Polk County

Small Church Stops Nation's Largest Medical Marijuana Facility From Moving Into Fla. Town Many top officials from Polk County and the city of Lake Wales tried to stop but couldn’t get it done; instead a small church was able to prevent the largest medical marijuana facility in the country to be moving into Lake Wales.
Police: Disney, Universal Orlando Employees Arrested In Child Sex StingPolice arrested 16 people, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando employees, in a sex sting operation.
3 Found Dead In South Lakeland Home
Polk County State Attorney Blasts Police ChiefPolk County's state attorney has written a letter to Lakeland's city manager, criticizing what he calls the city's inaction in the face of scandals at the Lakeland Police Department.
The Current: Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, WEDU's Human Trafficking Film, Florida Dance Theatre and a Controversial New Photo Exhibit
Former Fla. Judicial Assistant Alleges Harassment A former Florida judicial assistant says in a complaint filed Wednesday that she was fired this month for reporting an affair between a Polk County judge and a bailiff and was later sexually harassed by that bailiff.
Police: Bus Driver Staged Fight Between StudentsA local bus driver is facing several charges after reportedly staging a fight between two arguing students in an attempt to resolve the conflict.
Deputies: Lakeland Meth Trafficker Flushed His ConfessionA man accused of being a methamphetamine trafficker allegedly confessed — and then flushed the detective's recorder down the toilet.
4-Year-Old Child Dies In Mobile Home FireA 4-year-old child was found dead in a mobile home that burned in Polk County.
Polk County Child Sex Sting: How Parents Can Protect Their Children
Teacher, Sex Offender Arrested In Child Sex Sting
Polk County Confirms 6th Positive Rabies Case

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