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3 people arrested in Winter Haven on drug charges

WINTER HAVEN - A Nov. 16 search of Winter Haven home led to the arrest of three people on charges of possessing narcotics and resisting arrest. The Winter Haven Police Department reported officers went the home of Luis Rovira, 2208 W. Central Ave., to serve a warrant. An investigation of the home wa

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-20 19:55:13

See you later, alligator! Crocodile caught on Florida beach

HOLLYWOOD - Authorities say they've captured a 6-foot crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach. News outlets report that wildlife officers caught the large reptile Monday afternoon on Hollywood Beach. Hollywood spokeswoman Joann Hussey says it was first spotted near the pier in nearby Dania B

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-20 19:31:56

Black community leaders: Move Munn Park Confederate monument

LAKELAND -The statue of a Confederate soldier in Munn Park is a constant reminder of discrimination and suppression and it sits in a place of honor, community leaders told city commissioners Monday. "Our position is simple. We do not advocate for observing - looking at - any vestige of any Confedera

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-20 19:58:25

Water shutoff delayed for Davenport community

DAVENPORT - Davenport has delayed until Dec. 1 its plan to stop supplying water to Spring Lake Park, a small community of mobile homes, apartments and recreational vehicles. The city previously announced it would cut off water service Monday because the park's owners owed about $46,000. The propert

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-20 23:42:55

Lakeland Commission chooses builder for northside sports complex

LAKELAND - Commissioners chose Lakeland-based Rodda Construction on Monday to build Douglas Cook Park, an 18-acre sports and park complex in North Lakeland. The $1.6 million project will be built on a parcel south of Carpenters Way, adjacent to the Lake Gibson Village. The land, valued at $2.25 mill

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-21 01:47:25

There's still time to vote by mail in Dec. 5 run-off election

LAKELAND Registered voters who reside in Lakeland have the option to receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the Dec. 5 run-off election. Lakeland residents will decide the outcome of the City Commission race for Southwest District C between Michael Dunn and Larry Durrence. Voters can request that a bal

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-20 23:40:52

Polk County Charter Review Commission meeting Tuesday

BARTOW - The Polk County Charter Review Commission meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church S., Bartow, fourth floor room 413. Visit the website www.polkcharter.com to view or print information on this meeting or any of the past meetings. For more i

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-20 23:44:02

Bartow commission bans extended blocking of sidewalks

BARTOW - Bartow commissioners gave final approval Monday night to a measure making it unlawful to block sidewalks or other public rights-of-way for extended periods of time. They had given preliminary approval to the proposed ordinance last month, but delayed a final vote Nov. 6 after Rex Dimmig, pu

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-21 03:57:36

New Goodwill store opens, includes help center for job-seekers

IMPRESSIVE STRUCTURE - This new Goodwill store and Job Connection Center is at 1600 N. Woodland Blvd. on DeLand's north side. It replaces a smaller, retail-only store about a quarter-mile south. BEACON PHOTOS/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN HELP FOR JOB-SEEKERS - The new Goodwill facility includes a Job Connectio

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-11-20 22:08:21

Planting seeds in a 'food desert'

It takes a village - DeLand chef and restaurant owner Hari Pulapaka works as a volunteer Oct. 28, installing irrigation in one of the raised beds in the Spring Hill community garden. Pulapaka has long promoted the use of fresh, locally grown produce in his acclaimed Downtown DeLand restaurant, Cress

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-11-20 22:10:08

Turkey tips from the pros: West Volusia restaurant owners share secrets for the perfect bird

As talk turns to turkey, some are willing to share their tried-and-true twists on tasty turkey turnouts. For this week's Foodie File, The Beacon plucked four DeLand-area eatery owners willing to share interesting and effective prep and cooking tips. Tender and tantalizing, from Old House Cafe Frozen

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-11-20 22:22:03

He wants to reclaim Persimmon Hollow, one seedling at a time

As dusk approached Nov. 5, Lorenzo Bizzio went about planting persimmon trees in the backyard of a house on East New York Avenue in DeLand, where a small orange grove had thrived before falling victim to a tree-killing disease several years ago. Bizzio, 22, was planting the trees to show his appreci

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-11-20 22:08:11

Riviera Bella grows by nearly 300 homes

The Henin Group, developer of the luxury Riviera Bella community spanning 240 acres overlooking the St. Johns River in DeBary, is expanding the award-winning community by an additional 293 single-family homes. Jerome Henin, president of the Winter Park-based Henin Group, says there are only 150 home

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-11-20 22:12:27

More on the food-access front: Artisan Alley Market now accepts food stamps

Help from the feds - Deltona resident George Johnson, above, usually deals with ranchers and foresters in his work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, but he also has helped put together community gardens in Pierson, Bunnell, Ormond Beach and now DeLand.

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-11-20 22:13:48

Deltona woman, 19, killed Sunday in rollover crash in DeBary

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 19-year-old Deltona woman killed Sunday in a rollover crash, an official said. Tori Lynn Otway was traveling in a white 2003 Ford Escape when she crashed in the 400 block of South Shell Road in DeBary, Volusia County sheriff's spoke

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-11-19 20:49:24

Deltona woman dies after SUV flips over in DeBary, deputies say

DEBARY, Fla. - A 19-year-old Deltona woman was killed when she was ejected from her SUV as it rolled over after failing to make a turn early Sunday, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. Read: Pastor protects wife, daughters, shoots home invader Tori Otway died after her 2003 Ford Escape flippe

WFTV - 2017-11-19 19:53:24

Onondaga County probation officer accused of having sex with man she supervised

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An Onondaga County probation officer is facing an official misconduct charge for having sex with a man on probation who she was supervising, according to court records. Bridgett Duerr, 44, of Cicero was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor official misconduct charge, according to court

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-20 19:48:56

Couple working to combat sex trafficking in Syracuse with 'Life House'

A Syracuse couple dedicated to helping the homeless in Central New York are now giving another problem their attention. John and Leigh-Ann Tumino, the couple behind "In My Father's Kitchen," are in the process of refurbishing an old Syracuse home; when complete, it will be home to women who have got

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-11-20 23:18:08

School bus slides off road in Oswego County

School officials said no students were on the bus at the time and a a driver and monitor who were aboard were not injured. District officials say nobody was hurt when a school bus went off the road in Oswego County Monday morning. Lake effect snow made for tricky driving conditions in parts of Centr

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-11-20 19:01:23

Cosby Show Actor Earle Hyman Passes Away at 91

"The Cosby Show" cast members Lisa Bonet, Clarice Taylor, Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad on set. Photo: The SUN Earle Hyman, the actor best known for playing Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," passed away Friday, at the age of 91. Hyman passed away at the Lillian Booth Actors Hom

CNYVISION.COM - 2017-11-20 18:22:48