Sunday, Feb 01, 2015

Local News

LP man allegedly stole 3,225 gallons of gas

DATELINE — A Lake Placid man has been accused of burglary and stealing between $10,000 and $20,000 worth of gasoline and other items from Happiness Farms on CR 621.
Published: 01/30/15
Defendant denies he intended to kill Aaron Doty

Defendant denies he intended to kill Aaron Doty

BARTOW — Kenneth Felipe testified Thursday that he punched Aaron Doty in the head and agreed hours later that Doty’s body should be burned but maintained that he never intended to kill Doty.
Published: 01/29/15
Updated: 01/30/15
The return of the eagle

The return of the eagle

SEBRING — In the 1990s, Dr. Joan Morrison rarely saw a bald eagle in Highlands County.
Published: 01/30/15
Rooney to chair emerging threats subcommittee

Rooney to chair emerging threats subcommittee

SEBRING – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, was named on Wednesday as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats.
Published: 01/30/15
Sports bars prep for the big game

Sports bars prep for the big game

SEBRING — Before the kickoff between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, game-day parties will be in full swing at local sports bars, which are gearing up to serve thousands of wings and plenty of drinks....
Published: 01/30/15

LP Police search for burglars

LAKE PLACID — Police detectives are investigating four burglaries that happened between Saturday afternoon and Tuesday evening.
Published: 01/29/15
Places to Go

Places to Go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 01/30/15
Felipe to testify in Doty murder trial

Felipe to testify in Doty murder trial

BARTOW — Kenneth Felipe Jr. , one of two defendants accused of murdering Aaron Doty, will testify during his trial, it was announced late Wednesday afternoon. But his co-defendant, Jonathan Rodriguez, said he won’t take the stand....
Published: 01/28/15
Updated: 01/29/15
Website checks pharmacies for lowest prices

Website checks pharmacies for lowest prices

SEBRING — Two questions: how many pharmacies are in Highlands County? Which one has the cheapest price for, say, Lipitor?
Published: 01/29/15
Higher grocery prices hit shoppers, help local cattlemen

Higher grocery prices hit shoppers, help local cattlemen

SEBRING — Drought conditions in Texas, Oklahoma and California have led to rising meat and dairy prices for consumers, but the Florida and local cattle industry is benefitting from the higher prices.
Published: 01/29/15

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