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Past articles by Holly:

New alcohol laws go into effect in Lakeland

New alcohol laws go into effect this weekend in Lakeland, allowing consumers to purchase beer, wine and liquor at the same times on Sunday as any other day of the week. → Read More

Man to be sentenced in Polk dog fighting case

A man charged last year for animal cruelty and dog fighting is expected to be sentenced Thursday in Polk County. → Read More

Polk blogger says look for Black Friday deals now

If you're waiting until Black Friday to score big bargains, an Auburndale deal-blogger believes that's too late. Black Friday is not just on Black Friday anymore. For those who stand in line for h... → Read More

Lakeland couple returns from Paris after attacks

A Lakeland couple celebrating their proposal in Paris got caught in the thick of the chaos brought by the terrorist attacks Friday night. → Read More

Brandon Walmart re-opens today

Brandon-area shoppers can watch for falling prices again. Walmart workers are gearing up to reopen the store there after abruptly closing it back in April. The store is set to open at 8 a.m. Friday... → Read More

Another step toward daily recess in Polk County

Amanda Lipham believes every k-5th grader in Polk County schools should be allowed to run and play for at least 20 minutes during the school day. And she's not alone, she's got thousands of teache... → Read More

Polk teachers rally for relief on the job

Stressed out, fed up and underpaid. That's the message hundreds of Polk County teachers are sending to the school district. Many of them plan to stand outside the board meeting Tuesday evening to... → Read More

Witness grabs keys from Polk driver who struck child with SUV

A little girl is fighting for her life, after being hit by an SUV Wednesday in Auburndale. The driver is walking free. Witnesses claim she was chugging a beer behind the wheel. One witness is gett... → Read More

Lakeland gunshop owner giving away pro-police signs and stickers

A Lakeland gun shop owner says he’s tired of all the negativity about police. So he's promoting law enforcement outside his business and trying to get more people on board. Dan Derringer's already ... → Read More

Polk scam targeting seniors

Scammers are playing a cruel trick on Polk County elderly residents and it cost one woman her entire checking account. The people pose as bank employees and act like they're going to provide a mor... → Read More

Boy, 2, killed in Polk County crash; mom in critical condition

A Lakeland woman is in critical condition after a Wednesday afternoon crash that killed her 2-year-old son. Joshlynn Lopez, 27, of Lakeland, is also pregnant, and authorities say so far her unborn ... → Read More

Amazon hiring at Lakeland fulfillment center

Amazon orders are making it to your doorstep in a matter of hours in some cases. And it takes a lot of manpower to make it happen. As the holiday season approaches, the company needs more help to... → Read More

Former Polk teacher's resignation letter going viral

Too many tests. That is the clear message from a lot of frustrated parents and teachers across the country. Now a Polk County teacher's resignation letter, which names testing as the cause, is go... → Read More

Lakeland breast cancer survivor plans to fight American Cancer Society recommendation

The American Cancer Society has released new screening guidelines for breast cancer. They're now recommending annual mammograms starting at age 45. Women are given to the option to start them at... → Read More

Polk community meeting to discuss putting recess back in schools

A Lakeland mother believes Polk County school children are one step closer to the playground. Tuesday from 5-6pm, Polk County parents are set to sit down with the schools superintendent, and will... → Read More

Lake Hamilton keeping police department

The people of Lake Hamilton are holding onto their police department, giving the force a chance to prove they can do the job the right way. It’s after a scathing report by the state attorney's off... → Read More

Polk woman, 77, fights off attacker with glass figurine

A 77-year-old woman fought off a 26-year-old man that Winter Haven police said sexually assaulted her inside her home Monday night. → Read More

Lakeland sergeant credits 911 callers, wonders why other Periscope viewers didn’t help

A Lakeland woman's live broadcast on Periscope of what she called, "drunk girl driving," is gaining attention across the world. People are shocked by what Whitney Beall captured before getting arre... → Read More

Lakeland woman arrested after driving drunk on Periscope

A Lakeland woman broadcasted herself live across the world taking shots at a local bar Friday night, then rolled the camera again as she got behind the wheel of a car, and admittedly drove drunk ar... → Read More

Lakeland couple headed to SC to help flood victims

Lakeland, Fla. (WFLA) - A Lakeland couple is gearing up to help those struggling from the flood damage in South Carolina. They want to bring nourishment to victims left without food and water. Ron and Brenda Link stopped in at Sam’s Club Thursday to pick up their first load of supplies for South Carolina flood → Read More