September 16, 2014

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man Drags Two WHPD Officers After Beating & Strangling Carjacking Victim -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Mashed Potatoes -

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Festival of Wreaths at the Polk County History Center -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Single Car Crash Fatality -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun Friday – The Florida Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Davenport Man Arrested Three Times During Computer Crimes Investigation -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget What Happened that Day on September 11, 2001 -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Day in History – September 11, 2001 Bush learns of attack on World Trade Center -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Polk Deputies Working Murder Suicide -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Could Exercise Before School Help Children With ADHD -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Great Dane Ate 43 1/2 Socks -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Suspect in Sonic Robbery -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5th Annual Honoring Our Heroes – Remembering the Day Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 6 p.m. Central Park, Winter Haven Florida -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Haines City Woman Arrested on Grand Theft and Forgery After Using Fraudulent USPS Money Orders at a Local Bank -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Burglary Suspects Kick In Door of Lake Wales -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Couple of Tropical Disturbances To Watch In The Atlantic -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This Day in History : September 9, 1939: Audiences are Treated to surprise preview of Gone with the Wind -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck On Spirit Lake Rd. -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

77 Year Old Man Uninjured after a Strong Armed Robbery in His Home -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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    Send Us Your Football Fan Photos!

    DailyRidge.com is looking for your your football fan photos. If you live and breathe football and can’t wait for the big game, we want to see! Whether you’re planning the biggest party or have your house decked out in your team’s colors, or you’re showing your pride in ways we can’t even imagine — send us a photo to [email protected] and you could be featured on our site.

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    Man Drags Two WHPD Officers After Beating & Strangling Carjacking Victim

    Winter Haven, Florida – Two Winter Haven Police Officers were dragged by a vehicle after a 26 year-old man recently released from prison assaulted a 17 year-old and carjacked her vehicle. The victim received minor injuries and both officers were uninjured. On 9-14-14 at approximately 4 p.m., 26 year-old Kelly B. Washington, IV (DOB 5-28-88, 8640 Jamestown Dr., Winter Haven) called the 17 year-old victim to pick him up near McDonalds on Ave. D and Lake Howard Dr. The victim knew Washington as a friend through her sister. He asked to be taken to the Winter Haven Police Department because…

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    Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Ingredients 1 pound small fingerling potatoes2 cloves garlicKosher salt4 1/2 -inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)2 teaspoons chopped fresh sageFreshly ground pepper1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges2 Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch pieces3/4 cup apple cider1/4 cup buttermilk Directions Put the potatoes and garlic in a saucepan, cover with cold water and season with salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then uncover and continue cooking until tender, about 15 minutes. Cover and set aside.Meanwhile, rub both sides of the pork chops with the sage, and salt and pepper to taste….

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    2014 Festival of Wreaths at the Polk County History Center

    2014 Festival of Wreaths at the Polk County History Center   Bartow, Fla. (September 15, 2014) – The Polk County History Center seeks organizations, individuals and businesses to decorate wreaths for the 2014 Festival of Wreaths at the Polk County History Center.   The History Center is proud to again host the Festival of Wreaths.  The wreaths will be displayed in the History Center from Nov. 21 through Dec. 13, with extended viewing hours on Nov. 21.  The wreaths will be sold via silent auction, with all proceeds benefitting the History Center.    The History Center will have 24-inch evergreen wreaths…

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    Single Car Crash Fatality

    On Friday, September 12th at approximately3:30 pm, Heather Ann McPhail was driving her 2002 Buick Rendezvous west on Central Avenue between U.S. 27 and S.R. 60. She lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road striking an oak tree.  Mrs. McPhail died on scene as a result of the injuries she sustained from the impact.  There was no one else in the vehicle and her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash. Mrs. McPhail was 24 years of age and from Alturas.  Officers were able to locate and notify her family. This is an ongoing investigation. …

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Mother Arrested After 21 Month Old Twins Found Unattended By Busy Roadway

Sep 5, 2014

A Winter Haven Detective made a startling discovery this morning when 21 month-old twins were found alone on the side of a two-lane road she was travelling on. The babies were dirty, but unharmed. The mother, 24 year-old Hilda Rodriquez is now behind bars for child neglect.On 9-4-14 at approximately 9:14 a.m., the Detective was traveling in the 3000 block of West Lake Hamilton Dr. when she spotted two toddler girls playing in the dirt at the edge of the roadway.  The speed limit on this stretch of road is 45 MPH.When the Detective stopped her unmarked department-issued vehicle, one…

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Murder Suspect May Have Kidnapped 4 Year Old

Sep 5, 2014

Update: Mass Murder Suspect (from Pasco County) Adam Matos Is In Custody! 4 year old boy Ismael Tristan Satisteban found safe! The boy was found at the Floridian in downtown Tampa. Yesterday morning Deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check on a home located at 7719 Hatteras Drive, to search for 4-year-old Ismael Tristan Satisteban. When the child was not located, deputies began searching the surrounding area and that’s when they made the gruesome discovery of four adult bodies. The unidentified bodies were that of two females and two males, according to officials. Authorities are searching…

Comedian Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK  – Entertainment legend, comedian and red-carpet spitfire Joan Rivers has died at 81 after several days on life support at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City. Rivers was rushed to Mt. Sinai from a Manhattan doctor’s office Aug. 28 when she suffered complications during an outpatient throat surgery. The “Fashion Police” star had stopped breathing during the procedure, according to the New York Fire Department. Born Joan Alexandra Molinksy in 1933, the Brooklyn native graduated from Barnard College and worked various odd jobs before breaking into show business. The entertainer has logged a half-century in show business…

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Single Car Crash Fatality

On Friday, September 12th at approximately3:30 pm, Heather Ann McPhail was driving her 2002 Buick Rendezvous west on Central Avenue between U.S. 27 and S.R. 60. She lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road striking an oak tree.  Mrs. McPhail died on scene as a result of the injuries she sustained from the impact.  There was no one else in the vehicle and her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash. Mrs. McPhail was 24 years of age and from Alturas.  Officers were able to locate and notify her family. This is an ongoing investigation. …

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Lake Wales Medical Center Seeks New Volunteers

  Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales Medical Center has an immediate need for volunteers in the gift shop and the front lobby desks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete an application, submit a letter of recommendation, and pass a background and drug screening. Top applicants will be interviewed, and available positions will be filled based on best fit for the available positions.  Not all applicants will be brought on as volunteers. Those selected must submit to a background test and drug screening. Hospital volunteers receive a free meal ticket for the hospital cafeteria for each 4-hour…

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Burglary Suspects Kick In Door of Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida – An alarm call at a home on W Lake Wales Rd S around 1:45pm today lead PCSO to a burglary scene. Deputies arrived & saw door kicked in. A witnesses was able to give deputies a description of the suspect vehicle.  Currently deputies are searching for the vehicle.  Crime scene investigators are processing the scene. At this time further details have not been released.  We will update this article if more information becomes available.

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Is Your Child Struggling In School – Local School May Be The Answer

Lake Wales, Florida – Is your child struggling in school academically, behaviorally, or socially? If so, Our Children’s Academy could be the best place for your child! Our Children’s Academy & Middle Academy are non-profit learning centers serving students with a variety of special needs; Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Spina Bifada, Down’s syndrome and many more. They specialize with children on the Autism Spectrum; children with physical disabilities, children with behavior challenges and children with physical impairment. Some are pre-K children with developmental disabilities transition to regular/mainstream kindergarten after experiencing the specialized intervention provided by Our…