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Colby gets partial refund of court costs
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Preston Colby will be receiving a partial refund of fines and fees paid in connection to an overturned conviction on theft charges. Circuit Court Judge Peter Estrada authorized … read more.
County puts tax bid on ballot
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — With Tuesday’s approval from the Highlands County Commission, Highlands County schools’ half-cent sales tax referendum will now appear on the August ballot. The next step, said school district … read more.
Pile burn ignites house, ammunition
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — An unattended burn pile has been identified as the cause of a blaze that destroyed an Avon Park home late Sunday night. Firefighters from the Highlands Lake, … read more.
Second tire buy-back runs smoothly
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ken Scott and Mandi Foster of Sebring still had 300 tires at their house after November’s tire buy-back at the landfill. This time, they and a friend got … read more.
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SWAT team enters Sebring home after report of gunfire
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The home of an 89-year-old man was surrounded by a sheriff’s SWAT team early Monday morning after reports the elderly man had fired several gunshots at his caregiver. According to reports released by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, … read more.

Tampa Trib sold to Tampa Bay Times
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
TAMPA BAY – The owners of The Tampa Tribune have sold the newspaper and its related publications to the Tampa Bay Times. The Times will honor all Tribune subscriptions and advertising agreements. Starting today (Wednesday, May 4), Tribune subscribers will … read more.

Aktion Club divvies up Diaper Dump Day take
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– The Aktion Club of Highlands County fed several people and covered a lot of bottoms as they distributed 7,254 diapers, 4,320 wipes and pallets of non-perishable food items to 12 local charities Friday, April 29 at Ridge … read more.

Local News Snapshots
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Gem and Mineral Club meets May 10 SEBRING — Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the rear fellowship hall of the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. The public is welcome. … read more.

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Exit poll: GOP men fuel Trump’s victory in Indiana primary
Tue  May 3 2016 11:30PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump can thank male voters for his big victory in the Indiana Republican primary. The billionaire won the support of Republican men by a more than 20-point margin over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who dropped out … read more.

Trump wins Indiana, Cruz drops out of GOP presidential race
Tue  May 3 2016 11:26PM
INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump stormed to victory in the Indiana primary Tuesday, chasing Ted Cruz from the presidential race and virtually locking down the Republican nomination despite the strong misgivings of many in the party who fear a November rout. … read more.

Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination
Tue  May 3 2016 11:26PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump’s path … read more.

Bernie Sanders wins Indiana, keeping his movement alive
Tue  May 3 2016 11:24PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Sen. Bernie Sanders remains on track to lose the Democratic nomination race, but he nonetheless managed to keep his agenda at the center of it with a victory in Indiana over front-runner Hillary Clinton. The lone state that … read more.

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