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  1. Firefighters snap hilarious photo after helping free boy's middle finger from deskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | ABC News

    Firefighters went beyond the call of duty to help a curious 6-year-old boy after he got stuck in a tight spot. "I went to pick him up from daycare and was in my car when one of the teachers ran out and said, 'Everything is fine, but Gio got one of his hands stuck in a desk,'" Leah Aponte told ABC News.

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  2. 'Good Samaritan' targeted and beaten after helping lost toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | ABC News

    A Florida man who police say was trying to help a missing toddler locate her parents over the weekend ended up beaten and shamed on social media by the child's family after they mistook him for a kidnapper, according to a report. The "good Samaritan," who was not identified by authorities, was attempting to help a 2-year-old who had become separated from her parents while attending a baseball game at the Southwest Sports Complex in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday -- but her parents "feared that the citizen was attempting to kidnap the child," the Lakeland Police Department said in a statement Tuesday.

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  3. Commissioner Rob Manfred offers ideas to create more game actionRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2017 | ABC News

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Nothing about baseball "needs to be fixed," commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

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  4. Babysitter Comes Up With Creative Way to Keep an Eye on InfantRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | ABC News

    Claudia Sorhaindo's neice, J'Ann, found a creative yet hilarious way to keep an eye on her cousin, Ava, 2 months. J'Ann Sorhaindo, a 15-year-old Lakeland, Florida, high school student, had just returned home from track practice when her aunt, Claudia Sorhaindo, who lives next door, asked her to babysit her 2-month-old cousin Ava while she ran an errand.

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  5. Giant Gator Draws Crowds and Raises Safety ConcernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | ABC News

    Crowds of visitors have been flocking to Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida, in the hopes of spotting "Humpback," a massive alligator that made international headlines earlier this week after a video of him went viral. The video, which was taken on Sunday afternoon, shows the gigantic reptile appearing out of some brush and then slowly walking across a patch of grass on the reserve's Marsh Rabbit Run.

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  6. Woman Gets License to Keep Her Pet AlligatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | ABC News

    After months of negotiation with state officials, a Florida woman has finally received a license allowing her to keep her pet alligator. The gentle gator named Rambo is "like a dog" and loves being petted and going for walks on a leash, according to his owner, Mary Thorn, 55, of Lakeland, Florida.

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  7. Missing Florida 4-Year-Old Found Safe in Tennessee After Multistate SearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | ABC News

    A 4-year-old girl who went missing from her Lakeland, Florida home Saturday morning has been found safe in Memphis, Tennessee, according to a statement this afternoon by the state's Bureau of Investigation. Authorities were tracking surveillance images showing the girl with a 31-year-old man whose current legal name is West Wild Hogs.

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