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SO: Woman stabs 2 with steak knife
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – An Avon Park woman is behind bars after allegedly climbing through a kitchen window and stabbing two people with a serrated steak knife on Monday. Jaleesa Fantasia … read more.
Earth Day celebration set at Sebring’s City Pier Beach
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Sebring will celebrate Earth Day together from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at one of the city’s most picturesque locations — … read more.
Gustat Band Fund expands reach to all county high schools
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The scholarship program of the Paul J. Gustat Band Fund has been expanded to include students at all three high schools. The expansion – an important milestone for … read more.
Doty accessory takes 5 year prison deal after violating probation
Wed  Apr 22 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING – Nichole Marie Hebert has accepted a plea deal for five years in prison for violating probation for her part in helping the killers of Aaron Doty escape to … read more.
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5th Bluegrass Blueberry Festival set for Saturday
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The Avon Park Rotary Club will pay tribute to all things blueberry with its fifth annual Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donaldson Park. “The blueberries are so big … read more.

Railroad tracks to serve as boundary for development
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Developers and businesses may soon find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks if they want to open certain types of establishments in Avon Park. The Avon Park Planning and Zoning Board instructed city planners last … read more.

Zoning supervisor Conrad: Hog farm must move piglets
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A hog farmer who won a special exception for 10 hogs will need to make sure any piglets get moved off property to stay in compliance. That’s what Zoning Supervisor Linda Conrad said Monday after reviewing minutes from … read more.

Local Snapshots
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
SFSC fall open registration coming up Open registration for South Florida State College’s Fall Term 2015 registration begins on Friday, April 24, for all continuing and new students. Fall classes begin Aug. 21. Registration for Summer Term 2015 classes continues … read more.

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State, National and World News
Medicaid schism endures
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders weren’t backing off their opposing positions on Medicaid expansion Friday during tense budget negotiations leading into the final week of the Legislative session. But they did manage to find enough common ground to jump-start … read more.

Stocks rise on tech earnings
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major … read more.

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
MILAN (AP) — Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday. … read more.

Ukraine calls for arms supplies as Russian troops worry NATO
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine urged its allies to send it weapons and accused rebels of persistent cease-fire violations as NATO warned about an increase in Russian troop movement both near and across the border. Russia said it was concerned about … read more.

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