Local News 6-26-20

Highlands County recorded another death from the Covid-19 infection yesterday – state reports now record 11 deaths in the County. The most recent passing was listed by the state as a 67-year old female resident who had known contact with another Covid-19 patient. The current state dashboard numbers are delayed for today, but as of

Local News Update 6-25-20

Your Sheriff’s Department could use a hand this morning. The Highlands County Sheriff is looking for 35-year-old Innocent Sed Destino Jr. – he’s wanted on for charges of aggravated child abuse and kidnapping. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information, please call 863-402-7200 – punch “1” at the automated system. Anonymous

Local News 6-24-20

The noon update from the state department of health reports Highlands County with 270 total confirmed cases of the Covid-19 infection, up another 12 from yesterday. Polk County is up to 2,454 confirmed cases, DeSoto County reporting 513, Hardee 334 and Glades County with 143 cases of the virus. Adults from 45 to 64 years

Local News Headlines 6-23-20

If you live in Sun N Lake of Sebring, just so you’re forewarned – the District needs to turn the water off in a couple neighborhoods about 8am this morning for a water line repair. If you live in the Vilabella Drive, Catalina Drive, Sarria Ave., Perugia Ave. or Cadagua Drive neighborhoods, water will be

Local News 6-22-20

Another bump up in our County’s Covid-19 numbers over the weekend – as of yesterday, we’d recorded 226 confirmed cases of the virus here with a total of ten deaths blamed on the bug. Up to our north, Polk County also saw a big bump upward, and slammed past the two thousand mark in confirmed

Local News Headlines 5-29-20

We had a bump in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the County yesterday – Highlands County has now registered 119 confirmed cases of the virus, an increase of five in one day after a few days steady at 114. No more death reports here in town – eight persons locally have died from

News Headlines 2-7-2020

Joseph Bullock, the FHP Trooper gunned down on I-95 will be transported to Sarasota this morning via heavy police escort. They depart Ft Pierce at 8:00am, and will be going through Highlands County on SR70, with an expected arrival around 10am. Expect heavy police presence. The biggest party in town starts tonight – the Highlands

News Headlines 2-6-2020

Highlands County Fire units from Desoto City, Lorida, West Sebring, Leisure Lakes, and Highlands Park are among the crews working a fire this morning at the County Landfill off Arbuckle Creek Road. Action started about 3am. Expect activity putting this one out for a while … the County Fire Rescue folks term this a –

News Headlines 12-31-19

COUNTY SHERIFF’S DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE AN APPARENT HOMICIDE SUNDAY IN AVON PARK. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM WAS ORIGINALLY REVERSED IN THE REPORT – 29-YEAR-OLD VAN’DERKEL CLAYTON OF AVON PARK DIED OF AN APPARENT HOMICIDE SUNDAY – ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL 863-402-7200 OR EMAIL DETECTIVES@HIGHLANDSSHERIFF.ORG. THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL IS LOOKING

News Headlines 12-30-19

HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERiFf’S DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE SUNDAY MORNING ON SOUTH AVENUE ‘A’ IN AVON PARK. WE KNOW THE VICTIM’S NAME IS 29 YEAR OLD CLAYTON VAN DERKEL OF AVON PARK – FURTHER DETAILS AREN’T BEING RELEASED QUITE YET, BUT DETECTIVES WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CAN CALL