News Update for 12/1/21

Two Florida Black bears have been killed and a Sebring man has been arrested in an incident at Sun ‘N Lake. Florida Fish & Wildlife commission reports indicate 43-year-old John Falango has been charged with 16 different counts in connection with the case – including unlawful taking of a bear during closed season.
Highlands County sheriff’s officials say when deputies arrived at the scene they found an adult bear and a cub that had been fatally shot.
No details on the incident have been released, save that FWC officials have labled the incident “intentional.” A third, uninjured cub was located nearby. Apparently it is old enough to survive on its own.
The case has been turned over to the State Attorney’s office.

It appears that Avon Park city council members may be going high-tech. The council has given city staff directions to see what it would cost to get each of them an iPad to conduct council meetings and other city business.
For decades, council members have been issued loose leaf binders with hundreds of pages of back-up material for each of the meetings. City Manager Mark Schrader said he would come back with a proposal on costs and a timeline.

Cars and drivers will take to the track starting today as the 2021 edition of the Alan Jay Pistons & Props event gets underway at the Sebring International Raceway. The annual event features vintage race cars as well historic warbirds and other aircraft.
On track, fans will see the Classic RS Cup, International Challenge and a BRM V/GTC Enduro race among other competitions.
Today will be test & tune session for the dozens of different race classes and competitions. The planes are slated to make their entry on Friday.