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One Person Injured In Serious Crash On Shepherd Rd -

Saturday, January 31, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015 -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun Friday – PigFest Lakeland – 9th Annual BBQ Contest, BBQ Vending, Live Music and Kid’s Play Area -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015 -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cooking on the Ridge – Touch Down Chili -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PCSO Working Home Invasion In Auburndale -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Friday, January 23, 2015

MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday – Central Florida Rum and Food Experience 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop -

Friday, January 23, 2015

PCSO & LWPD Currently Working Situation Near John’s Appliance On Hwy 27 S. -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Witnesses Report Plane Struck Lakeland Warehouse Building & Burst Into Flames -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hwy 27 Totally Blocked In Sebring After Rollover Accident and Onlooker Accident -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Hotel Owner Finds Tree Stump That Looks Like E.T. -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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    One Person Injured In Serious Crash On Shepherd Rd

    Lakeland, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s a serious crash took place tonight in Lakeland.  The crash involved a dually pickup truck heading WB on Shepherd Rd, and a VW bug on Lunn Rd that turned in front of it – both vehicles had a green light, it appears the VW failed to yield. The VW bug had 3 occupants. A female backseat passenger was injured and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition. The driver of the truck was not injured. The  other 2 people in VW bug are were not injured. No impairment or…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015

    Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by polkmugshot.com.     BULLEN, GIFFARD  R  Race: B    Sex: M    DOB: 1/10/1978 Height: 600     Weight: 160 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  LARC-GRAND 1ST DEGREE 100K DOLS MORE OR LEO SEMI REMANDED No Bond, MONEY LAUNDER OVER 100K REMANDED No Bond, CONSPIRE GT 1ST DEG OVER 100K REMANDED No Bond Charges from 2013:  FRAUD-SWINDLE-OBTAIN PROPERTY 50K DOLS OR MORE Bond $15000, MONEY LAUNDERING($100,000 OR MORE) Bond $15000,  LARC-GRAND 1ST DEGREE 100K DOLS…

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    Fun Friday – PigFest Lakeland – 9th Annual BBQ Contest, BBQ Vending, Live Music and Kid’s Play Area

    9th Annual BBQ Contest, includes BBQ vending, live music, kids play area and more. Food. Friends. Music. Charity. Join the Lakeland Pig Fest Board of Directors and the over 150 competition barbecue teams for a weekend of good eatin’, good friends, and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities as we kick off the 18th Annual Lakeland Pig Fest! Admission and Pig Bucks Admission to Lakeland PigFest 2015 will be free. The good eatin’ will cost you some grub. Stop by a Pig Bucks booth (located near all entrances) and exchange your cash for Pig Bucks, the official currency of the…

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    Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler

    Ft. Meade, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives are investigating the death of 16-month-old Cliff D. Booz, DOB 09/25/2013, of Fort Meade, who was being treated at Tampa General Hospital after being found in the family’s pool Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  Cliff died early this morning, Thursday, January 29, 2015.  An autopsy will be conducted in Hillsborough County.   At approximately 4:04 pm, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a toddler who had been found in the family’s above ground pool at 3296 Lake Buffum Road West, a rural area of Fort Meade.   The…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015

    Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by polkmugshot.com.     BREWER, MELINDA Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 5/2/1986 Height: 502     Weight: 100 Arresting Agency: WINTER HAVEN POLICE DEPT.  Charges: LARC-GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS  No Bond, LARC-PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 2ND OFFENSE No Bond Arrest history 2010 to now.  Charges range from Pety – Theft,  Grand Theft, Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Para The views, opinions, positions…

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One Person Injured In Serious Crash On Shepherd Rd

Jan 31, 2015

Lakeland, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s a serious crash took place tonight in Lakeland.  The crash involved a dually pickup truck heading WB on Shepherd Rd, and a VW bug on Lunn Rd that turned in front of it – both vehicles had a green light, it appears the VW failed to yield. The VW bug had 3 occupants. A female backseat passenger was injured and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition. The driver of the truck was not injured. The  other 2 people in VW bug are were not injured. No impairment or…

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PCSO Working Shooting In Winter Haven

Jan 31, 2015

Winter Haven, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into a shooting which occurred this evening in Winter Haven. The shooting appears to have taken place in front of a home (3120 Ave J NW) while a group of people were partying. Details of the shooting are still being investigated. An adult male was hit in shoulder. His wounds do not appear to be life threatening. This is an developing scene. We will bring you more information when it becomes available. 

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by polkmugshot.com.     BULLEN, GIFFARD  R  Race: B    Sex: M    DOB: 1/10/1978 Height: 600     Weight: 160 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  LARC-GRAND 1ST DEGREE 100K DOLS MORE OR LEO SEMI REMANDED No Bond, MONEY LAUNDER OVER 100K REMANDED No Bond, CONSPIRE GT 1ST DEG OVER 100K REMANDED No Bond Charges from 2013:  FRAUD-SWINDLE-OBTAIN PROPERTY 50K DOLS OR MORE Bond $15000, MONEY LAUNDERING($100,000 OR MORE) Bond $15000,  LARC-GRAND 1ST DEGREE 100K DOLS…

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Lake Wales Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Lake Wales Police Department a suspect is being sought for some resent burglaries. After multiple burglaries yesterday evidence was obtained that lead them to a suspect.  A warrant was obtained.  Officers went to arrest the suspect & he ran near Lincoln Ave  & B Street. The suspect is listed as Carlton Stephens. More info to come.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges After receiving information about possible illegal drug use by a Polk County school teacher, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home of 41-year-old Thomas Brian Griffin, DOB 09/01/1973, Lake Shore Drive, Lake Wales, where they began an investigation into the allegations.    During the investigation, detectives located cannabis and drug paraphernalia in two bedrooms of Griffin’s home.  Griffin was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.   Griffin listed his employer as Frostproof…

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Lake Wales Medical Center Announces Quarterly Awards

LWMC ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY AWARDS     Lake Wales, FL – Nikki Dunkleberger, Radiology, was named Employee of the Quarter for Q4 at Lake Wales Medical Center.  Tom Gibson, Engineering Director, was named Director of the Quarter, and Thomas Gibson was named Volunteer of the Quarter. Dunkleberger was honored for continued exemplary customer service in Radiology. Gibson was selected for his oversight of several large construction and renovation projects. Gibson, a volunteer who drives the parking shuttle, was honored for his cheerful disposition and dedication to making sure he does assigned tasks the right way. Their awards were announced during a…

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Sabrina Long Joines Lake Wales Medical Center to Direct New Unit

LONG JOINS LWMC TO DIRECT NEW UNIT   Lake Wales, FL – Sabrina Long, RN, has joined Lake Wales Medical Center as director of the Golden Care Unit, the hospital’s new geriatric behavioral health unit. Originally from Pennsylvania, Long comes to LWMC from Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing, mental health and neurosciences. Long holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and will complete her Master of Science in Nursing Education in June. LWMC’s 18-bed Golden Care Unit opened in December and provides inpatient psychiatric services to those ages 60…