Saturday, November 28, 2020

Florida News: LAKELAND


Florida Cook Gets 7 Years For Putting Lye In Yum Yum...

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for putting deadly plumber’s lye into the sauce at...

Train Carrying Molten Sulfur Derails In Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Florida and officials are asking nearby residents to stay inside their homes.

6 Lakeland Police Officers Kill Armed Man Who Shouted Slurs

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Six Florida police officers fatally shot a 71-year-old man who had fired a gun and shouted racial slurs at his...

1 Man, 3 Dogs Die In House Fire

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and three dogs died in a house fire. The Ledger reports that 78-year-old Edward McLaughlin was found dead...

Lakeland police rescue family from submerged car

Police in Lakeland, Florida, say a family with small children was rescued from a car that was submerged in water as Hurricane Irma crossed the area. Lakeland police said in a Facebook post that officers rescued the family of four early Monday as water reached the children’s car seats. No one was injured and police were able to get the family back to their home.

Unknown Substance Evacuates Government Building in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters say a substance that forced the evacuation of a government building in Florida has been found to not be...

Lakeland’s Florida Polytechnic University Becomes Accredited

Florida Polytechnic University is now an accredited institution that can award college and graduate school degrees. The Ledger reports ( ) the Lakeland school's certification was announced Friday by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Florida Polytechnic was established in 2012 as a school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. President Randy Avent said the certification to award bachelor's and master's degrees shows prospective students and faculty that the school is a "serious and legitimate" contender in higher education.
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