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Reported bomb threat at Sebring Walmart
SEBRING — The Sebring Police Department is responding to a reported bomb threat at the Sebring WalMart, 3525 U.S. 27 North. The entrances to the store are closed and the public is being asked to please avoid the area if at all possible.
Naked woman runs across 6 lanes of I-95 in Florida
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Richard Griffin wasn't expecting to see something like this when he and his wife Donna were driving on Interstate 95 the other day. The Palm Bay couple was headed north to Hilton Head when they noticed a car stopped ahead of them.
17-year-old Highlands County girl missing
TAMPA (WFLA) - The Highlands County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating a missing 17-year-old girl. Deputies say Fabianne Barreto fled from her mother's car near Sun n' Lake Boulevard in Sebring on March 18.
Body found in ditch off FL 13 in St. Johns County
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a ditch off Florida 13 around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near Rivertown, according to Fire Rescue. The Sheriff's Office said investigators are still trying to figure out how the body got there. They believe it is a woman, possibly in her
Florida Senate Passes Bill SB 7030 to Arm Teachers
Florida Senate Committee Passes Bill that Would Arm Teachers Ignoring the Will of Floridians. – Today, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee passed the controversial bill SB 7030 that would arm teachers in our schools. The bill, which is strongly opposed by Floridians, would expand the so
Blue Streaks race to win
SEBRING – With nearly perfect weather the Sebring Blue Streaks hosted a track meet Thursday afternoon. The Blue Streaks invited five teams, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Frostproof, Desoto and Fort Meade to compete.
Spring breakers turn tables on armed robber at Florida gas station
Four young men spending their spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were confronted by a gunman, but instead of giving into his demands, they fought back. The Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released surveillance footage of the March 17 incident at a Mobil gas station on Oakland Park Bouleva
AP man charged with obstructing justice through intimidation
AVON PARK — A 25-year-old Avon Park man has been charged in using physical violence to intimidate another man to not testify in the proceedings of a first-degree felony case.
50 years for Florida man who raped neighbor, then offered yard work
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 20-year-old convicted of raping his neighbor and then offering to do work around her house to make it up to her is being sent to prison for 50 years.
Could Florida save flying Ron DeSantis by Aero charter than buying a plane?
Florida’s Governor needs access to a plane, most in Tallahassee agree. Whether the state should own it remains an open question. One Pensacola company said it could provide Gov. Ron DeSantis a better ride at a lower price with contracted service.
A Southwest Airlines 737-MAX8 made an emergency landing. Not for the reason you expect
A Southwest Airlines 737-MAX8 aircraft made an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport Tuesday afternoon, the FAA confirmed to The Herald, but not for the software problem believed to be involved in two crashes within five months.
Strangers offer to pay for car seat allegedly stolen by woman with a baby
AVON PARK, Fla. (FOX 13) - There has been an outpouring of support on social media for a woman suspected of shoplifting at a Walmart store in Avon Park, Florida. Security images show the woman with a small child leaving the store with baby wipes and a car seat, but deputies say she never paid for th
Homeless man arrested for beer, meth and pills
SEBRING — Lazaro Eladio Adarcio, 35, homeless, was arrested on March 21 by Sebring Police Department. Adarcio is being charged with violating a city ordinance, possession of methamphetamine, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and drug
John Jonchuck’s mother testifies as her son stands trial for her granddaughter’s murder
LARGO — Michele Jonchuck wore bright pink to court Tuesday, for her granddaughter. A yellow butterfly necklace dangled from her neck. Phoebe loved butterflies. Next to it was a small pendant, with a handprint etched into the metal. That, Michele said later, was Phoebe’s hand. They had made a digital
Man jailed on injunction violation
SEBRING — Most pretrial conferences involve attorneys getting coordinated for a trial, not having a short trial in front of the judge. A hearing Monday for Zachary Joseph Lenoff, 31, ended up with Circuit Court Judge Peter Estrada putting him back in jail without bond, at until first appearance with
Couple married 60 years dies in crash on the way to their son's house to walk the dog
NORTH PORT, FLA.- A couple married 60 years died in a crash on Sunday night in North Port. North Port Police said the driver who caused the crash was traveling at a high speed and may have been drinking.
'We lost two beautiful babies,' sheriff says in sisters' minibike death in Bartow
BARTOW, Fla. - Two children were killed Sunday when a minibike they were riding crashed into a pickup truck, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said Charisma Vega, 12, and her sister Kiara, 9, were crossing Connersville Road near Wellington Place in Bartow when the truck struck the pair
70-Year-Old Exposed Himself At Lake Fanny: Cops
WINTER HAVEN, FL -- A 70-year-old Winter Haven man has been accused of exposing himself at Lake Fanny. Floyd Smith was charged Thursday with exposure of sex organs and issued a trespass from all Polk County Parks, according to Brian Bruchey of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, who said that the arre
Man arrested, accused in fifth DUI, deputies say
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A man is now in custody in Polk County after receiving his fifth DUI, according to law enforcement officers. Deputies arrested Andres Alvarez Sunday for trying to leave the scene of a crash, they said.
Swedish bible among new evidence presented in Jonchuck trial
CLEARWATER, Fla. — New evidence was presented in court Tuesday in the John Jonchuck murder trial. Jonchuck is accused of killing his five-year-old daughter in 2015 when he threw her off a St. Petersburg bridge.