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More local law agencies carrying anti-opioid drug

HAINES CITY - A potentially life-saving drug that combats opioid overdoses is now being carried on the street by officers at almost every police department in Polk County. The Winter Haven Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Polk County to have each of its 88 sworn officers

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:24:51

Gardening calendar in Polk County

1124GardeningCAL GARDENING CALENDAR FOREST MAGIC NATURE WALK: Led by Steve Franklin, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, 900 Mackay Blvd., Lake Alfred, free, registration required. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 863-291-5272 or aquinones@mylakealfred.com. MAKE & T

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Thanksgiving evening shoppers search for bargains

LAKELAND - While most Central Floridians were still in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, or maybe pushing back from the table stuffed with turkey, cranberry sauce and pecan pie, a hardy few were lining up outside big-box stores hoping to snag top deals in pre-Black Friday

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:36:05

Home2 Suites hotel being built in Lakeside Village

LAKELAND - The new hotel being built at Lakeside Village will be a Hilton brand. Todd Vargas, senior planner with the Lakeland Community Development Department, said Wednesday the new 110-room hotel will be a Home2 Suites by Hilton. Construction has begun on the hotel north of the Polk Parkway and

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 01:57:19

Letter: A matching proposal on athlete kneeling

As a retired U.S. military member, I spent 7,363 days in service in respect of my country. When an athlete kneels for the national anthem 7,363 times to equal my service, then I will consider his or her position. - Jim Springs, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Lakeland

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 13:00:00

WellCare's Medicaid fraud case wraps up with sentencing of lawyer

TAMPA - The former general counsel for WellCare Health Plans was sentenced Wednesday for making false statements as part of a $40 million Medicaid fraud scheme that involved five of the company's top officials. WellCare is a health maintenance organization that operates in several states, is headqua

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:20:44

Davenport holds special meeting on ordinance

DAVENPORT - The Davenport City Commission will hold a special meeting Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The meeting in City Hall was scheduled for a public hearing and second reading on an ordinance to amend the fiscal year 2016-17 budget. Reasons for the revision include the change of city managers, expenses caus

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 02:01:48

Letter: We really need more gun safety

On Oct. 31, I attended the Polk County legislative delegation meeting, again presenting on gun safety. I called their attention to the Pulse nightclub tragedy from last year. I asked them to reflect on the most recent gun-related tragedy that happened in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. After the murders in L

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

McDonald Elementary School in Warminster lives history

Fifth-graders at McDonald Elementary School in Warminster reenacted the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth Rock earlier this week as part of a living history lesson. They lit the fires of an authentic 1600s cooking hearth, and cooked bannock cakes and Wampanoag corn chowder. They also learned how to chur


Warminster Police Part Of Roving DUI Patrol Wednesday

Roving DUI patrols are planned Wednesday night in Bucks County. Ten Bucks County Police Departments will be participating in the DUI patrol along the Street Road corridor, according to an announcement from the Bucks County District Attorney's office. Officers from Bensalem, Doylestown, Lower Southa


Warminster supervisors approve preliminary budget with significant deficit

Warminster supervisors approved a 2018 preliminary budget last week with a large deficit they will try to work around in the coming years. Warminster's $27 million budget for 2018 has a $2.2 million deficit - the largest in recent history. Despite that, the Warminster supervisors are not planning to


Former Horsham Ambulance Corp. Captain Dies At 83

HORSHAM, PA - Charles E. McGrath, of Horsham, died Tuesday, Novomber 14. He was 83. Charles was the loving husband of Dorothy (Caldwell) McGrath, with whom he had shared 61 years of marriage. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1951. He served during the Korean War in the United States Army,

PATCH - 2017-11-24 15:56:58

2017 Washington Crossing Christmas Reenactment Details Released

Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington's daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and

PATCH - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Restaurant server also serves up investigations for D.A.

Jennifer Lauren Holtz has an interesting mix of jobs. By day she is an investigator for the Montgomery County District Attorney's office in Norristown, and at night she is a server at Spring House Tavern in Spring House. (Photo by Len Lear) by Len Lear My wife and I were having dinner with old frien

CHESTNUT HILL LOCAL - 2017-11-24 08:55:39

Montco Community College Launches 'Music Technology Suite'

BLUE BELL, PA - Students of music have a unique new environment in which to hone their craft at Montgomery County Community College. The new Music Technology Suite is a cutting edge "live learning lab"featuring the latest in music and audio production technology. There is also state of the art vint

PATCH - 2017-11-24 15:07:56

Week Ahead Forecast For Abington

Light rain next Friday, with temperatures bottoming out at 47F on Sunday. Saturday November 25 Partly cloudy in the morning. High 56, low 36. Chance of precipitation: 18%. Wind 5 mph from the SWSunday November 26 Clear throughout the day. High 47, low 37. Chance of precipitation: 16%. Wind 9 mph fr

PATCH - 2017-11-24 16:38:06

TV crew films in downtown Villa Rica

Hollywood, or at least one Oscar winner, was in Villa Rica last week, as a production crew closed off a downtown street to film a scene for "Hap & Leonard," a highly rated show broadcast on Sundance TV. Louis Gossett Jr., who won the Academy Award in 1982 for his role in "An Officer and a Gentleman"

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2017-11-23 06:00:00

Governor helps open state patrol facility in Villa Rica

Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday, Nov. 8 officially opened the new Georgia State Patrol Post 4 that will serve Carroll and Douglas counties. Over the past year, details surrounding the deplorable conditions at the post's former location in Villa Rica were brought before the Carroll County Board of Comm


Grab your cans, boxes, bags and wallet - Can-A-Thon is Tuesday

The Newnan Times-Herald Dr. David Gregory is gearing up for his first Can-A-Thon as director of the Coweta Community Food Pantry and One Roof. Thanksgiving has passed, and now folks at the Coweta Community Food Pantry and the Newnan Junior Service League are gearing up for the final stage of the

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-11-24 16:13:00

Store clerk shoots suspect during attempted armed robbery

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A store clerk shot an armed robber at a Douglasville, Ga., Chevron gas station. Located at 6590 E. Broad St./Bankhead Highway, the store clerk called 911 and told the dispatcher that the suspect pointed a handgun at him. The store clerk retrieved his own gun and shot the suspect

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-23 22:59:00