LAKELAND – As they came roaring in formation over the Lakeland Linder
A suspect who has been in jail since June 2022 as a result of an undercover drug trafficking investigation, 29-year-old Tevin Lindsay of Lake Wales, was recently indicted by a Polk County grand jury for first degree murder (a capital felony) and sale of fentanyl within 1,000 feet of a church…
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Florida manatees are numerous in warm Florida waters.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is hosting a job fair Thursday, Feb. 2, starting at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff's Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd., in Winter Haven.
In preparation for Subtropical Storm Nicole, and a high potential for more flooding, Polk County is making sandbags available throughout the county at Roadway Maintenance Units Wednesday, Nov. 9 only.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two murder suspects from the Virgin Islands on Nov. 3.
Lake Wales police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two others hospitalized Sunday afternoon.
Let’s talk about the infamous saw palmetto berry.
Detectives with the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force, working together with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country, conducted a two-year-long undercover drug trafficking investigation that resulted in 85 suspects being arr…
August has been designated as National Motorsports Awareness Month.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives arrested a local firefighter on child pornography charges.
With summer in full swing, you might think what's the harm in drinking a cold beer while driving the family around on the boat?
Since 2014, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating 11 unsolved fatal hit and run cases.
A 34-year-old school board member from Pennsylvania was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, July 6, and charged him with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a second-degree felony.
The Winter Haven Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information following a July 4 shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.
Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were able to solve six recent car burglaries in the Medulla area of Lakeland, after a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the arm with a gun stolen from a burglary victim’s car.
The Animal Control section of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free adoptions of dogs and cats on Saturday, June 11.
The University of South Florida is seeking healthy older adults to volunteer for the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed a Lakeland man on Friday after he refused to drop his rifle.
There were a lot of boats on the lakes this past weekend, and it’s probably going to be that way for a few months.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a homicide suspect in the Eloise area of Winter Haven, close to U.S. Highway 17 and Snively Avenue.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19-year-old male in Lake Wales on April 28 for shooting and killing his mother after she told him not to smoke in the house.
Deputies arrested a Polk County Sheriff’s Office volunteer on drug trafficking charges Friday.
Starting Monday, May 2, heavy construction projects in Poinciana, Winter Haven and Lakeland will slow traffic with road closures and detours.
Complimentary admission to Bok Tower the first Thursday and Friday of each month from May through September
Wawa and Bok Tower Gardens are offering Wawa Summer Fun Days featuring complimentary admission on May 5-6, June 2-3, July 7-8, Aug. 4-5, and Sept. 1-2.
Some residents expressed opposition to the $14 million Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center Improvement Project during a community input meeting on April 5, citing a desire not to tear down one of the baseball fields.
The Chain O' Lakes Big Band is playing Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Polk State College Theater. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Polk State College Foundation, which provides scholarships and support for students in the Arts. Box offi…
A Transportation Security Administration officer from Winter Haven was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’ Office on April 18, after filing a fake burglary report to allegedly cover for her tardiness.
On March 29, Polk County Roads and Drainage Director Jay Jarvis said county staff is planning to build a couple more roundabouts in east Polk County.
The 48th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo is flying into Lakeland until April 10 at Lakeland Linder International Airport and is the second largest airshow in the world. Headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team and there will be a pac…
Winter Haven’s Sentimental Journeymen barbershop chorus celebrates its return to the stage by presenting its twelfth barbershop harmony show, “Back in Business.”
A Poinciana teen was arrested at Lake Marion Creek Middle School on March 9, after he brought a gun to class and threatened to go on a shooting spree.
On Tuesday, March 15, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd will talk about how law enforcement is evolving with new tools and strategies, many of which now go beyond standard community policing and engagement.
One of our most popular Sheriff’s Office programs is the Inmate Work Program.
A Polk County firefighter was arrested for fraud on Tuesday after authorities said he cashed a payroll check twice.
A Mulberry man on the run was shot six times early Tuesday morning after he pointed an object at a deputy and said it was a gun.
Two men were killed in a crash on Thursday, after the vehicle they were riding in hit an embankment and was launched into a tree.
Polk County Public Schools is making at-home, COVID-19 test kits available to PCPS staff, students and their family members.
A Polk County Sheriff’s Office social media investigation led to the arrest of 60 people for selling drugs on three different apps.
Polish Table Tennis Olympian Daniel Gorak will be bringing his game – and his peekaboo serve – to Lakeland.
Mulberry man fatally shot; suspect then critically wounds himself
Two men were listed in critical condition on Jan. 12, after the plane they were in crashed in Winter Haven.
Two teenaged suspects are facing multiple felonies after burglarizing 10 vehicles in two neighborhoods and stealing a pickup truck in unincorporated Polk County during the early morning hours of New Year's Eve, December 31.
The victims in Friday’s Auburndale plane crash were identified as a married couple from Winter Haven.
A Winter Haven man was arrested on Dec. 16, after he was accused of hacking into the Polk State College database.
A Mulberry man was arrested for drunk driving after driving 113 mph on Interstate 4, according Polk County deputies.
A Davenport driver was killed in a Polk County crash on Monday, after he slammed into another vehicle.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting on Nov. 11 where a deputy shot and killed a woman who was threatening him with a shovel.
Polk County Utilities has issued a Department of Health-required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a water main break in the Winding Oaks Circle area of Imperial Lakes within the Southwest Region Public Water System. About 100 customers are affected.
Voters in the upcoming city elections are encouraged to check their polling location before they go to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Polk County Public Schools does not permit spectators to wear costumes during athletic events, including high school football games.