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  • Lee County Board of Education seeks funding

    SANFORD–It’s budget season and city and county officials are holding work sessions with agency heads to get their wish lists.  Commissioners held a work session for two hours prior to the regular meeting Monday and heard from Superintendent Jeff Moss and CCCC President, Dr. Bud Marchant.  The Board of Education also met Monday evening and approved a budget that includes a $3.3 million local budget request.  The budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year amounts to more than $19 million. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits and Oldies.

  • Tax distribution will remain as is….for now

    SANFORD–Voting along party lines plus one, Lee County Commissioners defeated a motion to change the formula for distributing sales tax revenues.  Commissioner Jim Womack’s motion failed on a four three vote with commissioners Robert Reives, Ed Paschal, Richard Hayes and “Doc” Oldham voting against and Chairman Linda Shook, Charlie Parks and Jim Womack voting in favor.  During the public comment portion of the meeting, three of four speakers spoke against the change including Broadway Mayor Don Andrews.  A change in distribution would have probably meant a tax increase for residents of Sanford and Broadway. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on […]

  • Suspended Secret Service Members Partied at Colombian Brothel

    Suspended Secret Service Members Partied at Colombian Brothel

    (CARTAGENA, Colombia) — The Secret Service personnel relieved of duty for alleged misconduct in Colombia were partying at a Cartagena brothel called the Pley Club, ABC News has learned. The men were drinking heavily during their night out and enlisted the services of the club’s prostitutes, according to a bouncer at the club and a police source. Prostitution is legal in Colombia and the women who work at the Pley Club, located in the Bosque neighborhood of Cartagena, live on the site of the club. The club, located on a dusty street in the industrial Bosque neighborhood, has a rough […]

  • Burning Bodies Discovered in Florida Were Two Young Men

    Burning Bodies Discovered in Florida Were Two Young Men

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Two bicyclists out for an early morning ride in Florida made a gruesome discovery when a fire turned out to be two burning bodies.  Police have now disclosed that the victims were two young men. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 6:41 a.m. on Sunday about a fire that had been spotted on Cady Way Trail on a grassy hill beside a small wooden bridge.  The trail is often used by bicyclists and walkers. “The caller(s) were using the trail when they came upon the fire and the realization that it could be two […]

  • New National Weather Service Warnings Helped, Meteorologist Says

    New National Weather Service Warnings Helped, Meteorologist Says

    (SILVER SPRING, Md.) — When it comes to escaping the path of a tornado, every second counts. So when an unpredictable, massive storm system that produced over 75 reported twisters began brewing in the Plains states over the weekend, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center took the unusual step of issuing dire warnings in advance, using phrases like “life-threatening event” and “catastrophic.” For the next few weeks, the NWS will be studying whether these series of warnings, using specific, powerful words, will make a difference in helping people survive these vicious storms. Mike Hudson, a meteorologist for the NWS, […]

  • Marine Questioned In Case of Missing San Diego Woman

    Marine Questioned In Case of Missing San Diego Woman

    (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — An active-duty marine arrested on an unrelated charge is being questioned in connection with a 22-year-old Fallbrook, Calif., woman who has been missing since Friday. Brittany Dawn Killgore was last seen by a friend on Friday in Fallbrook around 5 p.m. Police believe the marine, 45-year-old Louis Ray Perez, was the last person seen with Brittany. Perez, who is based at Camp Pendleton, was booked at the San Diego Central Jail on an unrelated charge of possession of a stolen AR-15 assault rifle. According to the San Diego Central Jail website, Perez was arrested Sunday and […]

  • Roger Clemens Jury Pool Asked About Steroids and Baseball

    Roger Clemens Jury Pool Asked About Steroids and Baseball

    (WASHINGTON) — The judge in the retrial of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens Monday walked potential jurors through a list of 86 questions that they were required to respond to, ranging from their interest in sports and baseball to their thoughts about steroids and human growth hormone and what they think about Congress. Several potential jurors said they believed performance-enhancing drugs were widely used in professional sports but that the issue would not prevent them from giving Clemens a fair trial. Clemens was indicted in August 2010 on charges of obstruction of Congress, perjury and false statements as […]