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Patterson: Indulge in nostalgia at your local library

Holidays, traditions and nostalgia are like matryoshka. You know, those pretty Russian nesting dolls. One doll fits naturally into another until they form what appears to be a single, larger doll. Holidays spark our yearning for good times past. We eat (too much) turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie.

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 06:00:00

Accident crushes worker, 26, under 12 tons of steel at Metromont plant in Bartow

BARTOW - A Frostproof man died after being crushed by a steel rack and cables while working Nov. 10 at the Metromont Corp. plant in Bartow. Jose Guadalupe Bustos, 26, was pinned under 12 tons of metal during the accident, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. The Polk County Sheriff's Office gave this d


Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force

BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 22:12:14

Another Viewpoint: Justice at last for an aging veteran

It has taken two decades of efforts, but World War II veteran Arla Harrell finally has the justice he's long sought. Harrell was among hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops subjected by their own government to mustard gas experiments during the war. The tests were top secret, so Harrell couldn't tal

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 05:01:00

Wilkinson: Let's make this the happiest time of the year

It is hard to believe the holidays are already upon us. Stores began stocking shelves with Christmas and holiday decorations even before Halloween arrived and ads with the "Best Holiday Gift Ideas" are filling our inboxes. Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which means that the mad rush of the ho

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 06:00:00

Study: Stroke patients may have more time to get treatment

Patients and doctors long have relied on a simple rule of thumb for seeking care after an ischemic stroke: "Time is brain." In other words, the longer it takes for patients to seek medical care after a stroke, the more their brain tissue is likely to be starved of blood and die - significantly raisi

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 01:58:19

Should environment be in the state constitution?

The environment has entered the discussion before the Constitutional Revision Commission. Panel member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, an activist from an area of Florida affected by discharges from Lake Okeechobee, has proposed two amendments to be included on the 2018 ballot. One would add an elected Com

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 01:38:28

For the fit and busy life

LAKELAND - David Osterweil turned his interests and lifestyle into a thriving business when, in his early 30s, he tasted salt for the first time. Not that there wasn't plenty of salt in the food he grew up with, particularly processed food, but the taste got lost in all the background noise. In 2009

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 12:00:00

Woman, 69, killed while crossing Sayreville road, authorities say

SAYREVILLE -- A 69-year-old woman is dead after a driver struck her while she tried to cross a Sayreville road Friday night, authorities said. Janina Grzelczak was hit by a 34-year-old Sayreville resident who was driving a 2008 Ford Explorer east on Washington Road around 6:14 p.m., the Middlesex Co

NJ.COM - 2017-11-18 18:54:30

Pedestrian killed after being struck by multiple vehicles in Sayreville

SAYREVILLE - A pedestrian was killed Saturday night after being struck by multiple vehicles, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department Sunday. The man, whose identity has not been verified, was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturd

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-19 16:33:34

Pedestrian struck and killed in Sayreville

Subscribed, but don't have a login? SAYREVILLE - A woman was struck and killed while attempting to cross Washington Road on Friday night. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office and Sayreville Park Police Department announced Saturday that the victim was 69-year-old Janina Grzelczak, of Brooklyn, N

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-18 17:47:16

Investigation causes road closures on Route 9

SAYREVILLE -- A section of southbound Route 9 was closed in Sayreville Saturday night as authorities investigated an accident in the area, police said. A section of Route 9 was closed Nov. 18, 2017 in Sayreville (photo: 511nj.org) The highway was closed from Bordentown Avenue to Ernston Road until f

NJ.COM - 2017-11-19 02:01:30

Power outage in Grasmere causes delays on S.I. Railway

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- St. George bound Staten Island Railway trains are delayed due to Con Edison power issues between Grasmere and Clifton, according to the MTA. The power issues are weather-related and are expected to be resolved by 3 p.m., according to Con Edison. In addition, scheduled maintena

SILIVE.COM - 2017-11-19 16:56:56

Cross country: State Meet of Champions results

Charlie McGill is the Bergen County-based artist behind 60 years of Athlete of the Week portraits, going back to 1954 and numbering in the thousands. Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com Team scores: 1. North Hunterdon 100, 2. Kingsway 126, 3. Colts Neck 135, 4. Middletown South 182, 5. Shawnee 190, 6. Wes

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-18 22:44:42

South Brunswick Social Worker Charged With Sex Assault

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A social worker who lived in South Brunswick but worked primarily in Highland Park was arrested Friday and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. Miguel Garrido, 23, of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick was arr

PATCH - 2017-11-18 23:43:11

One dead in Old Bridge car accident on Route 18

STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN OLD BRIDGE - One man was killed in a car accident on Route 18 South early Saturday morning, Sgt. Bryan Doel said Sunday. Police are continuing to investigate the accident. The fatal one car accident involved a red Honda Accord and took place at 1:30 a.m. in the area of Route

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-19 16:08:35

Vandals cause 'thousands of dollars' in damage at Wake Forest park, officials say

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) - Authorities in Wake Forest are looking for the vehicle and people involved in overnight vandalism at E. Carroll Joyner Park.CLICK TO VIEW 10 LARGER PHOTOS Late Thursday night, someone drove a vehicle through the park, leaving deep tire tracks in the turf, Wake Forest offic

WNCN.COM - 2017-11-17 19:57:17

Two injured after shooting at Raleigh restaurant

Raleigh, N.C. - Two people were injured early Sunday after a shooting and fight broke out at a restaurant off Capital Boulevard. Around 1 a.m., officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to Red Bowl Asian Bistro, located at 6360 Plantation Center Drive. At the scene, they found two

WRAL - 2017-11-19 12:16:31

'McDab': Ronald McDonald dances for parade crowd

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WRAL - 2017-11-18 15:44:41

Should you watch the Christmas parade on WTVD or WRAL? This guide may help you decide.

There's been some controversy surrounding Saturday's Raleigh Christmas Parade, with WRAL losing its contract for official sponsorship to rival WTVD - and then vowing to broadcast the parade anyway. It's a move that has caused considerable heartburn for those at the Greater Raleigh Merchants Associ

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-11-17 18:00:00