October 22, 2014

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November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things) -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Learn About Snakes In Polk County At This Educational Seminar -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 22, 2014 -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Cemetery Hopes 5K Race Will Draw New Customers -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fire to Home on Thelma Drive in Lakeland Claims Life of a 60 Year Old Man -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Man Found Deceased in Car Near Dicks Sporting Goods at Posner Park -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lake Wales Police Make Arrest In Late Night Burglary on Sunset Point -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

“Black Hawk Down” Hero To Speak In Lake Wales Thursday -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UPDATE: Lily and Patches Missing from Lake Hamilton -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lake Wales Suspect Found Hiding Out in Auburndale -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 21, 2014 -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

K9 Officers Dale Hampton and Chad Landry with K9 Deacon and K9 Badge Competing At National Competition -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WOUND CENTER HELPS RAISE AWARENESS FOR DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS -

Monday, October 20, 2014

EDWARDS TO PRESENT AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE -

Monday, October 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 20, 2014 -

Monday, October 20, 2014

33 Year Old Demetrious Anton Jones Wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder -

Monday, October 20, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – PUMPKIN BARS -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced To Life In Prison After Killing Teen For Loud Music -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Man Arrested For Secretly Videotaping Polk Woman In Her Bedroom -

Friday, October 17, 2014

November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge

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November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge   Friday and Saturday, November 7-8th brings the third When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge to the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus.  With year round support from Visit Florida, the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, you’ll find nationally recognized BBQ competitors up for a challenge, surrounded by the Vintage Aircraft area sponsored by Pilot Mall, Vintage Automobiles sponsored by Regal Dealerships of Lakeland and classic motorcycles, vendors, food and entertainment.  A piggy arcade will capture the imagination of children.  The Wilder Road Boys, Sean Chambers Band…

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October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things)

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October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is at the forefront of activities at the Aerospace Center for Excellence.  Hands-on activities during this weekend event engage students of all ages in a continual learning environment.  This year, the event activities have been enhanced with a Saturday evening presentation, photo and autograph sessions with an F-22 Raptor pilot!   Weekend activities include a MOSI traveling show, a RockWall, Laser Tag and even Geocaching.  Students have the opportunity to register for their ‘first flight’ at no cost above camping or…

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Learn About Snakes In Polk County At This Educational Seminar

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For the first time locally, University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF/IFAS Extension) Polk County is holding three informative seminars called, “Snakes in Polk County”. These seminars will focus on snake behavior, distinguishing between venomous and nonvenomous snake species, and how to make your home and yard less appealing to snakes. The seminars are free and open to the public but registration is required. “Snakes in Polk County” will be held at the following locations: Florida’s snake species are found in all habitats. Of the 44 snake species in Florida, 35 are found in Central Florida including four of the six…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 22, 2014

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Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by     ORTIZ, PABLO  Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 2/9/1968 Height: 510     Weight: 190  Charges:  CRIMES AGAINST PERSON-HARM PUBLIC SERVANT OR FAMIL Surety $2000, RESIST OFFICER-OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE Surety $1000,  BATTERY DV Surety $5000, DUI REMANDED 10/20/14 No Bond Parker VS State, FAIL TO SUBMIT TO BA REMANDED 10/20/14 No Bond Parker Vs State, POSS XANAX REMANDED 10/20/14 No Bond Parker Vs State,  POSS DRUG PARAPH REMANDED 10/20/14  NO…

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Wacky Wednesday – RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Cemetery Hopes 5K Race Will Draw New Customers

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A cemetery in central Illinois is embarking on an unusual marketing campaign that includes a 5K race and actors dressing as people buried there. The goal is to encourage more people to buy lots at Springdale Cemetery, Bob Manning, chairman of the management authority at the Peoria cemetery, told the Journal Star ( http://bit.ly/1sYYBdB ). Ten events will be hosted this month in an effort to diversify the appeal of the sprawling East Bluff property, he said. “We know if we get people back into the cemetery, they’re going to be amazed at its beauty,” Manning said. “Then, hopefully, they’ll think of…

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Fire to Home on Thelma Drive in Lakeland Claims Life of a 60 Year Old Man

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Polk County Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a death investigation today. Preliminary information is as follows: Around 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014, PCSO responded to 2701 Thelma Drive in Lakeland in reference to a house fire. Two of the occupants in the home, 21-year-old Chism West and his grandmother, 82-year-old Joan West, were able to get out of the house before it became fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was extinguished by Polk County Fire, 60-year-old Henry West IV (Chism’s father and Joan’s son) was located inside his bedroom in the home, deceased. There was no apparent trauma to his body….

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Man Found Deceased in Car Near Dicks Sporting Goods at Posner Park

Haines City Woman Dies Crashing Into Ft. Meade Home

On 10/18/14 at approximately 1530 hours, PCSO deputies responded to the area of 1300 Posner Blvd. (near Dick’s Sporting Goods), Davenport, FL, in reference to a death investigation – a deceased adult male had been found in a vehicle and had possibly died from inhaling a hazardous material. Deputies learned a crew of landscape workers had located a subject in a vehicle.  The subject appeared to be unresponsive and was sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  There was a note in the front driver’s side window that read “HAZMAT.”  There was also a smell similar to sulfur emanating…

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