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AP man killed when motorcycle collides with semi in Sebring
Tue  May 24 2016 04:34PM
SEBRING — A man on a motorcycle died Monday morning after he drifted into the path of a semi-trailer on Arbuckle Creek Road. Bradford Steven Giddens, 61, of Avon Park … read more.
Woman dies when car hits tree
Tue  May 24 2016 04:34PM
LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid woman was killed Sunday evening (May 22) after crashing into a tree. Samantha E. Dunn, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene by Highlands … read more.
Day of Caring gets 1,200 hours of service
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — “We always have fun,” said Lars Bylund, housing maintenance supervisor for Lykes Brothers Citrus Division. “I wish we could do it more. It’s a great time and we … read more.
Hometown Tunes raises $10,135 for Samaritan’s Touch
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The sweet sound of success was in the air Thursday morning at Samaritan’s Touch Care Center as officials received a $10,135 donation from the Avon Park-Sebring Jaycees. The … read more.
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Shootout suspect was shooting victim in ‘15
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The 17-year-old suspect who remains at large in the May 14 shootout at a “Stop the Violence” event in Avon Park was a victim in a shootout last year at the home of a former Highlands County … read more.

City to split fees with Triathlon, Fine Arts Fest
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council agreed to give a break in fees for police and fire services for two upcoming events. Jeri Wohl of the Highlands Art League talked to the council about the 50th Annual Highlands Fine Arts … read more.

Benton: Detectives closing Hutchinson case
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is closing down its investigation into Sebring High School teacher Michael Hutchinson. “We are in the process of closing the case,” Sheriff Susan Benton told the News-Sun on Friday evening, after the News-Sun’s … read more.

Driver who hit, killed teen guilty of speeding
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Brian Christopher Smith was found guilty of speeding on Golfview Drive on Sept. 29, 2014, and causing the death of 16-year-old Kaytlyn Cooper. Circuit Court Judge Anthony Ritenour imposed what may be the harshest civil citation penalty for … read more.

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Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises
Mon  May 23 2016 01:19AM
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, officials said Sunday. Soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in … read more.

El-Sissi says Egypt submarine headed to plane crash site
Sun  May 22 2016 08:06PM
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in the eastern Mediterranean to join the search for the cockpit voice and … read more.

Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address late Sunday night. Iraqi forces are “approaching a moment of great … read more.

Police fatally shoot alleged Florida car burglar
Sun  May 22 2016 08:04PM
HALLANDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Hallandale Beach police officer has fatally shot a man they say tried to flee from authorities while they were investigating reports of car burglaries. Police were called early Sunday after reports of car break-ins and … read more.

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