Brandon man dies after crashing into concrete barriers in Polk County, deputies say
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Brandon man died Wednesday night after crashing into concrete construction barriers in Polk County, according to the sheriff’s office. The crash happened at about 9 p.m. along Old Grade Road just north of I-4, deputies said. Aryan Afdjeinia, 22, of Brandon, was partially thrown from the pickup truck he […]
The top 10 places people in Hillsborough County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Hillsborough County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Upcoming Road Closures in Polk County Causing Traffic Disruptions and Detours
Several construction projects will cause traffic disruptions and detours in Davenport, Fort Meade, and Lakeland in Florida, starting from June 5 and 6. Jacks Road in Davenport will be closed for a day for a road resurfacing project, and traffic will be diverted to Charo Parkway or Barry Boulevard.
Abandoned newborn baby girl found outside Polk County mobile home park, deputies say
MULBERRY, Fla. – A newborn baby is recovering in the hospital after deputies say she was abandoned in the woods outside a Polk County mobile home park early Saturday morning. According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a lady thought she heard cats screaming and fighting until about midnight...
PCSO: Brandon man killed after truck flips in Polk County
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. - A Brandon man was killed in a crash north of Lake Alfred in Polk County Wednesday night, according to deputies. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they responded to the scene of the fatal crash around 9:04 p.m. alongside Polk County Fire and Rescue. Investigators say...
Polk County awarded $4.1 million to expand access to high-speed internet
Polk County has received $4.1 million in state funding to expand access to high-speed internet. The study found many areas had internet upload speeds below the minimum recommended by the FCC.
Polk County lifts burn ban after recent rains
Polk County repealed its burn ban Thursday because of a recent increase in rain. Residents in unincorporated Polk are allowed to light up campfires, bonfires, fireworks, unpermitted controlled burns, burning of yard, household and construction debris.The county had been under a two-month burn ban because of dry conditions. Polk County Fire Rescue declared a ban March 31 shortly after a brushfire scorched about 1,000 acres near River Ranch, destroying about 200 outbuildings.
Man driving ATV hits 2 kids, abandons them in Polk County, deputies say
Two children were hit by a man riding in a large ATV in Wahneta and airlifted to a hospital, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Polk County's four U.S. House members all vote for debt-ceiling increase
All four U.S. House members representing Polk County voted Wednesday night to raise the debt ceiling. Though 10 of Florida’s 20 House Republicans voted against the Fiscal Responsibility Bill, Polk’s three Republicans — Rep. Scott Franklin of Lakeland, Rep. Laurel Lee of Tampa and Rep. Daniel Webster of Clermont — were among the...
Disney employee among 8 men arrested in ‘horrific’ Polk County child pornography bust, sheriff says
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is searching for children who may have been sexually victimized after detectives arrested eight men, including a Disney employee, for child pornography. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the men were arrested during "Operation May's Monsters," an investigation by...
Freshwater: Bass bite remains strong in Polk County lakes
Largemouth Bass – The bass bite is good in most lakes around the Polk County area. Deeper, cooler water and areas with good running water from the recent rain are producing the best bite. Strike Zone, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
Polk County Sheriff Cancels Purple Alert For Missing Auburndale, Located Safe
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has cancelled the Purple Alert for...
1,280 Charges Filed In Polk County Child Pornography Sting
POLK COUNTY, FL — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd will brief the news media at 1 p.m. Thursday on Operation May's Monsters, an investigation by the sheriff's computer crimes unit focusing on those who possess and distribute child pornography. During the sting, eight people were arrested, including a Disney...
State awards two grants totaling $4.1 million to expand broadband access in Polk County
Florida has awarded two grants for projects to expand broadband access in Polk County. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced the awarding of $60 million for 22 projects statewide through the Broadband Opportunity Program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Broadband Opportunity Program funds the installation and deployment of broadband internet infrastructure in unserved Florida communities, DeSantis’ office said in a news release.
8 Florida Men, Including Disney Employee, Arrested In Child Porn Sting “Operation May Monsters”
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes Unit (CCU)...
8 men arrested for child porn that Sheriff Grady Judd calls "horrific"
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said his office had arrested multiple men in a child pornography operation called "Operation May's Monsters."
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