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Florida gas station owner arrested after police say he shot beer thief

LAKELAND, FL – A gas station owner in Florida was arrested after police say he shot a beer thief,WTVTreports.

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Two lanes of westbound I-4 at Branch Forbes Road blocked after crash

The interstate was blocked from exit 17 Branch Forbes Road to exit 14 McIntosh Road.PLANT CITY, Fla.—Some of the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 at Branch Forbes Road were reopened Saturday morning after a crash had closed the westbound lanes of the Interstate Florida Highway Patrol reported.The int

10NEWS - 2018-07-21 12:28:06

Polk County investigators bust multi-county racketeering scheme

Aramis Nelson, 26, of Lakeland — Charles Gibson, 30, of Lakeland, as well as Da Jah Charisse Scott of St. Petersburg have been arrested and charged with racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, grand theft, criminal use of personal identification and petit theft.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-07-19 21:29:42

Florida woman gets 40 years for death of baby left in her care

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the death of an 8-month-old baby left in her care.The Ledger reports that 22-year-old Adrianna Bradley was sentenced Friday. She was convicted in February of aggravated child abuse and manslaughter. She had faced up to

WCTV - 2018-07-21 10:53:00

Hero waitress body slams Florida man who touched her buttocks

Restaurant security video shows Ryan Cherwinksi, 31, of Palm Bay, walking past and touching the buttocks of Emelia Holden at Vinnie Van Go-Go's in Savannah, Georgia, on June 30.

CLICK10.COM - 2018-07-20 16:11:02

VIDEO ' Store owner shoots man who's stealing beer in Lakeland, Fla.

The owner of a Lakeland, Fla. convenience store is charged with attempted murder after shooting a man who attempted to steal three 18-packs of Natural Ice Beer. (Video courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office.)

FIRST COAST NEWS

FSU students weigh in on Eppes statue removal

One student that talked to WTXL said no one condones slavery, one of the key arguments for removing the statue, and it's wrong to blame Eppes for a practice that was common at the time.

WTXL.COM - 2018-07-20 20:29:00

A Nervous Boy Quietly Slipped A Police Officer A Note In The Restaurant That Brought Tears To His Eyes

While out to breakfast with his beloved mother in Lakeland, Florida, nine-year-old Noah saw a police officer sitting in the restaurant alone. Because the boy respected cops and wanted the officer to know it, he grew nervous. He started to wonder how he should respond to seeing the Lakeland police of

AWM - 2018-07-20 10:10:50

4 accused of stealing identities of 60 people to defraud JC Penney's stores

Aramis Shantel Nelson, 26, and Charles Gibson, 30, both of Lakeland, and Da Jah Charisse Scott, 30, of St. Petersburg were in custody. Shykiah Rosetta Samoya Byrd , 26, of Riverview, is still being sought.

WFLA.COM

Palm Beach salon employee steals credit card from co-worker, orders from TooJay's

Brittini Lartitegui, 27, is accused of stealing a co-worker's credit card and using it to, among other things, make a purchase from TooJay's.

CLICK10.COM - 2018-07-20 15:50:56

Eppes Statue quietly removed Thursday night from FSU, Westcott Plaza

“Under the cover of the night Florida State is erasing its own history,” she wrote. “I am proud to be an Eppes and proud to be the great, great, great granddaughter of the founder of FSU.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-20 13:32:00

Hardee County man wins $550,000 jackpot

WAUCHULA, FL (WWSB) - A man from Hardee County is almost $400,000 richer after claiming Tuesday's Lucky Money jackpot.Aniceto Estrada Carrillo, 63, of Wauchula claimed the $550,000 jackpot on Friday at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He bought the ticket from Wauchula Foods on North Flo

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-07-20 19:34:00

Lakeland Man Dies In Single-Car Accident On Old Hopewell Road

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 0:50 p.m., Gabriel Wyatt, 21, of Lakeland was driving his 2007 Audi north on Old Hopewell Road approaching S.R. 60.

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Police shoot man who pointed gun at them at hotel in Winter Haven, officers say

When police arrived and approached him, they say he reached into his pocket, grabbed the gun and pointed it at the five officers, who then fired at him.

10NEWS

Police: Gas station owner arrested in Florida after shooting beer thief

LAKELAND, FL – A gas station owner in Florida was arrested after police say he shot a beer thief,WTVTreports.

CBS4INDY.COM

Clerk arrested for shooting man who stole beer

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Rennie Defoe, Jr. of Plant City, entered the Shell gas station in Lakeland at approximately 11:40 Tuesday night, July 17.

WFLX.COM

Your Town 7.19.18 | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

Berry-rific donationThe Florida Strawberry Festival donated the proceeds from the 2018 Strawberry Ball to the United Food Bank of Plant City. The festival is a longtime supporter of the food bank, which provides assistance to the community in the form of food services and a variety of programs.The c

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State issues alert for 2 missing children from West Palm Beach

Officials said the children are believed to be in the company of their mother, 34-year-old Sondra Smolen. Palm Beach Sheriff's deputies said they found Sondra Smolen car's, a brown 2009 Kia Rondo on Wendesday, but there was no sign of her or the children.

CLICK10.COM

Florida store owner accused of shooting Natural Ice thief, charged with attempted murder

Officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, 43-year-old Rennie Defoe Jr. walked into the Shell gas station store at 125 Combee Road North in Lakeland, picked up three 18-packs of Nature Ice beer and walked out of the store without paying.

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US 92 closed after serious crash in Plant City

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - A serious crash was reported in Plant City Tuesday night.The crash occurred on US 92 and Wilder Road.US 92 is closed in both directions.There is currently no word how many people are injured or the extent of their injuries.Stay with WFLA.com as more information becomes avai

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