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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
City: No deal to county proposal for fire coverage
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:26PM
Lake Wales recently turned down a possible deal with Polk County for some fire protection services outside the city limits, a deal that was offered after officials here approved a … read more.
Roundtable: Service has to be paid for
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:26PM
Fire assessment fees have been hot buttons for municipal governments across Polk County as elected officials wrestle with budgets and look for ways to economize without cutting services. Lakeland recently … read more.
Heartland papers wins 16 state press awards
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:24PM
Of the 16 awards the Sun’s Polk County newspapers were given from the Florida Press Association, 10 were for first place, three were second place and three were third place. … read more.
Lake Wales hoop star wants title shot
Tue  Jul 28 2015 03:21PM
Amar’e Stoudemire wants to win a championship, and he’s now willing to take less money and a reduced role to do it. Perhaps sensing his opportunity for being a major … read more.
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Hot dogs
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:32PM
Every year we have cases of dogs (rarely cats) presented with hyperthermia. These dogs can present with internal temperatures as high as 110 F. The normal temperature of the dogs is listed as 100 to 102.5 F. The temperatures outside … read more.

Nowhere to go yet
Sat  Jul 25 2015 08:30AM
Seven days after the Florida Department of Citrus executive director was pulled over in Lakeland and charged with DUI that led to his resignation, the commission decided not to make a decision as to how to replace him. In the … read more.

Legoland in Lake Wales, kind of
Wed  Jul 22 2015 08:30AM
Legoland is coming to Lake Wales. Not the whole theme park, of course, but The News has learned the entertainment giant is planning to move a new operation into the former Harley Davidson dealership at the Longleaf Business Park on … read more.

Webber athlete is truly a character
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:24PM
Rachel Frederick, student athlete at Webber International University, has been awarded the NAIA Dr. Leroy Walker Champions of Character Award for the Sun Conference. Frederick, a two-year starter for the Lady Warriors cross country and track and field teams, has … read more.

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State, National and World News
America more diverse, less wealthy
Mon  Jul 27 2015 10:35PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — The numbers seem to tell a pretty clear story. The typical American family is poorer than it was 25 years ago. Median family wealth has dropped to $81,450, a nearly 5 percent decline since 1989, according … read more.

Chinese plunge sends global markets lower
Tue  Jul 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst drop in China’s stock market in eight years helped drag down other markets around the world Monday. The tough day follows declines in U.S. markets last week, when the three major indexes fell more … read more.

50 cent bet at Saratoga wins half a million
Mon  Jul 27 2015 10:35PM
NEW YORK (CNN) —Talk about long odds — A 50 cent bet netted a New Jersey gambler nearly half a million bucks on Saturday in Saratoga. The gambler, who has not been named, placed the tiny Pick Five bet online … read more.

US, Turkey plan for ‘safe zone’ free of ISIS in Syria
Tue  Jul 28 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of … read more.

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