November 24, 2014

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175 Teenagers Out Serving The Lake Wales Community This Week -

Monday, November 24, 2014

Frostproof Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Threatened to Shoot Deputies -

Monday, November 24, 2014

Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations -

Monday, November 24, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 24, 2014 -

Monday, November 24, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – GRANDMA’S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE -

Monday, November 24, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 21, 2014 -

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bartow Police Investigating Death of Truck Driver Early This Morning -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rollover Accident In Lakeland Blocking Ingraham Avenue & Rose St. -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Region High School Under Lockdown After Fighting -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 20, 2014 -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

US Congressman From Polk County Slams President Obama’s Amnesty Plan -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gunman Shoots 3 People At Florida State University -

Thursday, November 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 19, 2014 -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? The Answer May Be Frog Juice -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lakeland Police Are Asking for Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Person -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2014 -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“Jeepin With Judd” Charity Event Set for February 6-7, 2015 -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

North Central Land Fill & Garbage Collection Service Closed For Thanksgiving -

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fed Ex Bringing 438 Jobs To North East Polk County – Investing 52 Million Dollars -

Monday, November 17, 2014

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  • Lake Wales Teenagers participating in the 2014 Thanksliving Camp.

    175 Teenagers Out Serving The Lake Wales Community This Week

    Lake Wales, Florida – One hundred and seventy-five!  Can you believe that one hundred and seventy-five teenagers from the Lake Wales area are giving up a few of their vacation days from school to serve their community? The students, 6th graders through 12th graders, will be delivering Thanksgiving baskets to the needy in the Lake Wales community. They will also be visiting and doing crafts with seniors at the local nursing homes. The students also will be doing random acts of kindness for the next few days. The 175 teenagers are being housed at Lake Aurora Christian Camp. They will…

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    Frostproof Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Threatened to Shoot Deputies

    On Friday evening, November 21, 2014, PCSO deputies thwarted a Frostproof man’s efforts to shoot them during an altercation at the man’s home. According to the affidavit around midnight that evening PCSO received a call in reference to a physical domestic disturbance at 61 Lake Lane in Frostproof. The suspect, 44-year-old Tommy Lee Parker, pushed and punched a woman and confined her to a bedroom in the home. The woman and her daughter were eventually able to escape from the house and call PCSO for assistance. After they fled, the suspect armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition….

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    Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations

    Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations   From Thursday, November 20th through Saturday, November 22, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force detectives, with assistance from Retail Alliance Partners Lowes, Bealls, Publix, Target, and Walmart, arrested 37 people during an investigation targeting those who commit retail theft.  Detectives worked in retail stores and parking lots in order to disrupt and apprehend shoplifters. Of the 37 suspects arrested, 26 committed retail theft – 22 adults and 4 juveniles. After selecting and concealing the merchandise, these suspects exited the businesses, and passed…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 24, 2014

    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 Kincaid Alarm Company.        FLEMING, KAMILIA  YVETTE Race: B    Sex: F    DOB: 3/15/1988 Height: 503     Weight: 180  Charges:  LARC-POSS RECEIVE RETAIN STOLEN CREDIT DEBIT CARD Bond $1000,  LARC-PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS Bond $500 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the…

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    COOKING ON THE RIDGE – GRANDMA’S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

    Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole Ingredients Original recipe makes 10 servings 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 cup onion, diced 1 cup sour cream 3 (14.5 ounce) cans French style green beans, drained 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup crumbled buttery round crackers 1 tablespoon butter, melted PREP 15 mins COOK 40 mins READY IN 55 mins   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for one minute. Stir in the salt, sugar, onion, and sour cream. Add green beans, and stir to coat. Transfer the mixture…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Nov 13, 2014

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 Kincaid Alarm Company.        RODRIGUEZ, CANDY  Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 1/20/1983 Height: 500     Weight: 100  Charges:   RESIST OFFICER-OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE Surety $500, DISORDERLY INTOX-DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE Surety $250 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…

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UPDATE: MISSING AND ENDANGRED ADULT FOUND

Nov 13, 2014

Update: *** CANCELLATION OF LOCAL SIVER ALERT ***51 year-old Thomas Cronin has been located in Lakeland and is currently receiving medical treatment.Thank you to everone who helped get this message out.   Original Release: ** MISSING AND ENDANGRED ADULT **Local Silver Alert IssuedWinter Haven Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 51 year-old Thomas Cronin. Mr. Cronin suffers from Autism, dementia, traumatic brain injury and seizures. Yesterday (11-12-14) at approximately 2:45 p.m., Mr. Cronin was taken to the Sweet Center, located on First St. S, for an appointment and he fled from his care taker. He was last seen headed west…

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S® 2014

Nov 13, 2014

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S® 2014 650 of Polk County Residents are Raising Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research   WHAT: 650 Polk County residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.   Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will be able to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services.  Each walker will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.   WHEN: November 15, 2014 Registration begins: 9:00 a.m. Walk begins at…

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Lake Wales Teenagers participating in the 2014 Thanksliving Camp.

175 Teenagers Out Serving The Lake Wales Community This Week

Lake Wales, Florida – One hundred and seventy-five!  Can you believe that one hundred and seventy-five teenagers from the Lake Wales area are giving up a few of their vacation days from school to serve their community? The students, 6th graders through 12th graders, will be delivering Thanksgiving baskets to the needy in the Lake Wales community. They will also be visiting and doing crafts with seniors at the local nursing homes. The students also will be doing random acts of kindness for the next few days. The 175 teenagers are being housed at Lake Aurora Christian Camp. They will…

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Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations

Organized Retail Theft Investigation “Operation Holiday Heist” Results in 37 Arrests, Uncovers Counterfeiting Operations   From Thursday, November 20th through Saturday, November 22, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force detectives, with assistance from Retail Alliance Partners Lowes, Bealls, Publix, Target, and Walmart, arrested 37 people during an investigation targeting those who commit retail theft.  Detectives worked in retail stores and parking lots in order to disrupt and apprehend shoplifters. Of the 37 suspects arrested, 26 committed retail theft – 22 adults and 4 juveniles. After selecting and concealing the merchandise, these suspects exited the businesses, and passed…

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POLK STATE LAKE WALES – TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO

Polk State Lake Wales Art Center  Free Event tonight from 5 to 7 PM.

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UPDATE ON WARRANT FOR DANGEROUS FELON – LECKSON CINEUS HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

UPDATE ON WARRANT FOR DANGEROUS FELON – LECKSON CINEUS  In a cooridnated effort between the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Winter Haven Police, 19 year-old Leckson Cineus was taken into custody at his sister’s Orlando home on Nov. 14, 2014. Winter Haven Police obtained a warrant for Cineus’ arrest  after he was identified as the shooter in a drive-by shooting in Winter Haven on Oct. 20, 2014. Cineus was taken into custody on Nov. 14, 2014 and ultimately brought back to the Polk County Jail where he remains without bond.**Original Release on Oct. 23, 2014 **WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Police have…