August 31, 2014

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Lake Wales Warrant Arrests Cause Stir -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Auburndale Police to host Coffee with a Cop on September 5, 2014 -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Winter Haven Police seek suspect in armed robbery. -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Top Stories of The Day: Russian Mechanized Assualt On Ukraine & More -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Suspect In Hit & Run Death of Eric Pope Still Free 6 Months After Accident -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

After 27 Years An Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Murder of Karen Watson -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Logging Truck Rolls Over In Haines City Blocking Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER EARLY MORNING CRIME SPREE -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Blue Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast Gets New Home -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Day in History – Lights, Camera, Baseball -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Legal Marijuana Grow House Coming To Lake Wales -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – KEY LIME CLOUD SQUARES -

Monday, August 25, 2014

Armed & Dangerous Attempted Murder Suspect Sought -

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lake Wales Grow House Busted Two Taken Into Custody -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun Friday – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Haines City Teen Killed In Crash Last Night -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Amazing Video of Lake Wales Man Saving Grandmother & 1 Yr Old -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kyle Williams Found Guilty In Death of Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PCSO Organized Retail Crime Unit Makes Arrest, Obtains Warrants -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested for Possession of Child Porn -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – AUGUST 19, 2014

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Every weekday around mid-day 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.       ALLEN, JASON  M Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 8/21/1973 Height: 509     Weight: 160 Charges:  MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL-DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED Surety $500,  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGG STALKING Surety $1000,  AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON Surety $1000, STALKING-FOLLOW HARASS CYBERSTALK ANOTHER Surety $500,  VOP SIMPLE BATTERY No Bond The views, opinions, positions or…

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COOKING ON THE RIDGE : CRISPY GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN

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Ingredients Original recipe makes 4 servings 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (9 ounce) pouch Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy Parmesan basil cooking sauce 2/3 cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs 2/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese Hot cooked pasta or mashed potatoes (optional) PREP  10 mins READY IN  30 mins Directions Pound chicken gently, smooth side down, with meat mallet or rolling pin until 1/2 inch thick. Mix in shallow dish butter and 1 tablespoon of the cooking sauce; in another shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Dip chicken into butter…

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Cement Truck Accident Closing On Ramp To Hwy 27 From 17/92

Cement Truck Rollover On 17/92 & Hwy 27 Ramp (photo provided by D.Snider)

Haines City, Florida – According to the Polk County Fire Department a cement truck accident is causing a closure of the on ramp to Hwy 27 from 17/92. Details of the accident are not completely known at this time, but one person has been airlifted to LRMC. We know at that the accident occurred around 11:00 am this morning. We will update this article when we have more information.  

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48 Year Old Woman Haines City Woman Dies Crashing Into Ft. Meade Home

Haines City Woman Dies Crashing Into Ft. Meade Home

Ft. Meade, Florida – At approximately 4:10 pm, on Sunday, August 17, 2014, a 2013 white, Ford Focus, operated by an adult white female, was traveling southbound on US 17 (Charleston Ave. South) passing 7th Street SW, Ft. Meade. For unknown reasons at this time, the Focus left the right (west) side of the roadway in the area of 710 Charleston Avenue and continued parallel along Charleston Avenue about 15 feet west of the roadway, driving between the power poles and residences along the roadway. After crossing 8th Street SW, the Focus struck the front stoop of a residence and…

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Tennessee Titan & Lake Wales HS Alum Maikon Bonani In A Kicking Battle

Maikon Bonani a LWHS Alum & Former USF Bull in kicking competition for Tennessee Titans

New Orleans, La – Former Lake Wales Highlander and former South Florida Bull Maikon Bonani will once again be kicking for a chance to be a Regular Season NFL starter for the Tennessee Titans tonight. As we have written several times in the past Bonani has a very good chance to be the full time kicker for the Titans. Tonight he and his Titan teammates will be going up against the Saints in New Orleans . The kicking conditions couldn’t be much better. That wasn’t the case last week. In horrible rainy condition’s Bonani missed an extra point. Coach Ken…

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76 Year Old Female Business Owner Battered By Robbery Suspects

Strong Armed Robbery Suspects Battered 76 Year Old Owner

On Thursday, August 14, 2014, at approximately 2:37 p.m., two individuals entered the Mark Twain Smoke Shop, 124 West Main Street, and committed a strong arm robbery. During the robbery, the 76-year-old female owner was battered by the black male depicted in the images, receiving non-life threatening injuries. The black male was accompanied by the lighter-skinned male inside the business. The suspects were able to escape with a total of $18.00. Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be…

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PCSO SVU Arrest Couple After Reports of Aggrevated Child Abuse

Lakeland Couple Arrested Child Abuse

Lakeland, Florida – On Thursday, August 14, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 33-year-old Sean Pearson and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Jessica Rowland of Lazy Lake Drive East in Lakeland, and charged both with six counts Aggravated Child Abuse (F-1) and one count False Imprisonment (F-1) after investigation revealed they were abusing an 11-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl who were in their care. According to the affidavit the investigation began when a PCSO deputy sheriff answered a call for service at the aforementioned address. The 12-year-old girl told the deputy that Sean and Jessica had locked her in…

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