October 23, 2014

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 23, 2014 -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Couple Arrested in Bartow on Multiple Charges of Animal Cruelty In Connection With Dog Fighting Ring -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

241 US Soldiers Killed In Early Morning Terrorist Attack -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things) -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Learn About Snakes In Polk County At This Educational Seminar -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 22, 2014 -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Cemetery Hopes 5K Race Will Draw New Customers -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fire to Home on Thelma Drive in Lakeland Claims Life of a 60 Year Old Man -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Man Found Deceased in Car Near Dicks Sporting Goods at Posner Park -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lake Wales Police Make Arrest In Late Night Burglary on Sunset Point -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

“Black Hawk Down” Hero To Speak In Lake Wales Thursday -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UPDATE: Lily and Patches Missing from Lake Hamilton -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lake Wales Suspect Found Hiding Out in Auburndale -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 21, 2014 -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

K9 Officers Dale Hampton and Chad Landry with K9 Deacon and K9 Badge Competing At National Competition -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WOUND CENTER HELPS RAISE AWARENESS FOR DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS -

Monday, October 20, 2014

EDWARDS TO PRESENT AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE -

Monday, October 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 20, 2014 -

Monday, October 20, 2014

33 Year Old Demetrious Anton Jones Wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder -

Monday, October 20, 2014

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 23, 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     LOVETT, JOLETA  MICHELLE      Race: B    Sex: F    DOB: 3/31/1985 Height: 500     Weight: 130  Charges:   DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS-AND OR USE Surety $500, COCAINE-POSSESS-POSSESS COCAINE Surety $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 any employee…

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    Couple Arrested in Bartow on Multiple Charges of Animal Cruelty In Connection With Dog Fighting Ring

    Polk County deputies investigated reports of a large dog fighting ring Wednesday near Main Street and First Avenue in Bartow. Neighbors tipped off deputies that more than 20 fighting dogs were at the house, according to Polk County Sheriff’s Office. It was unclear Wednesday night what breeds were involved, but deputies believe they are pit bulls.  47-year-old Hewitt Grant, II, and 44-year-old Nickie Nicole Sanders, both of 880 LB Brown Avenue S., Bartow.  The couple is charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty in connection to operating a dog fighting ring.

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    241 US Soldiers Killed In Early Morning Terrorist Attack

    A Navy Hospitalman from Haines City, Florida and a Marine from Lakeland, Florida were killed in an early morning terrorist attack on October 23, 1983. Hospitalman Jesse Beamon from Haines City & LCPL Brett Croft were killed when an Islamic terrorist drove a bomb into the barricks the soldiers were sleeping in. Do you remember? At around 06:22 am, a 19-ton yellow Mercedes-Benz stake-bed truck drove to the Beirut International Airport (BIA), where the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) was deployed. The 1st Battalion 8th Marines (BLT), commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gerlach, was a subordinate element of the…

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    November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge

    November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge   Friday and Saturday, November 7-8th brings the third When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge to the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus.  With year round support from Visit Florida, the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, you’ll find nationally recognized BBQ competitors up for a challenge, surrounded by the Vintage Aircraft area sponsored by Pilot Mall, Vintage Automobiles sponsored by Regal Dealerships of Lakeland and classic motorcycles, vendors, food and entertainment.  A piggy arcade will capture the imagination of children.  The Wilder Road Boys, Sean Chambers Band…

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    October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things)

    October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is at the forefront of activities at the Aerospace Center for Excellence.  Hands-on activities during this weekend event engage students of all ages in a continual learning environment.  This year, the event activities have been enhanced with a Saturday evening presentation, photo and autograph sessions with an F-22 Raptor pilot!   Weekend activities include a MOSI traveling show, a RockWall, Laser Tag and even Geocaching.  Students have the opportunity to register for their ‘first flight’ at no cost above camping or…

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Dog Found Near Domaris Ave In Lake Wales

Oct 22, 2014

  If this is your dog she’s been found near Domaris Ave in Lake Wales. 

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November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge

Oct 22, 2014

November 7-8, 2014 When Pigs Fly South – A BBQ Challenge   Friday and Saturday, November 7-8th brings the third When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge to the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus.  With year round support from Visit Florida, the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, you’ll find nationally recognized BBQ competitors up for a challenge, surrounded by the Vintage Aircraft area sponsored by Pilot Mall, Vintage Automobiles sponsored by Regal Dealerships of Lakeland and classic motorcycles, vendors, food and entertainment.  A piggy arcade will capture the imagination of children.  The Wilder Road Boys, Sean Chambers Band…

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October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things)

Oct 22, 2014

October 24-26 Aerospace Discovery Weekend – a 3-day Aviation Adventure (formerly Wings ‘n Things) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is at the forefront of activities at the Aerospace Center for Excellence.  Hands-on activities during this weekend event engage students of all ages in a continual learning environment.  This year, the event activities have been enhanced with a Saturday evening presentation, photo and autograph sessions with an F-22 Raptor pilot!   Weekend activities include a MOSI traveling show, a RockWall, Laser Tag and even Geocaching.  Students have the opportunity to register for their ‘first flight’ at no cost above camping or…

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Dog Found Near Domaris Ave In Lake Wales

  If this is your dog she’s been found near Domaris Ave in Lake Wales. 

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Learn About Snakes In Polk County At This Educational Seminar

For the first time locally, University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF/IFAS Extension) Polk County is holding three informative seminars called, “Snakes in Polk County”. These seminars will focus on snake behavior, distinguishing between venomous and nonvenomous snake species, and how to make your home and yard less appealing to snakes. The seminars are free and open to the public but registration is required. “Snakes in Polk County” will be held at the following locations: Florida’s snake species are found in all habitats. Of the 44 snake species in Florida, 35 are found in Central Florida including four of the six…

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Lake Wales Police Make Arrest In Late Night Burglary on Sunset Point

Arrest Made in Late Night Burglary     On Monday October 20, 2014 at approximately 9:39 PM the Lake Wales Police Department received a call for a burglary in progress at 2335 Sunset Point Drive. Within moments of the call Officers arrived and observed a black male running from the residence.   A short time later Officers located the 15 year old suspect, Lovanzo Drummond, at his residence located at 2300 Sunset Point Drive. As a result of the investigation Drummond was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief, loitering and prowling, and resisting an officer without violence.   If…

Retired Col. Danny McKnight

“Black Hawk Down” Hero To Speak In Lake Wales Thursday

Lake Wales, Florida – Retired Army Col. Danny McKnight, whose heroism was featured in the film “Black Hawk Down,” will bring his message of spirituality & leadership to Lake Wales, Florida on Thursday October 23rd. McKnight, a decorated former Army Ranger whose combat experience includes Panama and Somalia, will discuss “The Raising of An Army”  at the “Mens Gathering” on opening night of the Lake Wales Revival. He will speak at the big tent near Lake Wailes Lake on Thursday night at 7pm.  The event is free and open to any man that wish’s to attend. McKnight was commanding a…