News Update for 1/24/23
A pair of weekend shootings are keeping law enforcement officials busy in Highlands County. The first one happened in Sebring. Reportedly, somebody opened fire on a house on Grand Avenue. At least one of the slugs hit somebody inside.
The victim reportedly was taken to a hospital. Their condition has not been released.
A man then was killed in a shooting in Avon Park in the second incident. The body of 22-year-old Lawan Christopher Burns was found at the basketball courts off Fred Conner Street early Saturday. He had been shot to death.
No suspects have been arrested in either incident.
Lawn mower racing again will be on the agenda as the Avon Park city council meets in regular session tonight. A draft agreement that could allow the club to continue racing will be presented by city attorney Gerald Buhr. NASGRASS racers feel that they are being eradicated from their location on the Avon Park airport with the takeover by Florida Airport Management.
City officials say that’s simply not the case.
In other action, the city will look at posting a request for proposals for the former Wylde Building property on Main Street and will consider appointments to a number of municipal boards.
A Wauchula man was killed Saturday in a Hardee County traffic crash. Florida Highway Patrol officials say the driver was eastbound on State Road 64 when he ran off the road and into a ditch. His pickup overturned, coming to rest on its roof.
The 26-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say he WAS buckled up.
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