A nursing home worker allegedly stole rings off of an elderly patient’s fingers and sold them to a pawn shop in Florida, authorities said.
It turns out that even though the man's hand and foot were found inside the gator's stomach, he actually died from a meth overdose, reports say.
More than 100 people were arrested in a sex sting operation in Polk County. Authorities say one suspect walked to a home where he thought he was meeting a prostitute, and he was not clothed at the time.
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Memorial services will be held for a Lakeland police officer, who passed away while on-duty last week.
Police believe he suffered a medical episode while sitting in his patrol car.
A visibly frustrated sheriff announced the arrest of seven people – three of which were illegal immigrants – after 5 kilos of heroin and 130 pounds of meth were seized.
“We found out that there’s over $3 million in deferred medical debt in our city,” said Access Church’s lead pastor Jason Burns. "This $3 million is owned by people who live at less than half of the federal poverty line.”
“As we enter the holiday season marked and characterized by generosity, what an amazing thing for families to open mail to say the debt that’s been laying heavy on them is gone."
At 8 a.m. Tuesday, on the day constituents make appointments to discuss issues and causes with State Representative Melony Bell at her office on Broadway Avenue in Fort Meade, a city worker veered off the road and through the front door of Bell’s office.
A 14-year-old boy and his dad have been living on top of a semi truck in Polk County for seven days – and it’s all for a good cause.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd on Friday identified a man who was shot during a child custody exchange as a suspect and not a victim. Judd said the father of a two-year-old boy who was fatally shot by his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend was the aggressor in this incident and killed in an act of self-defense.
Sheriff Grady Judd says investigators are still trying to piece the entire sequence of events together. It started with a 911 call from the eventual shooting victim – the boy's father – saying he was having “problems” with the exchange of custody.
The City of Lakeland says people are no longer allowed to save their spot for the Christmas parade in advance. They now must save their spot the day of.
Polk County Animal Control says a 15-year-old boy was bitten by a rabid raccoon.
The man disagreed with a call that the umpire made.
Polk County deputies need your help to locate a suspect accused of stealing a man's credit card and racking up fraudulent charges.
The person calling claims to be from a utility company and states that the victim is behind on a payment. They insist the victim send money immediately to prevent their electricity from being shut off.
Monday in a rural area of Polk County, two deputies walked along a normally quiet street, looking for a stolen truck.
Two top leaders of a popular Polk County youth baseball league were arrested this week, accused of stealing over $50,000 in funds, spending it on everything from cell phone bills to grocery orders.