Monday January 10, 2022

In accordance with Chapter 775 of the Florida Statutes, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about declared Sexual Predator, 45-year-old Jose Aneiro, who is now residing at 403 Pelican Lake Drive, and 48-year-old Anthony Reina, who is now residing at 103 Pelican Lake Drive, both in Pahokee.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident in Glades County. On January 7th at around 2:30 in the morning, a 23-year-old Stuart man was traveling north on State Road 78. At the same time a Clewiston man and 31-year-old operator of a semi-tractor trailer, was traveling south. According to FHP, the Stuart man attempted to pass another vehicle. Both drivers evasively swerved toward the northbound lane. But unfortunately, the Stuart man collided head on with the Semi, coming to a final rest in a ditch along County Road 721. The 23-year-old unidentified driver from Stuart, was pronounced deceased on scene.

During a recent press briefing, Florida Department of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie, confirmed that around a million COVID-19 rapid test kits sat in a warehouse during the fall when demand was low. He said the kits expired just before the new year, when there wasn’t adequate demand to use the rapid tests. Some Floridians took to Twitter to express their outrage at the news. Newsweek reports that in December, aerial footage of long lines at a Miami drive-thru COVID-19 testing site went viral,. The footage showed bumper-to-bumper traffic stretching into the distance. Meanwhile, demand for at home testing is rapidly growing. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a consumer alert warning Floridians, about COVID-19 test scams, as Omicron variant cases increase nationwide. The FDA’s website provides an updated list of fraudulent products and warning letters of firms, who have been reported for selling these fake products. To view the list, click here.

Clewiston Police Department is bringing awareness to Human Trafficking, as approximately 20.9 million people are enslaved throughout the world. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Clewiston Police Officers will be wearing a blue ribbon on their uniforms to promote awareness.

CPD simplified the definition as “when force, fraud, or coercion is used to make a person do any kind of labor services, or perform sexual acts for money, it is called human trafficking.” Our local ACT Shelter (Abuse Counseling & Treatment Center) is here to help.  An ACT Advocate is always available in Lee, Hendry, and Glades County. All services are FREE. OPTIONAL. And CONFIDENTIAL. For help or resources, visit