LPD 1: No charges will be filed following a State Attorney’s Office investigation into allegations of domestic abuse involving two Lakeland Police Department officers.

LPD 2: Sgt. Terri Smith has filed a complaint with LPD alleging she has suffered from a hostile work environment because of her gender.

NRA/SCHOOLS: Junior ROTC programs in Polk County public schools received $33,000 from the National Rifle Association, according to an Associated Press article disclosing the NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools between 2010 and 2016. School Board member Billy Townsend said the air rifles purchased with the NRA funds served a legitimate educational purpose.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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