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HCSO looking for stolen semi
Fri  May 29 2015 08:30AM
The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is looking for anybody who may have seen a stolen semi truck and trailer Sunday night or Monday morning. The rig was stolen from the … read more.
Man charged with raping girl multiple times
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A man now living in Sebring has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing a girl. He moved away, but allegedly raped her again on two occasions in … read more.
Man allegedly battered, kidnapped woman
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A man who already had an injunction against him allegedly violated that injunction and attacked a woman who was sleeping Saturday. For that, Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies arrested … read more.
Three charged with fleeing after rolling vehicle
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — After a car rolled over Sunday on Lakeview Drive, the occupants fled, but Sebring police caught up with most of them. They still don’t know who was driving, … read more.
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Habitat marking 25th anniversary with historic home
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Highlands County Habitat for Humanity is going downtown, to 212 Pine St. in Sebring. That’s where the non-profit will build its 25th anniversary home, which will also be the first Habitat home in … read more.

HLT looking for ‘Sensuous Senator’ cast
Fri  May 29 2015 08:30AM
By Laura Wade SEBRING — Just in time for the election year, Highlands Little Theatre is holding auditions for its final show of the season, “The Sensuous Senator,” which opens in September. Auditions will be June 29-30 in the Drs. … read more.

18-month-old dies in Memorial Day pool tragedy in Lake Placid
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID – Tragedy befall a vacationing family visiting for the Memorial Day weekend when a 18-month-old infant drowned in a pool at a home in Sylvan Shores early Monday evening. The young girl was found in the pool at … read more.

2 charged in grow house bust in AP
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Sheriff’s deputies found 30 marijuana plants, $1,843 in U.S. currency, and all the equipment to grow the plants in an Avon Park home. They have charged both men living there — Juan Carlos Cabrales, 46, of Miami, … read more.

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State, National and World News
Census: No. of Americans on assistance may be leveling off
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 52.2 million Americans — or 21.3 percent — … read more.

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret … read more.

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada … read more.

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google’s desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually … read more.

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