LaBelle man faces second degree murder charges in death of FWC Officer Keen

LABelle — A LaBelle man arrested on Negligent Manslaughter charges on June 14, 2020, in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen, now faces new charges of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted Second Degree Murder – Discharging a firearm, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Possession of Synthetic Cannabis according to […]

Information sought in murder investigation

OKEECHOBEE — On Jan. 31, 2020, at 10:45 a.m., members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at the 1600 block of Northwest 45th Terrace. There, a 30-year-old male, later identified as Jesus Torres, was found wounded and transported to Raulerson Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. If you have […]

Two arrested in connection with murder

OKEECHOBEE — On April 26, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Okeechobee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of Northeast 14th Avenue in reference to a body in the street. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim, 24-year-old Tohermain Rosier. He was pronounced deceased by Okeechobee County Fire Rescue. The case was turned over to Detective […]

‘Real Scoop’ group admin found shot in Ft. Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE — Broward County homicide detectives are investigating the shooting of a woman with ties to Okeechobee. Shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, deputies from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting call at 2651 N.W. Eighth Place in Fort Lauderdale. After arriving, deputies located a woman later identified as […]

Teen arrested on charges of homicide

HENDRY COUNTY — On Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, 19-year-old Benjamin Nieves was arrested and transported to the Hendry County Jail on charges of murder and attempted murder. Since Nov. 10, 2019, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been investigating the shooting death of 27-year-old Luis Andres Salas, Jr., of LaBelle. On Nov. 10, […]

Belle Glade woman charged with attempted murder

BELLE GLADE — On Dec. 6, 2019, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Dontoria Bennett, 24, of Southest Sixth Street in Belle Glade, on the charge of Attempted First Degree Murder with a firearm. Bennett was transported to the PBC Jail where she is being held on no bond. On Nov. 19, deputies […]

House searched in probe of trans woman’s slaying

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) reports that in conjunction with state authorities, deputies executed a search warrant Friday, Sept. 20, on a home at 501 S. W.C. Owen Ave. in Clewiston, where there was believed to be evidence from a recent brutal murder.​ The office’s Criminal Investigations Division, HCSO Special Response Team, […]

Local trans woman memorialized

PAHOKEE — A Pahokee resident murdered on Sept. 4 became the 18th transgender woman to be murdered in the United States this year (and the 17th black trans woman slain in 2019), the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council said on its Facebook page Monday, Sept. 9. The victim was Bee Love Slater. The PBCHRC […]

Drug deal leads to murder

After a vehicle was pulled from a canal last week, the deceased driver was found to have multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and head. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jonathon Gove responded to a call early Friday morning, May 17. The caller said there was a vehicle in the canal at the 1000 block […]

Okeechobee man accused of second degree murder in connection with wife’s death

OKEECHOBEE – An Okeechobee man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his wife. On Friday, April 19, 2019 at approximately 6:41 a.m., Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a 911 call. The caller advised that his wife tried to kill him, and he thinks she is dead. Deputies […]