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Upside-down flag in Stuart prompts confrontation

A Treasure Coast veteran is outraged after seeing the American flag flying upside down outside a McDonald's on U.S. 1 and Johnson Avenue.. An upside-down flag is the official sign of distress and the flag wasn't being flown properly. Ben Gilbreth, a local Air Force veteran, to fix the problem for

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-20 17:03:20

DNA, fingerprints lead to 2 arrests in Port St. Lucie home invasion

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A trail of discarded clothing from a home invasion in Port St. Lucie led investigators to DNA and fingerprints that positively matched two suspects, according to a recently released police report. Port St. Lucie Police arrested Dustin Bowen, 22, and William Merchant, 34, of St

WPTV - 2017-09-20 20:40:59

Stuart police investigating body found at Shepard Park

STUART - Stuart police are investigating a body found at Shepard Park, police spokesman Jeff Kittredge said. Between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Monday, police received a call of a body found in the park, 600 S.W. Ocean Blvd. More: Body of missing Vero Beach swimmer found Though police believe the death was du

TCPALM - 2017-09-19 14:33:54

Costco, Port St. Lucie talk new location right after warehouse store drops Palm City plan

Costco's failure to meet all of Martin County's building requirements doesn't mean the project is dead. The wholesaler can submit a new proposal, tweaked to meet county regulations. LIDIA DINKOVA/TCPALM.COM Wochit Exactly 15 minutes after TCPalm broke the news that Costco would withdraw its applica

TCPALM - 2017-09-19 17:40:59

Where should Costco open on the Treasure Coast?

Now that Costco has thrown in the towel on its Palm City plans, what's next for the wholesale club? After 3 years submitting and resubmitting plans for a location on Martin Highway between Florida's Turnpike and High Meadow Avenue, shockingly the wholesale club is still interested in opening a Treas

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 15:08:31

Martin Co. girl, 4, recovering after shark bite

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -- She is just 4-years-old, but already proving to be a fighter. Violet Jalil is back at home from the hospital after being bitten by a shark in late August at Bathtub Beach in Stuart. Since the day she was attacked, she has defied doctor's expectations. "She was there for a litt

WFLX.COM - 2017-09-20 08:09:50

Find out if your books are worth bucks

STUART - Are those old books you saw at a garage sale worth anything? Did you really find a first edition at the flea market? Do you have vintage treasures or just dusty old books? The Friends of the Martin County Library System will offer answers to these questions and more during How to Identify a

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 20:22:52

Treasure Coast Fishing Report: Find clean water

Why is the water brown? Well, because a lot of rainfall fell during and after Hurricane Irma. And it really fell in the western portions of the county. Blue Cypress Lake is flooded out for now, and Joe Middleton Park is closed there. The Stick Marsh, Garcia and the new Fellsmere Water Management Are

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 22:34:07

"I was bitten by a shark!"

The brace on her leg is a constant now for 4-year-old Violet Jalil. So, it seems, is her smile. "That is a shark bite!" she said, pointing to the massive scars on her leg underneath the brace and laughing while she did it. On August 27th, Violet was in the water at Bathtub Beach in Stuart when she w

WPBF NEWS 25 - 2017-09-21 03:21:00

Two arrested in connection with Port St. Lucie home invasion where women were bound

PORT ST. LUCIE - Police researched DNA and analyzed phone records in making a case against two men in a May home invasion incident in which investigators said women were bound with plastic ties, according to records. Dustin Lee Bowen, 22, of Stuart, surrendered to authorities at the St. Lucie County

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 17:19:57

Peggy's Natural Foods celebrates 35th anniversary

STUART - September marks a milestone anniversary for Peggy Ranger. Her store, Peggy's Natural Foods, has been serving the greater Stuart community for 35 years. The store is celebrating the 35-year anniversary for the entire month of September. Each day you shop at Peggy's in September, enter a free

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 18:15:23

Costco should stay in Martin County, according to officials. But why would it want to?

Costco representatives and Martin County staff members met Thursday to discuss Costco's development proposal and tweaks that should be made for the plan to meet county building requirements. LIDIA DINKOVA/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Wochit MARTIN COUNTY - The Treasure Coast has seven Walmarts and sev

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 20:40:40

PrepZone Picks: Which teams will win in Week 5? | Poll

Here is the schedule for this week's high school football matchups. Vote for which teams you think will win. If you don't see the polls right away, please refresh your browser window. All games are at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Jensen Beach at Sanford-Seminole Father Lopez at John Carroll Cathol

TCPALM - 2017-09-21 03:46:47

Top 5 (post-hurricane cleanup) things to do this weekend on the Treasure Coast

If you've cleaned up your debris-littered yards and caught up on post-hurricane sleep, you're probably ready to have some fun this weekend. And there's no shortage of events Saturday and Sunday across the Treasure Coast. Here are the top 5 things to do this weekend. Following this week's Internation

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 21:49:35

Ya like coffee and cream? Not when it's thrown on me

That's what a 51-year-old man told a Martin County Sheriff's deputy happened to him Aug. 21, a sheriff's report states. A deputy went to 3 Brothers Brunch in Hobe Sound where the man said he invited a friend identified as Jeannete Rolle, 52, to have breakfast, which is the first meal of the day, wit

TCPALM - 2017-09-20 09:00:09

Martin County businesses, leaders gather supplies for Operation Keys to Recovery

Martin County Commissioner Harold Jenkins and Stuart Mayor Troy McDonald will drive a 24-foot box truck of much-needed materials Sunday to Big Pine Key to help individuals in the Keys working to rebuild their lives. To ensure that "Operation Keys to Recovery" includes fully stocked essentials, sever

CBS12.COM - 2017-09-20 15:31:26

At a potluck for linemen, dozens came out to help the helpers | TCPalm Trending

Power, as we just found out, is a precious commodity. But so are those who worked hard to restore it. Ashley Amarello, of Stuart, lost power for 12 hours as Hurricane Irma roared through. Other friends were out significantly longer, yet all were impressed at the speed with which Florida Power & Ligh

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 19:50:25

Homegrown: As habitat dwindles, efforts to save unique, local Lakela's mint intensify

Lakela's mint, first identified in the early 1960s, grows in exactly one spot on Planet Earth: a narrow, three 3-mile stretch of Indian River and St. Lucie counties. PATRICK DOVE/TCPALM Cheryl Peterson picks a tiny leaf from the low, scrubby bush and tells me to taste it. It's peppermint - emphasis

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 20:48:29

Roadside collection for Hurricane Irma debris underway, slowly

Nathan Byram talks about how he and his neighbors in Hidden Palms cleared fallen trees from the road leading into his subdivision, 40th Avenue Southwest, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Indian River County. LAURENCE REISMAN/TCPALM Wochit The trees and bushes Hurricane Irma blew down will take weeks t

TCPALM - 2017-09-19 21:14:01

HISTORICAL VIGNETTES: Archibald Alvin Hendry Jr., entrepreneur, Part 2

A.A. 'Buck' Hendry was a no-nonsense man of many accomplishments and successful business ventures. By the mid-'50s, he had renovated and improved Hendry's Deluxe Cottages with eight fine rentals on Indian River Drive; in October 1955, he sold 14 acres of property to Marian Miller for $6,500. In Apri

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 17:07:53