According to the Associated Press, two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said. The soldiers killed were Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Both soldiers died Saturday in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation. The two men were assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
A fire inside a freezer at a Belle Glade supermarket was quickly extinguished Saturday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Firefighters responded at around 5 p.m. to a report of a fire at the Bravo Supermarket on MLK Blvd, in Belle Glade. The crews located a fire in the bakery area of the store. Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesperson for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said they did not have to evacuate the entire supermarket. Only those who were near the bakery/deli area were asked to relocate. No injuries were reported, Borroto said.
An Okeechobee woman has been identified in a deadly vehicle accident last Sunday night in Okeechobee County. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officers say 26 year old Ty Huff was driving westbound on State Route 70 West near the 107 Mile Point Marker sometime before seven o’clock at the same time 80 year old Shelba Jean Robinson was coming from the opposite direction. FHP investigators say for reasons not yet known at this time, both vehicles collided head on. Huff and Robinson were pronounced dead at the scene by medics. It’s under investigation. Central Elementary in Clewiston has been designated an “Exceeding Expectations Award School”. Using a database of all schools in the State data is used to identify schools as exceeding expectations which have shown significant progress in improving student achievement. The school was visited for interviews and classroom observations. A careful review of a combination of criteria consisting of Florida State Assessment scores, observations, and interviews, from staff, students, parents, and community members, were conducted. Out of 1,945 Title I schools in Florida, only 31 schools, including Central Elementary School, were nominated based on the criteria. We’ll be hearing from Principal Carter regarding the designation shortly after the news.