News Update for 9/27/21

Avon Park city council members will have quite a bit of housekeeping to take care of when they meet tonight in regular session. They first will hold public hearings on the budget. At their last meeting, the council voted to set the millage at 2.24 mils to help underwrite the city’s $38.6 million dollar spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.
In other action, the council will look at a proposed ordinance that could allow for an electric scooter franchise to set up in the city – and will take care of improvements at their wastewater treatment plant.
Most importantly, the council will set the official date for Tricker-treat night in the City of Charm.

Sebring Police and the Highlands County Sheriff’s office teamed up to make a couple of arrests Saturday. Picked up were 29-year-old Roy Shawn Walker and 30-year-old Tevin Jamal Howard. The two reportedly fled from the Alan Jay Kia dealership into a heavily wooded area.
However, Sheriff’s K-9 Hooch was able to ferret out the pair for other lawmen who were on the trail. Both have been charged with counts of burglary of a structure and burglary of a conveyance. Howard also faces drug charges,
Both are being held in the Highlands County jail under no bond.

Fire reportedly destroyed a storage building over the weekend. Units from West Sebring and Sun ‘N Lake were called to the Flower Terrace address early Saturday morning, where they found the building fully involved in flames.
There were no injuries reported in the incident. The state fire marshal’s office has been called in to determine the cause of the blaze. Damage estimate was set at $15,000.

A Wauchulla woman has been struck and killed by a pickup. The incident occurred near the intersection of Bessie Road and Maxwell Drive. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate the driver of the truck failed to see the woman walking and struck her.
No charges have yet been filed.

A Polk County lunch lady who was in an abusive relationship, now has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death with a pair of scissors.
Reportedly 38-year-old Rose-Marie Hernandez Rosa initially had claimed that she had found her live-in boyfriend with a stab wound to the back, however, detectives now believe the incident occurred during an altercation between the two. She has been booked into the Polk County jail.