News Update 10/25/19

Trick or Treat activities don’t really start in the area until tomorrow. However, little monsters throughout the area will have an opportunity to scoop up some candy this evening in Sebring.
Local merchants will host a “Halloween on the Circle” event tonight from 5-9pm. Roads have been closed for what has been termed a “fun and safe” community event. In addition to the food, there will be games, a live DJ and photo opportunities as well.
Regular trickertreat night in Sebring and Avon Park will be Saturday Evening, on the traditional Tuesday October 31 in Lake Placid.

A Zolfo Springs man has been seriously injured in a Hardee County traffic accident. Florida Highway Patrol officials say 57-year-old David King was southbound on Highway 17, and slammed into the back of a tractor with a bush hog attachment.
Troopers say David Parrish was driving the rig along 17 near Sweetwater road when the mishap occurred. He was not hurt. King was taken to Sarasota Memorial. Charges in the incident are pending.

Investigators in Winter Haven have arrested a 17-year-old gamer who they say made violent and disturbing online threats to kill and stab multiple people.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said tips from users of the Discord text-chat site led detectives to the teen, who was arrested Wednesday. He says the teen admitted to making the threats after becoming jealous of other gamers.
Officials say the teen wrote that he was “going to kill so many people,” adding that he wanted to stab people and “make them hurt.” Another text said he gets happy when he imagines himself “being a villain going on a mass murdering spree like in a movie.”
Judd said he’ll talk about the case during a briefing this afternoon.