News Update for 6/15/18

Two people reportedly were killed early this morning when their car was hit by a train in Frostproof. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say the incident happend shortly after 3:00 this morning at Highway 98 West near Western Avenue in The Friendly City.
Neither details on the accident nor names of the victims have been released. Witness reports indicate the vehicle appeared to be a black mini van.

Two men wanted in connection with a stabbing in the Sun ‘N Lake community remain in custody after turning themselves over to Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies yesterday.
26-year-old James Gaston Hall and 28-year-old KaBao Yang were seen fleeing from the scene of a stabbing incident on Darnell Drive.
Two victims were treated for injuries. Their names and conditions have not been released.
Both Hall and Yang are being held in the Highlands County Jail without bond on counts of Attempted First Degree murder among other charges. There’s no indication on what started the incident.

Due to conditions beyond their control, the city of Avon Park has had a couple of projects put on hold. Plans to demolish the Wilde Building at 101 West Main Street have ground to a halt, as the city has been served a summons and complaint from owners in New York.
They apparently have charged the city with breach of contract among other things. City officials say the building is crumbling, and ordered staff to take steps to stop pieces from falling onto the sidewalk and into the street.
Meanwhile, plans to hire a fixed base operator for the
Avon Park Airport have stopped. Airport committee officials say they want to meet next week to look at current statutes before proceeding.