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  • SunTrax project moves toward phase two in Polk

    06/12/2019 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Ledger ^ | June 3, 2019 | Gary White
    AUBURNDALE — Florida has one of the world’s most famous asphalt ovals in the Daytona International Speedway. A slightly smaller track recently completed in Auburndale won’t draw massive crowds for races, but it’s part of a project that could hasten the day when self-driving vehicles take over the roads. Crews finished laying asphalt for the 2¼-mile oval — phase one of SunTrax — in early May, and construction will begin in the coming months on infield elements designed for the development and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The second phase of SunTrax, a project overseen by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise...
  • FL: Lakeland Shooting Video Released, Reasonable Belief of Deadly Threat?

    10/22/2018 5:16:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 3 October 2018, Michael Dunn shot and killed Christobal Lopez, during a struggle where Lopez was attempting to steal a hatchet from Dunn's Vets Army Navy Surplus store. The store is located in Lakeland, Florida. Dunn, 47, was attempting to stop Lopez, 50, from leaving the store while he was holding the hatchet he was stealing. Surveillance video from inside the store showing the last part of the struggle, which ended in a fatal shooting. From Still pointing the gun at Lopez, Dunn tries to grab Lopez’s shoulder from behind with his left hand as Lopez makes...
  • ‘I did it on purpose’: Man arrested after causing disturbance at Orlando Airport

    08/17/2018 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    WESH ^ | 08/17/18
    An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport and the incident was caught on camera. Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department. Police said they were called to investigate reports of an unruly passenger at the American Airlines ticket counter just before 6 a.m. Police said that Epstein began to yell when he saw the officers arrive. After talking with police, Epstein began to calm down, but became agitated when he learned the airline...
  • Florida Store Owner Arrested for Opening Fire on Fleeing Beer Thief

    07/19/2018 10:49:11 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 99 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 07/19/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Here’s a pro tip: don’t learn the law and the rules of armed self defense the hard way. A Lakeland, Florida gas station owner., Mehedeun Hasan, is in serious legal jeopardy after shooting a fleeing beer thief. An owner of a convenience store in Lakeland has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at a man accused of stealing three cases of beer. Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials said Rennie Defoe, 43, of Plant City, walked out of the Shell gas station on Combee Road North with three 18-packs of Natural Ice Beer without paying Tuesday. The stores owners, Mehedeun...
  • Trump rally in Lakeland.(vanity)

    10/12/2016 7:00:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    I was at the Trump rally in Lakeland, and to say the least, it was YUGE!. No comparison to whatever crowds Her Henious can draw bus in. I remember before pro wrestling got big the matches would be held in places like the old Sunnyside Arena in Queens, the Westchester County Center in White Plans,the Hesterly Armory in Tampa and other relatively small venues that had at most a 1000-1500 seat capacity. The cameras would be positioned in such a way as to make these arenas appear larger and more crowded than they actually were. Clinton's rallies are so sparsely...
  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 10/12/2016 Ocala, FL @ 12pm and Lakeland, FL @ 3pm ET.

    10/12/2016 2:32:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 521 replies
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Ocala, FL at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. RSBN live coverage will begin at 12:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below: Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Lakeland, FL at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below:
  • Florida Police Find Alligator With Human Body In Its Mouth

    06/07/2016 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Brevard Times ^ | 6/7/2016
    LAKELAND, Florida - Lakeland police responded to Lake Hunter following a 911 call from fishermen who reported seeing an alligator with a human body in its mouth on Tuesday morning. Police say that the alligator swam away but that they were able to recover the body. According to Lakeland Police spokesperson Sergeant Gary B. Gross, the body appeared to have been in the lake for more than a day and it is unknown if the person was attacked by the alligator. No identification has been made yet on the body which appears to be a male of unknown age. The...
  • Column Democrats beware: Donald Trump is finding success well outside the Republican fringe

    03/18/2016 6:12:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 16,2016 | Doyle McManus
    Ask Trump supporters why they back him, and you hear different versions of the same litany: He's not a politician. He's a businessman who can get things done. He doesn't bow to “political correctness.” “He's a billionaire,” explained Deborah Patronik, Richard's wife. “He's saying a lot of things that we're thinking,” said Gil Brown, 54, an African American businessman from Lakeland. “It's so refreshing to hear somebody say things clearly.” (Brown said he wasn't worried about Trump's views on race. “I've been on the receiving end of racism. I know what it's like,” he said. “I'm not hearing it from...
  • Lakeland woman arrested for DUI after broadcasting a ‘Drunk Girl Driving' periscope video

    10/13/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Whitney Marie Beall, 23, of Lakeland, was arrested and charged with a DUI on Saturday after using Periscope, a live video streaming platform owned by Twitter, to broadcast herself driving drunk. Periscope videos are public and can be seen world-wide. Periscope users called The Lakeland Police to report a possible drunk driver using the social media site. One caller told a dispatcher, "She's really drunk. She just hit something. She might be driving with a flat tire. She's in a Toyota". Messages were sent to the driver via Periscope asking Beall to stop driving and to pull over. According to...
  • Man Arrested After Posting on Cops' Facebook Page

    08/25/2015 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/25/15 | Brownie Marie
    Facebook, the downfall of many a cocky criminal, may have reeled in a new one. Logan Hale of Florida's Polk County was suspected of breaking into a home on Aug. 3 and stealing a shotgun and thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry. Police explained all this in a Friday Felons Facebook post that featured Hale, noting that at age 21 he has "been in the Polk County Jail on five prior occasions. SMH." SMH, indeed: Using the Facebook Name "Logan Finallyfree Hale," Hale replied to the post, writing "HELLO here I am" and "Deputies continue to look for me but...
  • Pilot draws penis on FlightRadar with his plane

