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Virginia Man Shot And Killed By Florida Deputies After Smothering His Mom, Stabbing Deputy In The Head

POLK COUNTY, FL. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in unincorporated Davenport that happened this afternoon. Investigators say around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, deputies assigned to the Northeast District responded to Oakcrest Court in the Providence subdivision after the PCSO ECC received a 911 call from an elderly woman who reported her adult son was trying to smother her.
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Polk County deputies fatally shoot man in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Fla. – Polk County deputies shot a man in unincorporated Davenport this afternoon, according to a release from the department. Around 3 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 call from an elderly woman that reported her adult son was trying to smother her. The report states that the woman said she woke up to the suspect pressing a pillow on her face while she was taking a nap on the couch. She was able to escape and call 911 from a safe location.
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PCSO: 3 killed in head-on crash in Lake Wales

LAKE WALES, Fla. - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head-on crash that claimed three lives Friday night. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on SR 60, approximately one mile east of CR 630 East, in Lake Wales. According to deputies, a Pathfinder being driven by an adult...
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3 dead after fiery Lake Wales wreck

LAKE WALES, Fla. (WFLA) — Three people died Friday evening after a three-vehicle wreck in Lake Wales, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. A PCSO release said its emergency communications center got calls at about 7:30 p.m. about a collision on SR-60, one mile east from County Road 630. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a […]

Polk County Man Arrested While In Jail For Fraud

POLK COUNTY, FL. – Polk County Jail inmate Richard McDermott, 51, who was arrested on a warrant in September for Unlicensed Contracting, Scheme to Defraud, Grand Theft, Failure to Secure Worker’s Compensation, & VOP was additionally charged on January 21, 2022, with Scheme to Defraud, Failure to Secure Worker’s Compensation, Grand Theft, and Unlicensed Contracting in a separate investigation.
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Florida house featured in 'My Girl' back on the market

BARTOW, Fla. — Looking to own a piece of movie nostalgia? You could call the house used to film the 1991 hit "My Girl" home right here in sunny Florida. The property, located on 555 E Stanford St. in Bartow, was featured in the coming-of-age movie starring Macaulay Culkin, Dan Ackroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.
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Top 5 Things To Do Before & After A Tigers Spring Training Game

The Detroit Tigers annual trip to Lakeland, Florida for Spring Training is a great reason to plan a weekend getaway to Lakeland. Their season begins on February 25th and runs through March 28th. Here’s the top 5 things to do while you’re in Lakeland. Things To Do Before...

Polk City man already in jail for unlicensed contracting and fraud additionally charged in separate case

Polk County Jail inmate Richard McDermott (DOB 12/28/70) who was arrested on a warrant in September for Unlicensed Contracting, Scheme to Defraud, Grand Theft, Failure to Secure Worker’s Compensation, & VOP was additionally charged on January 21, 2022, with Scheme to Defraud, Failure to Secure Worker’s Compensation, Grand Theft, and Unlicensed Contracting in a separate investigation.
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'Confident in my flying': Lakeland teen prepares for international indoor skydiving competition

In April James Rogers, a Lakeland native, will be competing in the 2022 FAI Indoor Skydiving European Championships and World Cup in Belgium - a competition for which he is confident he will bring home a gold medal.  “I am confident in my flying," Rogers, 17, said. "My routine I put together - I've spent a lot of time on so I'm confident in that for sure.”   ...

Political calendar: Upcoming meetings for Polk County political groups

The Republican Women’s Club of Lakeland is having its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Grasslands Country Club, 1600 Grasslands Blvd., Lakeland. Nick Adams, a regulator Fox News TV contributor, is guest speaker. He is a presidential appointee, four-time best-selling author, motivational speaker, television commentator and a stage 4 cancer survivor. He also runs the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. Lunch is available with a reservation to Noel Trees, 863 687-1340, or leave a message, mtrees1@tampabay.rr.com. Lunch is $22 cash or $23 with a credit card. You can also pay on lakelandrepublicanwomen.com. The meeting is free.

Polk County family reunited with lost bulldog-mix puppy, Rosie

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Winter Haven family was reunited with their bulldog-mix puppy, Rosie, who disappeared from their yard earlier in the month. After the family realized Rosie was nowhere to be found, they posted information on a number of missing pet Facebook pages fearing it had been stolen. According to the Polk […]
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