On Oct. 19, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a New Jersey warrant for murder, kidnapping, carjacking and weapons charges.
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating two separate incidents where two people on a motorcycle were shot early Friday morning.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is joining the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Polk County Lodge 46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (PCLEMF), at the 33rd Annual Polk County Peace Officers' Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Polk County Law Enforceme…
The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 2 Municipal Election is Monday, Oct. 4, and the Polk County Elections Office will be offering voter registration services in Fort Meade, Lakeland and Winter Haven to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to register before this important deadline.
Applications are now available for organizations to receive a portion of $10.4 million in American Rescue Plan funding in Polk County to address the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Polk County Fire Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
The extent of the increase will depend on the damage to the Gulf Coast supply chain
Water mailers advertising a free water inspection have been sent to Polk County residents and they have no affiliation with Polk County Utilities, or any public water utility in Polk County.
Polk State College was selected from a competitive field of community colleges across the country to receive $50,000 to transform the future of students in the community.
With COVID-19 cases on an accelerated climb, Bartow city commissioners last week took a step back, putting all reservation requests to use city facilities on hold except those already on the books.
Polk's Board of County Commissioners last week took a barrage of comments over two controversial proposed housing developments and opted to approve one and deny the other.
A new short film that premiered on HBO Max this month has connections to Polk County Public Schools.
The local chapter of Civil Air Patrol is hosting an open house Saturday, July 31, at the Stotz Patterson Police Training Center / Polk County Composite Squadron, 36 Lake Idylwild Drive North in Winter Haven from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Directional signs will be posted.) Learn more about the Civi…
In a surprise move last week, the Polk County Commission voted to move a controversial Confederate monument from the old courthouse in Bartow's front lawn to a nearby Bartow cemetery instead of installing a sister monument celebrating the end of slavery in the state at the end of the Civil War.
A Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a Davenport man after the suspect charged at the law enforcement officer with a knife.
Nearly $1.6 million in Community Development Block Grant Funds are helping to create more affordable housing in Polk through three projects in Lakeland and Lake Wales.
Polk County's popular Sheriff Grady Judd plead his case for a $187 million budget, up some 9 percent from last year's, but only asked for 30 new positions, including only seven new deputies, four for patrol and three for school resource slots at new schools opening this coming school year.
Back in 2018, Polk County Commissioner George Lindsey said the only vote he ever regretted was voting to approve a business permit to BS Ranch.
Using the latest technology, the city of Haines City has found a way to make it easier for cemetery visitors to find their loved ones’ gravesites.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Judith Torres-Garcia of Fort Meade for aggravated manslaughter and other charges following the death of the baby.
Myla Gearhart, 4, of Lake Wales, gets up close and personal with a snake during a Lake Wales Public Library “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program event. On June 24, staff from the Frostproof-based wildlife sanctuary Tails of the Wild showed dozens of kids a variety of creatures. Here are …
A Haines City woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Poinciana, and the driver of the other vehicle was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for DUI manslaughter and other charges.
A Winter Haven man was arrested on June 30 by Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes detectives for possessing over 600 images and videos containing child pornography.
All Saints Academy student Aaron DeWitt (Class of 2025) finished in 72nd place of 168 athletes who qualified to compete in the 104th Florida State Amateur Championship at Streamsong Resort on June 24-27.
About 70 Bartow residents joined City Commissioner Leo Longworth and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd recently in a town forum to learn what new law enforcement legislation means.
Cancer is one of the biggest health issues in the United States.
On Thursday, June 24, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Andrew Scott, 50, of Lakeland, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A Frostproof man, who fled to Mexico after causing a DUI crash that killed two people, was recently found and arrested.
Polk County Commissioner Bill Braswell, who holds a seat on the county's Historical Commission, learned last month the commission had discussed removing a monument on the old courthouse grounds that commemorates Confederate soldiers who died serving in the Civil War.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for two suspects in two separate incidents; one wanted for second-degree murder, one wanted for attempted murder.
Local Bartow historian Clifton Lewis explains why Juneteenth is important to black Americans at last week's celebration of the day the full emancipation of slaves was ordered in Texas. It was the last state occupied by Union forces at the end of the Civil War.
A California man was arrested after he solicited sexual photos and videos from an 12-year-old Polk County girl.
The WH All Stars 11u baseball team is looking for financial support to represent Winter Haven at the World Series July 28-Aug. 6, in Jensen Beach. The team is trying to find sponsors and personal donations. It is working on a hat drop Friday through Sunday, June 25 27at the Publix located …
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces its Southeast Investment Sales team has arranged the sale of Lakeland Town Center, a 282,949-square-foot shopping center at 917 E. Memorial Blvd. Transwestern Senior Managing Director John Bell and Managing Director Fred Victor brokered the …