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DeSantis arrives in Stuart Monday with Mast to take close look at algae in St. Lucie River

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Mast, a Palm City Republican, will meet at Stuart City Hall at 6 p.m. Monday to tour the river to see firsthand how discharges from Lake Okeechobee have effected Treasure Coast waterways, according to Mast's office.

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Stuart man charged with child abuse after teacher spots bruise on face of 3-year-old

Cody Deal, 22, of the 2000 block of Southwest Montego Terrace in Stuart, was charged with felony child abuse Wednesday.


What's the best way to get association members' names for bulk cable contract?

Editor’s note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC., respond to questions about Florida community association law. The firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and

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Stuart police looking for missing runaway teen

STUART, Fla. - Stuart police are looking for a missing runaway teen.Zach Reid, 16, was last seen on June 25.Anyone who comes in contact with Zach Reid or has any information is asked to contact Det. Calderone at 772-220-3943.Officials say Reid is avoiding contact with law enforcement.Stuart Police a


How low should Lake O go? Army Corps, Brian Mast will discuss today at Stuart City Hall

More:Preventing Lake Okeechobee discharges, algae blooms: How high, how low should you go?


Sheriffs on Treasure Coast joining forces to help fight crime by using video doorbell program

The partnership includes the use of a free Neighbors App, to provide Martin County residents with real-time, local crime and safety information.


Grand jury indicts man on charges he threatened to kidnap, kill Rep. Brian Mast's children

Laurence Key, 68, of Stuart, was charged with communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person.


Black people in Fort Pierce need to emerge from powerlessness

Your time is up. You had a good ride, a long ride upon the backs of the poor. The system consists of keeping the poor, poorer and the rich, richer.


Boynton Beach man accused of stealing cars, breaking into homes in Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach

Sylister Lopez Jones Jr., 22, is accused of stealing a 2009 silver Toyota, then breaking into a home on Southeast Pinero Road and taking a laptop, iPad and car keys at about 2:10 a.m.


Stuart company is expanding, changing its name and planning to add 130 jobs

Do you know how Stuart got its name? Did you know Stuart had a mascot in the 1920s, an alligator named Dirty Ben? Find out more interesting tidbits about Martin County's biggest city.MAUREEN KENYON/TCPALM


Martin County Sheriff launches new crime-fighting partnership

It's in conjunction with RING, a security camera company that provides citizens with real-time, local crime and safety information.


Army Corps, Rep. Brian Mast meeting Friday in Stuart to discuss Lake Okeechobee

"After our Army Corps team conducted several public meetings regarding specific ecosystem restoration projects over the past few weeks, I look forward to this week's visits with agency leaders and elected officials on both the east and west coasts," said Col. Jason Kirk, Jacksonville District comman


Two people shot at Palm Beach County High School Football game  | Where Orlando Turns First For Breaking News, Weather, and Traffic

There has yet to be confirmation of any injuries, but the Palm Beach Post Newspaper is reporting that a helicopter landed on the field, and a man was being treated on the track that surrounds the football field.


Treasure Coast law enforcement using video doorbell to find crime suspects

Every year the Florida Department of Law Enforcement collects data for seven areas of crime. According to their statistics, crime in Martin County rose 14.6 percent overall from 2016 to 2017. GINNY BEAGAN/TCPALM Wochit When a woman stole roof vent covers from the outside of a home in Port St. Lucie


Leaders, residents express concerns over letting Lake Okeechobee fall too low

U.S. Representative Mast, who represents the Treasure Coast and northern Palm Beach County, has asked water managers to explore allowing the lake to fall as low as possible in dry times to minimize the need for harmful releases when there’s too much rain.


Deputies: Teen claiming to be terrorist threatens to blow up St. Lucie County school bus

A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy arrested the teen, a Port St. Lucie High School student, on a felony charge of threat to bomb-false report bomb explosive weapon mass destruction. He also was arrested on misdemeanor charges related to disturbing the peace.


Men sought in counterfeit cash investigation

STUART, Fla. (CBS12) —Police are looking for two men who are suspected of using funny money around Stuart.Police said the two men hit three businesses in an attempt to pass fake $100 bills. The merchants refused to take the fake money.Investigators shared photos of the two men they're looking for. O


Teacher offers kidney to save former student’s life

Bobby Seelman was once a student at Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens and now, at age 20, he’s in need of a kidney transplant.


Sheriffs to announce new crime-fighting eyes

STUART, Fla. - We live in a video age, so whether someone is stealing lawn ornaments, or breaking into cars, there’s a chance it’s caught on a surveillance camera.


Police on lookout for man who tried to get juvenile into his van in Port St. Lucie

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a black male juvenile walking to his bus stop near SW Buttercup Ave. and SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie was approached by the driver of a white van.