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Migrant worker’s death believed to be homicide
Thu  Apr 10 2014 08:00AM
Highlands County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the recent brutal death of a migrant worker. The man was found with severe head injuries near a store in a remote area of … read more.
Lake Placid Relay For Life a success
Thu  Apr 10 2014 08:00AM
An emotion-charged night played out Friday when hundreds gathered to walk the track at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life in Lake Placid. … read more.
April 19 concert to benefit Highway Park cemetery efforts
Mon  Apr 14 2014 09:23AM
A Saturday concert will benefit a cemetery restoration project in the Highway Park community just south of Lake Placid. Music will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Action Revival … read more.
Restoration of a final resting place
Mon  Apr 14 2014 09:23AM
Volunteers from the Interact Clubs at Lake Placid High and Middle Schools joined in a cleanup effort Wednesday, March 2 at the historic Highway Park cemetery, helping clear brush and … read more.
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Shooter killed by deputy’s bullet
Thu  Mar 13 2014 08:00AM
A man who was firing an assault rifle at homes near Sebring and then fired shots at deputies when they arrived on scene was shot and killed by one of the deputies before dawn Sunday. Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, of … read more.

Rain-slicked road a factor in fatal crash
Thu  Mar 13 2014 08:00AM
A rain-slicked road was a factor in an early morning crash Friday that left a 55-year-old West Palm Beach man dead. The mishap unfolded shortly before 1 o’clock in the morning, according to Lake Placid Police Department reports. The man, … read more.

Interlake Merchants Street Party draws hundreds
Thu  Mar 13 2014 08:00AM
Merchants from all over Lake Placid converged on Interlake Boulevard to participate in Street Party festivities Friday evening. Visitors were able to visit shops that are normally closed in the evenings. Lake Placid Morning Rotary Club sponsored the successful night. … read more.

Downtown Sebring to host second Friday Wine Walk
Thu  Apr 10 2014 08:00AM
Destination Downtown Sebring continues its celebration of spring with an April Wine Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. this Friday. Participating galleries, stores and boutiques will feature one-of-a-kind art, home decor, jewelry, and gifts available for purchase as well as … read more.

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Ukraine fights uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to … read more.

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering … read more.

Congress is giving states transportation blues
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut … read more.

Violence surges in Nigeria uprising
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:19AM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence … read more.

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