Read It in the Morning Paper

  • Lakeland police suspect Alecia Dotson, who pleaded guilty to a child sex charge last week, set the condo fire that injured her mother before committing suicide with a gun next door. (See our earlier story.) Fire officials say Dotson suffered burns on her body, WFLA reports.
  • What is Harrison Arts Center Principal Daryl Ward doing with his spare time now that he has the doctorate he’d been working on? He’s “working on a Broadway style musical based on the music of The Monkees,” of course. Check the Monday Profile.
  • Proceeds from a business that hangs Christmas lights benefit Repurpose Art Studio, which sells items made by at-risk women.