• Maryland Sinkhole Nearly Swallows Two Cars

    Maryland Sinkhole Nearly Swallows Two Cars

    (BLADENSBURG, Md.) — Two cars partially fell into a sinkhole in a Washington, D.C., suburb early Tuesday morning after a water main break. A Bladensburg, Maryland, family was forced to leave around 4 a.m. after discovering water in their home, a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission spokeswoman told ABC News. When the family, which included a father and his 8-year-old son and 4-year-old and 6-month-old daughters, backed their car out of the driveway, they hit a sinkhole that had been hidden by overflowing water. The father said the family escaped the car and watched as the sinkhole grew. Other families in… Read more

  • Blizzard 2015: 'Mass'-ive Storm Slams Coast, Nantucket

    Blizzard 2015: 'Mass'-ive Storm Slams Coast, Nantucket

    (NANTUCKET, Mass.) — Eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island, New York were the hardest hit by the blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on New England — causing heavy winds, coastal flooding and plunging all of Nantucket, Massachusetts into the darkness. There are more than 25,000 power outages throughout the Northeast as of 9 a.m. Tuesday — almost half of which are on Nantucket, where winds clocked in at 78 miles per hour, the strongest of the storm, and several feet of water flooded downtown. There are no reports of injuries or major structural damage on the… Read more

  • Tense Moments After Gunfire Erupts Outside City Council Meeting in Minnesota

    Tense Moments After Gunfire Erupts Outside City Council Meeting in Minnesota

    (NEW HOPE, Minn.) — Two police officers were shot by a gunman outside a city council meeting in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday, where a male suspect was shot and killed, police said. The officers are recovering from their injuries, police told ABC affiliate KSTP. Video from the council meeting features audible popping sounds -– followed by a man yelling at meeting attendees, leaving the council members ducking behind their desks. Two officers were scheduled to be sworn in during the meeting, but it’s unclear whether they were the officers involved with the shooting. There’s no word on what sparked… Read more

  • Passengers Stranded at the Airport Due to Northeast Storm

    Passengers Stranded at the Airport Due to Northeast Storm

    (NEW YORK) — A group of plane passengers were stranded at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport overnight, with the Northeast storm contributing to their canceled flight, Virgin Atlantic said in a statement. Flight 004 was scheduled to depart at 6:30 p.m. Monday, but was forced to return to the terminal because of a passenger’s medical emergency, the airline said. The plane was de-iced, but a technical issue emerged.   Alright gonna try get some sleep! Glamorous. #vs004 #juno @VirginAtlantic pic.twitter.com/3ICCy06Wg5 — Felix Kunze (@felixkunze) January 27, 2015   After the issued was fixed, the airline said, the… Read more

  • Blizzard 2015: Travel Bans Being Lifted as Snowfall Totals Fall Short in Some Areas

    Blizzard 2015: Travel Bans Being Lifted as Snowfall Totals Fall Short in Some Areas

    (NEW YORK) — Officials in the Northeast began to lift travel ban Tuesday morning, after much of the region got far less snowfall than feared. New York City announced it was reopening roads and restarting Staten Island ferry service as of 7:30 a.m. In addition, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted travel bans in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester and Nassau counties, and said systems operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which includes the New York subway, were expected to gear up to resume service Tuesday morning. Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey was lifting its travel ban in… Read more

  • Deflate-gate Investigation Won't Be Complete Before Super Bowl, Patriots Owner Hopes for Apology If No Wrongdoing Found

    Deflate-gate Investigation Won't Be Complete Before Super Bowl, Patriots Owner Hopes for Apology If No Wrongdoing Found

    (NEW YORK) – An attorney hired by the NFL to investigate the Deflate-gate scandal acknowledged on Monday that the investigation would last beyond this Sunday’s Super Bowl. “We are in the process of conducting a thorough investigation of the issue of the footballs used in the AFC Championship,” Ted Wells said, regarding the game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts for which the Patriots allegedly provided 12 footballs, of which 11 were under-inflated by about two pounds per square inch. “This work began last week, stretched through the weekend, and is proceeding expeditiously this week notwithstanding the… Read more

  • Former CIA Officer Convicted of Illegally Disclosing National Defense Information

    Former CIA Officer Convicted of Illegally Disclosing National Defense Information

    (WASHINGTON) — A former CIA officer was convicted of illegally disclosing national defense information on Monday. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling broke the law by providing information on an unidentified country’s weapons capabilities to a reporter. FBI Director James Comey said that Sterling “violated his sworn duty to protect our nation’s secrets and he betrayed our country.” Attorney General Eric Holder called the conviction “a just and appropriate outcome,” adding that Sterling’s actions “compromised operations undertaken in defense of America’s national security” and “placed lives at risk.” According to evidence presented at trial,… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Jan 29Preschoolers Story Time
  • Jan 30Hoops for Hope at Lee Christian School
  • Feb 01The Enrichment Center Center of Lee County Support Groups
  • Feb 01Temple Theatre - I'll Never Be Hungry Again
  • Feb 03 Coffee Call at the Disabled American Veterans Building