Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Local News

Wind damage at Avon Parks Lake

Wind damage at Avon Parks Lake

AVON PARK — Lt. Sean Casey thinks a tornado must have hit Avon Park Lakes, a subdivision northwest of the city. Highlands County Emergency Management Director Scott Canaday is pretty sure it was a straight-line wind.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Prosecutor: Desire to see a fight led to murder

Prosecutor: Desire to see a fight led to murder

BARTOW — A beating that led to the murder of Aaron Doty stemmed from the desire of two men accused of killing him to see a fight at a party, a prosecutor told jurors Friday.
Published: 01/23/15

Library books donated

Highlands County is clearing out its closet.
Published: 01/23/15
SO special operations nabs 6 on drug charges

SO special operations nabs 6 on drug charges

AVON PARK — Six face drug charges after a probation search of a residence near Avon Park by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole.
Published: 01/23/15

NTSB doesn’t reveal how airshow crash occurred

SEBRING — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the fatal plane crash Jan. 16 at Sebring Regional Airport’s aviation expo, but it doesn’t specify the cause.
Published: 01/24/15

Avon Park couple charged with drug possession

An Avon Park man and woman were arrested after a Highlands County deputy found drugs and a pipe hidden in the brush.
Published: 01/23/15
AP-based Central Florida Health Care expanding

AP-based Central Florida Health Care expanding

AVON PARK – The latest action is 35 miles away, but it’s right around the corner in the ongoing push to expand services and the number of people it serves.
Published: 01/24/15
A busy winter

A busy winter

SEBRING — Year-around residents are aware of the 16,000 visitors that pack Highlands County in fall and winter.
Published: 01/25/15
Jury selection continues in murder trial

Jury selection continues in murder trial

BARTOW — In the fourth day of jury selection for two men accused of murdering Aaron Doty Thursday, attorneys edged towards selecting a jury, but had trouble finding the final three jurors for the panel.
Published: 01/22/15

18th Annual Honor Band Concert on Jan. 29

AVON PARK — The 18th Annual Honor Band Concert will be presented at 7 p.m., Jan. 29 at the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Published: 01/22/15

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