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Lakeland Official Fighting Spitting Ordinance

A Lakeland City Commissioner wants to do away with a 69-year-old ordinance that prohibits people from spitting on the sidewalk or grass.


File photo of a gavel. (Credit:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tampa Trial Starts In Lottery Winner Slaying Case

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection was underway on Tuesday in the trial of a Florida woman charged with swindling a lottery winner out of his money and then killing him.

CBS Tampa–11/27/2012

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Teen Charged As Adult After Strangling Newborn Son To Death

A 14-year-old girl who authorities say secretly gave birth to a son and then strangled him, will be prosecuted as an adult.


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Best Weekend Events To Eat & Have Fun At

Looking for a good time this weekend? We’ve got the scoop. Here’s our list of the 6 best weekend events (4/28 – 4/29) to eat and have fun at. One event even has a free 5 course feast. Now that’s having fun!

CBS Tampa–04/27/2012

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Robber Hits Lakeland McDonald’s Manager With Bat and Demands Food

LAKELAND, Fla. (CBS Tampa) –  A robber hit a Lakeland McDonald’s manager with a baseball bat and demanded food on Sunday night, police say. Around 10:30 p.m., the suspect entered the McDonald’s, located at 715 […]

CBS Tampa–04/23/2012

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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

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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.




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