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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Sebring High School lockdown turns up fake gun
Wed  Dec 7 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — A lockdown at Sebring High School Tuesday over a reported gun turned up a fake one, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Tuesday morning, … Find out how to read more online.
A trip of a lifetime
Tue  Dec 6 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Being part of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor is a momentous occasion, and the Lake Placid Elks Lodge — which sent four World … Find out how to read more online.
New LP Publix to open after New Year
Tue  Dec 6 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — While it is too early to set an exact date, Publix officials said the new Lake Placid store should be open after the new year. The target … Find out how to read more online.
Family, friends remember slain man
Tue  Dec 6 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Every day, Porter Hankerson visits his son’s grave in the Pinecrest Cemetery, marked by flowers, ribbons and photos of a young man who was fatally shot about two … Find out how to read more online.
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Sebring Christmas parade brings revelers
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:42AM
SEBRING — Downtown Sebring was full of holiday cheer Friday for the town’s Christmas parade. The parade, along with the opening of the Carousel of Lights in Circle Park, is the official start of the Christmas season in Sebring. Rose … Find out how to read more online.

Avon Park men complete Marine marathon
Tue  Dec 6 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Retired Marine master sergeants and Avon Park residents Ed Dickerson and Carl Morehouse banded together recently to do the 41st Marine Corp Marathon. Hosted in the nation’s capital with the start and finish in Arlington, Virginia, the … Find out how to read more online.

Wildfire risk increases
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:46AM
OKEECHOBEE — Cars pulled onto road shoulders, mower blades hitting rocks and hot golf cart motors in the rough have sparked wildfires this season. Even the Florida Highway Patrol has reported a grass fire starting off a hot catalytic converter … Find out how to read more online.

Woman charged with assault
Tue  Dec 6 2016 01:43PM
SEBRING — Police may have had to confiscate kitchen items after an alleged assault and battery on Sunday. Joyce Ann Curry, 44, of Pomegranate Avenue in Sebring, is facing charges after allegedly hurling a Mason jar at a 39-year-old woman … Find out how to read more online.

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Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands
Tue  Dec 6 2016 09:40PM
BUTTE, Mont. — Several thousand snow geese died after a snowstorm forced tens of thousands of the migratory birds to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana last week. But the toll … read more.

After 9 years, quick conviction in Times Square hotel murder
Tue  Dec 6 2016 09:40PM
NEW YORK — It took nearly a decade after a prostitute’s battered body was found under a Times Square budget hotel bed for the case to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict … read more.

Police: 3 kids killed, mother critically injured in shooting
Wed  Dec 7 2016 01:19AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Critically wounded, an Albuquerque mother struggled in vain to pull her three children to safety after a gunman shot them during a confrontation inside the family’s home in what police described Tuesday as a violent and senseless … read more.

Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds … read more.

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