July 3, 2015

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Update on Fatal Fire That Happened Tuesday Morning in Davenport -

Thursday, July 2, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JULY 2, 2015 -

Thursday, July 2, 2015

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 2, 1937 – AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARS -

Thursday, July 2, 2015

John G Reger of St. Cloud Turned Himself in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thunder On The Ridge Haines City’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Haines City Shooting Suspect In Custody After Alleged Attempted Murder -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do You Want to Get Away But Can’t Leave Town? -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 30, 2015 -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Polk County Fire Rescue on Scene of a Fatal Fire -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Listing Featured on RidgeClassifieds.com – 1989 Kawasaki Custom Built -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It’s that time of year again!!! You need to get your A/C system checked and cleaned by the professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning. -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

St. Cloud Man Wanted in Winter Haven For Attacking 20-Year-Old After Offering a Ride -

Monday, June 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 29, 2015 -

Monday, June 29, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : FOURTH OF JULY FLAG LASAGNA -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lake Wales Company Fishing For Business With Florida SBDC At USF -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Auburndale Police have Identified and Arrested Hit and Run Driver -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty – Dog Appeared To Be Eating Dirt -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun Friday – Opening July 1st in the Florida Mall – The Crayola Experience -

Friday, June 26, 2015

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – KNOW THE LAW – Q & A WITH OUELLETTE LAW FIRM -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Inclement Weather A Factor In Crash That Kills Polk Woman -

Friday, June 26, 2015

15 Year Old Auburndale Boy Dies In Tragic Car Accident

Polk City, Florida – A two-vehicle crash occurred late Friday night at approximately 10:25 p.m. on Mt. Olive Road about a ¼ mile west of Berkley Road, Polk City. The crash resulted in one fatality and two others injured. A 1999 Silver GMC Yukon was being driven by 18-year-old Caleb M. Atchison of Auburndale eastbound on Mount Olive Road, approximately ¼ mile west of Berkley Road, Polk City. As Yukon was negotiating a curve to the left the rear end appeared to have lost traction. The Yukon began to rotate counter clockwise and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane….

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Easter Egg Hunts Happening in Polk County! Check them out!

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Easter Egg Hunts Happening in Polk County! Check them out! April 04 Easter Egg Hunt Ft. Meade Outdoor Recreation Area, U.S. 98 E. on Peace River, Ft. Meade 9 am SHARP April 04 Easter Egg Hunt Hunt Fountain Park, 2020 Duff Road, Lakeland 9 am SHARP April 04 Easter Egg Hunt Mary Norma Campbell Resource Center, 2226 Karen Street, Lake Wales 9 am SHARP April 04 Easter Egg Hunt Medulla Resource Center, 1049 Parker Road, Lakeland 9 am SHARP April 04 Easter Egg Hunt Northeast Regional Park, 50901 US Highway 27, Davenport 9 am SHARP April 04 Easter Egg Hunt…

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School Bus Attendant From Lake Wales Arrested For Negligent Child Abuse

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Lake Wales, Florida  – Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014, PCSO Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 52-year-old Clara McGriff of Lake Wales on a warrant charging her with one count Negligent Child Abuse (F-3). McGriff is employed by the Polk County School Board as a school bus attendant, and has been charged with child abuse for physically assaulting a special needs child who has been diagnost with Autism & suffers from ADD, ADHD & Explosive Behavior Disorder on the bus. She was booked into the Polk County Jail and will have a first appearance hearing on Friday, December 12th. According to a…

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Overturned Tractor Trailer Cause Traffic Delays On I-4

Polk City, Florida – This morning at 5:00 AM, a tractor trailer hauling sand overturned following a traffic crash.  A large volume of sand was ejected onto the roadway along Interstate 4 near the 44 milepost, between State Roads 557 and 559.  Traffic was diverted at Exit 48 while crews worked to remove the obstruction. Update:  the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 have been reopened; the westbound exit ramp to SR-559 remains closed (Exit 44 – Polk City).

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Information Sought in Whereabouts of 47-year Benjamin Skeen

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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. 47-year Benjamin Skeen, (last known address of 2719 Abilene Trail Polk City) is wanted for burglary with assault/battery, tampering in felony 1st degree proceeding, false imprisonment (domestic violence), domestic battery by strangulation, violation of injunction-repeat sex/date violence, battery (domestic violence), resisting without violence. Skeen is also on bond for lewd lascivious behavior-victim 12YOA up to 16YOA, sexual assault by custodian sexual battery victim 12YOA under 18YOA. Skeen has been in state prison three previous times. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Brett Bulman at 863-499-2400, or 863-298-6200. ANYONE WITH…

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After 27 Years An Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Murder of Karen Watson

Karen Watson was stabbed multiple times in 1987. A suspect In her death, Carl McCauley has been arrested.

Winter Haven, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office a 37 year old murder has a suspect.On March 24, 1987, Karen Watson, 41, was found murdered inside her residence, located in between Lake Alfred and Polk City. The crime scene was located about one mile from Interstate 4. The victim was found on her living room couch and had been stabbed several times. The victim was brutally murdered between 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m and was found by her husband when he returned home from running a business errand.  She was the mother of three sons. Watson was stabbed multiple times. According…

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Polk City Couple Living in Filthy Home Arrested for Child Neglect, Animal Cruelty, Marijuana Possession

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28-year-old Dustin Deck and 27-year-old Katie Renner of 5653 Viburnum Ct., Polk City. Deck is charged with child neglect (2 counts), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic violence battery, and assault on a law enforcement officer. Renner is charged with child neglect (2 counts), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, animal cruelty (15 counts), battery on a law enforcement officer, and tampering with evidence. Polk City Couple living in filthy home arrested for child neglect, animal cruelty, marijuana possession Two children, 1 ½ and 5, placed with relative, DCF investigating 28-year-old Dustin Deck and 27-year-old Katie Renner…

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