    03/13/2015 8:42:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2015
    Residents of Lakeland, Fla., probably didn't notice anything odd, but a private plane flying overhead Thursday followed a unusual flight path. Aviation buffs who use FlightRadar24, the popular site that can track planes in flight around the world, got a clearer picture. The plane's path described a the shape of a phallus.
  • No Bail For Four Men Arrested In Polk Crime Spree

    01/17/2015 6:48:44 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 43 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan 17, 2015 | Staff
    The four men arrested after an armed pawn shop robbery in Auburndale and slaying of two Haines City women were denied bail by a judge Saturday morning. Michael Gordon, Devonere McCune, Jovan Lamb and Terrell Williams will remain in the Polk County Jail and are due back in the court Feb. 17. They made their first appearance in a Bartow courtroom. Gordon, 34, of Lakeland, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Patricia Moran, 72, and her daughter, Deborah Royal, 51, at their home. Investigators said Gordon broke into the house and “viciously” killed the women before...
  • Florida triple-murder suspect in custody after West Knox motel standoff

    05/27/2014 12:38:06 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies
    Knoxnews ^ | May 27, 2014 | staff
    KNOXVILLE — A Florida man sought in a triple killing was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in a West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said. David Eugene Smith, 27, who likes to refer to himself as “Prince David,” called E-911 about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday and declared that he was wanted in connection with the killings of two women and a man near Lakeland, Fla., according to the Polk County, Fla., County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Gator’s Dockside Restaurant Adds Health Law Expense to Tabs

    02/27/2014 9:02:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Lakeland Ledger ^ | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. | John Ceballos
    In addition to being handed a menu when they arrive, customers at Gator’s Dockside restaurant in Lakeland are receiving a notice about a new surcharge on their checks. The notice—presented in a single, laminated piece of paper—informs diners of a 1 percent surcharge on all food and beverage purchases. The surcharge is meant to help Gator’s Dockside fulfill its requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide health insurance for its full-time employees. …
  • Officials: Lakeland cop told woman to lift shirt, shake bra during traffic stop

    06/21/2013 6:54:16 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 20, 2013 | WFTV
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Lakeland Police Department officer is accused of ordering a woman during a traffic stop to lift her shirt, exposing her stomach, and then telling her to pull her bra away from her body and shake it, according to authorities. The Police Department said officers have used this method to search for drugs before, but the State Attorney's Office wrote a letter to Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack detailing the investigation in response to a citizen's letter to The Lakeland Ledger describing the incident. The letter stated that Zoe Brugger was pulled over for a front...
  • Reputation Of Saddle Creek Park Shifting [homosexuals propositioning citizens]

    07/03/2012 2:25:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Ledger ^ | June 21, 2012 | Elvia Malagon
    LAKELAND, FL | A few years ago, Randy Lippy was fishing at Saddle Creek Park when a man approached. Lippy, 65, of Lakeland, said the man asked if he wanted to pay for sex. The proposition made him so uncomfortable, Lippy said, he stopped fishing at the park until just recently. Once favored as a fishing spot with walking trails and a public gun range, the park is almost as well known now for the number of arrests that take place there. So far this year, 20 people have been arrested by the Polk County Sheriff's Office for lewd behavior....
  • Man beats McDonald's manager with baseball bat for not being served (video)

    04/23/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies ^ | April 23, 2012
    Lakeland, Florida -- Police are searching for a man who angrily attacked a manager at a Lakeland McDonald's. Police say on Sunday night, the suspect entered the restaurant on 715 E. Memorial Boulevard to order food. Apparently the suspect waited for some time and was not served. When a manager asked him if he had been waited on, the suspect reportedly became angry and said he had not and that the exact same thing happened to him the previous day. The suspect demanded the corporate phone number, which was provided by the manager. The suspect then threw down the paper...
  • Lakeland coach accused of exposing himself in restaurant

    06/05/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 24 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 6/2/11 | STEVE MCCONNELL
    A Lakeland High School girls soccer coach is accused of repeatedly exposing his genitalia and fondling himself in front of employees at a Dickson City fast food restaurant, borough police said. Joseph Kovaleski, 61, of Scott Twp., was charged Sunday with two counts of indecent exposure, one count of open lewdness and three counts of disorderly conduct. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by borough police Officer Scott Benzeleski, Mr. Kovaleski, 904 Justus Blvd., exposed himself at the Burger King on Business Route 6. An employee told police the behavior had been going on for several years. In...
  • Major Airshow Disaster At Sun n' Fun Airshow, Lakeland, FL

    03/31/2011 1:40:59 PM PDT · by U S Army EOD · 88 replies
    Sun n' Fun has been hit by strong storms and probable tornado damaging or destroying many aircraft. Several injuries and some structural damage to buildings. The Zenith line took a direct hit. This is on the news and several websites.
  • Man hospitalized after pipe bomb goes off behind his house (three perps in Lakeland, Tennessee)

    01/30/2011 4:58:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    WLBT ^ | 1/30/11
    Man hospitalized after pipe bomb goes off behind his houseUpdated: Jan 30, 2011 7:25 PM EST LAKELAND, TN - A pipe bomb explodes behind a house in Lakeland, Tennessee. Investigators say it happened as three men were making pipe bombs behind the home Saturday. The explosion severely injured one man's foot. He was taken to the hospital and will be questioned in the case when his condition improves. Investigators say the pipe bomb went off about a half mile behind the house at 7:30 Saturday morning. When deputies arrived they found the man with an injured foot and two others.