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  • No guns in county parks

    SANFORD–The new state law doesn’t matter!  The Lee County Parks and Recreation Commission voted Tuesday to ban open or concealed handguns in public parks.  A recent issue of a park attendee openly carrying a handgun at a baseball game,  resulted in the issue being brought to the table for discussion.  Now, all firearms, open or concealed, are banned from county operated recreation facilities. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • The Lee County Board of Elections dismisses complaint

    SANFORD–For the second time this month, the Lee County Board of Elections has dismissed complaints filed by members of the Lee County Republican party left over from the May 8 Primary.  Tuesday afternoon, the board, on a two to one vote, dismissed as frivolous,  a complaint filed against a local political action committee by Republican party chairman, Charles Staley.  The motion to dismiss was made by Attorney Jon Silverman, and seconded by chairwoman, Attorney Susan Feindel.  Republican board member Shannon Gurwitch casts the dissenting vote.  The issue has also been filed with the state board.  Earlier this month, the board filed […]

  • Thousands of dollars in Scholarships will be awarded Wednesday

    SANFORD–It’s awards night at Lee County High School and thousands of dollars in scholarships will be handed out during the event scheduled for 7 PM in the auditorium.  Thousands of dollars in scholarships was handed out last Friday morning at Southern Lee High School.  The end of school is drawing to a close locally with many graduations scheduled beginning June 1. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

    Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

    (DETROIT) — A pregnant woman who was kidnapped, set on fire and shot in the back, in what police say was a horrific attempt to kill her unborn baby, gave birth to a boy Tuesday, hours before her ex-boyfriend and another man were charged in the attack. Latonya Bowman, 22, was only eight months pregnant, but doctors performed an emergency Caesarean section Tuesday morning. Jamal Rogers, the child’s father, and his roommate Antonio Mathis, both 22, were arraigned Tuesday on kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy charges and could face life in prison. Both requested court-appointed lawyers. They were denied bail. […]

  • Sister of Etan Patz Murder Suspect Says Police Ignored Her Pleas

    Sister of Etan Patz Murder Suspect Says Police Ignored Her Pleas

    (CAMDEN, N.J.) — The sister of Etan Patz’s confessed killer says New Jersey police ignored her pleas to investigate Pedro Hernandez, allowing the suspect in the boy’s murder to walk free for 33 years. Norma Hernandez says she told police in Camden, N.J., in the early 1980s that her brother had admitted to members of his church that he killed a boy in New York City in 1979. “I went down to the police station and told them that my brother had killed and strangled a little boy,” Norma Hernandez told ABC News. She says she implored police to investigate […]

  • Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and More Performing with Joe Walsh on CMT’s "Crossroads"

    Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and More Performing with Joe Walsh on CMT’s "Crossroads"

    Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes will join Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh for the special CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh & Friends premiering Saturday, June 23 at 11 p.m. Eastern. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Topwill also perform on the show. The stars will collaborate with Joe on his solo hits, as well as a few of his Eagles classics. Joe says, “Nothing beats country music with a little rock & roll sprinkled on top.  We’re going to mix up a batch and see what happens. I got a real good feeling about it.” Joe’s new solo […]

  • Naval Academy Graduates First Paraplegic Student

    Naval Academy Graduates First Paraplegic Student

    (ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — On Tuesday 1,099 students of the U.S. Naval Academy graduated, after being honored with a keynote speech by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. As at any commencement ceremony, each diploma was received with jubilation from the newly-commissioned Navy or Marine Corps officer and their family. But one midshipman drew more thunderous applause than any other: 22-year-old Kevin Hillery. Hillery is the first student at the Naval Academy to graduate as a paraplegic. Paralyzed from the waist down, Hillery earned a degree in economics. He lost the use of his legs in a freak accident during a trip to […]