BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a career criminal died in his sleep in a jail cell. Officials say 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes of Lakeland was unresponsive when deputies tried to wake […]
A Polk County sheriff’s detention deputy and a Highlands County mother have been charged after the woman’s child was left in a hot car and died.
The Lakeland mother accused of killing her 1-year-old son will be making her first court appearance.
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A single engine plane has burst into flames after crashing along a highway in southwest Florida.
Juveniles and adult criminals are now being housed together at the Polk County Jail, a legislative move that has caused a stir among local ACLU and NAACP leaders arguing for appropriate detention rights for juveniles.