Video shows chaotic crime spree at Mulberry Railcar lot

MULBERRY, Fla. - It may have started off as a joke, but got serious very quickly. The Polk Sheriff’s Office says five young people -- three guys and two women -- broke into the Mulberry Railcar lot on Prairie Mine Road after it closed on June 3 and created havoc.
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Florida man fatally shoots father of underage girl he was dating, officials say

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man fatally shot the father of the underage girl he was dating Friday morning during an argument with the man, investigators said. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Raul De Alejandro Rodriguez, Jr. grabbed a shotgun and fired it around 5:49 a.m. at the father who was upset about his 17-year-old daughter’s relationship with the man, WTSP reported.

Owner of malls in Ocala, Melbourne files for bankruptcy protection

Washington Prime Group, which owns 13 malls and shopping centers in Florida, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a financial restructuring plan. The company hopes to continue business as usual at its more than 100 properties across America. In announcing the bankruptcy filing, Washington Prime Group...
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Amazon warehouse in Polk County sold for big bucks

Amazon-occupied warehouses have become one of the hottest investments in Central Florida. Nominate now for CEO of the Year. Please provide us with the names of the CEOs (or those holding an equivalent title, such as managing principal, executive director, etc) whom you feel are outstanding in business and the community.
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Diesel price check: This is Lakeland's cheapest station

(LAKELAND, FL) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.25 in the greater Lakeland area, according to a recent price survey. The title of cheapest station in the Lakeland area went to Circle K at 1410 N Florida Ave, according to a Tuesday survey by GasBuddy. Diesel was listed there at just $2.89 per gallon. The most expensive station in the city was $3.14, at BP at 4655 N Socrum Loop Rd, the survey found:

'I'm really homeless': Orlando resident struggling after driver crashes into home

ORLANDO, Fla. - A homeowner is picking up the pieces after a man driving a stolen car crashed into his home. On Sunday morning, a 46-year-old driver crashed into the man's home at Indiana Street and Westmoreland Drive. The homeowner says one of the residents was sitting in the front yard when the car came crashing into the house, but, luckily, she wasn't hit.

Lawsuit: Orlando restaurant server trips, drops hot pizza on customer's lap

ORLANDO — An Orlando restaurant is facing a negligence claim after a Pizza Hut server allegedly tripped and dropped a hot food item onto a customer's lap. Gianna Gonzalez filed a complaint April 26 in Orange County Circuit Court against Celebration Restaurant Group LLC alleging negligence. Gonzalez alleges in her...
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Alta Schoolhouse is coming to Lakeland

Alta Schoolhouse is coming to Lakeland as a year-round school for children aged 2-5. The school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach + Montessori method. The facilities will boast oversized classrooms, natural light, and a lawn shaded by oak trees. : Alta Schoolhouse.

White Castle reopens ghost kitchen in Orlando

Just over a month after it unveiled its megastore, White Castle has re-opened a ghost kitchen. The new kitchen allows customers to place up to 10 online orders at a time without having to wait in line at the main location, which is the largest White Castle in the country.

Caribbean-style beach development coming to Orlando

Orlando has its theme parks, but what about a crystal clear lagoon that looks straight out of paradise? In a new agreement, Crystal Lagoons is bringing a Caribbean-like island oasis, with white sands, blue water and aquatic sports to The City Beautiful.