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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
July 4 celebration starts at 2, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
City celebration starts at 2 p.m. Saturday The City of Lake Wales is hosting an Independence Day Celebration from 2-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 on the shores of Lake Wailes. The fireworks will … read more.
Florida DOH encourages healthy and safe swimming
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
Residents are encouraged to practice healthy and safe swimming this summer, the Florida Department of Health said, adding while playing in the pool can be fun, injuries and illnesses due … read more.
Gold Star Mother to receive recognition July 4
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
Karen Vaughn, Gold Star Mother, national speaker, Florida local director for Concerned Veterans for America, will be receiving the Honor and Remember Flag at 11 a.m. on July 4 at … read more.
In a flash
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but for one local, once was more than enough for her and her neighbor. Hillside Avenue resident Sophia Partain was home … read more.
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SunPass rates going up on toll roads
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
SunPass users will see an increase in tolls when traveling on Florida’s Turnpike starting Wednesday. The 1.6 percent will go into effect due to a 2007 state law that allows state officials to adjust SunPass and toll-by-plate rates every year … read more.


Night lane closures on Scenic
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
Nighttime drivers in Lake Wales who use Scenic Highway might be in for some delays staring next week, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. A long project on 3.5 mile stretch of State Road 17, from near Mountain Lake … read more.

Circle B trail to get new look point
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
The construction of an observation area along Marsh Rabbit Run at Circle B Bar Reserve is in the works. Work on the observation area will begin on Monday and the trail will be closed to hikers during that time. The … read more.

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State, National and World News
Hot dog king eats to keep title today
Fri  Jul 3 2015 09:28PM
(CNN) — When it comes to the world of competitive eating, it’s feast or famine, eat or be eaten. And not to rub salt in wounds, when it comes to making mincemeat of the competition, American Joey Chestnut is still … read more.

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday, would … read more.

Estate of ‘Untouchables’ Ness in legal fight over old stock
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of “Untouchables” Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million. … read more.

Serial stowaway wannabe released from jail
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes around the country has been released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago, insisting she’s through with her run of stowaway attempts. “I feel free as a … read more.

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