Lakeland Info

Lakeland, Florida is located in Polk County. Zip codes in Lakeland, FL include 33815, 33807, and 33801. The median home price in Lakeland is $137,500 which is roughly $73/per square foot. More Lakeland information.

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Local news for Lakeland, FL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Man gets life for setting wife on fire

A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire.

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6 hrs ago | Call to the Pen

Justin Upton almost takes out B.J. Upton with line drive

Mar 25, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton talks with center fielder B.J. Upton before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium.

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10 hrs ago | CBS 47

Lakeland teacher arrested, accused of sex with student

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 8:00 PM on 4/15, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL BOSTON -- Ceremony to remember the victims on the 1 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

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13 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Teacher accused of sex with teen in car

A Polk County teacher is behind bars today after she was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy in her car, Lakeland Police say.

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13 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Florida teacher accused of sex with student

Jennifer Christine Fichter, a 29-year-old English teacher in Lakeland, Florida, has been arrested and charged with 6 counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity With A Minor after admitting a sexual affair with a 17-year-old male student.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Drag racer dies from crash-related injuries

A Tampa drag racer has died from injuries he suffered in a crash at the Lakeland Motor Speedway earlier this month.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Polytechnic University selects first president

Florida Polytechnic University's Presidential Search Committee has selected Dr. Randy K. Avent to be the University's first president.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Sentencing scheduled for 1981 shooting rampage

A 64-year-old man is expected to learn whether he will receive life imprisonment or be sent back to Florida's death row for a 1981 shooting rampage that left three people dead, including a Polk County sheriff's deputy.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBS 47

Publix employee in Fla. celebrates 50-year career

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 8:00 AM on 4/13, issued at 10:37 AM Bryceville, FL First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:12 AM on 4/15, issued at 10:12 AM Hoboken, GA LAKELAND, Fla.

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The Tennessean

Wedding: Ashlee Sams & Wesley O'Connor

Josh O'Connor, brother of the groom, officiated the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Marilyn & Harold Sams of Lakeland, FL.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Funeral held for Bay area soldier killed at Fort Hood

A soldier killed in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month is being remembered at private services in central Florida.

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Aero-News Network

Sun 'n Fun Celebrates 'Successful' 40th Fly-In

Well.... we've heard some pretty heavy duty SnF attendance claims before... and back then, they were B.S... But maybe this time, it will be different.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

WFLA-AM Tampa

PCSO arrests 41 in 'Operation Sticky Hands '

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said detectives arrested 37 suspects for various retail theft charges after conducting surveillance at various retail stores during "Operation Sticky Hands" on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Fort Hood shooting victim's body to return to Florida

The body of one of the three soldiers killed in the rampage at Fort Hood will be returning to the Tampa Bay area.

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The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Wheat Ridge grants awarded to LCMS-related ministries

Andrew Vacca, left, director of the Boost Activity Night for Families with Disabilities at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakeland, Fla., gets a hug from one of the event's participants.

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The Miami Herald

Portrait of bullied girl emerges from case file

An undated handout photo of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who jumped to her death at an old cement business in Lakeland, Fla.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Lugnuts reliever Phil Kish relishing shot at pro baseball

The suit and tie has been replaced by a glove and spikes for the time being for Phil Kish.

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KRAV-FM Tulsa

3-Year-Old Boy Covers Phillip Phillips and It's the Cutest Thing We've Seen All Day

What's more, he isn't even old enough to buy his own CDs! According to Mindy Brinton of Lakeland, Florida, her 3-year-old son Carter is Phillip's biggest fan.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Colorful mural pays tribute to fallen Lakeland officer

A group of art students at Sleepy Hill Middle School unveiled a memorial mural honoring Officer Arnulfo Crispin, who was shot and killed on duty just over two years ago.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Investigators identify human bones found in Lakeland woods

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says DNA tests confirm the bones are that of 35-year-old Mary Elizabeth Rhodes of Lakeland.

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