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Man dead after abusing family, exchanging gunfire with Polk deputies, officials say

A man who exchanged gunfire with Polk Deputies after threatening his family and beating his wife with a pool cue, is dead, authorities said. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd held a press conference on Saturday releasing details on what happened at a home on Cottage Hill Street in Lake Wales. Authoriti

WESH - 2018-01-21 00:55:00

'He was a ball of life': As family mourns pedestrian who was killed, driver faces upgraded charges

LAKELAND - Michelle Sharpe dreaded the moment when her son took his last breath. When it came earlier this month, she had stepped away from his bedside for mere minutes. She had told him she'd be back, recognizing that he probably didn't comprehend what she was saying. And even as she hoped she woul

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-21 00:08:56

Lake Wales man killed in shootout with deputies

LAKE WALES - A 46-year-old Lake Wales man died Saturday following a shootout with four Polk County deputies at his home. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the incident began early Saturday morning when Shannon Jason Cables, 46, assaulted his wife and 19-year-old daughter in their home at 4235 Cott

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-20 23:39:14

Man shoots at deputies in Polk County, officials say

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies who were involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon were not injured, according to officials from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Officials said the shooting happened on Cottage Hill Road in Lake Wales. No deputies were injured but officials said a man who shot at the

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-01-20 20:54:46

Letter: Hoping for King's dream, Dreamers zapped by Durbin's disclosure

I had the true pleasure of hearing from Dr. Mary Francis Berry the other day, leader of the Clinton-era Civil Rights Administration and now a history professor at the University of Pennsylvania. It was a day after the now-infamous profane exclamations by President Donald Trump about countries he th

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-21 05:01:00

Nurses can now get multistate licenses

POLK COUNTY - Nurses can now apply for a multistate license under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Health. Under the agreement, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses no longer have to obtain an additional license to practice

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-20 01:37:10

Editorial: A lesson in how the world works

Amazon put many desperate communities out of their misery last week - and, in doing so, reaffirmed a sad reality of contemporary capitalism that we in Polk County should heed. The Seattle-based online retail giant, after much anticipation, announced the finalists among cities seeking to become the

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-21 05:01:00

Walmart stores hold free health screening Saturday

LAKELAND - Walmart stores in Lakeland are offering a free Wellness Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, which will include screening for blood glucose levels, blood pressure level and body mass index, as well as availability of low-cost vaccines, according to a news release from the corporatio

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-20 01:39:10

Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming to Havre Wednesday

January 19, 2018 For one day, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival screens in Havre's Cottonwood Cinema 4 Wednesday, giving locals a chance to view 13 independent short films that focus on environmental concerns. Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument have partnered with the California-based South Yuba


Agenda - Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees

January 19, 2018 The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Robins School Administration Building. The agenda for the meeting is: A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Roll call 3. Welcome to visitors 4. Agenda deletions or corrections, if any B. N


Havre and why it's so cold

Frost shrouds trees on Second Avenue in Havre Jan. 5. A combination of factors in Havre including elevation and being in a valley contribute to the city often having different weather conditions than nearby areas, including a 50-degree temperature difference between Havre and the Bear Paw Mountains


HPS touts Pony Pride at Havre Chamber meeting

January 18, 2018 A group of Havre Public School faculty, staff and students spoke at the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting about the district's Pony Pride Initiative. Pony Pride is the local version of the Montana Behavioral Initiative. MBI programs are meant to encourage positive sta


Hi-Line Living: Activities abound at Boys & Girls Club

January 19, 2018 Ryan Welch/Havre Daily News Every weekday afternoon scores of children disembark from school buses outside of the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line. When the crowds of children rush through the door, the environment goes from one of quiet to one of active children chattering and la


Havre entering arbitration on Bullhook project, working on tree damage

January 17, 2018 Courtesy photo Dave Peterson Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson updated the Havre City Council at their Tuesday night meeting about the work his department is doing throughout the city, including attorneys for the city visiting the site of the Bullhook storm drain project lat


North Star speech and drama invites people to open house

North Star High School speech and drama team members Daniel Nerat, back, from left, Karalyn Reagan, Ashley Otto, Peytan King and Hayden Massar, and Garret Pederson, front, left, and Jewel Wicks pose for a photograph Saturday with their awards from the Simms speech tournament. Not pictured is Aubrey


Mother initiates North Star playground fundraiser

January 17, 2018 Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch Kira King, left, and Jessica Troupe accept a check for $1,000 Tuesday in North Star Elementary School in Gildford from Shaud Schwarzbach of Northwest Farm Credit Services. The North Star Elementary School playground was vandalized last summer and a Hingha


Grindr robberies in southeast Dallas were possible hate crimes, police say

Police are investigating a string of assaults and robberies in southeast Dallas as possible hate crimes in which victims were targeted through Grindr, a dating app geared toward gay men. Four victims on Dec. 12 were lured to a vacant apartment in the 8000 block of Chariot Street after communicating

WFAA - 2018-01-21 05:01:42

Police chase of suspected drunk driver ends in crash involving school bus

PLANO, TEXAS - A police chase of suspected drunk driver ended in a crash involving multiple vehicles and a Plano ISD school bus Friday afternoon. Allen police started pursuing the DWI suspect, identified as 30-year-old Adam Pigott, at about 2:30 p.m. when they received a report of a drunk driver ne

WFAA - 2018-01-20 02:43:34

One woman, two marches: Can pro-life women be feminists?

Rachel Lamb saw as much fate as coincidence in the proximity of massive, back-to-back rallies Saturday - first the feminist-themed Dallas Women's March, then the annual anti-abortion March for Life. She was an enthusiastic participant in both. "When I mapped out the routes for these marches, I was,

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-20 19:44:12

Pink-clad multitude gathers downtown for 2nd annual Dallas Women's March

Thousands marched through downtown Dallas for a second straight year in support of women's rights. Carrying signs that read "My daughters will change the world" and "There's a new SHEriff in town, boys," protesters in pink walked from St. Paul United Methodist Church to Pike Park. The Dallas Women's

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-20 19:19:27