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.
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.
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It took firefighters three hours to contain a blaze reported at 12:30 a.m. at Precision Wallboard on Winter Lake Road near U.S. 98 S. No injuries were reported, but offices, equipment and a boat were destroyed. The fire briefly closed traffic on Winter Lake Road. (Check video from Polk Fire Rescue.)
The vehicle, stationed at station 3 on North Florida Avenue, uses a pickup truck as its base and costs about $50,000 less than the unit it replaced.
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