RED LIGHT CAMERAS: City officials maintain support for the devices as a review of data questions their effectiveness.

HOSPITALS: Lakeland Regional Health scored 3 out of 5 (Florida had no 5 hospitals and only two getting a 4) on a new federal ranking that looked at common procedures. LRH’s chief responded the survey’s methods haven’t been validated for hospitals serving the poor.

ACCIDENT: A collision that injured three and snarled traffic on South Florida Avenue Thursday afternoon started when a driver reached for a cup that had spilled, police said. (No link; the story has not been posted online yet.)

Source: The Ledger

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