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Man gets 4 years for fatal hit-and-run crash

Updated: Nov 22, 2017 - 4:58 AMBARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash. The Ledger reports that 66-year-old John Haag May Jr. was sentenced Monday. He pleaded no contest last month to leaving the scene of an accident involving a de

WFTV - 2017-11-22 09:58:24

Freshwater fishing: Specks are getting bigger, and so are their numbers

Speckled perch fishing has really picked up around the area lakes. Anglers are catching better numbers of fish and the keepers are getting bigger. 1. Around Lakeland, "There's been a ton of specks caught around the area. Minnows and jigs with the extra flashy accent are seeing the best bite," report

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 19:00:00

Former world boxing champ gives back to Winter Haven

WINTER HAVEN - Former world welterweight boxing champion and Winter Haven native Andre Berto has had 36 professional bouts, but his fight Wednesday was to make sure people in his hometown weren't spending Thanksgiving hungry. "This is where I came up from," Berto said. "I remember running around thi

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 22:19:57

Upcoming fishing tournaments in Polk and recent results

The FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB'S next tournament is Friday on Lake Okeechobee out of the Okeechobee ramp north of 78 bridge at the Kissimmee River. Call Harold Mcghee at 813-215-9759 or Darryl Cole at 352-516-0869. The KISSIMMEE BASS SERIES 2018 schedule is underway. Next date for Kissimmee Bass Series Se

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 16:57:09

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 thehotel north of the Polk Parkway and we

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 21:18:42

Peter Golotko: Make 2018 your goal-setting year

A new year is nearly upon us, and bright futures inspire many resolutions. So make 2018 the year to set new goals, personal and financial. "Setting personal goals involves looking at many areas of your life, including but not limited to, your health, your career, your social life, your spirituality,

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 21:20:58

3 people arrested in Winter Haven on drug charges

WINTER HAVEN - A Nov. 16 search of Winter Haven home led to the arrest of three people on charges of possessing narcotics and resisting arrest. The Winter Haven Police Department reported officers went the home of Luis Rovira, 2208 W. Central Ave., to serve a warrant. An investigation of the home wa


Health events in Polk County (Nov. 21)

Wednesday, Nov. 22 BLOODMOBILE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Walmart, 2120 U.S. 92 W., Auburndale; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Walmart, 355 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, Walmart, 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, New Hope Church, 118

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-21 15:48:07

Gunman accused of slaying drug rival and wounding his girlfriend in Brooklyn apartment

Police investigate the scene where Durante Tirado, 20, allegedly opened fire and killed 38-year-old Kahliq Francis on Pennsylvania Ave. in Starrett City, Brooklyn.(Bruce Cotler for New York Daily News) A gunman faces murder charges for killing a drug rival and shooting the man's girlfriend in a Bro

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 05:46:38

Subway’s newest $740M train breaks down in less than a day

The newest model of train to hit the tracks had a bumpy first day. The R179 model from Bombardier that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tested Sunday couldn't last a day on the rails before it was yanked, a source told the Daily News. First, the train's emergency brakes kicked in when it

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 10:00:29

NYPD: Man critical after stabbed over Thanksgiving invite

A 54-year-old man was critically hurt Wednesday in a stabbing during a family dispute in Jamaica, Queens, over who was welcome at Thanksgiving dinner, police said. The attack on Anderson Road occurred when a 56-year-old man got into an argument with his sister, who didn't want him to bring his girlf

AMNY.COM - 2017-11-22 18:37:46

Queens' Forum Publisher Indicted On Four Counts

Patricia Adams, publisher of The Forum newspaper in Howard Beach, has been indicted on one count of obstruction of justice and three counts of tampering with a witness, and could face up to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for New York's Eastern District Adams was initiall

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-22 16:12:16

Police Searching For Robbery Suspects

Police are looking for a man, seen here, and his two accomplices who tried to force their way into a Hollis home on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of the NYPD) On Sunday at approximately 2:40 p.m., police from the 103rd Precinct said that they received a 911 call regarding a man shot at a residence located

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-22 18:20:06

Readers sound off on Thanksgiving

Fresh Meadows: Of all major holidays, Thanksgiving Day has the least potential for being irksome, guilty of identity protectionism or driven by balkanized loyalties and passions. It's the most inclusive of holidays. It's not ideology-based and harbors no invidious implied comparisons with other nat

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:00:58

Nolan Cautions Mayor On Hiring RiseBoro To Develop LIC

A rendering of the Hunters Point South development. Courtesy of NYC HPD By Jon Cronin, Editor Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Long Island City) said that she is concerned about the selection of developers for Hunters Point South, one of who have been investigated by the FBI and the city's Department of

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-22 18:39:40

Holden Undecided On Party Affiliation

Editor City Council District 30 residents now have their answer-Robert Holden, president of the Juniper Valley Civic Association, is their new representative. However, the councilman-elect has still not decided on his party affiliation. Photo by Jon Cronin Nearly a week after the ballots were counte

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-22 17:13:57

Deadly motorcyle crash in Madison

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) - Madison Police responded to a deadly motorcycle crash on Tuesday. Officers said the driver was ejected from the motorcycle. Around 6:12 p.m., first responders went to the East Frontage Road of Interstate 55 just south of Madison Avenue to respond to the crash. Authorities sai

WJTV.COM - 2017-11-22 15:05:39

University Wellness Center Madison location closing at the end of the month

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) - The University Wellness Center Madison location is closing at the end of the month. The center sent letters to members to update them on the status of finding a new location. University Wellness Madison will close effective end of business Thursday, Nov. 30. Members were noti

WJTV.COM - 2017-11-22 22:23:43

Madison Police enforcing traffic route for Richardson Light Show

Opponents of a Madison Christmas light display have now taken their fight to the county. An injunction has been filed in Madison County Chancery Court in an attempt to stop the Richardson's from lighting their display, which draws thousands every year. Their neighbors argue it's a nuisance. If you p


Madison County groups name youth leadership class

The Madison County Business League & Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority recently named their 2017-18 Madison County Youth Leadership Class. The three-day program will teach students about local, county and state governments as well as Madison County’s quality of life. S