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FHP: Injured students OK
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Students injured in Wednesday’s Lake Placid school bus wreck will recover from their injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Of the two students airlifted from the wreck, … Find out how to read more online.
Bomb threat suspect in custody
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man arrested in connection with the bomb threats at Highlands County schools Wednesday sent faxes identifying himself as “Isis,” according to an arrest report released Thursday. … Find out how to read more online.
Bus crash: Community rallies behind kids, families – again
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The little town with a big heart; that’s what residents of the Town of Murals feel about their small, tight-knight community. Community members put their belief into … Find out how to read more online.
Bomb threats force evacuations of Sebring, Avon Park high schools
Thu  Dec 14 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Search teams, bomb-sniffing dogs and drones failed to detect explosives Wednesday after threats were faxed to Avon Park and Sebring high schools. By 3 p.m., authorities took into … Find out how to read more online.
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3 applicants for Ed consortium position
Thu  Dec 14 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — There are three qualified applicants for the executive director position at the Heartland Educational Consortium with the closing date for the position on Friday. The six-county consortium has been advertising for an executive director to succeed Debra … Find out how to read more online.

Car strikes two pedestrians in Lowe’s parking lot
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Joe Pendergist and Brandon Mansfield were walking across the parking lot to enter the Lowe’s home improvement store on Thursday morning when they were both “knocked off their feet” by a senior citizen driving a blue Saturn SUV. … Find out how to read more online.

SFSC graduates 13 law enforcement officers
Thu  Dec 14 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Thirteen graduates of the South Florida State College Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Class 254 were recognized at a ceremony on Dec. 8 in the SFSC University Center Auditorium, Highlands campus, Avon Park. No longer cadets of the … Find out how to read more online.

Sebring man accused of illegal dumping
Thu  Dec 14 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A man was arrested after video surveillance showed him dumping more than 500 pounds of horticultural debris, according to an arrest report released last week. Fidencio Rodriguez, 48, 501 S. Egret St., Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
Fri  Dec 15 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission passed a proposal … read more.

Health care companies, banks drive lower close for US stocks
Fri  Dec 15 2017 01:19AM
Health care companies and banks drove U.S. stocks lower Thursday, pulling major indexes below their recent highs. The afternoon slide, which erased gains from earlier in the day, came on news that some Republican senators’ support for the GOP’s proposed … read more.

Florida Supreme Court tosses petition to block appointments
Fri  Dec 15 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court tossed out a petition Thursday that was attempting to stop Republican Gov. Rick Scott from appointing three Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves office. The court said it couldn’t rule on an … read more.

Wife to run for seat of Kentucky lawmaker who killed self
Fri  Dec 15 2017 01:19AM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself after a sexual assault allegation surfaced this week defended her husband Thursday and said she will run for his seat because “these high-tech lynchings based on lies and … read more.

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