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Man charged with raping girl multiple times
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK — A man now living in Sebring has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing a girl. He moved away, but allegedly raped her again on two occasions in … read more.
Man allegedly battered, kidnapped woman
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — A man who already had an injunction against him allegedly violated that injunction and attacked a woman who was sleeping Saturday. For that, Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies arrested … read more.
Three charged with fleeing after rolling vehicle
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — After a car rolled over Sunday on Lakeview Drive, the occupants fled, but Sebring police caught up with most of them. They still don’t know who was driving, … read more.
Habitat marking 25th anniversary with historic home
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Highlands County Habitat for Humanity is going downtown, to 212 Pine St. in Sebring. That’s where the non-profit will build its 25th anniversary … read more.
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HLT looking for ‘Sensuous Senator’ cast
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
By Laura Wade SEBRING — Just in time for the election year, Highlands Little Theatre is holding auditions for its final show of the season, “The Sensuous Senator,” which opens in September. Auditions will be June 29-30 in the Drs. … read more.

18-month-old dies in Memorial Day pool tragedy in Lake Placid
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
LAKE PLACID – Tragedy befall a vacationing family visiting for the Memorial Day weekend when a 18-month-old infant drowned in a pool at a home in Sylvan Shores early Monday evening. The young girl was found in the pool at … read more.

2 charged in grow house bust in AP
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Sheriff’s deputies found 30 marijuana plants, $1,843 in U.S. currency, and all the equipment to grow the plants in an Avon Park home. They have charged both men living there — Juan Carlos Cabrales, 46, of Miami, … read more.

Pool safety always a concern in Florida
Wed  May 27 2015 07:58AM
Monday’s tragic death of an 18-month-old infant in a Lake Placid swimming pool highlights the need for families to remain ever vigiliant as the summer swim season enters full swing. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Florida tops … read more.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut join trend: Artificial ingredients getting booted
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of “black pepper flavor,” … read more.

Black widow spider crawls out of bag of grapes, bites woman
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been bitten by a black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes. WCAX-TV reports the 21-year-old Colchester resident spent a night at a hospital after being treated … read more.

Floodwaters deepen in Houston
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
HOUSTON — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the … read more.

US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, … read more.

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