March 3, 2015

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Hit & Run Semi Leaves Lake Wales Woman In Critical Condition -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lakeland Police Department is Looking for Christian Cancel – Missing Runaway call 863-834-6900 With Any Info on His Location. -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cooking on The Ridge: Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies -

Monday, March 2, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 2, 2015 -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Missing Teen in Haines City! Have you seen Shania Hawthorne? -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Haines City Police Department Hosts USPCA -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Highlands County Sheriff’s Detectives are Requesting Assistance From The Public to Locate Ellen Jane Bivens -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Polk County Sheriffs Office Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lakeland Police Department Needs Help Locating 2012 Homicide Suspect Tyrone Davis -

Monday, March 2, 2015

LPD Officers Shoot & Kill Sexual Predator Wanted For Allegedly Raping Woman -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – FEBRUARY 26, 2015 -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Receives Its Ninth Professional Accreditation -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake Wales Medical Center Offers Help With Special Enrollment Period -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake Wales Police Charge Man With DUI -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lakeland Police Needs To Identify This Strong Arm Robbery Suspect -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Can you ID this Grand Theft Suspect In Lakeland -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Schedule an Appointment at The Oasis Spa For a Facial and Love the Skin You’re In! -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lake Alfred Man Dies From Apparent Self-inflicted Gunshot -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 30-Minute-Or-Less E.R. Service Pledge from Lake Wales Medical Center -

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bone Valley’s Opening Weekend Was a Success -

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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  • Hit & Run Semi Leaves Lake Wales Woman In Critical Condition

    The Lake Wales Police Department is working a hit and run traffic crash which occurred this morning in the intersection of SR60 and Hunt Brothers Rd at 5:56 a.m. Polly Swindel, a 68 year old Lake Wales resident, was traveling northbound on Hunt Brothers Rd. Swindel, who was driving a 2004 Suzuki Aerio, had a red traffic signal and preceded into the intersection of SR60 and Hunt Brothers Rd without stopping. As she entered the intersection she collided into the side of an unknown make and model semi truck and trailer. The semi, which had a green traffic signal, was…

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    Lakeland Police Department is Looking for Christian Cancel – Missing Runaway call 863-834-6900 With Any Info on His Location.

    LPD looking for Christian Cancel – Missing Runaway call 834-6900 with any info on his location.   Missing Runaway Christian Jose Cancel HM, 5’5”, 135 lbs. Black Hair, Black Eyes DOB 6/17/01 LKA: 5025 Spanish Oaks Boulevard Christian was last seen at 5025 Spanish Oaks Boulevard on March 1, 2015, at approximately 9:30 p.m. He was wearing a black sweater and jeans. Christian has a scar on the back of his head in his hair. Christian has ADHD, however, according to his mother; he does not need or take his medication. He does not have a criminal history. Anyone with…

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    Cooking on The Ridge: Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies

    Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies   Makes 16 sandwich cookies Prep and Cook:50 Minutes Chill and Cool:2 Hours, 30 Minutes Cookies 10 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 tablespoons flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans GANACHE 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream   Preparation 1. Make cookies: Put chopped chocolates and butter in a metal bowl and set bowl over (not touching) simmering water in…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 2, 2015

    Every weekday  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. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by polkmugshot.com.       HARDMAN, BAYLY  LYN  Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 12/8/1995 Height: 504     Weight: 165 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:   BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE  Surety $2500 PTR Cond of Bond, DV BATTERY Surety $5000 PTR Cond of Bond,   AGGRAV ASSLT – WEAPON-W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTE Surety $2500 PTR Cond of Bond, DV  AGGRAV ASSLT – WEAPON-W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTE Surety $5000 PTR…

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    Missing Teen in Haines City! Have you seen Shania Hawthorne?

