former president of Stuart Air Show reaches plea deal

From WPTV: “The former president of the Stuart Air Show has reached a plea deal in connection with grand theft charges. Michael Roberts was accused of stealing … Click here to read more

Family confronts killer who breaks four decades of silence

From WPTV: “The murder happened in 1977. James Morgan, then 16, killed and sexually assaulted 66 year-old Gertrude Trbovich in her Stuart home. Morgan stabbed the victim more than 60 times and bit her breast, leaving marks that helped identify him as the killer … Click here to read more

Florida cracks down on potential voter fraud

From WPTV: “If you’re a registered voter in Florida your information will soon be entered in a national, universal system to make sure you are not double voting or registered in multiple states … Click here to read more

Large fire destroys 10 units at Stuart condo: 2 people treated for smoke; 1 cat dies in blaze

From WPTV: “Firefighters extinguished a large condominium fire at Cedar Pointe Villages on East Ocean Boulevard in Stuart on Monday night that displaced several people … Click here to read more

Martin voters asked for two tax increases for schools

From WPTV: “Martin County Commissioners approved the ballot language for two tax proposals sought by the school district. If both proposals fail, School board chair Christia Li Roberts says the district may be able to get by for a year, then big cuts to things like arts, music and athletics could be coming … Click here to read more

Septic-sewer conversions costing residents up to $11,000 in Martin County

From WPTV: “How much is too much to pay to protect the environment? For homeowners on the Treasure Coast, $11,000 is the price they have to pay and some of them are not happy about it. Don Bartz, who lives at North River Shores in Stuart … Click here to read more

Costco looks into opening warehouse club in Stuart

From WPTV: “Costco is now looking at opening a store in Stuart, just a few miles away from where some people in Palm City protested a proposed Costco store last year … Click here to read more

Treasure Coast residents don’t take kindly to Brightline CEO’s name-calling

From WPTV: “The name calling started on Capitol Hill Thursday morning with Brightline’s CEO and his choice for words for the Treasure Coast, calling those who oppose the plan, ‘narrow-minded.'” … Click here to read more

Backpage shutdown means more street prostitution, MCSO says

From WPTV: “Backpage, a popular website used to solicit sex was shut down by the feds this week. In Martin County, deputies are expecting more women to sell themselves on the street now as a result. As much as Backpage made it easier to buy and sell sex, investigations into the illegal trade would often start there.  … Click here to read more

2 injured after boats collide in Martin County

From WPTV: “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into why two boats collided on the St. Lucie River around 11:30 Tuesday morning. No names have been released yet of those involved, but two people were hurt, and one man was taken to Martin Memorial South hospital with serious injuries … Click here to read more