January 31, 2015

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015 -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun Friday – PigFest Lakeland – 9th Annual BBQ Contest, BBQ Vending, Live Music and Kid’s Play Area -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015 -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cooking on the Ridge – Touch Down Chili -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PCSO Working Home Invasion In Auburndale -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Friday, January 23, 2015

MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday – Central Florida Rum and Food Experience 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop -

Friday, January 23, 2015

PCSO & LWPD Currently Working Situation Near John’s Appliance On Hwy 27 S. -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Witnesses Report Plane Struck Lakeland Warehouse Building & Burst Into Flames -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hwy 27 Totally Blocked In Sebring After Rollover Accident and Onlooker Accident -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Hotel Owner Finds Tree Stump That Looks Like E.T. -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ridgeclassifieds.com Listing: Recently Forclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Runners & Walkers Needed For 3rd Annual Run Like You Care 5k & 10k

Run Like You Care (470 x 280)

Lake Wales, Florida – Care Center is looking for runners and walkers to help support our Meals on Wheels program. Our 3rd annual “Run Like You Care” 5k & 10k run/walk is set for Saturday April 13th. The race will start and end on the shores of Lake Wailes lake across from Kiwanis Park. There will be a fun run for the kids as well as other activities. Each runner will receive a nice dri-fit shirt, a goodie bag and a chance for a nice door prize. It costs $20.00 to sign up and sign up starts at 7am. The…

Not Your Average Burglar

       On July 18, 2012, at 11:57pm the residents of 4340 Ashton Club Drive, in Lake Wales, heard a loud noise coming from their front porch. Thinking someone was maybe trying to break in, the home owners went to their door and saw their porch had been broken into. What the home owner found was not an ordinary intruder. A 7 ½ foot alligator had forced its way into their porch and was making itself feel right at home.   The residents called the police to remove the unlikely intruder. When Lake Wales Officers arrived on scene they contacted Florida…

Mayor To Proclaim May 17th “Lake Wales World Champion Day”

Lake Wales, Florida – In honor of the Lake Wales High School Spanish Team winning the World Language Competition, mayor, Mike Carter will proclaim May 17th “Lake Wales World Champions Day”. The mayor will do this at tonight’s City Commission meeting. Lake Wales High School’s Spanish Team beat out other schools to win first place at the World Language Competition held April 2 at Florida Southern College. Students on the team currently are enrolled in courses ranging from Spanish 1 to Advanced Placement Spanish. Teachers Lizzette Ortiz and Maria Portillo “coach” the students. The 19 LWHS students taking part are:…

LWHS Chorus hosts Dinner Theatre Friday & Saturday

Lake Wales, Florida – Toes will be tapping next weekend (May 13-14) when the Lake Wales High School Chorus hosts a Dinner Theatre program titled “You Can’t Stop The Beat!” The show will include performances by the Hillcrest Elementary third grade chorus, Hillcrest’s fourth and fifth grade chorus, Hillcrest’s ENCORE show choir, the Bok Academy chorus, and the LWHS chorus. “This will be a fun, musical night for the entire family. The audience will want to sing and clap along with the performers,” said Cathy Montero, chorus teacher at all three schools. There will be two Dinner Theatre programs: 7…

Quick Thinking Helps Catch Hit & Run Driver On Burns Avenue

Lake Wales, Florida – Last Friday May 6, Andrew Borders was traveling in the inside lane going Westbound on Burns Ave. A Ford F150 pickup truck passed Borders car and attempted to change lanes. The problem was the driver changed lanes too soon and crashed his truck into Borders car. The truck drove away from the accident scene. But not before Borders copied down the tag number.   The police were contacted and found out that the tag belong to Brinfus Crear. In the coarse of the investigation the officers went to the Crear residence and spoke to him. Crear…

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Attempted Hit & Run Driver Caused Accident

Lake Wales, Florida – At approximately 3:30 pm, Tuesday, April 26th, 55-year-old Diane Shelton, DOB 3/7/1956, Lake Davie Drive, WH, was traveling east bound on Chalet Suzanne Road in a 2008 Black Ford F150.  At the same time, several vehicles were stopped at the traffic signal at the intersection at Chalet Suzanne and Scenic Highway. It appears as though Shelton never made an effort to break for the cars stopped ahead of her and crashed into an older model Thunderbird, which then crashed into a 2005 Toyota Corolla, which then crashed into our PCSO Animal Control vehicle. Multi Care Accident…