Polk deputies arrested Shawn Fitzgerald, 46, a teacher and varsity soccer coach at Lakeland High School, on 408 counts of child pornography.
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Ogletree was always big on the military. He joined the Army right after graduating from Kathleen High School. Eventually, he did tours in Iraq, Bosnia, and elsewhere, and always lived to tell about it.
The baby's mother brought the baby into the station on Monday, November 17th. It was healthy and happy, they said.
Ernest McKnight III allegedly said he brought the boy along 'to toughen him up.'
A driver looking to make some quick cash caused quite the spectacle on Interstate 4 through Hillsborough County Monday.
The suspect involved in a deputy-involved shooting in Mulberry was hospitalized, according to the sheriff's office, and one of the deputies had a minor injury to his arm.
Lakeland police have announced an arrest in the murders of Edith and David Henderson, who were found dead in their home Tuesday. Edith Henderson, formerly Edith Yates, 67, served as a commissioner from 2006 until 2018.
Lakeland police have announced an arrest in the murders of Edith and David Henderson, who were found dead in their home Tuesday.
Lakeland police detectives said the two victims in Tuesday's murder investigation were identified as a former Lakeland city commissioner and her husband.
Two people are dead and a homicide investigation is underway in Lakeland Tuesday night.
Deputies say they learned that the teens went to the victim's house to "handle" an ongoing dispute that was romantic in nature.
Four Polk County teenagers have been charged with attempted murder after they purposely ran over the mother of another teen with whom they had an ongoing dispute, deputies said.
Attorneys for a Polk County man who is serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense hope their client will soon be released.
The man took a bulldozer and repeatedly destroyed Biden signs in full view of people who live in the neighborhood, witnesses said.
A man in Lakeland took home a $1 million prize after buying a lucky lotto ticket at a gas station.
Haines City police say 46-year-old Abner Anibal Rolon, who serves as the pastor of Calvary First Assembly church, faces several charges after he targeted an 85-year-old woman with visual, hearing and mobility impairments.
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"Let's be abundantly clear," Sheriff Grady Judd said of the man, who was reportedly paranoid and likely schizophrenic. "None of my deputies are going to stand by and let someone like that run a machete through them."
Polk County Fire Rescue now has 50 new, state-of-the-art ventilators. Officials say equipping ambulances with the devices improves patient safety and survivability rates.
Pastors usually try to save souls. On Thursday, one from Winter Haven helped save a woman’s life. “Once I got in and I realized what was happening, I said, ‘Lord, you got us in, you gotta get us out,’” he recalled.