DOWNTOWN: The merchants group that runs First Friday and the monthly Food Truck Rally lost its non-profit status six years ago, current board members recently learned. They’re working to correct the problems as they consider ways to reorganize and implement tighter controls.

MANSLAUGHTER: A 2-year-old infant was found suffocated in her mother’s bed last May after the 24-year-old mother came home intoxicated from a night at a strip club, the Lakeland Police Department said. Now she’s charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.

Source: The Ledger

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