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Lakeland beefing up security at park after sexual predator caught performing lewd act
LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - - City of Lakeland officials are looking at how they can beef up security at a local park after several incidents, including the arrest of a sexual predator.
Sex offender arrested for masturbating near children at Lakeland park
While the responding officer searched for the suspect, another officer checked a silver SUV in the parking lot. The officer found out it was registered to 59-year-old Danny Torres Valentin, who matched the description of the suspect.
Hillsborough deputies searching for missing 6-month-old from Plant City
PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are attempting to locate a missing 6-month-old after a judge issued a Take Into Custody Order on Thursday.Bentley Cruz is 6-months-old and her most recent residence was in Plant City.Anyone with any information in reference to t
Lakeland sexual predator arrested, accused of 'lurking in the shadows watching the children'
Police found a vehicle close by with a license plate registered to sexual predator Danny Frank Torres Valentin, who was already on probation for lewd and lascivious exhibition of a victim under 16 years old. His probation officer was contacted. And, the probation officer confirmed it was him -- base
US 92 closed after serious crash in Plant City
PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - A serious crash was reported in Plant City Tuesday night.The crash occurred on US 92 and Wilder Road.US 92 is closed in both directions.There is currently no word how many people are injured or the extent of their injuries.Stay with WFLA.com as more information becomes avai
Lakeland: Here's Your Primer On Amazon Prime Day
Starting at 3 p.m. Monday, July 16, and running for 36 hours, you can get a five-month jump on holiday shopping during Amazon Prime Day.
Hillsborough Sheriff's office trains for active shooter situation at Strawberry Crest High School
"So today all of our tactical teams are training together, bomb teams, swat teams, our negotiators, we have our K9 unit and our aviation unit and this is the first time they've had to train together on such an elaborate scheme. We are going to through a ton of different scenarios at them to make sur
Streets of Lakeland becoming more artful thanks to tapestry project
There's going to be a lot more to see in Lakeland pretty soon..Right now 30 artists are hard at work creating tapestries that will adorn city streets.It's all thanks to a $25,000 grant.Over 60 pieces will go up within a two-week time period, in early November.►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with mo
Lakeland Shooting Leaves Man With Wounded Legs | 970 WFLA
Lakeland Police Officers responded to a call about a shooting at 2546 Chestnut Woods Drive at about 1:30 p.m. and found Rodrickles Boggan, 36, lying on the ground injured with two gunshot wounds to his legs, according to a news release from Lakeland Police.
Unique art project to bring removable murals to urban areas in Lakeland
Unlike St. Pete's murals, Lakeland's murals will be painted on giant canvases that will be hung on the walls of the buildings in Downtown, Midtown and Dixieland.
Movie actor opens pizza joint in Brandon
BRANDON, Fla (WFLA) - After starring in movies that include "The Sandlot" and "My Girl," Shane Obedzinski decided he didn't want to work for anyone else, so years after he graduated from Bloomingdale High School he opened a pizza joint.
Florida Man, Suspect In 1984 NH Cold Case Arrested
WINDHAM, NH — A suspect in a 1984 New Hampshire cold case was recently arrested in Florida, according to New Hampshire State Police. Richard Brunt (pictured), 74, was arrested in Lakeland June 28. He was charged raping a man on multiple occasions in New Hampshire in 1999 and 2000. Brunt is a former
Turnbull and Hill shut out GCL Pirates, GCL Tigers West wins 4-0
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Spencer Turnbull and Andres Arrieta combined for a shutout as the GCL Tigers West beat the GCL Pirates 4-0 on Monday.Garrett Hill (2-2) went 4 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out six and walking two to pick up the win. Santiago Florez (2-2) went three in
Man who attacked wife with chain saw has been deported 11 times
Alejandro Alvarez-Villegas, jail booking photoMORE NEWSTrump-Putin going 1-on-1 amid investigations and tensionsPlant City animal shelter broken into over the weekendHillsborough deputies help man buy groceries, pay for his rentLOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a man accused of attacking his wife wit
Burdeaux's single leads Lakeland to 3-1 win over Fort Myers
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Dylan Burdeaux hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Lakeland Flying Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Fort Myers Miracle on Saturday.
Lakeland Police Respond To Call Of Man Shot Twice In Legs
LAKELAND, FL – Lakeland Police are investigating the shooting of a 36-year-old man at 2546 Chestnut Woods Drive at 1:26 p.m. Friday, July 13.
Police in Hardee County seek 'armed and dangerous' murder suspect
HARDEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Police in Bowling Green, FL are asking for the public's help locating a murder suspect who they consider armed and dangerous.WAUC reports officers are searching for 25-year-old Gabriel Arenas Ceja, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Eddie Grant.
Armed carjacking suspect shot during officer-involved shooting in Lakeland
LAKELAND, Fla. — A suspected armed carjacker was shot early Thursday morning in an officer-involved shooting in Lakeland.The officer-involved shooting took place shortly after 12:30 a.m. near Interstate Drive, according to a tweet from the Lakeland Police Department.Lakeland Police Officer involved
Man shot in Lakeland expected to survive injuries
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Stories from the Polk Co. Sheriff's Office: How a spider in the car ties into stealing fishing poles
Okay, that’s not really how it happened, but the Polk County Sheriff’s Office does have a great story posted to its Facebook page about how a spider in the car ties in with a suspect stealing fishing poles.