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Polk man arrested for possession of child porn

Lakeland, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a 22-year-old man on 15 counts of child porn.  

On November 25, several bags belonging to Michael Wright were discarded in front of a residence on Skyview Boulevard.  A neighbor found the property and asked the homeowner if she could collect the discarded bags. The neighbor was told yes and took the bags to her home. 

Polk man arrested for possession of child porn

Lakeland, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a 22-year-old man on 15 counts of child pornography.

On November 25, several bags belonging to Michael Wright were discarded in front of a residence on Skyview Boulevard. A neighbor found the bags and asked the homeowner if she could collect the discarded property. The neighbor was told yes and took the bags to her home. 

Crash between dump truck, motorcycle leaves two dead

Polk County, Florida -- A fatal crash between a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and a Republic Services Inc. trash removal truck occurred on Saturday, November 30. 

According to reports, the crash occurred shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Groveglen Lane. Stanley and Yvette Cox were traveling south on Lakeland Highlands Road on their motorcycle. The garbage truck, driven by Bobby Caswelll, had just finished picking up garbage in the Grove Glen West subdivision and was attempting to cross over Lakeland Highlands Road.

Police search for person who threw puppy in dumpster

Winter Haven, Florida -- A 4-month-old Rottweiler puppy has died after police say he was thrown in a dumpster. Now, authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who allegedly tried to kill the animal.

A man walking his dog Thanksgiving evening found the puppy behind the Royal Inn at 3525 Lake Alfred Road NW in Winter Haven. The puppy was reportedly wrapped tightly in three plastic bags.

Florida Mayor accused of possessing and selling drugs

HAMPTON, Fla. (AP) -- A north Florida sheriff has filed drug charges against a local mayor, saying Bradford County isn't Toronto.

Hampton Mayor Barry Layne Moore was arrested Monday afternoon in Polk County on a Bradford County warrant.

Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith drew a comparison between Moore and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack cocaine while he was in a drunken stupor.

Authorities say Moore faces charges of possessing and selling Oxycodone.

Gun still missing after mom accidentally shoots daughter

Winter Haven, Florida -- Police say they need help finding the gun involved in what's being described as an accidental shooting.

52-year-old Adele Bing had been in an argument with her boyfriend earlier in the day. When her daughter Ruby Bing -- who was holding her 4-month-old baby -- knocked on the door, Bing grabbed a gun and opened it, thinking it was her boyfriend. 

Bartow police: Be Thankful, and be warned!!

Bartow police: Be Thankful, and be warned!!

Bartow, FL -- Bartow police want folks to be thankful for their health and safety this year, so they plan to beef-up seatbelt enforcement around turkey day.

The Bartow Police Department is kicking off a new round of "Click It or Ticket Enforcement", they recently announced.

The increased efforts and eyes on Bartow-area roads will begin immediately and run through December 1, 2013.