June 30, 2015

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St. Cloud Man Wanted in Winter Haven For Attacking 20-Year-Old After Offering a Ride -

Monday, June 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 29, 2015 -

Monday, June 29, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : FOURTH OF JULY FLAG LASAGNA -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lake Wales Company Fishing For Business With Florida SBDC At USF -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Auburndale Police have Identified and Arrested Hit and Run Driver -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty – Dog Appeared To Be Eating Dirt -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun Friday – Opening July 1st in the Florida Mall – The Crayola Experience -

Friday, June 26, 2015

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – KNOW THE LAW – Q & A WITH OUELLETTE LAW FIRM -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Inclement Weather A Factor In Crash That Kills Polk Woman -

Friday, June 26, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 25, 2015 -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PCSO is Seeking Substitute School Crossing Guards in Crystal Lake and Combee Road Areas of Lakeland -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Armed and Dangerous Suspect Alert: Do You Know Where Michael Kinciad Is? -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Dangers Of Lightning – Several Cows Struck By Lightning on Sam Keen Rd -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Can You Help Identify These Two? -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 24, 2015 -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – KFC ‘Fried Rat’ Is In Fact Chicken, Lab Test Confirms -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wanting to Sneak Away But Can’t Leave Town? Come to Oasis Spa for a SPAcation! -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BRITTANY RASSEL NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pizza Delivery Exposes Winter Haven Rooster-Fighting Operation -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Check Out The Great Deals on RidgeClassifieds.com -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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    St. Cloud Man Wanted in Winter Haven For Attacking 20-Year-Old After Offering a Ride

    A warrant has been obtained for the arrest of a St. Cloud man who attacked a woman after he offered her a ride. John G. Reger of St. Cloud has been identified as the attacker after the victim took the tag from his truck. On 6-28-15 at approximately 10:15 a.m., the 20 year-old victim was walking along US. Hwy 17 towards the Royal Inn, where she was headed to pick up items from a room.  A gray Ford pickup truck pulled along beside her and asked if she needed a ride. The victim accepted the offer of the ride and…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 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.    HARRIS, SHANNON  MARIE Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 4/4/1977 Height: 502     Weight: 140 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  POSS/USE NARCOTIC PARA Bond $1000, POSSESS STRUCT VEH KNOW DRUGS MFGRD Bond $7500, HALLUCINOGEN-MFG-SCHEDULE I OR III OR IV Bond $2000, POSS CANNABIS OVER 20G  Bond $2000 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and…

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    COOKING ON THE RIDGE : FOURTH OF JULY FLAG LASAGNA

    Fourth of July flag lasagna   Patriotic dish for your Fourth celebration Look at this awesome idea for  a 4th of July Party!  Ingredients:  1 pound lean ground turkey 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 cups marinara sauce 2 cups fat-free cottage cheese 1 pint fat-free ricotta cheese 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 2 eggs 16 ounces cooked whole wheat lasagna noodles 8 ounces part skim shredded mozzarella For the topping: Black olives, chopped 1/2 cup marinara sauce Directions:  To prepare the lasagna, cook ground turkey and onions in a large pan over medium-high heat…

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    Auburndale Police have Identified and Arrested Hit and Run Driver

    On 06/26/15, Auburndale detectives were able to identify the driver of the hit-and-run Chevy Cobalt as Maria Fernanda Bravo, a Hispanic female whose date of birth is 1-24-1991. Detectives were able to make contact with Ms. Bravo, via telephone, and set up a meeting where she felt comfortable, at 111 Dunson Ln. in Davenport. Upon completion of an interview with Miss Bravo, in which she confessed to being the driver of the Chevy Cobalt who struck and seriously injured Mr Turner. Miss Bravo was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury,…

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    Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty – Dog Appeared To Be Eating Dirt

    Winter Haven, Florida – Thursday, June 25, 2015, PCSO Agricultural Crimes detectives arrested 52-year-old Walter Manuel of 1136 Carefree Cove Drive in Winter Haven and charged him with Felony Animal Cruelty. According to the affidavit, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, PCSO Animal Control received an anonymous call from someone who drove by the aforementioned address and saw what appeared to be a severely malnourished dog in the yard. When Animal Control Officers arrived, they found an approximately 3-year-old tan pit bull/cur mix male dog in very poor health. The dog’s owner, Manuel, surrendered the dog to Animal Control. Upon examination…

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St. Cloud Man Wanted in Winter Haven For Attacking 20-Year-Old After Offering a Ride

Jun 29, 2015

A warrant has been obtained for the arrest of a St. Cloud man who attacked a woman after he offered her a ride. John G. Reger of St. Cloud has been identified as the attacker after the victim took the tag from his truck. On 6-28-15 at approximately 10:15 a.m., the 20 year-old victim was walking along US. Hwy 17 towards the Royal Inn, where she was headed to pick up items from a room.  A gray Ford pickup truck pulled along beside her and asked if she needed a ride. The victim accepted the offer of the ride and…

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4th Of July Events by the Lake in Lake Wales

Jun 29, 2015

Saturday July 4th from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM there will activities and vendors and fireworks start at 9:15PM.  Don’t miss it.  

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 29, 2015

Jun 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.    HARRIS, SHANNON  MARIE Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 4/4/1977 Height: 502     Weight: 140 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  POSS/USE NARCOTIC PARA Bond $1000, POSSESS STRUCT VEH KNOW DRUGS MFGRD Bond $7500, HALLUCINOGEN-MFG-SCHEDULE I OR III OR IV Bond $2000, POSS CANNABIS OVER 20G  Bond $2000 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and…

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4th Of July Events by the Lake in Lake Wales

Saturday July 4th from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM there will activities and vendors and fireworks start at 9:15PM.  Don’t miss it.  

Carl Hadden from the SBDC with business owner Jim Vaughn

Lake Wales Company Fishing For Business With Florida SBDC At USF

From: SBDCTampabay.com Lake Wales, Florida – Jim Vaughan is a fisherman at heart. Luckily, he found a way to mix business with pleasure, when he started Texas Aquatic Harvesting 20 years ago. “We build aquatic weed harvesters that harvest aquatic weeds out of lakes and rivers,” Vaughan said. Originally started in Texas, the company moved to Florida due to demand for harvesters in the state. While business is good for most of the year, the company has experienced difficulty at times due to a protected endangered species that nests during the summer months. Looking for opportunities to expand business, Vaughan…

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – KNOW THE LAW – Q & A WITH OUELLETTE LAW FIRM

  Family Law Questions  What is mediation and is it right for me? Mediation is a manner in which neutral third party, typically known as the mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation in order to encourage voluntary decision making by the parties to the dispute.  In family mediation the parties have the opportunity to share their views and to constructively discuss important issues involving communication, separation, child support, visitation and custody, as well as alimony, shared debt and division of property.  Mediation may not be suitable for everyone, so you should speak with your attorney before making any decisions.   Personal…

Firemen Quickly Contain Trailer Fire On Caloosa Blvd.

Lake Wales, Florida – The Polk County Fire Department was called to a mobile home fire Thursday night at 4667  Caloosa Blvd. According to Dave Walters, the Polk County Fire Department spokesperson,  the call came in at 9:11pm. A grease fire started in the kitchen. Firemen quickly reached the residence which is just across Hwy 27 from the station. Firemen were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen area. Smoke damaged some other areas of the home, but no other damages were reported & no trailers around the home were involved.  The fire was under control in less than…