More study needed to deal with the algal blooms What we don’t know CAN hurt us

Nearly two years after the ‘guacamole’ algae bloom that blanketed the Treasure Coast in the summer of 2016, there are plenty of theories, but we don’t “know” the cause. The prevailing theory was that algae in the freshwater released from Lake Okeechobee through the C-44 canal seeded the bloom, which grew to thick mats when […]

Moore Haven man arrested for burglary and grand theft

MOORE HAVEN — A Glades County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that at some point during the evening hours of April 4 to the early morning hours of April 5, Grahams Dairy in Moore Haven had several hundred pounds of insulated copper wire stolen from two of their barns. Deputy Hernandez discovered tire impressions left […]

Motorcycle crash fatality

HENDRY COUNTY — A Moore Haven man died from injuries sustained in an April 1 crash. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 10 p.m. a 2008 Honda GoldWing motorcycle operated by Walter Lewis, 71, of Moore Haven, was traveling westbound on U.S. 27 just east of State Road 80 in […]

Man charged with drug possession

MOORE HAVEN — On March 15, at approximately 2 a.m., Glades County Deputies James Clendening and Talon Youngman were coordinating traffic enforcement in the City of Moore Haven. They conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle and made contact with the driver and only occupant of the vehicle, Mario McCurvin, 34, of Pembroke Pines. During […]

Moore Haven man dies in motorcycle accident

MOORE HAVEN — A 22-year-old Moore Haven man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Monday, March 5. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 11:19 a.m., a 2018 Yamaha YZ450F Motocross Motorcycle operated by Marcus Hallback, 22, of Moore Haven, was traveling west in the grass lot of […]

Woman in stable condition after crash

HENDRY COUNTY — Penny Jo Sweeney, 59, of Moore Haven was injured in a Feb. 23 vehicular accident. A Florida Highway Patrol stated that at approximately 8:21 p.m. a 2016 KIA Optima operated by Ms. Sweeney was eastbound on State Road 80 (Hickpochee Avenue), in the inside lane. A 2008 Honda Civic operated by Alexsandra […]

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 […]

Suspect arrested for embezzlement from Buckhead Ridge VFW

In a Jan. 24 press release – Glades County Sheriff, David Hardin, announced the arrest of 44 year old Patricia F. Yount on the charges of Grand Theft over $20,000 but Less than $100,000 (second degree felony) and embezzlement – making false statements in corporate books (third degree felony). Sheriff Hardin advised that the charges […]

Glades County traffic collision left two dead

GLADES COUNTY — On Thursday, Jan. 4, at approximately 11:03 p.m., two people reportedly have died, one is in critical condition and one is in serious condition after a traffic crash that involved four vehicles.. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated Benjamin J. Desjardine, 40, of Iowa, Louisiana, was driving a 2005 Dodge […]

Traffic crash on SR 29 results in fatality

A 72-year-old Lehigh Acres woman has died as the result of a traffic crash that occurred on State Road 29 north of Chapparal Avenue on Dec. 28. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 1:56 p.m. a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by Jose Silva Sepulveda, 81, of Lehigh […]