May 24, 2013
Update: Missing juvenile, Allyssa Atkinson, has been recovered by Winter Haven Police detectives. As a result of media coverage, a tip was received this morning on the location of Atkinson. Officers responded to Johnson Avenue in Haines City where Atkinson was recovered and appeared to be in good health. She has been returned to DCF custody. “We appreciate our media partners’ assistance in locating this runaway,” said Chief Gary Hester. Winter Haven Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Allyssa Marie Atkinson (04-27-97) after she went missing on Monday. On 5-20-13 at approximately 11:44 a.m., Allyssa Atkinson was…
Orlando, Florida – The FBI was involved in a fatal shooting near Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., early Wednesday that killed a man with ties to the older brother suspected in last month’s deadly terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, a former FBI assistant director, reported on “CBS This Morning” that the man, Ibrahim Todashev, was friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a suspect in the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. The FBI has not commented on the relationship between Todashev and Tsarnaev. Miller reported that FBI agents went to…
A monstrous tornado killed at least 51 people Monday as it roared through Moore and south Oklahoma City — leaving rescue workers frantically searching into the night for missing children at the devastated Plaza Towers Elementary School in the Moore School District. At least 20 children were included among those killed, and the death toll is expected to rise, the state medical examiner reported.More than 100 were injured. President Barack Obama issued a federal disaster declaration late Monday. The president’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Betsy…
Lakeland, Florida – Deputies arrested 41-year-old Jerry Matthew Monroe of Lakeland today charging him with Misdemeanor Battery. Monroe is a Police Officer with the Lakeland Police Department. Monroe was off duty at the time of the incident, which occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013. It is believed that Monroe became enraged when the other driver allegedly cut him off. As a reference, Monroe is the larger man who exits his vehicle—his was the second vehicle to enter the parking area.
Bartow, Florida – Family & Friends are looking for Amber Lynn Strickland, 25 from Bartow. Strickland is described as being 5’03″ and weighing 160lbs. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who may know where she is or any information about her disappearance should contact the PCSO at 863-298-6200.
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Auburndale, Florida – Auburndale Fire Department received a call around 9:30 am yesterday regarding a structure fire at 193 Rebecca Ln, Auburndale Florida. The fire which is under investigation burned many of the contents inside the home. No one was injured in the fire. The two families that lived in the home were put in touch with The American Red Cross who were working on living arrangements for the family.
By Carl Fish Washington, D.C. – Last week it was “I don’t know” related to AP phone record scandal. This week it is the IRS scandal regarding conservative groups. And the week before that was the Benghazi coverup scandal. While everything may not be as it appears in these scandals, one thing is obviously clear, our government doesn’t have proper checks and balances. The word is “accountability” and our government has none. For those of you who may want to make this about democrats vs republicans. I would suggest don’t. It is our government getting to big for itself. The…
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. RODRIGUEZ, ANDREW DOB: 7/26/1994 Charges: 2 Counts of LEWD/LASC BATTERY VICT 12-16 YOA Bond $5000 each count 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 thereof….
Lake Wales, Florida – On May 17, 2013 someone entered the parking lot of Weikert Ford, located at 21399 HWY27 in Lake Wales and stole a red 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra which was for sale on the car lot. The investigation has revealed at about 3:16am an unknown person(s) entered the dealership lot through a gate which was either accidentally left unlocked or was somehow unlocked by the offender(s). The offender(s) made entry to the Mustang and stole it. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Detective Ive Rodriguez at (863) 678-4223 extension 271 or Heartland Crime…
Lake Wales, Florida – On May 24th at 10am there will be a Flag Pole Dedication at the Lake Wales Depot Museum, 325 S. Scenic Hwy. The pole is being dedicated by Woodman of The World lodge 909. Everyone is invited to participate in this community event.
Lake Wales, Florida – We are aware of an accident at the intersection of Alt 27 & Chalet Suzanne Rd. Please drive carefully if your in the area. We don’t currently have any information regarding injuries, but we will update you if anything is significant.
by Shelby Jackson Lake Wales, Florida – Nearly 50 Warner University professors began their work week with the inaugural ‘Warner Cares’ Day at the Lake Wales Care Center Monday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The professors worked in groups of six and were placed at several locations throughout the Care Center and were given various tasks such as painting, landscaping, sorting food, and pricing clothes. Another group helped catalog items for the Lake Wales Depot Museum. Van Joyner, Director of Facilities for the Care Center and Dr. James Moyer, Warner University’s Chief Academic Officer worked together to…
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