News Cast for June 28th:
Florida dairy farms continue to face the same issues. Dairy Farms are experiencing rising feed, transportation, and fertilizer costs all at the same time making dairy prices volatile and hard to make a profit.
Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammock took part in a hearing on the latest farm bill negotiations
Nationwide dairy herds in the country have been cut in half the past 20 years. The Country lost 1800 dairies in 2021.
A Hendry County jury acquitted a Glades County corrections officer on charges she tampered with evidence in a homicide investigation.
Jakaybren Hunter was found not guilty of picking up a handgun from a shooting scene in Harlem.
34-year-old Anthony Balkom was found unresponsive at a Harlem apartment complex on September 10th 2020.
Body Cam footage showed Hunter step on the gun lying near the victim. Pick it up and leave the area.
Hunter denied taking the gun from the scene and refused efforts to get the gun back.
Hunter was terminated from her job at the Glades County Detention Center after the arrest.
Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez hosted a roundtable discussion last week about human trafficking and the steps being taken to in Polk County to abate the problem.
The roundtable featured Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris, One More Child president and CEO Dr. Jerry Haag, Heartland for Children CEO Teri Saunders, Central Florida Behavioral Network President and CEO Linda McKinnon and Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz.
On the arrest report:
Crystal Faye Hays was charged with marijuana possession with the intent to sell and/or distribute. Bail is set at $15000.
Jeremy Lamont Jones was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $10,750
Pedro Jiminez Lopez was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. Bond is set at $1250