November 24, 2014

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Frostproof Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Threatened to Shoot Deputies -

Monday, November 24, 2014

Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations -

Monday, November 24, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 24, 2014 -

Monday, November 24, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – GRANDMA’S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE -

Monday, November 24, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 21, 2014 -

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bartow Police Investigating Death of Truck Driver Early This Morning -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rollover Accident In Lakeland Blocking Ingraham Avenue & Rose St. -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Region High School Under Lockdown After Fighting -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 20, 2014 -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

US Congressman From Polk County Slams President Obama’s Amnesty Plan -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gunman Shoots 3 People At Florida State University -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 19, 2014 -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? The Answer May Be Frog Juice -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lakeland Police Are Asking for Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Person -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2014 -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“Jeepin With Judd” Charity Event Set for February 6-7, 2015 -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

North Central Land Fill & Garbage Collection Service Closed For Thanksgiving -

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fed Ex Bringing 438 Jobs To North East Polk County – Investing 52 Million Dollars -

Monday, November 17, 2014

Polk County Deputy Resigns After Committing Crime On Duty -

Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • Tommy Lee Parker

    Frostproof Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Threatened to Shoot Deputies

    On Friday evening, November 21, 2014, PCSO deputies thwarted a Frostproof man’s efforts to shoot them during an altercation at the man’s home. According to the affidavit around midnight that evening PCSO received a call in reference to a physical domestic disturbance at 61 Lake Lane in Frostproof. The suspect, 44-year-old Tommy Lee Parker, pushed and punched a woman and confined her to a bedroom in the home. The woman and her daughter were eventually able to escape from the house and call PCSO for assistance. After they fled, the suspect armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition….

  • Frostproof High School Junior Shelby Cornelius

    Frostproof Teen Becoming High School Rodeo Star

    By William Garrett Frostproof, Florida – Frostproof High School Junior, Shelby Cornelius, has a very busy schedule these days. She is a Cheerleader for the Football Team, an Honor Student, and a very successful Rodeo Star to boot. (Pardon the pun) Shelby competes in the Florida High School Rodeo Association, as a Barrel Racer, and Pole Bending as well, along with her trusty horse, Monkey. Currently, there are 70 Young Ladies competing in this event, which takes place all over the State on any given weekend. Shelby ranks 4th, and is steadily moving up the ranks. Last year marked her…

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    Missing and Endangered Elderly Man From Frostproof

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered elderly adult. 73-year-old Norman Henry Cole, was last seen at between the hours of 11:30 pm, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 and 2:30 am, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at his home located on Stanley Avenue in Frostproof. Cole, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, was reported missing by his wife.  He is believed to be driving a black, 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Florida license tag of 913-NCR. From Michigan, Cole has lived in Polk County for several years. Cole was last seen wearing a navy t-shirt,…

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    39 Mile Scenic Highway Yard Sale Saturday November 1 from 8 to 2

    Travel State Road 17, the beautiful Ridge Scenic Highway and visit us at seven great official locations: Haines City: Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Ave. & S. 8th St Dundee: Dundee Community Center, 603 Lake Marie Drive Lake of the Hills: Community Clubhouse 47 East Starr Ave, off SR 17 Lake Wales: CSX Trailhead: 450 N Scenic Hwy Babson Park: Across from Webber International University. 1050 N Scenic Hwy Ridge Audobon Center 200 N Crooked Lake Drive Frostproof: Downtown along E Wall Street at SR 17 Rain or Shine! Rent space for $10 at selected locations. Fundraiser event –…

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    What Goes Around Comes Around…Chas Kincaid Coming Home for EP Release Party

    This Polk County Girl is returning to her roots for her EP Debut Party.  Chas was born in Valdosta, GA, raised in Lake Wales Fl, and is a graduate of Frostproof High School.  On her 21ST Birthday, she decided she had waited long enough to pursue her dream, she had to make it happen and that is just what this country girl has done.  Last January Chas set off to Nashville and now she is ready  to release her EP Album “My dreams are coming true, I have been singing since I was old enough to hold a microphone” Chas…

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Frostproof Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Threatened to Shoot Deputies

Nov 24, 2014

On Friday evening, November 21, 2014, PCSO deputies thwarted a Frostproof man’s efforts to shoot them during an altercation at the man’s home. According to the affidavit around midnight that evening PCSO received a call in reference to a physical domestic disturbance at 61 Lake Lane in Frostproof. The suspect, 44-year-old Tommy Lee Parker, pushed and punched a woman and confined her to a bedroom in the home. The woman and her daughter were eventually able to escape from the house and call PCSO for assistance. After they fled, the suspect armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition….

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Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations

Nov 24, 2014

Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations   From Thursday, November 20th through Saturday, November 22, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force detectives, with assistance from Retail Alliance Partners Lowes, Bealls, Publix, Target, and Walmart, arrested 37 people during an investigation targeting those who commit retail theft.  Detectives worked in retail stores and parking lots in order to disrupt and apprehend shoplifters. Of the 37 suspects arrested, 26 committed retail theft – 22 adults and 4 juveniles. After selecting and concealing the merchandise, these suspects exited the businesses, and passed…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014

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 Kincaid Alarm Company.        FLEMING, KAMILIA  YVETTE Race: B    Sex: F    DOB: 3/15/1988 Height: 503     Weight: 180  Charges:  LARC-POSS RECEIVE RETAIN STOLEN CREDIT DEBIT CARD Bond $1000,  LARC-PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS Bond $500 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the…

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Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations

Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations   From Thursday, November 20th through Saturday, November 22, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force detectives, with assistance from Retail Alliance Partners Lowes, Bealls, Publix, Target, and Walmart, arrested 37 people during an investigation targeting those who commit retail theft.  Detectives worked in retail stores and parking lots in order to disrupt and apprehend shoplifters. Of the 37 suspects arrested, 26 committed retail theft – 22 adults and 4 juveniles. After selecting and concealing the merchandise, these suspects exited the businesses, and passed…

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POLK STATE LAKE WALES – TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO

Polk State Lake Wales Art Center  Free Event tonight from 5 to 7 PM.

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UPDATE ON WARRANT FOR DANGEROUS FELON – LECKSON CINEUS HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

UPDATE ON WARRANT FOR DANGEROUS FELON – LECKSON CINEUS  In a cooridnated effort between the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Winter Haven Police, 19 year-old Leckson Cineus was taken into custody at his sister’s Orlando home on Nov. 14, 2014. Winter Haven Police obtained a warrant for Cineus’ arrest  after he was identified as the shooter in a drive-by shooting in Winter Haven on Oct. 20, 2014. Cineus was taken into custody on Nov. 14, 2014 and ultimately brought back to the Polk County Jail where he remains without bond.**Original Release on Oct. 23, 2014 **WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Police have…

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One Person Killed On 80 Foot Road

Bartow, Florida – PCSO Traffic deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crashtoday that resulted in a fatality. Preliminary information is as follows: Around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014, PCSO received a call in reference to an overturned vehicle found near the 1000 block of 80 Foot Road in Bartow. When first responders arrived on-scene, they located an overturned 2000 silver Chevrolet Tahoe with a deceased adult female pinned underneath. According to the investigation so far, it appears the crash occurred sometime after 1:00 a.m. and a few hours before it was discovered. The vehicle appears to have been heading northbound on 80 Foot Road…