A single-engine plane crashed into a neighborhood just off property of the Bartow Executive Airport.
Their stunts will make your jaw drop. Their skilled routine is the result of an entire year's work and sacrifice. And it all paid off: One Polk County cheerleading squad is celebrating their biggest victory ever.
There is no ball drop, not even a countdown. In one Polk County city, the new year is welcomed by torching old pine trees. The annual Christmas tree burn has been held in Bartow since 1936.
Two Bartow High School students are petitioning Polk County Schools to hire full-time counselors for every school.
Herbert Dixon just celebrated his 100th birthday. His keys to a long life: No smoking, no drinking, and church on Sunday.
Two Polk County students have paid tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by walking up over 100 flights of stairs in their memory.
Bartow police are investigating the death of a teenager following an early morning shooting.
Police in Bartow said they're investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.
The Dundee Citrus Growers Association is trying a new method to fight citrus greening - in industry's No.1 nemesis.
Adele Durrance turned 100 on Friday. She spent the day as she does every day now -- picking up debris at her home of 60 years, hoping she'll be able to repair all of the hurricane damage one day.
Community leaders in Bartow are rallying around their embattled chief of police even as a Winter Haven group has been pushing to have Joe Hall fired because they say he has treated employees differently because of their race.