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HCSO: Dad didn’t cooperate with authorities; charged with child neglect
Fri  Jul 21 2017 05:38PM
AVON PARK — A man who reported that the mother of his child was threatening to kill the child has been arrested because he allegedly did not cooperate with authorities … Find out how to read more online.
New buyer eyes Highlands Regional Medical Center
Fri  Jul 21 2017 04:56PM
SEBRING — HCA Healthcare, which operates 174 hospitals, 119 freestanding surgery centers, and outpatient centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, Friday announced an agreement to acquire Highlands Regional … Find out how to read more online.
Another accident at ‘Frogger’ intersection
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Another accident has occurred at what Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell has identified as a troublesome intersection. At 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, A 2001 Toyota Corolla driven by Helen … Find out how to read more online.
New county workers to pay monthly health premium
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County employees have been given free health insurance, but new hires will have to pay. Despite objections from the sheriff and court clerk, commissioners adopted a new … Find out how to read more online.
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Backer elected chair of SFSC Board of Trustees
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Timothy Backer has been elected the 2017-18 chair of the South Florida State College District Board of Trustees. Also, during its reorganization on Monday, the District Board of Trustees elected Tami Cullins as its vice chair. Backer … Find out how to read more online.

Two teens shot, one dead and one in critical condition
Thu  Jul 20 2017 03:45PM
AVON PARK — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office investigators had not made any arrests Thursday afternoon after shootings left one 16-year-old male dead and another 16-year-old male critically injured. The shootings occurred about 9:41 p.m. Wednesday at The Palms at Lake … read more.

Local instructor teaches children how to survive in the water
Thu  Jul 20 2017 03:44PM
LAKE PLACID — Living in Highlands County, which is covered in lakes of all sizes, it’s only inevitable that fishing, boating and jet skis are a part of our culture. Most of us don’t give a second thought to going … Find out how to read more online.

Testing shuts down Sebring water well
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The discovery of E. coli — a bacteria that can cause people to become ill — has led to the shutdown of a well that provides Sebring city water to residents in the Desoto City area. However, Jay … Find out how to read more online.

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Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall
Fri  Jul 21 2017 10:26PM
DETROIT — Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators … read more.

US stocks dip with energy prices; European stocks sink
Fri  Jul 21 2017 10:26PM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. The … read more.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season
Fri  Jul 21 2017 10:25PM
CAIRO — The U.N. health agency and an international aid organization warned on Friday that Yemen’s cholera epidemic, the world’s worst since Haiti’s 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season. The World Health Organization stressed that Yemen’s … read more.

US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forces
Fri  Jul 21 2017 10:25PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States said Friday that an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province killed an unspecified number of Afghan security forces. The provincial governor confirmed the deaths, saying at least two commanders were among those killed but … read more.

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