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Polk County Sheriff's Office

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  • Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive

    The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground clipped the strings of a parachute Saturday in Florida, flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane nose-first into grass.
  • Grandson of Bobby Bowden one of two men killed in car accident

    Grandson of Bobby Bowden one of two men killed in car accident
    Harrowing details are emerging Thursday afternoon in a single-car crash that killed the grandson of former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden. A second man died and a third had to wait several hours to be rescued from a car mostly submerged in...

    Mom in Florida cyber bullying case is charged with child abuse

    Mom in Florida cyber bullying case is charged with child abuse
    The mother of one of the girls charged in the Florida case of cyber bullying has been arrested on charges of abusing children, the Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. Vivian Vosburg, the mother of one of the girls, has been taken into custody...

    Reports: Terry Jones arrested with 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans

    Reports: Terry Jones arrested with 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans
    Florida officials have arrested radical anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones as he was on his way to a Sept. 11 event where he planned to burn 2,998 Korans, according to local news reports Wednesday. Jones is best known for stoking Muslim anger by publicly...