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City approves 10th running of Heartland Triathlon
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A good organizational plan, a lot of volunteers and a core group of dedicated people that are “like family” to Cherie Starr are factors she believes that have … read more.
City agrees to pay CCU late fees
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night for a revised agreement that settles an issue with the state regulatory commission involving fees owed by Country Club Utilities. … read more.
Deleon a finalist for Arcadia manager
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Julian Deleon is a finalist for city manager’s job in Arcadia. Deleon, who has served as the top bureaucrat at the City of Avon Park for five … read more.
New law will help young rape victims
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Florida lawmakers Wednesday made it easier for children to gather evidence on sexual battery. The Florida Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 7001, which allows those under 18 to … read more.
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Commissioners appoint TDC Board in 3-2 vote
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — It wasn’t unanimous, but commissioners chose four members for the Tourism Development Council board on Tuesday. Leila Currence, a current board member, was reappointed to another four-year term to represent owners/operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks and … read more.

Arson dog in running for hero award
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Booker, who turned three at the end of January, is not only responsible for 30 fire investigations since that month, but may even get picked as a hero. That’s if you vote for her. Booker, a K-9 … read more.

A fortunate find: Rare Peter Powell Roberts paintings rescued on their way to the dump
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Fate isn’t finished with the story of Peter Powell Roberts just yet, it seems. More than 100 of Roberts’ masterpieces were nearly lost to history before a chance meeting in a retirement home in 2012. Now, a … read more.

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ to fly into Circle Theatre April 30
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County has once again partnered with Simple Acts United to bring the children of Highlands County to the stage, this time in “Peter Pan Jr.” The show opens April 30 and … read more.

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Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:59PM
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, has been elected as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus. Akinci handily defeated hard-line encumbent … read more.

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:59PM
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the … read more.

More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:58PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The official number of dead from Saturday’s Himalayan earthquake has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicenter are searched. Nepal authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in that … read more.

’Batman’ killer studied brain disorders before mass murder
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:58PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was becoming unhinged in the months before he dressed in a gas mask and body armor and began shooting at a packed midnight “Batman” premiere. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old neuroscience graduate student told a … read more.

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