Polk County Newswire (Page 3)

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

Results 41 - 60 of 2,335 in Polk County, FL

  1. 81-year-old charged with looting tangerine groveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | WMTX-FM Tampa

    ... without a certificate, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus and trespassing. He is being held at the Polk County Jail on an $8,500 bond. Southall and another man were found by deputies Wednesday picking fruit in a Dundee grove after a ...

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  2. 81-year-old man charged with stealing 11 truckloads of tangerinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | Nothing To Do With Arbroath

    A Florida man has been charged with stealing 11 truckloads of tangerines from groves around Polk County, then selling the fruit at Parksdale Farms in Plant City. Herman Southall , 81, was charged with 11 counts of transporting citrus without a certificate, grand theft between $300 and $5,000, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus , and trespassing.

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  3. Woman accused of stealing from the deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | ABC Action News

    ... doesn't mean that Wells Fargo was ignorant of what was going on," said Donna Wood, Spokesperson for the Polk County Sheriff's Office. "Ms. Meadows took advantage of a situation that she thought she was going to benefit from. Well she didn't. She's ...

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  4. 81-Year-Old Man Charged With Picking Thousands Of Tangerines, Selling Them To StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | CBS Local

    ... without a certificate, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus and trespassing. He is being held at the Polk County Jail on an $8,500 bond. Southall and another man were found by deputies Wednesday picking fruit in a Dundee grove after a ...

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  5. Big warehouse deal headed for Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Business Journal

    Polk County officials have agreed to spend up to $1.5 million to build a road in Davenport that would create access to Interstate 4 for a 310,000-square-foot distribution center that real estate sources say is for FedEx Ground Shipping Services.

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  6. FL: My Ride/My Road: Polk County Voters Reject 1-Cent Sales Tax IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Mass Transit

    ... spokesman Tim Rice, who said it will now be up to county officials to set spending priorities. "The people of Polk County have spoken and said that's what they want," said Gene Engle, chairman of Friends of My Ride/My Road, the local political ...

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  7. Lunsford, Thomas J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... He served on such community boards as the New Beginning High School, Central Florida Marine Institute and the Polk County Sheriff Department Advisory Board. He wanted to seed into youths a word of hope and salvation becoming a Polk County Youth ...

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  8. Dogs used to fight will soon be up for adoptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Some will soon be ready for adoption and others will get special treatment in hopes they can be rehabilitated. Dogs used to fight will soon be up for adoption 69 dogs rescued from a dog fighting ring in Polk County will not be euthanized.

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  9. Hillsborough leaders set to pursue transit tax vote, despite defeats elsewhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | St. Petersburg Times

    Hillsborough County leaders are determined to soldier on with their own tax-for-transportation referendum, but failed efforts to pass similar measures Tuesday in Pinellas and Polk counties are raising questions about how and when. For months, some have challenged whether 2016 would be the right year to hold the vote, and others have debated just how specific the wording on the ballot should be.

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  10. FDOT RoadWatch Advisory for Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Capital Soup

    SR 60 approximately two miles east of Alturas Road : State Road 60, both east and westbound, is closed due to a traffic crash with a fatality. Detours are in place, traveling west take West Lake Wales Road North to Old Bartow Lake Wales Road, to Logistic Parkway to SR 60 west.

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  11. Rescued fighting dogs from Polk County each expected to get new leash on lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Examiner.com

    The 69 dogs rescued from a suspected dog fighting operation in Polk County, Florida may be spared the death sentence as rescue organizations and animal advocates take action to save their lives reported wfla.com. Earlier in the investigation, a spokesperson from the Polk County Sheriff's Office stated the dogs would likely be euthanized.

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  12. Polk State College Student Was Homeless, Now Following Her DreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | News Talk Florida

    An 18-year-old from Polk County did not let her hard times as a teenager stop her from reaching her goals. According to BayNews9, Ariel Brant used to be homeless while attending Bartow High School.

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  13. Dukes, Ralph a.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | The Lakeland Ledger

    RALPH A. DUKES, 74 LAKELAND - Mr. Ralph A. Dukes, 74, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at LRMC of cancer. Ralph was born April 23, 1940, in Defuniak Springs, FL, and moved to Polk County in 1950, later moving to Fort Meade, where he lived since 1984.

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  14. Polk County votes 'no' on sales tax for transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Business Journal

    Polk County voters soundly rejected a proposal to add a 1-cent sales tax to fund roads and transit projects.

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  15. HART board moves to make interim CEO Katharine Eagan permanentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Creative Loafing Tampa

    ... critic of the 2010 light-rail proposal in Hillsborough County, said there was a presumption that Greenlight and Polk County's transit tax would pass on Tuesday, though that's definitely not known at this time. He also said it's not even ...

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  16. Toddler trick-or-treating hit by busRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | News 4 Jax

    Authorities say a 2-year-old died while trick-or-treating for Halloween when he was hit by a bus. Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Horstman says Dohntae Vasquez, of Lake Wales was in a stroller Friday evening with two other children when the adult pushing them across a street realized he had dropped his cellphone.

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  17. Family of toddler killed trick or treating speaks outRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A Polk County family is asking for prayers after their 2-year-old was hit and killed while trick or treating Friday night. It happened at the intersection of US 27 and 1st Avenue North in Lake Wales.

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  18. Child killed while trick-or-treating; grandparents speakRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Polk County family is asking for prayers tonight after they tell 10 News that their 2-year-old was hit and killed while trick or treating last night. Child killed while trick-or-treating; grandparents speak A Polk County family is asking for prayers tonight after they tell 10 News that their 2-year-old was hit and killed while trick or treating last night.

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  19. Two-year-old struck and killed in Lake WalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | ABC Action News

    A small Polk County community's shock has now turned to heartache. "This is a horrible thing.

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  20. Florida toddler hit by bus while trick-or-treatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Horstman says Dohntae Vasquez of Lake Wales was in a stroller Friday evening with two other children when the adult pushing them across a street realized he had dropped his cellphone. Horstman says the man stopped the stroller in the median and told the children to stay in it while he retrieved his phone.

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