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WANTED: Lakeland Bank Robber

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred earlier. today, June 24th at the SouthState bank (4719 S, Florida Ave.) in Lakeland. At around 10:40 a.m., the man in these photos entered the bank and robbed one of the tellers. He told the teller he was armed. Once the suspect took the money, he fled the bank and was seen walking west through the Green Wise Publix parking lot and then crossing north into the Florida Technical College Parking lot. He then got into a dark colored sedan and drove away on Old Highway 37.
LAKELAND, FL
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Letter – Hey Mayor Mutz! Remember when you said that Lakeland could be a SANCTUARY CITY FOR THE UNBORN?! I DO!!!

If you want to hear the Mayor, in his own words, state that he is pro-life and would support Lakeland being a sanctuary city for the unborn…..click on the link below and LISTEN for yourself!. https://lakelandgazette.info/news/2021/10/02/lakeland-mayoral-candidate-debate/. During the mayoral debate at Believers Fellowship, the question was asked about the...
LAKELAND, FL
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Tampa Manufactured Housing Community Changes Hands for $12M

Legacy Communities acquired Country Villa Estates using a loan originated by BDS Capital. HARRI5 has brokered the sale of Country Villa Estates, a 130-site manufactured housing community in Riverview, Fla. Public records show Legacy Communities acquired the over 55 property for $12.1 million from a local private investor. The entire acquisition was financed through a loan originated by BDS Capital.
TAMPA, FL
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WANTED: Lakeland Bank Robber

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred earlier. today, June 24th at the SouthState bank (4719 S, Florida Ave.) in Lakeland. At around 10:40 a.m., the man in these photos entered the bank and robbed one of the tellers. He told the teller he was armed. Once the suspect took the money, he fled the bank and was seen walking west through the Green Wise Publix parking lot and then crossing north into the Florida Technical College Parking lot. He then got into a dark colored sedan and drove away on Old Highway 37.
LAKELAND, FL

Lakeland Reacts to Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

As black clouds threatened rain, about 20 pro-choice protesters lined Florida Avenue in front Southgate Shopping Plaza Friday evening, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal protections for a woman’s right to have an abortion, allowing each state to rule on the matter. Cheryl Alexander, 64, held...
LAKELAND, FL
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Lakeland bicyclist killed in Lake County hit-and-run, troopers say

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A 35-year-old Lakeland man riding a bicycle was killed early Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 27, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The bicyclist was traveling south toward U.S. Highway 192 in the designated bicycle lane when a driver...
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Meet Bartow's, Victory Christian's All-Academic selections

Editor's Note: Bartow and Victory Christian was inadvertently omitted from the All-Academic list run earlier this month. Sports participation: Varsity Swim Team (2) Academic achievements: Class Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, Eagle Scout, 36 ACT, Straight 5’s on All 8 AP Exams, All-State Orchestra and Band Bassoonist, 1st Place in Networking Infrastructures at FBLA State Competition, 2nd Seed on Team Polk (Academic Team), 3rd Place Academic Team at State Competition, AIME 2-Time Qualifier, 3rd Place at Code Quest Orlando, 4th Place at UCF High School Programming Tournament, FBLA Chapter Vice President (3 years)
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Florida man convicted of killing librarian with church van while fleeing attack on her son

POLK CITY, Fla. — A Florida man who used a church van to run over and kill the mother of his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in 2020 has been convicted of the woman’s murder. A Polk County jury on Friday found Elijah Paul Stansell, 20, of Winter Haven, guilty of first-degree murder and burglary with assault in the Nov. 9, 2020, hit-and-run that initially left Suzette Marie Penton, 52, of Polk City, in critical condition.
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