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Lakeland, Florida is located in Polk County. Zip codes in Lakeland, FL include 33815, 33807, and 33801. The median home price in Lakeland is $138,500 which is roughly $76/per square foot. More Lakeland information.

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Friday | Florida Trend

Friday's Afternoon Update

U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007, a survey released on Friday showed.

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Friday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lakeland hosts debate over medical marijuana

LAKELAND, Fla.- Two of the loudest voices in the campaign over Amendment 2 went head-to-head during a debate in Lakeland on Thursday night.

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Friday | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 29

The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history is being sentenced by a federal judge.

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Friday | WDUV-FM Saint Petersburg

Medical Marijuana Debate In Lakeland

Sheriff Grady Judd and Attorney John Morgan debated the future of medical marijuana last night in Lakeland.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Amazon's first fulfillment center in Florida opens in Lakeland

The Amazon distribution center in Lakeland is up and running. The online retailer said Thursday it shipped its first order out of the fulfillment center to a customer in New York.

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WFLA-AM Tampa

Judd, Morgan to talk medical marijuana issue at forum

LAKELAND, Fla. The controversial issue of whether to legalize medical marijuana in Florida will be on center stage Thursday night in Lakeland, with two power figures at the heart of the discussion - Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Attorney John Morgan of the Morgan and Morgan law Firm.

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GlobeSt.com

Is This the Future of Education Facility...

Start your day informed by GlobeSt.com's Florida AM Alert for coverage of transactions, events and newsmakers from across Miami and the Southeast.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Polk among most dangerous for pedestrians

Polk County has a pedestrian problem, and it puts the county 9th in the state for fatalities and 10th for injuries.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Man gets life for Lakeland police officer

A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Williams on Tuesday. A jury convicted him last week of first-degree murder.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Man's body found underneath Lakeland home

Man's body found underneath Lakeland home The body was found under a home in the 4200 block of New Tampa Highway.

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News Talk Florida

Florida Poly Tech President Talks New University

Earlier this morning on Your Wake Up Call, Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent joined us to discuss the school's opening, curriculum and students.

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Sunshine State News

Close House Races on GOP Side; Rangel Falls

Two candidates in one of the hardest-fought legislative primaries of the year were separated by the thinnest of margins Tuesday night, while an incumbent was turned out of office elsewhere in one of the few surprises of the evening.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Star Tribune

Alexander: Ransomware fix is now available

It involved "ransomware," a type of malicious software that encrypts PC files so that they can't be read, then demands hundreds of dollars in ransom be paid to anonymous online hackers to unlock the files.

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WWLP

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A Lakeland, Florida boy is on top of the world after scoring a touchdown at a Saturday rec-league game.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Falling tree damages roof for 2nd time in weeksFalling tree damages...

Falling tree damages roof for 2nd time in weeks Lightning may not strike twice, but falling trees did in one central Florida neighborhood.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

ABC Action News

LIVE: Sentencing phase for Kyle Williams

A Polk County jury listens to impact statements to determine sentence for Kyle Williams, guilty in the 2011 murder of a Lakeland police officer.

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Reuters

Library without books debuts at Florida's newest college

The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Polytechnic rises from turmoil to start STEM mission

As a member of his high school robotics team and creator of a money-making tech website, the Broward County teen was thrilled to hear about a state university focused entirely on science, technology, math and engineering, the curriculum known as STEM.

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Toledo Blade

Elvis scarf returned after 32 years

David Whitaker nearly hung up the phone when a caller from Florence started asking questions about his being an Elvis fan.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Amazon welcomes employees in Lakeland; drones in India?

Arriving employees were greeted by an orange carpet to reflect the company's colors.

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