CLEARED: After she spent four months in the Polk County Jail and eight months facing a possible 30-year sentence, former Lakeland resident Christina Westdorp has been cleared. DNA evidence showed that a former roommate was driving Westdorp’s car the night a man was killed in a collision on U.S. 98 at West Socrum Loop Road.

FOOTBALL: It’s on to the state semifinals for Lakeland High School, who beat Plant 49-30, and Victory Christian, who defeated Foundation 36-7 | ALSO: Watch the full LHS game

SYKES: Temporary call-center jobs are ending a month earlier than expected for about 200 people hired by Sykes Enterprises Inc. in Lakeland.

Source: The Ledger

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