Posted inCrime / Justice, Public Safety

Police Seek 911 Caller Whose False Claim Triggered a Massive Response to Ford’s Garage

Lakeland police are trying to identify a 911 caller whose false claim of an active shooter triggered a massive response at the Ford’s Garage restaurant in north Lakeland Monday evening. The restaurant’s managing partner told News Channel 8 he was “scared to my core” when the restaurant was suddenly surrounded by first responders. False reports […]

Posted inRecreation, Schools

Read It in the Morning Paper: Se7en Wetlands, Pickleball Courts

STATE GRANTS: Thirteen projects in Polk County will benefit from $6.2 million in federally funded grants that were approved by the Florida Legislative Budget Committee. The biggest Lakeland projects are $950,000 for the first phase of an education center at the city’s Se7en Wetlands Park and $457,500 for a life skills house at Southeastern University’s […]

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