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  • SWANS: Lakeland’s swans are trimmer and generally healthier than they were a year ago, according to veterinarians who examined them this week. Their diets have improved, likely because fewer people are feeding them bread, the vets said.
  • INDICTED: Jacarie Dovontis Moore has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts of first-degree murder — one involving the shooting death of Jeannairy Dominguez, a 25-year-old mother of three, at her central Lakeland home and the other involving the death of her unborn fourth child.
  • COVID-19 deaths in Polk County now number 542 after Wednesday’s update from the Florida Department of Health reported 11 new fatalities from the disease, 90 new cases here and a daily positive test rate of 5.69%.
  • CITRUS CONNECTION‘s plans to expand bus service on Saturdays are being delayed by issues involving the drivers’ union.