Friday, April 21, 2017

Justin Roadcap - Kiwanis Thrift Store Manager

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle has hired Justin Roadcap as the new manager for the LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store.

Justin moved to LaBelle last July from Waynesboro, VA in the Shenandoah Valley to fulfill his role as the Associate Pastor at Bethel Holiness Church. He and his wife Cathy have four children (Caleb 13, Ethan 8, Josh 6, Faith 3.) 

Justin started managing the Kiwanis Thrift Store in February and he says that he loves being able to work with the community. Justin has a kind word for everyone and hopes folks will stop by the thrift store to say hello and to check out some of the specials at the store.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rene Curtis Pratt Presents Bees At Garden Club Apr 24

LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Blvd., Labelle.

Speaker: Rene Curtis Pratt of the Famous LaBelle Honey Store. Her presentation will be about Bees & Honey. Come join the fun – Bring friends & neighbors and your questions – pictures and plants to exchange.

Refreshments served, Anyone is welcome to bring a treat for refreshments.. Bring any recipes you would like to share too.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wanted: Johntavious Johnson - $1,000 Reward

Johntavious Lorenzo Johnson, 21 years of age is currently wanted in the shooting that took place Saturday morning, April 15, 2017 at approximately 1:00 am in LaBelle, Florida that left one teen in critical condition.

Deputies reported they found 18 year old Brady Walker lying on the pavement suffering from a gunshot wound.

Johnson is currently wanted on charges of Aggravated Battery and Attempted Homicide. Johnson is 5'5" and 160 lbs. He has a prior arrest record charged for fraud, concealed weapon, drugs, and loitering.

Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at 863-674-5600 or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), where you may become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

Medical Marijuana Scam Warning

The Florida Department of Health is urging Florida residents to use caution to avoid medical marijuana scams. Last week, it came to the department’s attention that there are businesses advertising free or reduced-cost access to medical marijuana and in some cases are asserting that they are the “Office of Compassionate Use” when soliciting credit card information. 

The department reports all incidents of potential fraud and scams to law enforcement, but wants to ensure residents are aware of what to avoid.

Below are tips to help protect you from scams involving medical marijuana:
The department’s Office of Compassionate Use is the only entity issuing identification cards for medical marijuana in Florida. No third party is authorized to process applications. Do not provide credit card information to any third party entity advertising the ability to obtain medical marijuana cards.
The department does not currently accept credit cards as a form of payment for an Office of Compassionate Use identification card. There is no need to ever provide your credit card information to the department’s Office of Compassionate Use.
There are seven dispensing organizations authorized to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana. These seven are the only businesses in Florida authorized to dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients and legal representatives.
The Office of Compassionate Use maintains a list of physicians who have completed the required 8 hour education course. To find a qualified ordering physician clickhere.

The department updates the Office of Compassionate Use webpage regularly with accurate information. Patients and legal representatives are encouraged to visit this webpage often.

To report scams to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services call 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352).

Damian Raheem, Sabrina Manzano Dead In Crash

IMMOKALEE, FL. -- Damian Raheem Rivera, 21 and Amy Sabrina Manzano, 24, both of Immokalee are dead after a chase by FHP at 11:56 pm Tuesday.

A 2001 Volvo was traveling north on New Market Road in Immokalee, towards the intersection of State Road 29 at a high rate of speed. A marked Collier County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to make a traffic stop and had the emergency equipment activated.

The Volvo failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway, causing it to exit the paved portion of the roadway. As a result, the front left collided with a tree on the northeast corner of State Road 29 and New Market Road. After impact, the rear of the vehicle rotated counterclockwise causing the right side to collide with a concrete power pole also on the northeast corner of the intersection. It came to final rest, right side against the power pole, facing east.

The driver and passenger were both pronounced deceased on scene by Collier County EMS personnel. The crash remains under investigation.