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Thousands of fish dead on Kissimmee River
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
FT. BASINGER — Thousands of fish are dead along the Kissimmee River, and two state agencies are investigating. On Monday, Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gary Morse and Freshwater Fishery … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring son, former chief justice remembered
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Parker Lee McDonald, former Florida Supreme Court justice who grew up in Sebring, has died and will lie in state Thursday at the Florida Capitol. McDonald, 93, died … Find out how to read more online.
July 4 festivities on tap
Wed  Jun 28 2017 09:30AM
Here is a list of Independence Day festivities over the July Fourth weekend. •Lake Placid Independence Day celebration DeVane Circle Park, 115 W. Interlake Blvd. From 9 a.m. to 1 … Find out how to read more online.
Biker suffers minor injury in Monday accident
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID —A motorcycle driver suffered minor injuries early Monday afternoon when his Harley Davidson collided with a SUV at the intersection of Waldo Aliff Avenue and Dal Hall Boulevard … Find out how to read more online.
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Sebring native recognized upon Marine Corps retirement
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Growing up in Highlands County, Aaron J. Brooks remembers the many military veterans living in the area who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His father had been retired from the U.S. Army when Brooks was born … Find out how to read more online.

Downtown Sebring vs. U.S. 27
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It’s not uncommon for customers to walk into the Gun Rack and say they never knew the business existed until they drove down U.S. 27 and saw the sign, owner Daniel Barber said Monday. “A few of them … Find out how to read more online.

July 4th garbage pickup change
Wed  Jun 28 2017 09:37AM

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the City of Sebring has moved its July 4 pickup to July 5. Pickup for the rest of the week is as usual.

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SR 66 to see improvements
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A yearlong project to make improvements to State Road 66 should start soon. Work scheduled for Saturday had not yet begun as of Monday, but the Florida Department of Transportation anticipates the $5.4 million project to be complete … Find out how to read more online.

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Technology companies fall sharply, leading US indexes lower
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
Technology stocks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday after a day of mostly choppy trading. Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher. Banks bucked the broader market … read more.

Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO — Does Florida’s governor have the power to take away a prosecutor’s case if he disagrees with a decision not to seek the death penalty? The state’s highest court will hear arguments Wednesday over that question in a legal … read more.

NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. “We started seeing sparks through the windows. … read more.

California man isn’t asked, doesn’t say where missing son is
Wed  Jun 28 2017 01:19AM
LAS VEGAS — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn’t hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge … read more.

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