September 29, 2014

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COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Banana’s Foster Bread -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Charge Lakeland Man with Kathleen Road Hit-and Run -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Multiple Victims In Haines City Shooting -

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Homicide Detectives With PCSO Working Hit & Run Fatality -

Friday, September 26, 2014

This Day In History – September 25, 1970 – The Partridge Family Premiers on ABC Television -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Winter Haven PD Looking for Suspect Who Threatened Store Clerk -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Little Stolen Pig Returned to GJHS – One Suspect In Custody, One At Large -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Help WHPD By Identifying These Two Women -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tony Stewart Won’t Be Charged in Death of Kevin Ward Jr. -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

John Aaron Parkerson Has Been Captured in Brandon -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD INCREASED: Information Sought In Hit-And-Run Investigation in Clubhouse Road in Lakeland -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eight Men Arrested During Undercover Vice Operation in Winter Haven -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PCSO Deputies are Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Suspect Who Stole a Baby Pig from George Jenkins High School Ag Barn -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Four Charged With Selling Alcohol to Minors in Lake Wales -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Polk County GIS Day Organizers Seek Event Exhibitors -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – September 23, 1875 – Billy The Kid Is Arrested For The First Time -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One Person Medi-Vac’ed From Accident In Bartow This Morning -

Monday, September 22, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – BEEF STEW WITH DUMPLINGS -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Suspect in Custody and Identified As the Attacker of 80 Year Old Woman at Elonka’s In Winter Haven -

Monday, September 22, 2014

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    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

      National Prescription Drug Take Back Day  StandUP Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each…

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    Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus

    Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus   On September 2, 2014 Officer Jonathan Fletcher, Lake Wales High School’s School Resource Officer, was made aware that school bus had been stolen and returned. The bus is a 2012 Bluebird school bus identified as bus #1256. The bus belongs to the Lake Wales Charter Schools and was parked at Lake Wales High School, located at 1 Highlander Way Lake Wales, FL. During a routine inspection of the bus on September 2 it was determined the bus had been stolen and returned. The inspection revealed fuel was missing from the bus…

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    Family Science Night at Latt Maxcy Memorial Library

    Mark your calendars NOW for next Monday, Aug. 11th @ 6:00 p.m. Come  join the fun at Latt Maxcy Memorial Library for this 15 station science lab courtesy of the Orlando Science Center. This is FREE and open to the public… a great Family Night idea! For more information call 863 635-7857. There’s also a Chance to Win 4 Tickets to the Orlando Science Center! So parents don’t miss out on this Special Time with your Kids!

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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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    Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available

    BARTOW, Fla. (July 15, 2014) – Polk County Utilities has the annual Water Quality Reports for all 22 public water systems operated by PCU available online for review or download.  Go to Polk-County.net, click on “Utilities”, then “Water Quality”. To request a paper copy, please call the PCU office at (863) 298-4100.

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Southside Baptist Church in Frostproof Is Having The Harvest Festival November 15

Sep 29, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2pm-Dark   ROCK WALL SNO-CONES COTTON CANDY FOOD HAY RIDE CREATE ART -TENT FACE PAINTING APPLE MUFFINS PUMPKIN PIE BOUNCE HOUSE DUNKING TANK TODDLER STATION HAY STACK GAMES & GAMES

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Sep 29, 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.     KALASUNAS, ERIK Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 5/1/1994 Height: 506     Weight: 155  Charges:  BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE – DV Surety $5000, O/B BATTERY DV REMANDED No Bond, OFF BOND DV AGG BATTERY V/PREG REMANDED  No Bond     The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies…

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COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Banana’s Foster Bread

Sep 29, 2014

Total Time: 2 hr 10 minPrep: 30 minInactive: 30 minCook: 1 hr 10 minYield:  8 to 10 servingsLevel:  EasyIngredients:  Cooking spray, for greasing4 medium-ripe bananas, mashed (1 2/3 cups)2 eggs1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup coconut oil, melted3 tablespoons plain yogurt1 teaspoon rum extract1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup spiced rum1 teaspoon orange zestVanilla ice cream, for serving, optionalDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.Combine the bananas, eggs, sugar, coconut oil, yogurt, and rum and vanilla extracts in a bowl.In another,…

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Traffic Advisory : Please Avoid SR 60 E West of Lake Wales Road South As Train Tracks Are Damaged

This is a traffic advisory with requests for motorists to avoid traveling in the area of Highway 60 East, west of Lake Wales Road South. For unknown reasons at this time, a large portion of the train track which runs across Highway 60 in the east bound lanes has become dislodge from the main track creating a significant road obstruction. The portion of the track includes concrete with rails which are raised above the road. Deputies on scene report damage to several vehicles which have already struck the damaged tracks; there are no reported injuries. CSX will be responding to investigate the damage…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day  StandUP Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each…

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Traffic Update: Accident Masterpiece and Mammonth Grove Rd

Bad accident on Masterpiece and Mammoth Grove Rd.  Please avoid the area if possible!  We don’t have any other information at this time. 

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Four Charged With Selling Alcohol to Minors in Lake Wales

On Monday, September 22, 2014 the Lake Wales Police Department School Resource Officers in conjunction with the Lake Wales Police and Fire Public Safety Cadets checked for under age alcohol compliance at local stores within the City of Lake Wales.  In all, fourteen stores were visited by our underage cadets of varying ages wearing plain clothes attempting to buy alcohol. Of the fourteen stores, ten did very well and were in compliance.  These stores were: Walmart, Winn Dixie, Sunoco (SR 60), CVS, Publix (SR 60), Gate, Publix (US 27), Racetrac (US 27), Walgreens (US 27) and ABC Liquors. Four stores…