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City approves 10th running of Heartland Triathlon
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A good organizational plan, a lot of volunteers and a core group of dedicated people that are “like family” to Cherie Starr are factors she believes that have … read more.
City agrees to pay CCU late fees
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night for a revised agreement that settles an issue with the state regulatory commission involving fees owed by Country Club Utilities. … read more.
Deleon a finalist for Arcadia manager
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Julian Deleon is a finalist for city manager’s job in Arcadia. Deleon, who has served as the top bureaucrat at the City of Avon Park for five … read more.
New law will help young rape victims
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Florida lawmakers Wednesday made it easier for children to gather evidence on sexual battery. The Florida Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 7001, which allows those under 18 to … read more.
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Commissioners appoint TDC Board in 3-2 vote
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — It wasn’t unanimous, but commissioners chose four members for the Tourism Development Council board on Tuesday. Leila Currence, a current board member, was reappointed to another four-year term to represent owners/operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks and … read more.

Arson dog in running for hero award
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Booker, who turned three at the end of January, is not only responsible for 30 fire investigations since that month, but may even get picked as a hero. That’s if you vote for her. Booker, a K-9 … read more.

A fortunate find: Rare Peter Powell Roberts paintings rescued on their way to the dump
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Fate isn’t finished with the story of Peter Powell Roberts just yet, it seems. More than 100 of Roberts’ masterpieces were nearly lost to history before a chance meeting in a retirement home in 2012. Now, a … read more.

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ to fly into Circle Theatre April 30
Sun  Apr 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County has once again partnered with Simple Acts United to bring the children of Highlands County to the stage, this time in “Peter Pan Jr.” The show opens April 30 and … read more.

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US stocks drop at start of busy week for earnings
Tue  Apr 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped on Monday as investors looked ahead to a flood of earnings reports this week. Stocks appeared headed for new highs in the morning, but drifted lower in afternoon as health care companies dropped … read more.

Baltimore erupts
Tue  Apr 28 2015 01:19AM
BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. … read more.

Loretta Lynch sworn in as AG
Tue  Apr 28 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Speaking before an audience of family members, Justice Department lawyers and supporters, Lynch … read more.

‘Good kid’: Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber’s life
Tue  Apr 28 2015 01:19AM
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. David Bruck … read more.

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