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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.


Southwest Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

ORLANDO,FL (WFLA) - The crew of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max declared an emergency shortly after takeoff and returned to Orlando International on Tuesday after reporting an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said.


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


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


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


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


Why Florida gas prices keep rising

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Expect the pain at the pump to become a little more irritating. AAA predicts the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Florida could soar as much as 10 cents, and there are signs it's already happening.


March 18: 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida docket for sc - auto $501-$2,500 cases

The following sc - auto $501-$2,500-related cases were on the docket in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:


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.


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.


Highlands Hammock announces final California Toe Jam Band Concert

Highlands Hammock announces final California Toe Jam Band Concert. Sebring: In what is being billed as a ‘Sunset Tour,’ the California Toe Jam Band is scheduled to play on Saturday evening, March 30 at Highlands Hammock State Park. According to Park Services Specialist Carla Sherwin, “This is most l


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


Litter, a never ending battle

I have just read that the Town of Lake Placid is going to have a cleanup day on March 30. I am very pleased to see that this is being done as litter in our area is a great problem!


Lightning signs Jon Cooper to multiyear contract extension

TAMPA — Stanley Cup or not, Jon Cooper isn’t going anywhere. The Lightning signed Cooper to a multi-year extension on Tuesday. Cooper celebrated his 300th win and 500th game on Thursday in Carolina. He’s the winningest coach in Lightning history and the longest-tenured in the NHL at six years and a


Hundreds come out and race to raise money for the families of the SunTrust bank shooting victims

SEBRING, Fla. — The whistled sounded right at 8:05 a.m. and they were off. Over 350 people in Sebring, racing with a purpose much greater than a winning title. "This community is just so strong," said Sue Ryan.


'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


Duke Energy plans three more solar projects

Duke Energy Florida has filed a proposal with the state Public Service Commission seeking to pass along costs to customers for three solar-power projects in Gilchrist, Highlands and Volusia counties.


LPPD has a car seat program

LAKE PLACID — Highland County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of a young woman pushing a shopping cart with a young child in the buggy. The Sebring Walmart security cameras show the woman allegedly stealing a car seat and a package of diaper wipes on March 18. The incident took place on Feb. 1.