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Elvis Lives! In Bartow!

Elvis Lives! In Bartow!

Bartow, FL -- "The King" is ready to rock in Bartow this Friday.

A free concert, The King of Elvis Tributes: The Monk Pelly Show, will take place August 16, 2013 during Friday Fest.

The free concert, marking the 36 anniversary of Elvis's death, features one of the area's best-known Elvis impersonators.

Michael Pellegrini is the owner of Elite Detail 'N' Tint. But his alter-ego, Monk Pelly, is the spittin' image of Elvis himself.

Bubba the Love Sponge gives back to family of fallen deputy

Bubba the Love Sponge gives back to family of fallen deputy

Lakeland, Florida-- With funds raised from the BTLS foundation's "Bikes for Badges" charity ride last month, Bubba the Love Sponge was able to make a large contribution to the family of a fallen PCSO deputy.

Community 'prayer vigil' scheduled in light of Lakeland PD sex scandal

Community 'prayer vigil' scheduled in light of Lakeland PD sex scandal

Lakeland, Florida-- It's been nearly a month since news of an elaborate sex scandal at the Lakeland Police Department surfaced that so far, has resulted in the department's loss of 10 employees. 

Whether they resigned or were terminated, Chief Womack has said that several sergeants, the lieutenant and even the captain were linked to the scandal, and will no longer report for duty.

Local Student’s Art Work on Display on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Local Student’s Art Work on Display on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Davenport, Florida-- Hannah Marie Watkins, a recent graduate of Ridge Community High has artwork on display on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. in the Capitol Building, where it will stay for one year. She is the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for her submission of “Carnival.” Each year, students who live in Florida’s 9th congressional district are asked to submit art work for the honor. Leo Gonzalez, also of Ridge Community High, received an Honorable Mention in the competition for his “Self Portrait.”

FWC Commissioners elect new leadership

FWC Commissioners elect new leadership

Lakeland, Florida -- At its meeting June 13 in Lakeland, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) elected Vice Chairman Richard "Dick" Corbett of Tampa to serve as Chairman, effective July 1.

"Dick's passion for preserving our wildlife legacy for future generations is an asset to this Commission," said outgoing Chairman Ken Wright. "He's been an avid outdoorsman since childhood, and understands the importance of introducing youth to nature and creating the next generation that cares." 

"Bikes for badges" event at WingHouse in Lakeland

"Bikes for badges" event at WingHouse in Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida-- On Saturday, June 15, 2013, Sheriff Grady Judd and members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office along with the Bubba the Love Sponge crew will be at the WingHouse of Lakeland, 4515 South Florida Avenue, for another "Bikes for Badges" charity event.

This event is hosted by the BTLS Foundation, the WingHouse, and other sponsors.  All proceeds will benefit the family of PCSO Master Deputy Sheriff Shane Robbins, who was killed in the line of duty on April 26, 2013.