WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of days, millions of Americans have seen their lives upended by measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Peace Corps is telling its volunteers around the world that it is suspending all operations globally and evacuating all volunteers in light of the spread of the new coronavirus.
SEBRING — The co-defendant of a man shot and killed by deputies while serving a warrant has been arrested on her warrant and jailed.
YULEE — A Florida wildlife sanctuary is building a new, spacious home for former circus elephants.
AVON PARK — The current global pandemic has changed the lives of everyone around the world. Social gatherings are small or non-existent. Sports have just started coming back but most without fans in the stands. Restaurants are letting in fewer people and your favorite stores are at the very …
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commemorations were set to begin Friday honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman in American history to lie in state at the domed building, capping days of commemoration of her extraordinary life.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope.
PARIS (AP) — French terrorism authorities are investigating a knife attack that wounded at least two people Friday near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, authorities said. A suspect has been arrested.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country’s annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories.
LONDON (AP) — A rat has for the first time won a British charity’s top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to prohibit local governments from being able to close restaurants and bars, as some locals did to slow the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year.
There is some confusion about the name of the building on Main Street in Avon Park built in 1921 that is headed for demolition. Is it Wylde or Wild? The builder of this 99-year-old building was one, Max Wild. He came from Switzerland in 1892 and came to Avon Park in 1895. He married Mary Edi…
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results.
TALLAHASSEE — With Florida’s Oct. 5 voter-registration deadline looming, convicted felons and their advocates are scrambling to clear up outstanding court-related debts or take advantage of special programs so that people who have served their time behind bars can cast ballots in this year’s…
SEBRING — Scott Kirouac, founder of Ag Angels, was named the Champion for Children 2020 at the 21st Annual Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for Children Awards Gala.
SEBRING — Local deputies shot and killed a man Thursday night after he reportedly shot one of them in a scuffle inside a Sebring home.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted state COVID-19 business restrictions Friday, including limits on the numbers of people who can dine in restaurants, while also prohibiting local governments from closing restaurants and collecting fines from people who don’t wear face masks in public.
SEBRING — Highlands County had a relatively low increase of six new cases in the Friday update from the Florida Department of Health, for a total of 2,127 cases and no new deaths with the total remaining at 82 who have passed due to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstr…
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killing…
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Over 360 more people have been detained in Belarus during protests against the country’s authoritarian president, who was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office after an election the opposition says was rigged.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for a staggering 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks” of the coronavirus that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities have rescued 88 pilot whales and are attempting to free 20 others that survived Australia’s worst mass stranding, as crews prepare to remove 380 decomposing carcasses from the shallows of Tasmania state, officials said Thursday.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis called for investigations Wednesday into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal fees so they can register to v…
SEBRING — The Sebring Regional Airport is full steam ahead with ambitious landside plans, which will be supported by rail full-depth reconstruction set for 2021 completion.
SEBRING — The boat ramps at Veterans Beach remain closed as work continues on the dock replacement project at the City of Sebring’s park on Lake Jackson.