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Sebring Walmart service manager accused of stealing from Lake Wales Walmart

LAKE WALES — A Sebring Walmart service manager was arrested over the weekend and accused of stealing items from a Walmart in Lake Wales, according to the Lake Wales Police Department
Updated: 3 hours ago
Man accused of stealing various items from college

Man accused of stealing various items from college

SEBRING — A man is accused of stealing nearly $3,000 in equipment from South Florida State College, according to warrant released Monday.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Dem convention roiled by emails, chairwoman

Dem convention roiled by emails, chairwoman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seeking to avoid a televised display of disunity, Bernie Sanders on Monday urged supporters to line up behind Democrat Hillary Clinton and claimed victory in deposing and sidelining a top party official....
Updated: 5 hours ago
Gunfire at teen nightclub party leaves 2 dead, 17 wounded

Gunfire at teen nightclub party leaves 2 dead, 17 wounded

FORT MYERS — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Hemingway wins Hemingway look-alike contest

Hemingway wins Hemingway look-alike contest

KEY WEST — Key West was full of men with white beards, particularly on the corner of Duval and Greene streets.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Published: 07/25/16

Demand for public housing remains strong

AVON PARK — On average, only about five people a year are denied placement in one of the Avon Park Housing Authority’s hundreds of income- and rent-restricted housing units because they are a sexual predator, were convicted of a felony ...
Published: 07/25/16

Albritton joins Sebring Raceway

SEBRING — Sebring International Raceway has announced the hiring of Kim Albritton as the Director of Finance. A native of Sebring with extensive background in finance and accounting, Albritton graduated from the University of Central Florida w...
Published: 07/25/16
Magnus takes 2nd win of season

Magnus takes 2nd win of season

Andy Lally passed Jeroen Bleekemolen with 22 minutes remaining and went on to score his second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) victory of the season in the No. 44 Magnus Racing Audi Tire Center/Auric Solar Audi R8 LMS GT3, started...
Published: 07/25/16

Frustrated police, black leaders seek answers after shootings

TALLAHASSEE — In the aftermath of fatal attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., black leaders say Florida — which has a long and ugly history of racism — has reached a race-relations crossroads.
Published: 07/25/16