October 1, 2014

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Wacky Wednesday – Coyote Found Wedged In Bumper After Being Hit By A Truck -

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

19 Year Old Winter Haven Man Charged with 3 Counts of Attempted First Degree Murder -

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lake Wales Woman Crashes Into 3 Vehicles Fleeing Police -

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Imported Case of Ebola Diagnosed in the United States -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Conducting Poinciana Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This Day in History – September 30, 1868 – First Volume of Little Women is Published -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Banana’s Foster Bread -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Charge Lakeland Man with Kathleen Road Hit-and Run -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Multiple Victims In Haines City Shooting -

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Homicide Detectives With PCSO Working Hit & Run Fatality -

Friday, September 26, 2014

This Day In History – September 25, 1970 – The Partridge Family Premiers on ABC Television -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Winter Haven PD Looking for Suspect Who Threatened Store Clerk -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Little Stolen Pig Returned to GJHS – One Suspect In Custody, One At Large -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Help WHPD By Identifying These Two Women -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tony Stewart Won’t Be Charged in Death of Kevin Ward Jr. -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

John Aaron Parkerson Has Been Captured in Brandon -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD INCREASED: Information Sought In Hit-And-Run Investigation in Clubhouse Road in Lakeland -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eight Men Arrested During Undercover Vice Operation in Winter Haven -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Coyote Found Wedged In Bumper After Being Hit By A Truck

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A very lucky coyote is currently recovering in a Chicago-area wildlife rehabilitation center after it was hit by a truck and then trapped in the vehicle’s grill. The driver, who struck the coyote around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, though he may have hit something but didn’t see anything.  He drove six more miles to a train station in Waukegan, Illinois, the Lake County News-Sun reports. There, onlookers noticed an animal they thought was a fox wedged inside his truck’s front bumper. They soon learned they were dealing, instead, with a coyote. An animal control officer with the Waukegan Police…

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19 Year Old Winter Haven Man Charged with 3 Counts of Attempted First Degree Murder

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A 19 year-old Winter Haven man has been charged with three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder after he fired multiple shots at a residence in the southeast area of Winter Haven on Monday afternoon. Although shots went into the residence, nobody was injured during the occurrence.On 9-29-14 at approximately 4:25 p.m., Winter Haven Police responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding gunshots heard in the area of 2nd St., SE in Winter Haven. The caller stated he heard three or four separate shots near his residence. When police arrived, witnesses gave information regarding the vehicle type that had been seen…

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Lake Wales Woman Crashes Into 3 Vehicles Fleeing Police

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Lake Wales, Florida – On Tuesday September 30, 2014 Lake Wales Police Officers received information a stolen vehicle was at the Walgreens located at 1903 Hwy 60 E in Lake Wales. The vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet 2500 pickup, had been reported stolen to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and was spotted at Walgreens by a representative of the company the truck belonged to. The stolen truck was reportedly occupied by a white female and a black male. They were later identified as Jessica Marie Stewart, 23 of Lake Wales, and Willie Lee “Frog” Lawson, 60 also from Lake Wales.  …

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Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

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According to police reports an officer’s radar clocked a 2014 white Land Rover on I-395 south going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, the officer followed the car onto I-95 north and pulled it over just as it passed the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza. Police say Phelps was at the wheel and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily on a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines within the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 in Baltimore. He was later released. MDTA…

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First Imported Case of Ebola Diagnosed in the United States

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CDC confirmed on September 30, 2014, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately five days after arriving in the United States. The person sought medical care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas after developing symptoms consistent with Ebola. Based on the person’s travel history and symptoms, CDC recommended testing for Ebola. The medical facility isolated the patient and sent specimens for testing at CDC and…

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

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Conducting Kissimmee Fatal Crash Investigation At approximately 5:39 am, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 60-year-old Robert Lee Heery, DOB 08/17/1954, Lake Henry Drive, Winter Haven, was traveling east on Cypress Parkway on a 2007 black Harley Davidson motorcycle.  As he approached San Clemente Avenue, one of the Solivita Community entrances, 68-year-old Edward Foster, DOB 09/27/1948, Bella Vienna Road, Kissimmee, was exiting the neighborhood in a 2009, blue, Pontiac Vibe, and pulled in front of the motorcycle. Heery attempted to avoid the crash but was unable to do so impacting the Vibe on the…

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This Day in History – September 30, 1868 – First Volume of Little Women is Published

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Sep 30, 1868: First volume of Little Women is published The first volume of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved children’s book Little Women is published on this day. The novel will become Alcott’s first bestseller and a beloved children’s classic. Like the fictional Jo March, Alcott was the second of four daughters. She was born inPennsylvania but spent most of her life in Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, Bronson, associated with Transcendentalist thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The liberal attitudes of the Transcendentalists left a strong mark on Louisa May Alcott. Her father started a school based on Transcendentalist teachings, but after…

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