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93-year-old kidnapped in home invasion
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — A 93-year-old Lake Placid man was kidnapped late Friday and taken to two ATMs as part of a home invasion robbery, according to a press release from … Find out how to read more online.
Fear of public speaking
Sun  Aug 20 2017 10:04AM
SEBRING — Lynn MacNeill knows all too well the fear of public speaking. As a professor at South Florida State College who has taught a class on public speaking for … Find out how to read more online.
Woman killed in two-vehicle crash
Mon  Aug 21 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — One Avon Park woman was killed, three were in serious condition and five children had to be taken to a Tampa hospital by Aero-Med after a two-vehicle … Find out how to read more online.
5 community child advocates are finalists for honor
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Children’s Services Council and Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County Inc. announced the names of the five 2017 Champion for Children finalists for the upcoming 18th … Find out how to read more online.
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SFSC’s ‘gold’ ranking nets employees a bonus
Sun  Aug 20 2017 10:04AM
AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s “gold” ranking from the Florida Department of Education will lead to monetary bonus for the college’s employees. Only seven colleges among the 28 in the Florida College System achieved a gold ranking based … Find out how to read more online.

State reviewing Lake Blue project
Sun  Aug 20 2017 10:04AM
LAKE PLACID — State officials in charge of funding a project to improve water lines and fire hydrants around Lake Blue have told Lake Placid officials that they will review its eligibility for the money. Utility Director Joe Barber told … Find out how to read more online.

Highlands County officials tour Polk’s ATV Park
Sun  Aug 20 2017 10:00AM
SEBRING — All-terrain vehicle owners have pitched an idea to Highlands County Commissioners: since there is no legal place to ride, if Highlands County would purchase about 500 acres of land, a park could be built. Riders would come from … Find out how to read more online.

Charges dropped against one murder suspect
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The State Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against one of the two men being sought in connection with a double shooting in Avon Park that left a 16-year-old fatally injured. Charges of attempted second-degree murder and second-degree … Find out how to read more online.

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Walmart expands grocery service with Uber to 2 more markets
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets — Dallas and Orlando, Florida. The world’s largest retailer had launched a pilot grocery service with Uber Technologies Inc. last year in … read more.

Google to serve next version of Android as ‘Oreo’
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
SAN FRANCISCO — An upcoming update to Google’s Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google’s tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat. Google anointed the software Monday after … read more.

US stock indexes inch higher after back-to-back down weeks
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks. This week may be a calmer one for the stock market, after an uncharacteristically bumpy stretch shook … read more.

Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt
Tue  Aug 22 2017 01:19AM
SUBIRATS, Spain (AP) — The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who … read more.

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