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  • Traffic in Congested US Cities Costs Drivers Extra 5.5B Hours a Year

    Traffic in Congested US Cities Costs Drivers Extra 5.5B Hours a Year

    (NEW YORK) — If you live in one of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, you may want to allot yourself some extra time before hitting the road to make that doctor’s appointment or job interview. A report out Tuesday by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute finds that taking what should be a 20-minute trip can take as long as two hours in the nation’s most congested cities because of traffic. Washington, D.C., is the worst offender this year, followed by Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, New York-Newark and Boston.  Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle rounded out the Urban Mobility Report’s […]

  • Only one property needs action after the tornadoes two years ago

    SANFORD–Bob Bridwell of the city/county economic development department  says only one property needs attention after tornadoes  two years ago  destroyed several communities.  Commissioners voted to complete the project.  County Manager John Crumpton said most of the million plus dollars used to rebuild the county have been repaid by the Federal government.

  • County commissioners adopt a resolution to preserve & defend the Constitution

    SANFORD–Despite pleas from former commissioner Richard Hayes, Democratic Party Chair Ann McCracken, and concerned citizen Gladys McAuley not to adopt a resolution written by Commissioner Kirk Smith regarding  the U. S. Constitution and N. C. Constitution, the measure passed along party lines on a vote of four to two during last night’s meeting of Lee County Commissioners.  Many residents spoke off the record after the meeting with one saying she was embarrassed to call Lee County home. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead, Child Safe, Officials Say

    Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead, Child Safe, Officials Say

    (MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A week-long Alabama standoff in which a retired trucker held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker has ended with the kidnapper dead and the child safe, according to law enforcement. “FBI Agents safely recovered the child who’s been held hostage for nearly a week,” FBI Special Agent Steve Richardson said at a news conference. Officials were able to insert a high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor the movements of the suspect, Richard Lee Dykes, 65, and they became increasingly concerned that he might act out, according to a law enforcement source with direct […]

  • Sexual Encounters Allegedly an 'Everyday Thing' Among Students at California Preschool

    Sexual Encounters Allegedly an 'Everyday Thing' Among Students at California Preschool

    (CARSON, Calif.) — Sexual encounters between 4- and 5-year-old students were allegedly an “everyday thing” at a private California preschool that is closing its doors after coming under attack for a lack of supervision, the mother of a 5-year-old former student said. “It’s unfathomable on so many levels. For one, that it actually happened. For two, where it happened. For three, how often something happened,” the mother of the girl told ABC News affiliate in Los Angeles KABC-TV in an exclusive interview. Some students in the preschool class at the First Lutheran Church of Carson School in Carson, Calif., would […]

  • Jodi Arias Takes the Stand and Says She Killed Travis Alexander, Planned Suicide

    Jodi Arias Takes the Stand and Says She Killed Travis Alexander, Planned Suicide

    (PHOENIX) — Jodi Arias took the stand Monday and quickly told the jury that she killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in a bloody attack in 2008. And in a surprise, Arias told the jury that she planned to also kill herself. “Did you kill Travis Alexander?” defense attorney Kirk Nurmi asked Arias immediately after she took the stand. “Yes,” Arias said softly, turning to look at the jury. “Why?” “The simple answer is that he attacked me and I defended myself,” she said. Arias also explained why she said in a news interview that “no jury would ever convict” her […]

  • Reba Plays a Version of Herself in "Malibu Country"

    Reba Plays a Version of Herself in "Malibu Country"

    Reba has been an open book with her fans for decades now, so it’s no wonder she’s comfortable playing what is pretty much a version of herself on her new show Malibu Country.  Reba stopped by Good Morning America Monday to chat about her role as single mom Reba Mackenzie saying, “What you see is what you get.  I am pretty much that character.  I try to raise my kids right.  I try to discipline ’em, just like in real life.” Reba’s on-screen relationship with Lily Tomlin, who plays her character’s mother Lillie Mae, also mirrors Reba’s relationship with her […]