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Bean: God ‘made me Wyatt Earp of county’
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Bobbie Bean says he is on a mission from God. The outspoken, controversial anti-bullying advocate and candidate for Highlands County sheriff told the New-Sun on Wednesday he has … read more.
Argument ends in gunfire
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — What began as an argument over a woman ended in gunfire Tuesday evening in Highway Park. One person — a 21-year-old Lake Placid man — was injured … read more.
Dog beating video prompts investigation
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an animal abuse investigation after video showing a woman beating and kicking a medium-sized dog outside a Sebring apartment complex was … read more.
Fansler: Despite being anti-bullying proponent, Bean likes to cyber-bully on Facebook
Wed  Aug 26 2015 11:41AM
LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid’s top cop has tagged the county’s most high-profile anti-bullying advocate as a cyber-bully after the lawman received online threats against his home. “I will burn … read more.
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Volunteers keeping Capt. Ron’s open
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ronald Thomas, who owns Capt. Ron’s Mercantile in downtown Sebring, is out of the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation nursing home. That’s not the only good news for Thomas. He is also happy to know his … read more.

Avon Park’s Turner a home run hero
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lisa Turner’s dedication to Avon Park’s Dixie Youth Baseball program is an inspiration. Not only is she the secretary of the board, going on three years of continuous service, she’s pitched in wherever she’s needed (except from … read more.

All fired up
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — One could say the volunteer spirit thrives in Highlands County, which imports that spirit from all over the country. Four of Highlands County’s Florida Forestry Service wildland firefighters spent much of the last month on “vacation” fighting fires … read more.

Abandoned propane tank hit by mower, springs leak
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Potential disaster was averted Thursday, Aug. 27 when a long-forgotten 500-pound propane fuel tank was jostled by a tractor-pulled mower and spewed the highly flammable gas into the air. The large storage tank had serviced a motel … read more.

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Abortion forgiveness
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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