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Martin County

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  • Palm Beach girls' volleyball Class 5A team previews

    DISTRICT 14-5A CORAL GLADES Coach: Elizabeth Dase; Last year's record: 8-13; Returning Starters: Taryn Bagdasariah (Sr.); Stephanie Saavedra (Sr.); Chinwe Okona (Sr.); Returning Reserves: Danielle Barcy (Sr.); Amanda Kline; Olivia Allen (Sr.);...
  • Crist keeps pushing for U.S. Sugar land deal

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday toured the St. Lucie River to keep up his sales pitch for a $536 million Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The governor proposes buying 73,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee......
  • RPOF conservatives rail at Rick Scott

     
    Some of the local Republican Party chairs who had a hand in bringing down Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer have sent an angry letter to GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott. The letter defends Attorney General Bill McCollum, Scott's...
  • Kite Surfer Killed in Rare Shark Attack

    Kite Surfer Killed in Rare Shark Attack
    STUART, Fla. -- Sharks have killed a kite surfer off an Atlantic beach in a rare fatal attack in Florida waters. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a lifeguard first saw 38-year-old Stephen Howard Schafer in distress Wednesday about 500 yards from...
  • Shark attack kills kite surfer

    Shark attack kills kite surfer
    Sharks have killed a kite surfer off an Atlantic beach in a rare fatal attack in Florida waters. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a lifeguard first saw38-year-old Stephen Howard Schafer in distress Wednesday about 500yards from shore, near the...
  • Stimulus dollars headed to Treasure Coast this week

    The first dollars from the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package arrive on the Treasure Coast this week. But the bigger ticket items -- the ones designed to create jobs -- are months away at the earliest. This week unemployment benefits in...
  • 4.5 million people without power after Frances; dumps up to 13 inches of rain

    Deceptive, destructive Hurricane Frances seized Florida Sunday in a stranglehold of water, wind and sheer persistence. But meanwhile, recovery efforts began even before the state got loose from the storm's painful grip. With a span the size of Texas and...
  • Storms' double punch has precedent

    In one of the cruelest twists of this history-making hurricane season, Jeanne plowed ashore late Saturday almost exactly where Frances did three weeks earlier. But that's not a first for Florida -- or even for the same stretch of coastline. At least...
  • War puts patriotism above politics

    For months, Cathy Dubin and a group of loyal Democrats had gathered here to plan how they would commemorate the darkest political day of their lives. They decided on a stadium-size rally with a rock band, big-name politicians and movie stars. They...
  • Miami-Dade FEMA claims high in poor areas

    HOMESTEAD -- The manager of a check-cashing store in this southern Miami-Dade city says he has cashed as many as 30 disaster relief checks a day for residents since Hurricane Frances hit Florida on Labor Day weekend. The storm made landfall more than 140...
  • Timeline of the canker epidemic

    The state is battling citrus canker in 12 counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Manatee, Collier, Hendry, Martin, DeSoto, Brevard, Highlands, Monroe and Orange. Control efforts in Hillsborough County have been completed. 1994: Citrus canker declared...