April 24, 2014

Headlines Now:

Truck Flipped over in Front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on Hwy 27 North -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lake Wales Sr. FFA Fishing Tournament -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – 16-Year-Old Survives Unharmed Stowed Away In Wheel Well Of California To Hawaii Flight, Say FBI Officials -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

Texting Driver: Video

In an effort to make our roads safer, DailyRidge.com announced today that it has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving.  DailyRidge.com has pledged its support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road. We all know that talking on our cell phones while driving is distracting, but that doesn’t stop most people from continuing to do it.  This effort is intended to educate our community about the dangers of cell phone use and other distractions while driving.  We hope…

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Mother Arrested In Lake Wales After Allegedly Having 5 Year Old Help Her Steal

Mary Morgan

Lake Wales, Florida – While on patrol (March 30, 2014) through Wal-Mart ( 2000 State Road 60 East) around 2120 hours a Lake Wales officer was contacted by loss prevention officer who informed him of an alleged retail theft in progress. The LWPD officer and loss prevention officer reportedly watched the suspect while she moved around the store concealing items on her and about her person. The suspect later identified as Mary Morgan (06/27/1985) was reportedly observed taking items from their packaging, opening bottles of nail polish and applying red and purple nail polish to her nails. Morgan was also…

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What Happened To Mary Rhodes – Bones Identified as 35 Year Old Woman

Mary Rhodes FL DL photo

Lakeland,Florida – On April 2, 2014, The University of North Texas returned DNA test results to PCSO that confirms the skeletal remains found on September 17, 2013, in Lakeland are a positive match for 35-year-old Mary Elizabeth Rhodes of 712 East Garden Street in Lakeland. Around 8:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, a witness was looking for scrap metal on North Wabash Avenue in Lakeland, between Memorial Blvd and Crutchfield Road, when he found a human skull and some bones. The witness called PCSO to report the remains. The scene was located in the woods east of North Wabash…

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Man Shot By Winter Haven Home Owner Identified As Mitchell Large

Mitchell Large Shot & Killed By Home Owner In Winter Haven Florida

Update: Winter Haven Police have made a positive identification of the intruder shot by a homeowner this morning on Lake Marianna Dr. in Winter Haven. 40 year old Mitchell G. Large (DOB 5-25-73, LNA: Hwy 92, Winter Haven) has been identified as the intruder who broke into the home. Large was shot by the homeowner after a shot was fired in an attempt to scare him when he forced his way inside through French doors int eh back of the home. After the initial shot, Large continued to charge at the homeowner, who feared for his life and the safety…

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Mickey Rooney Dead At 93

Mickey Rooney

  From CNN: Actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday in California according to Larry Dietz with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. He was 93. Dietz said the Los Angeles police department notified the coroner’s office of the death. Rooney, who was famously married eight times, died Sunday from natural causes. The actor had been ill in recent months and was the victim of elder abuse at the hands of his stepchildren. He was the first teenager ever to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in “Strike Up the Band” in 1940. Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor starred in…

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Frostproof Bus Attendant Recovering After Being Run Over

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Frostproof, Florida – Around 6:40 a.m. on Friday, April 4th, on Scenic Hwy near 630 in Frostproof, a pedestrian, Debbie Livingston of Frostproof, was walking across Scenic Hwy heading from the McDonald’s back over to the large parking lot where the school buses are parked, (apparently the bus drivers and bus aides have a morning routine where they park the buses in the large lot, walk over to McDonald’s for breakfast/coffee, then go back to the buses) when she stepped out in front of a Mercury Grand Marquis which was heading northbound on Scenic ( the driver was 18 year…

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Polk Couple Charged In Beating Death of 15 Month Old Child

Kevin Meadows & Victoria Reyes

  Bartow, Florida – On Friday, April 4, 2014, prosecutors with the Office of State Attorney Jerry Hill, 10th Judicial Circuit, working with PCSO Homicide detectives upgraded charges against a male and female inmate who are both still in the Polk County Jail for the death of a baby. According to the PCSO affidavits , the baby’s mother, 34-year-old Victoria Reyes (DOB 12/3/89) of 1413 South Frontage Road in Plant City, and her boyfriend (but not the baby’s father), 48-year-old Kevin Meadows (DOB 7/23/65) of 231 West Lake Marion Road in Haines City, were both previously charged with one count…

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