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Polk County high school students arrested after attempting to break into gun store

LAKELAND, Fla. — Two high school students in Lakeland were arrested Wednesday after attempting to break into a gun store two days earlier, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.


Watch: Florida Man Fights Off Coyote With Coffee Cup

A Florida man was out for a walk with his dog when an aggressive coyote attacked them, forcing the man to use his coffee cup to fight the animal. Ben Pool and his dog were walking in Lake County, Florida, on Feb. 15 when they encountered a coyote. The animal confronted the dog and, according to Pool


Polk County Sheriff’s Agriculture Crimes Detectives are Seeking Public’s Help in The Theft of Two Horses

Polk County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s help in the theft of two horses. Sometime between 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th, and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock on the chained gate at the entrance to the fenced


One South Florida lottery player is $190,000 richer today

Someone who bought their Fantasy 5 lottery ticket in South Florida is holding a jackpot-winner worth more than $190,000. A single ticket matched all the numbers drawn Thursday night in the Florida Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game and it was sold at the 7-Eleven at 3095 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, ac


Florida mayor arrested after firing shots at SWAT team

PORT RICHEY, Fla. - The mayor of a Florida town has been arrested after he fired shots at a SWAT team attempting to serve a search warrant. Officials announced their presence at the home of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad at 4:40 a.m. Thursday. The mayor had been accused of practicing medicine without


Polk County family shaken after out of control car crashed into their home

HAINES CITY, Fla. — A Polk County family is shaken but relieved that no one inside their Haines City home was seriously injured when an out of control driver crashed into their home.


2 Horses Stolen In Polk County

WINTER HAVEN, FL -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding two stolen horses and a stolen horse trailer. "Sometime between 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19th, and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019, unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock on the chained gate at the en


Winter Haven man killed in motorcycle crash

WINTER HAVEN — A 22-year-old Winter Haven man died Thursday morning when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a garbage truck turning into a business on U.S. 17 in Bartow.


Traffic stop leads deputies to $10,000 worth of drugs

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A traffic stop earlier this month led deputies to uncovering $10,000 worth of illegal drugs, including cocaine and heroin, at a home in Poinciana, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.


Disney World Is Offering Huge Discounts to Florida Residents — Here’s How to Save

There’s officially one more reason why living close to Disney World makes you the luckiest person on earth. According to the Disney website, Florida residents can cash in on an exclusive deal to enjoy three days at the park for only $175 through the "Discover Disney" ticket special.


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Grills Gone Wild Serves Wild BBQ In Davenport For Second Year

Grills Gone Wild Serves Wild BBQ In Davenport For Second Year. “If you build it, they will come,” as the famous line from “Field Of Dreams” goes. The same philosophy applies to barbecue: if you make it, they will come.


Toxic red tide that has devastated Florida since 2017 not detected in waters

An organism that has generated a toxic red tide in Florida waters since 2017, causing health issues in residents and killing thousands of sea life, is no longer being detected, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a report.


Police: Kissimmee officers shoot armed man who shot at them, threatened neighbor

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - An armed man was shot Thursday evening after he shot at three officers at an apartment complex, the Kissimmee Police Department said. Police said they were called shortly before 10 p.m. to Wickham Avenue near Dyer Boulevard and West Columbia Avenue after a woman said a neighbor was


Two endangered Florida panthers found dead just days apart, wildlife officials say

Two Florida panthers were found dead days apart from each other, state wildlife officials said. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said Tuesday that a 2-year-old male was found dead off of Golden Gate Boulevard in Collier County. It was struck and killed by a


Haines City Police Searching For Shoplifter Who Allegedly Stole $900 In Merchandise

The Haines City Police Department is looking for the public’s help in locating a Kissimmee man accused of stealing nearly $900 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter, 36205 U.S. 27, at about 11:35 a.m. on Jan. 13.


Hundreds arrested in South Florida, Treasure Coast massage parlor bust

JUPITER, Fla. - Hundreds of people have been arrested in South Florida and the Treasure Coast in connection with a massive human trafficking and prostitution sting related to massage parlors, authorities confirmed.


Two horses & trailer stolen from Winter Haven property

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Polk Sheriff's Agricultural Crimes detectives are seeking the public's help in the theft of two horses. Sometime between 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 20, an unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock on the chained gate at the entrance to the fenced pasture south of 2130 Crum


One Of The Most Stunning Buildings In Florida Is An Experience You’ll Never Expect

Every once in a while, you come across a building in Florida that is a mind-blowing feat of true architecture. For those who have ever come across Wat Florida Dhammaram, the Buddhist monastery in Kissimmee, will know exactly what we mean. But while this stunning temple is worth the visit solely for


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.