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  • Newtown Official: Sandy Hook Shooting Donations Divided Town

    The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent...
  • Questions after student fatally shot self

    Questions after student fatally shot self
    Investigators are working with a Sanford boy's family and school officials to understand why the 14-year-old killed himself at a Lake Mary middle school. The Greenwood Lakes Middle School student was found dead in a bathroom stall Wednesday night with a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hillary Clinton Learns About Easter Seals Gives Back Bracelets

    Hillary Clinton took a moment from her book signing tour to learn the story behind Easter Seals Gives Back bracelets. The bracelets are designed by Avon resident, Elise Rosenstock of ElyseRyan Jewelry. The bracelets are made by students with disabilities...
  • Orlando-area United Way aims to raise $18.8 million

    Orlando-area United Way aims to raise $18.8 million
    Amid signs of a rebounding economy, the Heart of Florida United Way has set an "optimistic" goal of raising $18.8 million from the community in the coming year, the charity announced Tuesday. "We see some bright spots in the overall financial picture,...
  • $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400

    $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400
    A coalition of public and private agencies announced Tuesday that it is funneling $213 million to house 1,400 homeless people and to expand a tracking and placement system it hopes will end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County over the...
  • Kickin' it Country: Community leaders to celebrate achievements during the Urban League of Broward County's 'Red Gala'

    The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), a nonprofit human services organization, will recognize three community leaders at its "Red Gala" presented by Wells Fargo Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center....
  • Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

    In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival. The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the Labor Day weekend isn’t just an experiment for...
  • NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth

    NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth
    A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault,...
  • Demand High As Enfield Group Distributes School Supplies

    More than 500 free backpacks were distributed to Enfield students on Aug. 25, and that still wasn't enough to meet the demand. Organizers of the Educational Resources for Children's Summer Lunch Bunch program expected that 600 people might show up...
  • QNB Bank helps United Way to stuff the bus and other company news

    QNB Bank helps United Way to stuff the bus and other company news
    QNB helps Bucks groups collect school supplies QNB recently participated in the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive organized by United Way of Bucks County, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and Quakertown Alive. Stuff the Bus is a campaign designed to...
  • YMCA celebrates 170th birthday with new programs

    The YMCA celebrated its 170th birthday on June 6 and as part of the celebration announced new programs and new support from Suntrust Bank, Autism Speaks, Whole Foods, the United Way and a $35,000 grant from the Lost Tree Village, a charitable foundation....