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Access to Justice Commission now permanent
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, who has worked for nearly two years to make legal representation affordable to low- to moderate-income clients, has cleared a step toward that … read more.

Sun  Oct 16 2016 08:32AM
SEBRING — The day before 4-year-old Mercedes Blair was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center with massive injuries, she ran away from home. After she was back in the custody … read more.
Landers takes plea in DUI death
Thu  Oct 20 2016 08:54AM
SEBRING — A lewd behavior case got postponed this week, while another involving DUI manslaughter ended in a negotiated plea. Timothy Dale Landers, 48, of Lake Placid pleaded no contest … read more.
Man pleads guilty to child abuse charge
Thu  Oct 20 2016 08:54AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man who has been charged with child abuse involving two children has pleaded guilty in one of the cases, court records show. Benjamin Joshua Herrera is … read more.
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District: Employee broke social media policy
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — A Sebring High School paraprofessional resigned his position and was terminated from a coaching position for violating the district’s social media policy concerning his communication with a student, school officials said. Maurice Williams was terminated as a Sebring … read more.

Child advocacy group gets $250,000 grant
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — Alan Abramowitz, executive director of the statewide Guardian ad Litem office, announced thursday that the Florida Guardian ad Litem(GAL) Program will receive a 2016 National Court Appointed Special Advocate (National CASA) Association State Growth Grant for $250,000. The … read more.

PCSO deputies interrupt crime spree
Fri  Oct 21 2016 08:30AM
LAKELAND — During the evening hours of Tuesday, Oct. 18, leading into Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, a crime spree occurred in the Shepherd Oaks subdivision, Imperial Lakes subdivision, and Casa Loma subdivision, all in the south Lakeland/Mulberry area. PCSO deputies … read more.

Fastest of the first responders face off
Fri  Oct 21 2016 10:12AM
SEBRING — First responders are known for their speed, but Sebring Kart Racing is going to find out who is the fastest Sunday Nov. 20 during the final race in its Fastest of the First competition. Since September, all employees … read more.

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Authorities: Bus driver didn’t brake before hitting big rig
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening … read more.

Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM

Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years
Tue  Oct 25 2016 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast. Orbital ATK’s cargo ship pulled up at … read more.

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:11PM
BC-US--Pennsylvania Attorney General, 12th Ld-Writethru,662 Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court AP Photo PAHAP101, PAHAP102, PAMR106, PAMR104, PAMR105, PAHAP201, PAMR103, PAMR102, PAMR101 Eds: Adds if Kane posts bond she would remain free while appealing. With AP Photos. … read more.

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