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Haines City woman loses life in city crash
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
Police believe a Haines City woman lost her life after an unknown medical episode preceded a single-car accident on South Charleston Avenue Sunday afternoon. Heather LeAnn McIntyre, 48, was the … read more.
Stormwater fee increase one step closer
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
An ordinance raising the city’s stormwater utility rates and changing the methodology for setting them received approval on its first reading from city commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday. If … read more.
‘Gift to the world’
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:48PM
Fireworks, purple sails, politicians and educators all were headliners at Saturday’s launch of Florida’s 12th university — Florida Polytechnic — located in north Polk County. Leading the A-listers in on … read more.
Charley roared 10 years ago
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Gov. Bush at the helm for Charley, Page 22 It was 10 years ago on Friday, Aug. 13, when Hurricane Charley came ashore, took a right turn into Charlotte … read more.
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First day of school
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM

Not your daddy’s STEM program
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University, Page 13 It was a chance of a lifetime that Florida Polytechnic University’s new president couldn’t pass up. “To open a new university that’s going to have a different culture and mindset … read more.

Elvis’ final show to benefit area family
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
While the Monk Pelly Elvis Tribute show that takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at Theatre Winter Haven will be a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it will also serve as a near wrap-up of Pelly’s career performing … read more.

Murder for hire thwarted in Fort Meade
Sat  Aug 9 2014 08:00AM
A bizarre alleged murder for hire case that involved a Winter Haven man and his wife came to an end in Fort Meade last week. Vincent Madhavath, 43, was charged with solicitation to commit murder and possession of a firearm … read more.

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Eruption risk rising for volcano in Iceland
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(LA Times) — Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano over the last five days, prompting meteorologists to warn of an increasing risk of eruption and causing public safety authorities to evacuate tourists from the popular summer climbing … read more.

US Ebola patients released from hospital
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Both U.S. aid workers who were infected with Ebola in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after having fought off the deadly virus. Kent Brantly, a doctor, was discharged Thursday. Nancy Writebol, an … read more.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, … read more.

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative … read more.

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