Sheriff: Pregnant Florida woman throws violent tantrum at McDonald’s before twerking her way out
A woman who was upset with how long her order was taking in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Lakeland stormed into the restaurant, threw a violent tantrum and began twerking Thursday afternoon, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.news.yahoo.com
Publix heiress known for philanthropy dies in Florida at 65
The billionaire daughter of the Publix Super Markets founder has died after having early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, the company announced Wednesday. Carol Jenkins Barnett was 65. Barnett died Tuesday night at her home in Lakeland, Florida, Publix said in a news release.news.yahoo.com
About those NYPD cops who DeSantis praised for coming to Florida: There are issues
New details are emerging about the newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to Central Florida from New York City to escape what the governor described as low morale and a lack of support from Democratic politicians there.news.yahoo.com
Former NYPD officers heralded by DeSantis include fired security guard, defendant in federal police brutality suit
The newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to Florida from New York City include one previously fired as a Walmart security guard, one with only three years of experience who demanded more than double his salary, and others with mysterious gaps in their resumes.sun-sentinel.com
Yanks manager Boone feels 'awesome' after getting pacemaker
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone takes a drink of water during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 9, 2021. “Just a lot different, honestly,” Boone said before Sunday’s road game against the Toronto Blue Jays. “So I can’t like lift weights like I normally do but that will be hopefully a few more weeks. AdNOTES: Boone said INF-OF Miguel Andújar (sore right hand and wrist) and C Robinson Chirinos (broken right wrist) will both see a hand specialist on Monday. Andújar first felt discomfort taking a swing in a winter league game.
Publix heiress gave ‘lion’s share’ of money for Jan. 6 rally before Capitol riots, newspaper reports
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the heiress to the Publix Supermarket chain contributed about $300,000 to former President Donald Trump's rally that preceded the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol. PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Publix supermarket heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli contributed funding for former President Donald Trump’s rally just previous to the riot on the U.S. Capitol, according to the The Wall Street Journal. Jenkins Fancelli gave about $300,000 to the Jan. 6 event through a former fundraising representative for Trump’s campaign, the newspaper reported Saturday. “Her money paid for the lion’s share of the roughly $500,000 rally at the Ellipse where Mr. Trump spoke,” according to the newspaper. The money was acquired through a top fundraising official for the former president’s campaign, according to organizers.
Palm Beach County congressman says he’ll vote to reject election results; no word from Rubio or Scott
“There is a pretty high bar that those that are objecting to the results will have to pass, but since I’m to sit there as basically a juror, I will sit as a juror and I’ll listen to the evidence and then I’ll make up my mind once I listen to the evidence,” he said. As of Friday, he said he hadn’t seen evidence that Biden shouldn’t be sworn in.sun-sentinel.com
AP source: Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening day
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)NEW YORK Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in a tasty opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and World Series champion Washington at Nationals Park. The Yankees and Nationals are set meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month, a person familiar with the game told The Associated Press on Saturday. He pitched the Houston Astros past the Nationals 7-1 last October for a 3-2 edge in the World Series. The Yankees and Nationals met twice this year, including New Yorks 6-3 win on March 12 on the final day before MLB stopped spring training because of the virus outbreak. The Yankees are hopeful that slugger Aaron Judge has fully recovered from a rib injury that bothered him during spring training in Florida.
Publix extending its hours; senior hours going away
LAKELAND, Fla. – Publix is expanding its open hours and will do away with senior hours in the morning. Starting Saturday, Publix stores will open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the company’s website, and the pharmacy will return to regular operating hours. “Thank you for your patience over the past several weeks while we’ve operated under reduced hours,” Publix says on its website. “With our newly expanded hours, we will suspend reserved shopping hours. We do understand some customers prefer to shop when the stores are less crowded.
3-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash in Florida
LAKELAND, Fla. – Investigators are searching for the driver involved in a Florida hit-and-run crash that left a 3-year-old boy dead over the weekend. The crash happened Sunday afternoon on a stretch of Interstate 4 between Orlando and Lakeland, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A car with six occupants was traveling east on I-4 when another car hit it while changing lanes. The first car’s driver lost control, spun into the median and hit a guardrail, FHP said. The other car’s driver fled the scene.
Belly up to the bar at new Publix GreenWise Market in Boca Raton
Lakeland is our hometown, and Boca Raton was home to a former Publix GreenWise Market prototype until earlier this month, said Publix President Kevin Murphy in a news release. Our customers in these communities have been excited to see the difference between what theyve come to know about us and what weve created for them. Our teams are looking forward to sharing this new experience with everyone who comes through our doors.sun-sentinel.com