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Circuit Court Judge Shinholser plans to retire early
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Circuit Court Judge Olin Shinholser said Tuesday that he plans to retire from the bench a year early. “I got some cardiology tests with some unexpected results,” Shinholser … read more.
Sexual assault trial starts Thursday
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A jury seated Monday is set to begin hearing evidence on a man accused of having sex with and impregnating a 12-year-old girl. Sandes Etienne, 28, of Sebring … read more.
New shows join decades of County Fair tradition
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Spanish music group, Inicio Musical, will highlight the Saturday night, Feb. 20, entertainment schedule at the Highlands County Fair, for the first time this year. The performance … read more.
City eyes cameras at Veterans Beach
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
The Sebring City Council wants to change where the next security cameras in public parks will be installed. During Tuesday night’s meeting, Councilman Mark Stewart said he would like to … read more.
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Woman charged for dog dying
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A woman whose dog was left in a cage and died of heat stroke has since been charged with animal cruelty. Josemarie Torres, 25, of Hal McRae Loop in Avon Park, was arrested and formally charged on … read more.

Teen charged with starting fight at party
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A party in Avon Park Estates in September resulted in an aggravated assault charge filed Monday. Joshua Anthony Jennis, 19, of Sebring is facing charges of battery and aggravated battery after allegedly hitting two people during a … read more.

BB gun brings assault charge
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:02AM
SEBRING — A man who allegedly pulled out a gun during an argument now has an aggravated assault charge. Aaron Lance Dennis, 33, of Sebring is in the Highlands County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. According to arrest reports, … read more.

HCSO: K-9 steps in to defend partner from man who posed threat
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A man who allegedly bowed up to a Highlands County deputy got bit by the deputy’s K-9 partner. John Paul Sinay, 20, of Lake Placid then got charged with simple assault on an officer, firefighter or EMT, … read more.

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State, National and World News
Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. But first comes South Carolina … read more.

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean … read more.

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:30PM
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man shot a sheriff’s deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and wounded another deputy during a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed and, remarkably no bystanders were … read more.

Florida Gov. remains mum on how to fix state’s death penalty
Thu  Feb 11 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Despite an ongoing emotional debate, Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to say how Florida should fix the state’s death penalty law. The Florida Legislature is currently divided over how to rewrite the law after the U.S. Supreme … read more.

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