September 2, 2015

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Lake Wales Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CLOGGED ARTERIES POSE MAJOR HEALTH RISKS -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

6th Annual Honoring Our Heroes – Remembering the Day -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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 -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wanted Fugitive From Justice $$$ Cash Reward -

Monday, August 31, 2015

LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER PLANS BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER – Pink Pajama Party -

Monday, August 31, 2015

Register Now for Quivering Quads Race -

Monday, August 31, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: CARAMEL APPLE CRISP -

Monday, August 31, 2015

Polk County Sandbag Fill Sites Remain Open -

Monday, August 31, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives Arrest Lake Wales Man in Connection to St. Paul Drive Homicide -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Polk City Man Indicted On Murder Charges In July Stabbing -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Joint Task Force Takes Down Winter Haven Child Predator Suspect -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Come In And Get Recharged with One of These Specials at The Oasis Spa -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fun Friday – Tram Nature Tours at Circle B Bar Reserve -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Our Children’s Academy Receives Grant from The CVS Foundation -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hope for Charlotte Fundraiser – Saturday August 29, 2015 – At The Frostproof Depot from 11AM to 4PM -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Body Found On Hollingsworth Rd. Ruled Homicide -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Don’t forget YMCA offers Child Care, VPK Before and Afterschool Enrollment -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

426 Additional Charges of Child Pornography against Polk County Jail Imate and “Sextortion” Suspect Daniel Dunfree -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Accident Involving School Bus Vs. Motorcyclist -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Firemen Save Man Pinned Under Car In Haines City

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Haines City, Florida – At around 5:40 Saturday morning, the Haines City Fire Department responded to reports of a person yelling for help from under a vehicle. A male subject was attempting to jump start his vehicle at the intersection of Highway 17-92 North and Cypress. The male subject accidently left the vehicle in drive subsequently pinning himself under the vehicle. Haines City Firefighters were able to free the victim from under the vehicle by using high pressure airbags.  Once the vehicle was lifted and stabilized, the patient was pulled to safety and airlifted to the hospital.

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241 US Soldiers Killed In Early Morning Terrorist Attack

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A Navy Hospitalman from Haines City, Florida and a Marine from Lakeland, Florida were killed in an early morning terrorist attack on October 23, 1983. Hospitalman Jesse Beamon from Haines City & LCPL Brett Croft were killed when an Islamic terrorist drove a bomb into the barricks the soldiers were sleeping in. Do you remember? At around 06:22 am, a 19-ton yellow Mercedes-Benz stake-bed truck drove to the Beirut International Airport (BIA), where the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) was deployed. The 1st Battalion 8th Marines (BLT), commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gerlach, was a subordinate element of the…

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Detectives Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Detectives Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation At approximately 5:40 pm, on Sunday, October 12, 2014, 53-year-old Steven B. Lazzell, DOB 03/24/21962, of Kissimmee, was traveling eastbound on Johnson Avenue near Kalogridis Road in Haines City on a black 2012, custom (Harley Davidson style) motorcycle. At approximately the same time, 37-year-old Steven J. Maffia, DOB 12/30/1976, also of Kissimmee, was driving a silver 2000 Chrysler four-door, traveling westbound in the east travel lane on Johnson Avenue passing another vehicle. The Chrysler and the motorcycle hit head-on causing both to be redirected back toward the east. Lazzell…

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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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