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Haines City police searching for 19-year-old suspect wanted for possession of child pornography

HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Haines City police are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who is wanted for possession of child pornography. Police say Genar Smith Jr. was recently seen at the Lakeland Manor Apartment Complex with his 17-year-old girlfriend. The girl's mother reported her daughter as a

WFLA.COM - 2018-01-16 03:02:41

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

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

Cal-Maine Egg Farm in Lake Wales Accused of Abusing Its Chickens

Animal Rights Activist Group claims Cal-Maine Egg Farm in Lake Wales, Florida has been abusing its chickens. The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released its undercover investigation of the alleged factory farm animal abuse. Cal-Maine is a public company and is the largest producer and marketer of sh

DAILYRIDGE.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Lake Wales MLK Celebration and Parade

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. offered his famous speech, while the African American community has experienced much progress through the end of segregation and Jim Crow laws, even today they still face obstacles towards achieving true equality, facing such challenges as police brut

DAILYRIDGE.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

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


New Olean eatery closes after short run

OLEAN - Smiley's restaurant, which had opened in early September on Wayne Street as "hometown family restaurant," has closed its doors. The restaurant, which had been located on Wayne Street in the former Silver Slipper restaurant, had been owned by Donald Williams of Cuba. A telephone message left

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-01-16 17:00:00

State & Union: Turning Back The Clock

From a new armory to a coal shortage, from NCAA hopes for the Bonnies to Marilyn Horne singing for Bill Clinton, here's a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock. 1918 Jan 16 - After months of discussions and queries, word was finally rec

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-01-16 04:13:00

RTW: Public libraries given short end for far too long

As president of the board of trustees, but also as a regular patron of the Olean Public Library, I am writing to publicly declare my support for our library, and for all the libraries in New York state. Our library, like so many others, is the cornerstone of our community. Libraries are for everyone

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-01-16 18:19:00

State & Union: Reader notes discrepancy of gas prices

John Artlip of Olean sent us a couple pictures Monday that illustrate the discrepancy that can exist regarding the price per gallon of gasoline - with the emphasis on the price in Olean often seeming high. On a recent trip to Buffalo, John noted a posted price for gasoline at a Springville Country F

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-01-16 17:00:00

Young: Work against SAFE Act continues 5 years later

It's been five years since sweeping gun law changes were approved, but local officials still hope that changes will come. The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, enacted Jan. 15, 2013, was approved with support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly and Senate Democrats and 11 of 29 Repu

SALAMANCA PRESS - 2018-01-15 16:16:00

Motherhouse Gift Shop taps the talents of Sisters while helping charity

ALLEGANY - One of the Sisters uses her camera and computer to make beautiful, inspiring note cards, while others crochet and knit hats. lap robes, baby blankets and "mug rugs." Although the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse Gift Shop has been a fixture at the 115 E. Main St. facility for a number of years,

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-01-15 18:30:00

King's words on hate and love still resonate

Amid contentious political fights, one of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s memorable quotes from his book "Strength to Love" remains relevant. The AP asked notable people to consider his words and reflect on what they mean for today's world. (Jan. 14) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smart


Port Allegany Veterans donate to SPCA

The Port Allegany Veterans Memorial made a donation of $5,000, more than the organization has donated in the past, to the McKean County SPCA Sunday. From left are Wayne Thomas, Port Allegany Veterans Memorial president, and Mary Jo Corignani, a representative of the SPCA. "Maddie," center, smiles as

BRADFORD ERA - 2018-01-15 15:00:00

Laporte School Board starts new year with some good news on training grant

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THE PILOT-INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-16 13:00:00

Faith in Action offers new volunteer training session

Faith in Action is offering a new volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Faith in Action office in Hackensack. New volunteers are asked to attend one training to learn about the program policies and procedures, dealing with diversity and emergencies, and the fun of


Poor road conditions in Bemidji area result in 30 accidents, one fatal

WILTON -- A Solway woman died in one of 30 accidents in the Bemidji area on Monday, according to the Bemidji Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol. "Drivers are encouraged to slow down and use extreme caution while traveling in the Bemidji area," Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said in

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-01-15 22:48:37

The Regional Report: State denies broadband grant for Mille Lacs

Streetlights in the city of Backus will transition to LEDs, the Echo Journal reported. The Backus City Council agreed to the switch in the interest of affordability. As the sodium vapor lights burn out, the city will replace them with LED bulbs. CROSSLAKE An update to the employee conflict of intere


Vocalmotive named Grand Champion at Onalaska Show Choir Classic

Bemidji High School students competed on Saturday in the Onalaska Show Choir Classic in Onalaska, Wis. BHS went on to win awards for both Grand Champion and Best Choreography. One of the Bemidji students, Alec White, also won the Showstopper Award. Altogether, there were around 70 Bemidji students w

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-01-15 23:15:52