Polk County

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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

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Panthers Expanding Tracks Around Florida

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

09/14/2014

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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

Courtroom Jury Box Generic (Source: CBS4)

Mom Of Teen Suicide Victim Sues Florida School Board

The Polk County School Board is facing a lawsuit from the mother of a 12-year old girl who authorities say committed suicide by jumping off of a building.

08/04/2014

A vendor (C) waits for customers displaying turtles at a market in Jakarta on February 5, 2008. A surge in demand for exotic freshwater turtles and tortoises in Southeast Asia is fuelling rampant illegal trade in the animals in Indonesia, wildlife experts warned recently. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia said its investigators discovered that 48 species of freshwater turtles and tortoises were sold in Indonesia's capital Jakarta and the vast majority were illegally obtained. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo: EWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Men Charged In Illegal Freshwater Turtle Harvests

Three men, in central Florida, have been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors for the alleged illegal harvest, selling and buying of 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.

07/15/2014

Christie Bassett of Highlands Grove Elementary School in Polk County was announced as the winner in an Orlando ceremony at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios. (Source: Twitter/@EducationFL)

Florida Art Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year

One Florida art teacher nabbed the title of Florida’s 2015 Teacher of the Year on Thursday.

07/10/2014

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