Wednesday August 24, 2022

HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS SMOKING BAN AT COUNTY PARKS

The Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 29, 2022,

at 9:00 am at the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Office, to discuss the appointment of Steven Lynn as Recreation Director.

And following the next day the

Hendry County Board of Commissioners will discuss a proposal to ban smoking in county parks.

It comes after the new law that allows counties and cities the choice of banning smoking at local beaches or public parks.

Hendry County is among other Southwest Florida counties , to address the proposal.

The meeting will be held at The Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers on Tuesday AUGUST 30th at 6:00 p.m.

FATAL CRASH CLOSES LANES FOR HOUR TUESDAY ON SR-29

Closures and delays continued for several hours Tuesday after a fatal early-morning crash involving two pickup trucks.

The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. on SR-29 and Farm Worker Way, before exit 105. Closures on SR-29 extended from Farm Worker to Oil Well Rd.

Florida Highway Patrol says a white Dodge Ram crossed the center line of SR-29, entering the southbound lanes where a black Ford F-250 was approaching.

FHP says a 27-year-old man driving the Ram was killed; three others — a passenger riding with the man killed, and two men in their 50s from the other pickup suffered serious injuries.

Roads were fully open to traffic around 8 a.m. The crash remains under investigation.

And a news story from our sister station WOKC

Deputies continue to search for a suspect, or suspects, responsible for the murder of an Okeechobee County man that occurred over two years ago.

The Okeechobee County sheriff’s office said Jesus (Chui) Torres was murdered on January 31, 2020, in the front yard of his home in Playland Park.

The killer is described as a young, tall, skinny Black man. He was accompanied by two tall, skinny Hispanic men at the time of the incident.

They were seen in a dark gray Dodge Charger with tinted windows, officials said.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Detective LaFlam at 833-763-3117, ext. 5023 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers.