DUNN: Newly resigned Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn should be released from jail before his trial on murder charges, his attorney argued in a motion filed during the weekend. Shooting victim Christobal Lopez held the hatchet he was stealing in a way that made Dunn and his employees feel threatened, Rusty Franklin wrote.

CONGRESS: Democrat Kristen Carlson, running for U.S. House District 15, presented herself as an unabashed moderate in an appearance at Southeastern University on Monday. Answering criticism leveled during the primary that she took contributions from Republicans, Carlson said she asked many friends for donations regardless of party affiliation.

WATER: The continuing lead testing at older Polk public schools found elevated levels in three faucets at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy.

NURSE: A 24-year-old nurse lost her job at Lakeland Regional Health after her racist Snapchat post was shared more than 2,000 times.

Source: The Ledger

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