July 23, 2014

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Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retailers Ready For Expanded Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3 -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 22, 2003 JESSICA LYNCH PRISONER OF WAR WAS RESCUED -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Pit Bull Comes To The Rescue, Wakes Deaf Teenager So They Can Escape Burning Home -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lakeland Police Looking For Missing/Endangered Adult -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Workshops Start This Month -

Monday, July 21, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Dick Pope/Polk County FPRA Chapter Members Receive Scholarships for FPRA Annual Conference in Orlando -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Home Invasion Suspects Robbed Winter Haven Man At Gunpoint -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Restaurant In Lake Wales -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Chile Releases Official Study on UFO Photos -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cooking on the Ridge: Mixed Greens with Fruit & Honey-Glazed Walnuts -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AMAC Applauds Introduction of SAVE Medicare Home Healthcare Act -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Men Caught Poaching Turtles From Crooked & Walk-In-Water Lakes -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident

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Davenport, Florida – A Winter Haven man was arrested after he repeatedly rammed into a another vehicle in a road-rage incident on Hwy 27 in Davenport. The incident took place on July 17, 2014. According to the PCSO affidavit, the driver of a white Mitsubishi, identified as 43-year-old Nicholas Dellas of Winter Haven, repeatedly was seen ramming a vehicle On Hwy 27. The victim in the case, 25-year-old Brittany Gandy of Haines City, advised that while she was stopped at the intersection of Hwy 27 & Ronald Reagan Parkway, headed North, her car was repeatedly rear ended by a white…

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Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud

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Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud   Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Mulberry residents Tuesday, July 22, 2014, charging them with Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, Fraudulent Charitable Solicitation  and Fraud. Arrested were 46-year-old Earl Lee Tournear, and 41-year-old Heather Lea Lockyer, both reside at 147 10th Drive NW, Mulberry.  Both were booked into the Polk County jail late Tuesday night. Deputies were called to the SUNOCO convenience store, 1285 North Church Avenue, Mulberry, after a series of suspicious phone calls and events had taken place regarding individuals who claimed…

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Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help

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On July 23, 2014 at 2:06 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to the 2600 block of South Florida Avenue in reference to a vehicle hitting a pedestrian which resulted in a fatality. South Florida Avenue is a four lane continuous left turn lane roadway with no center medians. A witness working with the victim was assisting in installing curb island crosswalks. The witness stated he was in the immediate area of the incident as a co-worker standing in front of a work truck. The witness heard several thumping sounds and responded to the rear of the work truck to…

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Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon

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Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon   The 2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 30 and 31, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. No one wants a small lobster for dinner. Make sure you check the size. Measuring devices are required, and lobsters must be measured while they are in the water. If the carapace length is not larger than 3 inches,…

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Retailers Ready For Expanded Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3

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Retailers ready for expanded back-to-school sales tax holiday August 1-3 This year’s tax holiday increases price of tax-exempt clothing items to $100, and first $750 of computers and accessories TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is bigger and better this year, and the Florida Retail Federation is working to educate consumers about some important changes in tax-exempt items. This year, the sales tax exemption for clothing items has been increased to $100 or less per item (up from $75 or less per item in 2013). In addition, the sales tax exemption for personal computers and certain computer-related accessories will…

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation At approximately 3:15 pm, on Friday, July 18, 2014, 75-year-old Frances G. Deaton, Rushing Road, Lakeland, was traveling northbound on Rockridge Road, north of Deen Still Road, in a 2007, blue Nissan Sentra.   For unknown reasons, Deaton lost control of her vehicle and the Sentra exited the right (east) side of the roadway, striking a tree, and rolling over. Deaton was ejected from Sentra as it rolled over.   Polk County Fire and Medic units responded to treat Deaton. Due to her age she was trauma alerted and taken to Lakeland…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 22, 2003 JESSICA LYNCH PRISONER OF WAR WAS RESCUED

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On this day in 2003, U.S. Army Private Jessica Lynch, a prisoner-of-war who was rescued from an Iraqi hospital, receives a hero’s welcome when she returns to her hometown of Palestine, West Virginia. The story of the 19-year-old supply clerk, who was captured by Iraqi forces in March 2003, gripped America; however, it was later revealed that some details of Lynch’s dramatic capture and rescue might have been exaggerated. Lynch, who was born April 26, 1983, was part of the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company from Fort Bliss, Texas. On March 23, 2003, just days after the U.S. invaded Iraq, Lynch was riding…

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