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HAL delivers the ‘Gift of Art’ to local seniors
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Monday, the Highlands Art League (HAL) donated nearly 40 paintings from “Art Uncorked” and other classes, as well as from its studio artists, to residents at the Palms … read more.
Groom beaten, bride handcuffed and four jailed after brawl
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — A wedding reception Saturday ended with four in jail and the bride temporarily handcuffed in the back of a patrol car over stolen liquor. Tyler Alan Berman, 19, … read more.
County cuts ties with PR firm
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners agreed with the Tourist Development Council to cut the marketing contract with Massey Communications Inc. It will end, after a 90-day closure, on March 16, 2015. … read more.
6 connected with drug raids that led to 2013 shootout get federal convictions
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — All six of the people connected directly or by association to a shootout with federal agents last year in Sebring have been convicted of federal drug trafficking charges. … read more.
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Reed convicted of animal cruelty for dog fights
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — In a two-day trial with less than 30 minutes of jury deliberation, 56-year-old James Thomas Reed was found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty and 11 counts of dog fighting. Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart said Friday … read more.

Arrest made in case of man who was shot in face
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Cameron Dvaughnte Ancrum, 22, of Avon Park was charged with having drugs and resisting arrest when deputies served a warrant for second-degree attempted murder. Ancrum, of 2205 E.O. Douglas Ave. in Sebring, has been wanted in connection with … read more.

Soil & Water District says goodbye to Ida Jackson
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District Board said farewell this week to Ida Jackson, one of their longest-serving supervisors. She has been on the board for 14 years and just recently saw the completion of the district community … read more.

Welcome to the weekend
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
Many readers called Friday to voice concern when their News-Sun didn’t land on their lawn. That’s due to a change from a schedule of three publication days per week to two. Friday and Sunday editions are now merged into a … read more.

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Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys
Fri  Dec 19 2014 01:19AM
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a central Florida Walmart store so his friend could steal toys. The men — 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree — were arrested Tuesday on … read more.

Legion of Honor medal winners honored
Fri  Dec 19 2014 01:19AM
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Two 89-year-old veterans of World War II were honored at a reception after receiving France’s Legion of Honor medals. Herbert Brucker and Linwood “Nemo” Farmer received their medals in earlier and were guests of honor … read more.

SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.
Fri  Dec 19 2014 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery. On Thursday, the SpaceX company announced it was delaying this week’s planned launch of an unmanned supply capsule until January. … read more.

Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement
Fri  Dec 19 2014 01:19AM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States complicates matters for Havana’s chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and leaders across … read more.

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