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McIntosh Park’s makeover | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

A hidden gem found along Paul S. Buchman Highway is getting some upgrades thanks to a grant agreement from the State Legislature. McIntosh Regional Park opened in 2015 as a passive park, allowing the public to enjoy its approximately 363 acres, the eastern 100 of which are wetlands.

PLANTCITYOBSERVER.COM - 2018-10-18 11:00:00

Police Release Video Of Florida City Official Fatally Shooting Suspected Shoplifter

Michael Dunn, a city commissioner in Lakeland, Florida, said he saw Cristobal Lopez stealing a hatchet from his army-navy surplus store on Oct. 3 as Lopez’s father proceeded to pay for an item, police said in astatement.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-10-17 15:21:09

Hillsborough deputy transported to hospital after car hits deputy cruiser, rolls over

MORE NEWSWhere you can get a free flu shot in OctoberCustomers in limbo after owner of Tarpon Springs car dealership charged with fraud17-year-old arrested for mass shooting threat against Gibbs High SchoolHILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy was transport

WFLA.COM - 2018-10-18 09:39:23

Hillsborough County mother arrested in death of 2-month-old who died from cocaine exposure

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Hillsborough County mother was arrested on Tuesday and charged in the death of her 2-month-old son, who died while in her care in April.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-10-17 20:07:34

Pasco man allegedly takes deputy's Taser during struggle, stuns him before trying to steal gun

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A Pasco man took a Taser from a deputy during a violent struggle, then tried to steal his firearm as well before being subdued by another deputy, authorities say.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-10-17 14:58:15

Tampa Bay area third grade students sending love and supplies to kids displaced by Hurricane Michael

A Palm Harbor third grade class is reaching out to kids in the Panhandle displaced by Hurricane Michael. WFTS Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Third grad students in the Tampa Bay a

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-10-18 11:30:08

Tampa mom charged with manslaughter after baby dies from cocaine exposure

TAMPA, Fla. -- Months after a 2-month-old baby died from cocaine exposure, his mother is being charged with his death.Megan Rand, 34, faces one count of aggravated manslaughter of a child, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release.Investigators say deputies responded early on

10NEWS - 2018-10-17 20:11:13

Man on drugs tases Pasco deputy and himself while resisting arrest

An arrest report shows the struggle started when the 27 year old deputy attempted to pull over Bryan Roque, 30, of Plant City in Dade City Tuesday.

WFLA.COM - 2018-10-17 22:07:52

Tampa mom says parents need to know that prescribed drugs are killing teens

"Sure enough on November 30, 2015, he succumbed and took his life." Angela said with tear in her eyes.

WFLA.COM - 2018-10-17 12:46:25

Teen airlifted to hospital after being hit by SUV in Ruskin, deputies say

The victim was taken to Tampa General Hospital.RUSKIN, Fla. -- A teenager has been taken to the hospital after being hit by an SUV Wednesday morning in Ruskin.It happened near 21st Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the teen is a student

10NEWS - 2018-10-17 12:04:53

High concentrations of red tide reported around Tampa Bay even after Hurricane Michael

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- By and large, Hurricane Michael did little to completely break red tide's grip on the Tampa Bay region.

10NEWS - 2018-10-17 20:32:13

Mother charged with murder for leaving baby in hot car was in trouble before for leaving kids in car

An incident report from June 23, 2018, says deputies were called after two children were left in a car outside of a gas station in Spring Hill.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-10-17 22:25:21

Surveillance video shows moments before Lakeland commissioner shoots, kills man for stealing hatchet

"At this time, in the interest of transparency, although the criminal investigation continues to be active, we at the Lakeland Police Department have requested and received the approval of the State Attorney's Office to release all the videos which show the shooting that occurred on October 3," the


Florida Strawberry Festival To Host 1st Battle Of The Bands

The submission period ends Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. In early November, after all submissions have been accepted, the Florida Strawberry Festival will announce no more than 20 of the bands to participate in an online fan voting preliminary. Through this process, the festival will solicit fans via

PATCH - 2018-10-16 18:32:42

Plant City Career Academy works to bridge the gap between high school seniors, companies

“The businesses are throttled and they want to grow. They’re prepared to grow, but they need workforce,” said Yvonne Fry, founding member of the Plant City Economic Development Corporation, which spearheaded the career academy. “This is middle ground. This is what creates that bridge to prepare and

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-10-16 17:51:08

Sears closing stores in Lakeland, Bradenton

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA/AP) - Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection,buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

WFLA.COM - 2018-10-16 20:19:13

Two children hit while crossing MLK, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa

Investigators said some of the westbound lanes stopped, but in the last lane, the driver of a car did not see the children and struck them as they entered his lane.

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-10-17 01:04:00

Deputies search for Polk County woman caught on camera walking out on nail salon bill

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said the woman, who has yet to be identified, visited Sun Nails & Spa in Lakeland on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to treat herself to a manicure and pedicure valued at $53.


Sarasota man on the run after allegedly killing his associate

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Deputies have launched a statewide manhunt for a Sarasota man wanted for murder.New details just released by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office show 31-year-old Daniel Davenport on surveillance cameras in Orlando, Monday.Police said they are confident he's responsible for kil

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-10-16 22:21:00

Students accused of handing out cookies made of human ash to classmates

"Because of the fact that this is so unconventional, it would take more research," said Doroshov.