October 23, 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

Two Men Wielding Handguns Rob Lake Wales Convenience Store

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Lake Wales, Florida – On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:39pm Lake Wales Police Officers responded to M & Q Foods located at 400 Dr. J A Wiltshire Avenue to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Within minutes of the call Lake Wales Police Officers and Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and learned that two black male suspects had robbed the store. The pair entered the store armed with handguns and made a getaway with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was knocked to the ground but did not sustain injuries. During the investigation,…

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Pentagon Hid Truth About Finding Chemical Weapons Per NY Times

Staff Sgt. James F. Burns in Baghdad in 2004. A week after this image was taken, he and another technician put what they thought were the remains of a familiar makeshift bomb into their truck. Soon the symptoms began: headache, nausea, disorientation and pinpointed pupils. Mohammed Uraibi/Associated Press

NY Times Article The soldiers at the blast crater sensed something was wrong. It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq. They had just exploded a stack of old Iraqi artillery shells buried beside a murky lake. The blast, part of an effort to destroy munitions that could be used in makeshift bombs, uncovered more shells. Two technicians assigned to dispose of munitions stepped into the hole. Lake water seeped in. One of them, Specialist Andrew T. Goldman, noticed a pungent odor, something, he said, he had never smelled before. He lifted a shell. Oily paste oozed from a crack. “That…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 16, 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    GREENWOOD, REBECCA  Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 9/20/1964 Height: 509     Weight: 200  Charges:  BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE – DV  Surety $5000,  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SIMPLE ASSAULT  Surety $2000, BATTERY ON LEO Surety $1000,  BATTERY ON LEO Surety $1000,  RESIST OFFICER-WITH VIOLENCE Surety $1000 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – OCTOBER 16, 1987 – BABY JESSICA RESCUED FROM A WELL AS THE WORLD WATCHES

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Oct 16, 1987: Baby Jessica rescued from a well as the world watches On this day in 1987, in an event that had viewers around the world glued to their televisions, 18-month-old Jessica McClure is rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in Midland, Texas. The drama unfolded on the morning of October 14, 1987, when McClure fell through the 8-inch-wide opening of an abandoned well while playing with other children in the backyard of her aunt’s home day-care center. After dropping about 22 feet into the well, the little girl became stuck. Over the next…

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Two 11 year old females are arrested in the recent bomb threats at Southwest Middle School.

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Two 11 year old females are arrested in the recent bomb threats at Southwest Middle School.   Two Middle Students Arrested in Recent Bomb Threats On Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:13 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to Southwest Middle School in reference to a bomb threat. It was determined that a note containing a bomb threat had been turned in to a teacher, who notified the school administration. The school administration immediately implemented an evacuation of the school. LPD officers conducted a search and determined that no bomb existed and students were returned to classes. On Tuesday, October…

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BEST OF ME PRE-OPEN SHOWING THURSDAY OCTOBER 16, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

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BEST OF ME Synopsis Twenty-one years after being torn apart by forces beyond their control, two lovers who have never forgotten one another get a second chance at happiness in this romantic drama from bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. Dawson (Luke Bracey) and Amanda (Liana Liberato) were just teenagers when they fell hopelessly and helplessly in love. Unfortunately for them, it just wasn’t meant to be — at least not then. Two decades later, in the wake of a mutual friend’s death, Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) are reunited as adults. Their passion still burns as bright as ever, too,…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 15, 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    MORA, VICTOR  MELENDEZ  Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 5/2/1975 Height: 509     Weight: 200  Charges:   2 Counts HIT AND RUN-LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVE DAMAGE TO Bond $250, MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL-KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP  Bond $250, LEAVE SCENE OF A CRASH W/INJURY Bond $1000,  LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH W/INJURY  ROR Per Judge Spoto The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors…

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