Read It in the Morning Paper – Christmas Edition

BARTOW PLANE CRASH: Lakeland attorney John Hugh Shannon and four others died yesterday when their plane crashed on take-off at Bartow Municipal Airport.

(Additional coverage at: WTSP and WUSF)

MONDAY PROFILE:Pulling himself off the streets with the help of others, Nick Cassista transitioned from the Lighthouse Ministries volunteer program to become the organizations logistics manager. He and his wife now spend Christmas each year helping Lakeland’s homeless.