2,896 additional explicit child pornography charges filed against former Lake Alfred City Commissioner Charles...

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A former Lake Alfred City Commissioner who was arrested on April 18, 2024 by Computer Crimes detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office had...

Master Deputy Robbins

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Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph “Shane” Robbins was fatally injured in the line of duty when his patrol car crashed into a tree off of...

4 Arrested, $3.5M Fentanyl Seizure by Polk County Sheriff

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A Mexican drug trafficking organization operating in several states, including Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia was disrupted by a multi-agency investigation led by...

Community Support for Recovering Heroes: A Call to Action

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We are grateful to witness the miraculous survival of Lt. Chad Anderson and Deputy Craig Smith, who endured a harrowing ordeal last Friday night....

WANTED: Max Richards for grand theft and fraud

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In Dec. 2023, an elderly Lakeland woman was scammed by people who told her she won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes. After a very...

Host an Intern This Summer

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CareerSource Polk is in the process of preparing Young Adults to gain work experience through Internships / Work-based learning.  Their team received nearly 1200...

Student wins car

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Roxana Valladares took home a new Mustang this weekend after winning Bartow Ford's Drive For Excellence! The program, now in its 31st year, gives...

Polk State Senior Overcomes Brain Surgery, Wins National Cyber Award

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Taylor Alvarez is not defined by the brain tumor discovered her junior year of high school that resulted in brain surgery just a week...

Julia Black

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The Lakeland High girls volleyball team gathered for their end-of-season banquet, and there was a heartfelt tribute to the late Julia Black. Black, a junior...

KC And The Sunshine Band Tribute Show

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Join us at Balmoral Bar & Grill for an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration featuring KC and The Sunshine Band Tribute Show! Get ready to...