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 By Special to the News    News 

Police Arrest Tow-Truck Operator, Charged With Theft of Auto

A vehicle reported as stolen by the owner from near the RaceTrac gas station has been recovered from a Haines City towing yard, leading to the arrest of the tow truck operator.... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Shooter Dead, Two Victims Wounded After Incident

Lake Wales Police have apparently unraveled the threads of a fatal shooting that occurred shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday, August 28. Lake Wales Police were summoned... — Updated 9/9/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Police K-9, Violent Felon Killed in Exchange of Gunfire

A convicted felon and a Lake Wales Police Department canine were killed in a shooting in Lake Wales Wednesday morning. Ernest Borders, 57, was killed in the exchange of gunfire... — Updated 8/20/2022

 By News Staff    Ridge Life

Clear Choice Dermatology Celebrates First Anniversary With Plan for the Future

Growing a Lake Wales medical practice of his own has long been the vision of one area physician, an outcome that has come to fruition for Dr. Ray Knisley, a board-certified... — Updated 8/13/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Police Seek Shooter Still at Large

A shooting in a parking lot has left one victim with wounds and a suspect on the run. Lake Wales police officers responded to the mid-evening call from the Lake Wales Garden... — Updated 7/5/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Independence Day Festivities Offered in Lake Wales

An Independence Day celebration in the best Lake Wales tradition is on tap this week as the City of Lake Wales rolls out a big effort to "bring out the community," according to... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Family Fun for the Fourth!

An Independence Day celebration in the best Lake Wales tradition is on tap this week as the City of Lake Wales rolls out a big effort to "bring out the community," according to... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Florida Avenue Closures Intended to Alleviate School Traffic Issues

A new traffic pattern for Janie Howard Wilson Elementary is hoped to relieve problematic congestion along North Scenic Highway during the coming school year. A plan developed by... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Armed Robbery of Gate Service Station Reported

An armed robber wearing a hoodie and mask stole an undisclosed amount of money from a cashier at the Gate gas station near the city limits on US 27 north Monday night. Police are se... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Eric Marshall    News

CRA Housing Rehab Program Offers Help to Northwest Neighborhood

The City of Lake Wales and area partners are lending a helping hand to seniors, providing home improvements and repairs The city's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Legacy... — Updated 4/6/2022


Sheriff Denies Any Endorsement in City Elections

Most Lake Wales voters have received a pair of deceptive postcards mailed by two out-of-town political committees that have caused Sheriff Grady Judd to issue a statement denying... — Updated 4/5/2022


Middle School Girls Learn to be Fearless at Weekend Camp

Nearly two dozen middle school girls from Lake Wales and the surrounding area spent the weekend March 11-13 at camp learning about female empowerment and being encouraged to be... — Updated 3/18/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Police Respond to Call About Shots Fired

Lake Wales Police are seeking witnesses or information after receiving a call about shots being fired within an apartment complex only two blocks from McLaughlin Middle School. The... — Updated 3/10/2022


Autumn Cochella Earns Certification As City Planner

It took only a few months working in the Development Services Division at the City of Lake Wales for Autumn Cochella to realize she had found her passion and a life-long career... — Updated 1/24/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

US 27 Closure to Impact Traffic This Weekend

The impending 54-hour closure of US 27 is expected to snarl traffic throughout the city for an entire weekend, but Florida Department of Transportation planners are taking steps to... — Updated 1/18/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Six Students Arrested After Lunch-Hour Fight at High School

A brawl that erupted on the campus of Lake Wales High School Wednesday ended with Lake Wales Police putting six students in handcuffs. Two of the students involved were over age 18.... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Dramatic Video of Crash as Police Cruiser, Two Other Vehicles Destroyed in Crash

A Lake Wales police Department vehicle was totaled in a night-time crash Tuesday evening after the officer stopped to aid a the driver of a disabled vehicle. Miraculously, no one... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Polk State Lake Wales Enrollment Doubles to 1,200 Students

Polk State's Lake Wales campus, located entirely in the two-story JD Alexander Center on Central Avenue, has doubled its student population. Enrollment has grown from 600 to 1,200... — Updated 11/30/2021


Polk State Lake Wales Grows to 1,200 Students, Thanks to One Man's Efforts

The inspiration of hard-working parents who wanted their children to have a better life has led their son to "pay it forward" by leading others to higher callings through Polk... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Resident Charged with Beating Local Woman

A local woman is in critical condition after being found badly beaten in an apartment early Saturday morning. Lake Wales Police responded to a call of an individual expressing... — Updated 11/20/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

Arrest Made in June Robbery and Shooting

In a busy week for the Lake Wales Police Department, detectives have made an arrest in yet another violent crime which occurred on June 4 of this year. Jaheim Romulus, 19, of Frostp... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Police Make Arrest in Violent Assault

A suspect has been arrested in a stabbing attack that left a victim in critical condition, according to Lake Wales Police Department Deputy Chief David Black II. The reportedly... — Updated 10/30/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Human Trafficking Symposium Raises Community Awareness of Invisible Problem

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery." With these words the One More Child organization describes the silently pervasive problem of human trafficking, which involves both... — Updated 10/28/2021

A photo of Special Olympian Joseph Lunsford and Deputy Chief David Black

Joseph Lunsford of Lake Wales Chosen to Represent Florida at Special Olympics USA

In a special recognition of his efforts, Lake Wales resident Joseph Lunsford will be the recipient of his very own "day" upon the issuance of a Proclamation from the City of Lake... — Updated 10/16/2021


At Age 97, A Home Rehab is An Unexpected Blessing

Ardella Green has been a resident of Lake Wales since 1942 and at 97 years old, she has gotten to the point in life that climbing up to fix the roof of her aging home on Alabama Str... — Updated 10/1/2021


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