Read It in the Morning Paper: Covid Resurgence, Winning Dog

  • CORONAVIRUS: Polk County’s resurgence of new COVID-19 cases continued Friday with 241 new infections reported, following days with 279 and 298 new instances; the latter is the highest single day since July 23. | LkldNow COVID-19 charts
  • WINNING DOG: Lakeland dog-training teacher Debbi Snyder and her border collie Amos placed first in the American Kennel Club’s Trick Dog Competition with a video starring Amos as Harry Pawter. | Watch the video | News release
  • THE NAVY BLUE ANGELS will fly the new Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet at next April’s Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, and local aerospace students had a chance to preview the jet Friday at Lakeland Linder Airport.
  • LAKE GIBSON High School’s drive toward a state football championship this year was halted Friday night with a 28-24 loss to Palmetto in the Class 6A, Region 3 finals.