Tuesday October 27, 2020

https://swflorida.blogspot.com/ reports, both Hendry County and Glades County welcomes early voters. Saturday in LaBelle, there were no lines and the offices are open from 9 to 5 with weekday hours from 7 to 7. As of 1 p.m. Saturday in Hendry county there were 2,622 mail-in votes received, and 3,519 early votes. 19,057 citizens are eligible to vote this year in Hendry. In Moore Haven, early voting is from 8:30 to 4:30. Of the 7,097 registered Glades voters, 1,571 have cast ballots so far by mail, and on the first day of early voting, at 1 p.m.: 186 had voted in person. More than 22% of registered voters have already cast their ballots.

Florida business daily reports that 46.7 percent of LaBelle residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2018, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 41.3 percent for this demographic group. In 2018 the total LaBelle population reached 3,722. Out of 1,982 people who had a job, all belonged to the civilian labor force. The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working. For more information, visit the link below.


The Florida Department of Health reports 3,361 new COVID-19 infections reported statewide on Sunday through 11:59 p.m. The death count increased by at least 20. The positivity rate is now 5.94 percent statewide based on Sunday’s test recording. Hendry County is just one case away from reporting 3,000 total positive cases, including those in non-residents. Hendry County has seen 43 deaths from the virus. Glades County is just outside the 600 mark with 597 confirmed cases and 6 deaths. State wide, there are now a total of 782,013 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 16,449 deaths.

At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade, an investigation by USA TODAY Network found. Officers have beaten members of the public, planted evidence and used their badges to harass women. They have lied, stolen, dealt drugs, driven drunk and abused their spouses. Reporters from USA TODAY, its affiliated newsrooms across the country and the nonprofit Invisible Institute in Chicago spent more than a year creating the biggest collection of police misconduct records. Obtained from thousands of state agencies, prosecutors, police departments and sheriffs, the records detail at least 200,000 incidents of alleged misconduct, much of it previously unreported. The records obtained include more than 110,000 internal affairs investigations by hundreds of individual departments and more than 30,000 officers who were decertified by 44 state oversight agencies.

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Tarnished Brass: Fired for a felony, again for perjury. Meet the new police chief.

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