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Man holds child as shield while ransacking dwelling, authorities say

Man holds child as shield while ransacking dwelling, authorities say

LAKE PLACID — A man apparently angry over being evicted from a residence threatened to kill a 4-year-old boy if the child’s parents tried to stop him from ransacking the residence and stealing items, according to an arrest report....
Updated: 12 hours ago
Interim plant operator working for the optimum at AP High

Interim plant operator working for the optimum at AP High

AVON PARK — From the front gates, inside and outside the buildings and to the sports fields, Felicita Rivera knows what it takes to keep the Avon Park High School campus running and looking good.
Updated: 12 hours ago
AP southside weighs options for city-owned lots

AP southside weighs options for city-owned lots

AVON PARK – The hope is to have lots in the area and so far, they’ve gotten their wish.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Cops investigate incidents involving adults and children

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four separate incidents in which adults acted suspiciously toward children either heading home or going to school.
Updated: 13 hours ago
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SEBRING — IDA-EDC board of directors will interview candidates for the executive director’s position in late April.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Torch run

Torch run

Sgt. Scott Murphy, a correctional officer at Avon Park Correctional Institution, carries the torch while running with Zachary Van Fleet, 10, during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida on Friday morning. Law enforcement officers...
Updated: 13 hours ago

Suspect arrested in 2014 burglary

SEBRING — DNA evidence helped police nab a suspect in the case of a burglary that occurred on Sept. 2, 2014, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Money pours in to legislators’ campaign funds

Money pours in to legislators’ campaign funds

SEBRING — Florida lawmakers are barred from raising campaign cash during the legislative session.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Loose dogs in Lorida intimidate residents

Loose dogs in Lorida intimidate residents

LORIDA – Kathi Brodbeck said it has been a four-legged fiasco around her neighborhood - and she’s looking for way to muzzle the problem.
Published: 04/17/15
Healthy Start ends health department contract

Healthy Start ends health department contract

SEBRING — After June 30, the health department will no longer provide Healthy Start services for hundreds of Highlands County mothers and children each year, officials from both agencies confirmed Thursday.
Published: 04/17/15