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Freshwater fishing: Specks are getting bigger, and so are their numbers

Speckled perch fishing has really picked up around the area lakes. Anglers are catching better numbers of fish and the keepers are getting bigger. 1. Around Lakeland, "There's been a ton of specks caught around the area. Minnows and jigs with the extra flashy accent are seeing the best bite," report

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 19:00:00

Health events in Polk County (Nov. 21)

Wednesday, Nov. 22 BLOODMOBILE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Walmart, 2120 U.S. 92 W., Auburndale; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Walmart, 355 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, Walmart, 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, New Hope Church, 118

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-21 15:48:07

Upcoming fishing tournaments in Polk and recent results

The FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB'S next tournament is Friday on Lake Okeechobee out of the Okeechobee ramp north of 78 bridge at the Kissimmee River. Call Harold Mcghee at 813-215-9759 or Darryl Cole at 352-516-0869. The KISSIMMEE BASS SERIES 2018 schedule is underway. Next date for Kissimmee Bass Series Se

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-22 16:57:09

Freeport music legend is honored

Thunderous applause echoed through Oceanside School No. 8's auditorium on Nov. 5 during a community tribute for musician and composer Herbert Rothgarber, of Freeport. The Long Island Composers Alliance; the Maldeb Foundation; and the Professor Edgar Lehrman Memorial Foundation for Ethics, Religion,


Cops: Crash closes part of Sunrise Highway in Freeport

An auto accident involving a downed utility pole has closed eastbound Sunrise Highway at the Meadowbrook Parkway in Freeport Monday morning, Nassau County police said. Police said the accident was reported at 9:58 a.m. The road is closed between the Meadowbrook and Babylon Turnpike. It was not immed


Vietnam vets test positive for deadly parasite in VA study

Some activists have likened liver fluke exposure in Vietnam veterans to problems associated with Agent Orange, a class of dioxin-contaminated herbicides believed to have tainted hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Vietnam vets from left, John Ball from North Merrick, Gerry Wiggins from Port Jeffe

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-23 00:20:04

Thomson: Moments to savor from over 90 years of Turkey Bowls in Westchester

With the end of the White Plains-Stepinac Thanksgiving Day rivalry, it brings and end to more than 90 years of Turkey Bowls in Westchester County. See past images from games played between classic rivals, New Rochelle-Iona Prep and White Plains-Stepinac. Wochit Beginning in Yonkers in the mid 1920s

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-22 14:30:04

Senator Schumer calls for safety measures at railroad crossing

Rockville Centre attorney Ken Falcon posted the above photo to Facebook after he saw a train go through the Washington Ave. and St. James St. crossing with no gates or signals to warn drivers. The traffic light is green.New York state Senator, Charles Schumer, was at the corner of Washington Avenue

GARDEN CITY NEWS - 2017-11-22 23:02:00

Robbie's Run in Merrick unites community for AED cause

Every year in the spring, Norman J. Levy Lakeside School hosts a fundraising 5k (3.1 miles) called Robbie's Run. Robbie's Run exists today because in 2005, Robbie Levine was playing a Little League baseball game and he collapsed on the baseball field, going into cardiac arrest when he was only 9. W

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-22 22:00:33

Vandals Destroy Newly Planted Trees In Nassau County

TOWN OF OYSTER BAY (CBSNewYork) - Tree vandals struck a Long Island town. As CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reported, quaint Sea Cliff on Nassau County's gold coast has a mystery on its hands. Residents raised money to plant new trees, only to learn their hard work had been destroyed. "It's an attack on th

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-22 19:24:59

The Tavern by George Martin review: Rockville Centre gastropub offers oversized portions, erratic service

ESSENTIALS: Open for dinner Monday to Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 3 to 11 p.m., brunch and dinner on Sunday 11 a.m. It sounded delicious on paper: a filet mignon club sandwich layered with bacon. When it arrived at the table, though, the tower of meat and thick-cut bread had

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-22 12:45:00

Davenport Energy awards $31,000 in education grants

Davenport Energy Inc. in Chatham will award $31,000 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to schools in Virginia and North Carolina. Grants, which range from $500 to $1,000, benefit classrooms, teachers and students. Targeting math and science, ExxonMobil grants may be used for films, speakers o

YOURGV.COM - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Sheriff's office still seeks missing suspect

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is still searching for a person of interest in a malicious wounding case out of Halifax County. Deputies have been searching for Anotne Lemont Hamlet, 34, since the morning of Nov. 14, when the malicious wounding incident is reported to have occurred. Hamlett

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-11-21 19:01:00

Chase ends in wreck with cruiser

This Virginia State Police car was involved in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday around noon on Chatham Road. Details of the wreck were unavailable at press time Tuesday.Ashley Hodge/Gazette-Virginian What started as a hit and run near Blairs in Pittsylvania County resulted in a police pursuit and wreck

YOURGV.COM - 2017-11-22 01:24:00

Pouliot wins pigskin season finale

Another season of The Gazette-Virginian's Professor Pigskin Football Contest is in the books with the final week of the competition being another dandy. Six contest entrants had 11 correct picks from among the 16-game contest slate, forcing The Professor to go to the tiebreaker and get out his trust

YOURGV.COM - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Car wreck brings down power lines on U.S. 29

A single-car wreck has tied up traffic after leaving power lines strewn across sections of the 3700 block of U.S. 29 in Blairs, Virginia State Police have confirmed. The wreck happened at 1:20 p.m. and a single person has been rushed to a hospital, police said. Traffic in both directions has come to


Sheriff: Several Campbell Co. vehicles broken into this week, all in driveways

CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is investigating several reports of items being stolen from vehicles in Campbell County Monday night. The sheriff's office said sometime between the Monday night and Tuesday morning, six different homes reported their vehicles, in thei

WSET - 2017-11-22 12:39:57

Fire strikes Danville's Goodyear plant; production resumes

The cause of a Monday evening fire at Danville's Goodyear plant is under investigation. At about 5:30 p.m., a fire occurred in one of the mixers at the plant, according to a statement from Laura Singleton, communications manager with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Danville. "Our fire brigade quickly


Danville standoff, officer-involved shooting suspect found guilty

DANVILLE, Va. - A Danville man is awaiting sentencing for his role in a standoff that ended in an officer-involved shooting. Keith Davis, 36, was convicted in his trial on Monday. According to online court records, he was found guilty of all three of his charges. He was charged with possession of


Multiple cars on fire, closing Highway 905 in Conway

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Highway 905 is completely closed as multiple fire crews respond to a large fire off the roadway in Conway. Conway Fire Department reports on Twitter that crews are on scene of multiple cars burning on Highway 905 between Parker Road and Recycle Road. Firefighters from Conway and

WBTW.COM - 2017-11-22 17:33:54