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AP council holds closed-door session to discuss fire union negotiations
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The city council held a closed door session Monday night to discuss the status of ongoing labor negotiations with the union representing the Avon Park Fire Department. … Find out how to read more online.
County to talk garbage Sept. 6
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — To clarify the future cost of garbage and curbside recycling collection, county commissioners have scheduled a public hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 6. It was rescheduled from a … Find out how to read more online.
Miller believed in giving back
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Richard E. “Dick” Miller said if health had allowed, he would have stayed on the Sun ‘N Lake of Sebring Board of Supervisors. He resigned in early June … Find out how to read more online.
Kenilworth condemned
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Kenilworth Lodge, the downtown Sebring landmark that this year celebrated its centennial, has been condemned by the City of Sebring. The bungalows to the rear of the … Find out how to read more online.
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Memorial Elementary to re-open Wednesday
Tue  Aug 23 2016 04:52PM
AVON PARK — Power has been restored to Memorial Elementary School. Students and staff are expected to return Wednesday for the regularly scheduled school day. “There will be school tomorrow,” Cathy Davidson, an administrative assistant in the superintendent’s office, told … Find out how to read more online.

Shooting suspect found dead in South Carolina
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The man wanted in connection with the early Monday morning shooting of an Avon Park woman has been found dead in South Carolina. Walter Allen Russ, 34, of Avon Park, was found dead in Florence County, S.C. … Find out how to read more online.

Bad break-up blamed in shooting
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:13AM
AVON PARK — A bad break-up is being cited as the motive behind a shooting early Monday morning that critically injured an Avon Park woman. “Though it is still early in the investigation, detectives have learned the shooting appears to … Find out how to read more online.

Hutchinson convicted of murder
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — After three days of trial and four hours of deliberation, jurors found Sadar Sadatt Hutchinson guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Marcos Garcia-Rangel. “It’s finally over,” said Leticia Garcia, Marcos’ sister, Friday evening after the … Find out how to read more online.

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Police: Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online
Wed  Aug 24 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, police said Tuesday. Adam Hilarie, 27, was shot … read more.

Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people
Wed  Aug 24 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight the infection is made by a company in Orlando where he was hospitalized, doctors said … read more.

San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:42PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age. Zoo officials told The San Diego Union Tribune the male elephant suddenly became weak Tuesday and did … read more.

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the ‘cameras leave’
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:41PM
ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season … read more.

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