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Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force

BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 22:12:14

Gadget Daddy: Buying an iPhone X? Buy the protection too

That OLED screen on the new $1,000 Apple iPhone X is something to behold. Until it hits the pavement. Two companies had different viewpoints on the same screen this week. The good: Displaymate, which does exhaustive evaluations of monitors, smartphones and watch screens, designated the iPhone X disp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:58:57

'There's a world out there'

About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exporting for local companies not yet participating in international markets. LAKELAND - About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 02:23:57

Lakeland commissioners review Munn Park multi-monument draft resolution

LAKELAND - Commissioners reviewed a draft resolution today that would keep the Confederate statue in Munn Park and authorize the city staff to produce a new master plan for the city's center square. The resolution would require this master plan to preserve the Confederate Monument in Munn Park, erec

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 15:52:09

Letter: Recycling is good for the environment

It is understandable that recycling in times of economic growth and high commodity costs may bring higher profits. Yet, isn't a main goal of recycling to help our environment by eliminating enormous amounts of waste from burdening our ever-increasing landfills? The deletion of glass and most plasti

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 05:01:00

Polk debris drop off sites open this weekend

LAKELAND - Two sites are open this weekend where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday. The locations are 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park, and Mount Tabor Road and North Galloway Road i

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 00:20:39

Another Viewpoint: EPA nominee should scare us all

Some of President Donald Trump's appointments to federal office have been, to put it mildly, a bit out there. There was Sam Clovis, the Iowa talk-radio host appointed to be chief science adviser to the Department of Agriculture -- even though he had no training or background in science or agricultu

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 05:01:00

School administrator convicted of failing to report abuse gets a new trial

BARTOW - Courtney Stanley, the former school administrator convicted of failing to report accusations that a bus driver was molesting young students, will have another day in court. Circuit Judge Wayne Durden set aside Stanley's guilty verdict Thursday, thereby granting him a new trial, because ther

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 03:27:00

Here's how Keller plans to make North Tarrant Parkway safer

To reduce the number of crashes along a treacherous part of North Tarrant Parkway, Keller officials are proposing to lower the speed limit and add traction to the road's surface. Councilman Ed Speakmon, City Manager Mark Hafner, Police Chief Michael Wilson and Public Works Director Alonzo Linan rec

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 18:26:00

Disney Wish Comes True for Keller Girl, 8

A little girl from Keller got a double dose of goodness last week. Henley Thomas celebrated her eighth birthday before finding out her wish to go to Disney World had been granted. The nonprofit A Wish With Wings came through with the all-expenses-paid trip. The Fort Worth agency grants wishes for ch

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-11-16 15:44:36

No charges against Corpus Christi officer in fatal shooting

A South Texas police officer will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a 55-year-old driver during a struggle following a traffic stop. A Nueces (nyoo-AY'-sis) County grand jury Thursday declined to indict Corpus Christi police Officer Jose Hasette. Investigators say Hasette on Oct. 19

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 21:04:00

Police fatally shoot suspect after gunfire erupts from car

Los Angeles authorities say a suspect in a possibly stolen car was fatally shot by police after someone in the vehicle opened fire on an officer's cruiser during a chase. Police say no officers were injured in the shooting Wednesday afternoon in the San Fernando Valley. Officer Tony Im says the woun

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-16 13:34:00

Thanks in advance: Six Thanksgiving-inspired dishes at DFW eateries

Can't get enough Thanksgiving? Want an early start? Several restaurants are offering, basically, Thanksgiving meals in miniature - in the form of, say, a burger or a sandwich. Or a waffle. Sure, any restaurant can do a turkey sandwich, and you could also throw one together at home, but in these case

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 22:58:00

Fort Worth drops 1st legal hammer on Las Vegas Trail apartment; motel is likely next

The city followed through on a warning by filing its first lawsuit Friday against a substandard Las Vegas Trail apartment complex, Mira Monte Apartments, two senior assistant city attorneys confirmed. The legal action comes six weeks after the city summoned to City Hall Matthew John Baker, manager

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 18:41:00

She was seduced by money, but traffickers stole her innocence and sold her for sex

Home had spun into a living hell for a mom and her 16-year-old daughter. In the fall of 2015, the teen was already on probation for stealing her mom's checkbook and writing a hot check. She was seeing two therapists, but she refused to give up smoking pot and her rebellious ways. Her mother felt ha

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 14:36:00

$1,300 siphoned from Arlington woman's debit card when she stopped for a tank of gas

The Arlington woman just needed to fill her car up with gas. So she stopped at Hawk's Pantry on West Randol Mill Road in Arlington, swiped her debit card and drove away with a full tank of gasoline. Within a few hours, there were at least 11 ATM charges - from Killeen and Austin - withdrawing around

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 19:28:00

Antioch City Council puts development plans on hold

The Antioch City Council recently decided to delay the update to an element of the city's general plan for 2,712 acres of undeveloped land in southern Antioch, bounded by Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve to the west, city limits to the south and the City of Brentwood to the east. The holdup of

THEPRESS.NET - 2017-11-16 18:27:00

$5K Reward For Info On Blackhawk Hit-and-Run Driver

The motorist, described as a white man in his 50s and wearing a Hawaiian shirt, struck a Danville office building and two cars in August. DANVILLE, CA - A private-investigation firm in Danville is offering a $5,000 reward for information on a driver who allegedly in August crashed into an office bui

PATCH - 2017-11-17 20:42:22

Willow Lake annual Lighted Boat Parade around the bend

Deck the docks with boughs of holly for this year's Willow Lake annual Lighted Boat Parade, Dec. 16, in Discovery Bay. Boats meet on the bay between Shell and Drakes courts and will follow a counterclockwise route. Decorate your boats and join the festive fun. All you need is any kind of boat; a bat

THEPRESS.NET - 2017-11-16 19:05:00

Retail roundup: T.J. Maxx opens in Walnut Creek, more shops head to Concord

Here is what's happening in retail around the East Bay: T.J. Maxx to open in Walnut Creek Off-price retail giant T.J. Maxx will open a new store at Ygnacio Valley Road and San Carlos Drive on Sunday, Nov. 19. The store will take 25,740 square feet inside the Ygnacio Plaza shopping center. It will se

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-11-17 17:00:33