Polk County Newswire (Page 3)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Polk County, FL. (Page 3)

Results 41 - 60 of 2,451 in Polk County, FL

  1. Drag racer dies from crash-related injuriesRead the original story

    Monday Apr 14 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... that 42-year-old Waldemar Vazquez died Saturday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. An official with the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office said Vazquez died from head and neck injuries he suffered in the crash. A police report described the ...

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  2. Sentencing scheduled for 1981 shooting rampageRead the original story

    Monday Apr 14 | News 4 Jax

    A 64-year-old man is expected to learn whether he will receive life imprisonment or be sent back to Florida's death row for a 1981 shooting rampage that left three people dead, including a Polk County sheriff's deputy.

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  3. Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival marks 56 yearsRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 13 | Cleveland Daily Banner

    Fest set for April 23 through 26 The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will celebrate 56 years of Ramps during the 2014 festival held April 23-26.

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  4. 12-year-old among those arrested in retail theft ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | CBS 47

    POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies said they arrested 41 people within two days during an investigation into an organized retail theft ring.

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  5. Flags at Half-Staff for Sergeant First Class Daniel M. FergusonRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | News Talk Florida

    ... the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Polk County, Florida, at the City Hall of Mulberry, Florida, and the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on ...

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  6. PCSO arrests 41 in 'Operation Sticky Hands 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | WFLA-AM Tampa

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office said detectives arrested 37 suspects for various retail theft charges after conducting surveillance at various retail stores during "Operation Sticky Hands" on Wednesday and Thursday.

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  7. The Sheriff OversteppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 10 | Slate Magazine

    Here's how a longtime colleague of Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Fla., talks about him in the local press : "I kid him: 'The most dangerous place in Polk County is to get between you and a TV camera,'" said Gary Hester, now a local police chief.

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  8. Body of Polk man killed in Fort Hood shooting returns FridayRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    The remains of a 21-year Army veteran from Polk County who survived deployments to war zones only to die in last week's Fort Hood shooting will arrive Friday in Tampa.

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  9. Polk Deputies Bust Meth DealerRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | WFLA-AM Tampa

    Polk County deputies have arrested a man for trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a residence for drug trafficking and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  10. Religion news in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Boston.com

    ... Fla. (AP) - A Florida pastor who was arrested this past Sept. 11 while attempting to burn 2,998 Qurans at a Polk County park has accepted a plea agreement that will prohibit him from returning to the county for six months. As part of Tuesday's plea ...

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  11. Pastor who tried to burn Qurans takes pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | Click Orlando

    A Florida pastor who was arrested this past Sept. 11 while attempting to burn 2,998 Qurans at a Polk County park has accepted a plea agreement that will prohibit him from returning to the county for six months.

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  12. Fort Hood shooting victim's body to return to FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... Daniel Ferguson will arrive at the Tampa International Airport Friday evening. Ferguson attended high school in Polk County. The Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle organization will conduct an honor escort from Tampa International Airport to a funeral ...

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  13. LPD failed to investigate missing person caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | ABC Action News

    ... investigated a report of a missing woman back in 2012, but the report fell through the cracks. On Monday, the Polk County Sheriff's Office confirmed skeletal remains found last year belong to Mary Rhodes, the woman who was reported missing by her ...

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  14. Fort Hood victim's body to return to Fla.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | News 4 Jax

    ... Daniel Ferguson will arrive at the Tampa International Airport Friday evening. Ferguson attended high school in Polk County. The Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle organization will conduct an honor escort from Tampa International Airport to a funeral ...

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  15. Pastor who attempted to burn Qurans takes pleaRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | The Miami Herald

    A Florida pastor who was arrested this past Sept. 11 while attempting to burn 2,998 Qurans at a Polk County park has accepted a plea agreement that will prohibit him from returning to the county for six months.

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  16. Fort Hood shooting victim's body to return to FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... Daniel Ferguson will arrive at the Tampa International Airport Friday evening. Ferguson attended high school in Polk County. The Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle organization will conduct an honor escort from Tampa International Airport to a funeral ...

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  17. Quran-burning pastor agrees to plea deal in PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Controversial pastor Terry Jones will not go to jail in Polk County for hauling nearly 3,000 copies of the Quran to a park in Mulberry on Sept.

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  18. Portrait of bullied girl emerges from case fileRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... suicide. Two classmates were charged with stalking Rebecca because of in-school, in-person conflicts, and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has said the girl also endured a barrage of cruel text and online messages before her death. But the prosecution ...

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  19. Hancock, Maxine RussellRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... of the First Baptist Church of Fort Meade, Fort Meade Historical Society, and held a lifetime membership to the Polk County Historical Association. Mrs. Hancock was a former member of the Fort Meade Garden Club, and a graduate of Fort Meade High ...

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  20. John Lindsey Ends GOP Primary Bid Against John WoodRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | Sunshine State News

    ... House. Wood took 65 percent of the vote in the 2012 primary while 35 percent of the Republican voters in the Polk County district backed Lindsey. Back in 2010, Lindsey set his sights a little higher, taking 31 percent when he battled Dennis Ross in ...

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