Polk County Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Principal suspended over lockdown drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    According to the Lakeland Ledger, the Polk County School District suspended Jacquelyn Moore and changed its rules after parents and students became upset over a "lock down drill". Principal suspended over lockdown drill According to the Lakeland Ledger, the Polk County School District suspended Jacquelyn Moore and changed its rules after parents and students became upset over a "lock down drill".

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  2. Man dies after being hit by trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Click Orlando

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that 26-year-old Charles Lewis Ricks Jr. was hit in Lakeland Sunday evening. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died later that night.

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  3. FL teacher arrested for sending racy photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... to convince the boy to drop the charges through Facebook. Dropped charges request -- denied. John Stelmack: Polk County prinicipal who took pictures of children in school and superimposed their heads onto nude images. He kept these pictures in a ...

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  4. Bader, Ruth H. "Lynne"Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... H. 'LYNNE' BADER, 52 Polk Co. School Board WINTER HAVEN - Ruth H. 'Lynne' Bader, Planning Technician for the Polk County School Board, was born on May 29, 1962, and passed away on November 1, 2014, at her home. Prior to working in Facilities ...

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  5. Legoland Florida to build new, 152-room hotel at theme park by 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2013 | Nanaimo Daily News

    ... Lego-themed hotel is expected to draw more visitors for longer stays to Winter Haven, a small city in Polk County about 50 miles (80 kilometres) from Walt Disney World. "This shifts us from a single day visit to a multi-day destination," said Adrian ...

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  6. Goodyear Blimp Visits McGee Auto Service and Tires for 40 Year AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | PRWeb

    ... the Goodyear Blimp set aloft 36 customers that had an unforgettable experience with incredible views of Polk County. This celebration was in honor of McGee Auto Service and Tires' 40 year relationship with The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and ...

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  7. Tuesday, November 18th, 2014Read the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau

    ... to the teenage boy, but revealed he does not blame the schoolboy for what happened. Ernesto McCloud, 28, a Polk County Florida Deputy Sheriff, who was forced to resign after stealing a DVD from a crime scene. Davenport police were called to ...

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  8. Central Florida Man Secures $35 Million in Damages From Big TobaccoRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | Market Wire

    Attorneys Scott Schlesinger, Steven Hammer and Jon Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices have achieved a $35 million judgment against two tobacco companies on behalf of a smoker who suffered severe health problems from his addiction to cigarettes. A jury in Polk County, Fla.

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  9. Florida Cops Terrify Students by Holding Active Shooter Drill Without Any WarningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Mediaite.com

    If you think it's a great idea for local police to swarm a middle school, guns blazing, to conduct an "active shooter drill" all without any prior warning to parents or students, then boy do we have a school for you. It was about 9 a.m. last Thursday morning at Jewett Middle Academy in Polk County, Fla., when the principal announced a lockdown.

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  10. Forgue, Francis WilliamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Lakeland Ledger

    FRANCIS WILLIAM FORGUE, JR., 74 LAKELAND - Mr. Francis William Forgue, Jr., 74, a resident of Lakeland passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center due to heart failure. Mr. Forgue was born June 23, 1940, in Lima, New York to Francis William and Helen Myrtle Forgue, Sr. He was a Polk County resident since 1968, coming from New York.

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  11. 18 dogs rescued from dog fighting ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | St. Augustine Record

    Eighteen more dogs have been rescued from a dog fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar just weeks after the alleged organizers were arrested. Polk County Sheriff's deputies found blood stained carpet near the ring and several dogs tied with heavy logging chains to strengthen their necks for fighting.

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  12. More Than A Dozen Dogs Rescued From Dog Fighting RingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | CBS Local

    ... rescued from a dog fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar weeks after the alleged organizers had been arrested. Polk County Sheriff's deputies found blood stained carpet near the ring and several dogs tied with heavy logging chains to strengthen ...

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  13. Deputy Charged With Stealing DVD After RobberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | CBS Local

    ... DAVENPORT (CBSMiami/AP) - A deputy stole a DVD while responding to a convenience store robbery, according to the Polk County Sheriff's office. The agency says 28-year-old Ernesto McCloud responded to a robbery last week to back up local police. ...

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  14. 18 more dogs rescued from dog fighting ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Eighteen more dogs have been rescued from a dog fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar just weeks after the alleged organizers were arrested. Polk County Sheriff's deputies found blood stained carpet near the ring and several dogs tied with heavy logging chains to strengthen their necks for fighting.

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  15. Dogs rescued from fighting ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Click Orlando

    Eighteen more dogs have been rescued from a dog-fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar just weeks after the alleged organizers were arrested. Polk County sheriff's deputies found blood-stained carpet near the ring and several dogs tied with heavy logging chains to strengthen their necks for fighting.

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  16. Deputy resigns after his arrest for stealing DVDRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | ABC Action News

    A Polk County deputy who was arrested for stealing a DVD ended up resigning from the agency after he was booked. On Nov. 6 around 2:12 p.m., deputies came to the Mystic convenience store at 304 Highway 17-92 in Davenport in reference to an alarm call at the business after it had been targeted for burglaries.

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  17. Constance ErbRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | Florida Today

    ... (Skip) Vermillera and three granddaughters, Taylor (Chris) Nix, Devon Kelley and Sarah Vermillera, all of Polk County. A celebration of Connie's life will be held at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland at 4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, ...

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  18. Lakeland continues undefeated seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... a season with 51. Dreadnaughts' quarterback, Aaron Johnson is a duel threat with his arm and legs. He leads all Polk County quarterbacks with eight rushing touchdowns and would add to that total against the Lions. Lake Nona quickly returned the ...

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  19. Dogs from fighting ring to be rehabbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | ABC Action News

    Nearly 75 percent of the dogs that Polk County deputies seized from a dog fighting ring in October will be rehabilitated. Nearly 75 percent of the dogs that Polk County deputies seized from a dog fighting ring in October will be rehabilitated.

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  20. Governor Scott Appoints Kelly Paige Butz to the Polk County CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Capital Soup

    ... n understanding of the law. I am confident she will continue serving Floridians with fairness and honesty on the Polk County Court bench."

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