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Sheriff investigating credit card theft
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — A victim told the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office on May 16 that her credit card had been used fraudulently in at a Publix Supermarket in Sebring and at … Find out how to read more online.
Wife, mother dies in crash on C.R. 731
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
VENUS — Kimberly Martin, 25, of Sebring died Wednesday evening after a one-car rollover wreck on County Road 731 in Venus. Her 2002 Ford Expedition veered to the opposite lane … Find out how to read more online.
TDC to revamp job in wake of resignation
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — John Scherlacher has resigned as tourism director for Highlands County. His last day was Wednesday. “I have enjoyed working for the county and appreciate the support provided me … Find out how to read more online.
Swim, bike, run ... or cheer: Heartland Triathlon seeking volunteers for 10th annual race
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — The Heartland Triathlon will run its 10th annual race June 20-21, and triathletes will need guides and a cheering section. That’s why Cherie Starr, event organizer, has put … Find out how to read more online.
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Baby died of natural causes
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — An autopsy report citing has cleared a mother of murder, but not of neglect. Charity Lynn Harriman, 31, of 936 Shamrock Drive in Sebring, is still in the Highlands County Jail on charges of child neglect in connection … Find out how to read more online.

Health seminar in Avon Park today
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
Staff Report AVON PARK — Visitors to a free community health event today will get to hear from Dr. Hans Diehl, consultant with the Complete Health Improvement Project. The program being presented today at Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Murder was over a stolen bag of marijuana
Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING – Thomas Nelson was shot twice after reportedly stealing a bag of pot from murder suspect Jonathan Daniel Padron in the parking lot of Genpak on May 9, according to a probable cause affidavit released Thursday by the Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  May 30 2015 07:58AM
Summer Bridge Program planned High school students who will be entering grades 11 and 12 in the fall can boost their skills in reading, writing, and math through a free program being offered at two South Florida State College campuses. … Find out how to read more online.

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Cuba off US terror list
Sat  May 30 2015 01:19AM
HAVANA — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.  Secretary … read more.

Economic news drives stocks lower
Sat  May 30 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse … read more.

More rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
Sat  May 30 2015 01:19AM
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 20 people and left 14 missing. The line of thunderstorms … read more.

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies in Quebec
Sat  May 30 2015 01:19AM
MONTREAL (AP) — The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Vladimir Katriuk passed away … read more.

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