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Two Men Arrested by Lake Wales Police After Gun Incident

Two young Lake Wales residents found themselves quickly in the custody of police after one attempted to rob a man near Polk Avenue Elementary school. According to police, the... — Updated 9/30/2023

 By Robert Connors    News 

US 27 Closed by Multi-vehicle Crash

New details are slowly emerging after the huge pileup crash Thursday evening at the intersection of US 27 and Chalet Suzanne Road in Lake Wales. "Several people were injured" in... — Updated 9/29/2023


Tampa Woman Arrested by LWPD After Theft of $6000 Necklace

A 37 year old Tampa resident was arrested following quick action by Lake Wales Police officers who responded to a reported robbery. The suspect was charged with stealing a $6,000... — Updated 9/22/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Property Tax Rate Raised by One Mill

The first ad valorum tax rate increase in nearly a decade was approved by the Lake Wales city commission on first reading Wednesday. The new property tax hike of 16.34 percent will... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Police Labor Contract Approved by Union, City of Lake Wales,

An agreement approving a new three-year contract between the City of Lake Wales and city police patrol officers and sergeants was ratified by local members of the West Central... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Eric Marshall    News

Lighted Stops for School Buses Provided Through City Effort

All 130 school bus stops throughout Lake Wales are well-lit following the efforts of city staff. The improvements came after a thorough assessment was completed by City of Lake... — Updated 9/14/2023


Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club Kicks Off Fall Festival Planning

Plans are underway for its 2nd Annual Fall Festival, a free event that features food trucks, beer, music, professional carnival games, inflatables including two bounce houses,... — Updated 8/29/2023


Local Woman's Club Awards $5,000 to Teachers This School Year

Area teachers are now eligible to apply for individual grants of up to $250 that can fund special classroom activities or programs that can enhance the educational process for their... — Updated 8/9/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Six New Patrol Officers Sworn in to Serve Lake Wales Police Department

Six new patrol officers were sworn in to serve the citizens of Lake Wales during a moving ceremony at the Lake Wales City Administration Building Monday evening. More than 40... — Updated 8/8/2023


Gun Violence Leaves Two Local Men Dead at Grove Manor

Two Lake Wales men were killed Sunday evening in a pair of shootings, and investigators are seeking reasons. According to reports, the first victim was found in an apartment in the... — Updated 8/7/2023


Two Arrested for Drug Sales While Working at Pizza Restaurant

Two employees of a popular Lake Wales pizza outlet found themselves arrested Thursday after police alleged that pizza was not the only thing people were buying at the restaurant.... — Updated 6/28/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Mardi Gras Dishes Out Grants to Area Charities

Representatives of thirteen area charitable organizations were smiling Thursday evening as they assembled to receive grant awards resulting from the efforts of the Lake Wales Mardi... — Updated 6/23/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Black Bear Surprises Early-Morning Walkers on Lake Wailes Trail

An endangered Florida Black Bear was spotted perched high in an oak tree by walkers using the popular Lake Wailes Trail Thursday morning. The bear was sitting on a high branch, and... — Updated 6/11/2023


State Attorney Rules August 2022 Police Shooting Was Justified

In a long-delayed ruling, the State Attorney's office has announced that their investigation into a exchange of gunfire between police and a suspect last August determined that poli... — Updated 6/7/2023


Lake Wales Man Dies in US 27 Traffic Crash

An apparent medical incident that left a driver partially incapacitated ended with a fatal rear-end crash on US 27 at Washington Avenue. The Medical Examiners investigation... — Updated 5/28/2023


Two Haines City Men Dead After Driver Reportedly Ran Traffic Light on US 27

Two Haines City men are dead and a third hospitalized following an early morning crash on US Highway 27. Lake Wales Traffic Homicide Investigators determined that a car driven by... — Updated 5/25/2023


Police Seek Driver of Cadillac in Crash That Claimed Two Lives

Police are seeking the whereabouts of a Haines City man who reportedly drove at high speed and ran a red light on US 27, resulting in the deaths of his two passengers. Lake Wales... — Updated 5/24/2023


"StirringWaters" Offers Social Connections to Those Living With Disabilities

Disabilities affect a surprisingly-large percentage of the American population, and too often those physical limitations bring along an unnecessary set of social limitations. The... — Updated 5/22/2023


Second Fatal Incident in Same Day Takes Life of Orlando Woman

May 13- An argument and poor judgement led to the death of an Orlando woman Saturday night, only some three hours after the traffic death of a Lake Wales man nearby. According to... — Updated 5/15/2023

 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wailes Park Festival Grows Family Fun, Music, Food, and Games

Lake Wailes Park will again host a day of family fun on Saturday, April 29 as the city celebrates the annual Olmsted Day in the Park. This years' event promises to be bigger and... — Updated 4/20/2023


Marcus Kirby, former School Trustee, Granted Probation

Marcus Kirby, a former associate pastor at HighPoint Church in Lake Wales, has been ordered to serve 10 years' probation and pay $67,491 in restitution to his former employer, the... — Updated 4/6/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

City Commission Gives Attorney "Unsatisfactory" Marks in Annual Review

It was a very unhappy group of Lake Wales City Commissioners who spent more than 45 minutes discussing their generally dismal evaluations of City Attorney Chuck Galloway Wednesday.... — Updated 4/1/2023


Lake Wales Police Recover Stolen Property Valued At Over $400,000

Lake Wales Police have recovered more than $400,000 worth of stolen property and arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of dealing in stolen property. The Friday February 17, arrest... — Updated 2/28/2023


Excessive Speed a Factor in Saturday Death of Lake Wales Man in US 27 Crash

A Lake Wales man is dead after speeding into a slower vehicle on US 27 early Saturday morning. Officers from the Lake Wales Police Department responded to calls reporting a vehicle... — Updated 2/25/2023


First Responders Honored at Chamber Luncheon

Representatives of three different first responder organizations were honored at a special luncheon organized by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, held at the... — Updated 2/3/2023


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