Lake Wales

Toddler Hit By Bus While Trick-Or-Treating

Authorities say a 2-year-old died while trick-or-treating for Halloween when he was hit by bus.


(Photo credit: HEIKO JUNGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Mother Chains 7-Year-Old Son’s Hands, Stabs Him Repeatedly

A Florida mother was arrested for chaining her 7-year-old son’s hands and then stabbing him repeatedly.


File photo of small plane crash. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Horrific Loss’: Family Of 6 Killed In Small Plane Crash In Florida Swamp

Officials in a rural stretch of central Florida are investigating a small plane crash with no survivors.

CBS Tampa–06/07/2012

A Florida couple was arrested after they were found having sex on a street, which the man explained was because they simply had nowhere else to go.  (Photo Credit: Geno Knight/CBS Tampa)

Man Charged with Fatally Stabbing His Grandmother

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — A Polk County man is charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of his grandmother. A sheriff’s office report says 23-year-old Christopher Chase Whaley was scheduled to have […]

CBS Tampa–04/30/2012

Booking Photo: Jasper Aristotle Smiddie (Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Statewide Alert Seeks Grandson Of Murdered Woman

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Deputies in Lake Wales are looking for a 19-year old man in connection with the death of his grandmother.

CBS Tampa–02/07/2012

A new Florida state law allows county jails to now housing juveniles and adult felons under the same roof, causing a stir amongst local Polk County leaders. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Juveniles, Convicted Felons Under Same Roof in Florida Jail

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.


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