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SEBRING — Two of the most notorious killers in recent Highlands County history have lost their appeals of their convictions for killing Aaron Doty.
SEBRING — A man who faces multiple counts of child abuse was back in jail Tuesday after some confusion regarding his bond status.
SEBRING — In Shonda Zimmerman’s second-grade class at Sun ‘n Lake Elementary School, all the students Monday wore solid color clothing.
SEBRING — In the latest of a string of incidents involving accusations of inappropriate relationships between school employees and students, a middle school paraprofessional is accuse...
SEBRING — Last week, those who stopped in the new Highlands County Sheriff’s Office being built across the street from the existing headquarters in downtown Sebring may have ha...
SEBRING — A Republican candidate for Highlands County schools superintendent has been issued a citation, charging him with violating a state law on operating a school bus for a non-sc...
SEBRING — In the western part of Sebring Hills, there are lots of trees, virtually no residents and a few bumpy dirt roads.
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council approved Tuesday evening promoting Sebring Police Lt. Karl Hoglund to police chief, as of Jan. 1, 2017.
LAKE PLACID — Highlands County resident Marlene Ramos, who obviously hopes she’s never in a mass shooting situation, nevertheless said she feels more prepared to respond to one...
SEBRING — At Veterans Beach, the riprap that protects the shore from the currents is eroding.
SEBRING — Although the buyers of Harder Hall are seeking another extension before closing on the property, city officials were optimistic Friday the deal will be completed.
SEBRING — While presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested that the Nov. 8 general election may be rigged, plenty of precautions exist to prevent that from happening in Highlan...
SEBRING — For Brian Pearce, the path to becoming a drug addict came through his friends.
AVON PARK — At Avon Park High School Monday night during open house, attendees could buy an ice treat.
SEBRING — Residential recycling in Highlands County is scheduled to begin in February, but don’t expect to see it start then in the city of Sebring or the town of Lake Placid.<...
SEBRING — Hiring more deputies, creating an auxiliary and tackling more warrants are issues that candidates for Highlands County sheriff are emphasizing.
SEBRING — Lake Placid Police Chief and sheriff candidate James Fansler Friday stuck behind previous comments he made, that if necessary, as Highlands County sheriff he would meet fede...
SEBRING — Sebring Police Lt. Karl Hoglund would run the department with openness and would emphasize developing community relationships, he said Wednesday.
SEBRING — When customers travel from U.S. 27 to Jimmy’s Greek American Restaurant on Lakeview Drive, it’s a straight shot.
SEBRING — The incident involving Philandro Castile and a police officer earlier this month in Minnesota began as a routine traffic stop.
SEBRING — Michael Stanley Johnson Jr. apparently thought a new internet video, “Murder on a Cop,” would gain him and others some fame or notoriety.
SEBRING — In possibly a sign of an improving economy, an Ohio-based corporation has reopened after several years a manufacturing plant near the Sebring airport.
SEBRING — As the Democratic and Republican national conventions approached, the National Sheriff’s Association looked for sheriffs who would convey the needs of law enforcement...
AVON PARK — At the age of 18, Dillon Joseph Strickland was undecided about his future plans, his father recalled earlier this year.
AVON PARK — When Tyrone Tyson, who is black, was growing up, he became acquainted with two Highlands County Sheriff deputies, Howard Godwin and Darryl Scott.
LAKE WALES — A Sebring Walmart customer service manager charged with shoplifting at a Walmart in Lake Wales told authorities that he also stole items from the Sebring Walmart, accordi...
SEBRING — Highlands County residents have been generous this year in supporting back-to-school drives, those involved said Monday.
SEBRING — For Donna Bryant, May 15 started out as a great day.
SEBRING — For a couple of years, Oscar Jaramillo has operated Chula Vista, a Mexican restaurant near the Residence Inn on U.S. 27.
SEBRING — More than a year ago, in a bid to spur residential development in Sebring’s downtown area, the city agreed to give away six city-owned lots.
SEBRING — Sebring residents could see a property tax rate increase in the future, but it won’t happen in the next year, the City Council essentially decided Tuesday.
SEBRING — Decades before Sebring resident Marty Roepstorff became the city’s utilities director, he risked his life landing behind enemy lines in Vietnam to rescue comrades.
SEBRING — Local law enforcement has made some changes in the wake of fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., but Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said ...
SEBRING — Sebring City Council members gave preliminary approval Thursday night for the Sebring Fire Department to hire three more firefighters.
AVON PARK — In one case, a suspect’s mother unintentionally pointed authorities to her son as a suspect in a crime, and in another unrelated case a man left evidence behind tha...
SEBRING — More than 20 years after Sebring resident Ann Hamilton led a campaign to build a temporary shelter, she still has a photo of Bradley McGee.
LAKE PLACID — Business owners in Lake Placid want to remove the town from the Highlands County Tourism Development Commission and begin their own efforts to attract tourists.
SEBRING — People involved with the Children’s Museum of the Highlands hope to reopen the facility by the end of the year.
SEBRING — Showing love and respect toward others are some ways to improve relations in the community, some said Sunday, during a town hall discussion convened after two recent shootin...
SEBRING — Hansen House, a facility that has helped children removed from abusive and neglectful family situations for 22 years, will close later this month.
SEBRING — During May, as April Hartseil drove by an orange grove near Highlands Regional Medical Center she saw a black lab running free.
SEBRING — A man accused of murdering an elderly neighbor in 2015 has died, authorities said Thursday.
SEBRING — Increased expenses of operating the Sebring Fire Department justify raising the fire assessment fee, two Sebring City Council members said Wednesday.
SEBRING — At his home in Sebring, James Reed on Thursday gathered his grandchildren around him. “This is what I missed the most,” he said.
SEBRING — A secretly passed note to a service plaza employee in Broward County helped lead to an arrest in connection with a Sebring area killing that had occurred hours earlier, acco...
AVON PARK — For Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dusty McGee, K-9 Billy was a lot more than just a dog.
SEBRING — A man fatally shot his roommate at their residence near Sebring and then dumped the body in the Everglades in Broward County, authorities said.
SEBRING — Sebring Police Lt. Karl Hoglund, a 23-year-old veteran of the department, could become Sebring’s first new police chief in nearly 20 years.
SEBRING — This year, there is no shortage of Fourth of July-related fireworks displays in Highlands County, whether they be on July 2, July 3 or the actual day itself.