‘Suicide by cop:’ Man with knife shot dead by Polk deputy, Auburndale officers, sheriff says
A man with a knife who allegedly jumped from bushes at law enforcement in an Auburndale neighborhood Tuesday evening was shot and killed by two officers and a Polk County deputy, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.
2 injured in Polk County after teen in speeding car switches off lights, crashes into SUV, FHP says
Two women were hospitalized early Sunday, one of them suffering serious injuries, after their SUV was crashed into by a Mustang that reportedly sped away from a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in Polk County.
From sensory guides to quiet rooms, LEGOLAND helps guests with autism enjoy the park
LEGOLAND Florida was the first LEGOLAND park in North America to become a Certified Autism Center and with four quiet spaces and sensory guides all over the park, they’re making it easy for families to plan a vacation and get the most out of it.
‘Wrong place at the wrong time:’ 2 arrested in Polk County fatal shooting of dirt biker, sheriff says
Two people were arrested after a man was fatally shot in March while riding a dirt bike one of the suspects paid for and decided not to buy, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a Tuesday news briefing.
Lakeland man arrested minutes after hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist, sheriff’s office says
A 29-year-old Lakeland man was arrested Saturday night, accused of attempting to flee after crashing his pickup truck into two other vehicles along westbound U.S. Route 92 and a bicyclist who died as a result, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Silver Alert ends as missing Lakeland man with Alzheimer’s found in Pinellas County, Polk deputies say
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced around 9 a.m. Saturday that 76-year-old Oswald Augustus Tate — who had gone missing out of Lakeland the previous night — was found in good health in Pinellas County.