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Family : Adams was ‘doting’ mom
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:04PM
LAKE PLACID – The candles will be set. The gifts will be wrapped. The cake will be baked. Yet when Jacob Robbins blows out the four flickering flames set atop … read more.
Layoffs planned at Avon Park fire department
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:04PM
AVON PARK — Layoffs are being eyed for the Avon Park Fire Department to fill a $860,000 hole in the city’s budget. City Manager Julian Deleon confirmed Tuesday that major … read more.
Sheriff candidate Hunter jailed
Wed  Sep 2 2015 05:20PM
SEBRING — Jason Hunter, a candidate for Highlands County Sheriff, has been arrested. Hunter was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning on a warrant charging him … read more.
Online fundraiser set up to help Pollitt family
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — By all accounts, Donnie Pollitt of Avon Park not only provided well for his immediate family, but also provided for extended family, as well. “This has been … read more.
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County keeps fuel, clerk’s IT local
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County Commissioners told staff Tuesday that despite any short-term cost for fuel, they prefer to have a local vendor in case of emergencies. Essentially, it was a “no” vote against a recommendation by Purchasing Agent Danielle Gilbert to … read more.

Bean: God ‘made me Wyatt Earp of county’
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Bobbie Bean says he is on a mission from God. The outspoken, controversial anti-bullying advocate and candidate for Highlands County sheriff told the New-Sun on Wednesday he has been tasked by the almighty to bully with a purpose. … read more.

Argument ends in gunfire
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — What began as an argument over a woman ended in gunfire Tuesday evening in Highway Park. One person — a 21-year-old Lake Placid man — was injured in the exchange, according to reports by the sheriff’s office. … read more.

Dog beating video prompts investigation
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an animal abuse investigation after video showing a woman beating and kicking a medium-sized dog outside a Sebring apartment complex was posted to Facebook. According to sheriff’s spokesperson Nell Hays, charges … read more.

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State, National and World News
Abortion forgiveness
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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