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  • It’s the week of Thanksgiving and all through the town……

    SANFORD–Local agencies that provide help for the less fortunate are making a final plea this week for help during this Thanksgiving season. Several churches and other organizations hosted free meals during the weekend, and now, the Bread Basket is gearing up to feed its largest crowd ever. Board Chair Bill Jones said at least 83 turkeys are needed to feed the expected crowd. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Willie Nelson’s Band Tour Bus Crashes in Texas

    Willie Nelson’s Band Tour Bus Crashes in Texas

    A spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that Willie was not on the bus and that the driver of the bus was struggling to navigate through heavy rain and strong winds before the vehicle crashed into a bridge pillar. Police say three band members were injured, one of them seriously. Drummer Robert Paul English sustained the most serious injury — a broken hip — while bandmates Billie Jean English and Thomas Ray Hawkins received only a few bumps and bruises. Willie’s rep confirms all three have since been released from the hospital. Willie was scheduled to perform… Read more

  • 'Knockout Game' Suspect Charged with Hate Crime

    'Knockout Game' Suspect Charged with Hate Crime

    (NEW YORK) — The Brooklyn, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an Orthodox Jew in what appears to be another case of the knockout game is being charged with a hate crime for the alleged attack. Amrit Marajh, 28, was charged with harassment as a hate crime after he allegedly punched the 24-year-old Orthodox Jewish man Friday morning. The unidentified victim believes he was attacked as part of the deadly “knockout” game, where an attacker aims to knock out the victim with a single sucker punch, police said. The violent game has been linked to assault reports in at least six… Read more

  • George Jones Honored with All-Star Tribute Concert in Nashville

    George Jones Honored with All-Star Tribute Concert in Nashville

    The stars were out in full force for Friday night’s George Jones tribute concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The concert, called Playin’ Possum: The Final No Show, featured performances from more than 100 artists including Alan Jackson on Jones’ signature song “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”  George Strait delivered his take on “The Grand Tour” and welcomed Martina McBride for one of Jones’ duets with Tammy Wynette, “Golden Ring.” Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were on hand to sing “Take Me,” and Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton teamed up for a performance of “These Days (I Barely Get By).” Eric… Read more

  • 'Knockout Game' Suspect Charged with Hate Crime

    'Knockout Game' Suspect Charged with Hate Crime

    (NEW YORK) — The Brooklyn, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an Orthodox Jew in what appears to be another case of the knockout game is being charged with a hate crime for the alleged attack. Amrit Marajh, 28, was charged with harassment as a hate crime after he allegedly punched the 24-year-old Orthodox Jewish man Friday morning. The unidentified victim believes he was attacked as part of the deadly “knockout” game, where an attacker aims to knock out the victim with a single sucker punch, police said. The violent game has been linked to assault reports in at least six… Read more

  • Postal Worker Killed While Delivering Mail in Maryland

    Postal Worker Killed While Delivering Mail in Maryland

    (LANDOVER, Md.) — A U.S. postal worker in Maryland was shot and killed while on his route, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Tyson Jerome Barnette, a 26-year-old letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, was found Saturday around 7 p.m. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in Landover, Md. Barnette was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived. The U.S. Postal Inspection Agency is investigating the murder alongside the local police department and is offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrator. “We’re looking for any information that anyone might have… Read more

  • Actress Who Sent Ricin to Obama Faces 18 Years in Prison

    Actress Who Sent Ricin to Obama Faces 18 Years in Prison

    (NEW YORK) — Shannon Guess Richardson, the Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last spring, has reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Richardson’s attorney Tonda Curry said Richardson has signed a guilty plea to admit her role in ordering the components to make the ricin and also in mailing the letters.  In exchange for her plea, the federal government has agreed to a sentence not exceeding 18 years. “I think this is an appropriate agreement given the fact that Shannon did not intend to hurt the president or… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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