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Driver Fleeing Minor Crash Strikes & Kills 18 Yr Old Near Bartow Highschool

Update - Lakeland Man Arrested   The vehicle was later located at the driver’s Polk County residence parked inside his garage where Troopers learned the driver then fled in a blue 2017 Ford Fiesta which also belonged to him.  Hillsborough County...

Downtown Bartow Kicked Off St. Patrick’s Day with Annual Un-Parade

by James Coulter What's more fun than a parade? How about an un-parade? What's that, you ask? Well, it's like a regular parade, but more fun and chaotic. Downtown Bartow kicked off St. Patrick's Day weekend with its annual St. Patrick's...

Polk Deputy’s Working Crash Slowing SR 60 Traffic Monday Afternoon

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County Fire Rescue is currently on scene of a crash with injuries on SR 60 & 80 Ft Rd. multiple units have been assigned to the area. The crash was called...

Sheriff Grady Judd Enjoys Jeepin with Judd for 10th Annual Event

by James Coulter There's nothing Sheriff Grady Judd loves more than working hard to serve and protect his community. However, he managed to take time out of his busy schedule last weekend to go Jeep riding in Bartow. For the past...

Bartow Man Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter After Allegedly Beating His 4 Month Old Daughter To Death

A joint death investigation between the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Bartow Police Department that began on Thursday, February 22, 2024, resulted in the arrest of 22-year old Jacob Kubai for causing the death of his infant daughter, Willow “Strawberry” Kubai. Kubai...

11th Annual SyFy Bartow Went Back In Time For “It’s About Time”

by James Coulter Last Saturday, Downtown Bartow partied like it was 1999...or rather, 2014. This year's SyFy Bartow was themed to time travel, which was the same theme of its 2nd event ten years ago. This year's theme was "It's About...

Bartow PD On Scene Of Accident On S.R. 60 & Wilson Ave.

The Bartow Police Department and emergency responders are on scene of an accident on S.R. 60 & Wilson Avenue. According to reports the accident occurred around 6:35pm. At this time we don’t believe the accident has significant injuries, but...

Polk DCF Worker & Her Husband Charged With Negligent Child Abuse

Bartow, Florida - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Tawnya White and Devin White and charged them with negligent child abuse. The interesting twist is the Tawnya White has worked for DCF (Department of Children and Families) for...

Downtown Bartow Sips and Sparkles at Wine Walk

by James Coulter Most people love to wine and dine on New Year's Eve. However, residents and visitors to Bartow were able to wine and dine well into the new year with the Sip & Sparkle Wine Walk last Friday. The...

City of Bartow to Close City facilities at 1 p.m. Severe storms threaten the area and may result in unsafe conditions

  (January 9, 2024 – Bartow, FL) Due to the risk of severe weather, including intense thunderstorms and damaging winds, the City of Bartow will close all City facilities including City Hall, the Public Library, Carver and Polk Street Recreation...
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Lakeland K9’s Get Bullet & Stab Protective Vest’s

LAKELAND, FL (April 17, 2024) - Lakeland Police Department K9s Drax, Judah, Kodiak, and Summit have received bullet and stab protective...
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