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The Lakeland Ledger

Amazon Seeking Applicants for Davenport Facility

Amazon Holds Premiere For New Kids Series "Creative Galaxy" From The Creators of "Blue's Clues"
DAVENPORT | Amazon is hiring for a “sortation” center in the Davenport area. The internet retail giant, which is establishing a distribution center in Lakeland, is now taking applications for part-time workers at a facility on Deen ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 52 minutes ago

Builder Rick Strawbridge Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
LAKELAND | A Lakeland real estate developer has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was ordered by a federal judge Tuesday to repay a financial com ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 1 hour ago

Winter Haven Man Indicted in Lakeland Cold Case

Glasgow 2014 Baton Relay - June 28th
A 32-year-old Winter Haven man was indicted on Tuesday in a October 2013 murder that is one of the Lakeland Police Departm ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 3 hours ago

Man Working on South Florida Avenue Project in Lakeland Struck, Killed

Bundestag Votes On Minimum Wage Law
LAKELAND | A construction employee working on a project to make South Florida Avenue safer was killed early Wednesday by an out-of-control, hit-and-run driver of a pickup truck, ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 7 hours ago

Crist's Lead Over Scott Slipping, Poll Shows

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes Transportation Announcement
TALLAHASSEE | With the campaign dominated by a barrage of back-and-forth attacks, Democrat Charlie Crist's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Scott has narrowed in the race for Flor ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 10 hours ago

Helping Man or Beast: For Lakeland Firefighters, Rescuing Animals Is Just Part of the Job

Funeral Held For New York City Firefighter Killed In Brooklyn High Rise Fire
If it's a living creature and in danger, chances are Polk's firefighters will try to save it. They'll run into burning buildings, climb up trees and most often, descend down storm drains to rescue strand ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 14 hours ago

Polk County School Board Forges Ahead With Slight Boost to Budget

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gin
Polk County School Board members said they are pleased with the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, which will be presented for its ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 14 hours ago

Lake Gibson Graduate to Add Star to Army Uniform

King Juan Carlos of Spain Meets Bill Clinton
When Bill King joined Lake Gibson High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1980, he already knew he was destined f ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 14 hours ago

Shelter in Bartow Offers Help for At-Risk Young People

1st Annual CAPE Poker Tournament
United Way of Central Florida members served and dined with at-risk youth at the George W. Harris Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Center on Tue ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 15 hours ago

Courts Clash Over Federal Health Law

Premiere Of Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" - Red Carpet
Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for people in three dozen states that use t ...
Full article at: The Lakeland Ledger 16 hours ago

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