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Florida officials approve new rules for tarpon
After listening to more than a hundred emotional opinions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week voted to move forward with a controversial proposal to modify the type of gear used to catch tarpon ...
Published on 06/14/13
Polk boy suspended after taking BB gun to school
Someone at Crystal Lake Middle faces possible discipline for allowing the boy to return to school the next day to take the FCAT.
Published on 04/18/13
Florida Poly marks construction landmark
Florida Polytechnic University supporters and officials celebrate the “topping out” of the campus showpiece – the $134 million Innovation, Science and Technology building.
Published on 04/16/13
Updated on 04/17/13
Board of Governors summons Florida Polytechnic board chairman
Florida Polytechnic Universityís board chairman said Tuesday he looks forward to explaining the schoolís progress toward a fall 2014 launch after being summoned to Tallahassee by his bosses.
Published on 03/05/13
Updated on 03/08/13
Florida Polytechnic won't seek extra $25 million in state funding
Trustees of Florida Polytechnic University have reversed course and now say they will not ask the Legislature for another $25 million to get the new school up and running.
Published on 02/26/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Freedom falls in girls basketball state semifinals
In the waning seconds of her teamís Class 7A state semifinal girls basketball game Friday against Gainesville Buchholz, Freedom High senior forward Faith Woodard stared at the scoreboard, a glimmer of hope still dancing in ...
Published on 02/22/13
Updated on 03/04/13
Lakewood advances to 5A girls basketball state championship
The loss to Fort Lauderdale Dillard in last yearís Class 5A state semifinals still lingers for the Lakewood High girls basketball team.
Published on 02/22/13
Updated on 03/04/13
Calvary Christian falls in girls basketball state semis
Daytona Beach Father Lopez ended Calvary Christianís dream season in the Class 3A girls basketball state semifinals Wednesday, defeating the Warriors 50-41.
Published on 02/20/13
Updated on 03/04/13
Ex-Steelers center Cherundolo dies in Lakeland at 96
Former Pittsburgh Steelers center and coach Chuck Cherundolo has died in Florida at the age of 96.
Published on 12/29/12
Updated on 03/13/13
Meth trafficker allegedly flushed recorded confession in Polk
A man accused of being a methamphetamine trafficker allegedly confessed — and then flushed the detective's recorder down the toilet.
Published on 11/24/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Lakeland man, 54, killed in motorcycle crash

A Lakeland motorcyclist was killed after a car pulled in front of him Sunday evening in Polk County.

Published on 11/04/12
Updated on 03/13/13
Grandmother identified as second victim in Lakeland house fire
Lakeland Fire Department officials have identified the second victim from Monday night's fatal house fire as 67-year-old Conne Lehning Tamarit.
Published on 10/31/12
Updated on 03/18/13
8-year-old boy, woman die in fire at Lakeland family's house

Two people have died from injuries sustained in a Lakeland house fire that started late Monday evening.

Published on 10/30/12
Updated on 03/18/13
USDA: Florida's orange crop to increase 5 percent in 2012-2013

Citrus harvesting began earlier this month and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that Florida's orange crop will increase by 5 percent from last year.

Published on 10/12/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Police: Wounded shooting victim uses gun to fire back - again

For the second time in 18 months, a club concert promoter used his legally concealed gun to fend off an attacker, police said.

Published on 10/02/12
Updated on 03/18/13