Polk County Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Smith, Reverend Franklin PayneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... nue in Haines City. Brother Franklin requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Youth for Christ of Polk County.

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  2. Leigh to take over for Sierens at WFLA-Ch. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... show. She began her career with WFLA in 1993 as an assignment editor and started reporting full time in 1995 in Polk County, where she was born and raised. A fifth generation Floridian, she grew up in Lakeland and studied mass communications at the ...

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  3. Sheriff: Polk bus monitor hit special needs boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | ABC Action News

    A Polk County bus monitor was arrested Wednesday on charges that she struck and pinned down an 8-year-old special needs student. Clara McGriff, 52, of Lake Wales faces a charge of negligent child abuse, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  4. Lockdown lifted after barricaded suspect apprehendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Lockdown lifted after barricaded suspect apprehended East Area Adult School has been placed on lockdown. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1DheAtb Polk County, Florida -- An unknown man barricaded himself in an apartment complex after firing shots during a domestic violence dispute on Thursday morning.

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  5. Man barricaded inside Auburndale apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | ABC Action News

    Auburndale Police and the SWAT Team from the Polk County Sheriff's Office have surrounded an apartment complex after a man barricaded himself inside. According to Auburndale Police, police responded to the apartment located at 302 Adams St. just after 10 a.m. after shots were fired during a domestic dispute.

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  6. Pierce, William a.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... Pierce was born October 19, 1937, in Ohatchee, Alabama to William Graham & Nellie (Velete) Pierce. William was a Polk County resident for over 55 years coming from Alabama. He was a mechanic/ welder in the citrus industry, retiring after 30 years ...

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  7. Coquitlam teen facing charges for allegedly making 'swatting' calls to Florida policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Tri-City News

    ... very dangerous. That's why police proceed with investigations against those involved." A release from the Polk County Sheriff Office (PCSO) said the pranks took place in September and October of this year. In one of the incidents, the suspect ...

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  8. BC boy arrested again for 'swatting'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Castanet.net

    ... All three of these latest incidents allegedly occurred in the communities of Winter Haven and Fort Meade in Polk County, Florida. And each call was allegedly made to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, with the caller reporting a critical incident in ...

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  9. Coquitlam teen facing multiple charges in alleged "swatting" incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | GlobalNews

    ... team respond to a home, school or business; happened in the communities of Winter Haven and Fort Meade in Polk County, Florida. According to the Polk County Sherriff's Office (PCSO), their investigation began in September 2014 when an unidentified ...

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  10. Tri-Cities teen arrested in Florida caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Coquitlam Now

    According to a press release issued Wednesday, the RCMP arrested a 17-year-old boy in Coquitlam on Dec. 5 related to three incidents of "swatting" in Polk County, Fla. Photograph By NOW file According to a press release issued Wednesday, the RCMP arrested a 17-year-old boy in Coquitlam on Dec. 5 related to three incidents of "swatting" in Polk County, Fla.

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  11. Coquitlam teen charged with extortion, mischief related to Florida incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Canada.com

    ... Coquitlam youth has been charged with extortion and mischief in connection with three separate incidents in the Polk County, Florida communities of Winter Haven and Fort Meade. A 17-year-old Coquitlam youth has been charged with extortion and ...

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  12. B.C. teen arrested, accused of 'swatting' Florida high schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | CBC News

    ... this picture of accused 'swatting' suspect from Coquitlam, B.C., with his face blurred as he is a minor. (Polk County Sheriff's Office) A 17-year-old has been arrested in Coquitlam, B.C., after allegedly "swatting" a Florida high school and also ...

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  13. Canadian teen accused of 3 'swatting' incidentsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Officials have arrested a Canadian teenager after Polk County sheriff's detectives say the 17-year-old boy was involved in three Polk County "swatting" pranks.

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  14. Florida: 5 Things To Know For December 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | News Talk Florida

    ... says a judge will consider the proposed deal later this week. Officials have arrested a Canadian teenager after Polk County sheriff's detectives say the 17-year-old boy was involved in three Polk County "swatting" pranks. "Swatting" is a prank that ... 2 comments

  15. Weyrauch, David AllenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | The Lakeland Ledger

    DAVID ALLEN WEYRAUCH, Jr., 56 WINTER HAVEN - David Allen Weyrauch, Jr., 56, died 12/2/14, from respiratory failure. Cremation Services of Polk County.

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  16. Sipperley, Nathan J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... Sipperley, 25, died 12/6/14, from cancer. Survived by loving family including mother: Tammy. Cremation Svc. of Polk County. Bookmark this memorial on Facebook with the My Memorials application. My Memorials helps you honor departed family members, ...

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  17. Teen arrested, identified as Polk "swatting" suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Canadian Police arrested a 17-year-old male suspect in Canada, after a PCSO investigation into three incidents of "Swatting" that occurred in Polk County positively identified the young man Teen arrested, identified as Polk "swatting" suspect Canadian Police arrested a 17-year-old male suspect in Canada, after a PCSO investigation into three incidents of "Swatting" that occurred in Polk County positively identified the young man Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1AbuVcI What's really scary is that the Tampa dispatcher who answered Dees' 911 call said he would not send police out to free her 10-month-old baby from the car.

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  18. Operation Human Trafficking Nets 61 ArrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Patch.com

    A four-day operation conducted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office with a mission to crack down on human trafficking and prostitution has resulted in 61 arrests of people who come from all over the Tampa Bay area and beyond. "We have found a direct nexus between prostitution and human trafficking, and we combat this crime by conducting undercover prostitution investigations," explained Sheriff Grady Judd in announcing the arrests.

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  19. Lakeland resident blames signal for train crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... and U.S. 92 in Lakeland and was at the scene of a pretty bad accident there on Saturday. Investigators from the Polk County Sheriff's Office say the truck driver, John Smith of New Jersey, told them he was able to travel only about 40 yards before ...

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  20. Florida Bus Driver Rescued Children from Burning BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | KABC-AM Los Angeles

    A Florida bus driver is being hailed as a hero after helping to rescue nearly 40 children from a burning school bus. Kristina Buhrman was driving the middle school students at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in Polk County, Florida, when the students started to smell smoke.

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