As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed throughout the state of Florida, individual counties are beginning to release information about how and to whom the two-dose vaccine will be distributed.
Highlands County deputies are asking for the public's help to find missing 1-month-old Kinyin and 15-month-old John, who they believe may be in danger.
Ariel Madden Reed, 30, a critical thinking teacher at Sebring High School has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of sexual battery for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is warning about smoke in the area due to a wildfire at the Avon Park Air Force Range.
Deputies in Sebring say they have found a missing boy who apparently got off at the wrong school bus stop this afternoon.
According to Highlands County Fire Rescue, the worker had become “partially entangled” in the device along Edgewater Drive near the Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club.
Tayten Hardy-Clunis, 19, of Avon Park was arrested for the shooting of a 16-year-old male.
Highlands County deputies are investigating two separate shootings where the victims involved 16-year-olds, they said.
A Silver Alert was issued for Gloria Maria Rosa, 77, who was last seen leaving 4709 Tarrega Street in Sebring around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
So far, deputies haven't been able to find a gun. They think the man might have been holding his cell phone as if it were a weapon.
Ongoing updates from Highlands 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.
Deputies said the 88-year-old man suffered critical injuries and had to be airlifted to a trauma center following an attack in his Avon Park home.
Deputies say they took a dangerous amount of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine off the streets of Highlands County in what they called “one of the largest drug seizures in recent memory.”
Officials in Highlands County say deputies were forced to return fire, killing a suspect after a fired a gun at a deputy, striking the law enforcement officer's ballistic vest.
Ida Wyland knew Monday would be difficult, but she couldn’t be more driven to power through. The day marks International Overdose Awareness Day, and just five months ago she lost her son Jarred.
The sheriff of Highlands County says deputies shot and killed a man after he pointed a gun at them Monday night.
The Red Cross is recruiting volunteers who would be available to help in the case of a hurricane.
More than two dozen registered sex offenders in Highlands County were arrested for using online accounts, according to the sheriff's office Special Victims Unit.
Summer is officially over for students in Highlands County. On Monday, the first day of school began for students.