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VIDEO: woman confronts man after he swiped her cell phone at Winter Haven thrift store
"How dare you? You know? Because he obviously was watching this lady and just waited for the right opportunity to squeeze by to make sure he saw what he thought he saw, and then come in and take her cell phone," Winter Haven Police Spokesperson Jamie Brown told WFLA.
MISSING CHILD Alert issued for 3 children last seen in Dade City
Dade City police detectives say Christopher Christy, 1; Justin Simonds, 6; and Jeremy Simonds, 6, could be with Christopher Christy Sr, 29, and Shannon Adams, 24. Police say they could be traveling in a PT Cruiser.
Lakeland boy left in coma after Jan. 2017 crash dies
John wasone of seven people injured Jan. 11, 2017, when the Toyota truck driven by his father, Jaron Skipper, ran into the back of a Citrus Connection bus in Winter Haven.
Man killed in industrial accident near Walt Disney World, fell into vat of oil
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says that on Wednesday, just after midnight, deputies responded to 2010 South Service Lane in Bay Lake regarding an industrial accident.
News Briefs 8.16.18 | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer
The restaurant, located at 115 E. Reynolds St., shut down overnight and the space was made available for rent within a day. Julio Pagan, who owned the restaurant with fiancee Reina Flores, said business was too slow for Adryana’s to continue operating, especially in June and July, and that they plan
Lakeland men stole trailer filled with $42,000 worth of equipment, detectives say
The Plant City Police Department said they received a tip that the trailer was possibly in Mulberry, in the area of State Road 60 and Coronet Road. They responded, found the trailer, but it was empty.
Sedio hits walk-off single in 10th, Lakeland beats Daytona 2-1
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Chad Sedio hit a walk-off single with one out in the 10th inning, as the Lakeland Flying Tigers defeated the Daytona Tortugas 2-1 on Wednesday.Derek Hill scored the game-winning run after he entered the game as a pinch runner on second base and advanced to third on a sacrifice
Adam Putnam Sweeps Chamber Straw Polls In Tampa, Lakeland
The Lakeland and Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce held straw polls Tuesday night, with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam decisively beating out all other gubernatorial candidates. Putnam, who is from Bartow in Polk County, received 67 percent of the vote in Lakeland. He also won heavily in Tampa
Pasco deputies investigating shooting near Hudson apartments; 3 people possibly shot
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.-- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a shooting at an apartment complex Wednesday night.Deputies said there were possibly at least three to four people shot near Beacon Woods Village in Hudson.This is a developing story and will be updated.►Make it easy to keep
Meet Orange County mayoral candidate Jerry Demings | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
This is my home and the home of my children and grandchildren. I want to lead Orange County to be the best city in the United States to live. My record of accomplishment speaks for itself. In my role as Orange County Sheriff for the past 10 years, I would rise early thinking about the safety and wel
Part of gun range closed after Florida officer seriously hurt
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Florida police sergeant injured at the department's gun range has prompted officials to close down a portion of the range for more than a month.The discovery was reported Monday by the Lakeland Ledger. According to a report from Lakeland Police, the officer was attending a cl
Worker killed after falling into large container of oil on Disney property
BAY LAKE, Fla. – A 61-year-old man died early Wednesday after falling into a vat of oil at an energy facility on Disney property,Orange County sheriff’s deputies told WKMG.It happened around 12:17 a.m. Wednesday at 2010 South Service Lane in Bay Lake.The man and a coworker were emptying oil and grea
Nikolas Cruz back in court as judge berates newspaper's attorney
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz stares into the camera during a Broward County court appearance, Aug. 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Multiple Polk County school buses delayed on first day of school
Photo via PixabayMore than 10 school buses are delayed in Polk County.According to the Polk County Public Schools’ bus delays’ website, 11 school buses are delayed by at least 20 minutes. Real-time updates on school bus delayscan be found by clicking here.The school district announced last week ther
Lakeland Firefighters helping battle Western wildfires
More than a dozen firefighters from Florida Forest Service Lakeland district, ranging from firefighters, to command staff, have been deployed to manage fires in Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho and Colorado.
Ocoee approves plans for independent-living facility | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
The facility is to be located north of Roberson Road and east of Tomyn Boulevard on a 10.47-acre property — 2.45 acres of which are designated wetlands/floodzones and would not be developed. The property, which is currently vacant, has a future land-use designation of low-density residential and con
South Florida woman finds razor blade in handle of Walmart cart
"Razor on my cart at Walmart. Someone must've put it here when I was getting things. Wasn't here when I first got the cart!!! I'm livid," Ferels wrote on Facebook with a picture of the cart.
Exchange Students Robbed at Bartow's Azalea Gardens | 970 WFLA
Bartow, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Two foreign echange students became American crime victims at Azalea Gardens, Bartow Police said.
Silva leads GCL Tigers West to 4-1 win over GCL Yankees East
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Alfredo Silva struck out nine hitters over six innings, leading the GCL Tigers West over the GCL Yankees East in a 4-1 win on Tuesday.
South Florida camp counselor accused of molesting girl
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- A camp counselor in Fort Lauderdale was arrested Monday on accusations that he molested a girl who attended the summer camp where he works, authorities said.