Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay says one person may be behind seven separate thefts of Ronald McDonald House charity boxes since May 26.
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said the 31-year-old suspect got into an argument with the victim because he was dating the man's 17-year-old daughter. That argument led to a deadly shooting early Friday morning, investigators said.
The cost of homes continues to soar, but the higher prices are not putting off buyers. Meanwhile, the soaring cost of materials is even further driving up the cost of new construction.
Officials said a Clearwater elementary school teacher is facing a DUI charge after she was arrested in Auburndale.
Business owners, activists, and community members from across the bay area, Orlando, and Jacksonville gathered at Art Ifact Studios to put together 49 floral hearts, keepsakes, and floral wreaths to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting; along with their families and the first responders.
Mo Taguri says, if it was possible, he would trade places with his son. The 17-year-old was shot and killed earlier this week when he arrived at a Polk County park to sell marijuana.
One day after Sheriff Grady Judd made a plea for help to find the suspects who “massacred” a high school student at a Bartow park, detectives announced two teenagers had been arrested for murder. "This was an ambush. An absolute ambush," Judd said.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the pastor had been "informally counseling" the 17-year-old girl when he asked to see nude photographs of her. "Let me share a little counseling with Andrew here: Jesus don't like that," Judd said.
The new Polk County superintendent and school board members are set to vote on whether to continue the district’s mask mandate.
Sheriff Grady Judd said a Lakeland high school student was 'ambushed' and killed when he arrived at a Bartow park to sell marijuana last night. Now the sheriff wants those involved to come forward, offering a $5,000 reward.
For many, the pride flag symbolizes equality, but one Lakeland man says his mobile home park won’t allow it. He says management is now warning him that if he doesn't take his flag down, he could be evicted.
Polk County detectives said a man was laid off in 2019 from Duke Energy but he left behind a flash drive filled with child porn imagery – which wasn't discovered until nearly two years later, leading to his arrest.
Detectives in Polk County are investigating a murder-suicide in the Poinciana area that resulted in the deaths of three people on Sunday.
A city commissioner in Lake Wales was arrested for allegedly threatening an 11-year-old with a gun. "She said, ‘I didn’t say I was going to bury him alive, I just said I was going to bury him,’" Sheriff Grady Judd explained.
June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat month and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd really wants everyone to adopt a kitten.
The Reececliff Family Diner, which opened in 1934, is the oldest running restaurant in Lakeland.
A veteran is looking forward to moving back home after a tornado that touched down in Polk County last December ripped off the roof and damaged his classic car and motorcycle.
A Polk County man who has served time for manslaughter is now charged with voyeurism after being caught on video peeping into a 17-year-old girl's window and possibly trying to open it.
Polk County officials are investigating a house fire after one person was found dead.
Polk deputies say a 54-year-old man went looking for underage girls to have sex with, even leaving handwritten notes with his phone number at a Lakeland church. What he didn't expect was for the pastor to get ahold of them first.