July 30, 2014

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Florida Resident dies from Flesh-Eating Bacteria -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Mysterious River Runs Blood-Red in China -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Suspect in a Grand Theft Auto Case From Winter Haven Library Has Been Located -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Carjacker hits and kills 3 children -

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Help Needed! Construction Work! -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LPD Searching For Theft Suspect With Help of Unwitting “Selfie” -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Two Burglars Who Attacked Homeowner Call The Police For Being Shot At -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retailers Ready For Expanded Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3 -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 22, 2003 JESSICA LYNCH PRISONER OF WAR WAS RESCUED -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Pit Bull Comes To The Rescue, Wakes Deaf Teenager So They Can Escape Burning Home -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lakeland Police Looking For Missing/Endangered Adult -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Workshops Start This Month -

Monday, July 21, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous -

Monday, July 21, 2014

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    Florida Resident dies from Flesh-Eating Bacteria

    Florida resident dies from flesh-eating bacteria     A Florida resident has died after contracting “flesh-eating bacteria,” officials confirmed Tuesday. The unidentified patient was middle-aged and had chronic health problems, said a Florida Department of Health spokesperson. The victim contracted the bacteria after saltwater entered an open wound, the spokesperson said. It is not clear when the incident occurred, and officials did not release what body of water the patient contracted the bacteria in. The bacteria, called vibrio vulnificus, is potentially fatal for victims with chronic health conditions. For someone who is immune-compromised, or has chronic liver disease, it could…

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    Wacky Wednesday – Mysterious River Runs Blood-Red in China

    - Baffled locals who used to boast that they had one of the healthiest rivers in China because there were no factories along its banks were baffled when within the space of an hour the river turned a deep, dark red. Clear plastic bottles dipped into the water at Xinmeizhou village in Cangnan County in eastern China’s Zhejiang province quickly filled up with the red-colored liquid which had a strange smell, according to villagers. Local Na Wan said, “A few people that were up and about at 5 a.m. said that everything was normal but then suddenly within the space…

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    Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus

    Ingredients 1/4 cup shelled, roasted unsalted pistachios* 1 cup arugula 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 boneless rib-eye steaks (each about 12 oz.) 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper Preparation 1. If you’re camping, do this before you leave home: Whirl pistachios and arugula in a food processor until minced. Add butter and whirl until smooth, scraping down inside of bowl as needed. Transfer to a small container and chill. 2. Heat a charcoal or wood-fired grill to high (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Coat…

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    Suspect in a Grand Theft Auto Case From Winter Haven Library Has Been Located

    The suspect in a grand theft auto case from the Winter Haven library has been located along with the vehcile after a Lakeland Police Officer saw the vehicle headed towards I4.On 7-28-14 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a Lakeland Police officer conducted a lawful traffic stop on the vehicle (red 20012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck (Florida tag C61-8TZ) after it was determined the truck was stolen. The driver, Rosjah Young (11/13/87) who had stolen the keys from an employee’s purse at the Winter Haven Library, exited the vehicle with the keys in his hand. He did not offer any resistence to…

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    Carjacker hits and kills 3 children

    PHILADELPHIA  - A family was running a fruit stand to raise money for their church when chaos broke out taking the lives of three siblings and leaving a mother in critical condition. At first, the suspects had the real estate agent drive, but then forced her into the back seat as one of the men took the wheel, Clark said. Detectives believe the SUV was traveling at a very high rate of speed when the tire blew. The carjacker lost control of the white Toyota SUV and hit the group of five people who were standing on the corner. The hijackers…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JULY 29, 2014

Jul 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.   ADAMS, DEONDRE  Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 12/18/1988 Height: 509     Weight: 160  Charges:   ESCAPE (CUSTODY) Surety $7500, 3 Counts RESIST OFFICER-OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE Surety $2000, OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE-TAMPERING IN 1ST DEGREE FELONY Surety $10,000, AGGRAV ASSLT – WEAPON-W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTE  Surety $15,000, .BATTERY-COMMIT DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION Surety $15, 000, AGGRAV BATTERY-PERSON USES A DEADLY WEAPON  Surety $25,000, KIDNAP-FALSE IMPRISONMENT-ADULT  Surety $15,000   The views, opinions, positions or strategies…

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Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus

Jul 29, 2014

Ingredients 1/4 cup shelled, roasted unsalted pistachios* 1 cup arugula 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 boneless rib-eye steaks (each about 12 oz.) 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper Preparation 1. If you’re camping, do this before you leave home: Whirl pistachios and arugula in a food processor until minced. Add butter and whirl until smooth, scraping down inside of bowl as needed. Transfer to a small container and chill. 2. Heat a charcoal or wood-fired grill to high (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Coat…

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Suspect in a Grand Theft Auto Case From Winter Haven Library Has Been Located

Jul 29, 2014

The suspect in a grand theft auto case from the Winter Haven library has been located along with the vehcile after a Lakeland Police Officer saw the vehicle headed towards I4.On 7-28-14 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a Lakeland Police officer conducted a lawful traffic stop on the vehicle (red 20012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck (Florida tag C61-8TZ) after it was determined the truck was stolen. The driver, Rosjah Young (11/13/87) who had stolen the keys from an employee’s purse at the Winter Haven Library, exited the vehicle with the keys in his hand. He did not offer any resistence to…

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Help Needed! Construction Work!

Help needed! If you have experience in construction framing/decking, truss setting and laying plywood please email your name and at least one job related reference. Experience will determine start pay. Polk County area. [email protected]

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Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 39 year old Howard Leon Brown, of 238 Masterpiece Rd Lake Wales. It was reported on July 22, 2014 at approximately 10:40pm Brown knocked on the door at 401 Domaris Ave Apt #1. When a resident answered Brown allegedly began attacking him. Brown allegedly pushed into the residence and continued attacking the resident until he was confronted by other residents inside the apartment. Brown then fled the scene in a green, small sport utility vehicle.   The investigation revealed the victim and Brown…

Lake Wales Man, Mark Douglas Mast, Killed In Hardee County Accident.

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash

Updste: FHP Corrected The Victims Name In Fatal Hardee Crash After Readers Advised The Deceased Was Actually Lake Wales Businessman Dennis Mast. Mast is the owner on Mast Bros Inc. Who own Miss Jeans Playland in Lake Wales & Time for Tots in Winter Haven. Hardee County, Florida – According to the Florida Highway Patrol a Lake Wales man named Dennis Mast, of Lake Wales, was killed in an accident on State Road 64 & Charlie Creek. The accident occurred around 10:50pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. According to FHP reports Mast was driving a 2012 Ford F150 pickup truck on…

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Lake Wales Fund Raiser To Help With Major Medical Bills

Let’s get together and help this family in need!   Pulled Pork Meal (pulled pork, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans Dessert & Drink) Where:       151 E Central Ave., Lake Wales Ouellette Law Firm   Donation:   $10.00 When:           August 2 Time:             10:00am to 2:00pm Pick up and Go! Carwash cost Donation For Tickets – Check inside or Call Bruce 863-638-0900 All Proceeds go to Quiesha