Tony Hopps was released from prison after 31 years behind bars when an investigation uncovered new evidence showing he was wrongfully convicted.
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office announced the passing of retired Major Paul "Eddie" Davis, who joined the agency in 1997 and rose through the ranks before retiring in January of 2021.
As officials assess damage from Tropical Storm Elsa this morning, most are reporting minimal impacts. Now, attention turns to the potential for flooding and storm surge as Elsa makes landfall to the north.
Ongoing updates from Hardee County as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches Florida.
A small alligator wandered onto campus at Zolfo Springs Elementary, so SRO Jennifer Soria and two fellow Hardee County Sheriff’s Office deputies had to remove the “uninvited guest” as they put it.
After several different phases of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, all adults in Hardee County are now eligible for the vaccine.
Aaron Brown was driving when he spotted something on his family's property that required a second look. It turned out to be a 16-foot Burmese python with 100 eggs inside.
It's been 14 years since the body of Amber Woods was found along a Manatee County road, but on Monday, detectives said three "cold-hearted individuals" have now been charged with her death.
Hardee County deputies safely found a teen that was reported missing on Saturday. No additional details have been released
A teenage suspect, shot by deputies during an alleged burglary attempt, has been released from the hospital and now faces three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
Deputies in Hardee County are investigating an “incident” that left one person dead and another in critical condition this morning.
Ongoing updates from Hardee County as Tropical Storm Eta impacts Florida.
Highlands, Sarasota and Hardee County schools will be closed on Monday, November 9 as Tropical Storm Eta makes its way across South Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. The school districts decided to cancel class Sunday evening due to the potential for significant rain and winds gusts in the area.
Visitors of Solomon's Castle may think this quirky castle, covered in metal plates, is in the middle of nowhere, but the family behind the creative destination says otherwise.
Hardee County correctional officers Vickearia Harrieth, 20, and Alyssia Garza-Helms, 22, have been charged with burglary and battery in an altercation inside of a Winter Haven apartment.
The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office says a teen has been located after being reported misssing September 3 around 12:30 a.m. in Wauchula, Fl.
The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office says they have located a missing woman who was last seen in Bartow Friday evening.
The city of Wauchula gave the go-ahead for a resident to spray the city's streets with a chemical most of us have in our medicine cabinet: hydrogen peroxide.
The Amber Alert for two Hardee County children has been canceled.
A Hardee County mother was worried her daughter could be infected with the novel coronavirus after tests for other illnesses came back negative but she said because her daughter didn't meet the criteria, doctors sent them home with no answers.