March 30, 2015

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UPDATE: Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are Conducting a Death Investigation This Afternoon Involving a Pedestrian Struck by an Amtrak Train -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Polk County Sheriffs Office Undercover Detectives Arrest Kissimmee Man for Traveling to Meet Minor and Other Charges -

Monday, March 30, 2015

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Train in Frostproof Near Bay St. -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cooking On The Ridge : Bird’s Nest Cake -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Webber Men’s Golf Fininsh in 3rd Place at 43rd Annual marine Corps Tournament -

Monday, March 30, 2015

SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana Residents Oppose Religious Freedom Law -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Winter Haven Police Executed a Search Warrant on a Suspected Drug House, Which put a Convicted Felon Back Behind Bars -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. Will Hold a FREE Tire Recycling Event on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun Friday – The Story of Jesus – Hardee County Cattleman’s Arena -

Friday, March 27, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 27, 2015 -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Semi Vs. Pickup Towing 32Ft. Trailer Slowing I-4 Traffic In Davenport -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Oasis Spa Has a Special for Today and Tomorrow -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Elizabeth Sullivan, 104 Years Old, Credits Dr Pepper For Her Longevity -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 25, 2015 -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TJ Maxx Makes An Immediate Impact On Community With $5,000 Donation -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

4 Haines City Residents In Serious Condition After Accident On Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

19-year-old Auburndale Man Charged in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Currently Conducting Death Investigation in Loughman -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 24, 2015 -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

School Bus Attendant From Lake Wales Arrested For Negligent Child Abuse

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Lake Wales, Florida  – Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014, PCSO Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 52-year-old Clara McGriff of Lake Wales on a warrant charging her with one count Negligent Child Abuse (F-3). McGriff is employed by the Polk County School Board as a school bus attendant, and has been charged with child abuse for physically assaulting a special needs child who has been diagnost with Autism & suffers from ADD, ADHD & Explosive Behavior Disorder on the bus. She was booked into the Polk County Jail and will have a first appearance hearing on Friday, December 12th. According to a…

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Overturned Tractor Trailer Cause Traffic Delays On I-4

Polk City, Florida – This morning at 5:00 AM, a tractor trailer hauling sand overturned following a traffic crash.  A large volume of sand was ejected onto the roadway along Interstate 4 near the 44 milepost, between State Roads 557 and 559.  Traffic was diverted at Exit 48 while crews worked to remove the obstruction. Update:  the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 have been reopened; the westbound exit ramp to SR-559 remains closed (Exit 44 – Polk City).

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Information Sought in Whereabouts of 47-year Benjamin Skeen

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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. 47-year Benjamin Skeen, (last known address of 2719 Abilene Trail Polk City) is wanted for burglary with assault/battery, tampering in felony 1st degree proceeding, false imprisonment (domestic violence), domestic battery by strangulation, violation of injunction-repeat sex/date violence, battery (domestic violence), resisting without violence. Skeen is also on bond for lewd lascivious behavior-victim 12YOA up to 16YOA, sexual assault by custodian sexual battery victim 12YOA under 18YOA. Skeen has been in state prison three previous times. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Brett Bulman at 863-499-2400, or 863-298-6200. ANYONE WITH…

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After 27 Years An Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Murder of Karen Watson

Karen Watson was stabbed multiple times in 1987. A suspect In her death, Carl McCauley has been arrested.

Winter Haven, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office a 37 year old murder has a suspect.On March 24, 1987, Karen Watson, 41, was found murdered inside her residence, located in between Lake Alfred and Polk City. The crime scene was located about one mile from Interstate 4. The victim was found on her living room couch and had been stabbed several times. The victim was brutally murdered between 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m and was found by her husband when he returned home from running a business errand.  She was the mother of three sons. Watson was stabbed multiple times. According…

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Polk City Couple Living in Filthy Home Arrested for Child Neglect, Animal Cruelty, Marijuana Possession

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28-year-old Dustin Deck and 27-year-old Katie Renner of 5653 Viburnum Ct., Polk City. Deck is charged with child neglect (2 counts), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic violence battery, and assault on a law enforcement officer. Renner is charged with child neglect (2 counts), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, animal cruelty (15 counts), battery on a law enforcement officer, and tampering with evidence. Polk City Couple living in filthy home arrested for child neglect, animal cruelty, marijuana possession Two children, 1 ½ and 5, placed with relative, DCF investigating 28-year-old Dustin Deck and 27-year-old Katie Renner…

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Updated: 5 Yr Old & Both Parents Killed In Tragic Accident InPolk City

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  8:50pm Update: The two girls who were airlifted to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital had surgery today, and are both expected to make full recoveries. The 3-month-old baby girl was released from LRMC, and brought to Arnold Palmer by DCF to be with her siblings and grandfather who is there. Polk City, Florida – PCSO is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Polk City that occurred around 10 minutes after midnight this morning (March 11, 2014), at the intersection of SR 33 (AKA Commonwealth Ave) and Deen Still Road in Polk City. Preliminary information is as follows: It appears a passenger…

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Update: One Person Killed & Child Airlifted In Serious Condition

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Polk City, Florida – Around 3:00 p.m. today (December 25, 2013) a gold 2005 Honda CRV being driven 20-year-old Nidaeus Sierra (male) from Polk City was traveling northbound on SR 33 North near the intersection with Grimes Road in Polk City when Sierra had to brake hard to avoid hitting a car that had stopped suddenly in front of him. At that time, a burgundy 1999 GMC Yukon that was behind the Honda heading northbound and being driven by 28-year-old Sheena Star of Lakeland swerved to the right and into the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid hitting the Honda….

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