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Fatal Lakeland shooting under investigation

Fatal Lakeland shooting under investigation

Polk County, FL -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently working a fatal shooting in the 1700 block of West Paker Street.

Authorities tell 10 News that at this time information is limited, but stay with us and as we get more information we will update you.

12 arrested for prostitution in Polk County

Lakeland, Florida -- Polk County detectives arrested 12 women after receiving  complaints of prostitution activity in Lakeland.

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An undercover operation was conducted that focused mainly on the areas of Ohio Street, Wabash Avenue, and Arizona Avenue.

Of the 12 suspects arrested, eight had three or more prior arrests for prostitution, and those eight were charged with Third or Subsequent Offense to Solicit Prostitution.

Those arrested were:

Hero Central: Volunteer doctors impacting Polk County

Winter Haven, Florida - The ability to afford healthcare is a growing concern for many Americans, but for the uninsured there's a larger problem: untreated medical conditions.

Fred Nichols experienced some problems with his vision. While he wanted to see a physician, he also knew he didn't have insurance and couldn't afford to have his eyes checked.  He worried until he found a state program that assisted him in getting medical care.

"The program connected me with some doctors who were volunteering their services in the community. They helped me and I appreciate each one of them," Nichols said.

Lakeland Police arrest vehicle burglary suspect

Lakeland Police arrest vehicle burglary suspect

Lakeland, Florida -- Lakeland police arrest a man who claimed to be gator fishing in a local subdivision with vehicle burglary.

According to Lakeland police, Officer Shawn Hohnstreiter responded to a call in the Bridgewater subdivision on Jan. 5 at approximately 7:50 a.m. of a suspicious person carrying a green backpack hopping fences in back yards of the subdivision.

Hohnstreiter arrived in the area and observed a man walking near a lake in the subdivision.

The man, identified as Rodney Leon Boyd, Jr., 19, of 5309 Oakway Drive in Lakeland was soaking wet.

Boyd claimed he was just coming out of the lake and had been gator fishing. Officer Hohnstreiter observed a green backpack in the lake, fished it out, and found it contained various items of property.

Watch Kathleen High students talk to astronauts in space

Watch Kathleen High students talk to astronauts in space

Lakeland, Florida -- Kathleen High student will be able to interactive with NASA astronauts in space next week during a Q & A session.

The Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) of Lakeland's Kathleen High will be the only school in Florida and one of five in the country to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during Expedition 25/26, according to a release on the Polk County Schools website.

The NASA Teaching From Space Office has confirmed the signal satelitte transmission between ISS astronauts and CFAA students for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Lakeland police search for grand theft suspect

Lakeland police search for grand theft suspect

LAKELAND, Florida -- Lakeland Police are attempting to identify suspects of a grand theft that occurred at a Marshalls on Nov. 23, 2010, at approximately 3:30 pm.

Three black males entered the store, 3615 S. Florida Ave., placed merchandise in bags, and fled when store security approached them. Security cameras captured the images on the right of one of the suspects.

If you can identify this suspect, contact the Lakeland Police Department, (863) 834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.

Atheist group upset over donation to churches

BARTOW, Florida (AP) -- An atheist group is upset over the Polk County Sheriff's recent decision to donate jailhouse basketball equipment to eight churches.

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Atheists of Florida on Tuesday formally requested information from the sheriff's office, including how much the equipment is worth and how much taxpayer money was involved. The group contends Sheriff Grady Judd violated separation of church and state by giving the equipment to churches instead of schools or parks.

Just before Christmas, Judd ordered the removal of the basketball goals, saying, "going to jail isn't fun and games."

The atheist group says it will decide on its next step after receiving the requested information.