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  • Today in History

    Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2015. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1865, during the Civil War, Columbia, South Carolina, burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved...
  • Glastonbury Parks & Rec Offering Diving, Lifeguard Training

    Glastonbury Parks & Rec Offering Diving, Lifeguard Training
    GLASTONBURY — Ever want to learn how to dive or become a lifeguard? The parks and recreation department is accepting registrations for begining diving lessons on Sunday afternoons from March 1 to April 26 at the Glastonbury High School pool. The...
  • Red Cross names leader of new southeast W.Va. chapter

    The American Red Cross has hired an executive director for its newly formed southeast West Virginia chapter. Stephanie Meadows will be responsible for day-to-day management, fundraising, and promotion for the Beckley-based chapter. The chapter covers 11...
  • Georgia family safe after early morning house fire

    A Vermont family is safe after escaping an overnight fire that destroyed a home in Georgia. Firefighters say the home was fully involved when they arrived around 1 a.m. Saturday. The Red Cross reports that the family and pets got out safely....
  • South Sioux City mobile home destroyed by fire

    Two South Sioux City residents escaped unharmed from a fire that destroyed their mobile home. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1DrJYD0 ) that the fire was reported around 3 p.m. Thursday. Fire Chief Toby English says the fire started when a...
  • Donna Mae FarrellJanuary 29, 1926 - February 12, 2015

    Donna Mae Farrell<br/>January 29, 1926 - February 12, 2015
    Donna Mae Goss Farrell, age 89, died of natural cause’s incident to old age on February 12, 2015 at her home in Burbank.  Donna is survived by her 5 children Melinda (Merrill) Barney, Roxanne Whittekiend, Gerry (Nancy) Goss, Michael (Cleo) Goss...
  • Holocaust Survivor Band plays the music of their youth

    They're almost 90, survived the Holocaust and love to play music together, so why not? Saul Dreier and Reuben Sosnowicz, nostalgic for the tunes of their youth, have started a group with an unlikely name that tells just a part of their story: the...
  • Kitchen fire displaces family of six in Lauderhill

    Kitchen fire displaces family of six in Lauderhill
    A fire caused by a pot left on a stove inside a duplex apartment displaced a Lauderhill family of six Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Two adults and four children managed to escape unhurt. Most of the fire damage was confined to the kitchen inside...
  • Three displaced in Norfolk house fire

    Three were displaced early Saturday morning after a massive blaze engulfed the top two floors of a Norfolk home Dispatchers got a call about the fire around 1:46 a.m. Saturday about a residential structure fire on the 1300 block of Bolton Street in...
  • Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS

    Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS
    When veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon and his three-member crew disappeared at the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the network tried frantically to locate them — but prepared a video obituary, just in case. "No one who knew Bob Simon...
  • As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit

    As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit
    Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year. In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus' suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run...