April 18, 2014

Headlines Now:

Why is Good Friday Good? -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Florida Small Craft Brewers Under Attack From State Law Makers -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Polk Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Student -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Female Body Found Near Car Of Missing Winter Haven Woman -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Polk Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Where Alcohol May Be A Factor -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pedestrian Struck By Multiple Cars Dies In Lakeland -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Missing & Possibly Endangered Adult – Have You Seen Lynda Sorrell From Winter Haven -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Car Flipped Over On Timberlane – Driver Flees Scene Prompting PCSO K9 Pursuit -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bus Transporting Grove Workers Flipped Over On Hwy27 -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheriff Seeking Public’s Help In Catching Armed Robbery Suspect – He Is Considered Armed & Dangerous -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texting Driver: Video -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Why is Good Friday Good?

Good Friday

By Carl Fish Lake Wales, Florida – Good Friday is the day on which Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified. He, a man, flesh & blood, was hung from a cross by nails in his feet and hands, with a crown of thorns on his head. They whipped him, spat upon him and beat  him with their fists. They humiliated him and even his friends betrayed him and forsake him. He was made to carry the cross he would later be  nailed to and they tempted him with vinegar wine mixed with “gall”, something scholars say may have been bitter…

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Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released

Fiery Accident On Hwy 60 April 18, 2014

  Updated Info: The identity of the semi-truck driver: Luis Angel Acosta, DOB 5/12/1958, of  Brandywine Court in Clermont. The identity of the deceased Mercedes driver: Armondo Casanova, DOB 9/9/1978, of  South Church Ave in Tampa The roadway was closed for 7 hours. No charges are pending.   Preliminary information is as follows: Lake Wales, Florida – Just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, April 17, 2014, a semi-tractor trailer heading eastbound collided with a Mercedes which was heading westbound. The collision occurred in the eastbound lane. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The semi driver was uninjured. The driver of…

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Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus

Help Wanted Trucking

Local truck driving position class A CDL, 150 mile radius. Multiple positions open by the load or hourly. Good pay, Healthcare, dental and Aflac benefits. Also get free membership at gym “ANYTIME FITNESS” for as long as you work here. APPLY NOW AND GET A FREE CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE as a sign on bonus. All applicants subject to screening and approval. Call 863-676-2588 ext 12

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Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today

(Photo provided by S. Fish)

  Lake Wales, Florida – We have had a bunch of readers contact us here at Daily Ridge wanting to know what is the ring around the sun today. Well it’s similar to the affect we saw on June 4, 2012 which we wrote about then. It’s called a 22 degree halo. According to NASA, the ring appears when high thin clouds cover much of the sky. Those clouds contain milllions of tiny ice crystals, each of which acts like a miniature lens. Full Story

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COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie

peanutbutter pie

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 40 min Prep: 4 hr 40 min YIELD: 1 pie   ingredients 1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookies 1 cup peanut butter, in all 1/4 pound cream cheese 3/4 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts 2 3/4 cups heavy cream, in all 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine the cookie crust with 1/4 cup of the peanut butter. Combine the mixture thoroughly and press into a 9-inch springform pan. Bake the…

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Wacky Wednesday – Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China

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Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China   The Huffington Post  | by  Hilary Hanson     A baby born with four arms and four legs had his extra limbs surgically removed on Friday. The boy, born April 2 in China’s Guangdong Province, is in stable condition after the surgery, the Global Times reports. Yu Jiakang, chief surgeon at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, told the Yangcheng Evening News that the baby was born joined at the torso to a headless parasitic twin. According to the Evening News, the mother underwent five examinations at various local clinics and…

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Florida Small Craft Brewers Under Attack From State Law Makers

Florida Craft Brewers May Have To Sell To Distributors To Sell Beer In Their Own Establishments.

(Reuters) – Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle. Ben Davis, who owns the four-year-old local craft brewery in Jacksonville, counts on Underdark’s two-day spike in revenue to grow his small business. But a bill pending in the Florida Senate that would cut into Underdark’s profit has craft beer-makers crying foul. The law would force craft brewers to sell their bottled and canned beer directly to a distributor….

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