I cover Bartow, Ft Meade, Mulberry, Lk Wales and courts for @theledger in Polk Co, FL. In 30+ yrs of reporting, I've learned a thing or two.

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.@PolkCoSheriff reports that deputies have arrested 3 people for the murder of Douglas John Bowling, whose body was found last week in an orange grove near Ft Meade. More details are forthcoming.
Broadway Ave at Church St is closed tonight in downtown Bartow while officers work a serious crash involving a pedestrian. Detours are in place.
Here’s what’s left of a cement truck that rear ended a semi in this morning’s fog on Lucerne Park Rd near Lucerne Loop, east of Winter Haven. https://t.co/G4RzQ0bDde
RT @stevebousquet: BREAKING: FL Agriculture Commissioner and Governor candidate Adam Putnam withdraws proposal to ease background chec… https://t.co/KGvKFU73w1
.@CityofLakeWales has hit a snag with election qualifying. Incumbent Terrye Howell, tho unopposed, submitted her paperwork 3 minutes late today. Now what?
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