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Pig Floyd at Englewood Event Center

Musical tributes to legendary English rock band Pink Floyd are nothing new, but Pig Floyd is both newer and closer to the area than most, having formed at the beginning of this year and hailing from Fort Myers. The eight-piece band performs music from classic albums such as "The Wall," "Dark Side of


Fatal crash blocks lanes on I-75 in Sarasota County

A fatal crash Thursday night on Interstate 75 at mile marker 199 closed the northbound lanes between Laurel Road and State Road 681. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office was assisting the Florida Highway Patrol while FHP investigates. WWSB-TV in Sarasota reports that multiple vehicles were involved

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-11-24 07:12:00

Man dies in crash near Venice, FHP reports

SARASOTA COUNTY -- A man died in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to the FHP, Jason Swearingin, 29, of Louisville, Kentucky, was driving a Subaru SUV north on Englewood Road/State Road 776 from Adams Road near Venice at about 2 a.m. The SUV failed t


Patchy a.m. fog, isolated p.m. rain await SWFL travelers

Sunset over Lake Farrell, Broadmoor Park, Rotonda West (Photo via Marsha Welch) FORT MYERS, Fla. Patchy fog will spread during the morning, meteorologist Matt Devitt said. But that will give way to sun and isolated rain as the high temperature hits 83.Sunset over Lake Farrell, Broadmoor Park, Rotond

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 10:40:40

Top 10 Florida bluegrass festivals and events

When winter forces outdoor music festivals up north into hibernation, entertainers head south. Some of the top acts in bluegrass music will be playing in Florida this fall, winter and spring. Here are the Top 10 bluegrass festivals and events in the Sunshine State: Sertoma Thanksgiving Bluegrass Fes

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 07:01:00

A call for a more livable economy

Response to 'Catching Our Drift' series expresses concern and hope. Barbara Peters Smith Staff Writer @barbarapsmith When Kirk Bradley started his Sarasota County pool maintenance service in 2004, he made an unusual decision: to pay his workers a salary instead of an hourly rate, at a level high en


US sanctions Venice couple for false claims on nutritional supplements

The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on three Venice companies and their owners for selling dietary supplements that promised to treat everything from common colds to AIDS. The companies and owners Anna McLean and Robert McLean settled FTC false advertising charges filed in federal court th

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 18:41:04

Lobeck: Venice to lift limits on developers

"Keep Venice Venice": Control growth strictly, to preserve our special quality of life. That's the message city planners heard from Venetians over months of early public input on "updating" the Venice Comprehensive Plan. Yet, city planners ran in the opposite direction. They drafted a new Comprehens

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 22:02:44

Simsbury Schools Honor Veterans with Annual "Pen-a-Thon"

For Coordinator of Technology & Engineering Education Kurt Dougan, Veterans Day is not just a time to give thanks to those who have served or currently are serving in the military; it is a time to remember those who struggled in the aftermath of their service. Dougan coordinated the second annual "F

PATCH - 2017-11-22 19:40:54

New Details in Unsolved Simsbury Jogger Murder Case

Monday, November 20, 2017 marks the three year anniversary of the unsolved murder of 54-year-old Melissa Millan of Simsbury. The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have learned from a source close to the investigation that investigators have been able to identify a suspicious vehicle seen in the area o


Silver Alert issued for missing Hartford teen

Police describe Looney as a white/Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes. Officials say she stands approximately 5'03" and weighs around 146 pounds. There was no clothing description available. Officials did not say where she was last seen. If you have any information on Looney's whereabouts

WTNH.COM - 2017-11-24 02:42:19

CT woman charged in crash that killed couple in classic car

A Connecticut woman who police say was distracted by a GPS device faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with a crash in Massachusetts that killed a couple enjoying a Sunday drive in their classic car. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 24-year-old Chelsea Lundeberg, of Ellington, Connecticut,

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-22 16:32:00

Teen killed in Stamford crash, driver seriously injured

A teenager was killed in a crash that happened in Stamford on Wednesday afternoon. Police said the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on Washington Boulevard near Second Street. A car was traveling north on Washington Boulevard when it lost control and hit a tree. Both the driver and passenger were ta

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-23 03:32:00

Officer buys groceries for overwhelmed mother, gets toy for her son

A Georgia police officer is being hailed a hero after he came to the rescue of a mother who was struggling with her two children. (Credit: Madison Gail Obrien) A Georgia police officer is being hailed a hero after he came to the rescue of a mother who was struggling with her two children. Madison Ga

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-23 16:49:00

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's review board is to meet Wednesday to consider 14 state properties for nomination to the

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-24 01:12:00

Crowds rush to stores for early Black Friday deals

Many stores opened on Thanksgiving night for shoppers to get ahead on the deals for holiday gifts. More than 500 people were in line outside of a Best Buy store in Manchester on Thursday night, waiting for the store to open at 5 p.m. Some people waited in line since Wednesday for the Black Friday d

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-24 06:42:00

Police reports 11/22/17: Olean woman charged with assault, contempt

OLEAN - An Olean woman was charged on multiple felony counts Tuesday after police responded to what reports say was a domestic incident. Following an investigation by police, Lisa D. Shelley, 52, of 1211 Washington St., Olean, was charged with second-degree assault and aggravated contempt, both clas


State & Union: Tree of Life, Wish Tree efforts benefit good causes

It's the holiday season, and two organizations that serve the community are using Christmas tree promotions to benefit their programs. HomeCare & Hospice offers a personalized ornament as an option for remembering loved ones. This year's ornament can also be engraved with the name of a loved one. Th

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

Single mom of two grateful for help of ELF Fund

Just going to the grocery store can be an obstacle for Jessi Ayers who is often confined to her home caring for two small daughters, one of whom is disabled. For that reason, as well as financial issues, Ayers is grateful her toddlers are recipients of The Era's Less Fortunate (ELF) Fund, which prov

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Former cop amends suit against city

Former Bradford City Police officer Shayne Miller is asking a federal judge to allow him to amend his federal lawsuit against the city, adding allegations that his firing violated Bradford city code. His attorney, John Mizner of Erie, told The Era on Wednesday that the amended complaint alleged that

BRADFORD ERA - 2017-11-23 15:00:00