Read It in the Morning Paper: Short-Term Rentals, Shark Bite

  • LAKE MORTON residents met to seek solutions to loud partying and parking problems at Airbnbs and other short-term rentals in the neighborhood. City officials explain that state law gives them little enforcement power. One suggestion: Have short-term rental owners give neighbors their contact information to let them know when things get rowdy. (Subscribers-only story)
  • A SHARK BITE sent Katie Wood, 35, of Lakeland, to the hospital with deep cuts on her foot during a trip to Satellite Beach. Still, the avid beachgoer doesn’t blame the shark: “We’re in their habitat.” (Subscribers-only story)