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Thursday Aug 28 | WPTV Local News

Woman charged with sexual battery of a minor

A woman is in jail accused of having sex with a teenage boy. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office says the woman works at a juvenile detention center and the victim is housed there.


Sat Aug 23, 2014

Highlands Today

Landfill study to answer tipping fees, revenues questions

Not long after the Town of Lake Placid put together a contract to take all or part of its trash to the Okeechobee County Landfill, the Avon Park City Council looked into the possibility in March.


Related Topix: Highlands County, FL, Lake Placid, FL, Avon Park, FL, Okeechobee, FL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

'Disgusting' Video Shows Thug Pummeling Autistic Teen at Party While Revelers Watch

Social media is exploding after video surfaced online of an autistic teen being viciously beaten by an 18-year-old at a party in Florida while revelers are seen standing around and watching it all take place.


Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Mon Aug 11, 2014


4 accused in fatal home invasion

Authorities said the four people forced their way into a residence on 13th Avenue in Okeechobee County where a shootout erupted.


Sat Aug 09, 2014

WPTV Local News

1 dead, 3 arrested after Okeechobee shooting

An Okeechobee man is dead and three people, two of them murder suspects, have been arrested after a shooting Friday morning.


Related Topix: Okeechobee, FL, Marijuana, Highlands County, FL