A 26-year-old Florida man has died in a single vehicle crash in south-central Montana.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the man from Lehigh Acres, Florida, was driving on U.S. Highway 310 near Fromberg at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when his vehicle went off the road. The center of his hood struck a tree that was 2 feet in diameter.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1CkKVzG) the man was extricated from his vehicle and airlifted to a Billings hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His name hasn’t been released.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com
UPDATE: 2:00 p.m. The Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory issued Sunday (July 5th) at 7:15AM, to approximately 2,000 Lehigh Acres Utility System customers due to a vehicle hitting a utility pole and causing damage to a 12 inch water service main at 220 Homestead Road, has been repaired. Services are expected to be restored by 2:30 PM. Customers may experience an excess of air bubbles in the water until lines are fully flushed. This is normal and will soon clear.
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory as of Sunday (July 5th) at 7:15AM, to approximately 2,000 Lehigh Acres Utility System customers due to a vehicle hitting a utility pole and causing damage to a 12 inch water service main at 220 Homestead Road. All customers residing from Homestead Road, south of Veterans Park to include Majestic Golf Course, Mirror Lakes and Parker Lakes in the Blackstone area, Mirror Lakes Elementary, East Lee High School, also customers in the Amberwood community off of Richmond Ave., that is south of Danby Road and Marby Road were affected. Repair crews are on site, water service is expected to be restored by 12:00PM.
Alva native Ross Chastain is hoping to celebrate the 4th of July in Victory Lane. He’ll be driving the #4 Chevrolet in Saturday’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This is Chastain’s first full season on NASCAR’s Xfinity Series. The Riverdale High School grad started his year with a fourth-place finish at Daytona in the Alert Today Florida 300 on February 21st. Chastain told us, “It’s been a dream come true, I mean, in simplest words. It’s been my dream my whole life to race in NASCAR every week and now we’re racing the Xfinity Series and, you know, I’m getting on every track this year and just trying to get my feet wet.” Xfinity qualifying is scheduled for 2:35 pm on Saturday, with the race to follow at 7:30pm.
Intense lightning is believed to be responsible for over 18 fires in Lehigh Acres Thursday night near East 2nd Street, between Moore Road and Louis Avenue. The fires came very close to homes.
Multiple fires broke out around Lehigh Acres Thursday night. In two hours, crews worked over 18 different fires.
Neighbors are saying they noticed the fires just after hearing the sounds of thunder and lightning.
On Thursday, July 2, 2015, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Detectives arrested a Lehigh Acres man responsible for shaking an infant that caused serious brain damage and charged him with Aggravated Child Abuse.
According to the investigation, the female infant was transported by EMS to a local hospital on June 21, 2015 for spontaneously stopping breathing and having seizures. While there, doctors reported to authorities that injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Following testing, medical staff determined the child was suffering from bleeding of the brain; the decision was made to air-lift the child to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami for care. In the doctor’s opinion, “the baby was shaken or a combination of being shaken and having suffered a blunt impact to the skull.”
Pursuant to Florida Statute 775.21 the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is making formal community notification of a sexual predator registered as residing in Lee County, as well as whether the victim was a minor or adult at the time of offense.
Felicia Sims has moved to 2244 Wolverton Court, Alva, FL 33920. Her previous address was 561 Bell Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33974.
Name/Description: Felicia Sims (DOB 7-12-75) B/F; 5’4” tall; 145 pounds; black hair, brown eyes.
New Address: 2244 Wolverton Court, Alva, FL 33920.
Sims was convicted in July 1994 of Sexual Battery.
Written by Christopher J Hale
Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial.
Friday’s Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage across the country presents an interesting moment for Catholics in the U.S. The church opposes gay marriage, and this likely won’t change even under Pope Francis the Troublemaker. But we also must acknowledge that this moment is a great joy for many Catholics—gay and straight. In recent history, many upstanding and faithful Catholics have said that they have heard the voice of Jesus say to them that the love between two persons of the same-sex isn’t sinful, but holy, sanctified, and blessed.
The Southern Poverty Law Center posted this cartoon to its Facebook page. The credit reads CagleCartoons.com but I can’t actually find it on there. I’ll update with proper credit when I figure it out.
