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  1. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 22Read the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Defense attorneys for the four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major's death are going before a judge to ask that the word "hazing" not be allowed to be used at their trial next week. Defense attorneys on Wednesday also are hoping the judge reconsiders their challenge to Florida's hazing law.

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  2. Man dead following house fireRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that firefighters responded to the Lakeland home Tuesday morning. After the fire was extinguished, authorities say 60-year-old Henry West IV was found in his bedroom.

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  3. Teen driver hits crossing guard near LakelandRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Polk County Sheriff's deputies say a 16-year-old driver hit the crossing guard as she was in the crosswalk.

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  4. Bird hanging by beak from fishing line rescuedRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Employees from a central Florida city helped rescue a large wetland bird that was hanging by its beak from a tree after getting tangled in some fishing line. The City of Lakeland reports one of its workers was checking water levels in Lake Morton when she received a citizen report of an anhinga bird hanging from a tree on Tuesday.

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  5. Lakeland swans get veterinary checkupRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Nearly two dozen employees hit the city's lake before the sun came up on Wednesday and caught 81 swans. The Lakeland Ledger reports that Lakeland's swans descend from a pair that England's Queen Elizabeth donated to the city in 1957.

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  6. Lakeland rounds up swans for annual checkupRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    City officials rounded up 81 swans on Lakeland's Lake Morton for their annual checkup at a veterinarian's office. It took 21 employees to gather up the swans on Wednesday.

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  7. US says transgender workers illegally firedRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they're transgender, a federal agency alleged Thursday in two lawsuits. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland Eye Clinic of Lakeland, Florida, violated federal law by discriminating based on gender stereotypes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

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  8. Feds say transgender workers illegally firedRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland Eye Clinic of Lakeland, Florida. The EEOC says embalmer Amiee Stephens was fired a year ago after telling her boss that she was transitioning from male to female.

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  9. Reward increases in Lakeland hit-and-run caseRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Heartland Crime Stoppers is offering $6,000 for information leading to the arrest of a driver who fatally struck a Lakeland woman as she walked home from a restaurant. The Ledger of Lakeland reports 20-year-old Jill Braddock was killed in the early morning hours of Aug. 9 as she was walking some six miles to her home.

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  10. Sheriff: Man kills wife, self with child in homeRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say a central Florida man fatally shot his wife before killing himself while their 10-year-old daughter was home. The Ledger of Lakeland reports the child ran crying into the arms of an arriving deputy on Wednesday afternoon.

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  11. Lakeland hosts debate over medical marijuanaRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A debate organized by The Ledger of Lakeland featured two of the loudest voices in the campaign over Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

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  12. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29Read the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    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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  13. Amazon's new regional fulfillment center opensRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Internet giant's first order shipped from its new Lakeland center on Wednesday.

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  14. Man gets life for Lakeland police officerRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    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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  15. Man guilty of killing Lakeland police officerRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Polk County jury found 21-year-old Kyle Williams guilty on Thursday of first-degree murder.

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  16. Polk County Jail inmate dies during sleepRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Officials say 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes of Lakeland was unresponsive when deputies tried to wake him up for breakfast on Sunday.

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  17. Man accused of hitting brother with pot plantsRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Sheriff's deputies say a Lakeland man faces domestic battery charges after hitting his brother with marijuana plants from their yard.

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  18. 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 4Read the original story

    Jun 4, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Florida State University is planning to resume a wide open search for its next president.

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  19. Man attacked by bull in Polk County hospitalizedRead the original story

    May 31, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Polk County deputies say a 61-year-old Lakeland man who was gored by a bull and crawled to safety is hospitalized and recovering.

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  20. Teacher arrested after admitting affair with studentRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A 29-year-old English teacher in Lakeland, Florida has been arrested and charged with sox counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after admitting a sexual affair with a 17-year-old male student.

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