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City of Lakeland looking for public input on new downtown parking signs
LAKELAND, Fla. — The City of Lakeland's Traffic Operations and Parking Services is looking for public input on potential new parking signs downtown.The city wants its street parking signs to communicate to the patron what the parking rules are for where that customer is parking.The city had this to
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.
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.
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.
Shooting investigation underway at Tampa apartment complex
TAMPA, Fla. -- An injured person who was taken to a fire station early Tuesday prompted a shooting investigation at a nearby apartment complex.Someone brought the person around 2:30 a.m. to Tampa's Fire Station 18 on North 30th Street, according to a news release. Rescuers then took that person to a
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
Tampa Tailgate Taste Fest | AM Tampa Bay | 970 WFLA
Tampa's Tailgate Taste Fest is coming up in less than a month! Our own Aaron Jacobson will be emceeing the event! Join us on Saturday, October 6th at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for a FREE, family-friendly event with tons of activities, music and food! See you there!Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest
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.
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
Zephyrhills man accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old after smoking meth with her
The teen told deputies that after the incident, they both continued to smoke meth for several hours, according to Elder's arrest report. The report also said the teen told a friend's mother about what happened hours later and then went to the hospital.
Publix announces plans to assist Hurricane Florence relief efforts
The Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer announced the launch of a new program that will allow customers to donate any amount desired to the relief efforts, which will then be added to their grocery totals at checkout.
Polk County schools continue to testing for lead in water
BARTOW, Fla. -- Officials in Polk County said they were hoping to have some definitive answers Monday on tests that were done for lead in water samples taken from a handful of schools in the district.While they did get some answers, a lot of questions still lingered.Monday was supposed to be the day
Pasco And Pinellas Rescue Crews On The Ground In North Carolina | 970 WFLA
On Monday, the Florida State Emergency Response Team All Hazards Incident Management Team Association , comprised of Florida Emergency Management, Pasco County Fire Rescue, Pasco Emergency Management, Lakeland Fire, Lakeland PD, and Pinellas County Emergency Management members, deployed to Brunsw
Hillsborough deputies buy Xbox for boy who lost mom in crash
According toa post on the sheriff's office Facebook page, Walmart donated a Nintendo DS, a tablet and gift cards. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office District 5 midnight platoon also pooled their money together to buy the boy an Xbox and a few games.
Pinellas woman warns of human trafficking dangers in viral Facebook post
DUNEDIN, Fla. — A Pinellas County woman is taking to social media to warn others about a potential human trafficking tactic she recently encountered at a local grocery store.Lynne Knowles says a man followed her through several aisles at her neighborhood Publix, recording her with his cell phone."I
Sebring Man Killed In Fiery Crash On Old Lakeland Highway
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Dillon Wade Anderson was driving his 2016 Nissan on Old Lakeland Highway just south of Clinton Avenue at 5:45 a.m. when he collided with a 2016 Chrysler driven by Maribel Vazquez Valle, 58, of Homosassa. Both cars burst into flames.
Polk continues testing schools for lead
LAKELAND (FOX 13)- The latest round of test results is in. The Polk County School District is testing schools, the oldest ones first, to determine if there are dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water.
Report: Florida has too many charter schools operating without enough regulation
Watchdog group 'Integrity Florida' says that Florida has too many charter schools operating without enough regulation. Right now, Florida has 650 charter schools with about 350,000 students.
Hillsborough County deputies buy Xbox for 10-year-old who lost his mother
"For a 10-year-old, he held it together extremely well. He tried to stay strong. You could definitely see he didn't know how to react," said Deputy Austin Zitch.
Cpl. Steven Walker 'being terminated' from Pasco Sheriff's Office
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Pasco Sheriff's Office says it is in the process of firing a corporal who was arrested this weekend.Sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Doll confirms to WFLA that Corporal Steven Walker's "employment is being terminated."Doll said Walker was arrested by New Port Riche