Thursday October 29, 2020

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission identified an employee killed Tuesday in a boating crash the happened near West Palm Beach. The victim, 29 year old FWC Fisheries Biologist Dana Katz of Hypoluxo, died in the crash, that also injured two other civilian employees.

Spokeswoman Carol Lyn Parrish said Wednesday the two injured FWC staff members, remain hospitalized but are reportedly in stable condition. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said the FWC workers were traveling east on the C-51 when their vessel collided with a concrete piling underneath the Congress Avenue eastbound ramp to Southern Boulevard. The PBSO Marine Unit is investigating the crash.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed 4,115 additional cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the state’s known total to 790,426. Also, 66 resident deaths were announced, bringing the resident death toll to 16,505. Hendry County has broken the 2200 mark in cases, with 2,209 total cases reported. No new deaths have been reported for Hendry. The county’s death toll stands at 43.

A news affiliate reports, man carrying a shovel was shot and killed by a deputy back in September, and his family is calling for justice and transparency. Lawyers for Nick Morales’ family say he was shot three times within 13 seconds of when Collier County deputies responded to him in Immokalee. Family of the farmworker want answers. Authorities are calling for deputies to release their dashcam footage.

Last week, 28-year-old Johntavis Simpson was traveling northbound on North Main Street approaching the intersection of NE Avenue C in Belle Glade. Armando Rodriguez was stopped at the stop sign at the same intersection. As Simpson drove forward, Rodriguez accelerated into Simpson’s path, according to the report. Simpsons car struck the driver side of Rodriguez’ golf cart, ejecting him onto the roadway. Rodriguez was transported to St Mary’s Trauma Center for injuries sustained. He died on Tuesday. Armando Rodriguez would have been 95 November 2nd.