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Stories of triumphs and tragedies
Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — Like most World War II veterans, Charlie Wiggins had a brush with death: A kamikaze exploded before hitting his ship, but that’s just one close call. He and … Find out how to read more online.
Puppet lover shares joy with others
Mon  Oct 24 2016 11:13AM
SEBRING — Sebring resident Sylvia Oliver has many talents and she likes to share them with the community. Probably best known for her myriad of puppets and marionettes, Oliver is … Find out how to read more online.
Plans for dog park continue
Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — Plans are still underway to develop the city’s first downtown dog park. Madge Stewart, who broached the idea to the Sebring City Council, said that she’s confident funding … Find out how to read more online.
LPPD building kennel for found dogs
Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:00AM
LAKE PLACID — Princess, a Jack Russell and beagle mix, and her pup, Cody — part Dachshund — spent Labor Day at the Highlands County Animal Control, picked up as … Find out how to read more online.
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Sheriff hopeful reaches $100,000 goal
Sun  Oct 23 2016 09:44AM
SEBRING — It’s apparent which candidates are being outspent, but how much does that matter? In the August primary for school superintendent, Pep Hutchinson spent $33,000, mostly his own money, according to the Oct. 21 financial reports collected by the … Find out how to read more online.

Sweet success
Sun  Oct 23 2016 09:47AM
SEBRING — Success is sweet, and reaching a goal can lead to a tasty treat Fred Wild Elementary students learned Friday as they celebrated achieving their Accelerated Reader goal. The reward — ice cream/yogurt with yummy toppings courtesy of Sweet … Find out how to read more online.

Week in review
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:14AM
Here are the top local headlines from last week: Sebring mulls lowering fees for events SEBRING — During a vacation, Sebring City Councilman Mark Stewart attended a food truck event and thought Sebring needed one. He then found out that … Find out how to read more online.

Preliminary report issued in fatal plane crash
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:14AM
LORIDA — A preliminary report on the August small plane crash near Lorida noted that the pilot who was killed planned to fly to Portsmouth, Ohio for a class reunion. The National Transportation Safety Board’s report offered details about pilot … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Authorities: Bus driver didn’t brake before hitting big rig
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening … read more.

Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM

Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years
Tue  Oct 25 2016 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast. Orbital ATK’s cargo ship pulled up at … read more.

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:11PM
BC-US--Pennsylvania Attorney General, 12th Ld-Writethru,662 Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court AP Photo PAHAP101, PAHAP102, PAMR106, PAMR104, PAMR105, PAHAP201, PAMR103, PAMR102, PAMR101 Eds: Adds if Kane posts bond she would remain free while appealing. With AP Photos. … read more.

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