Inland Counties

Man sentenced to 17 years for Hendry party bus rape

October 6, 2017
LABELLE, Fla. A Palmdale man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for his role in the 2013 rape of a 16-year-old girl...

Pedestrian struck twice, killed in Glades County

October 6, 2017
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. A pedestrian was pronounced dead after being hit by two cars Thursday night. The collisions happened around 10 p.m. in the outside...

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens in LaBelle

October 5, 2017
LABELLE, Fla. A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened Thursday at the LaBelle (Hendry County) Office of Emergency Management. The center at 4425 W. State Road 80 in...

Florida set to execute man for 2 decades-old LaBelle murders

October 5, 2017
STARKE, Fla. (AP) Florida is scheduled to execute a man Thursday who was convicted of murdering two people decades ago after a long night of...

At least one person injured in Hendry County crash

September 29, 2017
LABELLE, Fla. At least one person was injured Friday evening in a crash on State Road 29, the Hendry County Sheriff's Office said. The crash happened...

Prosecutors get extension in case against Hendry sheriff

September 28, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Prosecutors have an extra year to look into accusations Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden covered up a hit-and-run that injured a teenager. Gov. Rick...

Body found in North Port home

September 26, 2017
NORTH PORT, Fla. The body of a 22-year-old man was found Tuesday at a home on Roxbury Circle, according to the North Port Police Department. Officers...

State denies death row inmate’s appeal in LaBelle murders

September 26, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida's high court has denied the appeal of a man scheduled to be executed next week for two 1983 murders. The Florida...

North Port man, 57, killed in North Port crash

September 22, 2017
NORTH PORT, Fla. A 57-year-old man was killed in a crash Friday evening on Interstate 75 at mile marker 181, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The...

Arcadia native, lineman dies working to restore power

September 21, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. An Arcadia native and power company lineman died Sunday while working to repair damage from Hurricane Irma. Scott Christopher Reid, 26, was...