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Bean: God ‘made me Wyatt Earp of county’
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Bobbie Bean says he is on a mission from God. The outspoken, controversial anti-bullying advocate and candidate for Highlands County sheriff told the New-Sun on Wednesday he has … read more.
Argument ends in gunfire
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — What began as an argument over a woman ended in gunfire Tuesday evening in Highway Park. One person — a 21-year-old Lake Placid man — was injured … read more.
Dog beating video prompts investigation
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an animal abuse investigation after video showing a woman beating and kicking a medium-sized dog outside a Sebring apartment complex was … read more.
Fansler: Despite being anti-bullying proponent, Bean likes to cyber-bully on Facebook
Wed  Aug 26 2015 11:41AM
LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid’s top cop has tagged the county’s most high-profile anti-bullying advocate as a cyber-bully after the lawman received online threats against his home. “I will burn … read more.
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Volunteers keeping Capt. Ron’s open
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ronald Thomas, who owns Capt. Ron’s Mercantile in downtown Sebring, is out of the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation nursing home. That’s not the only good news for Thomas. He is also happy to know his … read more.

Avon Park’s Turner a home run hero
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lisa Turner’s dedication to Avon Park’s Dixie Youth Baseball program is an inspiration. Not only is she the secretary of the board, going on three years of continuous service, she’s pitched in wherever she’s needed (except from … read more.

All fired up
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — One could say the volunteer spirit thrives in Highlands County, which imports that spirit from all over the country. Four of Highlands County’s Florida Forestry Service wildland firefighters spent much of the last month on “vacation” fighting fires … read more.

Abandoned propane tank hit by mower, springs leak
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Potential disaster was averted Thursday, Aug. 27 when a long-forgotten 500-pound propane fuel tank was jostled by a tractor-pulled mower and spewed the highly flammable gas into the air. The large storage tank had serviced a motel … read more.

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Wall Street ends week peacefully
Sat  Aug 29 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst may … read more.

Dominica prime minister says 20 dead following ‘Erika’
Sat  Aug 29 2015 01:19AM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of … read more.

Attack draws scrutiny to European railways
Sat  Aug 29 2015 01:19AM
PARIS (AP) — Europe’s rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world’s fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID. The … read more.

Ex-student acquitted of felony rape
Fri  Aug 28 2015 10:20PM
CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire jury on Friday convicted Owen Labrie of five counts — including statutory rape — in connection with the sexual assault of another student at a prestigious boarding school, but it acquitted him of more … read more.

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