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Recent articles by Jon:

Haunted house inspired by real life scares

The imaginary horrors of the haunted house are nothing compared to Jacob Blake’s real life experiences. → Read More

Importance of reading goes beyond the classroom at Warfield Elementary School

WPTV visited Warfield Elementary School in Indiantown to see the importance of getting young minds excited to read. → Read More

New public charter high school coming to Martin County

The first step was taken Tuesday to bring a new public charter high school to Martin County. → Read More

New recycling bins, trash fees coming to Martin County

Martin County has locked up a new deal with its waste hauler. → Read More

Fort Pierce Inlet gets ready for lobster mini season

With lobster mini season around the corner, divers and boaters aren't the only ones preparing. → Read More

Martin County recover homemade gun from stolen car

Martin County deputies were on the lookout for a stolen car over the holiday weekend, but when they found it, they also uncovered something they don’t see very often, a homemade gun. → Read More

Businessman pivots from citrus to pest control

The pandemic led many people to re-evaluate their lives, and in some cases, find new work. → Read More

Martin County setting up more mobile vaccination sites

The Department of Health in Martin County is working with the Florida Division Of Emergency Management to get more shots in arms this week. → Read More

Sexual assault of elderly woman investigated in Martin County

Martin County deputies are stepping up patrols in one community after an elderly woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night. → Read More

Sheriff wants added resources for mental health crisis

It was only a few seconds, but there was a lot of drama in the video Martin County Sheriff William Snyder showed county commissioners Tuesday. → Read More

Olympic qualifying baseball tournament will be held in Palm Beaches and on Treasure Coast

The World Baseball Softball Confederation says an Olympic qualifying baseball tournament will be held in the Palm Beaches and on the Treasure Coast. → Read More

78-year-old Stuart woman won't be charged after leading deputies on slow-speed chase in stolen truck

No charges will be filed after a woman with dementia stole a truck from a residence in Stuart where she lives, and led deputies on a 10-mile, slow-speed chase down U.S. 1. → Read More

Seniors find success getting COVID-19 vaccine at small, area pharmacies

Most of the headlines surrounding getting a vaccine involve supermarkets or national drug chains. However, some people have had success going to a smaller site to get the coveted COVID-19 shot. → Read More

New program in Martin County to provide Narcan to reduce overdose deaths

In the program, Martin County Fire Rescue leaves behind two cans of Narcan to participants. It’s a medication that can reverse overdoses. → Read More

Outreach programs helping close vaccination gap in Indian River County

Indian River County ranks in the top five in the state by percentage of seniors vaccinated. That's partly due to the number of outreach efforts to make sure underserved communities are not overlooked. → Read More

Some seniors struggling to get COVID-19 vaccine in Martin County

While the number of seniors getting their COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida continues to climb, a majority of residents 65 and older are still trying to get a shot. → Read More

Local COVID-19 survivor, on ventilator for weeks, shares recovery story

A local COVID-19 survivor says we can't let our guard down. → Read More

Martin County smoked fish dip company rebounds during COVID-19 pandemic

A Martin County business is surviving and still smoking after it had to pivot when it lost a huge chunk of its customer base during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Martin County plan to buyout flooded homes approved by state

While the wind made its presence known Monday, the water is never far from anyone's thoughts in Hobe Heights. → Read More

Martin County parents want playgrounds built at new elementary schools

New elementary schools are on the horizon in Jensen Beach and Palm City, but some parents are concerned about what may not be part of the new campuses. → Read More