Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Local News

Holiday trash collection changes

Progressive Waste Solutions, which picks up trash in Highlands County outside all city and town limits, will move Thursday’s garbage collection to Friday and Friday’s collection to Saturday. Yard waste will still be picked up Wednesday....
Updated: 11 mins ago
Deputies capture Hendry County suspect in Venus

Deputies capture Hendry County suspect in Venus

VENUS — A man who fled Hendry County authorities ended up being arrested in a mobile home in Highlands County, where he was found in possession of drugs, a gun and drug equipment, according to a news release issued Monday....
Updated: 44 mins ago

FHP: Car rams into tractor-trailer Monday morning

SEBRING—An 18-year-old Sebring resident had non-life threatening injuries after the Chevy Cruz he was driving slammed head-on into a semi tractor-trailer at 3:53 a.m. Monday on State Road 66 and Payne Road, Florida Highway Patrol said....
Updated: 3 hours ago
Local law enforcement watchful but not on high alert after police shootings

Local law enforcement watchful but not on high alert after police shootings

SEBRING—Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Jeb Bush a moderate? Some disagree

Jeb Bush a moderate? Some disagree

TALLAHASSEE—There are many words used to describe Jeb Bush during his eight years as governor of Florida, but one popping up in coverage of his nascent presidential ambitions is a bit jarring to some of the state’s politicos and journal...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Advisory issued for street projects

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory for the following streets for this week:
Published: 12/22/14

Bill would clear way for recordings in sexual abuse cases

TALLAHASSEE—Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as eviden...
Published: 12/22/14
Rescue squad practices in confined space

Rescue squad practices in confined space

LAKE PLACID — It was just three years ago and about three blocks away at a former Georgia Pacific plant that a 300,000 gallon water tank burst, collapsing a building and killing two workers.
Published: 12/22/14
Facing challenges by counting blessings

Facing challenges by counting blessings

SEBRING — In her 20 years with the school district, Marlene Welborn has taken on many challenges with a smile.
Published: 12/22/14

Man and woman arrested after deputies find drugs

LAKE PLACID — A search of a home and the discovery of drugs, a gun and ammunition led to the arrest of a Lake Placid man and woman.
Published: 12/20/14

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