News Update for 6/8/19

Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives are at work this morning trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding a home invasion incident last night. According to authorities, two armed black men forced their way into a home on Devon Court shortly after 10pm.
A tussle ensued, and the resident of the home was able to drive off the intruders. He sustained a minor injury in the fray. No names or other details have yet been released.

Code enforcement will be on the minds of the Avon Park city council when they convene this evening. They will be looking at an ordinance that would allow for inspections of rental properties in the City of Charm.
The city once had a similar measure, but it was repealed by a former council. In other action, the council will look at adopting a citation method for code enforcement violations and Vice Mayor Jim Barnard has questions about the monthly code enforcement updates.

An autopsy has confirmed what many people had figured out a while back. A Sebring man was killed by a pack of dogs in a wooded area near the Highway Park community on Independence Day.
Apparently, 45-year-old Melvin Olds jr. was taking a shortcut when the incident occurred. More than 100 bites were found on his body.
Highlands County Sheriff’s officials now have set traps in the area, attempting to catch loose dogs that might have been involved in the incident. Six dogs already have been captured, with bite marks that match wounds on Olds’ body.
DNA tests now are underway to see if there are any matches.

Somebody in Sebring has gotten lucky again – with the Florida Lottery that is. A winning Fantasy Five ticket was purchased at the Publix Supermarket next to the Fairmount Cinema Square.
The lucky ticket is worth some $50,208.29 – before taxes. No winner has yet stepped forward.