Highlands County, FL

Suspect shot to death after firing at Florida deputy

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — A suspect was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with a deputy during a traffic stop in the Lake Placid area early Friday morning. 68-year-old Robert McNamara was pulled over about a mile north of Sun ‘n Lakes Blvd after a wrong-way driver was reported around 2:30 a.m., according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
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Highlands County Sheriff’s deputy involved in deadly shooting

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Highland County Sheriff confirmed Friday that a deputy was involved in a deadly shooting. The incident occurred in the overnight hours of June 24. At 2:30 a.m., the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service from the Florida Highway Patrol regarding a white van traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 27 near State Road 70 in the Lake Placid area. Deputies responded and at 2:31 a.m., they located a white Econoline van in the area.
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Driver killed in shootout with deputies in Highlands County, sheriff says

LAKE PLACID, Fla. — A call about a wrong-way driver ended in a deadly shootout Friday morning with law enforcement officers in the Lake Placid area. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office says it was first alerted overnight to a van going the wrong way on the southbound side of US-27 near State Road 70. Just after 2:30 a.m., deputies spotted the white Econoline van heading north – now driving the correct way.

Man shot, killed by Highland County deputies during traffic stop

A man was killed by Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies after they say he first fired a weapon at one of them early Friday morning. According to Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman, speaking in a video posted to the HCSO Facebook page, 68-year-old Robert McNamara was shot and killed by HCSO deputies after first firing a shotgun at a deputy who was writing him a traffic citation.

Darlene Saccuzzo Retires After 17 Years at SFSC

Darlene Saccuzzo, Dental Education professor, retires from SFSC today, June 22, after serving the College for 17 years. She was hired as a part-time instructor in spring 2005 and came on full time in August 2006. Before joining us in bidding her, “Au revoir,” learn more about her life, career, and plans for retirement.