Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

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2 moms get prison for kids’ deaths

2 moms get prison for kids’ deaths

SEBRING — Two mothers who each had a child die as a result of neglect will both serve more than a decade in prison, a judge decided Monday.
Updated: 23 hours ago
High schools expand industry certification programs

High schools expand industry certification programs

AVON PARK — The Highlands County School District’s high school students are doing more than earning a diploma.
Published: 09/16/14
AP aiming for park, recreation improvements

AP aiming for park, recreation improvements

AVON PARK – Lucy Derkman said improvements are always needed.
Published: 09/16/14
SO: Disturbance call turns into drug arrest

SO: Disturbance call turns into drug arrest

SEBRING—Authorities who responded to a disturbance call at a Sebring trailer park home Sunday reportedly found drugs inside when the resident invited them inside, a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office report states....
Published: 09/15/14
Woman accused of using baby as weapon

Woman accused of using baby as weapon

LAKE PLACID—A 35-year-old woman faces child abuse charges after allegedly using her baby as a weapon to hit a male victim in the face and trying to accost the victim, who was in a tractor-trailer, in a minivan with the baby inside, authorities...
Published: 09/15/14
Gear up for flu season, health department advises

Gear up for flu season, health department advises

SEBRING—The flu season is here and the Florida Department of Health is urging people to take precautions to limit their risk of exposure to infection.
Published: 09/16/14

Group laying groundwork for industrial hemp co-op

CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) — A recent tour at a small experimental hemp plot by a group of advocates who want to develop a local hemp growers cooperative revealed some of the challenges the fledgling industry faces before it can become established...
Published: 09/17/14

Bringing degraded soil back to life

Water can wash away topsoil, wind can blow it off, mechanical tilling can cause compaction and crusting, fertilizers can deplete nutrients, overgrazing can leave soil naked, harsh chemicals can kill organisms, and inadequate drainage can lead to wate...
Published: 09/17/14
UF study: Gulf anglers lost $585M from oil spill

UF study: Gulf anglers lost $585M from oil spill

GAINESVILLE — Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new Univers...
Published: 09/17/14

Commissioner donates campaign funds to charities

SEBRING — District 4 County Commissioner Jack Richie has closed out his re-election campaign and donated the excess campaign funds raised to six local charities: Champion for Children Foundation, Nu-Hope Elder Services, Peace River Center Safe...
Published: 09/15/14

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