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Florida woman brings meth to doctor's office to have it tested, admits to using for a month
Barbara Ray, 73, of Polk County, told the staff at the doctor's office that she had been taking meth for about a month, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. She said she brought the drugs with her so that she and "her meth" could be tested to make sure all was well.
Giorgios - American Continental Dining In Downtown Lake Wales
Located at 253 E Stuart Avenue in Lake Wales, Giorgios Downtown is a local restaurant that offers a variety of food, from sea scallops to smoked duck to lamb.
Bartow police looking for gunman after fight at birthday party leads to shooting
Cooper then left the party and was approached by the same man, who police identified as Christopher Lyle Downs. Downs confronted Cooper and the men began fighting. Police say Downs pulled out a gun and fired several shots, hitting Cooper in the lower back.
SunRail train fatally strikes pedestrian near Kissimmee
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.- A SunRail train fatally struck a pedestrian Wednesday evening near Kissimmee, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Car crash on dark Auburndale road kills two pedestrians, police say
Around 8:15 p.m. Monday, Auburndale police officers responded to a report of the crash on Berkley Road near Marjorie Avenue. Officials said they found two adult women who were struck by a silver Toyota Camry, driven by a 17-year-old female driver from Winter Haven. Police said the teen driver was tr
Florida inmate dies while being treated for nausea at jail
FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate undergoing treatment for complaints of nausea and stomach cramps has died.The Lakeland Ledgerreportsthe Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Monday death of 51-year-old Tyrone Shippee. His cause of death is pending an autopsy and toxicology repor
After Thousand Oaks, daughter's death in yoga studio shooting, 'time for silence is over'
Jeff Binkley knew it was inevitable: Someone, on some day, would be killed in yet another mass shooting.
Sheriff Investigates Death Of Inmate At Polk County Jail
According to the sheriff's office, paramedics were called to the jail at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, when inmate Tyrone Shippee, 51, of Lake Afred became unresponsive.
Bartow Man Beaten And Shot: Convicted Felon On The Run | 970 WFLA
Police say during a birthday party an argument between 31 year old Christopher Downs and 26 year old William Cooper turned violent. According to the police report, Cooper left the party, but was confronted by Downs who fired several shots from a handgun, one round hitting Cooper in the back. Downs
'A tragic accident' two women hit and killed crossing street in Auburndale
AUBURNDALE, Fla, (WFLA) - - Police call it a tragic accident, and it's shaken a small Polk County community.
Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacks deputy in jail, Broward Sheriff's Office says
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is facing new charges after he reportedly attacked a deputy in jail, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
Man dies after tire blowout on I-4 in Polk County
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a man was killed after one of his tires blew out and he ran into a light post on I-4 in Polk County Sunday.The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 31.Troopers said 47-year-old Jon MacDonough of Naples was
McDonald's: Cheap burgers on Wednesday for Customer Appreciation Day
Get 59 cent hamburgers and 69 cent cheeseburgers at participating restaurants in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, Ft. Myers and Naples.
Polk County Teacher 1st Out Lesbian Elected to School Board in Florida
POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- History was made on election night in Polk County. Sarah Fortney became the first out lesbian to win a school board race in the state of Florida, according to civil rights organization Equality Florida. Fortney, 57, a science teacher at Stambaugh Middle School in Auburndale, sai
South Florida caregiver left woman alone in hot bathtub for hours, police say
MARGATE, Fla.- A North Lauderdale woman was arrested Friday after she left a woman suffering from dementia alone in a hot bathtub for about four hours, police said.
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove affected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. “If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by o
ALDI Debuts Fresh Design Of Remodeled Haines City Store Nov. 15
HAINES CITY, FL -- To celebrate the reopening of the Haines City store, 35770 Highway 27, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8:25 a.m., immediately followed by its popular Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers.
Family of man killed by former Lakeland City Commissioner releases statement
Michael Dunn, the former Lakeland city commissioner wasindicted in the murder of Christobal Lopezafter he reportedly shot and killed Lopez at the Vets Army and Navy Surplus store for allegedly shoplifting from the store on October 3, 2018.
Amanda Shires - Gram Parsons' Derry Down - Winter Haven, Florida - Soundblab - Soundblab
There are a handful of venerable listening rooms and dance halls in Texas that have been graced by the presence of undisputed songwriting legends.Places like Anderson Fair in Houston, The Cactus Cafe in Austin, and Gruene Hall in New Braunfels have had the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Lucinda Williams
Community rallies around family after deliberate fire destroys home
The Williams want to re-build, but are not able to rely on insurance to help. They didn’t have any. Margaret said they tried to get it, but company after company told them the house was not in good enough shape to qualify.