Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman was the one who found 5-year-old Chance Peterkin’s body at Lake Lelia. After the boy and his mother were reported missing, Blackman took his own boat out on the lake to help with the search.
A 34- year-old man died on Saturday following a vehicle crash in Highlands County.
A mobile home fire led to the death of one person in Highlands County, according to fire officials.
A mama bear and two cubs were seen playing in the front yard of a Sebring neighborhood on Wednesday. Stacy Ann Shoop captured video of the trio from her son’s bedroom window around 10 a.m. in the Harder Hall subdivision.
Deputies in Highlands County safely located a teen who was reported missing Saturday afternoon.
George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody Monday, went to college at South Florida State College in Avon Park. According to the school, he was a student there from 1993 through 1995, and played on the basketball team, the Panthers.
Highlands County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested in connection with the Thursday night shooting death of 20-year-old Christopher Reese in Avon Park.
Highlands County deputies are investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man.
Highlands County deputies said they arrested a 62-year-old man after he wrote in a Facebook post threatening a massing shooting at a Publix.
If you feel sick, there are in-home, local, and national resources for you to get advice and medical help. Below is a list of hotlines, phone numbers, websites, and emails where you can get help in the Tampa Bay Area.
Race organizers announced the Sebring 1000 has been canceled, while the 12 Hours of Sebring has been postponed until November.
Stephen Matthew Weismore, 23, is behind bars after allegedly having sexually explicit online chats with a 14-year-old girl, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
It started as a routine traffic stop for speeding, but Deputy Garrison with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office quickly learned the woman he pulled over was in the process of being scammed by someone on the phone.
The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office found Kendrick Faison, 12, who was reported missing earlier today.
Highlands County Man charged with 300 felonies related to child pornography.
Members of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) found Margaret Becker’s vehicle in the Kissimmee River Saturday afternoon, but she is still missing.
Helen Becker has been by her husband’s side for more than 42 years, and now she is gone. Detectives say the 81-year-old mysteriously vanished two weeks ago, and they have almost no leads to go on.
Johan Wendon Holder, Ortland Clifford Williams, Mikevious Aljawon Young and Christopher Laveon Bell are facing charges in connection with the 2017 murder of Joshua Hickey in Highlands County.
Today marks one year since five innocent women were shot and killed inside a SunTrust bank. The building on U.S. 27 has since been demolished. In its place sits a brand new park that was built in the victims' memory.
Highlands County deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding 81-year-old Margaret Becker.