Polk County

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State Regulators Back New Nursing Homes

The ban on adding new nursing-home beds is being lifted thanks to backing of state regulators. On Monday they approved the proposal for 2,600 beds in 25 counties.

02/23/2015

(Source: AP)

Sheriff: Lakeland Lawyer Arrested After Threatening Deputies

A central Florida lawyer reportedly threatened sheriff’s deputies with a gun, knife and baseball bat

01/19/2015

Source: AP (Josh Anderson)

2 Dead, 4 Arrested After Florida Crime Spree

Four men are under arrest, accused of taking part in a crime spree that included a pawn shop robbery, a shoot out with police and the killing of a 72-year old woman and her daughter.

01/16/2015

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More Than A Dozen Dogs Rescued From Dog Fighting Ring

More than a dozen dogs were rescued from a dog fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar weeks after the alleged organizers had been arrested.

11/15/2014

Pedro Valdes (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Police: Rolex Thief Arrested During Hialeah Traffic Stop

A man accused of stealing pricey Rolex watches has been arrested. Police in Hialeah arrested Pedro Enrique Cuellar Valdes, 27, during a traffic stop.

11/09/2014

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Dog Fighting Ring Discovered In Polk County

Dozens of dogs and hundreds of cats were confiscated in two separate cases of alleged animal cruelty in Florida.

10/25/2014

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First Case Of Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed In Florida

A 10-year-old Tampa area girl is recovering from the Enterovirus, it’s the first confirmed case of the disease in the state of Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.

10/07/2014

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Amazon Opens Second Florida Center

Amazon has opened its second regional fulfillment center in Florida.

10/01/2014

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panthers Expanding Tracks Around Florida

The Florida Panther may be finding new territory around the state.

09/14/2014

(Source: AP)

USF Researchers Identify First Set Of Remains From Dozier School

University of South Florida researchers on Thursday announced they had identified the first set of remains exhumed from 55 unmarked graves at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a now-closed Panhandle reform school.

08/07/2014

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