• CAPITOL ARREST: Joshua Christopher Doolin, 23, of Lakeland, was charged Wednesday with crimes related to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Hired in May as a Polk EMT, he was fired after his arrest.
  • UNITED WAY of Central Florida reported record pledges of $23.8 million for 2020-21, with $12.8 million of that coming via federal CARES Act relief. The agency served roughly 350,000 people in Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties.
  • REP. SCOTT FRANKLIN joined most fellow Republicans in voting against removing Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. The bill, which passed, breaches the federalist tradition of letting states choose their own statues, he said.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman

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.