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FWC: Bear season not the answer to problem
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Residents haven’t seen any lions or tigers, but according to county officials, they’ve seen far too many bears lately. Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation … read more.
Defense hoping to move Doty trial
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Defense attorneys want a change of venue for the Aaron Doty murder trial. Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin said Thursday that attorneys from the Office of Criminal Conflict … read more.
Classic New Year’s Eve set at Circle Theatre
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING— The Circle Theatre will be the setting for a New Year’s Eve celebration complete with dinner, dancing and a live Las Vegas-style show featuring the classic sound of the … read more.
City of Sebring taking over Country Club Utilities
Sun  Dec 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — In brief court proceedings Wednesday morning, Circuit Court Judge peter Estrada granted the City of Sebring the receivership of Country Club Utilities under the provisions of a contract … read more.
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HAL delivers the ‘Gift of Art’ to local seniors
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Monday, the Highlands Art League (HAL) donated nearly 40 paintings from “Art Uncorked” and other classes, as well as from its studio artists, to residents at the Palms of Sebring. This is the second year HAL has donated … read more.

Groom beaten, bride handcuffed and four jailed after brawl
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — A wedding reception Saturday ended with four in jail and the bride temporarily handcuffed in the back of a patrol car over stolen liquor. Tyler Alan Berman, 19, of 234 Thrush Ave.; Brandon Michael Garland, 22, of 915 … read more.

County cuts ties with PR firm
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners agreed with the Tourist Development Council to cut the marketing contract with Massey Communications Inc. It will end, after a 90-day closure, on March 16, 2015. Still, commissioners wanted to know how the county got in … read more.

6 connected with drug raids that led to 2013 shootout get federal convictions
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — All six of the people connected directly or by association to a shootout with federal agents last year in Sebring have been convicted of federal drug trafficking charges. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern … read more.

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‘Hobbit’ goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut
Sun  Dec 21 2014 02:12PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday. “The Hobbit: The Battle … read more.

Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed
Sun  Dec 21 2014 02:12PM
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred at around 3 a.m. in the Tampa … read more.

Sharpton denounces violence against police
Sun  Dec 21 2014 02:12PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He also says angry rhetoric that somehow blames protesters or Mayor Bill de Blasio for creating the … read more.

Pakistan says arrests made in Taliban school carnage
Sun  Dec 21 2014 02:12PM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s interior minister says authorities have made arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Sunday the authorities have picked up several … read more.

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