Clewiston man arrested in connection to Hubert’s death

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on June 12 Terrance Demetrius Thomas, 30, of Clewiston, was arrested in connection with the death of Jamal Hubert. He is being held on $100,000 bond. Hendry County investigators are continuing to look into information they are receiving. If you have information in the […]

Missing Clewiston man’s body found

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) press release stated that the identity of the person found on June 6, in a canal in Palm Beach County, has been positively identified as 30-year-old, Jamal Hubert. At the time of the press release HCSO investigators were not certain of the cause of death […]

Five die as plane crashes into lake

PAHOKEE — Five people died Friday, March 8, when a plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The plane crash victims have been identified as: Eduardo Mulet, 45, of West Palm Beach; Eric Peterson, 73, Lighthouse Point; Matthew Fiorello, 36, of Palm Beach Gardens; Heather Bridwell, 43, […]

Pahokee man died in traffic crash

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 1:16 p.m. on March 12, a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Rodolfo Rivera, 72, of Pahokee, was traveling northbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane, passing Mile Marker 81 in Palm Beach County. Mr. Rivera failed to maintain single lane and […]

Palm Bay man killed in traffic accident

A Palm Bay man was killed early Monday morning, March 11 after reportedly entering the path of oncoming traffic. 26-year-old Jose Emilio Reguero was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer on County Road 68 when he initiated a left turn onto U.S. 441 South and entered the path of a 2006 Chevrolet traveling Northbound. Mr. Reguero’s […]

Early morning crash claims 2 lives

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man and woman died from injuries received in an early morning crash on March 8. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 5:45 a.m. a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina operated by Sylvester Gibson, 50, of Belle Glade, was traveling eastbound on Runyan Village Road. The Chevrolet proceeded […]

Man flies from Hawaii to Hendry County to forgive mother’s killer

LaBELLE — This is the story of a desire for closure and personal peace so strong that finally finding it — through the unconditional forgiveness and love Jesus preaches through the Bible — drove a man to fly from his home in Hawaii, twice, to LaBelle to read a poem for his mother’s convicted killers. […]

Study links phones to increase in teen suicides

A research study published in November 2017 in “Clinical Psychological Science” indicated that the combination of “smartphones” and social media could be linked to the increase in depression and suicide among teenagers in the United States. The researchers noted a sudden increase in teen depression, suicide risk factors and suicide rates starting in 2012. Teenagers […]

Mother posts video about teen suicide pact in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee mother posted a tearful video online Wednesday, warning others about a teen suicide pact, and asking all teenagers to report it if one of their friends talks about taking their own life. The parents were alerted to their daughter’s suicide attempt when an Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputy came to […]

Okeechobee man dies in traffic crash

OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee man died in a collision on U.S. Highway 441 Saturday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, Ricky Pruitt, 70, of Okeechobee was driving a Honda CN250 motorscooter southbound on U.S. Highway 441 around 1:34 p.m. on March 17. Jeffrey Adams, 69, also of Okeechobee was driving a Ford […]