Polk County

Florida's Citrus Dept. Has New Leader After Chief's ArrestFlorida's Department of Citrus has a new leader.
Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Of Florida GirlA 23-year-old man who told police he entered the United States illegally from Mexico has been arrested in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Florida girl.
Cockfighting Ring Busted After Attendee Orders PizzaA pizza order turned into a cockfighting ring bust in central Florida, authorities said.
Body Found In Burning Car On Florida Golf CourseAuthorities are trying to identify a body found in a burning car on a Lakeland golf course.
UCF Professor, Students To Study Driving In Foggy ConditionsA 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 SidesA bill proposing to end permanent alimony in Florida is stirring up some emotional arguments in the Florida Legislature.
State Regulators Back New Nursing HomesThe 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.
Sheriff: Lakeland Lawyer Arrested After Threatening DeputiesA central Florida lawyer reportedly threatened sheriff's deputies with a gun, knife and baseball bat
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.
More Than A Dozen Dogs Rescued From Dog Fighting RingMore 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.
Police: Rolex Thief Arrested During Hialeah Traffic StopA man accused of stealing pricey Rolex watches has been arrested. Police in Hialeah arrested Pedro Enrique Cuellar Valdes, 27, during a traffic stop.
Dog Fighting Ring Discovered In Polk CountyDozens of dogs and hundreds of cats were confiscated in two separate cases of alleged animal cruelty in Florida.
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