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Nationwide Christmas tree shortage could affect availability

Here in Alaska, if you'd rather have a Christmas tree with more wild origins, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge opens to Christmas tree cutting Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. Trees are free for personal use with one per household and may not be taller than 20 feet. They may be taken anywhe

KTUU - 2017-11-24 17:38:00

Save your boogie soul with the Mabes

Twenty-four-year-old Ray Mabrey has been playing music since he was 8 or 9. He got the bug from his dad, who has been a working, self-employed musician since he was in junior high. "He taught me everything I know," said the younger Mabrey. "I've always shared the same music taste as him. He showed m

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-11-23 05:10:00

Alaska VA to expand, continue work on wait time issues

Leaders at Alaska's veterans health care system are planning to expand the agency's workforce in the state. The agency, which provides health care services to all veterans in Alaska, currently has about 550 employees but plans to add another 100 soon, said Alaska Veterans Health Care System Director


Historic home with uncertain future to be preserved in Turner Co.

A Turner County man has started work to preserve an historic home that once had an uncertain future. Chris NeSmith said Wednesday that he hopes to have the Thrasher House on Hudson Avenue in Ashburn moved sometime around January 2018. A bank owned the home and needed it gone. NeSmith said some peopl


Sheriff: 1 man wounded in shooting at Ashburn Zaxby's

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being shot at the Ashburn Zaxby's Wednesday night, according to Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester. Hester said that Ashburn police and the sheriff's office responded to a report of a man with a gun at the restaurant around 8:30 p.m. According to Hester,


Festival of Trees begins in Sycamore

The Festival of Christmas Trees began Friday in Sycamore. Their goal is to spread holiday cheer by giving back to the community. Trinity Baptist Church is hosting the festival where 165 different themed Christmas trees are featured. There are some pretty unique themes besides your normal snowmen and

WALB 10 - 2017-11-25 03:27:09

Certificate of Need Approved For Lee County Medical Center

Georgia Department of Community Health approves new 60-bed hospital to expand localhealthcare access in Southwest Georgia LEESBURG, Ga. (Nov. 15, 2017) - The Lee County Commissioners announced today that the Georgia Department of Community Health (Department) has approved the Certificate of Need (CO


Kelvin Pless Defeats Shirley Green-Reese

In a hard fought campaign to elect the councilperson for the 5th District, Kelvin Pless was victorious. He was able to capture 197 votes (66 %) to her 102 votes (34%). The incumbent, Shirley Reese was soundly defeated by Pless. Reese has served a very controversial term. She and the White councilper


Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips benefit concert still on, organizers look at 2018 dates

Right after the devastating, back-to-back tornadoes that swept across Southwest Georgia in January, country singer Luke Bryan, a Leesburg native, expressed his desire to help in the recovery. Music star Phillip Phillips from Albany and country singer Cole Swindell from Bronwood quickly stepped up to


Thanksgiving Weekend 2017: Local Crystal Lake Events

CRYSTAL LAKE-CARY, IL - If the turkey doesn't quite put you to sleep this Thanksgiving, you may be inclined to get out of the house and do some good charity work or check out a fun event. Here are some local events happening over Thanksgiving weekend. Did we miss something? Or do you have an event y


Cary Man Committed Suicide In McHenry Jail Cell: Source

(Editor's note: a family member has disputed the source's account, but has not agreed to an interview with Patch. We will update this article as more information becomes available.) WOODSTOCK, IL - The Cary man who was found unresponsive in his McHenry County Jail cell Friday, Nov. 17, committed sui


Tune Into a Holiday Classic With Live Radio Play

Audiences looking to enjoy one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time can experience it in a whole new way when Woodstock Musical Theatre Company presents "It's a Wonderful Life" as a live radio play. "I think it's a great Christmas classic," said artistic director Regina Belt-Daniels. "Peop


Here's what's happening around the Rock River Valley

Take a look at some of the bigger events happening in the Rockford area. Rebecca Rose Staff writer @beckyjoyrose Visit rrstar.eviesays.com/events for more events around the Rock River Valley. Musical celebration The Oak Ridge Boys will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Coronado Performing Arts Center

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Woman Torches SUV With Flamethrower, Reports It Stolen

CHICAGO (CBS) - A Barrington woman set her SUV on fire using a flamethrower, then reported it stolen, according to police. Julie Gagne, 47, faces one felony count of arson and one count of filing a false police report, according to Barrington police. At 10:28 p.m. on Nov. 10, Gagne used an X15 Flame

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-24 13:06:59

UPS Worker Claims Noose Was Hanging Outside Shipping Facility

PALATINE, IL - A man claimed to have found nooses hanging outside a Palatine shipping facility. WGN News reported that Rashaun Granberry, a seasonal UPS employee, had a "sick feeling in his stomach when he saw them," and that he thinks it was done on purpose. WGN News reported that a spokesperson fo

PATCH - 2017-11-25 01:34:21

UPS employee says he found nooses hanging at suburban facility

PALATINE, Ill. -- A UPS employee says he found nooses hanging at a shipping facility in suburban Palatine. Rashaun Granberry said he had a sick feeling in his stomach when he saw them. "It's an intimidating symbol," he said. "They did that on purpose. I know for sure." But a spokesperson for UPS say

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-25 00:49:49

Palatine plans property tax hike as officials ponder other taxes, service cuts

Homeowners in Palatine, Illinois, should get ready to see their property taxes go up. The proposed 2018 budget for the Cook County village contains a recommendation to raise the property tax levy by 4.26 percent, or $925,000. The village blames the state. "If not for the inability of our state legis

ILLINOISPOLICY.ORG - 2017-11-24 08:29:33

Maywood Teens, Juvenile Charged In Murder Of Lyft Driver: Cops

OAK PARK, IL - Two Maywood teens and a juvenile have been charged with fatally shooting a Lyft driver in April. Maywood police arrested Trevon Thomas and Denaris Mendenhall, both 19, along with a 16-year-old boy, in connection with the death of Adekunte M. Adaranijo, of Des Plaines. Police started


Man shot, critically wounded in East Side

A person was critically wounded in a shooting Friday morning in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. The male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot at 10:18 a.m. in the 9500 block of South Ewing, according to Chicago Police. He was being treated at the scene in critical conditi

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-11-24 15:47:00

3 teens charged in murder of Lyft driver in April

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Three teenagers from Maywood have been charged with murdering a Lyft driver. Police say Trevon Thomas, 19, Denarvis Mendenhall, 19, and a 16-year-old male took part in the shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Adaranijo Adekunte on April 26 in Des Plaines. Adekunte was found in h

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-23 13:09:46