Ken Suarez, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Ken Suarez

FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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Recent articles by Ken:

Lakeland gets new armed security guard while city requests 30 new police officers

Downtown Lakeland’s new private armed security guard has been on the beat for about six weeks now. → Read More

Massive warehouses along I-4 to bring big businesses, more jobs to Plant City

Two massive new warehouses along I-4 in Plant City could have far-reaching effects on the area's economy. City Furniture's expansive showroom, cafe, corporate offices and warehouse space will bring hundreds of new jobs, while Fortune 100 companies are reportedly eyeing the other location as a possible distribution facility. → Read More

Gibsonton man dubbed 'Human Volcano' stuns audiences around the world

A Gibsonton man, known as the “Human Volcano," leaves his audience wide-eyed and in wonder. → Read More

Blue-green algae discovered in three Polk County lakes

Another three lakes in Polk County were added to a growing list of places with algae blooms. → Read More

Lawyer for woman accused in viral McDonald's meltdown claims Sheriff Judd made mockery of client

A war of words is unfolding in Polk County over what happened at a Lakeland McDonald's a week ago. → Read More

Unwelcome alligator shows up in Plant City backyard as mating season gets underway

A Plant City woman recently had an unwelcome visitor when an 8-foot alligator showed up in her backyard. → Read More

First total lunar eclipse of 2022 wows stargazers across country

Stargazers here and across the country were given a heavenly show overnight Sunday. → Read More

'Such a heartbreaking sight': Unanswered questions after child found starved to death in Davenport

Back in 2019, the baby’s family was on the radar of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The case was closed after an “undisclosed” period of time when caseworkers determined that the baby was being fed appropriately, and she was improving. → Read More

Annual hot air balloon festival takes to Lakeland skies

Approximately 40 colorful balloons will fill the skies above Lakeland this weekend. → Read More

Four horses, donkey stolen from Wimauma pasture in last four months

Four horses and a donkey were stolen from a Wimauma pasture in the last four months. → Read More

Thieves target boat motors in recent Polk County thefts

Outboard motors have been scarce recently because of supply chain issues brought on by the pandemic. → Read More

‘Things are finally getting back to normal’: Businesses benefit as spring training returns to Bay Area

Spring training is back, and so are the crowds, which means big bucks for area businesses. → Read More

Florida gas prices expected to keep rising; Russia-Ukraine crisis could drive prices up even more

With high demand and low supply, the price of gas in Florida is expected to keep on rising -- especially with spring break around the corner. President Biden also warned that gas prices could go higher if Russia invades Ukraine, though he said the US would deploy "all the tools and authority at our disposal to provide relief at the gas pump." → Read More

Lakeland's Catapulter of the Year brings world view to aerial photography

A young entrepreneur in Lakeland is flying high – and giving us a peek from his point of view. → Read More

Polk family learns dangers of sharing address online after dirt bike, ATV stolen

A Lakeland family says they made a terrible mistake by giving a prospective online buyer their home address. → Read More

'Little towns, big hearts': Polk community turns steer auction into fundraiser for family who lost son

Todd Donley was a 17-year-old with dreams of heading to Ole Miss and joining their baseball team. His life was cut short after a crash, which occurred weeks before the Polk County Youth Fair. His loved ones entered his steer into the annual auction, and the community turned it into a fundraiser for the family. → Read More

UT replacing ‘antiquated’ emergency blue boxes with safety app, but not everyone wants to see them go

Change is coming to the University of Tampa, and not everyone is on board → Read More

‘It was a blessing’: Polk charity thrives during pandemic as it gives supplies, food to hundreds in need

A faith-based group recently handed out truckloads of free cleaning supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Polk-based disaster-response group mobilizes to help Kentucky tornado victims

It is going to take a massive effort to help Kentucky and the other areas devastated by the recent tornados. → Read More

Thieves find potential goldmine inside stolen catalytic converters

The number of catalytic converter thefts has tripled in the Bay Area since last year. → Read More