Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

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  1. Derwin James' family proud to see former FSU star realize his NFL dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... the first 10 picks. "I never in my wildest dreams ever thought he'd be in this position. A kid from little ol' Polk County in Central Florida. "Kids dream about it, but there are very few who are able to make it out of here and accomplish the dreams ...

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  2. ROBBINS, DONNARead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... and Fannie Lou Robbins; she has been a lifelong resident of this area. She was a retired secretary for the Polk County School Board and a paraprofessional for many years at Spook Hill Elementary. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Lake ...

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  3. Florida mom, toddler die when car crashes into parked train Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFTV Orlando

    ... - Authorities say a woman and her 3-year-old son died when their car crashed into a parked train in Florida. Polk County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brian Buchey tells news outlets that a car driven by 29-year-old Classie Jones, of Winter Haven, went ...

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  4. Mother and young son killed when their car slams into parked train in Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Winter Haven mother and her 3-year-old son died after their car slammed into a parked train in an off-road crash Monday night. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said their 1999 silver Toyota Corolla went off the roadway and slammed into the parked train around 11:47 p.m. Monday near the intersection of US 17 and Spirit Lake Road .

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  5. Mom, 3 YO son killed in crash with parked trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | ABC Action News

    A mother and her 3-year-old son were killed in a crash involving a parked train in Polk County Monday. At about 11:47 p.m., their 1999 silver Toyota Corolla went off the roadway and slammed into a parked train near the intersection of U.S. 17 and Spirit Lake Road in Bartow.

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  6. New lynching memorial in Alabama evokes terror of victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Chronicle

    ... some the names: • "Fred Rochelle, 16, was burned alive in a public spectacle lynching before thousands in Polk County, Florida, in 1901." • "David Walker, his wife and their four children were lynched in Hickman, Kentucky, in 1908 ...

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  7. FL Captain Faces Inquiry for Off-Duty ActionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 20 | FireHouse.com

    Polk County Fire and Rescue Capt. Jay Schwartz is under internal investigation for fighting a house fire earlier this month while off duty.

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  8. Huffman, Dorothy LillianRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 19 | The Lakeland Ledger

    DOROTHY LILLIAN HUFFMAN, 82 LAKELAND - Dorothy Lillian Huffman, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. A native of Fort Meade, Florida and lifelong resident of Polk County, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Ely Roberts and Eunice Irene Goodman.

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  9. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam waves to motorists along Main Street in Bartow in May 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 19 | The Miami Herald

    Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam's family citrus business in Polk County was cited a decade ago by the U.S. government for workplace violations, including failing to pay fruit pickers the minimum wage. U.S. Department of Labor records show that Putnam Groves of Bartow was ordered to pay back wages of $1,634.72 to four workers who were paid less than the minimum wage in 2008, which was $6.79 an hour at the time.

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  10. Judd: 'I own that' regarding error listing illegal immigrant as American citizenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 19 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... prior to Monday's incident in Lake Wales. The deputy who arrested Jimenez-Cruz in 2017 for attacking a Polk County deputy wrote "unknown city of birth" on his processing paperwork, listing him as an United States citizen instead of leaving that ...

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  11. Judge says he's surprised man accused of attacking officer wasn't deported last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... it, the affidavit reads, eventually chocking it so hard the K-9 let go of him. Following a struggle in which Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Cronin broke his hand, Jimenez-Cruz was ultimately tased and cuffed. In his statement, Sites expressed ...

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  12. Our Opinion: Congressional retirements mean room for fresh ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | The Daily Commercial

    ... said they won't seek re-election this year. We want to express our appreciation for Ross' work in Washington for Polk County and the 15th Congressional District, which also encompasses parts of Hillsborough and Polk counties. We especially commend ...

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  13. Harris, Anne Harris Lakeland - AnneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | The Lakeland Ledger

    Ms. Anne Harris, long-time drama, speech, and English teacher throughout Polk County and other areas of Florida, passed away on March 17, 2018 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Ms. Harris had a very short battle with colon cancer, which took her life much sooner than expected by those who knew her.

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  14. Ex-lawmaker Combee to run for seat in Congress Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | The Daily Commercial

    ... latest candidate to jump into the contest to replace retiring Central Florida Congressman Dennis Ross. Combee, a Polk County Republican, said Tuesday he is running in Congressional District 15 to better support President Donald Trump's agenda. His ...

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  15. PCSO: Substitute teacher grabbed studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | ABC Action News

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested a substitute teacher at Westwood Middle School after he reportedly grabbed a 12-year-old boy around the neck and pushed him against a wall. The incident occurred on April 12 at Westwood Middle School in Winter Haven.

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  16. Police officer arrested after trying to buy oxycodone from Polk Co. detectivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a former Lake Hamilton police officer accused of trying to buy drugs from undercover detectives. William Robert Hlas, 41, is charged with possession of cannabis, unlawful use of two-way communication device, purchase of oxycodone, maintaining a vehicle for drug use, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of oxycodone.

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  17. Jesus, Jeannine Almburg Weeks Lakeland - Jeannine Almburg Weeks waRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... Island, California. They remained happily married for 65 years. After Ralph served in the Navy, they returned to Polk County. Together they built a beautiful and accomplished life founding Quality Petroleum Corporation in Lakeland. Mrs. Weeks was a ...

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  18. Deputies arrest Bartow man accused of 20 dollar-store robberies Source: WFTVRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | WFTV Orlando

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A 32-year-old Bartow man was arrested Tuesday in connection with 20 robberies of Dollar General and Family Dollar stores ...

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  19. Videos show violent arrest of man under Florida overpass (VIDEO) Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | Walton Sun

    ... collapsed to the ground. West moved in to constrain Abbott and a third law enforcement officer, an unidentified Polk County Sheriff's deputy, appears in frame. The video ends as the car passes and the scene is occluded by an LPD SUV. A second video, ...

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  20. Polk sheriff on robbery suspect: 'He can be put away for about 10 normal lives'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Terell Covington, 32, of Bartow is charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of burglary with battery, one count of robbery with a mask, two counts of armed burglary with battery and two counts of false imprisonment. Covington is accused of three armed robberies at Dollar General and Family Dollar stores in unincorporated parts of Polk County.

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