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Access to Justice Commission now permanent
Wed  Nov 2 2016 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, who has worked for nearly two years to make legal representation affordable to low- to moderate-income clients, has cleared a step toward that … read more.

Sun  Oct 16 2016 08:32AM
SEBRING — The day before 4-year-old Mercedes Blair was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center with massive injuries, she ran away from home. After she was back in the custody … read more.
Landers takes plea in DUI death
Sat  Oct 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A lewd behavior case got postponed this week, while another involving DUI manslaughter ended in a negotiated plea. Timothy Dale Landers, 48, of Lake Placid pleaded no contest … read more.
Man pleads guilty to child abuse charge
Thu  Nov 10 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man who has been charged with child abuse involving two children has pleaded guilty in one of the cases, court records show. Benjamin Joshua Herrera is … read more.
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District: Employee broke social media policy
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — A Sebring High School paraprofessional resigned his position and was terminated from a coaching position for violating the district’s social media policy concerning his communication with a student, school officials said. Maurice Williams was terminated as a Sebring … read more.

Child advocacy group gets $250,000 grant
Sat  Oct 22 2016 08:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — Alan Abramowitz, executive director of the statewide Guardian ad Litem office, announced thursday that the Florida Guardian ad Litem(GAL) Program will receive a 2016 National Court Appointed Special Advocate (National CASA) Association State Growth Grant for $250,000. The … read more.

PCSO deputies interrupt crime spree
Fri  Oct 21 2016 08:30AM
LAKELAND — During the evening hours of Tuesday, Oct. 18, leading into Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, a crime spree occurred in the Shepherd Oaks subdivision, Imperial Lakes subdivision, and Casa Loma subdivision, all in the south Lakeland/Mulberry area. PCSO deputies … read more.

Fastest of the first responders face off
Fri  Oct 21 2016 10:12AM
SEBRING — First responders are known for their speed, but Sebring Kart Racing is going to find out who is the fastest Sunday Nov. 20 during the final race in its Fastest of the First competition. Since September, all employees … read more.

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Record number of manatees killed in 2016 by boats
Fri  Dec 9 2016 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A record number of manatees were killed in 2016 by boat strikes, according to state wildlife data, but overall the number of the beloved sea cows increased in Florida this year. Data posted by the Florida Fish … read more.

Florida lost construction, gained health care jobs in recovery
Fri  Dec 9 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida gained more wealthy residents but also more families living below the poverty line between 2010 and 2015 when the Sunshine State participated in an economic recovery from a devastating housing crash and the worst recession in … read more.

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:48PM
NEW YORK — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, … read more.

Florida to state workers: You can’t give at the office now
Fri  Dec 9 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Following negative publicity about administrative costs, as well as a critical audit, the administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that it had suspended a program that allowed state workers to make charitable donations through their paychecks. … read more.

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