November 26, 2014

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Pedestrian Struck & Killed On Hwy 27 In Lake Wales -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Purse Theft At Publix – Lake Wales Police Looking for Woman in Photos to Question -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Suspect Strikes & Assaults Lake Wales Officer -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two More Grinches: Adopted Granddaughter and Boyfriend Steal From 96-Year-Old Grandmother -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PCSO Deputies Charge Seffner Man for Stealing Funds from Mulberry Dixie Youth, Inc. Baseball Organization -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BoCC passes ordinance for additional senior citizen homestead exemption -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This Day In History : November 25, 1980 : Sugar Ray Takes His Title Back -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 25, 2014 -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

175 Teenagers Out Serving The Lake Wales Community This Week -

Monday, November 24, 2014

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

Pedestrian Struck & Killed On Hwy 27 In Lake Wales

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Lake Wales, Florida – According to Lake Wales Police Department an unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night on Hwy 27. The accident occurred in front of DJ’s Auto Sales in the southbound lane which is just South of S.R. 60. According to Troy Schulze, Lake Wales Police Deputy Chief, a southbound Chevy Trailblazer did not see the pedestrian who was in the roadway. At this time it is believed that the driver didn’t see the man and struck him in the roadway. The driver was not injured. Hwy 27 S will be rerouted for an extended period of…

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Purse Theft At Publix – Lake Wales Police Looking for Woman in Photos to Question

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Purse Theft at Publix   On November 21, 2014 a customer who was shopping at Publix, located at 23965 HWY 27, reported her purse stolen. The theft occurred at the customer service counter at approximately 1:50pm. A short time later her purse was located in a shopping cart outside the store. The customer reported her currency had been stolen from her purse.   The Lake Wales Police Department is trying to identify the woman in these photographs. Police want to question her in regards to this theft. Anyone who knows the person in these photographs is asked to contact Detective…

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Suspect Strikes & Assaults Lake Wales Officer

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  Lake Wales, Florida – On Saturday night, November 23rd, Lake Wales Police officer Waldron responded to the Prince Of Wales Motel in reference to a suspicious person knocking on the door at room #13. Officer Waldron responded to this location earlier in the evening reference to a burglary. In that case a guest at the motel advised someone slept in the bed & took a shower and no one else had access to the room legally.  Upon arrival to the scene, Officer Waldron noticed Jonas Henderson exiting a gray vehicle and become very confrontational, asking Officer Waldron why was…

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Two More Grinches: Adopted Granddaughter and Boyfriend Steal From 96-Year-Old Grandmother

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Adopted granddaughter and boyfriend steal from 96-year-old grandmother   18-year-old Micaela Meada of Lakeland, and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Teofilo Deaza have been charged with Fraudulent use of Credit/Debit Card 3 or More times, Scheming to Defraud, Possession of Stolen Credit Card, Grand Theft from Person over 65, and Criminal Use of Personal Identification. The charges stem from Micaela Meada stealing her grandmother’s Wells Fargo debit card and then using it, along with her boyfriend, to make purchases and withdrawals without her grandmother’s permission. The card was used at a food store ($43.54) and at a Wells Fargo ATM all on…

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PCSO Deputies Charge Seffner Man for Stealing Funds from Mulberry Dixie Youth, Inc. Baseball Organization

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PCSO Deputies Charge Seffner Man for Stealing Funds from Mulberry Dixie Youth, Inc. Baseball Organization   On Monday, November 24, 2014, 39-year-old Corey Borah of 113 Cranbrooke Drive in Seffner, was arrested by Hillsborough County deputies on a Polk County warrant charging him with Grand Theft, Fraud, Tampering With Witness, and Making False Entries in Corporate Books, after investigation revealed he stole thousands of dollars from a youth baseball organization.   According to the affidavit (see attached) Borah has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Mulberry Dixie Youth, Inc. sports organization. In September 2014, the President of the…

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BoCC passes ordinance for additional senior citizen homestead exemption

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BoCC passes ordinance for additional senior citizen homestead exemption   Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) — Senior citizens who have lived in the same residence in Polk County for more than 25 years may be eligible for an additional homestead exemption, thanks to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board recently approved an ordinance that grants a new exemption to low-income seniors.   The exemption applies only to taxes levied by Polk County and includes dependent special districts and municipal taxing units.   In 2012, Florida voters approved Amendment 11, which authorizes counties and municipalities to grant the additional exemption. To…

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This Day In History : November 25, 1980 : Sugar Ray Takes His Title Back

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Nov 25, 1980: Sugar Ray takes his title back On November 25, 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard regains boxing’s welterweight title when his opponent, reigning champ Roberto Duran, waves his arms and walks away from the fight in the eighth round. “No más, no más,” Duran told the referee. “No more box.” He’d had cramps in his stomach since the fifth, he said, and they’d gotten so bad he could barely stand up.   It was the first time a champion had given up his title voluntarily since Sonny Liston’s shoulder injury forced him to quit a fight with Muhammed Ali,…

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