Tuesday July 20, 2021

A teenager is accused of fatally shooting a man in Belle Glade last Friday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Nineteen-year-old Tienorris Brown, was located and arrested Wednesday. The shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. in the 900 block of SW Avenue H. Detectives said the victim, who has not been identified, was found dead at the scene with gunshot wounds. Brown was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and charged with first-degree murder and firing a weapon in public.

A month ago, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated when a U.S. district judge in Tampa agreed that the CDC had overstepped its legal authority in creating its Covid-19 guidance for cruise ships. But recently, a federal appeals court issued a temporary stay while the CDC appeals the earlier decision. That keeps the CDC’s Covid-19-related regulations regarding cruise ships in place—at least for now. The CDC says that cruise lines need to make sure 95% of passengers are fully vaccinated before setting sail. Recently, the Sunshine State has become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, according to the U.S. coronavirus coordinator. Our state, where only 47% of the population is fully vaccinated, is seeing an average of 49.3 new daily Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people.

Dr. LaTanya McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, has been accepted into the 2021-2022 class for Leadership Engage, the highly selective flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County. Leadership Engage is a 10-month program that unites community leaders and offers participants a learning experience and a powerful network, with the intent to better Palm Beach County. McNeal, who has led the Belle Glade campus since 2019, is among 48 professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds chosen this year. She says she is “honored and excited to have been selected to participate in the Leadership Engage program.”

Due to a fire in the City of LaBelle, the Fire Department requested a power grid shutdown last night just after 8 o’clock. The Hendry County Sheriffs Office says the cause of the shut now was due to an electrical fire caused by lighting. Power was restored about 2 hours later at 9:46 p.m.

In accordance with Chapter 775 the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Todd Sorren, Date of Birth: 5/23/1965, who is now residing at 504 Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee, FL  33476-3105.          

The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County issued a rabies alert for the Clewiston area. This is in response to a dog that tested positive on July 13,2021. All residents and visitors in Hendry County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population, and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Hendry County. The recent rabies alert is for 30 days. It will expire on August 15th.

For further information on rabies, go to http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/rabies/index.html or call the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County at 863-302-6067, or local animal control at 863-983-1474.

Crime stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Carneshia Lewis, also known as Cannisa and Caneshia Lewis. Her last known address is NE 20th Street, Belle Glade. She is wanted for Felony Grand Theft. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Carneshia Lewis, contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County.

The State Board of Education adopted new student performance standards that claim to strengthen Florida’s education standards. The standards approved include Holocaust Education, Civics and Government, Character Education and Substance Abuse Prevention. The Character Education standards are meant to provide opportunities for students to learn how character contributes to the overall civic health of a society and understand the importance of resiliency, responsibility and respect. Substance Use Prevention standards are meant to give students an opportunity to develop an awareness of the dangers associated with the use and abuse of harmful substances and develop essential knowledge and skills that promote a drug free lifestyle, as well teach them how to support others to be drug free. Civics and government standards were drafted, critiqued, improved upon and finalized, to ensure Florida students have the highest quality civics education standards in the nation, according to the Department of Education.