July 16, 2014

Headlines Now:

Wacky Wednesday – Chile Releases Official Study on UFO Photos -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cooking on the Ridge: Mixed Greens with Fruit & Honey-Glazed Walnuts -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AMAC Applauds Introduction of SAVE Medicare Home Healthcare Act -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Men Caught Poaching Turtles From Crooked & Walk-In-Water Lakes -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Most Lake Wales Charter Schools FCAT Scores Exceptional -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man Sought On 3 Counts of Attempted Murder In Winter Haven -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man Arrested In Lake Wales Kidnapping -

Monday, July 14, 2014

Administration Takes Heat For New Border Crisis, Says AMAC -

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fun Friday – Have a Family Date to the Movies at Eagle Ridge Cinemas -

Friday, July 11, 2014

Competition To Honor PCSO Canine Team -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lake Wales Police Department Looking for These People For Use of Stolen Credit Cards -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Benefit for William “Bill” Pond To Continue Needed Treatment for Recovery -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

UPDATE: Auburndale Police Searching for Two Robbery Suspects -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape -

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

June 29th Carjacking Investigation Update: Final Two Suspects Arrested -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Eddie Wayne Davis’ Appeal: Execution Set for Thursday -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Duke Energy Fort Meade Facility Fire -

Monday, July 7, 2014

Man Stole Cell Phone and Posted This Pic to Victims Facebook Page -

Monday, July 7, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken Breasts -

Monday, July 7, 2014

Haines City Under Tornado Watch.

Haines City, Florida – According to a Haines City employee the Haines City area is  under a tornado watch for the next 15 minutes. From 1:45 – 2pm.  Residents are urged to take cover. We do not have reports of a sighting at this time! We Now Have Reports Of A Tornado Sighting! A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM EDT FOR NORTHEASTERN MANATEE… SOUTHEASTERN HILLSBOROUGH… SOUTHWESTERN POLK AND NORTHWESTERN HARDEE COUNTIES… AT 144 PM EDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO… LOCATED NEAR DUETTE… OR 18 MILES WEST OF WAUCHULA… MOVING NORTH AT…

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Update Tropical Storm Isaac 11pm Sunday – Storm Warnings & Polk Closures

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH  IN EFFECT FROM 11PM  UNTIL 9 AM EDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN FLORIDA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHARLOTTE LEE IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA DESOTO HARDEE HIGHLANDS HILLSBOROUGH MANATEE PINELLAS POLK SARASOTA Polk County Shelters                   Polk County does NOT plan to open shelters at this time. Polk County Schools Cancelled The threat of Tropical Storm weather in Polk County, which could include sustainable high winds and tornadoes, has prompted the Polk County School Board to cancel schools for Monday August 27 including all school activities and…

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Tropical Storm Isaac – Polk County Update 3:45pm Sunday

PCFD Update Bartow, Florida  – Tropical Storm Isaac continues tracking west, which means the immediate threat of severe weather is diminishing for Polk County. However, the threat of tornadoes, isolated severe thunderstorms and localized flooding associated with Isaac’s rain bands still exists. The Polk County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) remains staffed as it continues to monitor the progress of the storm. Polk County Shelters                   Polk County does NOT plan to open shelters at this time. Polk County Schools Cancelled                   The threat of Tropical Storm weather in Polk County, which could include sustainable high winds and tornadoes, has prompted…

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Accident Being Investigated After Haines City Mother Runs Over Toddler

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Haines City, Florida – The Haines City Police Department is conducting an investigation into a Traffic Fatality crash that occurred on Magnolia Avenue Haines City, FL 33844. On 08-12-2012 at approximately 10:07 pm, Junette Celestin(03/26/1977), of  Magnolia Ave was backing her 1999 Toyota Sienna in her driveway when she struck her son Zacharia Saint Jacques 12/14/2010. Zacharia was transported to the Heart of Florida Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. We will update this article when further information is obtained.

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Dana Wise Captured!

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Dana Wise, who had a Polk County warrant for her arrest for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, is in custody at this time.

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Police Searching For Dana Wise In Connection To Haines City Robbery Murder Last Night

Dana Wise is at large and detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. She is known to frequent the Wahneta area. She has been in the Polk County Jail twice, for Battery Domestic Violence, and DWSLR Failure to Appear. Dana Wise is suspected as being part of a group of 4 individuals who robbed a Haines City man who was found bludgeoned to death last night. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Dana Wise, you are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at863.298.6200 or the Haines City…

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3 Suspects Arrested In Brutal Haines City Murder 1 At Large

During a joint investigation, on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, Polk County Sheriff’s detectives and Haines City Police detectives arrested two men and one woman, and are looking for another woman, in the homicide of 36-year-old Homero Arteaga.  According to the affidavits, on Monday, August 6th, Arteaga was found deceased in his home at 421 North 21st Street in Haines City, by his mother when she went to check on him because she had not heard from him in a few days. Haines City Police Officers arrived on scene and located Arteaga’s body in his bedroom, the obvious victim of a violent and…

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