A Lakeland mom tells WFLA she’s angry she can’t retrieve family treasures from their burned-out apartment. She says she was under duress the night of the fire when managers at Arbor Glen Apartments encouraged her to sign a release form. Management says safety concerns prohibit former residents from entering the 24 units that burned March 11.
After her 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe caught fire in the garage of her Lakeland home, Kym Borden wants to know why the federal government waited to start investigating reports of fires in certain Hyundai and Kia models.
The number of DUI deaths has increased here in recent years, according to a new report that ranks Lakeland as second in drunken-driving fatalities among Florida’s larger cities. More
The Lakeland Police Department issued a plea Monday night for help locating Jimmie Fulse, 67, who went missing from his home at 1216 ½ E. Parker St. and may be in the Grove Park/Bartow Road area. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black pants with a red stripe, and gray shoes. He is 5-foot-4 and weighs about 130 pounds. If you have any information, please call 863.834.6900.
The National Transportation Board ruled out mechanical failure in the Winter Haven seaplane crash last month that took the life of Lakeland flight instructor James Wagner. The flight crew could not restart the plane’s left engine after simulating engine failure, the NTSB says in a preliminary report | ALSO: Ledger coverage
The resignation of Capt. James Williams “is the result of an internal investigation after the employee was alleged to have posted photos and/or videos taken during emergency response incidents to his personal social media accounts,” a county spokesman said.
Larcenies in Lakeland dropped by 500 between 2017 and 2018, by far the biggest dip in a new report showing crime down by 550 incidents here last year. However, homicides are up from 1 to 8, robberies are up from 89 to 106, and assaults are up from 144 to 200, according to stats released today. More
The railroad tracks are closed at Ingraham Ave., Massachusetts Ave, Kentucky Ave, Tennessee Ave, and Missouri Ave. in Downtown Lakeland for maintenance by CSX for an unknown period of time. Please use South Florida Ave. or HWY 98 when traveling from north to south. pic.twitter.com/AgcPDTZ5Xw
— Downtown Lakeland (@DowntownLkld) March 12, 2019
Kimberly Houtz, 54, (Facebook) emerged from the water in distress within five minutes after starting a dive off St. Pete Beach on Saturday morning, witnesses said. She was attended to by the crew of an Eckerd College rescue boat and paramedics, but died at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital that afternoon.
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