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Bean: God ‘made me Wyatt Earp of county’
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Bobbie Bean says he is on a mission from God. The outspoken, controversial anti-bullying advocate and candidate for Highlands County sheriff told the New-Sun on Wednesday he has … read more.
Argument ends in gunfire
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — What began as an argument over a woman ended in gunfire Tuesday evening in Highway Park. One person — a 21-year-old Lake Placid man — was injured … read more.
Dog beating video prompts investigation
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an animal abuse investigation after video showing a woman beating and kicking a medium-sized dog outside a Sebring apartment complex was … read more.
Fansler: Despite being anti-bullying proponent, Bean likes to cyber-bully on Facebook
Wed  Aug 26 2015 11:41AM
LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid’s top cop has tagged the county’s most high-profile anti-bullying advocate as a cyber-bully after the lawman received online threats against his home. “I will burn … read more.
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Volunteers keeping Capt. Ron’s open
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ronald Thomas, who owns Capt. Ron’s Mercantile in downtown Sebring, is out of the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation nursing home. That’s not the only good news for Thomas. He is also happy to know his … read more.

Avon Park’s Turner a home run hero
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lisa Turner’s dedication to Avon Park’s Dixie Youth Baseball program is an inspiration. Not only is she the secretary of the board, going on three years of continuous service, she’s pitched in wherever she’s needed (except from … read more.

All fired up
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — One could say the volunteer spirit thrives in Highlands County, which imports that spirit from all over the country. Four of Highlands County’s Florida Forestry Service wildland firefighters spent much of the last month on “vacation” fighting fires … read more.

Abandoned propane tank hit by mower, springs leak
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Potential disaster was averted Thursday, Aug. 27 when a long-forgotten 500-pound propane fuel tank was jostled by a tractor-pulled mower and spewed the highly flammable gas into the air. The large storage tank had serviced a motel … read more.

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Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
Sun  Aug 30 2015 06:33PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who … read more.

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
Sun  Aug 30 2015 06:33PM
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in … read more.

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
Sun  Aug 30 2015 06:33PM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday. The Bulgarian national was arrested on Saturday evening, a … read more.

Nigerian official: Boko Haram trying to hit Lagos
Sun  Aug 30 2015 06:33PM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram are trying to extend their violent campaign across the country including Lagos, the country largest city, an intelligence official said Sunday There has been a sudden influx of Boko Haram … read more.

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