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K-9 nabs slippery suspect
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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’
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
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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State, National and World News
Argentina’s ‘stolen babies’ seek truth, face ghosts
Mon  Jun 27 2016 01:19AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pedro Sandoval stopped celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even his own birthday after he found out the truth: The mom and dad he knew growing up had stolen him from his biological parents, who … read more.

Police: 4 stabbed trying to stop couple’s fight
Mon  Jun 27 2016 01:19AM
OCOEE (AP) — Police in central Florida say four people were stabbed while trying to intervene in a couple’s fight in a parking lot. In a statement, Sgt. Mark Bousquet says Ocoee Police officers discovered the four victims while responding … read more.

Woman dies after lightning strikes at beach
Mon  Jun 27 2016 01:19AM
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia woman has died after being struck by lightning on a Florida beach. Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Tammy Marris tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that Janika Gardner died before … read more.

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli gets life sentence for 2015 gay-parade stabbings
Mon  Jun 27 2016 01:19AM
TEL AVIV, Israel — An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and injuring others at last year’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem. The court said Yishai Schlissel was … read more.

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