| May 14, 2013
| 11:41 AM
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...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Last 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...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:16 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Get 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.
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:59 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:54 AM
Which 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:09 PM
LAKELAND, 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...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 4:48 AM
Detectives arrested Lori Hamilton, 42, on Thursday and charged her with abusing a 4-year-old boy, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives determined Hamilton frequently locked the 4-year-old in a kitchen cabinet,...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Oliver “Dan” Durfey is not only running for office — he's also apparently on the run from lawmen.
On Friday, deputies issued a warrant for the arrest of 54-year-old Oliver “Dan” Durfey, of Kissimmee, to face charges of...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:41 AM
Robert Kampsen, a former Dundee Town Council member, was arrested after he was seen taking money from a parked car in a Dundee home's driveway, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
According to the affidavit, a woman looked...