News Cast for August 22nd:

DSCF0278In the courts, 46 year old Timothy Frake received 12 years in prison for an alleged robbery of an 85 year old man in his home on South West 9th Street last January 3rd. Frake also ran over the bicycle of an off duty Martin County Sheriffs Deputy in the Golden Corral parking lot in an attempt to elude capture. Frake pled guilty to charges of burglary to a dwelling with an assault or battery, battery, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

40 year old Gerald Price received 12 years in prison for trafficking prescription pills and sale and delivery of oxycodone. The narcotics task force said they seized 150 pills, 32 grams worth, worth 16 hundred dollars from a residence on North East 6th Street in November of 2012. Price allegedly sold oxycodone to confidential informants. A second drug arrest occurred in September of last year.

The Kiwanis Club and two anonymous donors raised over 4 thousand dollars to give to the Real Life Children’s Ranch for school supplies this year. They’ve held a fund raiser for over 15 years and this was a record amount. Real Life Children’s Ranch Director Mark Meyers said he feels this encourages the children there to do better in school.

Among arrests, 41 year old Livan Ramos was charged with possession of 7 grams of met amphetamine after the report of a suspicious person standing alongside 710 at 1:30 in the morning on Thursday. Deputies said they found three knives on the suspect.

23 year old Juan Rebollo was charged with battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief after an alleged confrontation with another man, allegedly damaging his vehicle.

Press News Release Alcohol Compliance Checks

St. Lucie Fatal Arrest Report

IR Fatal on 43rd Ave and 25th St. Report

Sports Cast for August 22nd:

Okeechobee Brahman football kicks off the 2014 season with their preseason classic tonight against the Lake Placid Green Dragons. The Brahmans feature a younger and inexperienced group with potential. They return only six starters from last year’s team due to graduation, transfers, and injuries.

The Brahmans will show off their new Pistol Wing T offense.   They will be without top threat Antawyn Fludd who is nursing an injury.

Brahman Coach Chris Branham says he’s also at a disadvantage because he knows almost nothing about Lake Placid. Branham said he hasn’t been able to watch any game tape on the Green Dragons who went 2-7 last year and have a new coach, Jason Robinson. Coach Branham said he doesn’t expect the defensive battle the two teams played last year in Lake Placid which Okeechobee won 8-6.

Kickoff tonight is at 7 pm.   The pregame shows begin at 6 pm tonight.

OYFL hosting Lake Placid tomorrow for youth football at Brahman Stadium starting at 9 am.