The train has departed, but Ingraham Avenue remains closed as cleanup continues. LPD says it will provide updates on Facebook.
BOLO: Deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for Edner Dely, wanted in the armed robbery of a cab driver at a Sunoco station on West Memorial Boulevard. Dely, 25, described as 6-foot-5 and weighing 280 pounds, took off on foot after the Morning morning incident.
GOOD NEWS: A charity that provides Christmas toys for children in need learned today it will recover $27,000 stolen from its bank account.
The noise that shook your windows and rattled your walls around 2 p.m. Saturday was likely related two two F-15 fighters that were allowed to fly at supersonic speeds, a NORAD spokesman says.
Linda Bagley-Wiggs is helping Corey Stevens find funding for his invention that would allow smaller retailers to display 3D virtual reality models of their products online.
GRASSLANDS: Member-investors have bought Grasslands Golf and Country Club from Drummond Corp. and are promoting memberships to non-Grasslands residents.
TOYS FOR PUERTO RICO: The Just Cares charity organized by Just Dance’s Kevin Rios just wants to collect 1,000 toys to be carried by hand to children in Ceibo, Puerto Rico, whose families are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
ISO SOLOISTS: The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert Tuesday features soprano Teresa Castillo and baritone Eric Lindsey.
Award winners in Thursday night’s 37th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade, announced by the Junior League of Greater Lakeland:
• Judge’s Choice: Medulla Baptist Church
• Most Outstanding Band: Lake Gibson High School
• Most Original Float: True Plumbers & Builders
• Best Themed Float: Agnini Family Dental
• Best Youth/Education Float: Cub Scout Pack 106
• Best Professional Float: Samira Belly Dance
• Best Business Float: Party People Events
• Best Community Float: Central Florida Athletics
The Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press published financial disclosure statements from state legislators nationwide as part of a project examining potential conflicts of interest. You can see Florida legislator disclosures here or scroll down to view the forms filed by those representing Lakeland.
The organization looked at markets with affordable housing expected to rise in value in livable communities with job growth.