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  • Filing deadline is looming

    Former Lee County Commissioner  Amy Dalrymple threw her hat into the ring Monday morning vying for a seat on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.   Dalrymple, who lives in Broadway, was a strong candidate in her first quest for public office.  She is a registered Democrat and has joined a growing list of Republican candidates for the four at-large seats.

  • California Schoolgirl’s Death in Fight Ruled a Homicide

    California Schoolgirl’s Death in Fight Ruled a Homicide

    (LONG BEACH, Calif.) — The death of an 11-year-old Southern California schoolgirl after a fight with another student has been ruled a homicide, the coroner said on Monday. Investigators said Joanna Ramos, a fifth-grader at Willard Elementary School in Long Beach, died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Ramos died at 9 p.m. Friday.  Earlier that afternoon, she and another fifth-grade girl had planned to fight in an alley near the school. “They were fighting over a boy, just for a boy,” classmate Stephanie Soltero told ABC News affiliate KABC, crying.  “It’s just stupid.” Police said there were seven witnesses […]

  • April 16th was a dark day for many

    SANFORD–Many homes were lost when tornadoes touched down in Lee County on April 1 April 16, 2011.  Jobs were lost and many people were left homeless for quite some time.  People have had difficulty getting back on their feet.   Many agencies provided assistance such as United Way, Salvation Army, etc.  Without the help the agencies provided, many would have suffered even greater hardship.  Now, the Salvation Army needs help.  Ashley Laton, store manager, said donations and contributions seem to have dried up.  She said the need is great. Salvation Army employees will pick up furniture and appliances

  • Rutgers Defendant’s Text: ‘What Did You Tell Them?’

    Rutgers Defendant’s Text: ‘What Did You Tell Them?’

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Rutgers University student Molly Wei received text messages from Dharun Ravi while she was questioned by police about the alleged webcam spying of Tyler Clementi’s gay tryst, she said Monday in court. “I think that he thought we were going to get in trouble, so he wanted to make it seem like it was more of an accident,” Wei, 19, testified in a New Jersey court Monday. Wei took the witness stand to testify against Ravi, 19, who is accused of activating a webcam to spy on his roommate, Clementi, 18, just days before Clementi killed […]

  • Little Big Town Bringing Fans into the Studio Wednesday

    Little Big Town Bringing Fans into the Studio Wednesday

    Little Big Town is going into the studio this week to record its fifth studio album, and you can get in on the action. The band will host a live chat Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ET on Livestream and then leave the feed open in the studio for the rest of the evening.  Little Big Town’s Kimberly, Karen, Jimi and Phillip will fill fans in on more details about the new album during the chat.  Eric Church’s producer Jay Joyce has signed on to work on Little Big Town’s new album too. On the road, Little Big Town will hit the […]

  • Pentagon Identifies Americans Killed in Kabul Shooting

    Pentagon Identifies Americans Killed in Kabul Shooting

    (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has confirmed the identity of the second American high-ranking Army officer who was killed in a shooting inside Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry as Maj. Robert Marchanti of Baltimore, Maryland. Afghan police believe the shooting, which occurred in one of the most secure government complexes in the country and also took the life of Lt. Col. John Loftis of Paducah, Kentucky, was carried out by a 25-year-old Afghan police officer. The incident, in addition to widespread protests, was believed to be part of a violent reaction to the U.S. military’s admission it had burned some copies of the […]

  • California Schoolgirl’s Death in Fight Ruled Homicide

    California Schoolgirl’s Death in Fight Ruled Homicide

    (LOS ANGELES) — The death of a 10-year-old Southern California schoolgirl after a fight with another student has been ruled a homicide, the coroner said Monday. Investigators said Joanna Ramos, a fifth-grader at Willard Elementary School in Long Beach, died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Joanna died at 9 p.m. Friday. Earlier that afternoon, she and another fifth-grade girl had planned to fight in an alley near the school. “They were fighting over a boy, just for a boy,” classmate Stephanie Soltero told ABC News affiliate KABC, crying. “It’s just stupid.” Police said there were seven witnesses to the […]