(Eustis, Florida) — A woman from Lake County is facing charges of animal abandonment after investigators say she dumped her dog in the middle of a busy road.It all began when a captain with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office saw a driver toss the puppy out of her car and then drive away.The loyal pooch darted in and out of traffic running after its owner’s car.Fortunately, the captain safely retrieved the dog from traffic and pulled over the driver, the sheriff’s office said.According to investigators, 18-year-old Anna Kist said she could no longer take care of the dog and dumping it in traffic was her way of getting rid of it.Animal Enforcement officers said the dog appeared to be severely malnourished but in good spirits.Kist is being held on a $1,000 bond. The dog is with Lake County Animal Services.It should be noted that this situation is EASILY avoided. That is what the Lake County Animal Shelter is here for. Check out lakecountyfl.gov/offices/animal_services/ for more information.
With South Florida hosting the Super Bowl, one local city is making a rare change to its laws for the weekend of the big game.Fort Lauderdale has announced that it is lifting its beach ban on alcoholic beveragesThe city will allow open containers from Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, the day of Super Bowl LIV.An area stretching from Sunrise Boulevard south to the city parking lot south of Las Olas Boulevard will comprise the zone in which alcohol will be permitted during those days.Normally, fines range from $50 for first-time offenders to $500 for repeat violations of open alcohol on the beach. That includes people selling, drinking or in possession of the beverages.City spokesman Chaz Adams says the motive behind the temporary change is, “To get folks enjoying themselves and to promote tourism in the beach area. This is something we do for other events too, like the Fort Lauderdale Air Show and Fourth of July.”Several free events approved by the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee will also take place that weekend at Las Olas Oceanside Park, which is at 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.“Friday night will be like this giant pep rally,” says Arianne Glassman, a Hollywood-based marketing professional who helped organize the weekend events. “Our Saturday events are all about families and children. We have events for all ages, but we’re really putting a focus on our youth.”The lineup includes:“Raised in the 9,” a two-day celebration to pro football players who grew up in Broward County’s 954 area code. The event begins at 4 p.m. January 31 with a Taste the Wave Tailgate Zone featuring dishes from beachfront restaurants such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Con Murphy’s Ocean Bar & Grill, Spazio and Tsukuro. Saturday’s Family Fun Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on Broward County’s strong with the NFL.Raised in the 9 Concert from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. January 31: The 8-member Private Stock Band takes the main stage for a special Friday Night Sound Waves performance.Music and Makers Market from 4 to 10 p.m. January 31: Shop and engage with local artists displaying a mix of handmade and homemade goods.Rise and Shine Yoga Fit for EveryBODY from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. February 1: Rise & Shine Yoga will take place across from the festival site at Las Olas and A1A. The hour-long class is open to all ages and levels.#SuperSweep Beach Sweep + Sand Sculpting from 9 to 11 a.m. February 1: Organizers of the monthly Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep will host a special beach cleanup across from the festival site at Las Olas & A1A. Living Sand artist John May will also create a themed sand sculpture.Young at Art Museum’s YYA On-The-Go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 1: Young at Art Museum will host an interactive football-themed graffiti mural project led by local artist Manish Patel.NFL PLAY 60; Healthy Tailgate Snack Demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 1: The nonprofit FLIPANY will host a series of activities from the NFL PLAY 60 athletic program with past and present NFL players.No events are planned for Game Day, Sunday, February 2. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.850 WFTL reminds you to party responsibly.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Sugar is a beautiful six year old Coon Hound/Dane Mix. Her grey brindle coat looks like it was painted on by hand! Because Sugar has a lot of energy, she would do best in an active adult household. Sugar is smart, sweet, and loves hikes, yard play, fetch, car rides, walks, and should be your only pet. Sugar really enjoys walks with volunteers on the Jon’s Creek hiking trail.We always need volunteers to help with the dogs, in the office or with outreach. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact us at email@example.com or (360) 432-3091.
