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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
City: No deal to county proposal for fire coverage
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
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
Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some captives told The Associated Press … read more.

Confederate flags found at MLK’s church
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
(CNN) — Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. … read more.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Philae, which is part of the European … read more.

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of … read more.

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