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DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Makes Major Drug Bust

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant 6/24/2022 at 5751 SW Charolais Ave, Arcadia, Florida 34266, after an active investigation revealed 9.11 pounds of Marijuana. During the investigation, probable cause was established for the arrest of Linda Stoddard, Daniel Stoddard, and Patsy Matejka. All three were located and arrested during the execution of the search warrant. None of the subjects involved had current medical marijuana identification cards.
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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.
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Letter to the Editor – Lakeland’s Mayor Mutz makes Proclamation ON HIS OWN BEHALF!

Mayor Mutz of Lakeland, Florida said that he made the LGBTQ proclamation ON HIS OWN BEHALF, not with the City Commissioners at the beginning of June 2022. This RINO MAYOR won’t ban abortions in Lakeland nor speak about it, and take a stand for the unborn…….but…… he will stand...

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… on the link below and LISTEN for yourself!. During the mayoral debate at Believers Fellowship, the question was asked about the...

FHP looking for vehicle that struck and killed bicyclist in Lake County

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist early Friday morning in Lake County. The 35-year-old Lakeland man had been southbound at 4:45 a.m. in the bicycle lane of U.S. Hwy. 27 approaching U.S. Hwy. 192 near the southern end of Lake County when a vehicle veered into the bicycle lane and struck the cyclist, knocking him from his bicycle, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

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...
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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...

Congratulations, Miss Florida!

LAKELAND, Fla — Last night at the RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, Miss Seminole County, Lindsay Bettis, took home the coveted Miss Florida tiara in her final year of eligibility. >>> STREAM ACTION NEWS JAX LIVE <<<. This was the seventh time 26-year-old Lindsay Bettis has...

Nearly 3 dozen women compete for Miss Florida title in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. - One young woman’s hopes and dreams of being crowned Miss Florida are going to culminate at the R.P. Funding Center in Lakeland this weekend. On Saturday, Tampa’s Leah Roddenberry will hand over her title to the new Miss Florida 2022. "It is bittersweet," she told...

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)