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Man wrecks, accidentally shoots self
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — David Z. Mason of Sebring did not have a good day Thursday: He had a wreck, and then accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to … read more.
Wicked Wednesday weather this way came
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Residents around Lake Lillian got a reminder Wednesday night that – hurricanes or not – summertime weather in the Sunshine State can pack quite a punch. Trees … read more.
County coming up $4.6M short
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners will have their first look at the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 recommended budgets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The county’s budget for 2015-16 is $139.5 million — … read more.
One injured in Thursday rollover
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — One person was injured Thursday just before noon when his vehicle rolled over after being struck by a car that ran a stop sign. Jimmy Saint Louis, … read more.
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Teachers to enter salary talks July 13
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Highlands County’s teachers will square off with district school officials at the bargaining table July 13 to negotiate salaries for the academic year that just ended. “This is confusing because we are actually negotiating the salary for the … read more.

Sebring to have budget workshop Monday
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —The Sebring City Council will hold its first workshop on the 2015-16 budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 368 S. Commerce Ave. City Administrator Scott Noethlich hadn’t seen the final budget as of Thursday morning. Noethlich said … read more.

Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Haas to speak to Republicans SEBRING — The Highlands County Republican Party will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9 at the Elks Lodge (corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard). Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. and the … read more.

2 injured in Thursday smash-up at College Drive
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle smash-up near the entrance to South Florida State College early Thursday afternoon. According to Highlands County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nell Hays, the lunch-rush collision was reported at 1:04 p.m. after … read more.

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Historic Tampa cigar factory destroyed in fire
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire. Authorities say the roof and floors of the Palmetto Beach Cigar Factor collapsed in the fire which broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. The fire … read more.

Cop, lifeguard save Florida man after canoe tips over
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An officer and lifeguard are being hailed heroes after rescuing a man from nearly crowning after his canoe tipped over in Sarasota. A couple was canoeing Saturday when the canoe tipped over and the man’s hand … read more.

Court rules against damage caps for medical malpractice
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida court has ruled that caps on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits do not apply in personal injury cases. The Legislature in 2003 established $500,000 limits on non-economic damages for such cases. Last … read more.

Crayola Experience opens new attraction at Orlando mall
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Crayola Experience attraction has opened in Orlando. The 70,000 square-foot facility located in Florida Mall opened this week, and is the second created by the crayons maker. It joins one that opened in 2013 in … read more.

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