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Baby death leads to warnings to parents
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Parents are being warned about sleeping with babies in the wake of an infant dying Tuesday morning while sleeping with his father. “We are treating this as … Find out how to read more online.
Residents implore AP officials to work together
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Some residents of Avon Park called for city officials to work together, during a contentious meeting Monday involving allegations of violation of rights and a pattern of attacks … Find out how to read more online.
Living history
Tue  Feb 28 2017 09:13AM
For those residents of Highlands County who served in the military, especially those with a little bit of age behind them, and those who are history buffs, the reference to … Find out how to read more online.
County ready to build SNL EMS station
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — After years of talking, Highlands County has one new Emergency Medical Services’ station under construction, and they’re ready to build a second. “We did get finished with the … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Night of meditation’ on tap in Avon Park
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — If you find yourself tired, your mind troubled and your spirit in need of renewal, Nancy Dale, Iyengar yoga instructor for over 20 years, encourages you to relax and renew during a Night of Meditation. On Friday, Dale … Find out how to read more online.

Honda strikes SUV; motorcyclist seriously injured
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID – A Lake Placid motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday evening when his 2001 Honda struck a 2012 Ford Explorer. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper W.F. Schrader’s report said the motorcycle was southbound on Catfish Creek Road at 7:53 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

Road watch advisory issued
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
This is a road advisory for Highlands County issued by the Florida Department of transportation: U.S. 27 southbound between Ryant Boulevard and Alan Jay Kia: Crews will be building a new driveway/connection. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. … Find out how to read more online.

SFSC students named Siemens Technical Scholars
Wed  Mar 1 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) students Melissa Acosta of Highlands County and Angelina Avila of DeSoto County have been named 2017 Siemens Technical Scholars by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation. Acosta … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Trump declares it’s ‘time to join forces’ to fix US problems
Tue  Feb 28 2017 10:48PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heralding a “new chapter of American greatness,” President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation’s health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging … read more.

Amazon cloud storage failure causes widespread disruption
Tue  Feb 28 2017 10:48PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Usually people don’t notice the “cloud” — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon’s huge cloud-computing service suffered a major outage. Amazon Web Services, by far the … read more.

Mardi Gras: ‘One time of year people can act like fools’
Tue  Feb 28 2017 10:47PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival … read more.

Suspects charged with murder in airport nerve agent attack
Tue  Feb 28 2017 10:47PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, were charged with murder Wednesday. The women, who arrived at … read more.

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