April 22, 2014

Headlines Now:

Mother & Daughter Injured In Rifle Range Rd. Accident -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PURGE YOUR PILLS & SHRED YOUR STUFF -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lake Wales Public Library hosts Author Program on Tuesday, April 29 -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Killed In Accident On Thornhill Rd. -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rifle Range Rd. Shut Down After Bad Accident Send 3 To Hospital -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

Mother & Daughter Injured In Rifle Range Rd. Accident

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Alturas, Florida – The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. A Chevy 3500 dually truck heading SB on RRR at Robin Drive failed to see the two vehicles in front of him stopped due to one of those vehicles turning left onto Robin Drive, until too late – the 3500 hit the brakes hard, locked up, and swerved over the center line into the northbound lane to avoid striking those two vehicles (which were a Jeep and a Chevy 1500 utility truck). Neither the Jeep nor the other truck were struck. Both drivers of those vehicles stopped and were witnesses to…

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PURGE YOUR PILLS & SHRED YOUR STUFF

Pill and Paper Event Flier April 2014 (2)

PURGE YOUR PILLS & SHRED YOUR STUFF   This Saturday, the Winter Haven Police Department is participating in conjunction with DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day giving residents the opportunity to bring unused and outdated medicines for safe disposal and adding a twist – document shredding!  On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Crime Prevention Unit is partnering with Crown Shredding to give citizens the opportunity to combat Identity Theft by shredding documents that have personal information.  Thieves are constantly on the lookout for paperwork disposed of improperly in order to obtain information to…

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Lake Wales Public Library hosts Author Program on Tuesday, April 29

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Lake Wales Public Library hosts Author Program on Tuesday, April 29  Lake Wales resident, Palmer Wood, will present an overview of his new novel, Saigon Cowboy, Tuesday, April 29, 6 PM, in the Lake Wales Public Library’s Schoenoff Meeting Room.  A graduate of Rollins College, Wood served in the Air Force and Army Reserve.  His writing and journalism career spans decades.  As a writer for Department of Defense contractor, Page Communications, Woods traveled extensively throughout Vietnam from 1966 until 1968.    Saigon Cowboy, Wood’s first novel, retraces many of his travel in Vietnam.  Saigon Cowboy’s protagonist, Austin Bain, a CIA…

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Man Killed In Accident On Thornhill Rd.

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Polk County, Florida – PCSO Traffic deputies are investigating a two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred this morning, April 22, 2014, in Auburndale that has resulted in one fatality and several injuries. Preliminary information so far is as follows: Around 10:20 a.m. this morning, a blue 1999 Volkswagen 4-door car traveling eastbound on K-Ville Avenue (AKA CR 542) collided with a black 2011 Ford 4-door car that was traveling southbound on Thornhill Road, in the intersection of the two roadways. The driver of the Volkswagen, 48-year-old Daniel West of 2607 Smithtown Drive in Lakeland, was declared deceased on-scene. He was wearing…

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Rifle Range Rd. Shut Down After Bad Accident Send 3 To Hospital

Accident blocking both lanes of Rifle Range Rd. (Photo's Provided By S&T Taylor)

Alturas, Florida – According to PCSO Public Information Officer, Carrie Eleazer, an accident on Rifle Range Rd. near Robin Drive occurred this morning blocking both lanes. Travelers were advised to avoid the area and use Bomber Rd. as an alternate route. At this time it is known that 3 people were injured in the crash. One an infant was transported to Tampa General, via helicopter. Another victim was transported to Bartow Regional Medical Center and one to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The PCFD has advised that the accident was reported at 7:30am and  firemen were on scene at 07:36 am….

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Why is Good Friday Good?

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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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