The Youth Fair has been a Polk County tradition for more than 70 years. This year, however, it is anything but traditional because of COVID-19.
Bartow police arrested Donnie K. Worley, 70, for sexual battery and lewd molestation of a victim under the age of 12.
A man is in jail and another man on the run after an armed carjacking a mother and her three children in Bartow Sunday night.
Loved ones are now allowed to visit their relatives in nursing homes, which ends a very long wait.
Police in Bartow are investigating whether human remains were discovered Monday.
The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office says they have located a missing woman who was last seen in Bartow Friday evening.
Bartow police arrested Cheyanne Prentice, 24 and Elvin Brea, 25 on first-degree attempted murder charges after they allegedly shot someone in the area of Indica Court and Parker Street on July 10.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a 19-year-old dead.
Last month, as a result of soaring unemployment because of COVID-19, the city of Bartow gave residents who were having a hard time paying their electric bill a grace period. That grace period came to an end Monday.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has charged two inmates, Brett Crosby, 20, and Christopher Jackson, 41, with first-degree murder for their assault of another inmate at the South County jail in Frostproof.
Bartow police are investigating after the Bartow Fire Department discovered a body inside of a vehicle in the 1200 block of US HWY 17 N., according to the Bartow Police Department.
A Polk County judge imposed the sentence Friday on 19-year-old Thomas James Johnson.
Thomas Morrison, 44, was hit and killed Tuesday night after walking in front of a Polk County deputy’s car, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The weather is not great, but that is not stopping Jeep lovers from looking forward to a great weekend doing their thing.
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.