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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 … 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, … 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. … 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. … read more.
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Reed convicted of animal cruelty for dog fights
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — In a two-day trial with less than 30 minutes of jury deliberation, 56-year-old James Thomas Reed was found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty and 11 counts of dog fighting. Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart said Friday … read more.

Arrest made in case of man who was shot in face
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Cameron Dvaughnte Ancrum, 22, of Avon Park was charged with having drugs and resisting arrest when deputies served a warrant for second-degree attempted murder. Ancrum, of 2205 E.O. Douglas Ave. in Sebring, has been wanted in connection with … read more.

Soil & Water District says goodbye to Ida Jackson
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District Board said farewell this week to Ida Jackson, one of their longest-serving supervisors. She has been on the board for 14 years and just recently saw the completion of the district community … read more.

Welcome to the weekend
Tue  Dec 16 2014 08:30AM
Many readers called Friday to voice concern when their News-Sun didn’t land on their lawn. That’s due to a change from a schedule of three publication days per week to two. Friday and Sunday editions are now merged into a … read more.

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Girl, 13, competent to stand trial in stabbing
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday. A … read more.

White House: ‘Sophisticated actor’ hacked Sony
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a “sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent.” But spokesman Josh Earnest is declining to blame North Korea. Earnest says he doesn’t want to … read more.

Iraqi Kurdish troops open corridor to Sinjar
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Kurdish official in Iraq says the peshmerga fighters battling Islamic State militants have managed to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands from the Yazidi minority trapped there can flee. Masrur Barzani … read more.

Death penalty sought in Jewish site shootings
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a white supremacist from Missouri who is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced … read more.

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