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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

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FHP: 8 dead, 10 injured in Moore Haven van crash

FHP: 8 dead, 10 injured in Moore Haven van crash

MOORE HAVEN (AP) - Eight people died and 10 others were injured when a van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said....
Updated: 39 mins ago

Senior symposium features speakers, screenings and vendors

SEBRING — Cornerstone Hospice’s Senior Symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Highlands Today Center, 781 Magnolia Ave.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Community Holy Week, Easter services planned

Community Holy Week, Easter services planned

Community Holy Week services planned
Updated: 3 hours ago

SFSC briefs

Scenario-based training for concealed weapons holders
Updated: 3 hours ago
A second home

A second home

WAUCHULA — Tia Hildebrant majors in psychology and anthropology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. She’s a sophomore, but she can already see how apes seem to have the same behaviors as humans.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Road accidents take two more lives, authorities say

AVON PARK — Authorities have announced at least two new deaths from road accidents within a span of less than a week.
Updated: 22 hours ago

Lawmakers back new speciality tags, higher requirements

TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers took steps Thursday that could cancel a fifth of the specialty license plates available in Florida but also advanced 26 more designs for motorists to pre-order.
Updated: 23 hours ago

Meals on Wheels to host annual Derby Party

SEBRING — Sebring Meals on Wheels has scheduled its second annual Kentucky Derby Party for May 2 at the St. Agnes Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall.
Published: 03/30/15
Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path

ARCADIA — In 1887, cattle rancher James Shelfer moved his family to Florida from Texas and began planting orange trees along the Joshua Creek.
Published: 03/30/15
Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.
Published: 03/30/15