South Elementary School presents Students of the Week

OKEECHOBEE — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Dec. 2. They are, in no particular order: Alexiz Crowell, Teraj Allen, Talan Pinon, Emily Ramirez, Wyatt Yates, Tatum Smith, Laci Christensen, Glenn Anderson, Logan May and Bella Sanchez.

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 […]

Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). • Thomas Seals, 26, Northwest 36th Street, was arrested […]

Multi-vehicle pileup blocks Fire Tower Road

GLADES COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 6:41 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Wellinton Acosta Acevedo, of Lehigh Acres was driving a 2003 Volvo semi pulling a trailer on County Road 74/County Road 731 (Fire Tower Road in Glades County). The semi was traveling east on CR 74. A 2008 Ford […]

Lieutenant Michael Hazellief is honored

OKEECHOBEE — Lt. Michael Hazellief attended the FBI National Academy, Session 277, in Quantico, Va., during the summer and graduated on Sept. 13. The academy was an intense 10-week academy that focused on advanced communications, leadership, best practices and standards, and fitness training for selected officers. Lt. Hazellief was the first deputy to attend the […]

Prayer scam is the latest to hit Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — One of the latest scams to hit our area is the prayer scam. In this scam, the suspect(s) approach and befriend a victim, oftentimes of Hispanic descent. The suspects then convince the victim that they will pray over their money and their family. The victim followed the suspects to their home and they […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Andrea Harold

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Andrea Harold, 31, black, female, 5 feet tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and she has multiple tattoos. Her last known address is at large. Harold is wanted on a warrant for petit theft. Anyone with information is urged […]

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner serves the community of Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On Nov. 27, Elder Adolph Lee and First Lady Neta Corbett Lee along with their daughter Kaitlynn, coordinated the New Beginnings Deliverance Holiness Church annual Pre-Thanksgiving dinner. This event is about the mission of giving and for almost 20 years over 120 people in the Clewiston community receive a meal. The Ladies of […]

Hendry deputies teach preschoolers

CLEWISTON — Children from the Harlem Daycare in Clewiston enjoyed a fun-filled morning with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Crime Interdiction Unit (CIU). Deputies hosted a class teaching students about safety, what to do in an emergency, and respect. All participants were presented a sheriff’s star, bookmark and pencil at the conclusion. Sheriff’s Sgt. Wanda […]

Road Watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • U.S. 27 from Industrial Canal to Central Street in Clewiston: (Construction project) Crews will install welcome signs, lighting, fencing, and landscaping at the eastern […]