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Watson Clinic Plant City Welcomes Additional Medical Provider

Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic Plant City is pleased to announce the arrival of an additional certified physician assistant to their team of Internal Medicine providers. Kristin Riley, PA works alongside board-certified Internal Medicine specialists Dr. Leslie Coello Echeverry and Dr. Cindy Kelly to o


Florida man forced 5-year-old to perform sex acts on him, deputies say

A 49-year-old Florida man was arrested and charged with capital battery after detectives say he forced a 5-year-old to perform oral sex on him several times. Matthew Alvin Hockenberry was arrested Wednesday and was being held in jail with no bond. He faces a charge of capital sex battery on a child


The Countdown to the Strawberry Festival has begun

PLANT CITY — Without question, Florida Strawberry Festival board members are a positive bunch. They’re touting this year’s event as a grand slam even though six days remain until opening day.


Dionte Blanch, East Lake come out swinging vs. Plant City

EAST LAKE — We will see another St. Petersburg-East Lake matchup here this season. The fifth one to be exact. The Eagles took care of business at home with a 62-40 victory against Plant City in Thursday night’s Class 8A, District 3 region quarterfinal.


Man charged with DUI after motorcyclist killed in Hillsborough I-4 crash

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A motorcyclist from Brandon was killed and the driver of a truck was charged with DUI after a crash Friday morning on Interstate-4. Florida Highway Patrol investigators say Andy Jackson Sanford. 23, of Brandon was driving a Honda motorcycle eastbound on I-4 at 1:45


Man shot in Plant City, deputies investigating

Plant City Police deputies are investigating a shooting that sent one man to a hospital. The shooting happened in the 900 block of West Madison Street just before 4 P.M. Tuesday. Detectives have not identified the victim but they did sustain at least one gunshot wound.


City finalizes preparations for Florida Strawberry Festival

We’re less than a week away from Plant City’s largest event and the city has some advice for both local residents and visitors. In exactly one week, Plant City will be flooded with hundreds of thousands of visitors as the town reforms for the annual Florida Strawberry Festival and the city has some


2 high school students arrested for attempted break-in of Lakeland gun store

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Two high school students were arrested by Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives in connection with an attempted gun store burglary that occurred on Monday.


Shots fired during Florida mayor's arrest

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities say shots were fired when they arrested a Florida mayor on a charge of practicing medicine without a license. The Tampa Bay Times, citing news releases, reports that no one was injured during the Thursday morning arrest of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad.


Pasco deputies seek information in death of man found in pond

Pasco County deputies are seeking the public's help in locating the car driven by a man whose body was found in a pond in Zephyrhills on Feb. 19. Deputies have identified the body as Carlos Saint Louis, of Hillsborough County.


Sheriff Investigates Fatal Stabbing Of 21-Year-Old Man

TAMPA, FL -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man off Old Hillsborough Avenue and Williams Road in Tampa. Around 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, the victim, a 21-year-old man, showed up at a home in the 10000 block of Old Highway Avenue where


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Driver Arrested in I-75 Crash

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Riverview woman was arrested in connection with a crash Thursday (Feb. 21) on I-75 during which a tractor-trailer overturned and tied up traffic for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


One South Florida lottery player is $190,000 richer today

Someone who bought their Fantasy 5 lottery ticket in South Florida is holding a jackpot-winner worth more than $190,000. A single ticket matched all the numbers drawn Thursday night in the Florida Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game and it was sold at the 7-Eleven at 3095 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, ac


Deputies say fight leaves one man dead

TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a homicide Thursday night they said started with two men fighting. Law enforcement said one man died because of the fight near Old Hillsborough Avenue and Williams Street.


Sheriff's office needs assistance in Zephyrhills homicide investigation, photo of victim released

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) – The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance gathering more information in a Zephyrhills homicide investigation. On Feb. 19, deputies responded to the area of SR 54 and Eiland Boulevard in Zephyrhills, where a man’s body was found in a pond.


PCPD investigating shooting in Plant City

Police are investigating a shooting on Madison St. after a man was shot and transported to the hospital Tuesday evening. Plant City Police are investigating a shooting in Plant City that occurred Tuesday evening sending one man to the hospital.


Man gets 12 years for death of friend killed in robbery

LAKELAND, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the death of his friend, who was shot by a security guard during an attempted robbery. The Ledger reports 21-year-old Christopher Rose was sentenced this week after pleading no contest to second-degree murder as part of a de


2-year-old airlifted after fall at Lakeland Square Mall

LAKELAND — A 2-year-old child was airlifted to Tampa General on Thursday after falling and hitting his head while on an attraction at Lakeland Square Mall, according to Lakeland Fire Department spokeswoman Janel Vasallo.


Motorcyclist dies in drunk driving crash on interstate, FHP says

A 23-year-old motorcyclist died early Friday morning in a drunk driving crash on Interstate 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The FHP has yet to identify the Brandon man killed in the 1:45 a.m. crash on I-4 Eastbound near State Road 574.