News Cast for August 28th:
4 shot, one dead
A 17 -old-teen was charged with first degree murder early Sunday after a shooting that killed one person and injured three others at the Scott Driver Boat Ramp pavilion.
Sebastian Urbana got into a fight with the victim, a 16 year old, at a sweet 16 party attended by over 100 people.
As many as 30 rounds were fired outside the pavilion between the suspect and the victim.
Sheriff Noel Stephen saluted those witnesses that stayed around and actually gave information to lawmen.
“We are a small community, we are family and we don’t tolerate this kind of things. The cooperation that we received from the people was instrumental in assisting us to find out exactly what went wrong and who the shooter was.”
Urbana himself was shot in the leg, the other two shot suffered non-life threatening injury.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. They did not release the name of the victim.
Anyone with information on the shooting can call the sheriff’s office at 763-3117 and ask for the detective bureau.
Stroke prevention was the focus of the Chamber of Commerce business exchange luncheon in August.
HCA Raulerson Hospital Director of Emergency Services Kathy Selvey spoke about diet and exercise to prevent strokes, the life saving ability they have now to help stroke victims and ways to detect a stroke.
Selvey said strokes are taking more women’s lives than breast cancer. It is the leading cause of disability in the US. An estimated 800,000 people have a stroke in the US each year.
A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the US and a person dies every four minutes from a stroke.
HCA was honored the American Heart Association for the improvements they have made to treat stroke victims.
Strokes cost the US healthcare system about $42 billion annually.
She said a way to detect if a stroke is occurring is to look at a person’s balance, their eyes, facial expression, arm strength and speech.
HCA got a third place award from the American Heart Association for the improvements they have made.
Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane before it hits somewhere on the Florida west coast Wednesday.
Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie said these storms are very unpredictable so stay tuned.
They expect the storm to hit in the Big Bend area with highest winds at 100 miles per hour.
Fentanyl is now the number one crime problem in Florida. That the word from US Senator Marco Rubio and many Florida sheriffs.
Michelle Cook of Clay County said this drug is the deadliest she’s seen in her law enforcement career.
Rubio said the main problem is Mexico, who is reluctant to take on cartels head on because of the violence. The US Mexican Border is too large to adequately patrol.