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Martin Co. commissioner explains why he jumped health department with hepatitis A report on Facebook

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — During a break in Tuesday’s Martin County Commission meeting, board Chairman Ed Ciampi explained why he posted on his Facebook page an April 17 hepatitis A situation report the Health Department would’ve preferred to make public when it was ready.


2 killed, including 9-year-old girl, in Interstate 95 crash in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said two people died, including a child, Monday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Martin County. The wreck occurred at 5:15 p.m. on I-95 northbound near mile marker 104.


Florida mom, daughter die in rollover wreck on Interstate 95

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman and her 9-year-old daughter were fatally injured in a rollover wreck on Interstate 95 in Martin County. News outlets report 31-year-old Annastasia Velez and her daughter, Amarie Santa-Ana, were injured Monday and later died at hospitals. Amarie’s sisters, 11-ye


Local tire shop urges drivers to check tires often to avoid accidents

STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — A 9-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman werekilled in a horrific rollover crash Monday night on the Treasure Coast. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a tire tread separation may have caused the driver to veer off the road and crash.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Florida deputy fired after kicking inmate who fed cookie to bird

A Florida sheriff's deputy has been fired and charged with battery after surveillance video captured him kicking an inmate who had just tossed a cookie to a bird. The inmate, 31-year-old Mario Christo, was serving a 364-day sentence on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the Pinell


Stuart Air Show joining forces for Fourth of July fireworks celebration

Spectators who gather early at Flagler Park to relax, picnic, and secure prime viewing posts for the City of Stuart's Fourth of July fireworks celebration will have good reason-three reasons, in fact-to train their gazes skyward well before the first mortars launch.


Texting while driving bill passes Florida House

The Florida House (HB 107) has voted to allow officers to pull over drivers for texting while driving, as legislators approved the measure with a 104-9 vote during a Tuesday morning Session.


Florida mom beats son with meat tenderizer during argument over homework

MIAMI, Fla. - A Miami mother reacted violently when her son admitted he didn't do his homework. On April 4, the 9-year-old boy told his mom, Martha Ciguenas, that he had additional homework he was supposed to do over spring break.


Child, adult killed when tire blows out on I-95

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a woman and child Monday evening. FHP says Annastasia Velez, 31, of Fort Pierce, was traveling northbound on I-95 in the area of mile marker 104 when a tire blew.


Florida Judge Orders Robert Kraft Video Not Be Released for Now

A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video could harm chances for a fair trial on misdemeano


Woman accused of performing sex act on Robert Kraft at Jupiter day spa arrested

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A woman accused of performing an illegal sex act on New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Jupiter day spa is now under arrest. 58-year-old Shen Mingbi was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday.


Puppies forced to be euthanized after man found selling them out of purse in Florida

A 20-year-old suspect has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies say he was selling severely dehydrated and malnourished puppies out of a bag in St. Johns County, Fla.


Half-faced amphibians found in Jupiter Farms: possible mutation

JUPITER, Fla. — A woman who lives in Jupiter Farms says she sees all kinds of wildlife, but when she found a frog with half of its face missing, she turned to social media. It's just one of the many perks of living out in Jupiter Farms.


Florida Supreme Court upholds Gov. Ron DeSantis' suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel lost his fight Tuesday to have the Florida Supreme Court return him to duty. The court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis had the constitutional authority to suspend Israel for lapses in his agency when responding to mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman High School in


Ron DeSantis breaks with House on advanced nurses

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been supportive of many health care proposals pushed by House Speaker José Oliva, said Tuesday he doesn’t back one of the Republican leader’s top priorities: allowing advanced nurses to practice independently from physicians.


Plan to expand Florida toll roads expected for Wednesday in Congress

SARASOTA (WWSB) -On Wednesday, the Florida Senate is planning to approve a plan that would build or expand three toll roads in the state. The proposal would require the Florida Department of Transportation to set up task forces to study economic and environmental impacts of extending the Suncoast Pa


Commissioner shares new information on Hepatitis A outbreak

PALM CITY, Fla. (CBS12) — The source ofHepatitis A in Martin County is still unknown. There have been three deaths and nineteen confirmed cases. Martin County Commissioner Ed Ciampi says many people throughout the county are feeling concerned and afraid since the outbreak began and are looking for m


Civilian action, quick thinking lead to bike thief arrest

STUART, Fla. — A Stuart man was arrested after trying to sell a stolen bicycle to the shop that had originally sold the bike. Shane Gill was charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property.


Florida man takes on Florida speed trap, and wins

If there’s one thing that seems to bind together all Florida men, it’s their ingenuity. And today’s Florida man tale is no different. Because when Florida man takes on Florida speed traps, apparently, he wins.