Polk County man accused of murder gets 20 years in prison for manslaughter
Darin Shaw, accused of murdering 31-year-old Joseph Sieg, was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Polk County searches for new leads on woman missing 10 years
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — Officials in Wisconsin are trying to generate fresh leads in the 10-year-old disappearance of a 21-year-old woman from St. Croix...
Polk County Citizens' Guide to County Finances
Updated information on the county’s financial state is now available in the latest Popular Annual Financial Report prepared by Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller Stacy Butterfield. The report provides citizens with a brief analysis of where county revenues come from and how these dollars are spent.
Polk County rises to the top of the class
School district ranks first in recent state test score results COLUMBUS — After spending the last several years as the state’s salutatorian, Polk County Schools has finally risen to the top of the North Carolina class. Polk County was recently ranked as the highest performing district in the state for the 2017-2018 school year, with …
10 arrested in Polk County pill mill bust
Investigators in Polk County arrested 10 people in an ongoing pill mill operation. Officials said those arrested were either getting paid to fill fraudulent prescriptions or were going to different doctors within a short time period to obtain large amounts of pain pills.
What Polk County leaders are considering for flood relief
DES MOINES - The Polk County Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday on a flood assistance program to help low-income residents replace water heaters, furnaces and electrical panels.
Polk County apologizes for unexpected CSX crossing closures
10 railroad crossings will be closed in the coming days and weeks.
Achievement Academy's Top Chef of Polk County
Top 10 movies filmed in Polk County
Though not many of these films were commercially successful at the box office, Polk County has caught the attention of Hollywood location scouts for
Polk County School District recognizes top volunteers
Six volunteers were honored with recognition and awards Thursday at the 2017 Polk County Public Schools Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards Program.
Unbelievable Video From Polk County This Morning After Tornado
A dump truck overturned. A roof torn off. Downed power lines. Just some of the incredible video from this morning as the sunrise shows the damage our area suffered overnight with the outer bands of Tropical Storm Nestor. This afternoon the Natonal Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Katheleen, Florida. JUST IN …
13 men arrested in Polk County child predator operation
Thirteen men have been arrested in Polk County’s latest crackdown on sexual predators in a weeklong undercover operation called Cyber Guardian Fall Haul.
Joint Lake & Polk County Sex Sting Yields 101 Arrests
An undercover cyber crime prostitution and child-sex sting conducted jointly by the Lake and Polk county sheriff's offices netted 101 arrests Tuesday. Of those arrested was an Orlando community ...
Photos: Polk County high school football previews for Week 10
The Ledger’s staff writers Roy Fuoco and Bill Kemp breakdown the games for Week 10 of the 2018 season on Friday night. All games 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Lakeland is 10 and OH!
We're weeks away from finding out exactly how good this Lakeland High football team is, but on Friday night — well, actually 10 straight weeks under
TREMENDOUS 10: A look at Polk County's top prep performances
Each Wednesday the sports staff of The Ledger announces the “Tremendous 10” performances by area high school athletes. These athletes received the top nominations for the week of April 29 to May 4. Send Tremendous 10 nominations to Roy Fuoco by 3 p.m. every Monday. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jury: Polk County mom should be executed for killing her 6-year-old
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury has recommended that a woman should be executed for murdering her 6-year-old daughter while imposing a life term for slaying her father. A Polk County jury retu…
Man died from meth overdose before he was eaten by alligator in Polk County
Michael Ford, 45, was found face down in a canal in Fort Meade on June 27 and Polk County Sheriff’s investigators theorized he might have drowned before an alligator began eating the man̵…
Albany man gets 10 years for selling large quantity of meth in Polk County
An Albany man caught selling "super substantial" quantities of meth during several undercover narcotics stings was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Two Polk County Teens Killed On Their Way To Frostproof High
Two Polk County siblings were killed in a car crash on their way to Frostproof High School Friday morning where they are students at the school.