Remember the woman who broke into Mar-a-Lago in 2019? Well its reported that she is still behind bars even though she finished her sentence. According to reports, Yujing Zhang still remains at the Glades County Detention Facility under the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after completing her 8-month trespassing sentence. Zhang was first taken into custody after making several false statements to gain access into private areas of Mar-a-Lago in 2019. Authorities say, Zhang had not intentions of hurting anyone. Court documents show that she will be removed to China within a matter of weeks. Read more here.
A local resident has recently been featured by her college newspaper The FAMUAN. Zi’Kiara O’Neal is a fourth-year psychology major at Florida A&M with a minor in criminal justice. O’Neal is from Belle Glade, and she is now the CEO of a small business called Konfidential Girl, LLC which was established in July of last year. O’neal was recognized because her business was birthed out of hardship due to the pandemic. She lost her job and realized she needed to make some money. The FAMUAN reports that she began to take entrepreneurship advice from a business owner she knew, and that was only the beginning. She wanted to sell products that she knew would boost another woman’s or girl’s confidence. Currently, O’Neal’s business contains lashes, anklets, and charm bracelets, but she is looking forward to expanding and revamping soon. You can check out Zi’Kiara O’Neal on Instagram at @shopkonfidentialgirl.
The remains of a male and female cub, both believed to be about three months old, were found Thursday in North Belle Meade, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Their cause of death is unknown. Their deaths mark 12 total panther deaths this year. Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeast but are now confined to a small portion of habitat along the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to decrease because of encroaching development.
So, here is the latest in COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Florida. As of April 5, all persons 18 years of age and older are eligible. Teens that are 16 or 17 years of age are also eligible only for the Pfizer vaccine though; And children under 16 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician are also eligible. Now, every recipient must be either a resident of Florida or someone who is here to provide health care services that require direct contact with patients. Those eligible for the vaccine can visit myvaccine.fl.gov to get pre-registered for the COVID-19 vaccine. Callbacks are made in the order individuals register. If you miss the callback, a detailed voicemail will be left and operators will make multiple attempts to reach you. Callbacks from the statewide preregistration site will come from a number with the area code of the county for which you registered. You can also expect to receive an email confirmation of your appointment if you provide an email address. Florida Preregistration System Toll-Free Numbers for our listening area are included below:
Glades: 866-201-6695 or (TTY) 833-476-1524
Hendry: 866-201-6745 or (TTY) 833-990-3548
More: For all other counties, click here
Due to a broken water main, the Port LaBelle Utility System service area is currently under a precautionary boil water notice. The boil water notice is expected to last 3 days. Residents will be notified when the notice has been lifted. Residents with question or concerns are asked to call 863-675-5376.
Are you looking for a new career? Palm Tran tweeted Monday they have multiple positions currently available. Among the jobs available include bus operators, contracts compliance coordinator and administrative services supervisor. Visit the Palm Tran jobs site to learn more about the positions and how to apply. Job Opportunities | Sorted by Job Title ascending | Palm Tran Careers (governmentjobs.com)
The Harry Chapin Food Bank will be providing free food at the Forrey Drive location Wednesday April 7, from 10 a.m. – Noon in LaBelle.