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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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’Piano Man’ Billy Joel is a married man
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
(CNN) — Musician Billy Joel has married his longtime girlfriend, Alexis Roderick. The couple surprised guests and exchanged vows at their annual July 4th party, according to Joel’s publicist, Claire Mercuri. This is Joel’s fourth marriage. Joel, 66, and Roderick, … read more.

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man had used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after Jeremy Alcede lost ownership of his store in bankruptcy, a … read more.

Escapee David Sweat moved from hospital to prison
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
(CNN) — Escaped inmate David Sweat has been released from Albany Medical Center and is now incarcerated at the maximum security Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community … read more.

Missing Tbilisi zoo tiger found dead 3 weeks after flooding
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Workers cleaning up after the flood that destroyed the zoo in Georgia’s capital found the carcass of the last missing tiger on the grounds of a swimming complex. Tbilisi zoo director Zuraba Gurielidze told journalists that … read more.

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