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Sebring digs into reserves to keep tax rate level
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In a short meeting Thursday, the Sebring City Council approved the 2016-17 budget with no tax increase and money pulled from reserves to cover shortfalls. The council approved … Find out how to read more online.
TDC to revisit logo, change board makeup
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Tourist Development Council sent the “Visit Sebring” logo back for redesign Thursday. Members also agreed to put two members from each city on the board and try … Find out how to read more online.
AP chamber hoping grant paves way to facelift for headquarters
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — One of the City of Charm’s oldest downtown buildings may soon be getting a facelift. The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce is set to appear on Monday … Find out how to read more online.
Tuesday night wreck leaves one dead
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A 27-year-old Sebring woman was killed Tuesday night after her car struck a palm tree. Carissa Simone Price, of Sebring, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, … Find out how to read more online.
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APCI jailer jailed on fraud, illegal contracting charges
Fri  Jul 22 2016 03:36PM
SEBRING — A correctional officer at the Avon Park Correction Institute has been arrested on numerous charges stemming from an alleged illegal contracting operation. Robert Stephen Wiggins, 32, of Sebring, was arrested Thursday (July 21) by deputies with the Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff opens investigation into Lister
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into allegedly conflicting statements made by Public Safety Director Jason Lister during the city’s N-word probe. The case reportedly will probe whether or not Lister lied and made … Find out how to read more online.

Lightning strike sparks blaze
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Lightning has been cited as the cause of a massive blaze that destroyed a trailer and damaged two others during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. The conflagration began around 2:30 p.m. and ultimately leveled a trailer in the 100 … Find out how to read more online.

County holds off on tourism logo
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In back-to-back agenda items Tuesday, county commissioners put a hold on a Lake Placid request to create its own tourism marketing and tabled a decision on the controversial “Visit Sebring” tourism brand. Instead, the commission asked Lake Placid … Find out how to read more online.

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Police: Woman found dead, daughter charged
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach was found dead in her apartment and another daughter has been charged … read more.

16-year-old girl charged in Florida man’s death
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Southwest Florida girl is back in the state after being charged in the death of a former neighbor. The Lee County Sheriff’s office says the Fort Myers girl was originally named as an … read more.

Police: Video shows Florida man raping unconscious woman
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:35PM
GAINESVILLE, (AP) — A 34-year-old man was captured on a video raping a 19-year-old unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a Florida restaurant, police said Friday. The video shows Christopher Shaw raping the woman early Thursday before two witnesses … read more.

Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained
Mon  Jul 25 2016 01:19AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran, the country’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday. The report did not name the Iranian-American involved or say when he was … read more.

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