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Brother, sister killed in Frostproof wreck
Fri  Oct 28 2016 03:25PM
FROSTPROOF — A family lost two children Friday morning in a wreck on U.S. 27. The teens, 18 and 15, were en route to Frostproof High School at the time, … Find out how to read more online.
Dog takes snake bite to save master
Fri  Oct 28 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Tom Herbert and Puppers, his beagle-Labrador retriever mix, share a special bond: They each saved the other’s life. Puppers defended Herbert from a 4-foot-long diamondback rattlesnake last … Find out how to read more online.
Highway Park fest gets tourism dollars
Fri  Oct 28 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — It was another lesson Thursday in how the Tourist Development Council is required by law to spend its money. The Highway Park Neighborhood Council requested $1,000 for the … Find out how to read more online.
Final weekend at Terror Trail
Fri  Oct 28 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Humane Society of Highlands County will have its final weekend of Terror Trail Phobia today and Saturday. Visitors can walk the 3/4-mile dark trail where they will meet … Find out how to read more online.
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SFSC holds auditions for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ballet
Fri  Oct 28 2016 08:00AM
AVON PARK — Dance auditions for children who will perform in the Florida premiere of the ballet “Beauty and the Beast” will be held on Nov. 6 at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at South Florida … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Kenilworth still not to code
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — While a lawsuit slowly works its way to open court, in hopes of reopening Kenilworth Lodge, a recent fire re-inspection shows there’s much to fix. Officials with Sebring Fire Department and City Hall — including City Attorney Bob … Find out how to read more online.

Police: Convicted sex offender failed to register
Fri  Oct 28 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A convicted sex offender was arrested after failing to comply with registration requirements, according to a warrant released Wednesday. Kevin Lee Setters, 49, 505 W. Circle St., Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.

Store clerk killed in robbery, authorities say
Fri  Oct 28 2016 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — Police want to find two men who they say robbed a Lake Wales convenience store clerk early Thursday morning as he ended his shift, shot him and left him for dead. Mohamed Allam, 48, of Lake Wales, … Find out how to read more online.

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Pence plane slides off runway at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport
Thu  Oct 27 2016 10:12PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence’s campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday, tearing up two tracks of concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass. … read more.

Countries OK world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica
Thu  Oct 27 2016 10:12PM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world’s largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. The agreement comes after years … read more.

Man leading police on car chase stops at In-N-Out for food
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:19AM
PHOENIX — Authorities say a man didn’t go to jail hungry after making a stop at a fast food restaurant as he led Arizona police on a car chase. Police tried to arrest the man for an outstanding warrant Wednesday … read more.

Honduran immigrant granted retrial in Florida double murder
Fri  Oct 28 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Honduran man on death row for a double murder in central Florida was granted a retrial by the state Supreme Court on Thursday based on new evidence, including comments a woman made to a friend and … read more.

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