September 30, 2014

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Conducting Poinciana Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This Day in History – September 30, 1868 – First Volume of Little Women is Published -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Banana’s Foster Bread -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Charge Lakeland Man with Kathleen Road Hit-and Run -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Multiple Victims In Haines City Shooting -

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Homicide Detectives With PCSO Working Hit & Run Fatality -

Friday, September 26, 2014

This Day In History – September 25, 1970 – The Partridge Family Premiers on ABC Television -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Winter Haven PD Looking for Suspect Who Threatened Store Clerk -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Little Stolen Pig Returned to GJHS – One Suspect In Custody, One At Large -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Help WHPD By Identifying These Two Women -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tony Stewart Won’t Be Charged in Death of Kevin Ward Jr. -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

John Aaron Parkerson Has Been Captured in Brandon -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD INCREASED: Information Sought In Hit-And-Run Investigation in Clubhouse Road in Lakeland -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eight Men Arrested During Undercover Vice Operation in Winter Haven -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PCSO Deputies are Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Suspect Who Stole a Baby Pig from George Jenkins High School Ag Barn -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Four Charged With Selling Alcohol to Minors in Lake Wales -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Polk County GIS Day Organizers Seek Event Exhibitors -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – September 23, 1875 – Billy The Kid Is Arrested For The First Time -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One Person Medi-Vac’ed From Accident In Bartow This Morning -

Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Conducting Poinciana Fatal Crash Investigation

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Conducting Kissimmee Fatal Crash Investigation At approximately 5:39 am, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 60-year-old Robert Lee Heery, DOB 08/17/1954, Lake Henry Drive, Winter Haven, was traveling east on Cypress Parkway on a 2007 black Harley Davidson motorcycle.  As he approached San Clemente Avenue, one of the Solivita Community entrances, 68-year-old Edward Foster, DOB 09/27/1948, Bella Vienna Road, Kissimmee, was exiting the neighborhood in a 2009, blue, Pontiac Vibe, and pulled in front of the motorcycle. Heery attempted to avoid the crash but was unable to do so impacting the Vibe on the…

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    This Day in History – September 30, 1868 – First Volume of Little Women is Published

    Sep 30, 1868: First volume of Little Women is published The first volume of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved children’s book Little Women is published on this day. The novel will become Alcott’s first bestseller and a beloved children’s classic. Like the fictional Jo March, Alcott was the second of four daughters. She was born inPennsylvania but spent most of her life in Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, Bronson, associated with Transcendentalist thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The liberal attitudes of the Transcendentalists left a strong mark on Louisa May Alcott. Her father started a school based on Transcendentalist teachings, but after…

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    COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Banana’s Foster Bread

    Total Time: 2 hr 10 minPrep: 30 minInactive: 30 minCook: 1 hr 10 minYield:  8 to 10 servingsLevel:  EasyIngredients:  Cooking spray, for greasing4 medium-ripe bananas, mashed (1 2/3 cups)2 eggs1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup coconut oil, melted3 tablespoons plain yogurt1 teaspoon rum extract1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup spiced rum1 teaspoon orange zestVanilla ice cream, for serving, optionalDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.Combine the bananas, eggs, sugar, coconut oil, yogurt, and rum and vanilla extracts in a bowl.In another,…

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Charge Lakeland Man with Kathleen Road Hit-and Run

     Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Deputies Charge Lakeland Man with Kathleen Road Hit-and Run Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies arrested 24-year-old Lester Wayne DeLoach, III, DOB 10/25/1989, 2252 Morrow Street, Lakeland, charging him with Leaving the Scene of a Crash without Rendering Aid Involving Death. 42-year-old Donald Branch was the victim. “To hit a person and leave them for dead is unconscionable,” said Sheriff Grad Judd.  “Thankfully, someone did the right thing and reported information which led to this arrest and answers for the victim’s family.  This suspect will be held accountable for his crime.” After receiving…

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    Multiple Victims In Haines City Shooting

    Haines City, Florida – According to Haines City Police Department Captain, Brian McNulty, 3 people suffered gunshot wounds last night. DailyRidge can confirm that at least two people were at the Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City. One young man is believed to have been shot in the neck and has died. According to a witness at the hospital, they saw a car drive up with a young man inside who was slumped over. The driver of the car jumped out screaming somebody do something help me, he’s been shot in the neck. The driver grabbed a wheelchair and…

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This Day in History – September 30, 1868 – First Volume of Little Women is Published

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 1868: First volume of Little Women is published The first volume of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved children’s book Little Women is published on this day. The novel will become Alcott’s first bestseller and a beloved children’s classic. Like the fictional Jo March, Alcott was the second of four daughters. She was born inPennsylvania but spent most of her life in Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, Bronson, associated with Transcendentalist thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The liberal attitudes of the Transcendentalists left a strong mark on Louisa May Alcott. Her father started a school based on Transcendentalist teachings, but after…

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Southside Baptist Church in Frostproof Is Having The Harvest Festival November 15

Sep 29, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2pm-Dark   ROCK WALL SNO-CONES COTTON CANDY FOOD HAY RIDE CREATE ART -TENT FACE PAINTING APPLE MUFFINS PUMPKIN PIE BOUNCE HOUSE DUNKING TANK TODDLER STATION HAY STACK GAMES & GAMES

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Sep 29, 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.     KALASUNAS, ERIK Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 5/1/1994 Height: 506     Weight: 155  Charges:  BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE – DV Surety $5000, O/B BATTERY DV REMANDED No Bond, OFF BOND DV AGG BATTERY V/PREG REMANDED  No Bond     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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City of Lake Wales Mayor’s Town Hall on Education

City of Lake Wales Mayor’s Town Hall on Education Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center 1099 State Road 60 East, Lake Wales, FL 33853 6:00pm – 7:30pm This Town Hall is being hosted by the City of Lake Wales

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Traffic Advisory : Please Avoid SR 60 E West of Lake Wales Road South As Train Tracks Are Damaged

This is a traffic advisory with requests for motorists to avoid traveling in the area of Highway 60 East, west of Lake Wales Road South. For unknown reasons at this time, a large portion of the train track which runs across Highway 60 in the east bound lanes has become dislodge from the main track creating a significant road obstruction. The portion of the track includes concrete with rails which are raised above the road. Deputies on scene report damage to several vehicles which have already struck the damaged tracks; there are no reported injuries. CSX will be responding to investigate the damage…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day  StandUP Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each…

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Traffic Update: Accident Masterpiece and Mammonth Grove Rd

Bad accident on Masterpiece and Mammoth Grove Rd.  Please avoid the area if possible!  We don’t have any other information at this time.