Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Local News

Voter registration books soon to close

SEBRING — Highlands County Supervisor of Elections reminds voters that Florida is a closed primary state which means you must vote the ballot of your political party affiliation at the time of book closing for the primary election to be held A...
Updated: 7 mins ago

Woman robbed of purse

AVON PARK — An Avon Park woman reported Tuesday that several males robbed her of her purse, according to a report.
Updated: 53 mins ago

Three stores receive bomb threats

SEBRING — A man with a Middle Eastern accent called up three businesses Tuesday evening and threatened to blow up the store if he didn’t receive $2,000, authorities said Wednesday.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Inmate expressed no desire to commit suicide, sheriff says

Inmate expressed no desire to commit suicide, sheriff says

SEBRING — A man found deceased in the Highland County jail Monday morning had asked to be isolated from other prisoners, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said Tuesday.
Updated: 23 hours ago
AP grandmother seeks reimbursement for child support

AP grandmother seeks reimbursement for child support

AVON PARK – It’s a parental legal quandary that has left an Avon Park woman out of thousands of dollars, without access to her grand-daughter and looking for answers.
Published: 07/23/14
Eye phoneography

Eye phoneography

SEBRING – Their parents and grandparents would have been concerned about finding the right roll of film and learning how to develop it, aperture settings to adjust for light, shutter speeds and rewind releases.
Published: 07/23/14
Emerging scams are same old, same old, authorities say

Emerging scams are same old, same old, authorities say

SEBRING — The Nigerian Scam, the Grandfather Scam, Mystery Shopping Scams, foreign lotteries and sweepstakes...
Published: 07/23/14

Highlands Today holding school board candidate forum

AVON PARK — Highlands Today is hosting a candidate forum Thursday at the South Florida State College University Center Auditorium in Avon Park.
Published: 07/22/14
Man accused of having sex with 13-year-old girl

Man accused of having sex with 13-year-old girl

SEBRING — Despite a 21-year-old man’s claim that the 13-year-old girl with whom he had sex told him she is 17, he was arrested, according to a report released Tuesday.
Published: 07/22/14
County jail inmate found dead

County jail inmate found dead

SEBRING—A Highlands County Jail inmate was found dead Monday morning, with a bed sheet tightly wrapped around his neck, authorities said.
Published: 07/21/14

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