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Haines City man arrested for Winter Haven shooting, charged with attempted murder

HAINES CITY - A 32-year-old Haines City man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred at Endeavors Dining & Entertainment in Winter Haven on Sunday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Dorale Desean Sermons of Haines City shot 25-year-old Jivonti Young, of 502 Beech Ave., Lakel

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-17 00:20:46

Sheriff's Office reports death of jail inmate

BARTOW - A 63-year-old Polk County Jail inmate died early Tuesday morning at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Martha Collier of Lake Alfred was transported by EMS from the Central County Jail infirmary to Bartow Regional Medical Center after she began having breathing difficulties at the infirmary. S

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-17 03:46:29

Freezing temperatures expected in Polk on Thursday morning

LAKELAND - Geez, Louise. It's getting cold ... again. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing in some parts of Polk County early Thursday, just two weeks after temperatures fell into the high 20s. Temperatures are expected to hover in the low 30s, falling just short of breaking a 41-year-ol

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-17 02:20:52

Orlando police officer accused of falsifying time cards

An Orlando police officer has been relieved of duty after being accused of getting paid without showing up for work. According to the arrest affidavit, Laurin Gantt's supervisor launched an internal investigation after she found what she thought were suspicious entries in the department's payroll re

WESH - 2018-01-17 03:48:00

3 men on the run after violent Hillsborough Co. home invasion

WIMAUMA, Fla. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men who invaded and stole money from a mobile home. Around 5 a.m. Tuesday, three men broke into the home on Delia Street near North Street, the sheriff's office said. A robber hit one of home's two residents on the head wi

10NEWS - 2018-01-16 13:16:46

Man found fatally shot in Orlando driveway, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County deputies say they found a man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound in the driveway of an Orlando home Tuesday. The 21-year-old man was found at 5200 Shakar Circle around 12:15 p.m. while deputies were responding to a man down call, according to a news release. T

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-01-16 22:34:33

Daytona Beach Man Shot & Killed In Parking Lot Of Orlando Waffle House

Orlando, FL - A Daytona Beach man was shot and killed during a fight outside of an Orlando Waffle House early Monday morning. The Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said that 23-year-old Herbert Johnson was fatally shot around 3 AM outside of the Waffle House at 11749 E. Colonial Dr. in Orlando.

NEWSDAYTONABEACH.COM - 2018-01-15 19:50:31

One dead, one injured after shooting at Lorna Doone Park, OPD says

A person is dead after a shooting at Lorna Doone Park next to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, authorities said. The Orlando Police Department is at the scene of a deadly shooting at Lorna Doone Park. Authorities said they responded to the shooting near 1500 block of West Church Street at approxim


Man convicted of murder in killing of Johnston woman

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Polk County jury has convicted a man of murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston. The Des Moines Register reports jurors on Tuesday deliberated less than three hours before convicting 39-year-old Abraham Roberts of first-degree mur

NEWSPRESSNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 21:57:19

Verdict reached in murder trial of Abraham Roberts

A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Johnston man accused of killing his girlfriend. Jury members found Abraham Roberts guilty of first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Agnes Yarlee. Yarlee was shot and killed in her apartment last April. Roberts testified that Yarlee grabbed the handgun,

KCCI.COM - 2018-01-16 21:36:00

Is Iowa's emergency alert system reliable?

DES MOINES, Iowa - After an incorrect alert caused widespread panic in Hawaii, Iowa officials are seeking to reassure folks in the Hawkeye State that there are plenty of safeguards to prevent such a mistake from happening here. Iowa, like Hawaii, sends messages directly to you cell phone during a ma

SIOUXLANDPROUD.COM - 2018-01-16 23:55:43

Woodward woman arrested on two counts of child endangerment

Tracy Thacker-Bess, of Woodward, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment with bodily injury on Sunday, Jan. 14. According to a Criminal Complaint filed at the Dallas County Courthouse, Thacker-Bess allegedly injured her two children while at her home in Woodward. The Woodward

ADELNEWS.COM - 2018-01-16 20:27:19

19-year-old sentenced to 25 years in deadly Beaverdale robbery

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A teenager who acted as a getaway driver during a deadly armed robbery in Beaverdale last year has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Molly Elizabeth Peter, 19, of Des Moines had been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-01-16 19:56:29

Police: Thief Stole Two Vehicles, Crashed One Into Parked Train

WHO-HD DES MOINES, Iowa - One man is in the Polk County Jail after police say he crashed a stolen car into the side of a stopped train while trying to get away from officers. Des Moines police say they received a call late Monday night about a suspicious person in the 2400 block of E. 21st Street, w

WHO-TV - 2018-01-16 15:53:51

Blank Park Zoo Lion Cubs Are About To Get Names

The trio of lion cubs born in November at the Blank Park Zoo are awaiting names and you can vote on your favorites. DES MOINES, IA - Blank Park Zoo's 2-month-old lion cubs are awaiting names and the voting ends today in a contest that began with name suggestions last month. The litter includes a ma

PATCH - 2018-01-16 14:26:03

Hawaii Missile Alert Threatened Des Moines Couple's 35th Wedding Anniversary

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans might call Hawaii the perfect get away. "One, it was to get away from cold weather, and the best part was it was our 35th wedding anniversary," said Tom Lloyd. Tom and Janet Lloyd spent twelve days in paradise. "We did whale watching and snorkeling. The whales were so acti

WHO-TV - 2018-01-17 04:31:06

Wrong Woman Kidnapped In Botched Florida Murder-For-Hire Plot; They Killed Her Anyway

ORLANDO, FL - A Florida woman has been kidnapped and killed in a case of mistaken identify after a murder-for-hire plot went horribly wrong, police say. Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, and his girlfriend Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, to murder a woman who w

CRIMEFEED.COM - 2018-01-16 15:30:00

Suspicious Death In Palm Coast Ruled A Homicide; Victim's Ex-Husband Arrested

Palm Coast, FL - The suspicious death of a woman who was found in her Palm Coast home has been ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's Office. According to the Medical Examiner's Office, Faith Lorraine Cummings, 44, died from blunt force trauma to the head with asphyxiation. Faith's ex-husband, 4

NEWSDAYTONABEACH.COM - 2018-01-16 12:48:18

Freezing temps return to Volusia and Flagler counties

Thanks to back-to-back cold fronts - like the one that may plunge temperatures to freezing again Thursday morning - January may end up as the first cooler-than-normal month for Florida in nearly two years. January's chilly temperatures have been a huge and abrupt change from the warmer-than-normal t

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-17 00:14:01

Bail denied for Palm Coast man accused of killing ex-wife

Michael Cummings appeared dazed Tuesday morning when he made his first court appearance since being charged with second-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife. Flagler County deputies arrested him Monday night amid allegations he beat Faith Cummings to death in their Palm Coast home as the couple

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 23:12:09