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Woman dies in ATV accident

Woman dies in ATV accident

LAKE WALES, Fla. -- A Plant City woman is dead following an ATV accident, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say 33-year-old Angela Nester was operating a yellow Polaris Trailblazer ATV 4-wheeler when she rode up onto a dirt shoulder and was ejected from the vehicle.

The ATV then reportedly rolled over on top of her.

Nester was declared dead at the scene. Deputies say she was not wearing a helmet.

County offers Special Needs Shelter Program

County offers Special Needs Shelter Program

Polk County, Florida-- Polk County residents with medical conditions that may need assistance during natural disasters, such as hurricanes, may be eligible for the county’s Special Needs Shelter program.

According to Polk County officials, Polk County Emergency Management provides shelters and transports residents with medical or physical conditions left with no other options. 

Those eligible include Polk County residents living in mobile homes, unstable home site structures or areas of the county subject to flooding. 

Highlands Sheriff wins 2nd in Rough Riders Tournament

Highlands Sheriff wins 2nd in Rough Riders Tournament

Highlands County, Florida-- Highlands County Sheriff's Office members participated in the Rough Riders Sporting Clays Tournament, walking away with second place in their inaugural appearance at the event.

The 3rd Annual Cop Cup Sporting Clay Tournament was held this spring at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays.

Other law enforcement agencies who participated in the 2012 event included:

Sheriff's Offices:

Huge July 4th celebration in Bartow

Huge July 4th celebration in Bartow

Bartow, Florida -- Bartow always celebrates the 4th of July in a very big way.

This year, the public is invited to come to Mosaic Park where the celebration begins at 2:30 and lasts until the last firework has disappeared.

Mosaic Park is located next to the Bartow Civic Center, at 2250 South Floral Avenue.

Here are some of the details:

This year's theme of choice is America: "United in the Spirit of Freedom."

Cops: Couple produced child porn with 4-year-old

Cops: Couple produced child porn with 4-year-old

NORTH FORT MYERS, Florida -- It started out with a cell phone found in a shopping cart, and ended with a couple arrested on charges that they engaged in sexual acts with a 4-year-old girl.

The phone was found in a Cape Coral Walmart earlier this month and turned over to law enforcement. An FBI Innocent Images Task Force& agent found child pornography images on the cell phone.

Photo Gallery: Couple arrested for child porn

Department of Health: Well-owners take caution

Department of Health: Well-owners take caution

Bartow, Florida-- The Florida Department of Health released information for well-owners that may experience effects after flood waters from the various storms.

They advise private well-owners to take precautions