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Alafia River expected to rise above 13 feet, prompting flood warning

More rain -- some heavy at times -- is expected Sunday, witheven more showers and storm chances every daythis upcoming week, according to 10Weather's meteorologists.

10NEWS - 2018-05-20 14:21:22

Haines City Police Trying To Identify Fraud Suspects

On 05/19/2018, the Haines City Police Department was notified of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the parking lot of the aquatic center at Lake Eva Park. The victim locked her vehicle at approximately 9:30am and entered the facility. The victim’s vehicle was entered by breaking out a window and

DAILYRIDGE.COM - 2018-05-20 00:00:00

South Florida under a flood watch as heavy rain drenches roads

The Sunday dawn, obscured by unceasing rain, throws a gray light on a South Florida suffering power outages and under a flood watch until 11 a.m.

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-05-20 08:19:00

2 local stores among next round of Sears, Kmart closures

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) - Stores in Clearwater and Brandon are among the next round of Sears and Kmart locations closing this year, a new report says.

WFLA.COM - 2018-05-20 16:29:07

Lakeland Housing Authority says senior residents are to blame for recurring bed bug infestation

The Housing Authority of Lakeland says it has cleaned, sprayed, and even used a bug-sniffing dog to locate the pests to take care of the problem.


Plant City Family YMCA hosts luau | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

The Y brought back its luau that evening and, though rain forced the party to move indoors from the pool deck to the basketball court, guests got to eat, drink and bid on dozens of items in the silent and live auctions.

PLANTCITYOBSERVER.COM - 2018-05-20 22:05:53

Service dog, pregnant deaf woman punched on Orlando-bound flight, police say

According to an incident report from the Orlando Police Department, the woman, who is 20 weeks pregnant, and her boyfriend, who also is deaf, were traveling with their service dog, a Great Dane named Zariel.

WESH - 2018-05-19 03:25:00

One person dead after semi slams into car at Lakeland intersection

It happened along U.S. 98 North and Rockridge Road at around 2:45pm in Lakeland. The semi, which is owned by Saddle Creek Corp, was heading north on 98 when it hit a Nissan Altima in the intersection with Rockridge Road.


Following Texas HS shooting, Polk Co. to have armed officer at each school

LAKELAND, Fla. - At least one armed law enforcement officer will be stationed at each Polk County school for the remaining three and a half days of the school year, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.The move comes "out of an abundance of caution" following a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe,


Warning: Don't swim at these Tampa Bay beaches today

SARASOTA, Fla. -- If you’re beach bound, you’ll want to know what was found in the water at a handful of Tampa Bay beaches.


Officials tour southern Sunrail expansion set to open this summer

The other stations include the Meadow Woods station on Fairway Woods Boulevard in Orlando, the Tupperware station on Orange Avenue in Kissimmee, and the Kissimmee station on Pleasant Street.

WFTV - 2018-05-19 16:05:34

Man Killed, Truck Flips In Crash At US 98/Rockridge Road

The crash occurred Thursday, May 17, around 2:45 p.m. at U.S. 98 and Rockridge Road in Lakeland.


Plant City Police Identify Man Killed In Wrong-Way Crash

Police say Gerald Edouard, 21, of Winter Haven, died when he hit a tractor-trailer truck head on while driving his 2002 Volkswagen Passat the wrong way on North Alexander Street.


News Briefs 5.17.18 | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

After doing research for a replacement the city found a quote for purchasing and installing a new shelter and slab to be $28,393.60 via an existing contract Rep Services, Inc. has with Clay County. Since the project was not anticipated, the CIP budget was adjusted for $36,000 to cover the demolition


Possible break into Florida Amber Alert

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)- Police in Titusville, Florida confirm that investigators are trying to figure out if a missing teenager out of Miami could be the same girl at the center of an Amber Alert issued out of Brevard County days ago.


Gibbons Street Elementary Could Become New Preschool Center

BARTOW, FL -- Polk County Public Schools is exploring the possibility of transforming Gibbons Street Elementary, 1860 E. Gibbons St., Bartow, into a new preschool center.


One dead after semi-truck runs red light on US 98 in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. — One person is dead after their vehicle was hit by a semi-truck that ran a red light on Thursday afternoon in Lakeland, police say.


It took seven arrests and a Taser to break up this South Florida high school brawl

"We still don’t know what they were fighting over, although social media is always prominent,” principal Vincent Alessi toldCBS4. “As an educator, the social media instigates and perpetuates a lot of the hard feelings.”


Storm system could hit South Florida late next week into Memorial Day weekend

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.- We're keeping an eye on the tropics for late next week into the Memorial Day weekend. The computer models are showing the possibility of a system developing to our south, and then being pulled north over or in the vicinity of Florida.


Cops Corner 5.17.18 | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

2400 block of James L. Redman Parkway.Fraud: Complainant stated she was called by a male subject who identified himself as an IRS supervisor and demanded the security numbers for $3,000 worth of Google Play gift cards. The subject threatened to have the complainant arrested if she did not comply, so