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Watson could make plea deal in road rage attempted murder case
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A man charged with two counts of attempted murder may be in negotiation with prosecutors on a plea deal. Details of a possible deal with Thomas Gabriel Watson, … read more.
73-year-old charged with growing pot in his tiki bar
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A report of gunfire brought deputies to an elderly man’s home. They didn’t charge him with that, but they charge him with growing marijuana. According to arrest reports, … read more.
Rodney Atkins to headline Fla. Hospital Gala
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Country music star Rodney Atkins plays stadiums and casinos, has had six No. 1 hits in the last decade and does USO tours overseas. At 8 p.m., Nov. … read more.
Bashes and splashes: Events lined up as start of school year nears
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — As tax-free week kicks off next Friday, parents may still wonder how they’ll get all their kids needed school supplies. For the third year now, they may get … read more.
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SWAT called to serve sexual battery warrant
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team deployed this week to serve a warrant. They had received word that Jerry Stephenson, 60, of Sebring was armed and barricaded in his Hoyt Avenue home. Fortunately, when deputies arrived at … read more.

HCSO asks for help in locating missing California man
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing California man who was last seen July 10 after visiting his parents in Sebring. Alex Christopher Schneider, 39, was planning on making two … read more.

A hero who takes stock
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, we want to honor the volunteer mentors at Take Stock in Children – a public/private, statewide organization dedicated to providing low-income students one-on-one support throughout their middle and high school years. The goal is … read more.

County plans capital costs
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — With an influx of $16.5 million from a recent loan and a renewed infrastructure sales tax, county officials are trying to ensure they cover all capital needs in the next few years. Still topping the list is a … read more.

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Taliban leader vows fight
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban’s controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in … read more.

Neighborhood gets rainbow makeover
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
PACHUCA, Mexico — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people’s homes. Literally. A group of artists known as the German Crew have spent 14 months turning the hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas into a giant, colorful … read more.

Zimbabwean authorities restrict lion hunting
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the … read more.

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. After a 10-hour journey by road from … read more.

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