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Car hits and rolls Blazer
Sat  Oct 3 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK — A driver who did not see an oncoming Chevrolet Blazer pulled out into the side of it Thursday afternoon, rolling the Blazer on it’s roof. Tina Carol … read more.
Barnett found guilty of killing Polk deputy
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
BARTOW — Terrence Barnett, already sentenced to 30 years for a Highlands County murder, is now facing a possible death penalty in another case. On Wednesday, jurors voted 7-5 to … read more.
HCSO: Deputies train for active shooter situations
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
If the worst should happen, and a shooter attacks a large facility in Highlands County, deputies have trained for it. That’s what Capt. Tim Lethbridge, in charge of training for … read more.
Driver distracted in school bus wreck
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A distracted school bus driver transporting 37 children allegedly ran a stop sign Thursday resulting in a T-bone wreck in Avon Park Lakes. Neither the two drivers … read more.
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H-H-H-Heroes for 30 years
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Rolph and Narola Rosenberg are the News-Sun’s Unsung Heroes for the month of September, in honor of their commitment to 4-H in general and their work helping create the 4-H Cracker Trail Saddle Club. But more about … read more.

Lorida murder suspect faces new charge
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Virgil Lee West is facing an additional charge in connection to a July 24 shooting in Lorida that left one man dead and critically injured a woman. West, 20, who was already facing charges of second degree murder, … read more.

Murder suspect demands trial
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Adrian Lavon Hawthorne, the man accused of gunning down and killing a man in front of a Highway Park business in November of 2014 using a modified AK-47, appeared in court Friday to demand a speedy trial. Hawthorne, … read more.

Fleeing suspect rear-ended by K9
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A fleeing suspect is in custody after a rear-end run-in with one of the county’s top law dogs. The suspect, Eliut Miguel Ojeda-Legrand, 30, of Sebring, remains behind bars at the Highlands County Jail in lieu of $24,000 … read more.

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State, National and World News
Survivor: Gunman spared ‘lucky one’ to give police message
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the “lucky one” something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Others … read more.

Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to … read more.

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids … read more.

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up. Much of the drenching was centered … read more.

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