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Lakeland community building, residential plans advance

Tribal Community Development (TCD) officials continue to move forward on construction plans for a community building on the Seminole Tribe’s Lakeland Reservation. In addition, phase two of homebuilding is underway at the site. TCD’s director of construction management, Ricardo Rivera, told the Seminole Tribune in early January that four...

Central Florida suburb named the lightning capital of the U.S.

Four Corners, Florida saw more lightning in 2022 than any other community in the United States. According to environmental technology company Vaisala, Four Corners ranked first in lightning density this year with 474 lightning events per square kilometer, or 1,229 lightning events per square mile. Four Corners is an unincorporated...

Congratulations to our newest Lakeland Firefighters

Congratulations to our newest #firefighters — Kaitlyn Biecker & Chelsea Mercer. They complete their #LFD new hire orientation and transition to shift work next week. Please join us in congratulating these ladies for their hard work and wishing them luck in their future careers with #LakelandFD!

Osceola corrections officer attacked, trapped woman in home, Polk deputies say

A corrections officer working at the Osceola County Jail was arrested Wednesday about a month after a woman said he attacked her and tried to trap her inside a Polk County home. Joshua Díaz, 35, is currently in the Polk County Jail facing charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment. A press release by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Díaz and the victim were arguing Dec. 12 when he ...

Meet Mr. Troung, One of the Very Best Lakeland Has to Offer

There is certainly no shortage of great teachers at Lakeland Regional High School, but one common consensus is that math teacher, Mr. Andrew Truong, is near the top of this list. There are many qualities that define a great teacher as it takes more than just a solid educator to truly make the experience enjoyable for students. This certainly applies to Truong (as he is referred to by his students’) as he goes above and beyond in many different ways to do this for them.

Cops Corner 1.26.23

This week on Cops Corner, Plant City Police investigate: Missing appliances, a fleeing suspect and stolen batteries. 3500 block of W. Baker St. Beverage violation / warrant arrest: An officer met with an assistant manager at the business at the listed location who stated that an unknown white male took a portable radio. One individual was location and an FCIC/NCIC check was conducted, revealing that the individual had an active warrant out of Hardee County. The warrant was confirmed and the individual was subsequently transported to Orient Road Jail.