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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

VIDEO: Motorists blow through Lakeland red lights at alarming rate, police say

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Lakeland police have noticed a lot more vehicles running red lights lately. To highlight the problem, the agency released a video compilation of distracted drivers who were caught on traffic cameras running red lights at intersections in Lakeland. Thankfully, the agency said

WFLA.COM - 2018-01-17 21:16:10

Body of missing cave diver recovered by Marion County deputies, officials say

Marion County deputies announced they have recovered the body of a missing cave diver from Orlando. Alexander McKeeman disappeared Dec. 27 while diving at Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. Marion County deputies announced they have recovered the body of a missing cave diver from Orlando. Alexande

WESH - 2018-01-17 23:48:00

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

Noor Salman, widow of Pulse nightclub gunman, to appear in federal court

ORLANDO, Fla. - The widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen will be back in a federal courtroom in Orlando for three days of new hearings. A closed motion hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon for Noor Salman. The hearings come ahead of her trial, which is set to begin in March. D

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-01-17 13:20:02

22 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Wednesday, Jan. 17Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. Thursday, Jan. 18Thursday Jazz Jams 8 pm at Austin's Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park Leisure Chief 10:30 pm at Ta

ORLANDOWEEKLY.COM - 2018-01-17 08:00:00

Haines City police searching for 19-year-old suspect wanted for possession of child pornography

HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Haines City police are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who is wanted for possession of child pornography. Police say Genar Smith Jr. was recently seen at the Lakeland Manor Apartment Complex with his 17-year-old girlfriend. The girl's mother reported her daughter as a

WFLA.COM - 2018-01-16 03:02:41

Winter Haven looking for robbery suspect

Winter Haven Police Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who committed an armed robbery Jan. 12 at the Family Dollar Store, 2016 Ave. T NW. WINTER HAVEN - Winter Haven Police Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who committe

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-16 21:25:25

Murder charge filed against Jacksonville woman found with daughter's body in W. Va.

A Jacksonville mother is now charged in her daughter's murder, according to a Florida affidavit for arrest warrant obtained by Action News Jax. Erica Newsome, 37, was arrested in West Virginia in August. Police say she removed the body of her child, 11-year-old Kaye-lea Plummer, from her car after g

FOX30JAX.COM - 2018-01-17 03:46:25

Police ID Jacksonville man killed in Sunday food mart shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police on Tuesday identified a 33-year-old man killed in a double shooting over the weekend at a North Jacksonville convenience store. Gregory Lamar Carodine was among those gathered at Highland Food Mart on Monaco Drive near Dunn Avenue about 2:35 p.m. Sunday when gunfire rang

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-01-16 16:28:11

Jacksonville woman loses 13-year-old Chihuahua in house fire

A Jacksonville woman is warning others after she says a mistake sent her home up in flames, killing her 13-year-old Chihuahua. Barbara Bassett said she was sharing her oxygen with her dog when her cigarette sparked a fire at her home on Necia Drive. "I tried so hard to get him out of that fire," Bas

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-01-18 00:06:13

Man recovering after Northside shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an overnight shooting on the Northside that sent one man to the hospital According to JSO, around 1:59 a.m. officers were called to the intersection of Faye Road and Eastport Road. Police found the injured man was shot at least

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-01-17 13:23:24

Jacksonville neighbors say power goes out several times per week

"I got up and it was cold, really cold. Then I realized the power was off," Clark Smith said. Jaguars fans plan quick round-trip to Foxborough for AFC Championship game Watch Live: Countdown to Kickoff, 7 p.m. Action Sports Jax: Pile On Podcast with Brent & Dan He and other neighbors say the power g

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-01-18 00:08:52

Man shot in chest on Northside, being treated for non-life threatening injuries

Police were called to Faye Road and Eastport Road around 2 a.m. on Wednesday in response to someone shot. When they arrived police found a man who had been shot at least once in the chest while he was at a house in the 2000 block of Faye Road. The victim called 911 and drove to the intersection wher

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2018-01-17 13:55:00

Jacksonville teen says woman snatched her purse in Walmart parking lot

An 18-year-old says a woman pulled up in a car next to her at a Jacksonville Walmart and snatched her purse as she loaded groceries into her car Friday. The teenager said she did not want to be identified because the thief got away with her driver's license and other personal information. She tells

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-01-16 23:27:09

Sheriff Mike Williams: 2017 Saw An Uptick In Jacksonville Human Trafficking Cases

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams R / WJCT News More people in Northeast Florida have been making calls to a national human trafficking hotline. That may be due to a bump in public awareness, not necessarily because more people are being trafficked. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said the area

WJCT.ORG - 2018-01-16 21:36:48

Identifying skull, bone incomplete

The investigation into a skull and femur found in Wayne National Forest in November continues. On Nov. 25, an out-of-state hunter was in the woods in Aid Township and came across a skull. He notified the sheriff's office and deputies collected the skull. During a search of the area, deputies came ac

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-01-17 02:44:00

PALS helps Fluor-BWXT employees give

Portsmouth Area Ladies (PALS) assemble at Oscar's Restaurant for their membership meeting. Far right, Shania Logan (one of FBP's past interns) and Deneen Revel-FBP Public Affairs Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth's Deneen Revel, Public Affairs, meets with Tess Midkiff to discuss PALS' projects. After nearly a

PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES - 2018-01-17 22:00:20

Kids say yes; parents say no to Tuesday's snow

HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday, people spent their mornings prepping for snow. "The most important thing is to stay back from our trucks, stay back a safe distance," said Bobby Smith with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Road crews were not the only ones staying busy and keeping safe. "We jus

WYMT.COM - 2018-01-16 21:51:00

Six members, including leader, of eight-member meth ring sentenced

Six members of an eight-member methamphetamine use and trafficking ring, which was led by a former Letcher County resident, were sentenced in Pike Circuit Court Friday to serve at least 10 years in prison. Those six members included alleged ring leader Kelly Bice Jr., 33, of Georgia, formerly of Neo

APPALACHIAN NEWS-EXPRESS - 2018-01-16 10:00:00