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  1. Lakeland woman charged with DUI after driving into pond with child, deputies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Michelle Lynn Snover, 33, was arrested Wednesday on charges of DUI and property damage, and negligent child abuse without bodily harm. A Lakeland woman who drove into a retention pond with an 8-year-old girl in the passenger seat was charged with DUI, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  2. Four men arrested for lewd sex acts at Lakeland park, given warnings for trespassingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested four men for sex-related crimes at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland after an undercover investigation. Edward Eastman, 51, was charged with exposure of a sex organ and simple battery after he solicited an undercover deputy and exposed himself, investigators said.

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  3. Florida, one year after Hurricane IrmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys recently reopened after a $50 million renovation due to hurricane damage. Hurricane Irma hit Florida a year ago.

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  4. Lakeland man accused of slamming toddler's head into a concrete floorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Investigators said Carson was frustrated with the boy and admitted to slamming his head into a concrete floor at least twice. The arrest affidavit states Carson also punched Laster several times, squeezed him forcefully and committed "other intentional acts of battery."

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  5. Lakeland swans face new danger: distracted driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 3 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The city of Lakeland is currently clocking drivers to let them know if they're going faster than the 25 mile an hour limit around the lake. They're also looking at the possibility of adding speed bumps or other traffic calming devices.

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  6. Five iconic Lakeland swans killed in the last 3 weeks; city is looking for solutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 3 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Six swans have been hit by vehicles in Lakeland in the past three weeks and five of them have died from their injuries. The lone survivor is being nursed back to health by Dr. Patricia Mattson, who's charged with caring for the city's swan population, the Lakeland Ledger reported.

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  7. Agriculture attorney Kristen Carlson wins Florida democratic nomination in Dist. 15 U.S. House raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    To win the District 15 seat, Democrat Kristen Carlson will have to beat the Republican Ross Spano in the Nov. 6 general election. On the ticket to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross is Kristen Carlson, who just won the Democratic nomination in the race for District 15. The Lakeland attorney with a background in agriculture and business is a former prosecutor now in private practice.

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  8. Two men accused of soliciting undercover detectives for sex at a Polk County parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Two men were arrested for allegedly soliciting undercover detectives for sex during a sting operation Tuesday at Saddle Creek Park. Jose Javier Martinez, 59, of Lakeland, is accused of exposing himself and soliciting an undercover detective for sex in a park bathroom.

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  9. Large sewage dump hits Lake Parker in LakelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A broken sewer line has dumped more than 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into the west side of Lake Parker near the intersection of Valencia Street and Lake Parker Drive, the Lakeland Ledger reports . a-o Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this.

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  10. Polk Co. native and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis is coming to LakelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Polk County native and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will return to Lakeland later this month to celebrate his recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lewis will participate in a celebrity golf tournament at 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 at Cleveland Heights Golf Course, where proceeds will benefit 52 scholarships awarded annually to students in Polk County.

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  11. 4 dead, 11 guilty pleas, up to life in prison for 11 defendants on drug related chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Eleven suspects from Polk County have entered guilty pleas for drug charges the Department of Justice says caused the deaths of four people and caused serious bodily injury to another person. Dalyshia Dexter, John Brown, Jeminine Poe, Justin Martin, Prince Grant, Dominic Matthews, William Jones, Ladarius Oglesby, Naboris Lampkin, Hasan Pearson, and Salik Stevens face penalties ranging from 10 years in federal prison to life behind bars, according to investigators.

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  12. Polk County votes to extend hours for Sunday beer and wine salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Polk County commissioners on Tuesday voted to extend the hours of Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of the county. The proposal passed 3-2.

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  13. Boozy brunch? Polk Co. could vote to extend hours for Sunday alcohol salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Polk County commissioners on Tuesday are expected to vote on whether to extend the hours of Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of the county. Braswell's proposal would extend the hours of Sunday sales to between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. instead of the current noon-midnight restrictions.

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  14. Polk deputies search for missing Lakeland man with advanced Alzheimer'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office has sent out a silver alert for a missing and endangered 82-year-old man with advanced Alzheimer's Friday afternoon. According to a news release, Joseph Kiersey left his home near the intersection of Sangria Pass and Merlot Dr. in Lakeland in a 2001 White Ford Ranger with Florida tag # Y50NVQ around 8:45 a.m. Kiersey has been described as a white male with brown eyes and gray hair.

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  15. 2nd driver in fatal double Polk hit-and-run sought; 1st suspect turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A man involved in a double hit-and-run that left a woman dead early Thursday morning has turned himself in, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. The search is on for a second driver who struck a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help after the first crash.

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  16. Polk sheriff identifies woman killed, man injured in double hit-and-run crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A woman is dead and a Good Samaritan who stopped to help was injured after two hit-and-run crashes early Thursday morning, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. In a Thursday morning news conference, Sheriff Grady Judd said they found the first vehicle and identified the suspect in the crash, but are still looking for the second vehicle.

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  17. Tales from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office: Adults shouldn't use 'finders keepers' to take cell phonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    LAKELAND, Fla.-Leave it to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to make a stolen cell phone investigation into a grand Facebook tale. The Polk County Sheriff's Office started their Facebook post with a bit of wisdom most people have heard in their lifetimes: "Finders keepers" doesn't fly.

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  18. Lakeland commissioners vote to remove Confederate monument from parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    That's the decision of Lakeland Commissioners, who voted 4-3 to have the monument relocated from Munn Park. It came after hours of public comment. 2 comments

  19. Polk deputies shoot man who they say hit deputy with vehicle during traffic stopRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office said a deputy-involved shooting Sunday night started with a traffic stop and ended with gunfire. It started around 7:47 p.m. in unincorporated Auburndale, where investigators said a deputy had 40-year-old Shannon Baxley pulled over for a seatbelt-related traffic stop.

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  20. Lakeland store owner charged with murder after man he shot during alleged beer theft diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Rennie Defoe Jr., 43, died Saturday at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. He had suffered gunshot wounds to his left arm and chest.

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