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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
One homeless law passed, one continued
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW – Bartow City Commissioners held off at a second public hearing on making a law against chronically blocking a street or a sidewalk at the urging of the county’s … read more.
Lake Wales looks to create a city flag
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales Arts Council President Kelly Nelson shared information about a Lake Wales flag design contest at the city commission meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7. The contest is … read more.
Vietnam Wall replica displayed for Veteran’s Day
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
FORT MEADE – At 288 feet long, it is three-fifths the size of the actual Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., but to people seeing it in person in … read more.
Nosey no longer giving rides
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
DAVENPORT – Nosey the elephant is free — free from living in cramped quarters and in his own waste, subjected to giving rides to anyone who pays. In Lawrence County, … read more.
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‘Right place, right time, did right thing’
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales Police Officer Michael Jones was recently recognized for taking action that may have saved the lives of a couple Oct. 24. After dropping off evidence to a lab in Tampa, Jones was driving back to … read more.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM

Felon to LWPD: Drug sales pay the bills
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Less than a month after being found not guilty of felony drug possession on an apparent legal technicality, a Lake Wales man has since been arrested twice. Terrance Broome was arrested Nov. 6 after officers conducted a … read more.

Recreation seeks to improve in Lake Wales
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – City Manager Ken Fields made two staff announcements at the Lake Wales City Commission meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7. Lake Wales Support Services Director James Slaton was promoted to assistant city manager, and Stephanie Edwards was introduced as … read more.

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State, National and World News
Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86
Tue  Nov 21 2017 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on … read more.

Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for problem drivers
Tue  Nov 21 2017 01:19AM
DENVER — Colorado regulators have issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber’s parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said Monday that it launched an … read more.

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal
Tue  Nov 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if … read more.

US stock indexes higher
Tue  Nov 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Monday as a mix of smaller, U.S.-focused companies, technology firms and banks climbed. Drugmakers struggled, which limited those gains. Retailers and smaller companies rose for the third day in a row as their latest … read more.

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