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Wear a Purple ‘Stache for Relay for Life
Wed  Apr 15 2015 02:54PM
SEBRING — Between now and Friday you can spread awareness for Relay for Life Sebring by wearing a purple ‘stache. Just take a picture of yourself, family members, friends, neighbors, … read more.
Lost a license to fines? Friday you get a Green Light
Wed  Apr 15 2015 02:54PM
SEBRING — If you’ve lost a license to speeding tickets you couldn’t afford to pay and the fines have just mounted up, Friday may give some reprieve. From 8 a.m. … read more.
Lake Placid police turn body cameras back on
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — After a brief hiatus, body cameras have gone back into use on Lake Placid police officers at the request of the public and the officers themselves. “Our … read more.
Complaint takes aim at Academy on Youth Care
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A new complaint about education standards at the Academy on Youth Care Lane has been filed with the Florida Department of Education. The 22-part complaint submitted by local … read more.
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T-bone wreck leaves only minor injuries
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Two women walked away from a T-bone wreck with minor injuries Monday, said Chief Mark Schrader with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. However, one driver — 43-year-old Anaisis Gomez-Santana of Sebring — was cited for failing to yield … read more.

Traffic stops net drug busts
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Police have made two drug busts from traffic stops this month, and are looking for a possible connection. Lake Placid Police are trying to find a connection between two similar arrests only a week apart that netted … read more.

Rape prevention starts with limiting risk
Wed  Apr 15 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — A local woman who said she was sexually assaulted earlier this year told the News-Sun she struggled to return to a normal life. “Susie,” the alleged rape victim, contacted the News-Sun to tell her story, and her name … read more.

Cops: Suspect in shootings tried to escape
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A shooting suspect escaped custody Saturday outside the Sebring Police Department as cops attempted to transfer the man from a squad car to the inside of the police department for interrogation. Kenneth Jerome Pearson Jr., 23, of the … read more.

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Funding firestorm
Fri  Apr 17 2015 10:10PM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Gov. Rick Scott is comparing the Obama administration to the Sopranos and accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the Republican governor refuses to expand Medicaid insurance to more than 800,000 low-income families. … read more.

Greek talks shake stock markets
Fri  Apr 17 2015 10:08PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply on Friday, and … read more.

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
Fri  Apr 17 2015 10:08PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a “ratification of the status quo.” The … read more.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane
Fri  Apr 17 2015 10:08PM
TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet up a downtown skyscraper. Social media was a-buzz with a photo of the furry adventurer peering from between the metallic rungs … read more.

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