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  1. Judge orders Lakeland sixth-grader to stay away from classmate after bullyingRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The court order follows several incidents of bullying leading up to a Nov. 13 beating that was so severe it left the young victim with a concussion. Despite awareness campaigns and serious consequences, bullying -- unfortunately -- still happens.

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  2. Florida church offers FREE house... with one conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Lakeland's South Florida Avenue Church of Christ is giving away a house for free, but with just one catch. The 1920's era house is located along the 1800 Block of South Florida Avenue in Lakeland on the same property as the church.

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  3. Burglar caught with his pants down on video. Now, Lakeland police want you to help find himRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Police are trying to find a burglar who apparently was so anxious to break into a car dealership he couldn't keep his pants on. Surveillance video shows the suspect using a fire extinguisher to break through a wall at a Hyundai dealership at Lakeland Automall, 1430 W. Memorial Blvd., around 9 p.m. Nov. 18. Climbing through the hole in the wall, however, he gets caught and actually loses his shorts.

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  4. Oklahoma teen arrested at Lakeland motel, charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The 14-year-old Tulsa boy has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a juvenile. "We appreciate all the hard work and dedication provided by our U.S. Marshals' task force," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Said.

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  5. Florida Amber Alert canceled for 2 missing babiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Amber Alert issued for two babies out of Lakeland, a 1-year-old and a 4-week old, has been canceled. The children have been found safe, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement .

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  6. Lakeland commission votes to use money to move Confederate soldier statueRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Confederate soldier monument will be moving from a Florida city's downtown park now that money has been found to pay for it. The Lakeland Ledger reports that the city commission voted to use $225,000 from red light camera violations to move the monument from Munn Park in Lakeland's downtown to a local park dedicated to veterans.

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  7. Missing mom and boy found safe after hours-long standoff in Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A missing mother and her 14-year-old son have been found safe following a three-and-a-half hour standoff that ended with a man fatally shooting himself after firing at two deputies just after 7 p.m. Thursday, authorities say. It all began when a woman in Pinellas County got a frantic call from her 44-year-old daughter in Polk County, claiming her husband was beating her up, investigators say.

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  8. Polk deputies: Man seriously wounds wife, then kills self in apparent attempted murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A woman was seriously wounded when her husband attempted to kill her then fatally shot himself, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. The incident, which started as a domestic incident, happened about 6 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street in unincorporated Lakeland, the sheriff's office said.

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  9. School bus crashes in Lakeland with 43 children on boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Polk County Fire Rescue official said the kids were taken to the hospital, as a precautionary measure, at the request of their parents. Both were conscious when they were transported.

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  10. 4-vehicle crash closes part of westbound I-4 at Polk ParkwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Traffic cameras showed massive delays on the westbound side of the interstate. As of 7:30 a.m., only one westbound lane was getting through.

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  11. A prayer for peace: Members of Lakeland synagogue honor Pittsburgh victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    More than 100 people gathered Sunday evening for a Service of Remembrance to honor the 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., who killed Saturday morning when a gunman entered the building and started shooting. "Our hearts break for the families of those murdered," says rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Lakeland.

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  12. Former Lakeland City Commissioner Don Selvage to temporarily fill seat after Dunn's murder arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    LAKELAND, Fla.- Lakeland's city commission has appointed former City Commissioner Don Selvage as the temporary replacement for Michael Dunn who resigned after being arrested and charged with murder in the Oct. 3 shooting death of Christobal Lopez at the military surplus store Dunn owns. Selvage, who announced last year that he would not run again, will fill in until a special election determines Dunn's permanent replacement.

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  13. All clear given to Polk County jail area; suspicious device appeared to be car mirror with wiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The area around the Polk County Jail and courthouse were evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious-looking device with wires attached. Officials later gave the all clear, saying the device was "just trash," appearing to be a car mirror with wires sticking out of it near some empty drink cans.

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  14. Lakeland commissioner Michael Dunn resigns seat after murder chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn resigned his seat after being charged with second-degree murder in a shooting death at his military supply store . Lakeland city spokesman Kevin Cook confirms Dunn wrote a letter regarding his resignation over the weekend, and it was hand delivered Monday afternoon.

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  15. Lakeland commissioner charged with murder set to appear in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A judge ordered Dunn be held without bond over the weekend. The investigation took more than two weeks and ended in a second-degree murder charge against Dunn.

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  16. Lakeland police release sketch of robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Lakeland Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect accused of robbing a man over the weekend. Police say the suspect flashed a gun, robbed the man and fled from the alleyway around 11:40 p.m. Saturday near Fresco's on 132 South Kentucky Ave. One of the suspects has short-twisted dreadlocks, a red Adidas jacket and red pants, police said.

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  17. Judge denies bond for Lakeland commissioner accused in deadly store shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn made his first appearance in court Saturday morning, a day after his arrest on a second-degree murder charge in the October 3 killing of 50-year-old Cristobal Lopez. Dunn accused Lopez of stealing a hatchet from his Army supply store.

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  18. Lakeland commissioner's lawyer: We will 'vigorously' assert right to self-defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Michael Dunn walked right past reporters, without a word, as he was booked into the Polk County jail. The business owner and Lakeland city commissioner is now an accused murderer.

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  19. Lakeland commissioner charged with murder in surplus store shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn has been charged with second-degree murder after surveillance video showed him shooting a man he claims was trying to steal a hatchet from a military surplus store he owns. The footage shows Dunn holding a gun while he and Cristobal Lopez approached the door of Vets Army & Navy Surplus on North Florida Avenue.

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  20. Quick-thinking Polytechnic University police officer saves woman, child after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    LAKELAND, Fla.-A Florida Polytechnic University police officer got a huge shout-out after his quick-thinking kept a mother and her child safe after a crash. Tommie Jackson's life-saving efforts Monday morning gave a crash, which could have been deadly, a better outcome, officials with the Florida Polytechnic University Police Department said.

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