SHOPLIFTER DEATH: Before he died, a crime suspect laying face-down in the grass said, “I can’t breathe” as a much heavier man sat on him to subdue him, the Polk medical examiner said.

HOSPITAL: Lakeland Regional Health was tied for 11th best in Florida in U.S. News and World Report’s latest survey.

DINING: New thai dishes that supplement its traditional Southern fare contribute to a 4-star review for The Rib House from Eric Pera.

THINGS TO DO: Local musicians play Elvis at the Polk Theatre this weekend, 60 years after he played there | Pokémon game day at Brew Hub today

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Barry Friedman founded 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.

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