March 4, 2015

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Update : Two Lake Wales Police Officers Shot and Suspect is in Custody -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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

Update : Two Lake Wales Police Officers Shot and Suspect is in Custody

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Just before 6:00 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, LWPD received a call in reference to shots fired at 743 Hillside Avenue in Lake Wales. When LWPD Officers arrived on-scene, a suspect immediately shot at them. Two officers were shot – both received non-life threatening wounds. Both have been transported to area hospitals.The suspect is in custody. The scene is secure. Police Chief Chris Velasquez identified the officers as K-9 officer John Schwarze and officer Benjamin Metz. Chief Velasquez advised that the suspect appeared to deliberately lure officers to the location. The suspect apparently sent his wife to the…

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Click It Or Ticket March 1 – March 14

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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

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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

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

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At approximately 1:30 p.m., Christian was located safe by a patrol sergeant. LPD looking for Christian Cancel – Missing Runaway call 834-6900 with any info on his location.   Missing Runaway Christian Jose Cancel HM, 5’5”, 135 lbs. Black Hair, Black Eyes DOB 6/17/01 LKA: 5025 Spanish Oaks Boulevard Christian was last seen at 5025 Spanish Oaks Boulevard on March 1, 2015, at approximately 9:30 p.m. He was wearing a black sweater and jeans. Christian has a scar on the back of his head in his hair. Christian has ADHD, however, according to his mother; he does not need or…

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Cooking on The Ridge: Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies

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Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies   Makes 16 sandwich cookies Prep and Cook:50 Minutes Chill and Cool:2 Hours, 30 Minutes Cookies 10 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 tablespoons flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans GANACHE 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream   Preparation 1. Make cookies: Put chopped chocolates and butter in a metal bowl and set bowl over (not touching) simmering water in…

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