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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
Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87
Fri  Nov 17 2017 09:00PM
MILAN — Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early … read more.

Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle
Fri  Nov 17 2017 09:00PM
LINCOLN, Neb. — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law … read more.

Retailers rise again
Fri  Nov 17 2017 09:00PM
NEW YORK — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn’t add to the previous day’s gains. A slew of retailers including discount … read more.

Zimbabwe ruling party calls for Mugabe to step down
Fri  Nov 17 2017 08:58PM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after nearly four decades in power, state-run broadcaster ZBC reported late Friday. It said that the branches of Mugabe’s party in eight of 10 … read more.

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