Grady Curtis Judd, Sr. died over the weekend at Lakeland Regional Health after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
Danique Rosius, 23, was arrested in Polk County the same day he was released from state prison.
Thomas Morrison, 44, was hit and killed Tuesday night after walking in front of a Polk County deputy’s car, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to make changes to deer-hunting regulations in an effort to protect wildlife from the contagious and deadly chronic wasting disease.
Last Friday seemed like just another day for Cathy Mayfield. Her morning was routine, serving breakfast and coffee at The Egg Station in South Lakeland.
Polk County deputies said two pedestrians were killed when they were hit by a semi-truck crash Monday night.
Lakeland ranks as the fifth-worst city in the nation for pedestrian deaths, and Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland is one of the worst streets in the county.
Polk County deputies said they arrested a Fort Meade man for DUI manslaughter after he struck and killed his girlfriend with his vehicle.
Thirty years ago, a convicted murderer pulled off a disappearing act. A man who beat his girlfriend to death concealed himself inside a delivery truck, rode right off the prison grounds in Polk City and out of the grasp of the justice system. It wasn’t his first jail escape – but it was his most successful one.
A Polk County woman has been on a mission to help island residents rebuild after being there for the 6.5 magnitude quake in January.
The weather is not great, but that is not stopping Jeep lovers from looking forward to a great weekend doing their thing.
A crash between a pickup truck and motorcycle claimed the life of one person, according to Polk County deputies.
The superintendent of Polk County schools put one of her top administrators on notice after he allegedly sent threatening text messages to the president of the Polk County Education Association.
Lawmakers and leaders of New College of Florida and Florida Polytechnic University are pushing back against a House plan that would merge the two schools into Florida State University and the University of Florida.
Polk County Commissioners just voted to fast track the widening of State Road 557, which means Mullins and more than a dozen others are going to have to move, whether they like it or not.
When 26-year Army veteran Dan Middlebrooks came to Sydney Baptist Church as an interim preacher, he had an idea: Give the church a new mission and make it into a house of worship specifically for first responders. He certainly prayed with and counseled enough of them over the years.
A quiet community in Poinciana had a "wild night" after a suspect fatally shot a man in the middle of the road. Hours later, a Polk County SWAT team fatally shot the armed suspect during an early-morning standoff, the sheriff said.
Lakeland police arrested Carl Hassel, 39, and Joshua O’Neal, 33, for grand theft and exploitation of the elderly after they allegedly charged a woman in her 70s hundreds of dollars for work that was not completed.
A Polk County travel agent was arrested for fraud after a year-long investigation into more than a million in missing money, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua Johnson, 27, is facing 200 counts of enhanced possession of child pornography after detectives discovered he had nearly 700 images and videos while investigating several tips reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTip line, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.