DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC: CSX work has closed several downtown rail crossings, forcing north-south traffic into a bottleneck on Florida Avenue. As often happens, railroad officials weren’t available to answer questions about how long the work will take.

FIRE: The cause of a fire at Arbor Glen Apartments in north Lakeland that left several dozen residents scrambling to find new homes was a screw or nail that had pierced an electric wire, degrading it enough to cause ignition, Lakeland fire officials said.

SOUTHEASTERN: After a strong third quarter, the SEU women’s basketball team succumbed to Concordia University 67-59 in the NAIA Division II championship game.

RIP: Betsye Kay Finch, founder of Betsye Kay’s school of Dance | Chaplain Clarence Edwards LeMasters, former president of the Talbot House Ministries board

Source: The Ledger

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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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