Ace shooter Vijay Kumar, who won India’s only silver medal in the ongoing London Olympics so far, would get his due by his employer, the Indian Army, sources told Headlines Today on Tuesday. Army sources said that the grievances of Kumar, who has been unhappy with the treatment meted out to him by the armed forces, would be sympathetically looked into.Kumar is currently a subedar with 16 Dogra Regiment and he wants to leave the army as he has not been given any promotion for six years despite his good performances at the national and international levels.Kumar’s latest and biggest achievement was his silver medal last week after he finished second in the 25m rapid fire pistol event.Army sources said that army chief General Bikram Singh would personally look into the matter as Kumar is an achiever who has brought pride upon the army and the nation.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina boss Montella insists no regrets over his time with AC Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has no regrets over his time with AC Milan.The Viola meet Milan later tonight.“It was a fantastic experience, we won a trophy, which some people conveniently forget,” said Montella, referring to the Italian Super Cup against Juventus.“We didn’t purchase practically any players and still qualified for Europe, which hadn’t happened for a few years. I don’t consider that a negative time at all.“When I was at Milan, Suso, Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria were set to be sold. I think we did good work with homegrown talents like Manuel Locatelli and Gianluigi Donnarumma.”
PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 17: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest.During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up court.yep, that’s a trip by Grayson Allen … https://t.co/hAfZbZaFGb— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 9, 2016Definitely looks like he meant to do that.
Could Tennessee win the national title in 2016? One college football analyst believes so.The Tennessee Volunteers are a popular pick to win the SEC East and represent the division in the league’s title game this coming fall, but one college football analyst is taking it a step further. CBS Sports’ Brian Jones is picking the Vols to win the national title over Florida State.Jones has Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Stanford in his College Football Playoff. Obviously, he has the Seminoles and the Vols advancing to play for it all.@gmannVOLS pic.twitter.com/6mNEAcUgra— Frank Abby (@FRANKtheTAU) August 27, 2016Butch Jones has certainly done a nice job rebuilding Tennessee, but many are hesitant to mention the Vols as a national title favorite until they prove they can beat rival Alabama. If that happens this year, expect everyone to jump aboard the bandwagon.[Saturday Down South]
OTTAWA – Gender equality and a national pharmacare plan are expected to be two of the cornerstones of the federal budget when it is presented in the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.He has already hinted at efforts to boost the participation of women in the workforce as part of an overall plan to promote so-called inclusive growth.One measure expected in the spending plan is dedicated paid leave for new fathers — or, in the case of same-sex relationships, the non-birthing parent. The goal is to allow parents to handle the task of raising children more equitably.The focus on gender equality — a key priority for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government — could also mean federal dollars to help close the gender wage gap in federally regulated workplaces.The budget will also include plans to take the first steps toward a national pharmacare plan — a strategy which would outflank NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who has made such a program one of his top priorities.Senior government officials have told The Canadian Press on condition of anonymity that former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins will be tasked with leading the effort to breathe life into the pharmacare plan.Hoskins hinted at his new position when he abruptly resigned both his cabinet position and his seat in the Ontario legislature Monday, saying he was leaving “to continue building better health care for all Canadians.”The parliamentary budget watchdog calculated last fall that a national, universal pharmacare program would cost more than $19 billion, but could still slash the overall cost of drugs in Canada by more than $4 billion a year.The federal budget is not expected to balance the books, nor is it likely to include a revised timeline for erasing the deficit, which the Liberals initially pledged to do by 2019.The budget is instead expected to unveil major investments in basic scientific research and environmental conservation.It is also expected to include nearly $80 million over five years to build and run a computer system aimed at ending no-fly list mismatches and $50 million over five years to support local journalism in underserved communities.Investments in child welfare and housing for Indigenous communities, expanding a tax credit for low-income earners and spending to help Canadians upgrade their skills for a rapidly changing job market are other expected budget measures.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School District 60 has cancelled all school buses in the North Peace today.In an announcement on their website, the school district said that poor visibility and road conditions across the North Peace have caused officials to cancel school buses for the entire day today. The School District added that schools will remain open for the day today.School District 59’s Transportation Manager Jeff Lekstrom said that despite the weather, school buses are all running on schedule in the South Peace today.