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HCSO looking for stolen semi
Wed  May 27 2015 10:24AM
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
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
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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Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season
Wed  May 27 2015 09:46PM
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year’s hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that’s no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest … read more.

US stocks recover from slump the day before
Thu  May 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt issues. However, the overall market remains directionless as most investors are focused on figuring … read more.

Storm death toll rises to 19
Thu  May 28 2015 01:19AM
HOUSTON — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing. More rain fell … read more.

Rick Santorum announces second White House run
Thu  May 28 2015 01:19AM
CABOT, Pa. (AP) — Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — … read more.

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