The Lakeland Fire Department unveils a $90,000 commemorative sculpture honoring firefighters at the downtown station. Firefighters donated $70,000 through payroll deductions, and community organizations contributed the rest. | View Ledger story
A bicyclist crossing Sikes Boulevard into traffic was hit by a car and died at the scene Friday night, Lakeland police said. The bike rider was identified as Byron P. Haas, 39, of 1212 Hartsell Avenue.More
A 78-year-old Lakeland woman walking along Carter Road was hit by a car and died as she crossed the road near the entrance to Eaglebrooke, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported today.More
Lakeland firefighters discovered a body after responding to a fire in a mobile home park off Beacon Road this morning. Final identification of the victim will be determined by an autopsy, officials said. It’s the first fire fatality in Lakeland in about three years, officials said.