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Florida's foreign driver permit may violate treaty

Foreign drivers who want to rent or drive a car in Florida have been given some breather from a new state law that went into effect Jan. 1.

Published on 02/18/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Wrong-way pedestrian's stroll leads to unexpected trip to jail

A man who was stopped when authorities saw him walking on the wrong side of the street was also on the wrong side of the law in several ways, according to an arrest report.

Published on 02/08/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Attorney, former Highlands commissioner Andrew Jackson dies

Former three-term county commissioner and long-time attorney Andrew Jackson died Tuesday.

Published on 01/29/13
Updated on 03/13/13
$1.92: Cost of serving three jailhouse meals a day in Highlands

Debra Mavis watched as a group of inmates quickly loaded salad, sliced carrots, bologna, bread and half an orange on trays for lunchtime Wednesday at the Highlands County Jail.

Published on 01/17/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Highlands woman accused of striking, biting 13-year-old boy

A Sebring woman has been charged with cruelty toward a child after she was accused of striking a 13-year-old boy, according to an arrest affidavit.

Published on 01/08/13
Updated on 03/13/13
K2 may still be found in some local convenience stores

A year after it was banned in Florida, synthetic marijuana is still being sold in at least a few Highlands County convenience stores.

Published on 01/02/13
Updated on 03/13/13
More facts unfold in case of Highlands man who was beaten, burned

The arrest warrant for Giovanni Burgos, the sixth Highlands County resident accused in the Aaron Doty murder case, illustrates more details in the killing of the 20-year-old who was beaten nearly to death, then set on fi...

Published on 11/15/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Avon Park man on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

Remember the former Avon Park student who placed third in the "Jeopardy" college championship in 2010?

Published on 10/24/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Sebring students support homecoming queen nominee with Down syndrome

Sebring High School students clapped and cheered for 26 senior guys and gals during the Homecoming Court Processional on Wednesday morning in the school's gymnasium.

Published on 10/11/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Student's dyed hair violated school dress code policy

Jessica Jestes has lost a grandmother to breast cancer. Her husband, Jeff, had two maternal aunts afflicted with the disease, one who is still battling it.

Published on 10/10/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Highlands 15-year-old accused of molesting 6-year-old girl

A 15-year-old boy was in the hands of the Department of Juvenile Justice in Bartow on Tuesday, after Highlands County Sheriff's Office investigators reported he molested a 6-year-old girl near Citrus Trail.

Published on 09/26/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Father of toddler who died from heatstroke in Sebring arrested

Authorities have arrested the father of a 2-year-old girl, who they say died from heat stroke after being left unattended in a car.

Published on 09/11/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Highlands sheriff promises more arrests in Doty case

There will be more arrests in the case of Aaron Doty's beating death, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said Friday after the first court appearance of two murder suspects.

Published on 06/15/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Search continues for two in killing, burning of Highlands man

Authorities are still looking for two Sebring men facing murder charges in the death of 20-year-old Aaron Doty, whose burned body was found in the woods of Sun 'n Lake Monday afternoon.

Published on 06/12/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Toddler drowns in Golf Hammock pool

Highlands County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the drowning death of a toddler that occurred this morning at a home in the Golf Hammock subdivision.

Published on 06/01/12
Updated on 03/18/13