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Click It Or Ticket March 1 – March 14 -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

This Day in History – March 3, 1887 – Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 3, 2015 -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hit & Run Semi Leaves Lake Wales Woman In Critical Condition -

Monday, March 2, 2015

UPDATE: Lakeland Police Department is Looking for Christian Cancel – Missing Runaway call 863-834-6900 With Any Info on His Location. -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cooking on The Ridge: Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies -

Monday, March 2, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 2, 2015 -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Missing Teen in Haines City! Have you seen Shania Hawthorne? -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Haines City Police Department Hosts USPCA -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Highlands County Sheriff’s Detectives are Requesting Assistance From The Public to Locate Ellen Jane Bivens -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Polk County Sheriffs Office Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lakeland Police Department Needs Help Locating 2012 Homicide Suspect Tyrone Davis -

Monday, March 2, 2015

LPD Officers Shoot & Kill Sexual Predator Wanted For Allegedly Raping Woman -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – FEBRUARY 26, 2015 -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Receives Its Ninth Professional Accreditation -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake Wales Medical Center Offers Help With Special Enrollment Period -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake Wales Police Charge Man With DUI -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lakeland Police Needs To Identify This Strong Arm Robbery Suspect -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Can you ID this Grand Theft Suspect In Lakeland -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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    Motorcyclist Medivaced After Accident On Scenic Hwy In Frostproof

    Frostproof, Florida – According to the Polk County Fire Rescue an accident occurred this afternoon on Scenic Hwy  at the intersection of Murray road. The call came in to PCFD at 2:05 pm. According to PCFD spokesperson, Jeremy Maready, one victim was flown to Lakeland Regional. The accident involved a motorcycle & car. No other injuries were reported. The Florida Highway Patrol was at scene and we are awaiting a report for more information.

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    Frostproof Teenager Critically Injured In Accident

    Frostproof,  Florida – At approximately 2:40 am, on Sunday, February 08, 2015, 18-year-old Tom Jernigan of Frostproof was traveling southbound on Highway 27 approximately one half of a mile north of Collany Lane, Frostproof, in a 2007, Ford F150 King Ranch pick-up truck. For unknown reasons at this time, the truck traveled to the right and off of the paved roadway and began to rotate.  The truck traveled over a ditch before its tires became embedded on the outside edge of the ditch, then the truck began rolling over multiple times before coming to rest on its tires in a wooded pasture….

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    Accident Blocking Northbound Lanes of Hwy 27 In Frostproof

    Update 10:10am – The PCSO has confirmed that a vehicle vs. motorcycle is t he cause of northbound traffic block on Hwy 27 in Frostproof. A medivac was on scene and has departed. Number of victims or medical conditions is still under investigation. Update 9:47am – Southbound lanes of Hwy 27 are now opened near 630a. Northbound may be blocked for a substantial time. Update 9:34am -  All lanes of traffic currently blocked on Hwy 27 in Frostproof due to accident. Medi Vac just arrived. Frostproof, Florida – The Florida Hwy Patrol is reporting an accident with injuries on Hwy…

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges After receiving information about possible illegal drug use by a Polk County school teacher, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home of 41-year-old Thomas Brian Griffin, DOB 09/01/1973, Lake Shore Drive, Lake Wales, where they began an investigation into the allegations.    During the investigation, detectives located cannabis and drug paraphernalia in two bedrooms of Griffin’s home.  Griffin was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.   Griffin listed his employer as Frostproof…

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office HIDTA Detectives Arrest 8 during Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office HIDTA Detectives Arrest 8 during Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation On January 12, 2015, after a seven-month long investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force detectives arrested eight suspects charging them with multiple drug related charges. Those arrested were: 1.    Julio Sesor Cendejas, DOB 10/14/1981, 213 N. 10th Street, Davenport.  Cendejas was charged with Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 28 Grams, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell, Own/Rent Vehicle to Traffic Drugs, And Possession of Paraphernalia. Cendajas’ criminal arrest history includes one previous felony charge and seven previous misdemeanor charges. 2.    Jennifer Leighann Gilliam, DOB 04/10/1987,…

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Click It Or Ticket March 1 – March 14

Mar 3, 2015

Click It Or Ticket Started March 1Wearing a seat belt has saved numerous lives. Wearing a seat belt is the law!  Starting March 1 through March 14, law enforcement will be participating in the state-wide campaign “Click It or Ticket” Be sure to wear your seat belt and it goes without saying – secure those young ones in the proper seat appropriate for their age, size and weight.

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This Day in History – March 3, 1887 – Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker

Mar 3, 2015

1887 Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker On this day in 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, including her pioneering “touch teaching” techniques, the previously uncontrollable Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936. Sullivan, born in Massachusetts in 1866, had firsthand experience with being handicapped: As a child, an infection impaired her vision. She…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 3, 2015

Mar 3, 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.      THAXTON, KYLE    Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 8/3/1982 Height: 510     Weight: 140 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  POSS SUSPENDED DL Surety $500,  AGGRAV BATTERY-PERSON USES A DEADLY WEAPON Surety $5000, FALSE INFO TO LEO DURING INVEST-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…

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Hit & Run Semi Leaves Lake Wales Woman In Critical Condition

The Lake Wales Police Department is working a hit and run traffic crash which occurred this morning in the intersection of SR60 and Hunt Brothers Rd at 5:56 a.m. Polly Swindel, a 68 year old Lake Wales resident, was traveling northbound on Hunt Brothers Rd. Swindel, who was driving a 2004 Suzuki Aerio, had a red traffic signal and preceded into the intersection of SR60 and Hunt Brothers Rd without stopping. As she entered the intersection she collided into the side of an unknown make and model semi truck and trailer. The semi, which had a green traffic signal, was…

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Polk County Sheriffs Office Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges

PCSO Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges During the month of February 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Computer Crimes detectives, a Central Florida ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) affiliate, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), conducted investigations, served search warrants, and made 12 arrests during an undercover investigation focusing on the promotion, possession, and distribution of child pornography. Ten of the arrests were for possession and distribution of child pornography, one of the arrests was for sexual battery on a minor, and one of the arrests was for other charges. One of…

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HENDERSON SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER

HENDERSON SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC   Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales Medical Center’s Employee of the Month for January is House Supervisor Shani Henderson. Shani has been with the hospital since July 2013. In nominating her, a coworker wrote, “Shani Henderson is truly an asset to our organization. She is honest, hardworking and fair. Shani is not afraid to jump in and help at any time. She never stops running around the hospital at night, assisting where she can.  Shani understands patient satisfaction, and has been a leader in our organization to promote patient satisfaction and…

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Lake Wales Medical Center Offers Help With Special Enrollment Period

LWMC OFFERS HELP WITH SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD   Lake Wales, FL – If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30, the government will open a special enrollment period. By obtaining 2015 coverage before April 30, you may avoid paying a tax penalty in 2015 – and you will have health insurance that will help cover your family in the event of injury or illness. Just…