Archive for January, 2012

Poinciana physician gets 25 years in prison for prescription drug sales.

POINCIANA – Two years ago, Osceola County detectives busted two men and charged them with illegally trafficking in prescription drugs. The trail led them to Sarasota, and then to a local doctor’s office in Poinciana. On Friday, a Poinciana physician was sentenced to more than two decades in prison for his role in what the [...]

Sex predators beware: the eyes of law enforcement are on you.

BARTOW – There are, sadly, all too many adults who are searching the Internet for minors, and who use chat rooms and other web sites to find teenagers for sex. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has a strong warning for them: they are truly being watched these days. “The numbers are sobering,” said Polk County [...]

Adding a little spice to your life? Consider your spice rack.

LAKE MARY – Linda Hathaway is adamant in her advice to others who, like Hathaway herself, like the idea of using herbs, spices and natural remedies to boost the body’s immune system, rather than relying on anti-biotics and other medications. “Don’t stop taking your regular medicine,” she said. That’s particularly true, she added, if the [...]

Confrontation at a party in Lakeland results in a second degree murder arrest.

LAKELAND – A Lakeland man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder after a fight at a party this past weekend that turned deadly. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives arrested Kristian C. Brooks-Marlar, 27, of 2339 View Way in Lakeland, and charged him with the beating death of Matthew Ross McCraney, 25, [...]

Martial arts expert demonstrates why self-defense is sometimes impossible to avoid.

LAKE MARY – Nobody, said David Turnbull, likes the idea of having to punch someone else in the face and injuring them. The best approach to dealing with an angry confrontation, he said, is to see if you can calmly neutralize the situation before it gets violent. “The strongest defense you have is your brain,” [...]

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