Lake Wales is getting bigger – much bigger. The population is expected to double because of a new development project.
Leroy Towns, 61, a registered sexual predator with a criminal history, was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly exposing himself and then crashing into a police vehicle while trying to flee from officers.
When Michelle Threatt left law enforcement following an incident with an inmate, she pursued her passion, bought a food truck and feeds her Lake Wales neighborhood for free every Wednesday.
Governor Desantis signed an executive order that suspends the Lake Wales City Commissioner from her office until she's been acquitted of aggravated assault.
Lake Wales police are searching for a man they say shot a Bradenton man six times on Father's Day.
A city commissioner in Lake Wales was arrested for allegedly threatening an 11-year-old with a gun. "She said, ‘I didn’t say I was going to bury him alive, I just said I was going to bury him,’" Sheriff Grady Judd explained.
2004 brought Charley, Jeanne, and Frances -- a triple-hit that left devastation across the Tampa Bay area and central Florida, especially in the normally quiet town of Lake Wales.
A man who was employed as a school nurse at a high school in Tennessee was arrested in Polk County on federal charges related to hundreds of images and videos of girls using the bathroom and undressing.
Two men were thrown from a pickup truck along State Road 60 in Lake Wales after the driver lost control, deputies say. Both were killed.
The Lake Wales Police Department is searching for Derrious Bradwell, 30, of Lakes Wales, Matthew Bradwell, 25, of Bartow and Devonte Bradwell, 24, of Winter Haven after they say the three men were involved in two shootings on Thursday.
Lake Wales police arrested Johnny Hamilton, 55, after they say they found illegal drugs and a stolen gun inside his home while investigating a sexual battery complaint.
Police say a person killed their dog and then died by suicide at a Lake Wales boat ramp this morning.
The Lake Wales Police Department is investigating after a bicyclist was hit and killed Thursday evening on US 27, south of State Road 60.
A woman from Lake Wales tried to sell nearly 9 pounds, but it turned out the potential buyers were undercover Polk County detectives, according to the sheriff's office.
Police in Lake Wales are searching for a suspected shooter responsible for injuring one person on Monday.
Brothers Jojo Lobato, 19, and Angel Lobato, 18, of Lake Wales, were arrested Saturday night in Lake Wales thanks to a tip regarding their location, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Horstman says Jo Jo Labato, 19, and his brother Angel, 18, are on the run after stealing the car of Danne Frazier. Frazier’s body was found earlier this week in a Lake Wales orange grove.
Ernest McKnight III, 36, was arrested Thursday after deputies say he committed a series of crimes over several days, some in the company of an eight-year-old child.
Wagner Salvador, 42, lost three family members Friday night after the car he was driving was hit nearly head-on by Phillip Penatello, 83, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Professional sports teams are doing it. Now, a Polk County school is trying the same approach to ward off COVID-19.