Teacher 'felt like 8th grader was her boyfriend'
The Polk County teacher arrested this week for having sex with her student left a former job in Orange County six years ago after being…
Ellen recognizes local kid for anti-bullying
At the age of 13, Jaylen Arnold is truly being the change he wants to see in the world.
Polk crash kills 1, SR 60 closed for 6 hours
A portion of State Road 60 in Lake Wales was closed for more than six hours Thursday after a car and tractor-trailer collided.
Teacher was warned about inappropriate contact
The Polk County teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student was warned two years ago about inappropriate…
Fired LPD officer fights to get his job back
An police officer fired after admitting to a sexual relationship with a former crime analyst is trying to get back on the force.
Teacher faces new charges in sex case
Lakeland Police Department is trying to identify other victims of a teacher accused of having sex with one of her students.
LPD: Teacher got pregnant by student
Lakeland Police have arrested a Polk County English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students.
Polk man who lit wife on fire takes plea deal
Joshua Kimbrough, 34, avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty to setting his wife on fire inside their Lakeland home back in August…
Florida Poly appoints president
Randy Avent, North Carolina State University’s associate vice-chancellor of research development, has been appointed the first…
Deputies arrest 41 shoplifters in two days
Sheriff's deputies arrested 41 people in 48 hours for stealing merchandise from retail stores around Polk County.
Alligators close down Polk County nature trail
Aggressive alligators have forced park officials in Polk County to block access to a nature trail out of fear for visitor safety.
Body found may be missing Winter Haven woman
A body was found Thursday morning in a wooded area of Winter Haven. It is believed to be that of a woman who had gone missing Monday.
Cops: Man ran over 2 women in road rage incident
A SW Fla. man has been arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder after deputies say he ran over two women with his car.
Florida unemployment rate up slightly
Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March.
Disney World among 'most disappointing' trips
The “Most Magical Place On Earth” is also one of the top 10 most disappointing destinations in the world, according to a new list…
LIVE at 3:25- Rocket to launch to ISS
SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.
Teen stabbed in chest at S. Fla. high school
The stabbing occurred Thursday morning at Piper High School in Sunrise, according to station WPLG.
REPLAY: SpaceX rocket blasts off from Cape
A SpaceX commercial rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on schedule Friday afternoon and is heading to the International Space Station.
Michaels confirms breach of up to 2.6M cards
Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but…
Researcher aims to record 1M natural sounds
A Purdue University researcher is on a mission to capture up to 1 million natural sounds around the globe next week for an Earth Day project.
US diabetic heart attacks, strokes falling
Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are plummeting.
‘Resurrection Eggs' tell Easter story
What do eggs have to do with Easter? They make simple work of telling children the story of Jesus’ last week on Earth.