Read It in the Morning Paper: Michael Dunn, Dave Waller

  • MICHAEL DUNN, a former Lakeland city commissioner, will proceed toward trial on a second-degree murder charge. A three-judge appeals panel rejected his lawyers’ claim that Circuit Judge Donald Jacobsen erred when he rejected Dunn’s bid to dismiss the charge on “stand-your-ground” grounds. Next step: Pre-trial conference Aug. 16.
  • DAVE WALLER of Lakeland was recognized by the national Toys for Tots organization as coordinator of the year for civilian volunteer campaigns and the Polk County operation as the top campaign.