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Florida Sheriff Invokes Don’t “Try That In A Small Town” Following Officer Involved Shooting Of Car Jacking Suspect

Update: The armed carjacking suspect, 32-year-old Joshua Lee Walker (DOB 8/8/91), succumbed to his injuries at the hospital last evening and is deceased. The Officer Involved Deadly Incident Task Force for the 10th Judicial Circuit continues to investigate. The...

Bartow Police Department Officer Involved Shooting

Sheriff Grady Judd and Bartow Police Chief Andy Ray will brief the media at 6:15 PM tonight(Monday, September 4, 2023) in Bartow near the Bartow Regional Medical Center on US Highway 98 regarding the Officer Involved Deadly Incident Task...

Sheriff Judd To Brief Media On Father Killing His 16 Yr Old Son

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd briefed media on murder of 16 Yr Old boy by his estrange father. The PCSO Mobile Command Center is set up on the 2500 block of Old Bartow Road in Lake Wales which is...

18 Yr Old Winter Haven Young Man Killed After Being Ejected From His Vehicle During Bartow Crash

Last night (August 18, 2023) around 7:15 p.m. the PCSO received a 911 call from the area near 3655 U.S. 17 North in unincorporated Bartow. 18-year-old David Watson of Winter Haven was driving a 2004 white GMC Canyon south on U.S. 17...

Man Throwing Rocks At Cars Facing Many More Charges After Being Caught On Camera Fighting With Polk Deputy’s

Bartow, Florida - Polk County motorist traveling S.R. 60 last Friday (August 11th at 4:22pm) got a show. The show consisted of a clearly disturbed or impaired Juan Roman Jr. walking back and forth in the roadway and median...

Jacksonville Man Wanted For Possession Of Child Pornography Commits Suicide During SWAT Standoff

A Jacksonville man killed himself Tuesday afternoon, August 8, 2023, concluding an armed standoff with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team that lasted more than four-and-a-half hours.  PCSO Crisis Negotiators tried to convince 45-year old Marquis Lynn Baker to peacefully surrender while...

PCBA Foundation Bowl-A-Thon Builds Up Proceeds for Young Builders for 3rd Year

PCBA Foundation Bowl-A-Thon Builds Up Proceeds for Young Builders for 3rd Year by James Coulter Jimmy Giles is the head teacher of the construction academy at Bartow High School. For 19 years, the academy has trained countless students to become future...

Polk Sheriff’s Charities 2023 Back To School Bash July 22

Polk Sheriff's Charities and Bartow Ford are hosting a Back to School Bash at Bartow Ford (2800 US Hwy 98, Bartow) from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023. We will be giving out 1,000 backpacks filled...

Bartow Uncorked Uncorks Bartow in Inaugural Year

Bartow Uncorked Uncorks Bartow in Inaugural Year by James Coulter The Krazy Kricket mostly offers antiques and other boutique items. However, last Friday, they offered something completely different: buffalo chicken cupcakes. Yes, customers and other people dropping by the store had the opportunity to...

Tua Pasta Proves ‘Molto Bene’ at Soft Opening

Tua Pasta Proves ‘Molto Bene’ at Soft Opening by James Coulter Recently, I published an inspiring feature article about Blake Jones, a local chef who overcame his stage 4b cancer and opened his Italian restaurant, Tua Pasta, in Bartow. Jones was generous enough to...
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Polk Deputy’s Investigating Accident With Injuries On Hwy 27 & South Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida- The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County Fire Rescue are currently on scene of...
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