Okeechobee man dies in crash in Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, on Sunday, Jan. 26, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Dale Reiss, 60, of Okeechobee, was traveling east on S.R. 78, one mile east of Gun Club Drive, on his 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle. James Thomas Ruttan, 77, and passenger, Marcia Kubacki, 75, of Clinton […]

LaBelle man dies in motorcycle accident

HENDRY COUNTY — According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, on Saturday, Jan. 4, at approximately 11:44 a.m., Juan Vazquez Rosas, 31 of LaBelle, was traveling westbound on County Road 78 near Old North River Road on a 2018 Suzuki motorcycle. Michelle Joyce McDaniel, 61 of Henagar, AL, was traveling eastbound on County […]

Man seriously injured in car crash, other driver charged with allegedly driving without a license

HENDRY COUNTY — According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, Robert Crissey, 70, of Homestead, was seriously injured in a car crash on Thursday, Nov. 28, at approximately 5:20 p.m. Mr. Crissey was headed westbound on U.S. 27/S.R. 80 when his vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, collided with a 2007 Ford Expedition. The […]

Residents of mobile home fire lose everything

OKEECHOBEE — A structure fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the 4100 block of U.S. 441 Southeast at Jim’s Place, a mobile home park. Neighbors looked on as the fire raged and black smoke billowed across the road into traffic — several ran across the highway to distance themselves from […]