The Lakeland High School football team shut down activities for two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test, the district confirmed Wednesday.
The Lakeland Dreadnaughts are the latest high school football team to be sidelined by COVID-19.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center just opened a new COVID-19 testing center for kids, one of the first of its kind in the area.
The hotly-debated issue of masks was up for debate once again in Lakeland as commissioners faced a decision about extending the mask order for another month -- but this time around commissioners had a few additional things factoring into their decision.
Landlords are asking for help from Washington because they think the moratorium on evictions has put them in a financial squeeze.
In a Facebook post about the incident, Demetrius Haynes identified the deputy and called her a "bad apple," which law enforcement officials say puts the deputy in danger.
The Polk School District says there are six cases of COVID-19 at Lakeland High School. But it will not say if they are students or staff, or, as a result, how many people are being quarantined.
The NOAA Hurricane Hunters collect critical information used to forecast the path and strength of developing storms. Multiple crews worked around the clock flying directly into the path of Hurricane Laura before it made landfall.
Some of the parking spaces in downtown Lakeland may soon become so-called parklets, a parking space that has been turned into a public outdoor space.
Elderpoint Ministries provides 700 rides a month to seniors, but it lost major funding earlier this year that could put an end to the free services.
Polk County schools are handing out iPads to students who will be e-learning at home because of COVID-19, rather than going to class.
A French-made air-to-air missile was discovered at Lakeland Linder International Airport on Friday.
It’s back to the books at Florida Polytechnic University. On Tuesday, cars with students and parents periodically drove into the parking lots of the university’s dorms, but it was not the usual frenzy.
Felix Noel Molina, 42, is accused of murdering his parents at their home in Lakeland on Sunday, according to the Lakeland Police Department.
Lakeland police have shut down State Road 33 in all directions after two tractor-trailers collided.
On Thursday, police arrested Felix Noel Molina, 42, who will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with two bodies discovered by Lakeland police following a wellness check on Sunday.
Three people -- the driver of a stolen vehicle, a mother and her infant -- were seriously injured following a crash in Lakeland early Tuesday morning.
A violinist and the crew at a music studio in Lakeland were recently called upon to create music for a top-secret project. They were finally told what it was all about on July 24, 2020 -- mere hours before the rest of the world hit play on "Folklore," the eighth studio album by superstar singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
Three teenagers were injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night, with one of the teens passing away from her injuries the following morning, police say.
Lakeland police are investigating a double homicide after discovering two bodies inside a home near the 1500 block of West Highland Street.