Local News from NewsTalk 730

  • News Update for 7/22/24

    Broadband internet is a step closer to be being provided in Highlands county. County Commissioners voted last week and approved a request to award IBT Group USA a 4.5 million contract to complete the project. In addition, the county seeks a private wide area network to be established so that county wide facilities can maintain Continue reading

  • News Update for 7/19/24

    A Highlands County Jury reached a unanimous verdict of Guilty of second-degree murder Thursday morning in the case of Johntravious Perry. Perry was accused of murdering his 16-year-old cousin Dre’Sean Williams after an egg fight turned violent. Williams was shot and killed at an Avon Park car wash on December 1st 2020. Security videos and Continue reading

  • News Update for 7/18/24

    The state has rested its case against Johntravious "Tray" Perry after two days of grueling witness testimony. Perry is on trial for the murder of his cousin , 16-year-old Dre’Sean Charlie Williams at an Avon Park car wash on December 1st, 2020. According to reports, a friendly raw egg fight between Perry and the victim Continue reading

  • News Update for 7/17/24

    Convicted Mass murderer Zephen Xaver was back in court Tuesday afternoon for a disposition status conference before Judge Angela Cowden administers his final punishment. The death penalty was recommended for Xaver by a jury on June 26th for the murders of 5 women at a Sebring Sun Trust Bank in 2019. Before his final sentence Continue reading

  • News Update for 7/16/24

    The Superintendent race is down one candidate as of Sunday evening. Donald Ridgeway announced that he is withdrawing from the race leaving two candidates- incumbent Brenda Longshore and former District School administrator, Chris Doty. Ridgeway’s announcement stressed that his supporters should vote for change and that his initial goal for joining the race was because Continue reading