    HAINES CITY – The Haines City Police Department is requesting the help of the Central Florida community to assist in locating a missing juvenile.  Her name is Shania Hawthorne and she is 15 years old.  She is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds.  She was last seen at the Trinity Worship Center, located at 2795 N 10th Street in Haines City on February 22, 2015 at approximately 1pm.  She was last seen wearing black jeans and a pink t-shirt with a black letter A on the back.  Investigators believe Shania may possibly be in the area of West…

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One Person Killed At Triple Canopy Ranch Today

Feb 22, 2015

Lake Wales, Florida – At approximately 1:43 pm, on Sunday, February 23, 2015, 22-year-old Anthony Joseph Veloce of Melbourne was ejected from the back of a pickup truck he had been riding, along with several other individuals. The 2002 Chevrolet S2500 pickup was driven by 19-year-old Jimmie Yunck, Jr., of Loxahatchee.    The incident occurred at Triple Canopy Ranch located at 16950 CR 630A, Frostproof, a business where visitors pay admission to go “off road” driving.   Yunck was driving from one mud pit to another when Veloce, and 21-year-old Samantha Davis of Fort Pierce, fell out of the bed of the…

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Alleged Child Porn Suspect Takes His Own Life

Feb 22, 2015

Lakeland, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives are currently conducting a death investigation of 56-year-old David Wayne Cahill, DOB 06/24/1958, 6120 Andrea Drive, Lakeland.     At approximately 12:30 pm, on Sunday, February 22, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes detectives responded to the Andrea Drive residence to execute a search warrant for possession and distribution of child pornography.   Deputies learned someone at the residence downloaded and distributed 10 files containing images of prepubescent girls, between the ages of 7 -10 years of age, in varying stages of undress.  A search warrant for the address was obtained and deputies responded Sunday afternoon…

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Motorcyclist Medivaced After Accident On Scenic Hwy In Frostproof

Feb 22, 2015

Frostproof, Florida – According to the Polk County Fire Rescue an accident occurred this afternoon on Scenic Hwy  at the intersection of Murray road. The call came in to PCFD at 2:05 pm. According to PCFD spokesperson, Jeremy Maready, one victim was flown to Lakeland Regional. The accident involved a motorcycle & car. No other injuries were reported. The Florida Highway Patrol was at scene and we are awaiting a report for more information.

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Hit & Run Semi Leaves Lake Wales Woman In Critical Condition

The Lake Wales Police Department is working a hit and run traffic crash which occurred this morning in the intersection of SR60 and Hunt Brothers Rd at 5:56 a.m. Polly Swindel, a 68 year old Lake Wales resident, was traveling northbound on Hunt Brothers Rd. Swindel, who was driving a 2004 Suzuki Aerio, had a red traffic signal and preceded into the intersection of SR60 and Hunt Brothers Rd without stopping. As she entered the intersection she collided into the side of an unknown make and model semi truck and trailer. The semi, which had a green traffic signal, was…

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Polk County Sheriffs Office Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges

PCSO Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges During the month of February 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Computer Crimes detectives, a Central Florida ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) affiliate, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), conducted investigations, served search warrants, and made 12 arrests during an undercover investigation focusing on the promotion, possession, and distribution of child pornography. Ten of the arrests were for possession and distribution of child pornography, one of the arrests was for sexual battery on a minor, and one of the arrests was for other charges. One of…

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HENDERSON SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER

HENDERSON SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC   Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales Medical Center’s Employee of the Month for January is House Supervisor Shani Henderson. Shani has been with the hospital since July 2013. In nominating her, a coworker wrote, “Shani Henderson is truly an asset to our organization. She is honest, hardworking and fair. Shani is not afraid to jump in and help at any time. She never stops running around the hospital at night, assisting where she can.  Shani understands patient satisfaction, and has been a leader in our organization to promote patient satisfaction and…

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Lake Wales Medical Center Offers Help With Special Enrollment Period

LWMC OFFERS HELP WITH SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD   Lake Wales, FL – If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30, the government will open a special enrollment period. By obtaining 2015 coverage before April 30, you may avoid paying a tax penalty in 2015 – and you will have health insurance that will help cover your family in the event of injury or illness. Just…