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Meth trafficker allegedly flushed recorded confession in Polk
A man accused of being a methamphetamine trafficker allegedly confessed — and then flushed the detective's recorder down the toilet.
Published on 11/24/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Lakeland man, 54, killed in motorcycle crash

A Lakeland motorcyclist was killed after a car pulled in front of him Sunday evening in Polk County.

Published on 11/04/12
Updated on 03/13/13
Police: Wounded shooting victim uses gun to fire back - again

For the second time in 18 months, a club concert promoter used his legally concealed gun to fend off an attacker, police said.

Published on 10/02/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Lakeland woman found guilty in baby's death
A Lakeland woman faces life in prison after jurors found her guilty in the starvation death of her 5-month-old daughter.
Published on 06/22/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Police dogs from around the nation compete in Lakeland
With barely a woof and many a sniff, police canines from around the country are gathering in Lakeland this week to see who will be top dog.
Published on 05/23/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Lakeland police: Man beat McDonald's manager over slow service
The suspect went to the restaurant and was not served, then returned with a bat and attacked the manager, police said.
Published on 04/23/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Police K-9 bites suspect during arrest in Lakeland

Police officers say a K-9 named Quanto did what he was supposed to when he saw a suspect struggling with his handler during an arrest. He bit the suspect.

Published on 04/12/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Polk teen arrested after gun found at school
A student was arrested at a central Florida high school after he was found with a gun at school.
Published on 03/01/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Polk pastor found dead five months after church shooting

A pastor was found dead in his home five months after he was wounded during a shooting at Lakeland church that also wounded another pastor.

Published on 02/21/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Two men arrested in shooting death in Lakeland
Two suspects are in custody after an early morning shooting that left a 29-year-old man dead after a robbery.
Published on 02/01/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Lakeland officer Crispin remembered for professionalism, bravery

Thousands of law enforcement officers pay their final respects to slain Officer Arnulfo Crispin, who "made a big impact from the beginning."

Published on 12/27/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Thousands expected at funeral for slain Lakeland police officer

The officer's funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Church, 1401 Griffin Road in Lakeland. After the funeral, a procession will go to Oakhill Cemetery, 4620 U.S. Hwy. 98 S.

Published on 12/26/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Positive attitude propelled officer
Arnulfo Crispin wanted to be a police officer since he was a kid.
Published on 12/23/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Coach, two others arrested on child-sex charges

The Polk cases are unrelated.

Published on 12/14/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Police: Bodies in Lakeland coal shipments were accidental deaths
For the second time in two days, power plant employees have found a body in a shipment of coal, the Lakeland Police Department said.
Published on 12/13/11
Updated on 03/21/13