| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:18 PM
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| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:51 AM
More than a decade before his iconic opera "Carmen," a 24-year-old Georges Bizet created a sensuous story of a deadly love triangle set on a "wild beach" in Ceylon, "The Pearl Fishers," the penultimate production in Florida Grand Opera's 2014-2015 season....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 10:35 AM
TAVARES — Fishermen taking part in the Florida Big Bass Classic starting today don't have to wait until the end of the tournament to cash in.
The weekend event, part of the Oakley Big Bass Tour, will divvy out cash prizes hourly, ranging from $1,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:47 PM
A tuna fisherman has been accused of shooting at pilot whales from his vessel with a World War II-era rifle.
Daniel Archibald surrendered Thursday to face the charges and was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
Archibald, who's from Cape May, widely...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:27 AM
New Year's Day was behind us, and for most, it was the first Monday back to the grind. In Des Plaines, some marked the occasion like a boss: downing bottles of pinot grigio on their lunch break.
What Mediterranean joie de vivre! Glasses clinked, octopus...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The freeway that hugs Israel's Mediterranean coast doesn't have an entrance or exit for Jisr az-Zarqa. To reach the Arab village, people use a one-lane tunnel that passes under the highway.
Growing up, fifth-generation Jisr resident Ahmad Jarban felt...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:22 AM
GRAND ISLAND —Whether he was in front of a stove cooking or behind a fishing rod reeling in a catch, Lenny Chmill had a knack for making sure everyone was well fed and happy
It was almost natural in 2006 that this fun-loving Grand Island resident...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud.
In a 5-4 decision...
| Mar 26, 2015
There's a reason why Oak Hill, a sleepy town of 1,800 is known as the Shrimping Capital of the East Coast. The shrimp are large, plentiful and fairly easy to catch.
Shrimping is a popular sport from Ponce Inlet to New Smyrna Beach, with Oak Hill as...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:30 AM
On a Tuesday night in February, the line to get into the Echoplex stretched all the way down Glendale Boulevard. Hundreds of mid-20s to early-30-somethings waited with huge grins on their faces, ready to hear the music that changed their young lives. Once...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:03 PM
For the first time in about seven years, ice fishers dropped lures Sunday into Orland Park's Lake Sedgewick with the village's permission.
About two dozen students on the bass fishing teams from Sandburg High School and Andrew High School took part in...