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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 University’s board chairman said Tuesday he looks forward to explaining the school’s 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
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
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
14-year-old driver's mom, sister killed in Polk crash

A 14-year-old was behind the wheel in a multivehicle crash Monday that killed her mother and 8-year-old sister, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

Published on 09/17/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Romney salutes RNC, addresses rally in Lakeland

Mitt Romney got on to the business of being the Republican presidential nominee by stumping at a convention farewell rally before heading to Louisiana to tour storm damage cause by Hurricane Isaac.

Published on 08/31/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Ryan says Eastwood was being himself during RNC speech

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Friday that Clint Eastwood was just being himself during an unorthodox speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

Published on 08/31/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Lakeland woman found guilty in baby's death
A Lakeland woman faces life in prison after jurors found her guilty in the starvation death of her 5-month-old daughter.
Published on 06/22/12
Updated on 03/18/13