January 28, 2015

Headlines Now:

PCSO Working Home Invasion In Auburndale -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Friday, January 23, 2015

MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday – Central Florida Rum and Food Experience 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop -

Friday, January 23, 2015

PCSO & LWPD Currently Working Situation Near John’s Appliance On Hwy 27 S. -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Witnesses Report Plane Struck Lakeland Warehouse Building & Burst Into Flames -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hwy 27 Totally Blocked In Sebring After Rollover Accident and Onlooker Accident -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Hotel Owner Finds Tree Stump That Looks Like E.T. -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ridgeclassifieds.com Listing: Recently Forclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

UPDATE: Traffic Fatality On US Hwy 17 Blocking Lanes -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Robbery Investigation at a Local Motel -

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HEALTH INSURANCE DEADLINE LOOMS -

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Preventing Injuries for the Throwing Athlete, Part II -

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Overturned Semi Blocking E. Johnson Ave. In Haines City -

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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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Updated: 5 Yr Old & Both Parents Killed In Tragic Accident InPolk City

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  8:50pm Update: The two girls who were airlifted to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital had surgery today, and are both expected to make full recoveries. The 3-month-old baby girl was released from LRMC, and brought to Arnold Palmer by DCF to be with her siblings and grandfather who is there. Polk City, Florida – PCSO is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Polk City that occurred around 10 minutes after midnight this morning (March 11, 2014), at the intersection of SR 33 (AKA Commonwealth Ave) and Deen Still Road in Polk City. Preliminary information is as follows: It appears a passenger…

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Update: One Person Killed & Child Airlifted In Serious Condition

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Polk City, Florida – Around 3:00 p.m. today (December 25, 2013) a gold 2005 Honda CRV being driven 20-year-old Nidaeus Sierra (male) from Polk City was traveling northbound on SR 33 North near the intersection with Grimes Road in Polk City when Sierra had to brake hard to avoid hitting a car that had stopped suddenly in front of him. At that time, a burgundy 1999 GMC Yukon that was behind the Honda heading northbound and being driven by 28-year-old Sheena Star of Lakeland swerved to the right and into the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid hitting the Honda….

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