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Farmworkers Fast Outside Publix Headquarters in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) —  Florida farmworkers and their supporters are staging a fast outside Publix Super Markets headquarters in Lakeland. The fast organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers started Monday and will last through […]

CBS Tampa–03/05/2012

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Florida Senate Votes to Split Polytechnic From USF

The University of South Florida’s Lakeland branch would be split off as a new stand-alone school by a bill that cleared the Florida Senate on Thursday.

CBS Tampa–02/23/2012

Florida Senate  (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Senate Expected to Debate USF Budget Cuts

The Florida Senate is taking up a nearly $71 billion budget that includes deep cuts to universities.

CBS Tampa–02/23/2012

People look at tropical fish in Tokyo's Ginza fashion district, 27 July 2007. Some 1,500 colorful tropical fish, brought in from Japan's southern island of Okinawa. (Photo credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Winter a Tough Time for Fla. Tropical Fish Farmers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — It’s a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida’s largest ornamental fish farms.

CBS Tampa–01/06/2012

Clifford Ellison, left, and Jerek Evans. (credit: Lakeland Police Department)

Man Dies When Meth He Was Preparing Inside Car Explodes

Police say a man lost control and flipped his car when methamphetamine he was preparing in a glass jug suddenly exploded.

01/05/2012

PLANT CITY, UNITED STATES:  As the Sun rises, strawberries lie frozen in ice after temperatures dropped below 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-31.5 degrees Celsius) for more than six hours in Plant City, Florida.  Strawberry farmers used water sprinklers to form a protective coating of ice on the strawberries.   AFP PHOTO (Photo credit  TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Farmers, Manatees Suffer Through Cold Night

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Strawberry growers, manatees and tropical fish farmers are hopeful a cold front that covered much of Florida won’t do much damage.

CBS Tampa–01/04/2012

Photo of Arnulfo Crispin. (credit: Lakeland Police Department)

US Honor Flag will Fly Over Fla. Officer’s Funeral

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — An American flag that flew over the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks will be flown at the funeral service for a Florida police officer killed in the line of duty.

CBS Tampa–12/26/2011

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St. Petersburg Teen Found Dead in Stolen Van

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot and left for dead in a stolen van by a group of people who had been looking for another vehicle to steal, police said.

CBS Tampa–12/24/2011

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Fla. Has 3rd Largest Population Growth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida had the nation’s third largest population growth in the past year.

CBS Tampa–12/21/2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. gets lesson in higher education politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott in less than a week has gotten a crash course in the state’s complicated higher education politics.

CBS Tampa–12/21/2011

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