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Brewz Crewz in Lakeland benefits ElderPoint Ministries

Lakeland, Florida --  A local beer fest is doing a lot more than serving up some craft brews, it's helping the elderly get where they need to go.

The Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival in downtown Lakeland helps fund ElderPoint Ministries a transportation program that helps seniors who don't have transportation get where they need to go at no cost.

At least 10 homes damaged by storms

Haines City, FL - Straight line winds tore through a community, leaving several homes damaged.

Wednesday night's storm ripped through parts of the Davenport RV neighborhood, damaging at least 10 homes. Linda McDougald's home was hit the hardest.  The retiree wasn't concerned with the damage as much as the family cat.

"I ran inside and found Daisy. Daisy was fine and there was no water inside, so everything was good," said Linda.

Linda is keeping a positive attitude and staying optimistic as she weathers this storm.

UPDATE: Winter Haven teens missing after planning to run away together

Winter Haven, Florida -- UPDATE: 15 yr old Angel Santiago Munoz  and 13 yr old Layla Soleil Fernandez were located safe in Winter Haven late last night.


The Winter Haven Police Department is looking for two teens who allegedly ran away together after making plans for more than a week. 

Severe weather leaves mark on Tampa Bay area

Tampa Bay, Florida-- Severe Thunderstorms swept the Tampa Bay area Wednesday afternoon, resulting in several severe thunderstorm warnings, and a tornado warning for three counties. 

Though the storm was relatively short-lived, it left its mark in multiple Bay area communities. 

Two pit bulls that attacked 6-year-old euthanized

Lakeland, Florida -- The two pit bulls that attacked a 6-year-old girl, and three other people, have been euthanized.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office tells 10 News the dogs' owner, Tonya Morse, surrendered them last week.

Deputies say the pit bulls were humanely euthanized.

The pair of dogs jumped a fence in Lakeland back in December and mauled the little girl as she played in her backyard.

Silver Alert Update: John Happy missing out of Haines City

Haines City, Florida -- Update: The Polk County Sheriff's Office has canceled the Silver Alert issued on Feb. 11 for 89-year-old John Thomas Happy.

Deputies say Happy has been found safe in Orange County.

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Happy was last seen at his home at 298 Paradise Island Drive in Haines City around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.

Woman pleads no contest in husband's shooting

BARTOW, Florida (AP) - A central Florida woman has pleaded no contest in her husband's fatal shooting.

With her trial set for next week, 57-year-old Sheree Peters pleaded no contest Tuesday to manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Without a plea deal in place, she faces up to 40 years in prison when she is sentenced March 28.