A Bartow man is dead in an apparent road rage incident that started on U.S. 98 and ended on the property of a closed pediatrics facility.
Read more: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180706/pcso-bartow-man-impaled-in-fatal-us-98-road-rage-crash
Audio provided by Polk County Sheriff's Office.
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Partial transcript, provided by Polk County Sheriff's Office:
"1:09 - I texted him when he was supposed to be off school, and I texted him and texted him and I got no response so I started walking down the street and
stuff, and I saw him walking, and he brought me into the woods, and he
took my baseball bat and he...
A former law enforcement officer is accused of drunken driving in a hit-and-run crash. Five middle school students who were walking home on the shoulder were struck — killing one and injuring the other four, including one severely.
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A Lakeland man is in critical condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest after breaking down a front door, according to the Lakeland Police Department.
READ MORE: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180128/lakeland-police-department-homeowner-shoots-19-year-old-man-in-chest-after-he-broke-into-home
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Travis Burton, 30, of Haines City, for kidnapping and sexual battery of a minor, which the PCSO says occurred Saturday in the Davenport area.
READ MORE: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171205/haines-city-man-accused-of-raping-girl-16