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Watson could make plea deal in road rage attempted murder case
Tue  Aug 4 2015 10:24AM
SEBRING — A man charged with two counts of attempted murder may be in negotiation with prosecutors on a plea deal. Details of a possible deal with Thomas Gabriel Watson, … read more.
73-year-old charged with growing pot in his tiki bar
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:14PM
SEBRING — A report of gunfire brought deputies to an elderly man’s home. They didn’t charge him with that, but they charge him with growing marijuana. According to arrest reports, … read more.
Rodney Atkins to headline Fla. Hospital Gala
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Country music star Rodney Atkins plays stadiums and casinos, has had six No. 1 hits in the last decade and does USO tours overseas. At 8 p.m., Nov. … read more.
Bashes and splashes: Events lined up as start of school year nears
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — As tax-free week kicks off next Friday, parents may still wonder how they’ll get all their kids needed school supplies. For the third year now, they may get … read more.
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SWAT called to serve sexual battery warrant
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:14PM
SEBRING — Highlands County’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team deployed this week to serve a warrant. They had received word that Jerry Stephenson, 60, of Sebring was armed and barricaded in his Hoyt Avenue home. Fortunately, when deputies arrived at … read more.

HCSO asks for help in locating missing California man
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing California man who was last seen July 10 after visiting his parents in Sebring. Alex Christopher Schneider, 39, was planning on making two … read more.

A hero who takes stock
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, we want to honor the volunteer mentors at Take Stock in Children – a public/private, statewide organization dedicated to providing low-income students one-on-one support throughout their middle and high school years. The goal is … read more.

County plans capital costs
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — With an influx of $16.5 million from a recent loan and a renewed infrastructure sales tax, county officials are trying to ensure they cover all capital needs in the next few years. Still topping the list is a … read more.

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US stocks drop as energy sector droops
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has fallen sharply since the end … read more.

UN goal: To end poverty, hunger in 15 years
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking … read more.

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next … read more.

Illinois named top US party school
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp. But students at the central Illinois campus don’t just bury their … read more.

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