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K-9 nabs slippery suspect
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — A sheriff’s office K-9 is being credited with the capture of a suspect that was wanted on several outstanding warrants and had previously eluded capture by slipping through … read more.
Suspect in brutal beating now faces contraband charge
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — The man accused of beating a man to the ground and then kicking him in his face and leaving him in a coma has been accused of being … read more.
Council to get N-word report
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:00AM
AVON PARK — Mayor Sharon Schuler has summoned the city’s investigator of its N-word probe to appear before city council Monday night. “The council and I have been waiting for … read more.
‘A light in the darkness; a voice in the silence’
Fri  Jun 24 2016 04:26PM
SEBRING — “This is an intentional gathering of united love. A sanctuary where everyone feels safe and loved. It’s about being a light in the darkness; a voice in the … read more.
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For one victim, a chance to leave the shadows and finally move on
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:00AM
You first met her under the pseudonym of Brenda, when she shared her story of being a victim of domestic abuse in a May 7 News-Sun story. Now, she is ready to tell the ending of her story under her … read more.

Races take shape
Fri  Jun 24 2016 04:28PM
SEBRING — Seven hopefuls have officially qualified as candidates in the race to become Highlands County’s next top cop. The qualifying period ended Friday at noon Brandon A. Ball, Bobbie Bean, Paul A. Blackman, James Fansler, Candido Garcia, Michael J. … read more.

Sebring council wants more info on sign ordinance
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — While the revamped Sebring city sign ordinance looks easier to read, city council members don’t find it easier to understand or apply. They have asked members of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council team to come back with … read more.

Improvements planned at Lake June Scrub State Park
Fri  Jun 24 2016 04:26PM
SEBRING — The Florida Park Service is in the process of updating the Unit Management Plan for Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park. Citizens are invited to attend a public hearing from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Highlands Hammock State … read more.

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Motivational speaker Robbins’ coal walk burns more than 30
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials … read more.

Consumer confidence is dropping in Florida
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Consumer confidence in Florida is dipping to some of its lowest levels in the last 18 months. The monthly University of Florida consumer sentiment released Friday measured confidence at 89, or down a point from May. … read more.

Florida man gets 343 years’ prison for trying to kill judge
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to more than 300 years in prison for trying to kill a federal judge in what prosecutors said was an assassination attempt. Media reports show the 343-year sentence was imposed … read more.

Wilcox drops out of Florida Senate race, backs Rubio
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Businessman Todd Wilcox is dropping out of Florida’s Senate race and will back Marco Rubio, who decided at the last minute to run for re-election. Wilcox made his announcement Friday, two days after saying he would … read more.

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