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SEBRING — When Sebring High School student Bobby Brown was asked to walk toe-to-toe Tuesday, he found that difficult because he was wearing special goggles.
LAKE PLACID - Efforts by an association to improve the Highway Park community, which has had crime problems, have been beginning to take hold, Tiffany Green, president of the Highway Park N...
SEBRING - A woman accused of illegally feeding bears will receive two mental evaluations, a judge decided Monday.
SEBRING - It used to be that during a violent or potentially violent encounter law enforcement officers had few alternatives for responding other than using their firearm or their fists. The...
SEBRING - A Sebring firefighter has become the first to be named Firefighter of the Year two years in a row, Fire Chief Brad Batz said.
SEBRING - When Russell Morris began serving as a part-time Sebring police officer in the early 1980s, he arrived at a scene and an officer asked him why he didn't have a badge.
SEBRING - Despite the city of Sebring's initial refusal to help pay for a study of Lake Jackson, the project should continue, Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell said Wednesday.
SEBRING - It was about 13 years ago that Donna Seeger got one of her first clues that something was different with her husband, George.
SEBRING - Although it's been two years since the American Red Cross had an office in Sebring, many people whose homes burned down probably don't know that.
LAKE PLACID - In most law enforcement departments, officers wear uniforms and badges and belts with guns and other equipment.
AVON PARK - A riot last year at Avon Park Youth Academy has led to officials reducing the juvenile population at the facility, installation of surveillance cameras, improving training, increasing the staff to yout...
SEBRING - An investigation into a burglary has resulted in the arrests of three suspects and two of those suspects also were arrested on drug charges, according to arrest reports.
SEBRING - With more than 2 million General Motors Corp. cars being recalled nationally, the Alan J. Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Service Department is prepared for the extra work, a spokesman said.
LAKE PLACID - Highlands County resident Sue Clark said she hopes to see the recently-released move, "Cesar Chavez," that tells about the life of the labor leader she met more than 30 years ago.
SEBRING - For Kevin Roberts, whose foundation reopened the Circle Theatre, an upcoming concert there is much more than just one of many events since the theatre reopened several months ago.
SEBRING - Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said she's pleased with new legislation passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott that will toughen sexual predator laws.
SEBRING - It appears as though Sebring will have a Fourth of July celebration with fireworks, after all.
SEBRING - The owner of a pool business was quick to cash their deposit checks, but has failed to complete work on pools for them, four home owners told the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, according to reports released...
SEBRING - The mother of a child who died from malnourishment in a dirty cockroach-infested Avon Park apartment may be tried in May, prosecutors said.
SEBRING - When Highlands Hammock State Park Manager Brian Pinson figured the park needed a new tractor last year, he didn't seek extra funding from the state.
SEBRING - Two Sebring City Council members and the mayor say they'll support the city providing some funding for the Fourth of July fireworks on Lake Jackson.
SEBRING - On Nov. 15, 2009, Alton Perry, 30, was walking down an alley between Lemon Street and E.O. Douglas Avenue when two men robbed him of $14,500 worth of cash and jewelry, Sebring police said.
SEBRING - In what may be the first case of its kind in Highlands County, a man has plead no contest to a charge that he killed another man by giving him drugs.
SEBRING - When fire damaged items inside the building where boats are built at Sea Hawk Boats this week, it wasn't the first setback for the 15-year-old commercial boat manufacturer, owner Mike Wyatt said Friday.
SEBRING - When a drug operation went bad earlier this year and suspected drug dealers shot two deputy U.S. marshals, Highlands County Detective Nathan Coogan ended up being lead detective for the Highlands County Sheriff...
SEBRING - A meeting between a contractor and residents of Francis II mobile home park failed to resolve many of the differences regarding a proposed luxury mobile home park.
SEBRING - City employees and administrators will not receive any pay adjustments until next year's budget, the City Council decided this week.
For those interested in buying commercial buildings, Sebring has no shortage of opportunities.
SEBRING - When Sebring City Council members confronted the issue of a proposed luxury apartment complex Tuesday, it almost became an issue of: What came first: The Chicken or the Egg.
For Chris Jennings, riding his bicycle on County Road 731 not far from his home earlier this month was like any of his other rides, Jennings recalled this week.
During the nearly 33 years that Sebring Mayor George Hensley has served as city councilman and mayor, he has sometimes found that people have misconceptions of the city and its government.
Since Judy Spiegel became president of the Highlands County Humane Society, she's found five different sets of plans for new kennels to replace the existing ones built some 50 years ago.
SEBRING - In the wake of an incident where a man shot at houses in his neighborhood, plans are being developed to provide training to all Highlands County deputies to help them recognize signs of mental illness, Highland...
SEBRING - At the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida, don't be afraid if you see what appears to be the swamp monster from the green lagoon.
SEBRING - In the wake of another Sebring city election with low turnout, some people renewed discussion of the possibility of moving the election to November to coincide with federal, county and state elections, or at l...
SEBRING - When it comes to keeping people safe in Highlands County, one of the biggest challenges each year for the Highlands County Sheriff's Office is the annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
SEBRING - A year ago Lenard Carlisle ran for Sebring City Council and lost by four votes. This year, his second attempt was a charm.
SEBRING - For Larry Daniels, the calm, quiet neighborhood on Plantation Drive he had moved into 50 years ago, became what he said was like a war zone eight months ago.
SEBRING - When Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler drives his unmarked vehicle, seeing someone texting while driving isn't unusual.
SEBRING - There's no shortage of ideas about what Harder Hall could be. But the former hotel, which is up for sale by the city of Sebring, remains empty as it has been since the 1980s.
SEBRING - For the past seven years, Roger and Barbara Alexander have made a point to vote in Sebring's municipal election.
SEBRING - A woman found last year to be housing 45 animals suffering from malnutrition and dehydration in a house filled with urine and feces from dogs and cats has been placed on probation for 10 years.
SEBRING - Less than a month after a judge granted pretrial release for an 81-year-old woman accused of illegally feeding bears, she's back in the Highlands County Jail.
SEBRING - A man convicted of attending a dog fight and resisting an officer without violence will spend six months in jail and then be on probation for four years, a judge ruled Monday.
SEBRING - Efforts needed to raise money and goods to help the homeless are just part of the battle.
SEBRING - A few years back, Sammy Telesco was in prison after committing 39 armed robberies.
LAKE PLACID - Every week, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office receives reports of thefts of televisions, cars, computers and other such items.