“He said, ‘You can park your police vehicle in front of your house,’ and to me, that was mind-blowing. I used to lie about what I did. I used to tell people I was a bartender. I was ashamed to be a law enforcement officer,” said a former NYPD officer who moved to Lakeland.
The FBI is renewing its push to capture a Lakeland man they say played a part in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Investigators say Jonathan Pollock can be seen in new video assaulting multiple police officers.
A wild tradition continued Tuesday in downtown Lakeland: the annual swan roundup at Lake Morton.
The head athletic trainer for Southeastern University in Lakeland has voluntarily relinquished his license following a sexual misconduct complaint filed nearly a year ago by a 23-year-old volleyball player.
Each year, Polk County honors law enforcement officers who passed during the last year. After last year's ceremony was canceled and this year's was delayed due to the pandemic, two more names were added to the memorial.
Lakeland firefighters, like many of their brethren, are working fewer hours these days. It's a welcome reprieve from the long shifts and overtime they endured during the recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant of the virus.
After a rash of car burglaries in Lakeland, Polk County detectives say they found their suspects: three brothers, ages 14, 15 and 18.
Florida’s only STEM-based state university is now offering more than academics to women who attend.
Polk deputies arrested a 47-year-old Lakeland man who they said went on Snapchat and began messaging a 14-year-old girl, telling her he was 17 in order to get her to send him nude photos.
Four more Kathleen High students were arrested following the rowdy protest that took place on-campus earlier this week.
It was a rough start to the week at Kathleen High School in Lakeland. Hundreds of students protested outside the school, and as tensions escalated, law enforcement was called in to keep the calm.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced his push for next year's legislative session to create a three-part incentive to help recruit law enforcement officers from across the country and keep young talent in the state.
Lakeland is closing one chapter and opening another. The city is getting rid of Unit 3 at the MacIntosh Power Plant.
The college fall semester is underway and one out-of-state addition to the faculty staff at Southeastern University has all of the students vying for a spot in her class.
Lakeland Regional Health, like many other Tampa Bay area hospitals, is bringing in mobile coolers because their morgues are near or at capacity due to COVID-19.
Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland, a fixture of the city's downtown, is becoming the Florida Children's Museum at Bonnett Springs Park.
Many funeral homes are having a difficult time finding critical things such as cremation equipment and cold storage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 75-year-old woman passed away following a traffic crash in Lakeland, according to police.
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center will postpone all of its non-urgent, elective surgeries, including same-day operations, beginning Monday, August 23 due to a high number of COVID-19 cases in the community and an increase in patient volume.
Florida is second only to Louisiana for the fewest number of nursing home workers who have been given the shot. A Lakeland nursing home is giving its staffers an ultimatum, either get vaccinated against COVID-19, or find a new job.