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Haines City woman loses life in city crash
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
Police believe a Haines City woman lost her life after an unknown medical episode preceded a single-car accident on South Charleston Avenue Sunday afternoon. Heather LeAnn McIntyre, 48, was the … read more.
Stormwater fee increase one step closer
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
An ordinance raising the city’s stormwater utility rates and changing the methodology for setting them received approval on its first reading from city commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday. If … read more.
‘Gift to the world’
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:48PM
Fireworks, purple sails, politicians and educators all were headliners at Saturday’s launch of Florida’s 12th university — Florida Polytechnic — located in north Polk County. Leading the A-listers in on … read more.
Charley roared 10 years ago
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Gov. Bush at the helm for Charley, Page 22 It was 10 years ago on Friday, Aug. 13, when Hurricane Charley came ashore, took a right turn into Charlotte … read more.
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First day of school
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM

Not your daddy’s STEM program
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University, Page 13 It was a chance of a lifetime that Florida Polytechnic University’s new president couldn’t pass up. “To open a new university that’s going to have a different culture and mindset … read more.

Elvis’ final show to benefit area family
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
While the Monk Pelly Elvis Tribute show that takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at Theatre Winter Haven will be a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it will also serve as a near wrap-up of Pelly’s career performing … read more.

Murder for hire thwarted in Fort Meade
Sat  Aug 9 2014 08:00AM
A bizarre alleged murder for hire case that involved a Winter Haven man and his wife came to an end in Fort Meade last week. Vincent Madhavath, 43, was charged with solicitation to commit murder and possession of a firearm … read more.

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Stocks go mostly lower
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation’s most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in … read more.

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct … read more.

What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if … read more.

Hamas executes 18 suspected informers to deter leaks
Sat  Aug 23 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely … read more.

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