April 1, 2015

Headlines Now:

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – APRIL 1, 2015 -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Egg Hunts Happening in Polk County! Check them out! -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Kissimme State Park -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

49-Year-Old Michael Jenny of Lakeland Arrested After Soliciting Two Teenaged Boys to Perform Lewd Acts -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

6th St Area in Winter Haven Closed Down Due to Gas Leak -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Update: London Inn Motel Robbery Investigation : Victim Has Passed Away At Tampa General Hosptial -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1,000 year old potion could remedy MERSA -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Polk County Sheriffs are Searching for the Suspects Involved in this Mornings Burglary of The Mini Mac’s in Babson Park -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 31, 2015 -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Victim Who was Struck By Train Has Been Identified -

Monday, March 30, 2015

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

Two Children Killed In Tragic Auto Accident In Auburndale

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Auburndale, Florida – Around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013,  a grey 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck being driven by 24-year-old Leighton Shane Hopper of  West Lake Cannon Drive in Winter Haven was heading westbound on Havendale Blvd approaching the intersection with New Jersey Road, when it collided with a black 2006 Volkswagen Beetle being driven by 60-year-old Linda Hood Mercer of 607 Oak Street in Auburndale, which was heading southbound on New Jersey approaching the intersection of Havendale.

The two cars collided in the intersection. This intersection has traffic control devices. Preliminarily, according to witnesses, it appears Hopper had a red light but went through the intersection anyway.

Hopper’s truck rolled one complete rotation and landed right side up. Hopper was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to Winter Haven Hospital with minor injuries. He was the only occupant of his vehicle.

Mercer’s car crossed three lanes of traffic and came to a rest facing south on the south shoulder of Havendale. She was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to LRMC with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Mercer’s passengers and their conditions are:

14-year-old Audrey Mercer of  Oak Street in Auburndale, seated in the front passenger seat, was wearing a seatbelt and did not have any significant injuries. She did not go to a hospital;

The passenger seated behind the driver in the back seat 10 year old Morgan Milligan of Malibu Drive in Lake Wales, was killed. The passenger in the middle of the back seat 10-year-old Mikalia Rojas of  Oak Street in Auburndale, was also killed. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office both children were not wearing seatbelts.

8-year-old Maleah Rojas of Oak Street in Auburndale, seated in the back seat behind the front seat passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt. She was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital and is in very critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. The roadway was closed until approximately 11:30 p.m.

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