Florida Highway Patrol to combat aggressive driving

Practice patience when driving on Florida road TALLAHASSEE – Beginning February 23 through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign.  The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. “FHP […]

Crash leaves Clewiston man in serious condition

A 77-year-old Clewiston man was left in serious condition from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident on Jan. 12. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 4:53 p.m. a 1998 Dodge Durango driven by John Hollingsworth was westbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane. A 2015 Volvo 660 truck […]

Clewiston man died in traffic fatality

CLEWISTON — A 76-year-old Clewiston man has died from a single vehicle crash Monday evening. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated Clifton Brown, 76, of Clewiston was pronounced dead at Hendry Regional Medical Center Jan 8. According to the release at approximately 5:15 p.m. Mr. Brown was traveling east on Georgia Avenue west […]

Bicyclist fatality on U.S. 27 in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A 59-year-old bicyclist died from injuries sustained in an accident with a car on Saturday, Dec. 30. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated Jose Portan Vanegaz 59, of Clewiston, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the press release a bicyclist, Mr. Vanegaz, was attempting to cross […]

Flaghole Road crash results in fatality

CLEWISTON — A 53-year-old Clewiston woman died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident on Flaghole Road in Clewiston. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that Zunilda L. Ruiz Diaz, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo on Monday, Jan. 1. According to the release, at approximately 2:57 p.m., Ms. Diaz was traveling […]

Family sustained minor injuries in traffic accident

A 30-year-old woman and four children, under the age of 10, traveling in her minivan sustained minor injuries in a Dec. 12 vehicular accident. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a vehicular accident on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at approximately 7:35 a.m. at U.S. 27 and County Road 835 in Hendry County, involving a 2010 Ford […]

Middle school teacher arrested on twelve drug and neglect charges

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, Chad Pelham, placed 35 year old Maria Otilla Rivera-Magana under arrest on several drug and neglect charges upon leaving Clewiston Middle School. School Resource Officer Pelham had been contacted by medical personnel on Friday, Dec. 1, in the evening hours. They reported to him that two […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Ruben Gonzalez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Ruben Gonzalez, 36, white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on South Lopez Street in Clewiston. Gonzalez is wanted on a felony warrant for […]

Shooting left one dead

On Dec. 5, at approximately 9 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot area of Kentucky Avenue and 10th Street, Clewiston, where they found a man lying on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people. Individuals that were present were administering first aid to the victim who appeared to be suffering […]

Man shot in Pioneer Plantation Community

CLEWISTON — A 65 year old man was shot in the Pioneer Plantation Community Nov. 16. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Nov. 16, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man shot in the Pioneer Plantation Community in Hendry County. Hendry County Deputies along […]