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.
Seven children and four adults escaped an early morning house fire in Lake Placid Sunday morning, according to Highlands County Fire Rescue.
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.