Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Local News

FHP searching for Hardee County escapee

WAUCHULA - The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for an Hispanic man. An FHP press release did not state why Ramirez was in custody.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tasers help save lives, law enforcement officials say

Tasers help save lives, law enforcement officials say

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. They may have carried night sticks and pepper spray....
Published: 04/19/14
Council recognizes outstanding police, firefighters

Council recognizes outstanding police, firefighters

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.
Published: 04/19/14
Supreme court: Pregnancy discrimination barred under state law

Supreme court: Pregnancy discrimination barred under state law

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a state law barring discrimination based on gender also applies to pregnant women, resolving divisions in lower courts and addressing a question confronting lawmakers this session....
Published: 04/19/14
Easter on Parade

Easter on Parade

SEBRING - Residents of a Sebring mobile home park have noticed something pleasantly different and colorful at one their neighbors' house - a four-foot rabbit wearing a red and white dress and Easter bonnet pushing a baby buggy followed by a little fa...
Published: 04/19/14
Bill would help regulate telemedicine

Bill would help regulate telemedicine

SEBRING - At Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, there are cameras, scopes, software and mobile computers, diagnostic imaging devices, electronic stethoscopes and portable EKG machines which can literally mean the difference between life and d...
Published: 04/18/14

Legislature appropriates money for Spring Lake, Peace River Center, AVID

SEBRING - If both budget bills make it through the House and Senate, and if Gov. Rick Scott doesn't line-item veto the projects, AVID will receive $520,000 in state funds to help local middle school students get to college, Peace River Center will be...
Published: 04/18/14
Sebring police honors one of its own

Sebring police honors one of its own

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.
Published: 04/18/14
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a list of what is going on around the county.
Published: 04/18/14
Teen singer wins two local singing contests

Teen singer wins two local singing contests

SEBRING - A well-known local 15-year-old crooner has amassed not just bragging rights but $1,600 in prize money in a week after winning two local talent shows.
Published: 04/18/14

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