Archive for September, 2012

Teenage girl charged in the death of her newborn son.

LAKELAND — It started out as an investigation into a possible miscarriage by a pregnant 14-year-old. It ended up as a homicide investigation, with the teen under arrest after detectives say she admitted to strangling her newborn to death. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Cassidy Goodson, age 14, told detectives she choked the [...]

Man killed walking home on U.S. 27.

DAVENPORT — For 38-year-old Adrian Rivas, it probably seemed like a pleasant way to get home from work on a mild morning, taking a walk along U.S. 27 in Davenport. Sadly, he never made it home. Rivas was struck and killed early Thursday morning, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide investigators are now asking [...]

League of Women Voters urges a big “Thumbs Down” on ballot measures.

TALLAHASSEE – There are 11 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot in Florida, dealing with issues that range from selecting judicial nominees to property tax exemptions to state aid to religious schools. If having to decide 11 measures, in a year when Floridians will also be selecting a president, U.S. senator, congressmen and a [...]

Central Florida Theatre in Process In-cite: Weekend picks!

The Weekend Choices and Picks are in — Now no one can say there is nothing going on! From Central Florida Theatre in Process comes this new list of events all over Central Florida! Events this weekend include: * “FRINGE FIRST MONDAY featuring CHASE PADGETT” courtesy of the Orlando Fringe, held on Monday, Oct. 1 [...]

Soap or towels? For some members of the hospitality industry, it’s part of the rules to follow.

KISSIMMEE – Imagine you decide to operate a vacation home, and it all sounds so very simple. You find the owner of a beautiful house in Central Florida, a property that’s fully furnished, has multiple bedrooms and a private pool, and is in close proximity to the major theme parks, and you make it available [...]

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