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Access to Justice Commission now permanent
Wed  Nov 2 2016 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, who has worked for nearly two years to make legal representation affordable to low- to moderate-income clients, has cleared a step toward that … read more.

Sun  Oct 16 2016 08:32AM
SEBRING — The day before 4-year-old Mercedes Blair was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center with massive injuries, she ran away from home. After she was back in the custody … read more.
Landers takes plea in DUI death
Sat  Oct 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A lewd behavior case got postponed this week, while another involving DUI manslaughter ended in a negotiated plea. Timothy Dale Landers, 48, of Lake Placid pleaded no contest … read more.
Man pleads guilty to child abuse charge
Thu  Nov 10 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man who has been charged with child abuse involving two children has pleaded guilty in one of the cases, court records show. Benjamin Joshua Herrera is … read more.
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District: Employee broke social media policy
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — A Sebring High School paraprofessional resigned his position and was terminated from a coaching position for violating the district’s social media policy concerning his communication with a student, school officials said. Maurice Williams was terminated as a Sebring … read more.

Child advocacy group gets $250,000 grant
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — Alan Abramowitz, executive director of the statewide Guardian ad Litem office, announced thursday that the Florida Guardian ad Litem(GAL) Program will receive a 2016 National Court Appointed Special Advocate (National CASA) Association State Growth Grant for $250,000. The … read more.

PCSO deputies interrupt crime spree
Fri  Oct 21 2016 08:30AM
LAKELAND — During the evening hours of Tuesday, Oct. 18, leading into Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, a crime spree occurred in the Shepherd Oaks subdivision, Imperial Lakes subdivision, and Casa Loma subdivision, all in the south Lakeland/Mulberry area. PCSO deputies … read more.

Fastest of the first responders face off
Fri  Oct 21 2016 10:12AM
SEBRING — First responders are known for their speed, but Sebring Kart Racing is going to find out who is the fastest Sunday Nov. 20 during the final race in its Fastest of the First competition. Since September, all employees … read more.

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Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
Sat  Dec 3 2016 09:52PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure unsafe … read more.

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested
Sat  Dec 3 2016 09:52PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graduate student arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was being held on $1 million bail Saturday as their shocked colleagues began processing … read more.

Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation
Sat  Dec 3 2016 09:52PM
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. The 86-year-old adventurer, who was the second man to walk … read more.

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker
Sat  Dec 3 2016 09:50PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards. It’s a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop Carrier from shipping 800 jobs from an Indiana factory to Mexico. And it marks a radical … read more.

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