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A police officer was shot and killed overnight in Tarpon Springs.

Bay News 9 has a crew on the scene and will have live reports from the scene.

A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news conference will be televised live later this morning.

Slideshow: Latest from Polk County
  • Staff members at Home Instead Senior Care wrap presents that have been donated to the company through its Be a Santa to a Senior program. The company wants to donate gifts to 300 Lakeland seniors and still needs more gifts to meet that goal.
  • Christopher Barton's Winter Haven business would combine a bar with video gaming. But not everyone in the Winter Haven neighborhood where he wants to set up shop is on board.
  • Some Lakeland neighborhoods have a problem with feral chickens, but the private company tasked with trapping them has quit.
  • The bus experienced mechanical problems and began to emit smoke. (Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol)
  • All 38 middle school-aged children and the driver exited the bus without injury. The bus was later completely consumed by the fire. (Photo courtesy Angela Cook)
  • The list of candidates for Lakeland police chief has been narrowed to interim chief Larry Giddens (left), DeKalb County (Ga.) assistant chief Brian Harris (center), and Topeka (Kans.) deputy chief Tony Kirk.
  • Andrew Sallee, 17, won a spot to march in a national band for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Ken Riley was a star quarterback at Florida A&M University before playing in the NFL. He recently retired as the dean of students at Winter Haven High School.
  • Former LPD officer Julio Pagan's arrest was one of several last year during a department-wide sex scandal involving employees and officers. Pagan is charged with two counts of armed sexual battery and one count of aggravated stalking.
  • Several dogs had heavy logging chains around their necks, which are put in place to strengthen the dogs' necks for fighting. (Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Office)
  • State officials said Harleigh Dunn (left) has recovered completely and is not infectious. Dunn's mother Jennifer Dunn said the family took extra precautions.
  • Dozens of family, friends and even complete strangers came out to celebrate the life of Rebecca Sedwick. (Photo: Michael Brantley, staff)
  • Former Police Chief Gary Hester, left, congratulates Charlie Bird, right, on his appointment as the acting Police Chief of the Winter Haven Police Department. (Photo: City of Winter Haven)
  • Doctor Eric Hensen, an ear, nose and throat specialist with Lakeland Regional Medical Group, invented a new set of wireless earphones called Free Wavz. The earphones can cancel out noise, allow you to make a phone call, and even check your pulse, among many other features.
  • Police are investigating a man's death after his partially decomposed body was found Wednesday beneath a vacant house in Lakeland.
  • Florida Polytechnic University features a stunning piece of architecture for its Innovation, Science & Technology building.
  • Kim Hansell, the director of Winter Haven's utility services, was killed Tuesday evening in a head-on crash near Wahneta. Aug. 13, 2014
  • According to authorities, Hillsborough deputies responded to a location near Hwy 60 and State Road 39 in Plant City after a man and woman were carjacked early Friday while pumping gas. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • A sidewalk is set to go in where two teens were killed near Old Dixie Highway. In 2009 14 year-old Colton Myers was killed and 17-year-old Enrique Hernandez was killed while walking to school just last year.
  • The statue at Lake Mirror was put in place to pay tribute to the spirit of volunteerism. The celebrated statue has fallen on hard times of late and is currently covered with a thick film of dirt.
  • On Monday, Winter Haven police posted a picture of 22-year-old Alicia Stankwick on the department's Facebook page. The posting helped to re-unite the young woman with her mother in less than a day.
  • Some of the young members at All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakeland are part of the church's Summer Mission Work Program. And they are not going far to participate.
  • William Birmingham, 7, walks away from one of the cross memorials he helped fix. The nearly 400 crosses were put in place at Lake Hollingsworth as part of this weekend's Warrior Walk.
  • Caden Wilson, 7, got to throw the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game Tuesday night. The Lakeland boy has cystic fibrosis, and his family has been struggling financially, especially after lightning destroyed the house they built with Habitat for Humanity.
  • The carpenter's building on the property that used to be home to Without Walls Central in Lakeland has fallen into disrepair. On Tuesday, the property was auctioned off in a bankruptcy proceeding.
  • A pedestrian died after being hit by a Polk County Sheriff's patrol car early Friday morning in Auburndale, deputies said. The crash happened at 6 a.m. at the intersection of 42nd Street and Havendale Boulevard.
  • A viewer said a tree was damaged when severe thunderstorms blew through Winter Haven Monday afternoon. (Photo: Austin Hayes)
  • Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives named David Smith as their suspect after two women and one man were found shot to death late Monday at a home in the 5600 block of Old Road 37, near Cherry Lane and Schoolhouse Road.
  • Sheriff Grady Judd presented Alisa Robbins, widow of Deputy Shane Robbins, with the Sheriff's Citation Thursday night. (Photo: Paul Crate/The Ledger)
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