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  • Church youth-group volunteer admits to child-porn possession, deputies say

    Church youth-group volunteer admits to child-porn possession, deputies say
    A 28-year-old youth-group volunteer at a Central Florida church has confessed to possessing child porn after illegal images were found on a shared church computer, deputies said.
  • Man who fatally stabbed Lakeland woman in 1987 arrested, deputies say

    Man who fatally stabbed Lakeland woman in 1987 arrested, deputies say
    Karen Watson's husband found her body on the living room couch of their Lake Alfred home in 1987, naked with stab wounds that pierced her lungs, heart, and liver. Her murder was unsolved for 27 years – until police in Sandusky, Ohio, arrested Carl...

    Naked woman secretly recorded by video voyeurism suspect, deputies say

    Naked woman secretly recorded by video voyeurism suspect, deputies say
    A 35-year-old Florida man remains in custody Friday after he was accused of secretly recording a woman in her bedroom while she was naked. Armando Perez of Lakeland was arrested by Apopka police on a warrant Thursday for 15 counts of video voyeurism....

    Biker killed in head-on crash in Polk County

    Biker killed in head-on crash in Polk County
    A 53-year-old Kissimmee man was killed Sunday after his custom motorcycle crashed head-on into a vehicle in Polk County. Steven B. Lazzell was heading east on Johnson Avenue near Kalogridis Road in Haines City on a "Harley Davidson-style" motorcycle...

    Felon child-sex attack suspect on the loose

    Felon child-sex attack suspect on the loose
    A 47-year-old Florida felon accused in a slew of violent crimes in on the loose right now. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Benjamin Skeen of Polk City. Skeen is wanted for burglary with assault/battery,...