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2 charged in grow house bust in AP
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Sheriff’s deputies found 30 marijuana plants, $1,843 in U.S. currency, and all the equipment to grow the plants in an Avon Park home. They have charged both … read more.
Sebring man picked up in statewide fraud sweep
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A local man joined 29 people picked up in a sweep of arrests for insurance fraud in Central and South Florida. Angel Lopez, 41, of 4432 Alcantara Ave. … read more.
For the love of green: Ebersbach reflects on 41 years at the Range
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – When a young Air Force captain found himself billeted at the Avon Park Air Force Range as a civil engineer in 1971, one thing jumped out above … read more.
Day of Caring gets lots done
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Wednesday’s Day of Caring got such a good turnout that local charities got a year of work done in just one day. Several people made that observation after … read more.
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Man charged with lewd acts on a preschooler
Sat  May 23 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — A St. Petersburg man has been charged with lewd acts on a preschooler in Sebring. Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 46-year-old Dale Allan Humbert at 4:51 p.m. Thursday on Orange Street in Sebring on charges of lewd and … read more.

Venus man charged with firing gun, punching motorist
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
VENUS — A 22-year-old man allegedly got a scare and then a fist to his face on Tuesday when he drove past the home of Robert Kenneth Millner, 48, of Venus. Millner has since been arrested by Highlands County sheriff’s … read more.

Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM

Memorial day ceremonies

Lakeview Memorial Gardens

AVON PARK — Lakeview Memorial Gardens and the Highlands County Veteran Services Office will hold the annual Memorial Day program at Lakeview Memorial Gardens starting at 9 a.m. with guest speaker retired US Army …

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Sheriff: Only one recent case a suspicious stop
Sat  May 23 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — Deputies looking into reports of fake officers making traffic stops have discounted one report as unfounded, but are still following up on the other report and have a better description. A motorist in Lake Placid encountered a white … read more.

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New Orleans police officer fatally shot while in car
Sun  May 24 2015 09:57PM
(CNN) — A police officer for New Orleans’ housing authority was fatally shot while inside his car Sunday morning, police said. The officer, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was working overtime at a construction site … read more.

Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria’s civil war
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing “unprecedented danger” from extremist groups and vowed his militants will expand their involvement in Syria’s civil war in support of government forces. Sheik … read more.

Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records … read more.

Exit poll: New Spain parties get big support in local vote
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
MADRID (AP) — New parties won strong support in Spain’s local elections Sunday as voters turned their back on the country’s traditional political heavyweights, an exit poll indicated. The governing conservative Popular Party won the most votes in 11 of … read more.

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