dental patient

Free dental care event to treat thousands in Lakeland

Listen: Floridians without access to dental care will be able to get free services next week. It’s because of a two-day event that’s estimated to serve 2,000 people in Lakeland. The initiative is called Florida...
Lakeland, Florida

Activists demand police accountability after charges dropped for beaten Lakeland man

Listen: The state attorney’s office has dropped all charges against a Lakeland man who was beaten while he was being arrested, but activists want the police who were involved to be arrested. Antwan Glover was...
Florida Poly Devin Stephenson

Dr. Devin Stephenson approved as president of Lakeland’s Florida Polytechnic University

Learn about the new president of Florida Polytechnic University and his vision for academics, STEM focus, and fostering innovation.
Florida Poly

The new president of Florida Poly could make up to $1.2 million a year

Devin Stephenson, who will become president of Florida Polytechnic University, could make up to $1.224 million a year.
Florida Poly Devin Stephenson

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees narrowly selects Devin Stephenson as its next president

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees chose Devin Stephenson to become the school’s second president, succeeding Randy Avent.
medical worker

Only one Florida hospital makes national rankings for Black maternal health

Listen: It’s Black Maternal Health Week, and a new list released Thursday from U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals with high black maternal health outcomes. Only one Florida hospital is ranked among 26 across...
Florida Poly

Florida Poly is poised to pick a new president on Monday

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees is expected Monday to select a successor to outgoing President Randy Avent.
Florida Poly

Finalists are named for the president of Florida Poly

Florida Polytechnic University named five finalists to succeed outgoing President Randy Avent for the school in Lakeland.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...
Florida Poly

Florida Poly in Lakeland takes an early step in its presidential search

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees took a first step in the search for a successor to outgoing President Randy Avent.
Duke Energy

Lakeland challenges approval of a Duke Energy project

Lakeland is challenging a decision by the state DEP to approve a permit for a new Duke Energy Florida high-voltage power line in Polk County.
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Lakeland invests in body cameras for police

The Lakeland Police Department will finally get body cameras. The City Commission supported a $9.3 million package of equipment and software associated with the cameras. On Monday the city approved a 10-year contract with Exxon...

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