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South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney caught speeding again

...their car flipped into a small ditch in Winter Haven, Fla., officials said Thursday.Taylor Jeffrey Bowden, 23, and driver Rafael Fernandes De Aguiar Valim, 25, both died in the crash, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
SC cop charged with sending explicit photos to Iowa teen

...had been charged with interstate commerce of obscene materials to a person under 16.Police say Haney met the girl in Polk County, Iowa, through a social media website last month.Authorities say they identified Haney as a suspect after he sent...
Man paralyzed after rescuing girl dies

...drowning nearly three weeks ago has died from complications resulting from his injuries, authorities said Friday.Polk County Coroner Trey Litesey confirmed that Michael Patterson, 43, of Rockmart, died early Friday at Redmond Regional Medical...
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...person has died in a small-plane crash in northwest Georgia.WSB-TV reports that a plane went down in southern Polk County, near the Haralson County line.The crash site is in a rural area near the Alabama line and about 70 miles northwest...
Suspect ID'd in teen slaying in Rockmart, Ga.

ROCKMART, Ga. - Rockmart police say they've identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenager in the Polk County community.Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells says warrants have been issued for a suspect in the shooting of a 16-year-old...
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Stanford assistant tabbed to succeed Harbaugh

...Seahawks quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch was hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach by the Hurricanes.COURTS: Former Iowa running back Adam Robinson pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana in Polk County, Iowa, court on Thursday.
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...accident Monday.In other newsPOLK COUNTY OFFICIALS say an Alpharetta, Ga., man has died in a skydiving accident. Polk County deputy coroner Tony Brazier says 41-year-old Rodrigo V. Bianchini died Saturday while participating in a jump with...
East Coast deals with deep freeze

...said they would not turn anyone away. In Florida, farmers prepared for a long week trying to protect their crops. In Polk County -- between Tampa and Orlando -- temperatures were in the high 20s and strawberry farmers turned on sprinklers to create...
Appalachian tourism efforts hampered by economy

...000 federal grant to promote local barbecue restaurants and the apple stack desserts native to McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties, which respectively had AP Stress Index scores in July of 16.85, 20.77 and 14.72 - among the top 15 percent...
Storms cause death, damage across South window-level on some houses in North Carolina's Polk County, forcing emergency officials to evacuate homes along...Water rose as high as window-level on some houses in Polk County, forcing officials to evacuate homes along a seven-mile...
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