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Gather up your tires and drugs
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Remember, if you’ve got old tires and prescriptions lying around, you can get rid of them both today. The Highlands County tire buy-back event runs from 8 a.m. … read more.

Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Two years ago, Sue Batterbee Hinkley survived triple bypass surgery. Many people would sit back after that, focusing on themselves while keeping their feet up. Hinkley is not … read more.
Deputies arrest 4 teens on robbery charges
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Law enforcement officers have arrested three Avon Park teenagers and a Lake Placid teen on armed robbery charges in two open investigations. Avon Park teens Tayten Solomon Hardy-Clunis, … read more.
HRTPO drafts local improvement plan
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Regional transportation planners want public input on a draft plan to maintain traffic improvements over the next five years. On Wednesday, the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization board … read more.
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TPO to rank roads for congestion, emergencies
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The regional transportation planning board voted Wednesday to give greater weight to its 25-year plan to road capacity projects that relieve congestion and help with emergency evacuations. Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization board members gave little weight, however, … read more.

Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM

Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
Open house at RCMA campus AVON PARK — An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 2 on the campus of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) regional office at 100 Ernest E. Sims … read more.

Warren to head teachers’ union
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Shawna Mae Lancaster Warren has been elected president of the union representing Highlands County’s more than 700 public school teachers. Warren, a science and history teacher at Avon Park Middle School, officially assumes the duties of president of … read more.

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Orlando cops on leave during investigations
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man carrying an imitation firearm have been placed on customary administrative leave during an investigation, authorities said Monday. Officers repeatedly told Charlin Charles to put down the gun, but … read more.

Officials: FBI thwarts plot against Florida Jewish center
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI — The FBI has thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device at a South Florida Jewish center and arrested one man on federal charges, authorities said Monday. The suspect is identified in court records as James Medina, 40, … read more.

The might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — It’s a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando’s hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. … read more.

Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A total of 16 cars were involved in a freight train derailment in the nation’s capital over the weekend, CSX said Monday, not the 15 previously reported. CSX updated the number following an assessment of the site. Florida-based … read more.

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