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By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Straz Center hosts Broadway Star of the Future Awards on June 2 with Eric Peterson

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts honors Tampa Bay area high school theater students and programs in its Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase, June 2, in Ferguson Hall. This Tony Awards® inspired More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Krystal completes ‘scrape and rebuild’ project in Lakeland with their new prototypical restaurant

The Krystal Company announces the reopening of the Krystal restaurant located at 730 E. Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland, Florida after a complete “scrape and rebuild” that razed the existing building and replaced More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Violent Robbery Organization Ringleader, Marion Dwight Sentenced for Violent Robberies

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody has sentenced Marion Dwight, Jr., a/k/a “Woe,” (31, Lakeland) to 23 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and brandishing and discharging a firearm More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck sets Florida book signings for ‘Point of View’

Fans can meet with talk show host as she celebrates her latest release Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House New York Times best-selling author Elisabeth Hasselbeck will host two Florida book signings where More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Members Of Violent Robbery Organization Sentenced for Robberies in Florida

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich today sentenced Shamar Lajuan Thomas (26, Clearwater), a/k/a “Baby,” to 35 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and using or carrying More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 1st, 2019
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University Area CDC Presents Free Prodigy® Showcases

The public is invited to experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) presents Prodigy® Showcases throughout the months of February and March. Communities spreading More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Travis Stephens, guns vehicle to hurl estranged wife, Beverly Smith from the hood, now he’s in jail and she’s in the hospital

A Florida mother is in critical condition after being thrown for the hood of a van during a domestic fight over her 9-year-old son. Beverly Smith jumped on her estranged husband’s vehicle and the man, Travis More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Tampa area Sam’s Club announces ‘Toy Joy Event’ for Saturday: unboxing of toys, food samples

Christmas is just 35 days away – and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, then don’t miss the Sam’s Club Toy Joy Event this Saturday. Wash-up Kitchen Sink Did you know Sam’s Club is providing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Florida murder suicide: Beatriz Araujo killled by husband, Antero Araujo Quintana, who kills himself

A Halloween murder suicide has shocked residents in Lakeland, Florida. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Antero Araujo Quintana, 40, shot and killed his wife Beatriz Araujo, 42, and then shot More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Florida Election 2018: Ashley Moody Ashley Moody wins more Attorney General Straw Polls, Garnering Unprecedented Republican, Conservative Support

Ashley Moody Leading Republican candidate for Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced three more straw poll wins on Tuesday, August 14: the Tampa Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce More...

By Red Diogenes On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Florida Sheriff Grady Judd to church: ‘reality is there is human trafficking in Polk County’

Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd brought a serious message about human trafficking Sunday to the First United Methodist Church in Auburndale, calling for more active participation in the battle against More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 21st, 2016
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Hemp Fest proves why Floridians should Vote NO on Amendment Two

Let me be clear: I believe in the decriminalization of marijuana and NOT the legalization of marijuana. Moreover, I believe the government can do one of three things: Promote, Permit and Prohibit something. Lastly, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Judge Craig Villanti’s caution, great attitude should give voters confidence for retention

As voters head to the ballot booths, many have to consider the retention of many court officials and Judge Craig Villanti comes with a record of remarks and decision worthy of examination by every voter. Villanti More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Florida man Richard Zachary Taylor identified as dead body found in alligator

Lakeland police on Friday identified the man whose body was found in an alligator ‘s mouth earlier this week. Lakeland Police Department Sergeant Gary Gross identified the man as Richard Zachary Taylor, age 72. More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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Chonda Pierce interview: I ‘want to go out laughing’ ‘comedy was always secondary’

Chonda Pierce is following up her Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark event with her Happily Laughter After tour, coming to Florida for several days and touring around the country. Chonda paused from her busy schedule More...

By Zach Jones On Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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Florida man, Jessie Kingsinger, loses arm to alligator while evading police

A Florida man running from the law ran into an alligator and the disastrous situation was worse, ultimately losing a hand. Jessie Kingsinger, 21, ran from police but ignored an alligator warning sign and swam across More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Mike Weaver talks Big Daddy Weave tour with Plumb, Jordan Feliz

Big Daddy Weave still on the road with great music from Beautiful Offerings and Mike Weaver talked with Dispatch Radio about the tour, upcoming shows, the new music following the success of Redeemed and what More...

By Sierra Jones On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Florida triple homicide at drug house leaves David Washington,Staci Brand,and Angelica Castro dead

Sheriff Grady Judd is asking the public for help in a shooting that left three people dead and one critically injured as shots were fired at a known drug house. Judd said three of those people: David Washington, More...

By Sierra Jones On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Florida break-in result: intruder Chevez Faison dead as homeowner Reuben Bailey shot back

A 24-year-old Florida man was shot and killed after he unlawfully entered a Lakeland home, shot at residents who then fired back, killing the intruder, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Luke Smallbone talks For King & Country awards, Winter Jam, ‘Priceless’

After an exciting award season, For King & Country took home two Grammy Awards and three K-LOVE Fan Awards. Luke Smallbone talked with Dispatch Radio about the experience, heading out on tour and rejoining with More...


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