Prosecutors in New Jersey say James Lewis fatally shot a man back on September 18 during a carjacking. They say he tied up the victim’s girlfriend and stole the vehicle with her in it, before crashing a short time later.
The FBI is renewing its push to capture a Lakeland man they say played a part in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Investigators say Jonathan Pollock can be seen in new video assaulting multiple police officers.
A wild tradition continued Tuesday in downtown Lakeland: the annual swan roundup at Lake Morton.
Polk deputies say a local Crimestoppers tip helped U.S. Marshals track him down Aroldo Paz in Texas, where he allegedly confessed to murdering his adoptive mother.
A motorcyclist was killed Monday night in a crash on Interstate 4 in Polk County involving an FHP trooper and a tractor-trailer, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Marion Chamberlain, 37, of Kissimmee is facing charges of grand theft after police say she wrote fraudulent checks to herself as an employee of Miracle Toyota.
A $3,000 reward is being offered for anyone who can help Polk County deputies locate and arrest 39-year-old Aroldo Paz, an illegal immigrant who allegedly murdered his aunt in Polk City.
The head athletic trainer for Southeastern University in Lakeland has voluntarily relinquished his license following a sexual misconduct complaint filed nearly a year ago by a 23-year-old volleyball player.
A Winter Haven mother is hoping additional reward money will hopefully find her son’s killer.
The Sunshine State’s major tourism industry began with a 'Good Housekeeping' article back in the 1930s. Today, Cypress Gardens lives on as part of LEGOLAND Florida.
There is an opening date now for the Winter Haven theme park dedicated to the popular character, Peppa Pig: Feb. 24, 2022.
An insanity defense is being considered for an ex-Marine accused of killing four members of a Polk County family -- including an infant who was found in his mother's arms -- last month.
Polk County Schools hired 60 teachers from all over the world to help fill vacancies they couldn't otherwise. It's part of a teacher exchange program where educators are provided housing and employed under J-1 visas.
Police in Winter Haven say a car spotted underwater in Lake Martha matches the description of one belonging to a man missing since August.
Governor Ron DeSantis said Winter Haven will receive more than $9 million to support “economic growth.”
A 33-year-old woman from Brevard County has died following a motorcycle gang shootout on I-4 early Friday morning, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
After midnight, a shooting broke out between two motorcycle gangs along a stretch of highway in Polk County. One of the two who were shot will likely not survive, said Sheriff Grady Judd.
Each year, Polk County honors law enforcement officers who passed during the last year. After last year's ceremony was canceled and this year's was delayed due to the pandemic, two more names were added to the memorial.
Lakeland firefighters, like many of their brethren, are working fewer hours these days. It's a welcome reprieve from the long shifts and overtime they endured during the recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant of the virus.
County Line Road is a choice spot for many big businesses because it is sandwiched between I-4 and State Road 60, two main arteries in the state. Giant distribution centers are replacing farm fields.