May 24, 2015

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UPDATE: Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne is in Custody -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 21, 2015 -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Day in History in 1881 – American Red Cross Founded -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

52 year-old Convicted Felon Behind Bars – Phillip Dale Simons of Winter Haven was Arrested Late Tuesday Night After His Attempt To Elude Officers Failed -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The City of Winter Haven is Proud to Announce the Overall Crime Rate For 2014 Dropped 13.9 Percent to a Historic Low of 4.25 – The Lowest in More Than 18 Years! -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lakeland Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Battery -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Did a4 UFO Share the Field of View of a Flying Golf Ball During a PGA Tournament in Florida? -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Three Dangerous Suspects Are Being Sought After They Robbed a Convenience Store Clerk in Broad Daylight -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 19, 2015 -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Kebobs with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce -

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015 -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crime Stoppers Bulletin: Suspect Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer -

Monday, May 18, 2015

PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest Lakeland Man for Sale of Counterfeit Music CDs -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fun Friday – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Public Performances: May 15 – 17, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 15, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015

This Day in History – May 14, 1998 – Frank Sinatra Dies -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHEVY, BUICK, GMC, CADILLAC Eligible For FREE Oil Change/Tire Rotation! -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 14, 2015 -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Seven Men Arrested At Saddle Creek Park -

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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    The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, the first positive case of rabies in Polk County for 2015. On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, a dog owner living at 1600 Stokes Road in Lake Wales reported that her dog killed a raccoon on the patio area of the home. Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers responded to retrieve the raccoon’s carcass, which was then sent to the State Laboratory for rabies testing. The raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies on Friday, May 15th. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has been notified of the exposure. The dog is not current on its vaccination and has been…

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    Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales

    (Update)   During the investigation of the May 1, 2015, grand theft from Rural King Detective David Hernandez developed a suspect and was able to get a positive identification on him. The suspect, who is identified as 52 year old William Brooks of Lake Wales, was arrested on May 8, 2015 for the felony retail theft at Rural King. When Detective Hernandez attempted to interview Brooks he refused to answer any questions. During the book-in process Brooks told Detective Hernandez he was out on bond for a previous theft arrest at the Lake Wales Wal-Mart. Brooks was booked in at…

  • Lake Wales Man Michael Drenkhahn Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Stokes Rd.

    Lake Wales Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Stokes Rd

    Lake Wales, Florida – Shortly before 8:00 am, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 66-year-old Michael J. Drenkhahn, Silver Spring Loop, Lake Wales, was operating a red, 2003, Kawasaki motorcycle traveling southbound on Stokes Road approximately one mile north of SR 60. Drenkhahn appears to have entered a left curve at too high a speed and locked up his rear brake in an attempt to slow. The Kawasaki exited the right (west) side of the roadway, striking a tree and Drenkhahn was ejected from the motorcycle and continued south approximately 15 feet where he struck a tree. A passerby found Drenkhahn and…

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    Sorensen & Schade Chevrolet is Now Hiring Sales Men and Women

    Sorensen & Schade Chevrolet is Now Hiring Sales Men and Women. No Experience Necessary (we will train the right person). Great Health Insurance, Paid Vacation and 401K. Guaranteed Salary while you train. Please send resume’s or stop in. Ask for either Dan or James. 863-676-7671 phone number.  Email address is [email protected]    

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    Lake Wales Medical Center Announces Quarterly Awards

    LWMC ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY AWARDS   Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales Medical Center presented several quarterly awards to its employees, volunteers and medical staff recently.   Lori McKinney, Director of Emergency Services, was named Manager of the Quarter for Q1 2015 at Lake Wales Medical Center. Shani Henderson, House Supervisor, was named Employee of the Quarter. Jessica McPhail, front desk, was named Volunteer of the Quarter.   Two new awards were given, based solely on feedback given directly from patients: Goolcharan Ramdeem was given the Employee Patient Satisfaction Award.   Dr. Gilberto Lozano was awarded the Physician Patient Satisfaction honor….

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Jan 21, 2015

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Lake Wales Wine Walk & Shop – Join us for a Roaring 1920′s Themed Event to Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce

Jan 21, 2015

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UPDATE: Traffic Fatality On US Hwy 17 Blocking Lanes

Jan 21, 2015

  Update: The student who was struck and killed while walking to Lake Region High School this morning was identified as 15-year-old Codey Robert Means .       This morning, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, around6:10 a.m., a 15-year-old male student from Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake was walking to school when he decided to cross U.S. Hwy 17 southbound just south of the intersection with CR 540 (AKA Winter Lake Road), in lieu of using either of the 2 crosswalks, and he darted out into the path of a 1999 silver Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that was heading southbound…

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Hwy 60 Accident

Accident Blocking Westbound Lanes of S.R. 60 In Alturas

Lake Wales, Florida – We have reader reports of a bad accident blocking the Westbound lanes of S.R. 60. According to multiple readers an accident involving two vehicles has occurred near Logistics Parkway. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, the first positive case of rabies in Polk County for 2015. On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, a dog owner living at 1600 Stokes Road in Lake Wales reported that her dog killed a raccoon on the patio area of the home. Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers responded to retrieve the raccoon’s carcass, which was then sent to the State Laboratory for rabies testing. The raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies on Friday, May 15th. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has been notified of the exposure. The dog is not current on its vaccination and has been…

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Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales

(Update)   During the investigation of the May 1, 2015, grand theft from Rural King Detective David Hernandez developed a suspect and was able to get a positive identification on him. The suspect, who is identified as 52 year old William Brooks of Lake Wales, was arrested on May 8, 2015 for the felony retail theft at Rural King. When Detective Hernandez attempted to interview Brooks he refused to answer any questions. During the book-in process Brooks told Detective Hernandez he was out on bond for a previous theft arrest at the Lake Wales Wal-Mart. Brooks was booked in at…

Lake Wales Man Michael Drenkhahn Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Stokes Rd.

Lake Wales Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Stokes Rd

Lake Wales, Florida – Shortly before 8:00 am, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 66-year-old Michael J. Drenkhahn, Silver Spring Loop, Lake Wales, was operating a red, 2003, Kawasaki motorcycle traveling southbound on Stokes Road approximately one mile north of SR 60. Drenkhahn appears to have entered a left curve at too high a speed and locked up his rear brake in an attempt to slow. The Kawasaki exited the right (west) side of the roadway, striking a tree and Drenkhahn was ejected from the motorcycle and continued south approximately 15 feet where he struck a tree. A passerby found Drenkhahn and…