Volunteers from a Lakeland church have been helping local families fight rising costs for laundry. Every month, "Laundry Love" comes armed with loads of quarters to a local laundromat to pay for everyone's bill.
A woman was seen on surveillance video grabbing a Dachshund puppy from its kennel and stuffing it in her purse at an "All About Puppies" store in Lakeland. Investigators at the Lakeland Police Department are now searching for the suspect.
Lakeland is celebrating Veterans Day weekend by unveiling a monument to the famed Buffalo Soldiers.
The Florida Children’s Museum just opened with the blast of air cannons and a shower of confetti and streamers. Families took their first look at the museum Friday morning.
"They are both from the Virgin Islands and came here in late June apparently thinking Polk County would be a good place to flee to," Sheriff Grady Judd said. "They were obviously wrong.”
The first swan sale since 2020 took place in Lakeland on Friday. This comes after the swan population on Lake Morton eclipsed 50, a key number for the City of Lakeland.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested after threatening another student with a gun he brought to Tenoroc High School in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Debilitating headaches, difficulty concentrating, and sleep problems are just some things people with long COVID deal with daily, but a clinic in Lakeland hopes to help.
It's now been two years since Cristie White was told by her doctors to call her family and say her goodbyes. Today, she's 90% recovered from COVID-19 and opening up about how her recovery journey inspired her to write a song and publish a Bible study book now available on Amazon.
For the 42nd year, the annual swan roundup started Tuesday morning on Lake Morton with local veterinarians hitting the water to check on all those beloved birds.
Detectives are investigating a homicide after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Lakeland over the weekend, police said.
It's the 11th hour for Lakeland's newest attraction, Bonnet Springs Park. After more than two years under construction, the park is going to hold its grand opening next weekend.
A bobcat that killed one of Lakeland's royal swans has been captured. The cat began terrorizing Highland Village, a mobile home park where the swan and her mate were living, a few weeks ago.
A Lakeland author and illustrator of kid's books just helped a dream come true for a 5-year-old girl battling cancer.
Hurricane Fiona passed through Puerto Rico, leaving extensive flooding and damage and devastating some parts of the country.
A three-legged alligator mom was seen limping through Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, moving her hatchlings from their nest to nearby water — one mouthful at a time.
Homecoming is around the corner for many high school students, and those with a Polk County school ID have a chance to get the perfect outfit for free, thanks to a local organization called "UthImpact."
Crews spent Sunday morning cleaning up Pedialyte and diesel from a Lakeland intersection after a train collided with a semi-truck.
The Salvation Army in Polk County is expanding to help meet a growing need.
A new report indicates that Lakeland is one of the worst places to live in the entire country if you have asthma.