TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Authorities are investigating a crash that left one person dead in Lakeland early Tuesday morning. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said a vehicle struck a utility pole in the 3200 block of Main Street East, which is in the area of the Shady Oaks Mobile Home Park. One person died. It’s […]
LAKELAND, Fla. – Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested registered career offender 39-year-old Jason Cherry of Lakeland for Robbery on Monday. According to investigations Cherry robbed the SouthState bank located at 4719 S, Florida Ave. in Lakeland last Friday. Cherry is also being charged
VALRICO, Fla. - A man accused of shooting and killing a drug dealer during a botched robbery in Valrico agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Murder defendant Henry McGall apologized in court Monday. "I’m sorry that I, in fact, destroyed your family. I hope that...
Climate change is impacting workers in many segments of the economy, but for those who work the land for a living, the effects can be physical and financial. Hillsborough County is home to some of the most productive farmland in the state and each season, thousands of workers spend long days in the fields harvesting crops.
FROSTPROOF — A 56-year-old woman was hit and killed near 800 West Frostproof Road on Saturday evening. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Dawna McKenzie and 37-year-old Jose Martinez of Frostproof were walking south on the west side of the road about 7 p.m. Martinez was walking on the fog line while McKenzie walked next to him on the roadway.
Operators of local pregnancy care centers worried they might become targets following Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court had nullified the Roe v. Wade ruling. At least one center in Polk County reported vandalism carried out during the weekend. The managers of LifeChoice Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven shared photos showing its building and sign defaced by spray-painted symbols and messages.
firefighters saved a family from their burning home on Wednesday, June 23rd, thanks to a Plant City police officer taking action.
Deputies say the man had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech at the time of the crash. And, they could smell alcohol and found an open beer bottle inside his truck.
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POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged 39-year-old Mark Anthony Poe of Frostproof for vehicular homicide (F2) yesterday, Sunday, June 26, 2022, after he caused a crash on S.R. 60 East at Stokes Road in Lake Wales that resulted in the
“I began to think of all the groups in the United States that go to great lengths to make their allegiances known. The gay community (less than 2% of the population in the United States) celebrates Gay Pride in June. They wear the insignia of a rainbow on their clothing. There are also Black Pride demonstrations (some that include kneeling during the National Anthem). Democrats and Republicans make quite a fuss during election year. It does not matter if the rest of the world approves of any of these organizations or not. They have made themselves known by their constant demand to be acknowledged.”
A 39-year-old man from Polk County is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a fatal wrong-way crash on Sunday, according to the sheriff's office.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla — Vandals over the weekend hit a non-profit organization that provides pregnancy care following the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Spray paint marked the building of LifeChoice Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven before employees were able to cover it up with a new coat of paint, an employee told 10 Tampa Bay.
Volunteers painted over graffiti left on a pregnancy center in Winter Haven following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.
AUBURNDALE — A 26-year-old driver hit and killed a bicyclist in Auburndale on Sunday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened just after 7 a.m. when an Auburndale man was driving south in a four-door sedan on State Road 559 and a 31-year-old Orlando man was also riding his bike headed the same direction. ...
Crews are responding to reports that a person was hit by a train in Lakeland this morning.
A rookie cop and his fiance on an evening walk ran into a neighbor's burning house to save two children from a fire.
LAKELAND — Scammers are calling people and threatening to send them to jail for missing jury duty — unless they make a large payment, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday. The Sheriff's Office warned anyone who receives such a phone call "don't fall...