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2 women turn selves in following release of video showing shoplifting suspects at Winter Haven Walmart

WINTER HAVEN - Two Lake Placid women turned themselves in at the Winter Haven Police Department following publication of a video link in The Ledger and on social media showing two women shoplifting in a Walmart at 7450 Cypress Garden Blvd. on Jan. 8. According to the Winter Haven Police Department,

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-15 17:40:59

Student running for District 3 in School Board race

BARTOW - Kala Ivy Tedder, a senior at George Jenkins High School, is challenging incumbent Hazel Sellers for the District 3 seat on the Polk County School Board. Tedder, 18, joins Sarah Fortney, a science teacher at Stambaugh Middle School, in attempting to oust Sellers, a retired teacher who is ser

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-16 01:36:52

Haines City 1oman killed after car hits utility pole

HAINES CITY - A Haines City woman was killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported about 8:05 p.m., deputies went to a crash at 3135 Baker Dairy Road in Haines City. The sheriff's office stated a gray 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Jimminy Sanon, 22, of Haines Cit

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-15 00:08:37

Bluegrass fans not deterred by weather

LAKE ALFRED - The wind and the cold may have dampened attendance, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of some 1,000 people who came to Lake Alfred on Saturday for a lot of bluegrass music and a little barbecue - or vice versa. "We had doubts about the weather, but we came because Lake Alfred is such


FHP: Kissimmee man dies after Jeep flips in Poinciana

POINCIANA, Fla. - A Kissimmee man is dead after his Jeep left the road and flipped in Poinciana Saturday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Luis Garcia, 36, was a driving a 2000 Jeep SUV around 10 p.m. south on Bordeaux Road when he left the road and flipped over near the intersection of Marqu

WFTV - 2018-01-14 17:27:53

One dead, one injured after shooting at Lorna Doone Park, OPD says

A person is dead after a shooting at Lorna Doone Park next to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, authorities said. The Orlando Police Department is at the scene of a deadly shooting at Lorna Doone Park. Authorities said they responded to the shooting near 1500 block of West Church Street at approxim

WESH - 2018-01-15 03:13:00

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at park near Camping World Stadium, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man is dead and another is injured after a shooting at Lorna Doone Park near Camping World Stadium Sunday afternoon, the Orlando Police Department said. Police arrived at the park at 1519 Church Street around 4:10 p.m. to find a man shot dead and another man shot in the leg. Read

WFTV - 2018-01-14 22:31:44

Pittsfield standoff at hotel ends, man surrenders peacefully

PITTSFIELD - A man threatening suicide at a local hotel resulted in a four-hour standoff with police Sunday. Police with the Berkshire County Special Response Team were eventually able to talk the man into surrendering peacefully. He was taken to the hospital for mental health treatment, Sgt. Nichol

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-01-14 23:31:18

Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous People Day, Not Columbus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching out Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day. School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of

IBERKSHIRES.COM - 2018-01-14 18:01:27

Former Sen. Benjamin Downing chats about life after the Senate and the issues that captured him then - and now

PITTSFIELD - After a decade representing 52 communities, former state Sen. Benjamin Downing, all of 35, decided in 2016 to head for the private sector. After his term ended last year, he did just that, but remains involved in issues he was passionate about while in office. Now 36, Downing is vice

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 00:09:19

Letter: Reader grateful for 'candles of hope'

Posted Monday, January 15, 2018 4:45 pm To the editor: Thanks, Berkshire Eagle, for publishing articles that provide "candles of hope" even in times when we start to feel overwhelmed with actions and events about us that undermine years of progress. In his Jan. 7 article "Ambitious vision for the

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-15 21:45:18

Alcombright receives peacemaker award at 25th annual MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshire

NORTH ADAMS - With the memory of perhaps the nation's greatest civil rights leader to inspire them, roughly 300 people fanned out across Northern Berkshire County to help their friends and neighbors. The 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service again drew volunteers to the Venable Gymnasiu

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 01:12:18

Saturday last chance for public input on whether Lenox should regulate short-term rentals

- "Short-Term" means renting for less than 30 days in a home, apartment, condo, etc. including owner-occupied (renting a room in a house where the owner remains as host) and non-owner-occupied (renting a whole house or apartment with no owner on site.) - Other uses: Rentals of 30 days or more are no

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 02:57:19

Another man alleges former Adams Memorial custodian molested him in the '70s

ADAMS - In late summer 2017, a childhood friend from the Adams area contacted Charles "Chuck" Boucher about a story published in The Eagle, detailing allegations from other former students of Adams Memorial Junior High School that they were molested by custodian Clement St. Hilaire. "The first thin

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 02:09:20

In wake of a brutal tragedy, friends remember the life of Christa Steele-Knudslien

NORTH ADAMS - Christa Steele-Knudslien may have been the first transgender person who died by violence in the U.S. this year, but her close friends say they are hoping the legacy she leaves behind is more reflective of her life than her death. Christa's third husband, Mark Steele-Knudslien turned h

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-15 01:42:18

Temps, wind chills will plummet in metro area before a midweek warmup

Strong northwest winds will usher an arctic air mass into the Council Bluffs-Omaha area today, leaving behind dangerous wind chills lasting through Tuesday morning. The arctic air is expected to linger over the area into Wednesday before warmer conditions return later in the week. The National Weath

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-01-15 14:49:00

Forecast: Bitter cold will give way to midweek warmup

Strong northwest winds ushered an arctic air mass into the Council Bluffs-Omaha area Monday, leaving behind dangerous wind chills lasting through this morning. The arctic air is expected to linger over the area into Wednesday before warmer conditions return. "It's going to be miserable," said Becky

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-01-16 06:00:00

Forecast: Temps to warm today before sharp dip, high winds on Monday

The metro area may get a shot of snow this morning. "The highest percentage we have is about 60 percent chance," said Becky Kern, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Valley, Nebraska. That storm was expected to bring about a half an inch overnight. "That's not a ton of snow," Ke


Zinfandel - The All-American grape

Only 3 percent of the vineyards in Napa Valley are planted to Zinfandel grapes. But even with that, America has the vast majority of these vines.PHOTOSPIN No grape is as all-American as Zinfandel. The grapes arrived in 1820, and during the Gold Rush were planted all over California. Although the Zin


Myles, Cornelius B. Sr.

Myles, Cornelius B. Sr. Cornelius B. Myles Sr. was born on December 2, 1943 to Willie and Minerva Myles in Winchester, AR. Cornelius (CB) was the youngest of ten children (two brothers and seven sisters). While in the Navy traveling the world he met Lualhati Enriquez, married in 1968 and had two son