Theater looking for 1956 Elvis ticket holders
The historic Polk Theatre is putting out a call to those lucky enough to experience Elvis Presley when he performed at the Lakeland…
Teacher accused of sex with student to be fired
The Polk County School District is set to fire Jennifer Fichter. She is accused of having sex with one of her students.
Fungus threatens Florida's avocado crop
A fungus poses a serious threat to Florida's commercial avocado industry, which is worth $55 million to the state economy.
No red flags for teacher with scandalous past
The teacher accused of having sex with her 17-year-old student lied on her application to cover up a previous investigation, according to…
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…
AP: Ex-Fla. Lt. Gov. didn't report income
Newly released records show that former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll changed her income tax filings after investigators asked about…
VIDEO: Florida fisherman catches 800-pound shark
A Florida fisherman made the catch of a lifetime: an 805-pound, 11-foot shark!
Florida has 2nd-highest rate of homes underwater
Florida had the second-highest rate of homes seriously under water in the first quarter of the year.
21 injured when cars crashes into SW Fla. church
Twenty-one people were injured after a car plowed into a Fort Myers church during a Sunday night service, authorities said.
Mike Canan: Boston Marathon more than a race
The 2014 Boston Marathon wasn't in runner Mike Canan's plans, after completing the 2013 race two hours before the bombing. But…
Approval for powered alcohol 'issued in error'
News about approval of a powdered alcohol product called 'Palcohol' stirred things up on Monday. The government has now backed off.
US Supreme Court hears video streaming case
Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company…
US weighs curbing deportations
Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation…
New Jersey school sued over 'under God'
A family is suing, contending the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.
US promises additional $50M for Ukraine
Vice President Joe Biden spoke Tuesday after meeting with Ukrainian officials in their capital, Kiev.