Polk County

File photo of marijuana. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2014

Booking photo of Matthew Myers, an employee at Universal Studios who was arrested on several charges, including traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child. (credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Disney, Universal Orlando Employees Arrested In Child Sex Sting

Police arrested 16 people, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando employees, in a sex sting operation.

CBS Tampa–07/03/2014

File Photo of cop car. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

3 Found Dead In South Lakeland Home

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of three people found inside a house in south Lakeland. The victims were discovered late Monday night in the home on Old […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

File photo of scales in a courtroom.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Polk County State Attorney Blasts Police Chief

Polk 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.

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013

Carol Erkes leads her dancers in rehearsal at Lakeland's Florida Dance Theatre (photo credit: Franco Ripple/CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, WEDU’s Human Trafficking Film, Florida Dance Theatre and a Controversial New Photo Exhibit

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 22nd) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione on Tampa’s […]

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2013

File photo of a school bus. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Bus Driver Staged Fight Between Students

A local bus driver is facing several charges after reportedly staging a fight between two arguing students in an attempt to resolve the conflict.

05/12/2013

Credit: Polk Country Sheriff's Office

Deputies: Lakeland Meth Trafficker Flushed His Confession

A man accused of being a methamphetamine trafficker allegedly confessed — and then flushed the detective’s recorder down the toilet.

CBS Tampa–11/24/2012

A 4-year-old is believed dead in a mobile home fire. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

4-Year-Old Child Dies In Mobile Home Fire

A 4-year-old child was found dead in a mobile home that burned in Polk County.

07/18/2012

File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Polk County Child Sex Sting: How Parents Can Protect Their Children

After a 10-day long investigation, 38 men have been arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex and other crimes, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Operation Cyber Child was conducted by the […]

06/11/2012

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 930 other followers