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LOW-INCOME HOUSING: Following a successful and ongoing fund-raising campaign, Talbot House Ministries has closed on 16 formerly city-owned studio apartments on Vermont Avenue just south of Massachusetts Boulevard that it will rehab for inexpensive housing for low-income people, including the disabled and veterans.

DOMESTIC FATALITY: In a story scant on details with the Sheriff’s Office invoking victim-protecting Marsy’s Law, a man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon while attempting to pick up his son, nearly 2, from the home of his ex-wife in the area of Lunn Road and Ewell Road. The alleged shooter was the ex-wife’s boyfriend and the victim’s mother witnessed the shooting, the Sheriff’s Office said.
ALSO: Fox 13 News coverage includes video of Sheriff Judd’s news conference.

LHS FOOTBALL: For the Lakeland Dreadnaughts, the road to a hoped-for eighth 7A state football championship leads tonight to their first-ever playoffs faceoff with powerhouse Armwood just down I-4 in Seffner.