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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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Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82
Tue  Jun 28 2016 09:42AM
Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by … read more.

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64
Tue  Jun 28 2016 09:42AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. With an icy … read more.

Florida charity: Zika raises risks for homeless families
Tue  Jun 28 2016 01:19AM
TAMPA (AP) — A Tampa charity is distributing insect repellent and mosquito nets to the homeless to help protect them from mosquito bites. Metropolitan Ministries President and CEO Tim Marks tells WFLA-TV that he routinely hears complaints about insect bites … read more.

Officials: Man loses leg in boating hit-and-run
Tue  Jun 28 2016 01:19AM
ST. AUGUSTINE (AP) — Part of a man’s leg had to be amputated following what officials were describing as a hit-and-run boating crash in St. Augustine. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials tell news outlets that Logan Farquhar lost … read more.

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