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One-lane county bridge getting another lane
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It’s a lonely drive down Rucks Dairy Road. On must trips down the rural road south of State Highway 70, not far from the Okeechobee County line, you … Find out how to read more online.
More school bus drivers needed
Tue  Jul 25 2017 09:17AM
SEBRING — More school bus drivers are need to fill the roster of drivers needed with the School Board of Highlands County for the start of the school year on … Find out how to read more online.
Planners present public transit options
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — If Highlands County wants a public transit system, the earliest it might see one is two years from now, if local officials vote to have one. That would … Find out how to read more online.
The heart of a Lion
Mon  Jul 24 2017 07:56AM
LAKE PLACID — Dean Hess of the Lake Placid Lions Club essentially can be called Florida’s head Lion. He accepted the position of council chairman July 4 during the Lions’ … Find out how to read more online.
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Man gets lost, dies in Preserve
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A man got lost and died Sunday on a nature trail in The Preserve of Sun ‘n Lake after a five-hour search, reportedly because he kept moving and authorities couldn’t pinpoint his exact location. Ronald Bernard Fernandez, 61, … read more.

Highway Park discusses annexation, tax district
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
HIGHWAY PARK — Highway Park residents have begun preliminary discussions on whether they want their community to be annexed into the town of Lake Placid. Phil Williams, Lake Placid town administrator, said if that were to occur, it might require … Find out how to read more online.

Man charged with beating girlfriend, abusing child
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man is accused of putting his pregnant girlfriend in a chokehold while holding their 1-year-old child, according to an arrest report released Monday. Authorities say Bailey Jacob Turner also inadvertently caused the baby to … Find out how to read more online.

Kitty Palooza planned to find forever homes
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Saunders Second Chances is teaming up with Highlands County Animal Services on Saturday, July 29, for Kitty Palooza. Kitty Palooza is a free cat and kitten adoption day at Animal Services. Animal Services is running out of … Find out how to read more online.

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Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 US troops
Tue  Jul 25 2017 01:19AM
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s military released security camera footage Monday of a shooting in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at an air base in the kingdom. The video had previously been shown to the families of … read more.

Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die
Tue  Jul 25 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die. At an … read more.

Trump FBI pick represented Christie a year before agreement
Tue  Jul 25 2017 01:19AM
TRENTON, N.J. — President Donald Trump’s pick to run the FBI represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for nearly a year before a mandatory retainer agreement was signed, according to records obtained by a New York City radio station. Christopher … read more.

Court: Officials can’t detain immigrants without charges
Tue  Jul 25 2017 01:19AM
BOSTON — Massachusetts court officers do not have the authority to arrest someone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges, the state’s highest court ruled Monday. The Supreme Judicial Court opinion applied … read more.

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