Highlands County Newswire

Highlands County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Highlands County, FL.

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  1. Jobs expert: Unemployment rate trending upRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Citrus County Chronicle

    ... rests near the construction project. Citrus County's unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July, tied with Highlands County for fourth worst in the state. The county's labor force contracted over the month by 1,056 to 46,949, the number of employed ...

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  2. Sounds of gunfire, training planned at Malabar AnnexRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Florida Today

    ... will be at the Malabar Annex. In the past, the training has taken place in Avon Park in northwestern Highlands County. The Malabar location will save time and money, Drew said. "The funding to get us to Avon wasn't practical," he said. "Malabar is a ...

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  3. 3 former G4S staff members arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC Action News

    ... Facility Administrator of the G4S Highlands Youth Academy. She was arrested in Sebring and booked into the Highlands County Jail. She is no longer employed by G4S. Her charges are: * 3 counts Destroy/Tamper with Evidence (F-3) * 2 counts Fail to ...

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  4. Weather 35 mins ago 7:23 p.m.Special Weather StatementRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    FLZ057-172345- Highlands- 717 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN HIGHLANDS COUNTY... At 716 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Sebring Regional Airport, or 7 miles east of Sebring, moving northeast at 10 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with this storm.

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  5. Florida's gator hunt kicks off; competition expected to be fierceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... 2010 at the St. Johns River in Brevard County, while another was caught in 2014 in Little Red Water Lake in Highlands County. The two largest last year were 13 feet 4 inches, found in Lake George and the Ocklawaha River, both in Central Florida. ...

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  6. Weather 19 mins ago 7:20 p.m.Special Weather StatementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 13 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    FLZ057-140000- Highlands- 713 PM EDT SUN AUG 13 2017 ...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL HIGHLANDS COUNTY... At 712 PM EDT, an area of strong thunderstorms were clustered over Sylvan Shores, or over Lake Placid. The storms were nearly stationary.

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  7. Skimmers found across Highlands CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A warning if you've used a credit card to get gas in Highlands County. Investigators have found several skimmers at pumps there recently.

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  8. Runaway sex offender grabbed near home three days after abscondingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | The Miami Herald

    Convicted sex offender Gary Ebersole grabbed a head start on Highlands County Sheriff's deputies when he decided to cut and run Monday morning. Storms hampered the search Wednesday.

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  9. Warrants issued for two men involved...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    On July 19, Highlands County Sheriff's deputies were responding to a 911 call at The Palms at Lake Tulane apartment complex when they found the two victims, shot multiple times and lying near a dumpster. One victim died at a local hospital, while the other was airlifted to a trauma center after being shot in the face.

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  10. K9 units take down fugitive sex offender in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WWSB

    The suspec, Gary Lee Ebersole, is taken into custody by a Highlands County Sheriff's Deputy. Highlands County Sheriff's Deputy Corey Tomlin and K9 Remco assisted in the capture of a fugitive.

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  11. Highlands sex offender captured after cutting ankle monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... He's a convicted sex offender accused of cutting off his ankle monitor to avoid arrest. (Photo via Highlands County Sheriff's Office) LORIDA, Fla. A convicted sex offender accused of cutting off his ankle monitor to evade arrest is now in custody. ...

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  12. Highlands Co. sex offender captured after cutting his ankle monitor Read Story Samantha MitchellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Highlands County officials have been on high alert since Monday after a convicted sex offender cut off his ankle monitor and attempted to run from police. According to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Gary Lee Ebersole was going to be arrested for a probation violation before he cut the monitor off.

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  13. Sex offender who cut off ankle monitor caughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WPTV Local News

    ... ankle monitor on Monday morning just before deputies could arrest him for violating probation. A pair of Highlands County Sheriff's Office K-9 deputies found him east of Lorida, Florida Thursday morning, the sheriff's office said. Ebersole was in a ...

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  14. Sex predator on run from Highlands CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Gary Lee Ebersole, 46, of Lorida, was last seen at the Citgo at Golfview Road and U.S. 27 in Sebring at 9:30 Sunday morning, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office said. That's where he cut off his ankle monitor.

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  15. Highlands County School InformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | ABC Action News

    Flood Warning issued August 1 at 11:20PM EDT expiring August 4 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Hillsborough Flood Warning issued August 1 at 11:20PM EDT expiring August 4 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Hillsborough Flood Warning issued August 1 at 11:20PM EDT expiring August 2 at 11:00AM EDT in effect for: Manatee Flood Warning issued July 31 at 9:40PM EDT expiring August 5 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: DeSoto You'll want to know all the days your kids will be out of school for fall break, the holidays, spring break and professional days this year. Plus, don't forget to download our ABC Action News app to help you every morning.

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  16. Convicted sex offender missing after cutting off ankle monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | NBC2 News

    A convicted sex offender is missing in Florida after cutting off his ankle monitor. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office reports Gary Lee Ebersole cut off his ankle monitor on Monday morning just before deputies could arrest him for violating probation.

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  17. Florida sex offender on the loose after cutting off his ankle monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | The Miami Herald

    A Central Florida man convicted of lewd and lascivious behavior on a child absconded after cutting off his ankle bracelet, according to Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Knowing HCSO deputies would be coming for him for a parole violation on a failed urine test, Gary Ebersole jettisoned his ankle bracelet at a Citgo gas station in Sebring Monday morning.

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  18. Convicted sex offender Gary Lee Ebersole is missing after cutting off his ankle monitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A convicted sex offender is missing in Florida after cutting off his ankle monitor. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office reports Gary Lee Ebersole cut off his ankle monitor on Monday morning just before deputies could arrest him for violating probation.

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  19. Highlands County sex offender cut ankle monitor off, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    According to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Gary Lee Ebersole was going to be arrested for probation violation before he cut the monitor off.

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  20. News 17 mins ago 8:22 p.m.Highlands Co. sex offender cut ankle monitor off, say policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 31 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Do you know where this man is? He's a convicted sex offender who investigators say cut off his ankle monitor Monday morning. According to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Gary Lee Ebersole was going to be arrested for probation violation before he cut the monitor off.

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