Wednesday August 12, 2020

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Mark Robert Walker, Date of Birth: 9/24/1952, who is now residing at 609 Pelican Lake Drive, Apt. A, Pahokee, FL  33476-3100. 

According to the Florida Department of Health as of yesterday, 5,831 new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported and 276 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19, a new record for one day deaths in Florida. Hendry County is reporting 1804 positive cases of Covid-19 since testing began in March.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an armed robbery that occurred on July 31. An unknown male, followed the victim from Bobby’s Market in Belle Glade over to Avenue C, Belle Glade, where he physically battered and robbed the victim. The suspect is still on the loose.

An escaped inmate in Hendry County has been captured. Sunday, while being escorted out of the jail on trustee duty, Hendry county inmate Patricia Lyn Woods, decided to escape. A perimeter was set up as 911 callers reported seeing her on east Broward Avenue. Deputies arrived in the area and searched for Woods, finding her on Elm Street, and bringing her back into custody. According to the sheriff’s office spokesperson, she was missing for under an hour. In addition to what she was originally arrested for, she is now facing an additional charge of Escape. 

Former Glades Central Raider and  Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jatavis Brown, a 26-year-old free-agent pickup this offseason, has surprisingly retired from the game. The Eagles placed Brown on the reserve or retired list Sunday. According to a source, he simply felt it was time for him to step away. Brown signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia in March that would pay him a base salary of $910,000 and included $550,000 in guarantees. He was in the mix to compete for a starting spot and was at a minimum expected to be a special-teams contributor.

The Hendry County School District announced all students will start school online on Aug. 24, with an option to return to the physical classroom on Aug. 31st. The board has a 90-day mandatory mask mandate in place.