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Des Moines is in the running to host the NAACP National Convention for the year 2022. Tuesday morning, the Polk County Board of Supervisors approved... [Read More]
A man has been given 10 years in prison for using a stick or broom handle to kill a Des Moines resident. Polk County District... [Read More]
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The editorial cartoon of June 14 about people lining up for long enough to grow a beard at the Department of Motor Vehicles was cute... [Read More]
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The Lake Wales Charter Schools District board voted unanimously this week to empower its attorney, Robin Gibson, to take legal action against the Polk County... [Read More]
Polk County's Environmental Lands program has closed a portion of Alligator Alley and all of Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve for... [Read More]
Polk County Commissioner John Hall wants county employees to have the option of bringing guns to work.Hall cited the recent mass shooting at a municipal... [Read More]
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Autopsy results, released Tuesday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, indicate fatal injuries sustained in the death of 22-year-old Kara Hanvey of Sebring were ruled... [Read More]
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Following the deaths of four members in a West Des Moines home, Local 5 is looking into exactly what it takes to obtain a permit... [Read More]
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Fire rescue is asking for $8.9 million during the next fiscal year largely in response to the deadly November 2018 fire.        ... [Read More]
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The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it's already received two reports of black bears in the area. June is the start of... [Read More]
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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with a suspicious death case. [Read More]
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Tuesday, June 18, 2019 report. [Read More]
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A 40-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash in Frostproof, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. [Read More]
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PETA's letter asks the sheriff's office to open an investigation under Iowa's livestock abuse and neglect laws and "pursue all appropriate charges."        ... [Read More]
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The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a witness called 911 Saturday after seeing 74-year-old Linda Wages and her 47-year-old daughter fighting inside a car. [Read More]
Details remain scarce in the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday morning in the median of U.S. 92 near Saddle Creek Park.... [Read More]
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9-1-1 Call Reveals Moments Before Mom, 76, Shot - Lakeland, FL - The Polk County Sheriff released a 9-1-1 call of the motorist who witnessed... [Read More]
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Deputy Christopher Johnston fired into the parked vehicle and shot Linda Wages, 76, as the woman physically struggled with her daughter, Wendy Schutte, 47. The... [Read More]
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The call about smoke in the mountains came around 8 a.m. on Monday morning. [Read More]
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The Family Dollar store sells many things but rats usually aren't one of them. [Read More]
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