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 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


City to Adopt $68+ Million Annual Budget

Significant growth within the municipal limits of Lake Wales is driving changes in the city’s annual budget, which will see significant investments in improvements to city... — Updated 9/7/2021


Lake Wales Man Killed in Collision - US 27 Closed for Almost Five Hours

A fatal crash between a light pickup truck and a Freightliner resulted in an afternoon-long blockage of US 27 in Lake Wales Saturday. Edwin McMillan, 62, of Lake Wales was... — Updated 9/5/2021


Lamar Goff, 1944-2021

Lamar Goff, 76, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born September 8, 1944 in Lake Wales, to the late Daniel and Margaret Goff. Lamar was a retired Police Officer for the Frostproof Police Depar... — Updated 8/29/2021

 By Brian Ackley    News

Police Body Camera Training Paves Way for Full Rollout in Fall

Members of the Lake Wales Police Department have been pleased with the roll out of eight body-worn cameras already in use, with an additional 24 cameras to come on line later this... — Updated 8/29/2021


Gary Helm, 1947-2021

Gary Larson Helm, 74, of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Select Special Hospital in Orlando. He was born May 20, 1947 in Lake Wales, to the late Elmer and Lola... — Updated 8/9/2021


Hometown Hero and Former Police Chief Helm Remembered

Retired Lake Wales Police Chief Gary Helm died July 29 after a lengthy illness and hospitalization. He was 74. Many people in Lake Wales remember him as a community hero, who as a... — Updated 7/31/2021


Lake Wales Police Start Body Camera Pilot Implementation

It was a "bumpy start" as Lake Wales rolled out one-fourth of their new police worn body cameras Monday, July 26. Police Chief Chris Velasquez said the department will use the... — Updated 7/29/2021


Police Investigating 48 Vehicle Burglaries in One Night

Lake Wales Police are investigating a rash of 48 vehicle burglaries between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, June 14. The bold burglars in some cases broke windows to gain acces... — Updated 7/17/2021


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