Polk County Newswire (Page 3)

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

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  1. Avon Park man dies in motorcycle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | ABC Action News

    A 49-year-old man was killed during a motorcycle ride with a friend, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Robert Erle Dane of Avon Park and Ronnie Strickland were riding motorcycles westbound on Camp Mack Road, authorities say.

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  2. Holland, Cynthia Susan "Cindy"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... Emalie Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy was born in Detroit, MI, but grew up mostly in Georgia and Polk County, FL. She was a full charge bookkeeper for several CPA firms in Plant City and Lakeland for many years. She was very involved in ...

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  3. Police investigate pedestrian hit by trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Polk County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a person who was hit by a train in Winter Haven Saturday afternoon. Police investigate pedestrian hit by train Polk County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a person who was hit by a train in Winter Haven Saturday afternoon.

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  4. Polk mom ticketed while rushing son to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | ABC Action News

    A stomach illness infecting Santa Fe Catholic High School students has forced the school to cancel classes Friday to prevent it from spreading farther. A Polk County mother says a deputy delayed her sick 5-year-old son from getting to the hospital so he could give her a speeding ticket.

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  5. Office Depot to close at least 10 stores across the nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Business Journal

    ... es about the office supply giant's closures across the nation: Just one Office Depot location will be left in Polk County once two others close in November at 1046 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow and 800 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven,...

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  6. School not informed of enterovirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Click Orlando

    A Polk County school says it was not notified by health officials that a 10-year-old student had contracted enterovirus, the first confirmed case in Florida . St. Joseph's Academy, a private Christian school in Lakeland, said it learned that the girl had the virus via the news on Tuesday.

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  7. Polk health officials try to calm EV-D68 fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | ABC Action News

    The Polk County Health Department has sent a letter to all schools notifying them that the enterovirus is in the county. The Polk County Health Department has sent a letter to all schools notifying them that the enterovirus is in the county.

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  8. Arrest in Chunky Sunday death of Polk football starRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Orlando Crime

    The shooting death last month of Polk County football star Shykeem Pitts involved a friend who accidentally shot him after a gunfight at a Chunky Sunday block party, according to Haines City police. On Wednesday, police announced the arrest of Harold "Papi" Carter Jr. as the person who shot Pitts after they jumped into a getaway car after Carter exchange gunfire with another man.

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  9. Polk girl recovering from EV-D68 to remain homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | ABC Action News

    A Polk County girl has not returned to class yet after receiving news that she had been infected with enterovirus D68. Doctors say she is no longer contagious.

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  10. Black bears a concern in parts of Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | ABC Action News

    The growing population is beginning to cause problems in parts of Polk County where residents tell ABC Action News that run-ins with black bears are becoming increasingly common. "She got about right here," James Riley said of his wife, "and I guess for some reason she looked that way and started screaming, 'Bear, bear, bear!'" "Nine days later I look out here and here comes a bear.

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  11. The girl is the first patient to be diagnosed with the virus in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WFLA-AM Tampa

    A Lakeland school says it was never notified by the health department that one of its students was diagnosed with the Enterovirus D68. On Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health said that a 10-year-old girl was diagnosed with the Enterovirus and was recovering in Polk County.

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  12. KIRKLAND, CHARLES "EVERETTE"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Lakeland Ledger

    CHARLES 'EVERETTE' KIRKLAND, 88 MEDULLA - Charles 'Everette' Kirkland, 88, passed away at home on October 5, 2014, of heart failure. Born in Medulla, FL, on May 14, 1926, to the Polk County Pioneer Kirkland family on the 1860 Homestead of his grandparents, he spent all of his life in the Medulla area, except for his military duties during World War II.

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  13. Jenkins, George M.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Lakeland Ledger

    GEORGE M. JENKINS, 71 U.S. Postal Service LAKELAND - Mr. George M. Jenkins, age 71, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, due to C.O.P.D. He was born in Mulberry, FL, and has been a lifetime resident of Polk County, other than his years in the military. George retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 20 years of service, having served in Vietnam and receiving the Bronze Star medal.

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  14. Family: Girl may have state's first EV-D68 caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | ABC Action News

    After health department officials confirmed the very first case in the state of enterovirus D68 is a 10-year-old girl from Polk County, a Lakeland family came forward saying they believe it's their daughter. "We've just been sitting in limbo, wondering and worrying," said Jennifer Dunn in an exclusive interview with ABC Action News.

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  15. Polk uses motel room as latest fire stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | ABC Action News

    Polk County firefighters are starting to break in a new, unusual fire station near Frostproof located in a small motel room off U.S. 27. As long as they're not out saving lives or putting out flames, you will likely find two firefighters at the motel waiting for the next call. "It's all about the citizens.

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  16. Amazon Opens Second Fulfillment Center In RuskinRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Osprey Observer

    ... ted by several newly hired associates, Owens and Monnot, discussed Amazon's commitment to helping communities in Polk County and Hillsborough County.

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  17. Jaimes, Aaliyah YazminRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 4 | The Lakeland Ledger

    AALIYAH YAZMIN JAIMES, 5 HAINES CITY - Aaliyah Yazmin Jaimes was born November 6, 2008, and passed Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from injuries endured in a car accident which occurred September 22, 2014. She was born in Winter Haven Regency Hospital to Eduardo A. Jaimes, Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps, and Jessica Macedo, Licensed Practitioner Nurse, whom were both local Polk County residents.

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  18. Inmate dies in Polk County JailRead the original story

    Friday Oct 3 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Deputies found 48-year-old Michelle Chapdelaine unresponsive on Thursday in a holding cell of the jail book-in center in Bartow. The sheriff's office said Chapdelaine filled out a medical history questionnaire when she was booked into the jail and wrote that she had diabetes and low blood pressure. 2 comments

  19. 13 arrested in Polk undercover prostitution bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    On 2, Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives, working in an undercover capacity, arrested 10 suspects charging them with Soliciting for Prostitution. After receiving information about possible Solicitation activity in the Inwood and Lake Ida areas of Polk County, undercover detectives conducting an undercover operation focusing on male subjects soliciting females for sexual activity.

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  20. Polk County Woman Arrested for Abuse of a Disabled AdultRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Capital Soup

    Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Polk County Sheriff's Office today arrested Bonnie L. Coleman, a house manager at a Medicaid-funded group home in Winter Haven, for abusing a disabled adult. According to a joint investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Coleman used a "hit stick" to intimidate and discipline the disabled residents and was allegedly seen striking a resident on his hand.

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