One day after Sheriff Grady Judd made a plea for help to find the suspects who “massacred” a high school student at a Bartow park, detectives announced two teenagers had been arrested for murder. "This was an ambush. An absolute ambush," Judd said.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the pastor had been "informally counseling" the 17-year-old girl when he asked to see nude photographs of her. "Let me share a little counseling with Andrew here: Jesus don't like that," Judd said.
For many, the pride flag symbolizes equality, but one Lakeland man says his mobile home park won’t allow it. He says management is now warning him that if he doesn't take his flag down, he could be evicted.
June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat month and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd really wants everyone to adopt a kitten.
Three teens are facing attempted murder charges after a drive-by shooting in the Winter Haven area, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,450,000.
Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office have arrested a woman who is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a 91-year-old woman with dementia, for whom she was hired as a caregiver.
Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office were called out to Davenport on Monday to help monitor a wayward alligator.
Popular Winter Haven restaurant Floridino’s Italian Kitchen is closed after fire ripped through the building as employees prepared to open Sunday morning.
Jordan Hawes, 18, and a 17-year-old male have been arrested after deputies say the pair drove around a Polk County park and shot three children with a pellet gun.
A brush fire that closed roads in Polk County overnight is now mostly contained, firefighters say.
It was around 7:30 a.m. when crews responded to the blaze along North Florida Avenue. They say everyone inside the single-story multi-unit building was able to evacuate on their own.
A three-and-a-half-year-old female bald eagle who was found injured was released back into the wild at the Polk County Sheriff’s office on Friday.
When the pandemic hit last year, parents began working remotely. As the number of kids dropped in class, daycare centers and preschools laid off employees. Now that parents are going back to work, centers are getting their little ones back.
The wife of a veteran deported from the United States three years ago could soon be returning home to her family in Central Florida.
A major drug bust led deputies to 120 gallons of liquid meth being transported in buckets by suspects from Georgia to Florida, overseen by a "mastermind" who ran the operation from federal prison, officials said Thursday.
Novavax Inc. is awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine. In Central Florida, the company is starting paid clinical trials in DeLand and Lakeland to see how effective the same vaccine is on teenagers.
Polk County residents no longer have to wait for their appointment to get a COVID-19 shot at a Health Department vaccination site. From now on, it is first-come, first-served.
A possible tornado touched down in Polk County Sunday. A Winter Haven home had its roof completely torn off as severe winds ripped through the area.
Police arrested Alegray Jones, 30, after they say he killed his girlfriend’s two-year-old son while she was at work on Friday.