News Cast for October 25th:
County commissioners will repair the old Advanced Stone Building and the Wooley Sheds building in the industrial park in the hopes of marketing them to gain funds. Up to 68 thousand dollars in repairs were approved Thursday. The commission also could discuss whether to begin to sell land or buildings in the industrial park rather than lease them. The commission also approved the use of Ag Civic Center for Ag Venture next May. The county will also host three national fishing tournaments in December and January, that could bring over 2 million of economic impact.
Among arrests, city police stop a quarter of suspected shop lifters on South Parrott Avenue Wednesday morning, all from the Fort Pierce area. Charged in the theft of various items worth over 15 hundred dollars were 20 year old Keaira Rickard, 27 year old Tiffany Johnson, 21 year old Vincent Quick, and 28 year old Airial Johnson.
42 year old Kenny Prescott and 42 year old Wendy Prescott of Lorida were among three campers charged with resisting arrest after a disturbance at the Fisheating Creek campground in Palmdale. Kenny Prescott was charged with a felony and had to be tased twice to be arrested. A son was charged with shoving one of the Glades County deputies.
An apparent staged accident in Indiantown is under investigation. A stolen vehicle from Palm Beach County was seen deliberating leaving the road on route 710 landing in a canal this week. No one was injured.
Two corrections guards at the Hendry County Jail were charged after the introduction of prescription pills into the jail. 27 year old Peter Thornton was charged with conspiracy and introduction of contraband. 33 year old Joshua Boone was charged with perjury.
31 year old Timothy Alexander, charged with the rape of a 16 year old girl earlier this month along with a Glades County teen, was charged with attempted escape and criminal mischief after he allegedly became unruly in a transport vehicle while being taken to the hospital for an undisclosed medical complaint.
25 year old Preston Wooten Junior of Lakeport was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Glades Deputies responding to complaints of racing ATV’s on Ted Beck Road tried to catch the ATV and later Wooten led them on a foot chase. He was tased twice and arrested.
Sports Cast for October 25th:
Tabatha Henry won her second district title Thursday with a school record breaking performance at the Ag Civic Center at the District 3A-14 meet. Henry finished the course in 18 minutes and 50 seconds, a school record by close to 30 seconds. She defeated Bethany Hardcastle of South Fork, the girl that won districts last year, by 24 seconds.
Henry said the win made all the hard work pay off. Henry broke the school record last week in Sebring with a time of 19 minutes plus and did even better in cool and perfect conditions Thursday. The girls’ team finished fourth overall. Suncoast was the district champion. The boys’ team took third place. Hernan Baltazar finished seventh at 17 minutes and 40 seconds. Emmanuel Gaona finished 10th and Daniel Shelley in 13th place.
Baltazar said he felt he did well. Suncoast won the district and Sam Geiman of the Chargers won the individual title. Several Brahman runners will compete in the regional race next Saturday at South Fork.
Jensen Beach crushed the lady Brahmans in the district volleyball championship match last night, 25-10, 25-12, and 25-9. Okeechobee will still compete in regional next week.
Brahman football tonight against the 7-1 Bayside Bears. The Bears have been on a roll this year with just one loss to Melbourne. Okeechobee is devastated by injury and will be without several starters including Cody Walker, Devon Wigfall, Edrick Neal, Bubba Fludd, Tyrell Taylor and Juan Yae Ford.
Kickoff tonight is at 7 pm.