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Family of man killed by former Lakeland City Commissioner releases statement

Michael Dunn, the former Lakeland city commissioner wasindicted in the murder of Christobal Lopezafter he reportedly shot and killed Lopez at the Vets Army and Navy Surplus store for allegedly shoplifting from the store on October 3, 2018.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-11-13 18:25:23

Bartow police looking for gunman after fight at birthday party leads to shooting

Cooper then left the party and was approached by the same man, who police identified as Christopher Lyle Downs. Downs confronted Cooper and the men began fighting. Police say Downs pulled out a gun and fired several shots, hitting Cooper in the lower back.

WFLA.COM - 2018-11-14 11:43:10

Lakeland Author Donates Books to Reading Pals Program

Written in 2012 by Buss, "The Knot Monster" is about a girl named Ellie who hates having her hair brushed by her mother every morning because it is filled with knots. The knots are made by the Knot Monster, who loves the smell of Ellie's shampoo so much that he dances in her hair each night.

PATCH - 2018-11-14 12:58:42

FBI searching for suspected Florida serial bank robber; considered armed and dangerous

Myron William Ernst is suspected of robbing banks in Florida and Alabama. The FBI says he should be considered armed and dangerous. Ernst is wanted for allegedly robbing the TD Bank located at 6108 US Highway 98 North, on October 12, 2018, in Lakeland, Florida.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-11-14 03:35:51

Florida inmate dies while being treated for nausea at jail

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate undergoing treatment for complaints of nausea and stomach cramps has died.The Lakeland Ledgerreportsthe Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Monday death of 51-year-old Tyrone Shippee. His cause of death is pending an autopsy and toxicology repor

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-11-14 13:15:34

Florida woman brings meth to doctor's office to have it tested, admits to using for a month

Barbara Ray, 73, of Polk County, told the staff at the doctor's office that she had been taking meth for about a month, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. She said she brought the drugs with her so that she and "her meth" could be tested to make sure all was well.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-11-14 13:59:18

Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacks deputy in jail, Broward Sheriff's Office says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is facing new charges after he reportedly attacked a deputy in jail, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-11-14 15:23:00

Sheriff Investigates Death Of Inmate At Polk County Jail

According to the sheriff's office, paramedics were called to the jail at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, when inmate Tyrone Shippee, 51, of Lake Afred became unresponsive.

PATCH - 2018-11-13 23:24:03

'A tragic accident' two women hit and killed crossing street in Auburndale

AUBURNDALE, Fla, (WFLA) - - Police call it a tragic accident, and it's shaken a small Polk County community.

WFLA.COM - 2018-11-13 22:54:16

FBI offers $5,000 reward in search for armed, dangerous serial bank robber

MORE NEWSFormer Hillsborough teacher convicted of molesting student wants 38-year sentence reducedSt. Petersburg family pays $40,000 for solar panels, still stuck with high electric billFDA issues voluntary recall on blood pressure medication over contamination concerns

WFLA.COM - 2018-11-14 14:36:22

Man dies in Florida crash caused by blown tire

Florida Highway Patrol says MacDonough was heading west when the tire blew, causing the RV to swerve, hit a light pole and overturn. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-11-13 12:32:37

Publix ranks second in best retail workplaces

FILE: Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)


Florida Strawberry Festival 2019 entertainment lineup includes Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, STYX

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Florida Strawberry Festival has released its lineup of headline entertainment artists performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the 2019 event. The lineup is as follows: Thursday, February 28 10:30 a.m. Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra 3:30 p.m. The Oak Ridge Boys 7:


Deputies investigating after woman found dead in Egypt Lake home

MORE NEWSCops: Tarpon Springs man charged with murder after calling 911 to say he shot his dadSCARY: Mom and son drift miles out in Gulf on giant swan floatFlorida Strawberry Festival 2019 entertainment lineup includes Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, STYX

WFLA.COM - 2018-11-13 12:23:48

Florida Poly in Lakeland wants to send algae into space to clear carbon dioxide out of the air | 970 WFLA

"Diatoms essentially... (have) cell walls made of glass... it's a silica," according to Melba Horton, an assistant professor of biology at Florida Poly. The glass is also porous, giving it a bigger surface area and potentially making it more efficient as a scrubber than the current method used on sp


Florida Strawberry Festival lineup announced for 2019

The Florida Strawberry Festival released the lineup of entertainers who will perform on the Wish Farms Soundstage in March 2019. Show CaptionHide Caption PLANT CITY, Fla. - The Florida Strawberry Festival released the lineup of entertainers who will perform on the Wish Farms Soundstage in March 2019


Lakeland Police Seek Help Finding Hit-And-Run Driver

On Nov. 7 at 8:45 p.m., a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle was northbound on Kathleen Road approaching the intersection of West 10th Street when another vehicle traveling south on Kathleen Road turned east onto 10th Street. The motorcycle collided with the rear of a vehicle, throwing the driver, Miguel Angel


Local Hero Honored With New Plaque At Lakeland’s Veterans Memorial Park

On May 24, 1944, James Henry Mills, a then 21-year-old Army private, headed his army platoon within the 3rd Infantry Division as they advanced through enemy territory in Italy.


Car crash on dark Auburndale road kills two pedestrians, police say

Around 8:15 p.m. Monday, Auburndale police officers responded to a report of the crash on Berkley Road near Marjorie Avenue. Officials said they found two adult women who were struck by a silver Toyota Camry, driven by a 17-year-old female driver from Winter Haven. Police said the teen driver was tr

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 10:03:00

Naples man dies after RV blows tire, crashes on I-4 in Polk County

The crash occurred around 4:56 p.m. near the exit of Kathleen Road, troopers said. Jon Macdonough, 47, died at the scene after the RV swerved off I-4, struck a light pole and overturned.