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Marijuana Production Site Planned for Warehouse Facility in Lake Wales
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:18:54 -0700

The city known for the Singing Tower and Spook Hill could soon be the marijuana production capital of Florida.

New Chief of Florida Strawberry Growers Association Faces Challenges
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:30:14 -0700

Kenneth Parker wanted a change in his life, and he made a big one. After working nearly 30 years in the private sector, Parker, 49, took the very public job of executive director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association based in Dover.

Waldo places interim police chief on leave
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:22:35 -0700

WALDO, Fla. (AP) — Waldo city officials have placed the acting police chief on administrative leave after allegations from fellow officers that he installed city-owned surveillance equipment for personal use and improperly stored evidence.

Bradley: Waldo moving toward ending speed traps
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:22:51 -0700

State Sen. Rob Bradley said plans for the Alachua County Sheriff's Office to temporarily take over the Waldo Police Department was the first step toward putting an end to the speed traps.

Waldo police officers allege ticket quota, other improprieties
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:36:12 -0700

The Waldo City Council on Tuesday night heard about an hour's worth of testimony from a supermajority of its police officers.

Caught in own speed trap? Waldo weighs options after cops disclose ticket quota
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:05:58 -0700

“The city takes these allegations very seriously, and we are working with our counsel to determine the best course of action,” Kim Worley wrote in a signed statement.

Interim Waldo chief also suspended over ticket quota
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:37:39 -0700

Smith was suspended on Thursday morning due a new state investigation, and he subsequently failed to show up for traffic court.

'American Ninja Warrior' 2014 National Finals: Meet The 75 Contestants Taking On Mount Midoriyama In Las Vegas [VIDEOS]
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:01:51 -0700

The national finals of the "American Ninja Warrior" 2014 season begin Monday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC. NBC

Police chief, interim chief suspended as investigation continues
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:07:35 -0700

The state of Florida continues to investigate the Waldo Police Department, where the chief's own officers accused him of making them meet a ticket quota.

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:25:50 -0700

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TEACHERS UNION, OTHERS SUE VOUCHER PROGRAM Florida's teachers union along with the NAACP and organizations representing school boards and school officials are suing over the state's largest private school voucher program.The ...