July 31, 2014

Headlines Now:

Polk Teacher Named “Florida Teacher of The Year” -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Polk County Sheriff Investigating Death of Baby In South Lake Wales -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

That Bump In The Night Could Be A Burglar In Lake Wales -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Florida Resident dies from Flesh-Eating Bacteria -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Mysterious River Runs Blood-Red in China -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Suspect in a Grand Theft Auto Case From Winter Haven Library Has Been Located -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Carjacker hits and kills 3 children -

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Help Needed! Construction Work! -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LPD Searching For Theft Suspect With Help of Unwitting “Selfie” -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Two Burglars Who Attacked Homeowner Call The Police For Being Shot At -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retailers Ready For Expanded Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3 -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 22, 2003 JESSICA LYNCH PRISONER OF WAR WAS RESCUED -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Pit Bull Comes To The Rescue, Wakes Deaf Teenager So They Can Escape Burning Home -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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  • Christie-Bassett

    Polk Teacher Named “Florida Teacher of The Year”

    Congratulations to Polk’s Christie Bassett who is Florida’s Teacher of the Year. She teaches art at Highlands Grove Elementary (Lakeland, Florida) and was chosen as a state finalist along with four other finalists in May from among 72 school district nominees. She was awarded for the 2015 Florida Department of Education & Macy’s Florida Teacher of the Year on July 10th in Orlando. As part of her award, Bassett accepts the title of Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education and will tour the state and beyond to spread the word about Florida’s educational opportunities and challenges. She is now in the…

  • South Lake Wales Baby Death Investigation

    Polk County Sheriff Investigating Death of Baby In South Lake Wales

    Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office they were alerted to a death of 7 month old child earlier today. The incident occurred on Jackson St. in South Lake Wales. Currently the incident is being investigated, but the Sheriff’s office has not advised that any type of foul play is involved. We will advise more information as it is released

  • Recent Burglaries in Lake Wales

    That Bump In The Night Could Be A Burglar In Lake Wales

    Lake Wales, Florida- A rash of overnight burglaries has been occurring in Lake Wales over the last few weeks. The offenders have been breaking into sheds and homes usually through the back of the house. This past Friday saw multiple incidents. On  C St.  LWPD Officers were advised by a neighbor that the house directly behind had an open window. Officers observed an open window in the front of the residence. Upon closer inspection they discovered that the lower half of the window was broken. There was glass on the grass in front of the window. There was also a…

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    Florida Resident dies from Flesh-Eating Bacteria

    Florida resident dies from flesh-eating bacteria     A Florida resident has died after contracting “flesh-eating bacteria,” officials confirmed Tuesday. The unidentified patient was middle-aged and had chronic health problems, said a Florida Department of Health spokesperson. The victim contracted the bacteria after saltwater entered an open wound, the spokesperson said. It is not clear when the incident occurred, and officials did not release what body of water the patient contracted the bacteria in. The bacteria, called vibrio vulnificus, is potentially fatal for victims with chronic health conditions. For someone who is immune-compromised, or has chronic liver disease, it could…

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    Wacky Wednesday – Mysterious River Runs Blood-Red in China

    - Baffled locals who used to boast that they had one of the healthiest rivers in China because there were no factories along its banks were baffled when within the space of an hour the river turned a deep, dark red. Clear plastic bottles dipped into the water at Xinmeizhou village in Cangnan County in eastern China’s Zhejiang province quickly filled up with the red-colored liquid which had a strange smell, according to villagers. Local Na Wan said, “A few people that were up and about at 5 a.m. said that everything was normal but then suddenly within the space…

Christie-Bassett

Polk Teacher Named “Florida Teacher of The Year”

Jul 31, 2014

Congratulations to Polk’s Christie Bassett who is Florida’s Teacher of the Year. She teaches art at Highlands Grove Elementary (Lakeland, Florida) and was chosen as a state finalist along with four other finalists in May from among 72 school district nominees. She was awarded for the 2015 Florida Department of Education & Macy’s Florida Teacher of the Year on July 10th in Orlando. As part of her award, Bassett accepts the title of Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education and will tour the state and beyond to spread the word about Florida’s educational opportunities and challenges. She is now in the…

Kenji Lopez

Polk Mugshot of The Day: July 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014

Every weekday around mid-day 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.     Full Name:Kenji Roman Lopez Date Of Arrest:07/28/2014 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF Arrest Age:34 Gender: Male Birthdate: 04/28/1980 Height: 5’06″ Weight: 150 lbs BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE STATUTE: 784.03(1A1) BOND: $7500 NOTES: DV BATTERY Kenji Lopez is a registered felon since 2007. He has been arrested for petit theft, grand theft, violation of…

Jennifer Lawrence Mockingjay Trailer

New Hunger Games Trailer: Our Leader The Mockingjay

Jul 31, 2014

  The minute-long teaser trailer, titled Our Leader the Mocking Jay, is intense. We hear narration by Philip Seymour Hoffman, talking about how Katniss has to fight again and be the face of the rebellion. We see Katniss in District 13, ready to fight to save Peeta. We see familiar faces like Gale, and there’s also new characters, played by Natalie Dormer and Julianne Moore. The trailer doesn’t give anything away, so don’t worry if you haven’t read the book yet. The trailer was released online on Sunday, and already has over 700,000 views on YouTube as of Monday morning….

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Lake Wales

South Lake Wales Baby Death Investigation

Polk County Sheriff Investigating Death of Baby In South Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office they were alerted to a death of 7 month old child earlier today. The incident occurred on Jackson St. in South Lake Wales. Currently the incident is being investigated, but the Sheriff’s office has not advised that any type of foul play is involved. We will advise more information as it is released

Recent Burglaries in Lake Wales

That Bump In The Night Could Be A Burglar In Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida- A rash of overnight burglaries has been occurring in Lake Wales over the last few weeks. The offenders have been breaking into sheds and homes usually through the back of the house. This past Friday saw multiple incidents. On  C St.  LWPD Officers were advised by a neighbor that the house directly behind had an open window. Officers observed an open window in the front of the residence. Upon closer inspection they discovered that the lower half of the window was broken. There was glass on the grass in front of the window. There was also a…

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Help Needed! Construction Work!

Help needed! If you have experience in construction framing/decking, truss setting and laying plywood please email your name and at least one job related reference. Experience will determine start pay. Polk County area. [email protected]

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Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 39 year old Howard Leon Brown, of 238 Masterpiece Rd Lake Wales. It was reported on July 22, 2014 at approximately 10:40pm Brown knocked on the door at 401 Domaris Ave Apt #1. When a resident answered Brown allegedly began attacking him. Brown allegedly pushed into the residence and continued attacking the resident until he was confronted by other residents inside the apartment. Brown then fled the scene in a green, small sport utility vehicle.   The investigation revealed the victim and Brown…