Four youth were forced to clean up their vandalism before being arrested Friday after breaking into a house in Lehigh Acres, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
When a handyman arrived at the house with his mother to meet with drywall contractors about 1:30 p.m., he saw a boy standing at the rear corner of the house. Rushing around the house, he then saw three more boys leave the back of the house.
Click here to read Richard Anglickis complaint.
During the meeting the commissioners refuse to apologize for the unprofessionalism of Chief John Wayne during the public hearing on May 26, 2015.
Commissioner Carter said, “Chief Wayne acted unprofessional during the meeting.”
Commissioner and Chairman Becker said, “I’m somewhat to blame, but we did the best we could.”
The Lehigh Acres Fire Department is now facing the possible lawsuit from LAMSID (ECWCD).
The Fire District decided to charge East County Water Control District the fire assessment fee and according David Lindsey their Executive Director LAMSID (ECWCD) does not have to pay this special fire assessment. According to documents the lawsuit has not been filled yet.
But this not a win win for anyone, any lawsuit will cause both taxing districts to use taxpayer money to defend themselves so this is not a win win solution.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are at a home in the 6900 block of Circle Drive in Lehigh Acres investigating the drowning of a 4-year-old.
The child was taken to Lehigh Regional Medical Center and died there.
The child was found in a pool at a home on Circle Drive shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.
Further details were not available.
Will Fire Chief John Wayne be fired at the upcoming board meeting Tuesday night or will the Fire Commissioners whitewashed it under the table just like most issues with personnel they do.
A formal complaint was filled by Richard Anglickis, President of the Lehigh Acres Jaycee Foundation, Inc. against Chief John Wayne and Chairman Larry Becker.
In Anglickis’ complaint filed with the Fire Department and the commissioners it stated: “As the chief of the department, he acted inappropriately by demeaning, berating, and embarrassing the speakers including myself at the recent “PUBLIC” hearing regarding the fire assessment held on May 26, 2015.”
The complaint also states pointed to the Chairman of the board: “As chairman, you and your attorneys seemingly have forgotten the purpose of holding a “PUBLIC” hearing. Simply defined, the purpose provides an opportunity for the PUBLIC to express their comments and opinions directly to the commissioners. It is not the place for you or your employees to express anything about each speaker’s comments.”
This fall, the Kiwanis Club will have 53 students enrolled in colleges and universities nationwide. They include 38 new scholarships and 15 who will be continuing their studies.
Carrick said students will receive $239,150 in foundation scholarships.
“This is all possible because of the wonderful people who donate and purchase clothing and household items of all kinds from the Kiwanis Thrift Store,” he said.
The two people who did not survive a crash on Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres Friday are identified as Aida Perez Garcia and Onesimo Medaldo Rodriguez.
The Florida Highway Patrol says two other people were injured in the crash. Pedro Cabrera Rodriguez was critically injured and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Peter Anthony Cabrera received serious injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.
The crash happened at the intersection of Milwuakee Boulevard just after 3 p.m.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said Tehran Leaphart was killed in the early morning homicide at 2137 Wilson Road in Lehigh Acres the day before.
No arrests are announced and Major Crime detectives are still investigating.
Leaphart’s family, meanwhile, is left searching for answers after the father of three was found dead in a driveway.
Authorities arrived at the scene Friday around 12:53 a.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Milwaukee Boulevard and Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres.
The Lehigh Acres Fire Department confirms two fatalities. Two other people were injured. One had to be extricated from the vehicle and flown to Lee Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert. The other is in stable condition and also on the way to Lee Memorial.
Firefighters say the crash involved a car and a truck pulling a trailer. The intersection is blocked at this time.
Sheriff Mike Scott would like to thank Administrative Assistant Wendy Armstrong for her 30 years of service to the citizens of Lee County! Beginning service in 1985, Wendy has been a valued member at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and we thank her for her commitment to the community!
By: Ben Feldman
Alexis de Tocqueville, the 26 year old Frenchman who visited America in its embryonic years remarked, “I must say I have seen American’s make a great deal of real sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to one another.”
There are some people of means that help those with little means. They do so without celebrity, political persuasion, or government prodding. Their stories are remarkable. Here is a sampling.