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  1. Rail line from Orlando to Tampa gets boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Brightline has received the green light from the state to negotiate for land to add passenger rail service from Orlando to Tampa, a link that may include stops near Disney World and Lakeland, according to the company's application. The Florida Department of Transportation's procurement office approved an application from Brightline, giving it 90 days to work out terms with the Central Florida Expressway Authority to build the train service along Interstate 4. As part of its application, Brightline projects the 88-mile route, which would require 44-foot-wide spaces mostly along Interstate 4, would produce about 16,500 temporary jobs during the three years of construction and about 1,600 permanent jobs.

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  2. Pot on the go: Central Florida's first drive-thru dispensary opens in East OrlandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Curaleaf is bringing its second Central Florida dispensary to 775 N. Semoran Boulevard in a former Chase Bank location. It had a soft opening Friday and the grand opening is this Thursday.

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  3. Florida official accused of fatally shooting shoplifter indicted on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    A Florida official accused of fatally shooting a shoplifter was denied bail a day after a jury indicted him on a second-degree murder charge. Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn made his initial court appearance in the Polk County Courthouse on Saturday before Judge Bob Gorde, who ordered the 47-year-old suspect be held in jail with no bond, The Ledger reported.

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  4. Woman arrested in husband's killing claims she accidentally...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Rachel Fidanian was arrested Oct. 10 and is facing second degree murder charges, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office. Rachel Fidanian was arrested Oct. 10 and is facing second degree murder charges, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  5. Publix allows store employees to grow beardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Publix will let store employees grow facial hair starting Sept. 29. It reverses decades of rules about having hairless faces.

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  6. Publix Liquors opens in former Safeway building in Oakland ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    The Lakeland-based grocer was putting the finishing touches on a green sign that said "Now open" on Sept. 10 outside the building formerly occupied by the Safeway liquor store at 50 NE 50th St. Publix isn't letting any grass grow after acquiring three Safeway stores in Florida in Oakland Park, Altamonte Springs and Largo in June.

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  7. Is a Publix GreenWise Market coming to Oakland Park? | Doreen ChristensenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Shoppers are wondering what Publix plans to do with the old Safeway location on East Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park. As I reported in June, Publix acquired the only Safeway stores in Florida in Oakland Park, Altamonte Springs and Largo.

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  8. Florida gas station boss arrested after shooting beer thiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    A Florida gas station owner shot a thief who nabbed $36 worth of beer - and was charged with attempted murder, cops say. Rennie Defoe, Jr., 43, stole three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer from a gas station in Lakeland on Tuesday night, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  9. Publix acquires Florida Safeway stores in Oakland Park, Largo and Altamonte SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Shoppers rated their favorte grocery stores and Wegman's once again came out tops and Walmart was dead last, according to Market Force's 2018 Grocery Study of more than 12,800 consumers. Shoppers rated stores on cleanliness, items stocked, fast checkout, customer service, convenient location, sales, promotions and value See where Publix, Costco, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's landed on the annual list, released in June.

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  10. What Parkland students will find across Florida on Road to ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Cameron Kasky announced March for Our Lives activists are embarking on a summer bus tour where they will make stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote. Cameron Kasky announced March for Our Lives activists are embarking on a summer bus tour where they will make stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote.

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  11. Retired Publix CEO sold $10 million in stock on day of protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Publix said Friday it has suspended making political contributions in the wake of pressure over its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor who supports the National Rifle Association. Publix said Friday it has suspended making political contributions in the wake of pressure over its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor who supports the National Rifle Association.

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  12. Five to nine hurricanes predicted in 'near-average' 2018 seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    We can expect five to nine hurricanes this season, with up to four reaching major hurricane strength, according to a season outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . The forecast for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, calls for a near-normal to above-normal season .

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  13. Serial burglar from South Florida grabbed urn of dead officers ashes, investigators sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    It's not unusual for burglars from South Florida to head north in order to ply their trade in more rural parts of the state, but one man and his accomplices made two big mistakes, a Central Florida sheriff said. "One they came to this county and two they took Buddy Newsome's ashes," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

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  14. Sex abuse arrest: Girl, 10, was forced to wear dog collar, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    A South Florida man is accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl he met online and taking her to a motel in Central Florida where he sexually abused her and made her wear a dog collar. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says 23-year-old Jonathan Fundora took three days off from the Miami fast-food restaurant where he works and met the girl near her Lakeland home Tuesday.

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  15. Woman gets life for baby's starving death on trip to FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    The Lakeland Ledger reports that 26-year-old Ruby Stephens was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. Police say Stephens and her husband, Roy, had traveled from Indiana to Polk County , Florida, in December 2014 to spend the holidays with his sister.

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  16. Publix rolls out medication discount programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Publix is offering a new prescription drug program where it will sell 29 common generic medications for $7.50 for a three-month supply. The Lakeland-based grocery chain said it will sell the 90-day supply of prescriptions for $7.50, including drugs to treat diabetes, cholesterol, mental health, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, gout, asthma and others.

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  17. Five dead in Polk County plane crash, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2017 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Several people are reported dead after a plane crashed in Polk County early Christmas Eve, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Several people are reported dead after a plane crashed in Polk County early Christmas Eve, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  18. Train carrying molten sulfur derails; sparks small fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    After the derailment, officials in Polk County asked nearby residents to shut off their air conditioners, close windows and stay indoors. But county spokesman Kevin Watler later said that residents were free to leave their homes.

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