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Car hits and rolls Blazer
Tue  Oct 6 2015 09:35AM
AVON PARK — A driver who did not see an oncoming Chevrolet Blazer pulled out into the side of it Thursday afternoon, rolling the Blazer on it’s roof. Tina Carol … Find out how to read more online.
Barnett found guilty of killing Polk deputy
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
BARTOW — Terrence Barnett, already sentenced to 30 years for a Highlands County murder, is now facing a possible death penalty in another case. On Wednesday, jurors voted 7-5 to … Find out how to read more online.
HCSO: Deputies train for active shooter situations
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
If the worst should happen, and a shooter attacks a large facility in Highlands County, deputies have trained for it. That’s what Capt. Tim Lethbridge, in charge of training for … Find out how to read more online.
Driver distracted in school bus wreck
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A distracted school bus driver transporting 37 children allegedly ran a stop sign Thursday resulting in a T-bone wreck in Avon Park Lakes. Neither the two drivers … Find out how to read more online.
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H-H-H-Heroes for 30 years
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Rolph and Narola Rosenberg are the News-Sun’s Unsung Heroes for the month of September, in honor of their commitment to 4-H in general and their work helping create the 4-H Cracker Trail Saddle Club. But more about … Find out how to read more online.

Lorida murder suspect faces new charge
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Virgil Lee West is facing an additional charge in connection to a July 24 shooting in Lorida that left one man dead and critically injured a woman. West, 20, who was already facing charges of second degree murder, … Find out how to read more online.

Murder suspect demands trial
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Adrian Lavon Hawthorne, the man accused of gunning down and killing a man in front of a Highway Park business in November of 2014 using a modified AK-47, appeared in court Friday to demand a speedy trial. Hawthorne, … Find out how to read more online.

Fleeing suspect rear-ended by K9
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A fleeing suspect is in custody after a rear-end run-in with one of the county’s top law dogs. The suspect, Eliut Miguel Ojeda-Legrand, 30, of Sebring, remains behind bars at the Highlands County Jail in lieu of $24,000 … Find out how to read more online.

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Pistorius family: Oscar’s rights being undermined
Wed  Oct 7 2015 01:19AM
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being “undermined” because of the … read more.

House committee approves bill to allow open carry of guns
Wed  Oct 7 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Licensed gun owners would be able to openly carry their weapons in public under a bill approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz cited federal crime statistics that show that states … read more.

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning
Wed  Oct 7 2015 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday. Three elephants were killed in … read more.

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship
Tue  Oct 6 2015 10:36PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting. Could … read more.

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