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Lakeland officials name first woman police chief

Lakeland city officials have named Lisa Womack, a native of Texas, as the city's newest police chief.

Published on 12/23/10
Updated on 07/12/13
Missing Lakeland woman with dementia found

A woman with dementia who went missing was located tonight, the Lakeland Police Department said.

Published on 12/08/10
Updated on 07/12/13
Police, church workers rein in escaped deer

Rudy the reindeer is no longer on the lam.

Published on 12/07/10
Updated on 03/22/13
Polk sheriff: Pedestrian killed by teen hit-and-run driver

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd called the death of a 70-year-old Lakeland pedestrian, struck by a teenage hit-and-run driver, a classic case of a scared child.

Published on 11/29/10
Updated on 03/22/13
Lakeland police investigate death of 9-year-old girl

Police are investigating the Wednesday night death of a 9-year-old girl.

Published on 11/25/10
Updated on 07/12/13
Piano men Elton John, Leon Russell in fine form in Lakeland

Elton John is in a position to do what few fans can - give their faded idol a major label, international spotlight.

Published on 11/21/10
Updated on 03/22/13
East Lake sweeps to first state volleyball title

East Lake (29-2) secured the Bay area's second 2010 state volleyball title Saturday afternoon with a convincing three-game sweep of defending Class 5A champ Stuart Martin County (27-5).

Published on 11/20/10
Updated on 03/22/13
Lakeland offers incentives to lure well-paying jobs

The city wants to attract the best and brightest workers.

Published on 11/10/10
Updated on 03/22/13
Lakeland woman critical after more than 1,000 wasp stings

Home alone, she went out on their nearly 50-acre lot to work on the yard.

Published on 11/03/10
Updated on 03/22/13
Body found near Lakeland business

Police found human skeletal remains today in a wooded area behind a business on New Tampa Highway.

Published on 10/29/10
Updated on 03/21/13
Suspect in bakery robbery dies of wound

The man who allegedly stole breads and pastries from a Lakeland Wonder Bread store last week died today from the injuries he sustained after being shot outside the store, the Lakeland Police Department said.

Published on 10/17/10
Updated on 03/21/13
Lakeland neighborhood marches against crime

"Enough is enough," marchers chanted Saturday in a Lakeland neighborhood crippled with crime as police and community leaders joined together to make a statement.

Published on 10/16/10
Updated on 03/21/13
Polk church, school board members protest Howl-O-Scream theme

A local church and several members of the Polk County School Board are expressing their concern about this year's Howl-O-Scream show at Busch Gardens.

Published on 10/15/10
Updated on 03/21/13
Jobs available in Polk but competition intense, staffing official says

You don't need a monthly employment report to know the hunt for work will prompt job seekers to use any resource possible - from headhunters and recruiters to job placement companies such as Rita Staffing in Polk County....

Published on 10/08/10
Updated on 03/21/13
Sheriff: 16-year-old admits killing teen

Santos Hernandez told deputies he killed 16-year old Marco Martinez after arguing about money, Sheriff Grady Judd said.

Published on 10/05/10
Updated on 03/21/13