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Window-shooting investigation continues
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A window facing U.S. 27 at the Olympic Restaurant in Avon Park had tape on it Tuesday to mask holes after someone pumped BBs into it. Employee … Find out how to read more online.
Dogs dumped in Sun ’n Lake
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ’n Lake of Sebring has had a stray dog problem, but fortunately, staff and residents in the special improvement district have a solution: Adoption. In the last … Find out how to read more online.
Lindsay picked for assistant superintendent position
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring High Principal Anne Lindsay will likely be heading back to a district office administrative position with Superintendent Brenda Longshore’s recommendation to fill the final assistant superintendent opening … Find out how to read more online.
Giving you a better newspaper
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
No one likes change. We know that. We understand that. We are among those “no ones.” However, sometimes a change is necessary to continue to grow and that’s what we … Find out how to read more online.
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Catholic school moving to bigger location
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Next school year will mark two milestones for St. Catherine Catholic School — it’s 10th anniversary and a new and much bigger location. Along with adding sixth-grade to its Pre-K3 to fifth-grade classes that is currently offered, the … Find out how to read more online.

House bill could alter Sunshine law
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law prohibits elected or appointed officials from meeting in private, but a bill lawmakers are considering could change that. The House Government Accountability Committee approved House Bill 843 Monday to go for a vote on the … Find out how to read more online.

Woman arrested on drug charges
Fri  Apr 28 2017 12:10AM
SEBRING — A Sebring woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop because of a broken tail light, according to an arrest report released this week. Teresa Louise Davis, 42, 329 Manor Court, Sebring, was arrested and charged … Find out how to read more online.

Couple jailed for illegal lovebirds
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A local couple faces federal charges after they brought the wrong lovebirds across international borders. Vanessa Burgos, 33, and Robert Burgos, 43, were arrested shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday at their East Canfield Street home in Avon … Find out how to read more online.

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Behind closed doors, Florida legislators reach budget deal
Thu  Apr 27 2017 09:36PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s top two Republican legislative leaders, negotiating in secret over the past few days, have reached a sweeping deal on a new state budget and other high-priority items ranging from public employee benefits to building a … read more.

British teen admits planning London bomb attack
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:11PM
LONDON (AP) — A British teenager accused of planning a bombing in London pleaded guilty Thursday to preparing terrorist acts. Prosecutors say Haroon Syed tried to buy weapons and explosives online from an extremist named “Abu Yusuf.” The contact was … read more.

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:10PM
MILAN (AP) — The head of NATO praised Italy Thursday for increasing its defense spending last year, an acknowledgement that came days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had joked with Italy’s prime minister about the need for Rome … read more.

Berlin police shoot man who threatened officer
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:10PM
BERLIN (AP) — A German man was shot in the leg by police after threatening an officer outside a hospital in Berlin, authorities said Thursday. Police were responding to a different incident at the Urban Hospital in the city’s Kreuzberg … read more.

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