A senior at Harrison High School for the Arts is one of only a dozen students around the world to receive perfect scores on the Advanced Placement 2D and 3D Art and Design exams.
A bicyclist passed away following a crash in Lakeland, and investigators are searching for the driver behind the wheel who fled.
Traffic along Cypress Gardens Boulevard was blocked and a nursing home had to be evacuated after a gas leak in Winter Haven Monday morning.
Glen James McCord, 49, of Lakeland, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday night, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
A lot of Polk State College students just got an unexpected early Christmas present. On Friday, the college announced that is forgiving 1,300 student loans, covering a variety of expenses from tuition to books to lab fees.
The Lakeland Christmas Parade marched through the streets of downtown Thursday, December 2. The holiday tradition took a year off due to the pandemic, but came back in a big way to mark 40 years.
New court records say a Lakeland woman posted on social media while she participated in the January 6 riot at the nation's Capitol building, but then she tried to delete her posts when she found out other rioters were being arrested.
Samantha DiCastro, 27, is facing negligent child abuse charges after deputies say she lost track of two children in her care while she was drunk.
It's part of the supply chain problem: A shortage of truck drivers. Now, a Bay Area company is doing its part to turn that around.
Jose Antonio Cuevas, of Fort Myers, was cited for careless driving and texting and driving after police say he crashed into a Lake Wales police cruiser Tuesday night.
A Lakeland man was arrested after exposing himself to a young McDonald's cashier. He was previously arrested for sending a teen naked photos of himself, officials said.
Christmas tree prices are higher this year for a variety of reasons. But there’s one way to cut your cost and have a woodsy adventure all at the same time: How about trekking into the forest and cutting down your own tree?
A man was working overnight on a job site in Lakeland when police appear to have mistaken him for a suspicious character. The man's friend says his buddy was already shaken by another incident a few weeks prior.
Polk County detectives say two men were part of an organized cargo theft conspiracy and stole about $704,487 worth of wooden pallets and 25 semi-trailers.
A Lakes Wales athlete has made it to the top of his sport. Joseph Lundsford loves bocce, and was just chosen to play at the USA Games sponsored by the Special Olympics.
A 61-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday morning by two police officers who say he shot at them as he sat in a vehicle parked in a construction zone on I-4 in Lakeland.
A 14-year-old is facing second-degree murder charges after police say he killed Zachary Jordan Lee Brown, 18, with a kitchen knife on Friday night.
A Lakeland man in his 80s has two big buildings on his property filled with hundreds of trains and layouts that seem to go on forever.
Bartow police say they are searching for a 15-year-old boy who has autism and went missing on Thursday.
After living in a storage unit, Jennifer and her kids have a real roof over their heads, a warm bed to sleep in, and their bellies are full. They just celebrated Thanksgiving at Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland where they are now living.