Local News Headlines 12-14-18

Keep a weather eye out today – the National Weather Service has posted advisories for a risk of severe weather that’ll most likely be in our neck of the woods between five and ten p.m. … we’re on the southern end of a region where a frontal boundary will push gulf air through with conditions

News Update for 12/12/18

Today’s the final day for hopefuls for city manager for Avon Park to have their applications submitted. Council members set a deadline for today, and a special meeting for next Thursday to make a final selection. Currently, they plan to pay their new C.M. no more than $90,000 a year with a six-month probationary period.

News Update for 12/11/18

One person reportedly was injured last night when three vehicles came together in Avon Park. Reportedly, the chain-reaction mishap occurred about 7:00 at the intersection of Cornell Street and Memorial Drive. One individual was transported to the hospital – their name has not yet been released. Units from Highlands Lakes and West Sebring were called

News Update for 12/10/18

Sebring police are investigating a fatal shooting. The incident happened around 7:00 last night at a home on Rainbow Avenue. Early reports indicate a child apparently got hold of a firearm. No names or other details on the incident have yet been released. It looks to be a busy evening for the Avon Park city

Local News Headlines 12-7-18

Lake Placid, you’re under a precautionary boil water alert to start the weekend iof you live in the Lake Blue area on the town’s north side,. There was a water main break in the area yesterday, and pretty much everyone in that neck of the woods except the Raceway, Holiday Inn and Lakeside Cottages is

Local News Headlines 12-6-18

There’s still help available if you’re among those not fully put back together after Hurricane Irma’s 2017 appearance. Highlands County was one of twelve counties in the state that hadn’t yet fully recovered from the storm as of earlier this year, and a mobile Rebuild Florida office is set up this week in Avon Park

News Update for 12/5/18

Today is the national Day of Mourning for former President George H.W. Bush. The observance was declared by President Trump – and some governmental services may not be available. For instance, there will be no mail delivery today and Small Business Administration Recovery Centers will be shut down. It may be advisable to check with

News Update for 12/4/18

Highlands county Sheriff’s officials say they are looking for a couple of suspects in connection with that Sunday evening shooting in Avon Park. Wanted in connection with the case are 18-year-old Daniel Luis Galarza and 16-year-old Sebastian Martinez. Both are wanted on numerous counts including attempted murder and robbery. Both are from Avon Park and

News Update for 12/3/18

Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies are looking into a shooting incident in Avon Park. Reportedly, it occurred shortly after 5:00 last night at a home on Marble Avenue in the City of Charm. Two people were taken to the hospital as a result of the incident – no names or conditions have been released. Highlands County

News Update for 11/30/18

The props arrive today at the Alan Jay Pistons & Props event being held at the Sebring International Raceway. Nearly a dozen vintage aircraft are slated to taxi down the back straightaway, then will be put on display in the Paddock as part of the four-day event at the track. Racing will continue today with