MAYOR CANDIDATE: James Green, a 22-year-old Florida Southern senior, is running for mayor on a platform centered on a plan to replace property taxes with a one-time fee on new developments.

SHOOTING VICTIM: The family of a man who was shot and killed by Lakeland police when he threatened them with a shotgun Thursday night said an empty whiskey bottle tells them he was probably drunk. Jerry Roach, 71, became confrontational when drunk, and his depression was deepened by the recent sixth anniversary of the death of his wife of 42 years, family members said.

Source: The Ledger

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