Friday June 17, 2022

PAHOKEE SIBLINGS ARRESTED FOR FATAL SHOOTING NEAR GLADES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

A 20-year-old Pahokee man and his 17-year-old brother are facing charges in the shooting death of a man last month at a park in Belle Glade, according to court records.

Authorities say Christian Cisneros and his younger brother were involved in the death of a 20-year-old man on the evening of May 7 at Pioneer Park, just west of Glades Central High School.

Both entered not-guilty pleas through their attorneys Monday during an arraignment hearing before Circuit Judge Sara Aliejewicz. Juvenile justice officials transferred the 17-year-old to the Palm Beach County Jail on Friday after prosecutors decided to try him as an adult.

Cisneros has been in custody since his arrest May 13. Both defendants face charges of first-degree murder with a firearm, armed burglary with an assault and armed robbery.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer was killed in a head on collision in St. Lucie County. 

The Florida highway patrol says a 24-year-old Tampa Woman was headed east bound in the wrong lane and collided with the west bound unmarked pick up. 

The Tampa woman and the 35 yea old male officer were killed. 

FHP Major Robert Chandler says we should remember the fallen officer  

The highway patrol is not sure why the female driver was in the other lane. 

A procession of lawmen honored the fallen officer in Ft. Pierce yesterday.  The officer also was assigned to duties in Okeechobee County. 

STATE GUARD REINSTATED BY GOVERNOR DESANTIS

At the end of December 2021, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis announced his intention to reinstate Florida’s State Guard – a private civilian military force of up to 400 volunteers that would sit under his control and which would be funded to the tune of $3.5 million.

Earlier this week the Governor appeared at a press conference to officially unveil the newly established State Guard and to introduce its new director. Florida joins 22 other states across the U.S. with an active state guard. The last time Florida had such a force was when it was established in 1941 after members of the Florida National Guard were diverted to fight in World War 2.

Since then, the end of 2021, a recruitment website has been running to attract applications from a suitable director and to fill the 400 volunteer slots. With all places now filled, the state guard moves ever closer to being in place to assist in times of natural disasters and other states of emergency

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS GET NEW SAFETY FEATURE

Teachers and students in Palm Beach County Schools will soon get an added layer of protection.

Students return to school in Palm Beach County in August for the start of a new school year, and the school district just voted to get panic buttons for teachers when classes start.

“They’re a wearable device that all members in the district, including school staff and teachers, have that allows them to immediately call for help and for on-site responders to know their exact location and the need that they have,” said Brent Cobb, Centegix CEO. Centegix manufactures and sells the devices.

After the recent deadly shooting spree at a school in Uvalde, Texas, and the 2018 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, school officials say getting panic buttons is a step in the right direction to try to prevent these attacks and keep kids safe.

CLEWISTON AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY SELLS FOR $2.68 MILLION

Clewiston agricultural property sells for 2.68 million dollars. Mitchell and Paula Hancock purchased a 1,060-acre agricultural property at County Road 832 in Clewiston from 5F Cattle LLC for $2.68 million. Hunter Ward, CCIM, of LSI Companies brokered the deal.