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News Cast for October 6th:

If you’re traveling on Route 70 East near Spot in the Sun and Four Seasons, be careful. Officials say there has been at least 5 accidents reported in that area over the last day and a half. So far, no report of road closures, drivers are just encouraged to exercise caution near side roads. The most serious accident was between two vehicles near NE 71st Ave, the van was carrying six people and it collided with a car driven by a 50 year old woman. Deputies say the woman sustained injuries to her shoulder, hips and legs. She was transported to Lawnwood Medical Center for treatment. Another accident this afternoon happened just after noon where a Chevy Silverado pick up truck collided with a Ford F-150 pick up. The driver of the Ford is being treated for minor injuries.

Today through Tuesday, beginning at 7am each day, representatives of FEMA will be at the Agri-Civic Center for the Disaster Food Stamps Program. Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as D-SNAPS, will be offering food benefits for survivors of Hurricane Irma. Okeechobee County Emergency Management Planner, Amy Howard says the US Army Corps of Engineers will be on hand for the Blue Roof Program. If you plan on attending, enter from the 710 side.

Highway Patrol officers are investigating the cause of a crash that claimed the life of a Canal Point an early yesterday morning. Officers say 24 year old Gustavo Velasquez was driving his Chevy S-10 Pick up on route 76 east of 708 in Martin County just before 6am when he drove off the road trying to navigate a left curve. His truck hit two stop signs and then stopped after hitting a tree. Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

On the arrest report today:

19 year old Adrian Estrada Hernandez of Okeechobee was arrested early Wednesday morning for battery causing bodily harm to a woman and resisting arrest. Bond has not yet been set.

23 year old Rachael Nicole Sullivan of Okeechobee was arrested for driving on a suspended license when she was pulled over for a traffic stop by sheriff’s deputies. Bond was set at five hundred dollars.