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Winter Haven Police searching for suspects who damaged field

Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police are asking for help in identifying those responsible for causing serious damage to the baseball fields at the Chain of Lakes Baseball Complex.

On February 8, the grounds crew at the baseball fields discovered damage in the outfield. The field was last observed in good condition on Friday but sometime during the night, suspects drove what appears to be a utility-type vehicle on the field causing significant gouges and tearing up a large portion of the outfield.

Meet the Tuskegee Airmen!

Polk City, Florida - Their stories are gliding right out of the pages of our history books this weekend. Three Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black fighter pilots, are telling their own stories of perseverance and persistence in person in the Bay area.

ONLY ON 10: Sgt who fired fatal shot in USF rampage

Tampa, Florida - He's the kind of guy you want on your side, a man with heart of gold, a man willing to take a bullet for people he doesn't even know.

Friends and colleagues of Burt Murray say he is full of goodness, integrity and kindess.

And, on September 6, 2013, he was in the right place at the right time, his heart full of loyalty, ready to protect and serve at any cost. He was willing to die, so that others may live.

Lakeland Police detective subject of criminal investigation

Lakeland, Florida -- A Lakeland Police Department detective is on paid administrative leave following an investigation by the State Attorney's Office.

The State Attorney's Office would not go into detail about the criminal investigation it opened Wednesday against 54-year-old Steve Strickland who is a 14-year veteran at the department.

A sergeant was also placed on paid leave for something related to the probe, but the sergeant is not part of the criminal aspect of the investigation.

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GOP responds to flood insurance rate hikes

Tampa, Florida-- After the House rejected a motion to vote a bill passed by the Senate that would delay flood insurance rate hikes, 10 News reached out to our local Republican representatives to find out their plans on fixing the problem.


-Governor Scott pushes for flood insurance rate hike delay 
-Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance rate hikes

Local autistic boy gets his stolen bike back

Winter Haven, Florida-- The shiny, red bike that sits in Tristan Couture-Roller's Winter Haven driveway, is like a badge of honor. 

"This was everything to him. We've tried for years to get him to ride a bike," beams Tristan's mom, Stephanie Couture-Roller.

Tristan is 12-year-old boy with autism, and learning to ride a bike wasn't easy.

"We tried for years to get him to ride a bike. Finally you give up and say 'there are some things your kid may not get to do one day'."

Local company claims card data breach prevention

Lakeland, Florida - Banks and big retailers are duking it out after massive data breaches. The retailers say banks need to update the security technology for debit and credit cards, while banks say even though newer computer chip technology wouldn't have helped, they still need to tighten-up their "payment-processing systems".

STORY: Data attack at Target affected up to 110M customers