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VIDEO ' Store owner shoots man who's stealing beer in Lakeland, Fla.
The owner of a Lakeland, Fla. convenience store is charged with attempted murder after shooting a man who attempted to steal three 18-packs of Natural Ice Beer. (Video courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office.)
Police shoot man who pointed gun at them at hotel in Winter Haven, officers say
When police arrived and approached him, they say he reached into his pocket, grabbed the gun and pointed it at the five officers, who then fired at him.
Man dead following house fire in Kissimmee, officials say
A man has been found dead after a house fire broke out early Thursday in Kissimmee, officials said.Officials with the Osceola County Fire Department said the fire was reported at a home on Foraker Way in Kissimmee just after 6 a.m.AdvertisementThe name of the man found dead has not been released.The
Man dead, woman hurt after Osceola house fire
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.- A house fire in Osceola County Thursday morning left one man dead and his wife injured, according to fire rescue officials.
Clerk arrested for shooting man who stole beer
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Rennie Defoe, Jr. of Plant City, entered the Shell gas station in Lakeland at approximately 11:40 Tuesday night, July 17.
State issues alert for 2 missing children from West Palm Beach
Officials said the children are believed to be in the company of their mother, 34-year-old Sondra Smolen. Palm Beach Sheriff's deputies said they found Sondra Smolen car's, a brown 2009 Kia Rondo on Wendesday, but there was no sign of her or the children.
South Florida man used gun tied to weather balloon to fake his murder
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.- Possibly inspired by an episode from a popular television show, a South Florida man concocted an elaborate plot to make his suicide appear like a murder, police said.
Florida store owner accused of shooting Natural Ice thief, charged with attempted murder
Officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, 43-year-old Rennie Defoe Jr. walked into the Shell gas station store at 125 Combee Road North in Lakeland, picked up three 18-packs of Nature Ice beer and walked out of the store without paying.
Orange County homicide at apartment near Orange Blossom Trail
On Wednesday,a man and woman were found dead in an apartment in Parramore.Also on Wednesday,a man was found dead outside the Windsor Cove apartments in Pine Hills.A toddler died inside a home off John Young ParkwayWednesday, but Orlando Police have not said if the death is suspicious.A 21-year-old p
Broward Woman Killed Mom After Being Left Out of Will: Cops
Gabriella Perero allegedly told her mother, "You destroyed my life, so I'm going to destroy you."
Cirque Du Soleil on ice comes to South Florida
"The best way to describe it is half 'Alice in Wonderland,' half 'Frozen,'" said Jack Atherton, a trapeze aerialist.
Swimming advisory issued for several South Florida beaches
Enterococci could cause human disease, infections, or illness. The bacteria likely appeared from fecal pollution.
Florida man's license suspended for crime he did not commit
“It is hard on you, I mean, when you discover all of the sudden you are a felon and you have never done anything wrong that is hard to swallow,” Neely tells us, “and it is just hard to deal with, it really is.”
Woman taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries being shot during Dunedin home invasion
DUNEDIN, Fla. — A woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was shot during a home invasion in Dunedin, deputies say.
Winter Haven officer-involved shooting injures man
When officers arrived, the subject pulled out a weapon from his pocket and pointed it at police, according to the agency. Officers fired their weapons on the subject and he was struck multiple times, police said.
Winter Haven Police Shoot Man Who Pointed Gun At Them
WINTER HAVEN, FL – Winter Haven Police are investigating officer-involved shooting at the Royal Inn, 3525 Lake Alfred Rd. (U.S.17) in Winter Haven.
Whale shark spotted off South Florida coast
OFF PALM BEACH, Fla.- A massive whale shark provided a treat over the weekend for boaters off the South Florida coast.TheSun-Sentinelreports Lisa Interlandi and others were off the Palm Beach coast Sunday when they spotted the shark.More News HeadlinesFlorida beach closed after 2 shark bites in 5 mi
Sex offender arrested for masturbating near children at Lakeland park
While the responding officer searched for the suspect, another officer checked a silver SUV in the parking lot. The officer found out it was registered to 59-year-old Danny Torres Valentin, who matched the description of the suspect.
FSU President announces decision on Eppes statue, Roberts building
In his explanation, President Thrasher writes, "to keep the statue located at the front gates of campus is to give Eppes a level of prominence that is simply not appropriate."
Lake Wales Native To Appear In Disney Channel's Stuck In The Middle
This Lake Wales native has since moved on from the small town stage to the big and small screens of film and television, which includes his upcoming role in the Disney Channel sitcom, “Stuck In The Middle.”