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Menorah light and Chanukah festival set for Monday in Lakeland

Lakeland's eighth annual Menorah lighting and Chanukah festival will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Kryger Park (west side of Lake Mirror). This event is open to the community at large. Mayor Howard Wiggs, Sheriff Grady Judd, city and county commissioners and other local government officials wil

THE LEDGER - 2017-12-15 18:02:46

One more pitch for Lakeland gigabit internet

LAKELAND - Commissioner Justin Troller indicated he will make a final pitch for the current city commission to take a step toward building a publicly owned broadband utility in Lakeland. Four of his colleagues on the governing board - Mayor Howard Wiggs and Commissioners Edie Yates, Don Selvage and

THE LEDGER - 2017-12-16 02:22:52

Letter: Broadway quality here in Lakeland

On Halloween I had the chance to see the play "Hellbound" at Believers' Fellowship Word of Faith Church in Lakeland, and for a church to put on a play of such magnitude all I can say is wow, wow and wow - Broadway quality. The special effects were great. I was so close to Hell there I could really

THE LEDGER - 2017-12-16 05:01:00

Lakeland fire chief stepping down after 40 years with department

After four decades as Lakeland's fire chief, Gary Ballard is retiring. And the community he has served for so long is honoring him. Tuesday marked 40 years of service for Ballard and today, the city of Lakeland is holding a special retirement ceremony for him. The ceremony will be at Fire Station

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-12-15 17:20:36

MISSING: Man leaves Lakeland assisted living center by climbing over fence

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Police in Lakeland want you to help get a missing man's photo spreading across Facebook. They're looking for 81-year-old John Judd Thomas. He was last seen on the back patio of the Lakeland Manor Assisted Living Facility on 747 Bon Air St. on Monday. He was seen on surveillance vid

10NEWS - 2017-12-15 18:23:31

60-year-old Lakeland woman killed by train in East Lakeland

LAKELAND - A pedestrian who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Thursday in east Lakeland has been identified as 60-year-old Brenda Salyers of Lakeland. Investigators are still sorting out details of the incident that happened shortly after noon in the area of U.S. 92 East and Fairway Avenue.


Amtrak train hits, kills woman, 60, in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. - A woman was struck and killed Thursday by a passenger train in Central Florida, authorities said. Officials said an Amtrak train hit the 60-year-old woman in Lakeland around noon. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said the woman was walking through a railroad crossing when she was

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-12-15 12:12:36

PCSO: Woman killed after being hit by train in E. Lakeland

A woman is dead after being hit by a train in East Lakeland, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Officials say a female pedestrian is dead after being hit by an Amtrak train in the area of U.S. 92 E. and Fairway Avenue. Fairway Avenue in the area of U.S. 92 E. and E


Search warrant uncovers narcotics, results in arrest of two gang members in Victorville

VICTORVILLE - Two documented gang members were arrested during the service of a search warrant here Wednesday, authorities said. Members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's High Desert Regional Gang Team were reportedly conducting surveillance at a suspected gang member's residence i

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-12-15 20:45:15

A stolen vehicle recovery leads deputies to a Victorville family in need

(submitted photo) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (news release) - A stolen vehicle arrest of a 32-year-old Victorville man led deputies to a family in need, officials said. On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at approximately 2:10 pm, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department's Multiple Enforceme

VVNG.COM - 2017-12-15 17:53:02

Cracker Barrel plans hiring event Jan. 9 for Victorville restaurant

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the restaurant and retail chain opening its first California location in Victorville next year, is hiring. The Tennessee-based restaurant and retail chain plans to introduce itself to the community with a jobs event Jan. 9. Described as a "Building Our Family Job-Re


Gas leak prompts Barstow court shutdown, cases moved to Victorville

The San Bernardino County Superior Court building in Barstow will be closed Friday, Dec. 15, with business moved to the Victorville courthouse for the day, according to a news release. Potential safety concerns due to a gas leak prompted the one-day shut down. The news release did not elaborate on w

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN - 2017-12-15 06:46:37

3 injured after a minivan careens into Hesperia home

(submitted photo) HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) - One person had to be extricated after a crash that sent their vehicle crashing into a Hesperia home Friday morning. It happened at about 9:00 am, in the 11600 block of Cottonwood Avenue when deputies responded to a two vehicle traffic collision with

VVNG.COM - 2017-12-16 05:48:29

Barstow courthouse again closed Monday because of gas leak

A gas leak will continue to cause the San Bernardino County Superior Court building in Barstow to be closed on Monday, Dec. 18, the county said Friday. Cases set to be heard there will instead be heard in the Victorville courthouse, 14455 Civic Drive, Victorville, a news release said. Barstow cases

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN - 2017-12-16 08:00:15

5 Things to do this weekend

1. Curly's Cowboy Christmas: The Happy Trails Children's Foundation presents the 16th Annual Curly's Cowboy Christmas dinner show, starring acts Belinda Gail and Miss Devon & The Outlaw. Curly's Cowboy Christmas is an annual tribute to the memory of singer/songwriter "Curly" Jim Musgrave, founder of

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-12-15 15:29:13

This Desert Life: One man's trash is another man's kites

If you know Henry Loera, or if he knows you, it's likely he's dedicated a kite to you. Less likely is your knowing the kite exists, or that he flew it outside his Victorville home. Loera has been making kites for 45 years. He flies them as a sort of intercession for people in need of heavenly interv

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-12-16 00:14:47

Williamsburg schools taking day off due to sickness

WILLIAMSBURG - Students at Williamsburg Independent Schools will be getting an extra day off from school for Christmas this year, but they will still be expected to do their work. School was scheduled to be in session Monday, Dec. 18, and Tuesday, Dec. 19, before letting out for Christmas break, but

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2017-12-16 06:32:00

Williamsburg's Shop With a Cop event held Thursday

The City of Williamsburg's Annual Shop With a Cop event was held Thursday evening at Walmart, where close to 150 children shopped for items to help their Christmas be a little brighter. Members of multiple law enforcement agencies, first responders and community organizations were on hand to help wi


Recovered addicts helping addicts who want to recover

WILLIAMSBURG - A new and innovative program for women in addiction is now open in Williamsburg. When Michael Moses and his cousin Misty Gibson returned home to Williamsburg after graduating from of a recovery ministry in Tennessee they quickly realized something. "There was no type of recovery netwo


So far no plea offers in Courtney Taylor triple homicide case

As it stands, the triple homicide trial of a Williamsburg woman, who is charged with killing her husband and two children, is still scheduled for April 16, but it's possible, if not likely, that the trial will be delayed due to a number of factors. The biggest question is how long the delay would be