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Man shot in vacant lot
Mon  Dec 18 2017 03:14PM
SEBRING — Police found a local man shot and lying in a vacant lot Monday morning. He’s since been taken to a Level 1 trauma center on the coast, but … Find out how to read more online.
Water district to hold workshop on Lake Damon
Mon  Dec 18 2017 08:08AM
AVON PARK — The Southwest Florida Water Management District invites the public to a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the River Greens Golf Course, 47 W. Lake Damon Drive, … Find out how to read more online.
LP Council against Wawa building on Interlake
Mon  Dec 18 2017 08:06AM
LAKE PLACID — Town Council members didn’t say if they want a Wawa store in town, but they don’t favor the site at U.S. 27 and Interlake Boulevard. The town’s … Find out how to read more online.
One stitch at a time: Group makes mats for homeless veterans
Mon  Dec 18 2017 08:06AM
SEBRING — When Denise Stegall saw a woman picking up a lot of blankets at St. John United Methodist Church, she became curious. She asked her about that and was … Find out how to read more online.
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Curtis White — a real Santa Claus
Mon  Dec 18 2017 08:06AM
For those who still believe in Santa Claus, spoiler alert: For the month of December the only choice the Highlands News-Sun had was to honor all the Santa stand-ins who make Christmas the special, magical time it is. Curtis White, … Find out how to read more online.

Still struggling
Sun  Dec 17 2017 03:22PM
LAKE PLACID — For many Highlands County residents, Hurricane Irma is a fading bad memory. Not for Krystal Archer and some others. For them, Hurricane Irma is like a permanent nightmare, absent the damaging winds and deluge of rain. Archer … Find out how to read more online.

SFSC commencement milestone for many
Sun  Dec 17 2017 03:24PM
AVON PARK — For the South Florida State College graduates who gathered in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Dec. 14, the 2017 Commencement ceremony was a time to celebrate. Student Commencement speaker Angelo Russo, … Find out how to read more online.

Leaders abound at Woodlawn Elementary
Sat  Dec 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Leaders were everywhere in the faces and actions of the students at Woodlawn Elementary School on Friday during the school’s annual Leadership Day. Prior to a 30-minute Leadership Showcase, students explained or demonstrated The Seven Habits of Highly … Find out how to read more online.

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Prosecutors oppose ex-congresswoman’s fraud sentence appeal
Sun  Dec 17 2017 08:28PM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors are opposing ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s request to remain free on bond while she appeals her fraud sentence, according to a motion filed Sunday. Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow filed the motion in U.S. … read more.

SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul
Mon  Dec 18 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas. NASA astronauts used the space station’s big robot arm to grab the Dragon capsule out of orbit Sunday. It’s the … read more.

Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs
Mon  Dec 18 2017 01:19AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security … read more.

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails
Mon  Dec 18 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with … read more.

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