November 23, 2014

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 21, 2014 -

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bartow Police Investigating Death of Truck Driver Early This Morning -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rollover Accident In Lakeland Blocking Ingraham Avenue & Rose St. -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Region High School Under Lockdown After Fighting -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 20, 2014 -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

US Congressman From Polk County Slams President Obama’s Amnesty Plan -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gunman Shoots 3 People At Florida State University -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 19, 2014 -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? The Answer May Be Frog Juice -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lakeland Police Are Asking for Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Person -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2014 -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“Jeepin With Judd” Charity Event Set for February 6-7, 2015 -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

North Central Land Fill & Garbage Collection Service Closed For Thanksgiving -

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fed Ex Bringing 438 Jobs To North East Polk County – Investing 52 Million Dollars -

Monday, November 17, 2014

Polk County Deputy Resigns After Committing Crime On Duty -

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One Person Killed On 80 Foot Road -

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One Person Injured After DUI Crash In Lake Wales -

Friday, November 14, 2014

Polk Mugshot of The Day, Friday November 14, 2014 -

Friday, November 14, 2014

Multiple Accidents Including Fatality Shut Down Westbound Interstate 4 -

Friday, November 14, 2014

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    One Person Killed On 80 Foot Road

    Bartow, Florida – PCSO Traffic deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crashtoday that resulted in a fatality. Preliminary information is as follows: Around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014, PCSO received a call in reference to an overturned vehicle found near the 1000 block of 80 Foot Road in Bartow. When first responders arrived on-scene, they located an overturned 2000 silver Chevrolet Tahoe with a deceased adult female pinned underneath. According to the investigation so far, it appears the crash occurred sometime after 1:00 a.m. and a few hours before it was discovered. The vehicle appears to have been heading northbound on 80 Foot Road…

  • One Person Injured After DUI Crash In Lake Wales

    One Person Injured After DUI Crash In Lake Wales

    Lake Wales, Florida – On November 13, 2014, Lake Wales Police officers responded to a crash at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Seaboard Ave. Upon arrival officers met with the drivers and passengers of the vehicles. Vehicle 2 was traveling North on MLK and vehicle 1 pulled out in front of it from Seaboard Ave. An officer spoke to all the parties of vehicle 2 and then moved on to vehicle 1. Upon first contact with the driver of vehicle 1 (Jonathan Mack) the officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him and notice…

  • 15 Yr Old Eric Davis a member of the Lake Wales JROTC returns the American Legion Post #71 Chaplain bible to Greg Stadthagen, commander of post #71 honor guard.

    Veteran Gets Lost Bible Back Thanks To Lake Wales JROTC Member

    Lake Wales, Florida – On Saturday, November 8, fifteen year old Eric Davis was with a friend when he saw something in the road at the intersection of Scenic Hwy & Chalet Suzanne Rd. He knew it was a book of some kind so he carefully negotiated traffic to go and pick it up. It turned out to be a bible. This wasn’t any ordinary bible. This one had a hand made white cover with a patch on the front (said Honor Guard) and a patch with scripture on the back. The young man would joke later on that he…

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    Library-Con & International Games Day Coming To Lake Wales Library

    Lake Wales, Florida – The Lake Wales Public Library invites comic fans, manga lovers, superhero fanatics and Science Fiction fiends to attend Library-Con & International Games Day, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. Booths, exhibits and presentations will be held throughout the library. The crew from Orlando’s official Star Trek Club, U.S.S. Haven NCC-55459 will be present in full costume to answer questions and participate in activities. Come dressed in your best comic, manga, sci-fi or superhero contest. Library-Con will include a costume contest at 1:00 p.m. hosted by celebrity show host, Marc B. Lee. DailyRidge.Com is sponsoring…

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    Our Childrens Academy & Our Childrens Charitable Fund Reopens its Capital Campaign

    Our Children’s Academy, Lake Wales, FL Our Children’s Academy & Our Children’s Charitable Fund reopens its Capital Campaign. Long-time supporter, Ben Hill Griffin III donated $250,000.00 to be used for new construction. Pictured left to right are John Updike, Ben Hill Griffin III, Steve Whitaker (new Executive Director) and Pat Cain. John Updike & Pat Cain are 2 of the Founders of the Capital Campaign for Our Children’s Charitable Fund.

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Lake Wales Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Sears

Aug 1, 2014

Lake Wales, Florida – Lake Wales Police responded to the Lake Wales Sears in reference to a retail theft. Robert Croft and Sherry Lynn Croft were both arrested for retail theft. The stolen and recovered merchandise was valued $103.70. Both Robert and Sherry were transported to Lake Wales PD for booking procedures then transported to Polk County Jail.

Couple Arrested For Organized Retail Crime

Winter Haven Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Mulitiple Locations

Aug 1, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit detectives received information about two subjects taking property from the Publix Supermarket located at 4730 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland.  The subjects, 32-year-old Dalma Serrano, DOB 05/18/1982, 2120 Kings Crossing Street SW, Winter Haven, and 43-year-old Marcus White, 05/26/1971, 3420 Avenue T, NW, Winter Haven, were being detained by store loss prevention personnel after attempting to leave the store with merchandise they had not paid for and that they had attempted to conceal.  A silver, 2000, Pontiac Grand Am, was located at the nearby Starbuck’s parking lot.  Inside,…

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Facebook Down Crashes August 1, 2014

Aug 1, 2014

Around 12pm August 1, 2014 Facebook was down for Millions of users across the United States. Facebook users got the following message   The outage has been going on and off for about a half hour now.

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POLK STATE LAKE WALES – TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO

Polk State Lake Wales Art Center  Free Event tonight from 5 to 7 PM.

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UPDATE ON WARRANT FOR DANGEROUS FELON – LECKSON CINEUS HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

UPDATE ON WARRANT FOR DANGEROUS FELON – LECKSON CINEUS  In a cooridnated effort between the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Winter Haven Police, 19 year-old Leckson Cineus was taken into custody at his sister’s Orlando home on Nov. 14, 2014. Winter Haven Police obtained a warrant for Cineus’ arrest  after he was identified as the shooter in a drive-by shooting in Winter Haven on Oct. 20, 2014. Cineus was taken into custody on Nov. 14, 2014 and ultimately brought back to the Polk County Jail where he remains without bond.**Original Release on Oct. 23, 2014 **WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Police have…

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One Person Killed On 80 Foot Road

Bartow, Florida – PCSO Traffic deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crashtoday that resulted in a fatality. Preliminary information is as follows: Around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014, PCSO received a call in reference to an overturned vehicle found near the 1000 block of 80 Foot Road in Bartow. When first responders arrived on-scene, they located an overturned 2000 silver Chevrolet Tahoe with a deceased adult female pinned underneath. According to the investigation so far, it appears the crash occurred sometime after 1:00 a.m. and a few hours before it was discovered. The vehicle appears to have been heading northbound on 80 Foot Road…