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  1. The Latest: Irma weakens to Category 1 stormRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 10 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Police in Lakeland, Florida, say a family with small children was rescued from a car that was submerged in water as Hurricane Irma crossed the area. Lakeland police said in a Facebook post that officers rescued the family of four early Monday as water reached the children's car seats.

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  2. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19Read the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The South Florida Water Management District hired hunters to remove the voracious snakes from the Everglades. Researchers say the snakes are decimating populations of native mammals and pose a threat to the Everglades restoration efforts.

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  3. Middle school dad banned for Facebook post on burning schoolRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The father of a Florida middle schooler is banned from school property after posting on Facebook that he was ready to burn down the school. Polk County school officials served Chris Stephenson with a trespass notice on Wednesday.

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  4. Unknown substance evacuates government building in FloridaRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    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.

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  5. Missing boy, 6, found dead in retention pondRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities said a missing 6-year-old special needs boy was found dead in a retention pond behind his home late Friday night. Polk County Sheriff officials said in a news release that Adam Roach of Lakeland was found in a pond directly behind his home at 10:40 p.m. Friday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office dive team and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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  6. Authorities say missing boy, 6, found dead in retention pondRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say a missing 6-year-old special needs boy has been found dead in a retention pond near his home. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd tells WFLA-TV that Adam Roach was found in a pond directly behind his home at 10:40 p.m. Friday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office dive team, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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  7. Man dies in car submerged in ditchRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say the body of a 73-year-old man was discovered in an upside-down car that was located in a water-filled ditch. The Ledger of Lakeland reports William Morelli's body was found Monday afternoon inside of a partially submerged white Honda Civic that had gone off the road.

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  8. VIDEO: Agile gator scampers across Florida roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Sherese Walker shared this video on Facebook as a warning to anyone who might be walking down a road in North Lakeland.

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  9. Man arrest man on 100 counts of child pornRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Ledger of Lakeland reports 55-year-old George Tay was arrested Friday after a three-month investigation by Lakeland police. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Tay was fired April 20 after an information technology manager at his job found child pornography videos on Tay's computer.

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  10. 6 arrested in separate Florida cattle thefts; 8 cows missingRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    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.

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  11. Ownership of $1 million Florida lottery ticket disputedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is preparing for a stunt that will have her hanging by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls. The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is preparing for a stunt that will have her hanging by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls.

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  12. The Latest: Swan statue stolen by naked man has been foundRead the original story

    May 26, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A large, black-and-white checkered statue of a swan that was stolen in Florida by a naked man has been found. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the statue was found by a 32-year-old man who was fishing on a pond in Lakeland.

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  13. Sheriff: It's 'hard to hide' swan statue stolen by naked manRead the original story

    May 26, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Surveillance video shows a naked man driving away from a Florida storage center in a stolen pickup truck loaded with a large, black and white checkered swan. Now deputies are looking for the swan was stolen last weekend.

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  14. Florida detective acquitted of violating teen's civil rightsRead the original story

    May 3, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A federal jury has ruled that a Polk County Sheriff's Office detective didn't violate a Lakeland girl's civil rights when he arrested her for aggravated stalking in 2013. Jurors deliberated nearly six hours before agreeing Detective Jonathan McKinney was given consent to enter Katelyn Roman's home when he arrested her.

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  15. 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 29Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office says bond was set for 48-year-old John Camfield during his first court appearance Friday afternoon. He faces 11 charges, including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

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  16. Jury recommends death for man convicted of killing 2 peopleRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Ledger reports that the Polk County jury announced its recommendation Friday for Benjamin Davis Smiley Jr. A judge will make the final decision. Smiley had been convicted last fall of first-degree murder for killing 58-year-old Clifford Drake during a 2013 home invasion in Lakeland.

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  17. Wanted woman arrested after Facebook Live postRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The video showed the woman having fun at Chuck E. Cheese's, so police went there and arrested her. LAKELAND, FL Police arrested a woman wanted in Florida after she posted a video on Facebook Live that alerted investigators to her location.

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  18. Kiaron Thomas: Florida man charged after eating pancakes in the middle of streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Florida woman had all the work done - her breasts, butt, lips and liposuction - after stealing a strangers ID and using the victim's credit card. A Florida woman had all the work done - her breasts, butt, lips and liposuction - after stealing a strangers ID and using the victim's credit card.

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  19. J.C. Penney to close about 140 storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2013 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The retailer will identify the underperforming stores to be closed by mid-March, and the stores will close in the second quarter of 2017. The stores that will be affected represent about 14 percent of the company's store portfolio.

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  20. Sheriff: Man lied about military service to solicit moneyRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Polk County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that Kyle Christopher Barwan of Lakeland was arrested Wednesday and remains jailed. Investigators say the received a tip in December from someone who read a blog about Barwan impersonating military officers.

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