Big rig and car crash, killing one
A tractor-trailer and a car crashed near the intersection of SR 33 and Deen Still Road early Tuesday morning in Polk City, killing…
Skydiver's collision with plane sparks debate
A dramatic collision between a skydiver and a single-engine plane in Polk County has sparked a lively debate over who is to blame.
Police: Man killed his mother with kitchen knife
Winter Haven Police say a man used a kitchen knife to kill his mother.
Body of 19-year-old found inside house
The body of a 19-year-old man was found inside a house Saturday night.
Calls for noise ordinance grow louder in Polk
The loud, thumping bass of a car stereo could soon get you in trouble driving through Polk County if a local resident is successful in his…
Report: G4S failed to keep kids safe in riot
A new state report blasts the administrators of the Avon Park Youth Academy for a riot that occurred in August.
Tougher-to-get fruit won't stop Guacamole Guy
Guacamole Guy in Winter Haven says avocados are getting tougher to harvest, for a variety of reasons.
Fantasy of Flight morphing into new theme park?
The founder of Fantasy of Flight, who announced he's closing the Polk County attraction next month, plans to open an even bigger park in…
Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce email hacked
The Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce had its email account hacked Tuesday, causing everyone in its online address book to receive a scam message.
Fantasy of Flight to close in April
Fantasy of Flight, a Polk County destination that for 18 years has beckoned tourists to what it calls the world’s largest private…
Two-year-old killed on tricycle in Polk County
A 2-year-old child was killed Monday while riding a tricycle in a Polk County trailer park, according to Bartow Police Department.
Lakeland leaders surprised by $130k PR firm bill
Lakeland commissioners expressed surprise and disappointment during a meeting Monday to discuss the $130,000 the city spent on a firm to do…
Ocala teenagers accused of trying to kill mother
A 13-year-old girl and her boyfriend are accused of trying to kill the girl’s mother Sunday morning because she disapproved of their…
Mom blames husband after driving kids into ocean
Ebony Wilkerson is being held on $1.2 million bail.
FDLE cancels missing child alert
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has canceled an alert for four missing children in the Hollywood area.
Man charged with six murders found incompetent
A Naples man charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the slaughter of his family, has been found incompetent.
Woman's throat slit by daughter's boyfriend, 15
A 15-year-old boy is accused of slitting the throat of his girlfriend's mother after planning the attack with her daughter.
Vicious pet cat traps couple, who call 911
Portland, Ore., police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
Anne Rice vampire series returns in October
Anne Rice's first Vampire Chronicles book since 2003, "Prince Lestat," is scheduled to come out Oct. 28.
Shooter's dad: 'You can't get any more evil'
The father of Adam Lanza describes his struggle to comprehend an act that "couldn't get any more evil."
Sbarro files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy again
Sbarro says it's filing for Chapter 11 reorganization, marking the struggling pizza chain's second trip through bankruptcy court in…
Joran van der Sloot to be extradited to US
Peru's government says that once Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038.