No people were hurt when a limb fell onto a car traveling Success Avenue toward Lake Morton Drive around 7:30 a.m. today. The only injuries were to Karen Barron’s 2014 Dodge Challenger, a nearby brick wall and the reputation of the tree, reputedly 300+ years old.
Since plans for a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks near Munn Park got little support when unveiled earlier this year, a new idea has emerged for the $7 million that had been budgeted for it:
Build a walkway from the side of the tracks where the Amtrak station overlooks Lake Mirror and the Catapult 2.0 business incubator is being built to the side of the tracks where a lot of new growth is expected.
Ginger Collins was also arrested in January on charges she stole from McKeel Academy, where she was named assistant director of academics after leaving Kathleen Middle. The ABC Action News report includes video from this afternoon’s news conference by Sheriff Grady Judd.
If you’d like to share your opinions about what should go into a large urban park in Lakeland, you can fill out a short online survey.
A trapper tried to lure an alligator out of water near Sleepy Hill Road Wednesday after viral video of the animal crossing the road got neighbors worried. The gator wasn’t caught, but the trapper says he’s coming back.
And they’re buying a stairway to Latin rhythms and serendipity. Some music highlights this weekend include a Classic Albums Live tribute to Led Zeppelin IV at RP Funding Center tonight, the flamenco guitar and Zendrum of Don Soledad and Matthew Antolick (YouTube) at Posto 9 Friday and the spontaneity of Brian Sutherland and Craig Morby at Patio850 Saturday night. More listings follow:
People attending public information sessions today are telling the planners of Bonnet Springs Park which features they’d like to see by dropping colored candies into Mason jars.
Spotted on Sleepy Hill Road:
I’ll admit: I have a weakness for aerial photos that reveal new perspectives.
ELECTIONS: Ricky Shirah, motivated in part by an insult by incumbent Jim Malless, has launched his fifth campaign for Lakeland City Commission.
THE LEDGER: The morning paper deviates from its pattern of not writing about internal issues and reports the third-degree felony arrest of its former marketing director, Nanay Pittman, on charges of defrauding the company. ALSO: LPD Facebook post
Polk County increases the amount of its subsidy to the city of Lakeland for fire services near city limits under a five-year agreement approved by the City Commission Monday. Commissioner Justin Troller voted against the deal, saying the county still isn’t paying enough.