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New Florida Strawberry Festival theme announced | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

This year’s theme goes all-in on baseball, with festival mascot Mr. Berry wearing a Florida Strawberry Festival-branded ball cap, holding a bat in one hand and a strawberry shortcake in the other.

PLANTCITYOBSERVER.COM - 2018-09-19 14:20:23

5 arrested in Polk County accused of trolling parks for sex

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - - Four men and one woman have been arrested, accused of trolling Polk County parks for sex.

WFLA.COM - 2018-09-19 21:11:56

Lake Wales Police Need Help Identifying These Suspects

On August 30, 2018 at approximately 5:45pm these two unidentified subjects entered Wal- Mart, located at 2000 SR60 E in Lake Wales. One of the subjects, seen wearing the shirt with the blurred out picture, went to a register and purchased a few items paying with cash. The subject then asks the cashi


Still no sign of Markeith Loyd as massive manhunt stretches to Haines City

Based on those tips, investigators said have searched around 100 locations in Central Florida, including a pair of sightings inHaines City because he has family in the area, authorities said.

WFTV - 2018-09-19 16:06:24

Missing Sheriff's Office K9 located safely in Manatee County

If you see him, please call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Though he is a friendly dog, it's best to call MCSO right away rather than handle him, as there's a chance he could be injured or scared.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-09-19 22:04:46

Ride-along with Trooper Steve: Why is traffic in Champions Gate so bad?

More Traffic HeadlinesWant to Ride Along with Trooper Steve?Ride-along with Trooper Steve: How to handle stress while drivingNo safety rules at Monster Jam? Not the case, Trooper Steve says

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-09-19 22:02:46

Positive thinking, plan worked at previous stops for Florida State's Willie Taggart

It has been a frustrating start to the season for this acclaimed trio, and others across the landscape. Here at home, the Seminoles have been largely ineffective three weeks into the season. First-year coach Willie Taggart is under tremendous pressure to correct FSU’s spiral.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-09-19 11:00:00

Lakeland art lovers save historic Publix mural

ABC Action News found many people walking by, staring and visiting the construction site, including longtime shoppers, Baron and Nancy Brown.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-09-19 22:32:31

Polk State to host Countywide College Career Fair in partnership with Polk County’s colleges and universities | Polk State College

Polk State College will host the first annual Countywide College Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 28, organized by a Polk Vision/Central Florida Development Council Talent Pipeline Team subcommittee in partnership with Polk County’s colleges and universities.

POLK.EDU - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

New information leads to arrest in 2014 murder of Orlando woman

COCOA BEACH, Fla.- Almost four years after 27-year-old Jessica Erausquin was found slain in a Cocoa Beach residential street, police said they have arrested a suspect with the help of new information.

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-09-18 21:40:09

Winter Haven officer arrested for breaking inmate's leg due in court

“They broke by femur bone in my leg, punching me, hitting me in my mouth. All type of stuff; stabbed me with a pen,” Augustin said.

WFLA.COM - 2018-09-18 09:35:26

Florida gopher tortoise covered in bright pink paint found in Valrico

"I have worked on the top of the shell to get the polish off," said Curico-Porter, noting a circle surrounding an old injury. She and the staff will use non-toxic methods to remove the paint.

10NEWS - 2018-09-18 14:27:04

Feds fine contractors behind deadly FIU bridge collapse for ‘serious’ safety violations

The companies failed to provide workers with a proper safety line and did not remove them from the area despite the bridgedeveloping cracksof “significant width, depth and length at critical locations,” according to a series of citations issued Tuesday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administr

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-09-18 12:39:00

Florida governor booed out of restaurant over red tide algae issues

Scott was making a campaign stop in Venice, Fla. when he was met with angry protesters outside of Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant on Monday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribunereported. The governor, who is term-limited under Florida's constitution, is currently in a tight race against incumbent Sen.Bill Nelso

THE HILL - 2018-09-18 11:38:59

Florida’s economy is booming, but not for everybody. How will that affect the governor's race? | Florida Phoenix

On the campaign trail, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, and their GOP allies paint a rosy picture of the state’s job growth and economy.

FLORIDAPHOENIX.COM - 2018-09-18 11:00:33

11 drug traffickers arrested in 'Last of the Mojicas' bust, Orange County deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.-Eleven drug traffickers were arrested in Orange County, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday.


Expert witness: Man accused of killing 2 Kissimmee officers might be linked to extremist group

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- A man accused of fatally shooting two Kissimmee police officers last year might be linked to a group the Federal Bureau of Investigation has designated extremist, a state expert said.


Top 5 Romantic things to do for Couples in South Florida - South Florida Reporter

Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is a scenic peninsula which has been a haven for holidaymakers and romantic couples for some time. Whether it’s the allure of its many theme parks or the expansive Everglades, there are many activities for visitors to experience when they

SOUTHFLORIDAREPORTER.COM - 2018-09-19 01:25:23

Stolen Winnebago is found, man arrested after writing worthless check of $246,445

Two and a half months after deputies say Robert Schneider wrote a worthless check of $246,445 to purchase a 2014 Winnebago from the Lazy Days RV store in Seffner, the luxury motor home has been located and he was arrested.


A top Democratic strategist in Florida joins firm led by former GOP party chair

“I am thrilled to be joining Cardenas Partners,” Schalesaid. “They have built one of the most respected shops in the business, and I am looking forward to contributing to the team.”

THECAPITOLIST.COM - 2018-09-18 14:00:51