Tori Walker, The Ledger

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The Ledger

Lakeland, FL, United States

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Past articles by Tori:

Pit bull blamed for attacking dachshund and biting its owner

Polk County Animal Control is searching Highlands in the Woods in south Lakeland and neighboring subdivisions for the dog that killed Sofia. → Read More

Another multi-car crash on US 98 in Bartow — 2 days, 2 crashes in same area

BARTOW — For the second morning in a row, a multi-vehicle crash occurred in the area of U.S. 98 near Ernest Smith Boulevard, the Florida Highway → Read More

Lakeland company accused of submitting improper invoices pays US government $320,000

The owners of a Lakeland company have paid the U.S. government $320,000 to resolve allegations they submitted improper invoices for work performed in support of the U.S. Army in Afghanistan totaling more than $120,000. → Read More

Lakeland Police Department workers move to unionize

LAKELAND — The members of the communications department of the Lakeland Police Department have taken the first step toward joining a union, → Read More

Lakeland man killed in 3-vehicle crash near Fort Meade

FORT MEADE — A 40-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision early Wednesday when another driver attempted to pass a truck that was → Read More

3-day chase, shooting at sheriff's helicopter land suspect in jail with no bail

HAINES CITY - A 31-year-old faces 39 charges days after the Polk County Sheriff's Office said he stole three vehicles and shot at a PCSO helicopter while leading law enforcement on a three-day chase all around Polk County.Wesley Grace, whose last known address is 7325 Hastings Road in Lake Wales, faces charges ranging from attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer to grand… → Read More

Carbon monoxide gas sends 5 men to hospital

BARTOW — Five men were admitted to local hospitals with carbon monoxide exposure Monday after one of them became unresponsive while cleaning the kitchen at Catfish Country, just north of Bartow. → Read More

Plant City man seeks to help homeless with blessing bags

LAKELAND — A local transient, Captain, wore an excited grin Saturday afternoon as 22-year-old Titus Moye carried 60 blessing bags into Lighthouse Ministries. → Read More

Davenport man held hostage for 3 months says he and 4 young family members still traumatized by ordeal

DAVENPORT — After allegedly spending the last three months of his life as a hostage in his own home, Richard Collins says he feels like he can finally breathe again. → Read More

Body of Haines City man found in Daytona Beach; police say his car involved in hit-and-run

DAYTONA BEACH — The body of a Haines City man was found under his car in a Daytona Beach Toys "R" Us parking lot late Sunday morning, the Daytona Beach Police Department said. → Read More

Haines City man accused of holding family hostage for 3 months

DAVENPORT — A 29-year-old faces an array of charges, including multiple counts of armed kidnapping, after a victim told the Polk County Sheriff's Office he and his family were held hostage inside his home for three months. → Read More

Polk deputies arrest 3 suspects in homicide of Winter Haven man

WINTER HAVEN — Three men were arrested Saturday after the Polk County Sheriff's Office said two of them shot and killed a 21-year-old in a plan to rob him for cash to use for a rap show performance. → Read More

Polk law enforcement summoned hundreds of times to Wal-Mart this year

LAKELAND — Law enforcement agencies in Polk County have made a lot of trips to Wal-Mart already this year and it hasn't been because of the low prices. → Read More

Deputies still looking for Lakeland home invasion killer

LAKELAND — More than 10 days have passed since Eric Ackerman was shot in his home off Everett Street in Lakeland and the Polk County Sheriff's Office is still looking for his killer. → Read More

8 juveniles arrested after vandalism at Auburndale High

AUBURNDALE — Eight juveniles, who are accused of spending their Sunday vandalizing and burglarizing Auburndale High School, have been arrested, Auburndale police said Thursday. → Read More

Winter Haven Police Department investigating shooting at Sailwinds Apartments

WINTER HAVEN — The Winter Haven Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Sailwinds Apartments Tuesday night. → Read More

Motorcyclist, 68, dies in Davenport crash

DAVENPORT — A 68-year-old motorcycle rider died Tuesday night after he was struck by a man without a driver license, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Fire destroys house in Alturas, cause unknown

ALTURAS — An Alturas house went up in flames Friday but the two people living at the home were away and not injured, according to Polk County Fire Rescue. → Read More

Cyclist struck and killed on South Florida Avenue

LAKELAND | A bicyclist was struck and killed this evening by a vehicle on South Florida Avenue at Highlands Drive, Lakeland police said. → Read More

Cyclist struck and killed on South Florida Avenue

LAKELAND — A 37-year-old bicyclist was killed Monday night when he was struck while crossing Highland Drive at South Florida Avenue, the Lakeland Police Department said. → Read More