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Friday, Jul 31, 2015
Floodwaters, worries receding in Elfers
Sections of Elfers Parkway remained flooded Thursday as the Anclote River, swollen by relenting rains this week, began to recede.
Residents are breathing easier as waters recede. By 1 p.m. Thursday, the river had dropped to 20 1⁄2 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The river’s flood stage is 20 feet.
Polk depties believe Danny Thompson is driving a 2006 Ford 150 Super Crew Cab with Florida tag 212-6PD.
Polk deputies seek man in Mulberry shooting this afternoon
Tampa Bay Rays' Curt Casali, right, hugs Steven Souza Jr. in the dugout after Casili hit a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price on Tuesday.
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Roberta Rene Cable, 41, last was seen Dec. 14, 2013, at the house at 1700 Owen Drive home where she lived with a 63-year-old male friend for about a month.
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