SACKETT RANCH: Responding to noise complaints, county commissioners denied approval for a venue near Lake Hancock to continue hosting events. UPDATE: The decision is getting a lot of pushback on Facebook.
BASEBALL: Rob Manfred, the MLB’s Commissioner of Baseball, is expected to attend Gov. Scott’s Baseball Dinner in Lakeland Feb. 16.
CRIME: A Lakeland woman was arrested on a manslaughter charge after her unattended 4-month-old grandson died in a bathtub | A
Lakeland Winter Haven man was sentenced to 10 20 years for plotting a hit on his wife. (The article was corrected in Thursday’s newspaper.)