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Accident crushes worker, 26, under 12 tons of steel at Metromont plant in Bartow

BARTOW - A Frostproof man died after being crushed by a steel rack and cables while working Nov. 10 at the Metromont Corp. plant in Bartow. Jose Guadalupe Bustos, 26, was pinned under 12 tons of metal during the accident, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. The Polk County Sheriff's Office gave this d

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:12:44

Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force

BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 22:12:14

Should environment be in the state constitution?

The environment has entered the discussion before the Constitutional Revision Commission. Panel member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, an activist from an area of Florida affected by discharges from Lake Okeechobee, has proposed two amendments to be included on the 2018 ballot. One would add an elected Com

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 01:38:28

For the fit and busy life

LAKELAND - David Osterweil turned his interests and lifestyle into a thriving business when, in his early 30s, he tasted salt for the first time. Not that there wasn't plenty of salt in the food he grew up with, particularly processed food, but the taste got lost in all the background noise. In 2009

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 12:00:00

'There's a world out there'

About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exporting for local companies not yet participating in international markets. LAKELAND - About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 02:23:57

Gadget Daddy: Buying an iPhone X? Buy the protection too

That OLED screen on the new $1,000 Apple iPhone X is something to behold. Until it hits the pavement. Two companies had different viewpoints on the same screen this week. The good: Displaymate, which does exhaustive evaluations of monitors, smartphones and watch screens, designated the iPhone X disp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:58:57

Polk debris drop off sites open this weekend

LAKELAND - Two sites are open this weekend where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday. The locations are 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park, and Mount Tabor Road and North Galloway Road i

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 00:20:39

Napolitano: Another chapter in the Hillary chronicles

The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the time that Hillary Clint

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 05:01:00

Portland Police Search for Witnesses to Fatal Hit-and-Run on Arrigoni Bridge

Police are looking for witnesses to a fatal crash on the Arrigoni Bridge on Nov. 4. Daquan Moore, a 22-year-old father of two from Middletown, was on a scooter when another driver hit him and succumbed to his injuries, according to police. Police said a white Audi hit the back of Moore's scooter and

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-11-17 20:17:35

Portland Police Seek Witnesses In Deadly Arrigoni Bridge Collision

Police are looking for the occupants of a car that witnessed a deadly collision on the Arrigoni Bridge earlier this month. Police said they believe the witnesses, a male driver and female passenger, were traveling in a 1999-2001, silver or champagne color, Chrysler LHS when the collision occurred. T

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-11-17 20:30:00

Hartford man arrested after tossing heroin in dumpster

(WTNH)- A Hartford man is accused of tossing more than $285,000 worth of heroin into a dumpster while trying to run from police in Ohio. Renaldo Diaz-Guzman, 25, is now in Ohio police custody. Police said he tossed the 3.5 pounds of heroin into the dumpster as he was running from officers following

WTNH.COM - 2017-11-18 02:50:27

Hartford Man Gets 50 Years For Murder He Tried To Make Look Like Suicide

A Hartford man who smoked PCP with one of his drug customers and then fired a bullet into her forehead in March 2015 was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison. In September, a Hartford Superior Court jury took two and a half hours to convict Anthony Pernell, 40, of murder in the killing of Lilliana

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-11-17 17:20:00

Woman charged with damaging landlord's property

An East Hartford woman was taken into custody Friday on two outstanding warrants for damaging her landlord's property, police said. Manchester Police said Rochelle Haskins, of 67 Sisson St. in East Hartford, was charged with first-degree criminal damage to a landlord's property. She was being held i

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-11-18 13:00:00

'Something needed to be done': Police out in force on I-95

In September, Lt. Daniel Loughman became the new commanding officer of state police Troop F in Westbrook, responsible for a region cornered by Branford, Middletown and Old Lyme. A month later, a dump truck, unable to stop for traffic, sent a Ford Mustang spinning into a tractor-trailer near Exit 71

THEDAY - 2017-11-19 02:06:00

Republican tax bills take aim at higher education

Fairfield University had no sooner opened a new nursing school in the fall than it was cutting the ribbon on a new student dining hall. It's also full speed ahead on a new residence hall and ground is set to be broken next spring on a new business school building. If the pace of new construction on

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-11-18 05:19:34

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Getting calls from your own number? Don't pick upGetting calls from your own number? Don't pick up Updated: Thursday, November 16 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-11-16 21:44:46 GMT It can be a bit startling, to get an incoming call from your own number and see your own photo staring back at you. But if you get

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-18 03:22:00

Ashburn New Year's Events: 2018 Guide

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA - Love it or hate it, New Year's Eve soon will be upon us. Whether you plan to ring in 2018 at your favorite restaurant, at a buzzing party with friends or simply plopped in front of the TV, we've got you covered. So prepare to pop the bubbly, come up with some resolutions you act

PATCH - 2017-11-18 15:56:46

Thanksgiving Dinner: Restaurants Open In Ashburn Area

ASHBURN, VA - If you don't want to cook on Thanksgiving or need a meal in between, making lunch and dinner reservations is still an option in the Ashburn area - but the option is quickly fading. A handful of restaurants are open but tables are going fast and you may be looking at a reservation waiti

PATCH - 2017-11-17 17:17:19

Early Thanksgiving Weather Forecast For Ashburn

ASHBURN, VA-Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a cold one, so you may have to bundle up before and after your family dinner. But don't be expecting the first snow of the season. Temperatures could drop to 32 degrees, while the chance for precipitation is low, according to the early Weather.com forecas


Former Middleburg resident and 'Project Runway' star dies at 53

Anne Eustis "Wendy" Pepper, a former Middleburg business owner and finalist on the show "Project Runway" died Nov. 12. The 53-year-old fashion designer "died peacefully" on Sunday "surrounded by her loving family," according to an obituary published in the Washington Post. Her obituary does not spec

FAUQUIER TIMES-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-18 18:19:00