April 21, 2014

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Why is Good Friday Good? -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released -

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

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  • Good Friday

    Why is Good Friday Good?

    By Carl Fish Lake Wales, Florida – Good Friday is the day on which Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified. He, a man, flesh & blood, was hung from a cross by nails in his feet and hands, with a crown of thorns on his head. They whipped him, spat upon him and beat  him with their fists. They humiliated him and even his friends betrayed him and forsake him. He was made to carry the cross he would later be  nailed to and they tempted him with vinegar wine mixed with “gall”, something scholars say may have been bitter…

  • Fiery Accident On Hwy 60 April 18, 2014

    Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released

      Updated Info: The identity of the semi-truck driver: Luis Angel Acosta, DOB 5/12/1958, of  Brandywine Court in Clermont. The identity of the deceased Mercedes driver: Armondo Casanova, DOB 9/9/1978, of  South Church Ave in Tampa The roadway was closed for 7 hours. No charges are pending.   Preliminary information is as follows: Lake Wales, Florida – Just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, April 17, 2014, a semi-tractor trailer heading eastbound collided with a Mercedes which was heading westbound. The collision occurred in the eastbound lane. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The semi driver was uninjured. The driver of…

  • 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

  • peanutbutter pie

    COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie

    Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 40 min Prep: 4 hr 40 min YIELD: 1 pie   ingredients 1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookies 1 cup peanut butter, in all 1/4 pound cream cheese 3/4 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts 2 3/4 cups heavy cream, in all 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine the cookie crust with 1/4 cup of the peanut butter. Combine the mixture thoroughly and press into a 9-inch springform pan. Bake the…

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Winter Haven Man Killed In Auburndale Motorcycle Crash Identified

Apr 3, 2014

Auburndale, Florida – At approximately 11:01 am, on Thursday, April 03, 2014, a 2003, white Chevrolet Van, driven by 29-year-old Joseph A. Lemay, Candle Light Loop, Lake Wales, was traveling north bound on the two lane section of SR 559 approaching the intersection of CR 559A in Auburndale. Based on roadway evidence, vehicle inspections, and interviews, Lemay, pulled into the right hand turn lane. However, Lemay realized he was turning the wrong way and made a left to turn onto CR 559A. At approximately the same time, 68-year-old David M. Kuehl, Okaloosa Road, Winter Haven, operating a 2009 black Harley…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – APRIL 3, 2014

Apr 3, 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. JERNIGAN, SHERRI Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 9/28/1976 Height: 506     Weight: 190 Charges:  LEAVE SCENE ACC W/INJ INFO/FILED Bond $1000 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of DailyRidge.Com or…

84 Year Old Woman Crashes Car Through The Front of CVS Narrowly Missing a Customer

Apr 3, 2014

An 84 year-old woman crashed her vehicle through the front of CVS in Winter Haven narrowly missing a customer inside and causing an estimated $65,000 in damages. On 4-2-14 at 4:43 p.m., Margaret Underwood (DOB 5-14-29, 1941 Manor Circle SE, Winter Haven) drove her husband to CVS (970 SR 540, Winter Haven) in their 2008 Chevy Impala. Underwood stayed in the car while her husband went inside.  When he came back out of the store, Underwood began backing out of the parking space when she struck a Chevrolet Suburban that was driving in the parking lot. Underwood’s husband immediately went…

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Lake Wales

Fiery Accident On Hwy 60 April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released

  Updated Info: The identity of the semi-truck driver: Luis Angel Acosta, DOB 5/12/1958, of  Brandywine Court in Clermont. The identity of the deceased Mercedes driver: Armondo Casanova, DOB 9/9/1978, of  South Church Ave in Tampa The roadway was closed for 7 hours. No charges are pending.   Preliminary information is as follows: Lake Wales, Florida – Just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, April 17, 2014, a semi-tractor trailer heading eastbound collided with a Mercedes which was heading westbound. The collision occurred in the eastbound lane. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The semi driver was uninjured. The driver of…

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…