Tuesday August 16, 2022

A triple shooting in Belle Glade

Deputies are investigating a triple shooting in Belle Glade that left one person dead and two others injured.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon along NW 11th Street.

The first deputies on scene found three men suffering from gunshot wounds. One person died at the hospital.

The other two are expected to survive, the sheriff’s office says.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS.

We will bring you updates on this story as they come in

A PBC school goes into Code Red on Monday

An elementary school was placed on lockdown after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant nearby on Monday afternoon.

 Palm Beach County deputies responded to Berkshire Elementary School on Monday afternoon and blocked off part of the campus with crime scene tape.

The School District of Palm Beach County said the school, located at 1060 South Kirk Road, was placed on a code-red lockdown about 2 p.m. because the Palm Beach Co Office was serving a warrant in the area.

 The school district said no shots were fired on campus,. Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said there was no shooting and deputies were attempting to locate an individual nearby.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said crews were dispatched to the 1000 block of Kirk Road between Chukker Drive and Collin Drive about 2:15 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

However, those crews were cleared about 10 minutes later after being told there was no shooting and no one was hurt.

A parent described the lockdown as a “frantic scene” as concerned parents raced to get their kids from the school after rumors started circulating that something had happened inside the school.

Students said a code red lockdown announcement came over the school’s intercom system and children were moved to another part of the building.

 A code red lockdown — which means nobody can come in or out of any buildings on campus — can be initiated by a Palm Beach County school itself, the school district’s police department, or by an outside law enforcement agency.

The sheriff’s office and the school district reiterated that there were no shots fired near the school.

Update on Lake Okeechobee plan 

A major project to shore up the dike around Lake Okeechobee and revamp the rules for managing the state’s largest lake is nearing completion. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was seeking public comment yesterday before the process is expected to wrap up early next year. 

The dike repairs are expected to be complete this year and are aimed at addressing safety concerns for the more than half-century-old dike. 

Col. James Booth with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the repairs mean that the lake can be managed differently for the communities around it and Everglades to the south. 

Booth stated that,

“Now we’re looking at, how do we take the benefits of that safety and find the best use of that water that we can to spread benefits across the system.” 

The new rules for managing the lake are expected to be in place next spring. Among the top concerns is addressing lake flows that have triggered widespread toxic algae blooms. 

Country Music Video Being Filmed in Glade County

If you happen see a film crew out and about – well there’s a good reason for it

Glades County was chosen again for a country music video.  The same company that shot a Zac Brown video last year will do some filming starting August 19th through the 21st, including shooting at a rodeo at the Bronson arena. 

You may remember a similar situation when they were here to shoot video for the Zac Brown Band song “were all in the same boat” that featured scenes from lake Okeechobee.  At this time we are not at liberty to say who or what song this shoot may be for, but when we get that information we will be sure to bring you an update