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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
July 4 celebration starts at 2, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
City celebration starts at 2 p.m. Saturday The City of Lake Wales is hosting an Independence Day Celebration from 2-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 on the shores of Lake Wailes. The fireworks will … read more.
Florida DOH encourages healthy and safe swimming
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
Residents are encouraged to practice healthy and safe swimming this summer, the Florida Department of Health said, adding while playing in the pool can be fun, injuries and illnesses due … read more.
Gold Star Mother to receive recognition July 4
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
Karen Vaughn, Gold Star Mother, national speaker, Florida local director for Concerned Veterans for America, will be receiving the Honor and Remember Flag at 11 a.m. on July 4 at … read more.
In a flash
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but for one local, once was more than enough for her and her neighbor. Hillside Avenue resident Sophia Partain was home … read more.
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SunPass rates going up on toll roads
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
SunPass users will see an increase in tolls when traveling on Florida’s Turnpike starting Wednesday. The 1.6 percent will go into effect due to a 2007 state law that allows state officials to adjust SunPass and toll-by-plate rates every year … read more.


Night lane closures on Scenic
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
Nighttime drivers in Lake Wales who use Scenic Highway might be in for some delays staring next week, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. A long project on 3.5 mile stretch of State Road 17, from near Mountain Lake … read more.

Circle B trail to get new look point
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
The construction of an observation area along Marsh Rabbit Run at Circle B Bar Reserve is in the works. Work on the observation area will begin on Monday and the trail will be closed to hikers during that time. The … read more.

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State, National and World News
Stocks slip amid global sell-off
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren’t as steep as many had feared. With time running out for … read more.

Throngs gather for pope in S. America
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning … read more.

Frisco’s ‘sanctuary’ status under fire
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on … read more.

Islamic State regains control of Syrian town
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has regained control of a northern Syrian town captured by Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists and IS-linked social media outlets reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS fighters … read more.

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