Polk County

Cocks fight at the "Pico de Oro" cockpit in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on March 23, 2013, during the IX International Tournament of Cocks. Cockfighters of Peru, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador take part in this tournament.    (Photo Courtesy: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cockfighting Ring Busted After Attendee Orders Pizza

A pizza order turned into a cockfighting ring bust in central Florida, authorities said.


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Body Found In Burning Car On Florida Golf Course

Authorities are trying to identify a body found in a burning car on a Lakeland golf course.


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UCF Professor, Students To Study Driving In Foggy Conditions

A UCF engineering professor has been awarded a grant to conduct a study in hopes of making driving in fog safer.



Alimony Reform Bill Again Stirs Passions On Both Sides

A bill proposing to end permanent alimony in Florida is stirring up some emotional arguments in the Florida Legislature.


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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.


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Sheriff: Lakeland Lawyer Arrested After Threatening Deputies

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


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.


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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.


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.


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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.