Lakeland Police have identified the man found in the mouth of an alligator earlier this week in Lake Hunter. Richard Zachary Taylor, 72, was identified by his fingerprints, says police. The medical examiner is still conducting a toxicology report. The alligator was captured late Tuesday and authorities confirmed it had remainsContinue Reading

Officials in Polk County have reported a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse this week. The eighteen month old, unvaccinated Quarter Horse had not been off the property in at least 6 months. Clinical signs began April 4th and the horse passed on the same day. The caseContinue Reading

In an undisclosed location in Polk County, beginning on Tuesday, March 29, through Monday, April 4, 2016, Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives, along with detectives and investigators from other agencies, conducted a week-long undercover investigation targeting online child predators and arrested 18 suspects. “Operation April’s Fools” included detectives and agents fromContinue Reading