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Lakeland city commissioner charged with murder in shooting of man he suspected of shoplifting
LAKELAND, Fla. - Lakeland County Commissioner Michael Dunn has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after he fatally shot a suspected shoplifter. State Attorney Brian Haas announced the arrest on Friday, just two weeks after the killing. Surveillance video of the October 3 shooting sh
$550K lottery ticket sold at Lakeland gas station, still unclaimed
LAKELAND, Fla. — A $550,000 Lucky Money ticket sold in a Lakeland store is still unclaimed, according to the Florida Lottery.RECOMMENDED:Mega Millions lottery jackpot grows to record $970 million for the October 19, 2018 drawingThe ticket was sold Tuesday night at Murphy USA on US Hwy 98 N. The luck
Lakeland man arrested for exposing genitals to undercover detective in park
LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - A Lakeland man was arrested for exposing his genitals to an undercover detective in a park on Thursday. According to the sheriff's office, Richard Kolari, 71, approached the detective in Gator Creek Preserve Park in north Lakeland. The detective was in the park addressing com
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20
Dia De Los Muertos: Join the Mexican celebration that has been organized each year since 1992 by the owners of Casa Tina to pay reverence to loved ones who have passed. The celebration includes a candlelit processional with giant traditional puppets (9 p.m.). 5 p.m., Casa Tina Gourmet Mexican & Vege
Polk County Sheriff's Office transforms the Polk County jail into the haunted
Especially if you're looking for something spooooky to visit with the entire family. I mean, what's spookier than a haunted jail?
Florida politician who fatally shot shoplifter is charged with murder
Michael Dunn was charged with second-degree murder of a shoplifter FridayDunn, 47, fatally shot Christobal Lopez, at his military surplus store October 3Lopez allegedly tried to steal a hatchet from Dunn's military surplus storeLakeland, Florida police arrived and found Lopez dead on the sidewalkVid
Wrong-way driver dies in Howard Frankland Bridge crash
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A wrong-way driver with a history of drinking and driving died after a crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge that closed the span's northbound lanes for hours during Friday morning's commute. The crash happened before 6 a.m. just north of the 4th Street exit on the Pinellas
Over $1.4 Million Dollars in Citrus Groves Sold in Frostproof by Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) reported the recent sale of 12 citrus parcels in Frostproof, FL. Richard Dempsey, ALC, a sales associate of CBCSRE, secured the transactions of 231 acres with a sales price totalling over $1.4 million.
Bartow football player claims "no concern" from coaches after hospitalization
Devin Miles, 16,was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Centerafter taking a beating from the fight that forced officials to cancel the game against rival Lakeland. Bartow Police later opened an investigation.
Threatening e-mail sent to Lakeland city commissioner accused of killing man
Lakeland police are trying to find out who sent a threatening e-mail to city commissioners Tuesday about Commission Michael Dunn and his son. They're also looking into its credibility. Lakeland police are trying to find out who sent a threatening e-mail to city commissioners Tuesday about Commission
Lakeland city commissioner could be charged in shooting death of Christobal Lopez
LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - State Attorney Brian Haas said he anticipates a decision will be made Friday whether they will file charges against a Lakeland City Commissioner who shot and killed a man who was trying to steal a hatchet from his military surplus store.The shooting happened Oct. 3 at the Vet
Lakeland commissioner arrested for shooting shoplifting suspect
LAKELAND (FOX 13) - More than two weeks later, a Lakeland City Commissioner has been charged in the shooting death of a suspected shoplifter who was trying to flee his store. Commissioner Michael Dunn has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed 50-year-old Cristobal Lopez Wed
Portion of US 27 shut down in Polk County after car hits bicyclist
LAKE HAMILTON, Fla.- Authorities were investigating a crash Thursday morning after a vehicle hit a bicyclist in Polk County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Polk County calendar of events
EXPRESSIONS STORYTELLING INSTITUTE: 9 a.m. Oct. 16, Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, $30, 863-667-5657, www.seu.edu/arts/events. Three back-to-back sessions with Nancy Duarte, a communications expert, author and CEO of Durate Inc. Each keynote is rooted
Watch: Florida City Official Fatally Shoots Alleged Shoplifter - GunsAmerica Digest
Video (see above) shows Dunn grabbing Lopez by the shirt as he attempts to leave the store. Then, Dunn fires one shot from his handgun, hitting Lopez. Police say Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Walt Disney World announces new 'nature-inspired' resort
ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World guests will soon have another place to call home for a few days. The company announced Thursday it plans to build a nature-inspired resort along the shores of Bay Lake, situated between Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The
Lakeland Fire Department, SPCA Florida release 2019 calendar
LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - The Lakeland Fire Department and SPCA Florida proudly present its Rescued Pets Calendar for the fourth year in a row. The calendar features SPCA Florida rescue pets and buff Lakeland firefighters. Each month of the year features safety tips and information from both organizat
Breaking News: Pilot has minor injuries after crash in Plant City | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer
The pilot of the plane, 76-year-old John McKenney, was the only one in the aircraft and was not seriously injured, according to PCPD. He was treated at the scene.
'Bang bang' | Threatening email sent to Lakeland city commissioner after fatal shooting
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Police are investigating a threatening email sent to Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn -- one day after authoritiesreleased surveillance footagethat showed him shooting an alleged shoplifter who died.The footage from Oct. 3 shows Dunn shooting Cristobal Lopez at Vets Army & N
Disney World: New Nature-Themed Resort to Open in 2022
ORLANDO, Florida - Walt Disney World announced Thursday that it will open a nature-inspired resort in 2022. The company said the brand new resort will be built along Bay Lake in Lake Buena Vista, and will be found between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. According