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Catfish found dead in pond by Kissimmee River canal
Mon  Jun 26 2017 04:47PM
LORIDA — Less than a week after asking residents to report fish kills, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission got a nibble, but not a bite. A large number … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff, police chiefs talk about medical pot, police shootings
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:02AM
SEBRING — Highlands County’s top law enforcement officers Thursday said at an event sponsored by Drug Free Highlands that they’ll follow the new medical marijuana law, but will still aggressively … Find out how to read more online.
Former Highlands teacher faces state sanctions
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:02AM
SEBRING — A former School Board of Highlands County elementary teacher, who was found guilty of a charge of driving under the influence with property or personal damage, will face … Find out how to read more online.
Take flight
Sun  Jun 25 2017 04:34PM
SEBRING — Now an adult, Phil Lockwood has vivid memories of the time his family vacationed in the Adirondacks. He got the opportunity to go on a seaplane ride one … Find out how to read more online.
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FHP identifies passenger in Saturday fatal wreck
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Authorities have identified the passenger killed in a Saturday morning accident near Lake Letta in Avon Park as Alyssa Kay Vice, 22, of Sebring. The driver, Samuel Joseph Tucker, 22, of Lorida, was northbound toward Avon Park … Find out how to read more online.

Census: We’re a lot older than we thought
Mon  Jun 26 2017 01:08PM
SEBRING — Sebring has overtaken Avon Park in the 2016 U.S. Census population estimates released last week. Also, the median age of Highlands County citizens keeps getting older, and the county may have grown 3 percent since the head count … Find out how to read more online.

Five commended for saving lives
Sun  Jun 25 2017 04:34PM
SEBRING — Five Highlands County women were honored Tuesday for saving two lives in separate incidents. On May 15, while attending class at the South Florida State College, Wendy Roberts, Anne Marie Cornine, and Jenifer Bidlack “went above and beyond … Find out how to read more online.

State doesn’t buy Lake Clay heights
Sat  Jun 24 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Town Administrator Phil Williams presented his case, but the state didn’t buy it: The overlook on the west side of Lake Clay, that is. “They pointed us into some other possibilities,” Williams said. “I think what they … Find out how to read more online.

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US stock indexes hold steady as oil’s dismal week eases
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now. Energy stocks fell again, but not by nearly as much as earlier in the week, after crude rose for … read more.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American Airlines
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
DALLAS — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday … read more.

‘Imagine’ if Britain stays in EU
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
BRUSSELS — While European Union chief Donald Tusk may still be “a dreamer” hoping that Britain is having second thoughts on leaving the EU, other leaders at Thursday’s EU summit tried to shake him back to reality. Discord over whether … read more.

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May’s … read more.

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