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Crews battle fire in Avon Park
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Avon Park. The fire broke out at a home in the Crystal Lake Club community Monday morning. It not immediately known if there are any injuries.
Affordable health screenings coming to Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID — Residents living in and around the Lake Placid, Florida can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Tropical Harbor Estates will host this community event on Jan.
VIDEO: Elderly woman nearly run over after purse snatched at McDonald's in Okeechobee
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - Video shows a woman being severely injured after she pursued a man who snatched her purse at a McDonald's restaurant in Okeechobee. The incident happened Thursday at about 8:32 p.m. in the 400 block of NE Park St.
Grandmother ran over in Okeechobee is 'blessed' to be alive
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (CBS12) — "For 76 years old I'm blessed." Janice Allen is recovering at home after she was dragged and run over by a car in a McDonald's parking lot after her purse was stolen.
Mistrial declared in trial of man accused of murdering roommate
OKEECHOBEE — A mistrial was declared Monday, Dec. 10, a few hours after the trial for accused murderer Mark Deschamps began. The judge declared a mistrial during jury selection when according to State Attorney Ashley Albright, an issue arose giving him no choice.
Fertilizer truck overturns on US 98 in Polk County
FROSTPROOF, Fla. -- A semi-truck hauling fertilizer overturned on U.S. Highway 98 in Polk County, forcing its closure. The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. Monday between Pool Branch and Parrish roads, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies say there are about 30-40 yards of roadway covered in f
AVID students' creativity shines for holidays
SEBRING — Sebring Middle School 7th and 8th grade Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, classes drew and submitted pictures in a contest to create the front of the 2018 Christmas card for the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County, Inc. Numerous artistic and beautiful designs
Volunteers donate 2,247 hours of community service in honor of Fallen Deputy William Gentry
SEBRING, Fla. — The brother of a deputy killed in the line of duty says every day is a struggle since his older brother's death. December 7, 2018 marks seven months since Deputy William Gentry was killed while responding to a call about a dispute over a cat.
Man accused of killing roommate in Okeechobee will appear in court
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — The trial is set to begin tomorrow for a man charged with killing his roommate in Okeechobee two years ago. In late October of 2016, authorities found a woman dead from a knife wound and another man with stab wounds to the face.
Skeletal remains found in New Port Richey; detectives unsure about foul play
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Pasco County deputies are investigating skeletal remains found on a 60-acre parcel of land off Barbara Street -- not far from Eagle Point Park in New Port Richey.
Sarasota prosecutor fired over social media posts
Assistant state attorney Joshua Schueneman, who unsuccessfully ran for DeSoto County Judge in August, was fired from his position on Friday because of a racially-insensitive remark that was “liked’’ on his campaign Facebook page.
Palm Beach County man accused of having illegal gas tank, fake credit cards
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for using an illegal gas tank and several fake credit cards, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.
Man nearly runs over elderly woman after stealing her purse at Florida McDonald's
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (WFLA) - Disturbing video captured outside a Florida restaurant shows a man nearly running over an elderly woman just moments after stealing her purse. It happened Thursday night at a McDonald's in Okeechobee.
Corvette C8.R Lights Up Sebring Track At Night!
The night air around the sleepy little town of Sebring Florida has become accustomed to the throaty, staccato tone of performance exhausts. Recently, it was blessed to hear the up-coming C8.R making a few hot laps around the historic course.
Sign up for senior softball
Sign up now for Sebring senior softball. If you were born in 1950 or before you are eligible for the over 70 league. Call John Kloet at 414-2926 or Bill Todd 385-5632. To sign up for the 50 and over league call Gary Kindle at 835-2405. Starting time for 70 league is 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
Move over Christmas, there are other holidays in December
OKEECHOBEE — Although it may seem as if Christmas holds a monopoly on the month of December, there are actually several other occasions and holidays sharing the month. Pearl Harbor Day, Human Rights Day, Hanukkah, Festivus, National Fruit Cake Day and Make Up Your Mind Day are just a few.
Thousands pay tribute to drag racer killed at Sebring International Raceway
SEBRING, Fla. -- For the first time since Nov. 15, the roar of engines filled the stands at Sebring International Raceway. Silenced for three weeks after drag racer Katarina “Kat” Moller died during an exhibition.
Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Inductees Chosen for 2019
Three distinguished leaders will be inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame at the 57th Citrus Celebration Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on March 8 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Tim Hurner of Sebring, Richard J. Kinney (deceased), formerly of Lakeland, and Peter McClure of Port Saint Lucie
High school sports results: Friday, Dec. 7
Fort Pierce Westwood (2-3): Judensky Ervilus 1 1-4 3, James Gardner 1 0-0 2, Ravon Stanberry 1 2-2 4, John Riphen 4 1-1 10, Tavares Brown 2 0-0 5, Keyon Nicholson 2 0-0 4, Tommy Mitchell 0 3-6 3. Totals 11 7-15 31.
MISSING YOUNG WOMAN: Kantaria Shuler disappears from Highlands County
LAKE PLACID, Fla. -- The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is searching for a young woman who hasn't been heard from since late last month. Kantaria Shuler, 19, was last seen on Nov. 29 at the RCMA South Highlands Child Development Center on Curve Street in Lake Placid, Florida.