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Sheriff: Anchor mishap led to possible double drowning on Polk County lake
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — More than 24 hours after two Polk County men are believed to have drowned in Lake Eloise in Winter Haven, officials from various agencies, including the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are still searching Sunday for the bodies in the water.
Habitat for Humanity supports rare renovation project for Lakeland veteran's mobile home
LAKELAND — A few days before St. Patrick’s Day, a swarm of green-clad volunteers busily dug, sawed and drilled outside a mobile home in a rural patch of the Kathleen area. Posts went into the ground, preparing for a front deck and wheelchair ramp to be installed at the front of the structure. Though it didn’t reflect the expected image, the activity was part of a Habitat for Humanity project. The Lakeland chapter of the international nonprofit...
Music video shoot prompts road closures in downtown Plant City
Film crews will be taking over Plant City on Sunday night, prompting roads to be closed downtown for a music video shoot.
Duke Energy begins construction on floating solar pilot in Florida
On Thursday, Duke Energy Florida announced it was beginning construction on its first floating solar pilot. The almost 1-megawatt floating solar array will be built in Polk County on an estimated 2 acres of water ... Read More » The post Duke Energy begins construction on floating solar pilot in Florida appeared first on Daily Energy Insider.
Tampa woman killed after car stops working on I-75, troopers say
A Tampa woman died early Sunday morning after a crash on I-75 in Hillsborough County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Florida man indicted for attempted murder, armed robbery, carjacking
FLORIDA – A Hillsborough County man is facing charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, and armed carjacking after allegedly opening fire during a high-speed chase on Interstate 4. United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Francisco Cabrera, 28, of Dover, with armed robbery,...
Polk Plans to Boost Special Ed Funding by $3.1 Million
A long-awaited reorganization of Polk County Public Schools’ exceptional student education department is underway after at least a decade and a half of complaints that students were not receiving the legally mandated services they needed to learn. In her first major presentation to the School Board since being hired...
Sheriff Grady Judd discusses search for missing boaters in Lake Eloise
Sheriff Grady Judd discusses search for missing boaters in Lake Eloise. Sheriff Grady Judd discusses search for missing boaters …. Sheriff Grady Judd discusses search for missing boaters in Lake Eloise. GMA Sunday Weather. Sage Valley. NewsChannel 6 at 10 on MeTV. This Irish saying not so famous, but fits...
Plant City YouTuber purchases Elvis Presley's plane
PLANT CITY, Fla. — James Webb is a YouTube star and author of Jimmy’s World, which documents his recovery of old airplanes. “It’s a passion of mine. I’ve always fixed up things since I was little kid,” said Webb. His latest project is the 1962...
Mayor Mutz was fooled into offering a proclamation for a fake Hindu nation but can’t do a simple Google search
Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz signed a proclamation stating the city would honor and recognize “Kailasa’s SPH Nithyanada Day”, in December 2021. The Hindu country of Kailasa doesn’t exist. It’s the creation of Swami Nithyananda, a scam artist, and fugitive from India on rape charges since 2019, as CBS reported.
GOOD DEEDS: Students raise money for Hurricane Ian recovery fund
Cork Elementary School in Plant City gave a thoughtful donation to Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Hurricane Ian Recovery Initiative. In the month of October, the students began a “Penny War,” raising $2,225 in just one school week to support disaster relief. The school’s contribution was combined with other donor gifts for a $10,000 grant award for students at State College of Florida, Venice campus.
New FWC Commissioner played role in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ investigation of Andrew Warren
Farrior served as an intermediary. A man close to Gov. Ron DeSantis who played a role in one of the top controversies in the past year with the Governor is now the newest Commissioner of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), subject to Senate confirmation. Preston Farrior comes...
The 2023 Florida Strawberry Festival Shatters Records For 88th Consecutive Year
With a killer line-up featuring artists like Willie Nelson, Ludacris, The Isley Brothers and many more alongside tons of rides, and all the berry-blasted treats one could eat, the 2023 Florida Strawberry Festival had plenty to offer locals and tourists alike looking for a day full of food and fun this year. So much in fact, that it shattered previous attendance records for an 88th consecutive year.
Evictions are climbing in Tampa Bay
Reproduced from Eviction Lab; Chart: Axios VisualsEviction filings in Tampa Bay continue to exceed pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the Eviction Lab.Driving the news: The Princeton University project tracked 1,605 eviction filings in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties last month, which is up 24% from the historical average.Evictions are also up year over year. Eviction Lab's most recent data, which covers the week ending March 4, shows a more than 25% increase in average filings from the same period in 2022.The big picture: Sweeping local and national eviction moratoriums helped keep many families in their homes through the heart of...
Seffner man sentenced for his role in the January 6th Capitol riots
TAMPA, Fla. - A Seffner man has been sentenced for his role in the January 6th Capitol riots. 34-year-old Mitchell Todd Gardner of Seffner has finally learned his fate more than 2 years after the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Friday, a judge sentenced him to four years...
Four vehicle thefts near Mulberry
Between March 9th and March 11th, four RV-style vehicles were stolen from the area of CR 640 and Bonnie Mine Road near Mulberry. The suspect vehicle is the pictured black Toyota (possibly a Highlander). If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Creekmore at 863-499-2400 ext. 126,...
Join Us Paddle For A Cause At Dunedin Causeway
Join us Paddle For A Cause at Dunedin Causeway. It’s the Salty Sistas Anniversary Party. Everyone Welcome! Salty Sistas, one of the most popular Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) organizations in the Tampa Bay area, is celebrating its fourth anniversary on August 26th, 2023. You’re invited and bring your friends to the beautiful Dunedin Causeway for a fun-filled day with water activities for everyone. Salty Sistas has over 500 members and brings paddle board, kayak and other water sports and camping opportunities to its members. More information to come here at SaltySistasFacebook.
Episode 7 – Experience Lakeland, FL – Detroit Tigers Spring Training
Welcome to Episode 7 where Realtor Christopher Hill helps you experience Tiger Town and Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium during the Detroit Tigers 2023 spring training.
SUN 'n FUN is back in Lakeland, FL
SUN ‘n FUN is back, taking place from Tues., April 5-Sun., April 10 at the Expo Campus... Are you ready? Read more here.
Florida Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of ATF Agents
A Florida man has been charged with armed robbery, armed carjacking, and attempting to murder...
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