April 24, 2014

Headlines Now:

Update: Winter Haven Fire Still Causing Road Closure On Cypress Gardens Blvd. -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Truck Flipped over in Front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on Hwy 27 North -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lake Wales Sr. FFA Fishing Tournament -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – 16-Year-Old Survives Unharmed Stowed Away In Wheel Well Of California To Hawaii Flight, Say FBI Officials -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother & Daughter Injured In Rifle Range Rd. Accident -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PURGE YOUR PILLS & SHRED YOUR STUFF -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lake Wales Public Library hosts Author Program on Tuesday, April 29 -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Killed In Accident On Thornhill Rd. -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rifle Range Rd. Shut Down After Bad Accident Send 3 To Hospital -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why is Good Friday Good? -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Florida Small Craft Brewers Under Attack From State Law Makers -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Polk Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Student -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

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  • Winter Haven McGee Tire Fire (Photo Courtesy of K. Jones

    Update: Winter Haven Fire Still Causing Road Closure On Cypress Gardens Blvd.

    UPDATE: 5:07pm Northbound lanes of Hwy 17 at Cypress Gardens Blvd. are open after the road was closed due to a fire at McGee Tire. One southbound lane of Hwy 17 at the intersection is open. Two lanes southbound remain closed as crews continue to clean up the area. Drivers are asked to bring their patience when travelling through the area, which could have traffic delays into the evening hours. Winter Haven, Florida – The WHPD HAS ASKED THAT DRIVERS AVOID THE INTERSECTION OF CYPRESS GARDENS BLVD & HWY 17.   A commercial fire started around 2pm this afternoon in a…

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    Truck Flipped over in Front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on Hwy 27 North

    We have reports of another truck flipped over in front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on 27. Possible injuries so drive carefully through the area and avoid if possible.

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    Lakeland Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident

    Lakeland Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, PCSO Deputies arrested 25-year-old Warren “Chalmers” Orr IV of 211 Greenwoods Drive in Lakeland and charged him with a litany of crimes stemming from a road rage incident that occurred two days earlier in Mulberry.  Around 10:20 a.m. on April 20, 2014, Orr was a passenger in a vehicle as it was leaving the Walmart gas station in Mulberry. The vehicle he was in was behind another vehicle that was waiting for traffic to clear before pulling out onto the road. The driver of Orr’s vehicle honked to…

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    Lake Wales Sr. FFA Fishing Tournament

    From: Lake Wales Sr FFA Fishing Tournament Held at Camp Mack May 3rd, 2014 Check in starts at 6:30 AM Weigh in is at 3:00 PM $50.00 Entry Fee per Boat There will be prizes!! We will have the option of a money pot all donations made will be used as prize money to the fisherman with the largest catch. Contact us at 863-215-8396

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    Wacky Wednesday – 16-Year-Old Survives Unharmed Stowed Away In Wheel Well Of California To Hawaii Flight, Say FBI Officials

      SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet. The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the left rear wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday, according to the FBI. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the…

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Myrtice Isom Born: August 01, 1921 – April 23, 2014

Apr 24, 2014

Myrtice Yates Isom 92, of Frostproof  passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Lake Wales Medical Center due to heart failure. She was born August 1, 1921 in Brooks County, Georgia to the late Charles D. and Alva Yates and has been a resident of the area for 63 years. Myrtice was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She valued family, children and her friends. No matter how ill she became one of her grandchildren could put the sparkle in her eye. Myrtice and Cecil married at a young age and were farmers in South Georgia. As their family grew she…

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Gulf Snook Fishing To Close May 1st

Apr 24, 2014

Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal harvest closures protect Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future. Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1. Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen for recreational harvest Sept. 1. Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife…

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Myrtice Isom Born: August 01, 1921 – April 23, 2014

Myrtice Yates Isom 92, of Frostproof  passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Lake Wales Medical Center due to heart failure. She was born August 1, 1921 in Brooks County, Georgia to the late Charles D. and Alva Yates and has been a resident of the area for 63 years. Myrtice was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She valued family, children and her friends. No matter how ill she became one of her grandchildren could put the sparkle in her eye. Myrtice and Cecil married at a young age and were farmers in South Georgia. As their family grew she…

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Truck Flipped over in Front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on Hwy 27 North

We have reports of another truck flipped over in front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on 27. Possible injuries so drive carefully through the area and avoid if possible.

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Semi Overturns On Hwy 27 & Hwy 60

Lake Wales, Florida – a semi tractor trailer has flipped onto its side on Hwy 27, just past the Hwy 60 overpass. The tractor is blocking the right turn lane onto Central Avenue. At this time driver appears to be uninjured. Please drive carefully. alt=”20140423-151013.jpg” class=”alignnone size-full” /> alt=”20140423-151045.jpg” class=”alignnone size-full” /> alt=”20140423-151105.jpg” class=”alignnone size-full” />