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The death of a baby who broiled in a hot car in southwest Florida last month has led to two arrests. The 1-year-old's mother, Adriana Alicia Espinosa, 23, of Lake Placid was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and...
Tags: Police Arrests, Heat Stroke
A Port Charlotte woman reported missing after she disappeared from her birthday celebration was hit and killed by a car Saturday morning while walking down Interstate 4 a few miles southeast of the Walt Disney World property. At about 4:30 a.m.,...
The arrests of two Poinciana men late last week may have crippled a $2.2 million methamphetamine ring run from a Polk County home, federal court officials say. The Polk County Sheriff's Office called it the largest seizure of methamphetamines in the...
An 86-year-old Lakeland-area woman fatally shot her son in self-defense after he punched her in the face and they exchanged gunfire, officials said Saturday. No charges are expected against Nancy Pennypacker, who gunned down 64-year-old William...
A newlywed ditched his wife at an upscale Orlando-area resort in hopes of having sex with a prostitute, joining nearly 100 others caught in a sex sting that has expanded into a criminal probe of a popular website. Backpage.com, a website that allows...
FloriDUHLast Friday evening, a "routine” traffic stop in east Polk County resulted in the largest seizure of meth in the county’s history, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. When detectives pulled over a white Jeep...
Tags: Methamphetamine (drug)
The Polk County Sheriff's Office entered the fast-paced and competitive mobile industry by launching a mobile app -- the first of its kind among Central Florida law enforcement agencies. The best parts of the FLPolkSO app, available today for Apple...
FloriDUHGet a clue, dude. If you're online and think you're chatting with a mom or aunt who is looking for a middle-aged man to hook-up with their adolescent daughter or niece, or as it's called - a little 'family fun' - well, think again. On Thursday...
Tags: Auburndale, Sex Crimes, Craigslist, Inc., Trials
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer. Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones, larger versions of...
FloriDUHWhich looked more like a deer caught in the headlights -- the lawyer who hit the deer or the deer itself? William "Bill" Evans, of Bartow, a 56-year-old Bartow defense lawyer who is currently on probation for Disorderly Conduct and had spent a year in...
KTLA NewsLAKELAND, Fla. -- A 14-year-old girl who authorities say secretly gave birth to a son and then strangled him, will be prosecuted as an adult. Cassidy Goodson is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. She was arrested Sept. 28 after...
Tags: Abusive Behavior, Murder
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