July 30, 2015

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You Are So Worth It! Check Out This Weeks Special at The Oasis Spa -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Looking for Something To Do on August 8, 2015? Well, Here’s a Suggestion – Come Out and Watch a Battle of Badges on Bases! -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS *** KNOW THE LAW *** Q&A WITH OUELLETTE LAW FIRM -

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Summer is HOT! Don’t let your A/C maintenance go! You need to get your A/C system checked and cleaned by the professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning. -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Check Out This Great Deal From RidgeClassifieds.com -

Monday, July 27, 2015

HIDTA Task Force Makes 11 Arrests in Haines City -

Monday, July 27, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Minty Watermelon Salad -

Monday, July 27, 2015

BE SAFE IN THE HEAT THIS SUMMER -

Friday, July 24, 2015

Polk Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison In 2010 Murder -

Friday, July 24, 2015

Man Arrested For DUI After Crashing Into Winter Haven Home -

Friday, July 24, 2015

UPDATE : Airplane Crash at Lake Wales Municipal Airport -

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Winter Haven Police are Investigating Burglary of a Popular Music Store Carlton’s Music in Winter Haven -

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Play it Smart *** Sports Physicals Can Save Lives -

Thursday, July 23, 2015

THIS DAY IN HISTORY JULY 23, 1988 – GUNS N ROSES MAKE POPULAR BREAKTHROUGH WITH “SWEET CHILD O’ MINE” -

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Deputies Arrest Multiple People In Credit Card & Marijuana Bust -

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bartow Engineering Company Turns Eagle Lake Students For Help -

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thin Blue Line Knife Raffle – Susie’s Battle to Beat Cancer -

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

80-Year-Old Haines City Man Identified as the Drowning Victim from Lake Fannie -

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Two People Airlifted to Area Hospitals after Their Airplane Crashed at Lake Wales Municipal Airport -

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Woman Killed In Parking Lot Accident In Winter Haven -

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Disposal Event in Bartow

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Free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Disposal Event in Bartow   BARTOW, Fla.  – Polk County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic equipment for no additional cost during a collection event hosted by Polk County’s Waste & Recycling Division. The collection will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 18 at the Bartow High School, located at 1270 South Broadway in Bartow.   Household hazardous materials accepted during the event include: cleaners, polishes, solvents, automotive products, aerosol cans, insecticides, disinfectants, paint products, batteries and pool chemicals. Residents can drop off up to five electronic items…

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Haines City Police Searching for Person of Interest Harold Lavon Carter Jr.

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Harold Lavon Carter Jr. AKA “Papi or POPPY” 07/01/1994 Currently has an active warrant for his arrest regarding a violation of probation. Harold Lavon Carter has become a person of interest regarding the fatal shooting that took place on September 29, 2014 which took the life of Shykeem Pitts. The Haines City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating this subject. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Haines City Police Department Detective Division at 863-421-3636 or crime stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477).

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Multiple Victims In Haines City Shooting

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Haines City, Florida – According to Haines City Police Department Captain, Brian McNulty, 3 people suffered gunshot wounds last night. DailyRidge can confirm that at least two people were at the Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City. One young man is believed to have been shot in the neck and has died. According to a witness at the hospital, they saw a car drive up with a young man inside who was slumped over. The driver of the car jumped out screaming somebody do something help me, he’s been shot in the neck. The driver grabbed a wheelchair and…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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  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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Haines City Woman Arrested on Grand Theft and Forgery After Using Fraudulent USPS Money Orders at a Local Bank

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A Haines City woman has been arrested on Grand Theft and Forgery charges after she presented fraudulent United States Postal Services (USPS) money orders at a local bank.On 8-15-14 at approximately 12:30 p.m., 31 year-old Janelly Almeida (DOB 6-24-83, 2804 Hwy 17-92, Haines City, FL) opened an account with CenterState Bank at their branch located at 7722 Lucerne Park Rd. in Winter Haven.  Almeida presented two USPS money orders totaling $1,870. On 8-21-14, bank officials were notified by their internal fraud division that the money orders were fraudulent. Winter Haven Police were notified and immediately contacted the USPS Postmaster who was…

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Winter Haven Police seek suspect in armed robbery.

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Winter Haven Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 24 yr-old Carlos Arrole Leandre , Haines City, for Armed Robbery/Accessory After The Fact (F1) in reference to a 21 year-old man being robbed at gunpoint on 8-8-14.  A 21 yr old Winter Haven man is behind bars and Police are looking for two other men after an armed robbery occurred Friday August 8th in broad daylight. Winter Haven Police quickly apprehended 21 yr old Deontae Neal , Winter Haven, after he approached the victim with a firearm demanding money and fleeing with cash, a cell phone and identification cards.Fridat…

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Haines City Teen Killed In Crash Last Night

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Davenport,  Florida -  approximately 8:45 pm, on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 18-year-old Jose Luis Farias Orozco, DOB 10/16/1995,  Embry Avenue, Haines City, was driving southbound on Providence Boulevard, approaching Heritage Green Drive, Davenport, in a gray 2006 4-door-Honda The roadway was wet due to heavy rain and storms in the area. As Orozco approached Heritage Green Drive, he lost control of the vehicle and began to rotate clockwise approximately 90 degrees. The Honda continued to slide south on the wet road until it went off the right (west) side of the roadway. The Honda jumped the curb and struck a tree in the…

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