**** Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled In Polk County **** Polk County, Florida – The Polk County Emergency Management and The United States National Weather Service has put Polk County and other counties on notice that a tornado watch is in effect. DailyRidge.Com will keep it’s readers posted via social media if any funnels do appear in Polk County.
Babson Park, Florida - At approximately 12:10 pm, the PCSO was contacted about a possible shooting at a residence on Sultenfuss Road. Upon their arrival, deputies learned two subjects had been arguing at the residence and ultimately one individual was shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries sustained. The investigation is on-going.
Polk County, Florida – Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is advising residents that devices known as “skimmers” have recently been found in the Bartow, Mulberry, and Haines City areas. PCSO and the Bartow Police Department are currently investigating fraud complaints related to skimming devices that were placed on two Publix ATM’s (one in Bartow, one in Mulberry), and two Mid-Florida Credit Union ATM’s (one in Bartow, one in Haines City).
Lake Wales, Florida - The State of Florida awarded its Five Star School Award to the four elementary schools in the Lake Wales Charter Schools system. Certificates for the 2011-2012 awards were presented Monday (Sept. 17) during the monthly LWCS Board of Trustees meeting in Babson Park. To earn Five Star School recognition for exemplary community involvement, a school must document 100 percent achievement in five categories: business partnerships; family involvement; volunteerism; student community service; and school advisory councils.
Babson Park, Florida – Polk County Fire Department crews were called out to a fully evolved fire on Altavista Blvd. in Babson Park Friday night. A trailer that was uninhabited was on fire. According to an unidentified neighbor the fire was fairly small and within moments it spread to the whole trailer. The PCFD has called in the fire marshal since the trailer had no occupants and no power to it. The trailer didn’t have a number visible. It was located at the end of the street.
Polk County – Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrest 89 suspects during on-line prostitution investigation – Arrests include the Kathleen High School principal (Cecil Edward McClellan), three women who traveled to the area to make money in “adult entertainment” during the RNC, a local Winter Haven businessman, and an Orlando man who traveled to Polk County with the intent of having sex with a childSheriff Grady Judd will provide details of the operation at 2:00 today, Friday, August 31, 2012,
Babson Park, Florida – Coming home and finding a huge tree down in your front yard isn’t what any of us would like to find. Well that unfortunately is what occurred to Amanda Heding, Babson Park. The huge tree came down around 11am today and did damage to 3 vehicles. Even though the winds were not as strong as residents have felt in the past it still has done some damage in our area. If you have had damage to your home we would love to share with the rest of our viewers. You may tag Daily Ridge in them…