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FWC: Bear season not the answer to problem
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Residents haven’t seen any lions or tigers, but according to county officials, they’ve seen far too many bears lately. Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation … read more.
Defense hoping to move Doty trial
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Defense attorneys want a change of venue for the Aaron Doty murder trial. Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin said Thursday that attorneys from the Office of Criminal Conflict … read more.
Classic New Year’s Eve set at Circle Theatre
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING— The Circle Theatre will be the setting for a New Year’s Eve celebration complete with dinner, dancing and a live Las Vegas-style show featuring the classic sound of the … read more.
City of Sebring taking over Country Club Utilities
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — In brief court proceedings Wednesday morning, Circuit Court Judge peter Estrada granted the City of Sebring the receivership of Country Club Utilities under the provisions of a contract … read more.
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HAL delivers the ‘Gift of Art’ to local seniors
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Monday, the Highlands Art League (HAL) donated nearly 40 paintings from “Art Uncorked” and other classes, as well as from its studio artists, to residents at the Palms of Sebring. This is the second year HAL has donated … read more.

Groom beaten, bride handcuffed and four jailed after brawl
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — A wedding reception Saturday ended with four in jail and the bride temporarily handcuffed in the back of a patrol car over stolen liquor. Tyler Alan Berman, 19, of 234 Thrush Ave.; Brandon Michael Garland, 22, of 915 … read more.

County cuts ties with PR firm
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners agreed with the Tourist Development Council to cut the marketing contract with Massey Communications Inc. It will end, after a 90-day closure, on March 16, 2015. Still, commissioners wanted to know how the county got in … read more.

6 connected with drug raids that led to 2013 shootout get federal convictions
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — All six of the people connected directly or by association to a shootout with federal agents last year in Sebring have been convicted of federal drug trafficking charges. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern … read more.

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Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage
Sun  Dec 21 2014 09:33PM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the … read more.

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?
Sun  Dec 21 2014 09:33PM
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the … read more.

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Sun  Dec 21 2014 09:33PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe. It’s a … read more.

Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town
Sun  Dec 21 2014 09:32PM
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months. The battle … read more.

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