Brother and sister accused of abusing disabled woman

OKEECHOBEE — The woman who was arrested after calling 911 and asking them to make her brother stop looking at her last month is back in jail on charges of neglect of a disabled adult without great bodily harm and aggravated abuse of a disabled adult. Cheryl Starbuck, 70, Southeast 23rd Court, was arrested, along […]

Two teens face armed robbery, drug charges

OKEECHOBEE — Two teens were charged with armed robbery after allegedly holding guns to the heads of a man and woman on Monday night, July 15, and demanding they give them money. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Devon Satallante responded to a call on U.S. 98 North at the Okeechobee Civic Center at approximately 8 p.m. […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Quantavius Clark

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Quantavius Clark, 19, black, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on Palm Beach Road in South Bay. Clark is wanted on a warrant for […]

Crime stoppers is searching for Felicia Salinas

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Felicia Salinas also known as Felicia Kirby, 37, white, female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 170 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was on U.S. 27 in South Bay. Salinas is wanted on a warrant for […]

Cattle killed in truck crash in Hendry County

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HENDRY COUNTY – Thirty-seven head of cattle were killed in a truck crash County Road 833, near the intersection of Zipper Grove Road, in Hendry County on Wednesday, July 10, at 11:51 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Paul Waynevan Sickle, 59, of Wauchula, was driving a 2001 Kenworth Truck north on CR […]

Teen accused of Country Village homicide

LABELLE — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on July 3, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a shooting that had just occurred. Deputies responded to Commodore Place, located at County Village in LaBelle. Upon their arrival, they discovered 19-year-old David Zavala unresponsive in the […]

Another driver is found passed out in drive-thru

OKEECHOBEE — For some reason, McDonald’s seems to be the “place to go” when one wants to take a nap in the early morning hours, and once again, a motorist was arrested after being found passed out in the drive-thru. On Saturday, June 29, at 1:10 a.m., Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting […]

Man dies from injuries sustained during shooting in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — On Thursday, July 4, just before 4 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Southwest Ninth Street. Upon arrival deputies located a Clarence Robinson suffering from gunshot wound(s). The adult male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A motive and suspect information […]

3 overdose on heroin in one week

OKEECHOBEE — Three people overdosed on heroin, laced with fentanyl, in Okeechobee County this week and only one survived, said Sheriff Noel E. Stephen. On Tuesday morning, June 25, a young man overdosed followed shortly afterward by another. Soon after that, a third individual ran from law enforcement officers, who had a warrant for the […]

Accountant sentenced after pleading no contest

A local accountant who allegedly stole more than $300,000 from area restaurants entered a plea of no contest to one charge of grand theft this week. She was sentenced to four years’ probation and must make restitution in the amount of $6,800.76 to one of the restaurants. Her second charge is on Judge Michael Heisey’s […]