Most people who lived in Bartow in the early 90s will tell you tales about hanging out with Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky on a porch attached to a blue and yellow house during the filming of the movie ‘My Girl’. The home, which was the setting for a funeral parlor in a coming-of-age movie about a pre-teen girl who always thought she was about to die and ends up burying her best friend, is about to be a place of new life.
Over 100 friends and family held a vigil and celebration of life for 20-year-old Sierra Hernandez and 33-year-old Edil Rodriguez on Saturday evening at a park in Bartow.
The murder trial has begun for a man accused of killing a former Lakeland city commissioner and her husband.
There's no ball drop, nor a countdown, but in one city in Polk County, the new year is welcomed by torching old pine trees.
A solar farm on water instead of land may be the future of clean energy.
A family is still searching for answers after a woman vanished from Polk County in 2016.
Hair braiding may seem easy, but instructor and salon owner Alisha Hinton explained it actually takes time, dedication and patience. It's those skills that female inmates at the Polk County Jail will get through a class on how to braid hair.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office's "Haunted Jail Tour" is back with this year's theme being "Resurrection."
A violent suspect who pointed a gun at police is in critical condition after he was shot by two officers on US 98 in Bartow, authorities said. He's also accused of carjacking a couple and ramming the stolen vehicle into three other cars on the major road.
A 55-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing head-on into a semi-truck on Homeland Garfield Road.
The executive director of a well-known riding program for veterans and kids with challenges has been arrested on abuse and neglect charges.
As a Former Bartow Police Chief, Tony Sparks was used to dangerous workplace situations.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is asking for help catching a killer.
Two men were arrested after shooting a man in the arm on Tuesday, according to Bartow police.
No matter how hard you try, you won't be able to find the country of Kailasa on a map. That's because it doesn't exist.
Foster care agencies, including Heartland for Children in Bartow, are desperately looking for more foster parents.
Power has been restored for the vast majority of Floridians after Hurricane Ian, but it has not for many people who live in Peace River Village on SR 60 in Bartow, which is still flooded.
PEACE members chanted, held signs and prayed. They said too many first-time offenders are arrested for committing minor crimes. Instead, they want a lot more people to be put into a diversion program.
The City of Bartow is making a name for itself in the health and technology world. A new company that manufactures medical equipment will be breaking ground there next month.
A Bartow man drowned Wednesday after a small boat capsized in a Mulberry pond. The man he was with attempted to save him but was unsuccessful.