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FWC: North Carolina man drowns while fishing on Lake Placid
Mon  Mar 27 2017 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — A 51-year-old North Carolina man drowned after he fell aboard while fishing on Lake Placid, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Frank Thomas Primavera was fishing … Find out how to read more online.
Road to recovery
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For William “Ross” Fadely, Jan. 4, 2014, started out like any other. He had no idea of the impending horror that would affect his life for years to … Find out how to read more online.
Authorities make meth arrest
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:38AM
SEBRING — A man who authorities said attempted to hide drugs in a mobile home was arrested on several charges, according to an arrest report released Thursday. Derek Brian Worth, … Find out how to read more online.
ATV driver hits a tree, seriously hurt
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:36AM
LAKE PLACID — A 47-year-old Lake Placid resident was seriously injured at 8:15 p.m. Thursday after his Suzuki Vinson hit a tree. Rodney Brown was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, … Find out how to read more online.
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Census: County’s population grows again
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:36AM
SEBRING — Years ago, John Holbrook read an impact study. “They predicted this would be the next growth area,” said the Lake Placid mayor. “Both coasts are so saturated.” The forecast was true, Holbrook said. “We started to see that … Find out how to read more online.

FHP: Trucker injured after two semis collide
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — State Road 66 from U.S. 27 to Sparta Road was closed for more than an hour after two semi-trucks crashed head on at 5:40 a.m. Saturday. A Bowling Green driver was seriously injured. The accident occurred near George … Find out how to read more online.

District starts to recruit teachers
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:44AM
SEBRING — The teacher recruiting effort for next school year is starting despite a proposed cut in positions for 2017-18 at School Board of Highlands County schools. During a recent School Board workshop, the proposed teacher staffing level for the … Find out how to read more online.

Input invited for Sheriff’s Office reaccreditation
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:44AM
SEBRING — A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will be in Sebring April 25 to review the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office operations for its re-accreditation process. As part of the assessment, Sheriff’s Office members … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
BRADENTON (AP) — Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele … read more.

Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
RIVIERA BEACH (AP) — Fane Lozman beat long odds when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him in 2013 that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by the city of Riviera Beach, Florida. The … read more.

USF football player in stable condition after shooting
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
TAMPA (AP) — A University of South Florida football player was injured from a shooting. The University of South Florida said in a statement Sunday that safety Hassan Childs was in stable condition. The statement says that no one else … read more.

Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court
Mon  Mar 27 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman’s employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra last week issued an order raising … read more.

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