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Cyclist killed by car
Wed  Apr 1 2015 03:56PM
AVON PARK — Lucy Medueno, 55, of Avon Park died Saturday after her three-wheel bike was hit from behind on Avon Boulevard by a minivan. The van’s driver — Jimmie … read more.
Sheriff investigating Saturday shooting in LP
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID – A Lake Placid teenager suffered “major” injuries in a shooting Saturday evening. Cristian Gomez, 18, of the 100 block of Hardee Street in Lake Placid, was taken … read more.
Agent Orange: Town hall meeting educates about exposure risks
Wed  Apr 1 2015 03:56PM
SEBRING — The Sebring Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 1097 hosted a town hall style meeting at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center on Tuesday evening, March 24. More … read more.
HCSO: Man tried to run over deputies
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:02PM
AVON PARK — A Sebring man allegedly attempted to mow down two deputies in the parking lot of the Oak Tree Inn Motel with his truck Tuesday evening, prompting a … read more.
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Little Red Water roads off agenda
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners will still have a night meeting on April 7, but won’t discuss road maintenance in the Little Red Water lake area. Avon Park has withdrawn its request. Deleon’s original request on Dec. 16, 2014, was … read more.

Dean’s race trailer stolen
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A car hauler owned by Sebring race car driver John Dean II has been reported stolen. The white, 28-foot trailer was taken from 518 Maple Ave. between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Sebring … read more.

Best Dressed Business
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:00AM

Standing tall for those in need
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:02PM
There are as many kinds of Unsung Heroes. Some see a community’s need and are driven to make a difference. Some have survived a trauma, like the loss of a child to cancer or a parent to Alzheimer’s disease, and … read more.

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Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties … read more.

Stocks slide off Monday’s gains
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, … read more.

Student loan recipients go on payment strike
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless … read more.

Iraq troops enter Tikrit
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. … read more.

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