- Sheriff: Man stabbed, tried to drown pregnant girlfriend Updated: Oct-07-15 1:52 am
BARTOW, Florida - A Polk County man has been accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend on multiple occasions, and, on one night, attempting to drown her in a bathtub before stabbing her multiple times.
- Jury recommends death for man convicted of killing sergeant Updated: Sep-30-15 4:03 pm
BARTOW, Florida - A jury has recommended death for an inmate charged with killing a Polk Sheriff's sergeant.
- Wildlife officials asks public to report panther sightings Updated: Sep-14-15 7:04 am
LAKELAND, Florida - State wildlife officials are asking the public to report any sightings of endangered Florida panthers moving north into Polk County.
- Embattled citrus growers have hope for 3 bacteria killers Updated: Sep-13-15 4:15 am
LAKE ALFRED, Florida - For the first time in years, Florida citrus growers are juiced at the prospect of getting a new defense against citrus greening, the bacterial disease slowly killing their trees, perhaps as early as spring.
- State to seek death for woman accused of killing dad, child Updated: Sep-09-15 12:25 pm
BARTOW, Florida - Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a 25-year-old woman accused of killing her father and 6-year-old daughter.