April 17, 2014

Headlines Now:

All Lanes of Hwy 60 Closed For Fatal Crash -

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

Female Body Found Near Car Of Missing Winter Haven Woman -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Polk Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Where Alcohol May Be A Factor -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pedestrian Struck By Multiple Cars Dies In Lakeland -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Missing & Possibly Endangered Adult – Have You Seen Lynda Sorrell From Winter Haven -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Car Flipped Over On Timberlane – Driver Flees Scene Prompting PCSO K9 Pursuit -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bus Transporting Grove Workers Flipped Over On Hwy27 -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheriff Seeking Public’s Help In Catching Armed Robbery Suspect – He Is Considered Armed & Dangerous -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texting Driver: Video -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

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    All Lanes of Hwy 60 Closed For Fatal Crash

      Lake Wales, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a fatal crash investigation at 19300 Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road in Lake Wales. The call was received at approximately 2:29 pm, today, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Initial information is that the crash involves a car versus a semi-tractor trailer truck, and the car is fully engulfed in flames. Both west and east bound travel lanes have been closed from Highway 630 to County Line Road.  All traffic will be diverted from the area as deputies investigate.

  • Help Wanted Trucking

    Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus

    Local truck driving position class A CDL, 150 mile radius. Multiple positions open by the load or hourly. Good pay, Healthcare, dental and Aflac benefits. Also get free membership at gym “ANYTIME FITNESS” for as long as you work here. APPLY NOW AND GET A FREE CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE as a sign on bonus. All applicants subject to screening and approval. Call 863-676-2588 ext 12

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    Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today

      Lake Wales, Florida – We have had a bunch of readers contact us here at Daily Ridge wanting to know what is the ring around the sun today. Well it’s similar to the affect we saw on June 4, 2012 which we wrote about then. It’s called a 22 degree halo. According to NASA, the ring appears when high thin clouds cover much of the sky. Those clouds contain milllions of tiny ice crystals, each of which acts like a miniature lens. Full Story

  • Melissa P Ginther (Photo Provided By Lake Wales Police Department)

    Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer

    Lake Wales, Florida – On November 19, 2013, Lake Wales Police Detective Ivelisse Rodriguez, was contacted by Pam Thompson, the owner of Central Florida Manufactured Home Sales, a Lake Wales business specializing in manufactured homes re-sales, concerning the theft of money by a former employee. During the course of Detective Rodriguez’s investigation, it was discovered that Melissa Platt Ginther allegedly falsified documents, from 2010 to 2013, in an attempt to hide money that she was suspected of illegally obtaining for her personal use. During the investigation it was determined the amount allegedly stolen exceeded $250,000.00. Ginther was taken into custody…

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    Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them

    Lake Wales, Florida – A large sting operation was recently conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in which 41 suspects were arrested. We thought we would share some the arrests this past week conducted by the Lake Wales Police Department here in Lake Wales. During some retail theft cases, suspects are not taken to Polk County Jail and their mugshot taken. In those cases suspects are arrested by affidavit and given a court date. So not all arrests have mugshots. Additionally mugshots are not normally available for 48 hours. April 4, 2014 2000 SR 60 E (Wal-Mart) – Poss…

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All Lanes of Hwy 60 Closed For Fatal Crash

Apr 17, 2014

  Lake Wales, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a fatal crash investigation at 19300 Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road in Lake Wales. The call was received at approximately 2:29 pm, today, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Initial information is that the crash involves a car versus a semi-tractor trailer truck, and the car is fully engulfed in flames. Both west and east bound travel lanes have been closed from Highway 630 to County Line Road.  All traffic will be diverted from the area as deputies investigate.

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Author K. Carl Smith to Speak At Winter Haven 9-12 Meeting Tonight

Apr 17, 2014

Author K. Carl Smith to speak at the Winter Haven 9-12 Group tonight. The event is taking place at the Chain – O – Lakes Complex.

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – APRIL 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014

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.     CLAY, JORDAN Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 8/15/1988 Height: 601     Weight: 180 Charges:  FLEEING TO ELUDE Bond $2500, LEAVE SCENE CRASH W/PROP DMG Bond $250, OPERATE UNREGISTERED MV Bond $250 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do…

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All Lanes of Hwy 60 Closed For Fatal Crash

  Lake Wales, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a fatal crash investigation at 19300 Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road in Lake Wales. The call was received at approximately 2:29 pm, today, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Initial information is that the crash involves a car versus a semi-tractor trailer truck, and the car is fully engulfed in flames. Both west and east bound travel lanes have been closed from Highway 630 to County Line Road.  All traffic will be diverted from the area as deputies investigate.

Help Wanted Trucking

Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus

Local truck driving position class A CDL, 150 mile radius. Multiple positions open by the load or hourly. Good pay, Healthcare, dental and Aflac benefits. Also get free membership at gym “ANYTIME FITNESS” for as long as you work here. APPLY NOW AND GET A FREE CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE as a sign on bonus. All applicants subject to screening and approval. Call 863-676-2588 ext 12

(Photo provided by S. Fish)

Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today

  Lake Wales, Florida – We have had a bunch of readers contact us here at Daily Ridge wanting to know what is the ring around the sun today. Well it’s similar to the affect we saw on June 4, 2012 which we wrote about then. It’s called a 22 degree halo. According to NASA, the ring appears when high thin clouds cover much of the sky. Those clouds contain milllions of tiny ice crystals, each of which acts like a miniature lens. Full Story

Melissa P Ginther (Photo Provided By Lake Wales Police Department)

Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer

Lake Wales, Florida – On November 19, 2013, Lake Wales Police Detective Ivelisse Rodriguez, was contacted by Pam Thompson, the owner of Central Florida Manufactured Home Sales, a Lake Wales business specializing in manufactured homes re-sales, concerning the theft of money by a former employee. During the course of Detective Rodriguez’s investigation, it was discovered that Melissa Platt Ginther allegedly falsified documents, from 2010 to 2013, in an attempt to hide money that she was suspected of illegally obtaining for her personal use. During the investigation it was determined the amount allegedly stolen exceeded $250,000.00. Ginther was taken into custody…