NURSING HOMES: As the owners of Oakbridge Healthcare Center prepare to appeal a 20-year ban on being a Medicaid provider, they reached an agreement with the state to preserve threatened licenses at dozens of other facilities. An incident in which an Oakbridge patient was discharged to the wrong family illustrates the disarray just before the facility was closed, The Ledger reports.

VETERINARIAN: Dr. Marc Presnell of Santa Fe Animal Hospital in north Lakeland has been elected president of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

POLICE: After videos of a violent arrest sparked Facebook criticism of the Lakeland Police Department, Chief Giddens took his case to The Ledger editorial board, who concluded “the police deserve the benefit of the doubt because what we see is not the whole story.”

MAGIC BUS: The host of the Beatnik Exchange vintage market tonight debuts Indie Blu, a colorful trolley that serves as a rolling art studio and market.

SUMMER CAMPS: Parents, check the newspaper’s list of 23 area summer camps. Also recommended: LakelandMom’s list of 31 camps.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman

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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