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  1. Florida Lawmakers Take The First Step Toward Arming TeachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 28 | News Talk Florida

    The Florida Legislature took its first steps today in an effort arm qualified teachers with guns. It is a move that is opposed by every local regional, national teaching, and police organization but the state lawmakers are willing to try to make it the law in Florida.


  2. Train Carrying Molten Sulfur Derails In LakelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Florida and officials are asking nearby residents to stay inside their homes. Polk County Fire Rescue officials said in a Facebook post that a crew was returning from a medical call early Monday when they saw a train with several overturned cars.


  3. Car's Backfire Mistaken For Gun Shots, Locks Down High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    A Polk County high school saw early morning police activity and was placed on lockdown after supposed gunshots were heard in the school's parking lot. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported the sound of a car backfiring prompted a quick response from faculty members of Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, who believed they might have heard gunshots.


  4. After Hurricane Irma Looters Target Lakeland, Polk CountyRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    It was a long week of preparation and anticipation before Hurricane Irma finally arrived but when it did it left a path of devastation behind in Polk County. The category two storm rolled through Polk County Sunday night taking down trees and power lines.


  5. Unknown Substance Evacuates Government Building in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    Firefighters say a substance that forced the evacuation of a government building in Florida has been found to not be hazardous. Polk County firefighters said in a Facebook post Tuesday that field tests found no biological hazards after roughly 16 people were exposed to an unknown substance.


  6. 6 arrested in separate Florida cattle thefts; 8 cows missingRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    Six men have been charged in two separate cattle thefts at a Florida pasture, and authorities are trying to find eight missing cows. Polk County Sheriff's officials say four cows and four calves were stolen in April from a Lakeland pasture.


  7. 39 Arrested In Polk County Sex StingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    A huge sex sting results in nineteen men, including four from Polk County, charged with traveling to meet minors for sex. The undercover operation involved detectives communicating with people online who wanted sex with children.


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