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Man faces life in prison for armed robbery
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:28:35 -0700

A central Florida man faces a life sentence after a jury found him guilty of breaking into a home and terrorizing a couple at gunpoint.

Kenneth “Ken” Thewlis
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:00:14 -0700

Kenneth “Ken” Thewlis, 76, of Perrysville, Ohio, left this world to join our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven, Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Haines City, Florida. Ken was born December 19, 1938 in Eccles, West Virginia, to the late Fred and Ethel (nee McElroy) Thewlis. He lived in West Virginia until the age of 14, Read More... The post Kenneth “Ken” Thewlis appeared first on The Medina County Gazette ...

Popular US Circus to Phase Out Elephant Acts
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14:15:15 -0700

The most prominent touring circus in the U.S. said Thursday that by 2018 it will end its century-old display of Asian elephants, bowing to growing public concern about how the giant animals are treated. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus uses 13 elephants in its three traveling shows to 115 cities a year. For decades, the elephants have been featured in parades as the Ringling ...

Strawberry Breeding Program Introduces New Variety "Florida 127"
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:18:03 -0700

Growers have not yet picked the last strawberry from the 2014-15 crop, and already they are planning for the future.

AP Exclusive: Ringling Bros. circus ending elephant acts
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:26:29 -0800

POLK CITY, Florida (AP) " The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts.The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by...

Putnam Pushes for Water Policy At Strawberry Salute Breakfast
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:44:21 -0800

On the eve of the state legislature's annual session, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam reiterated the need for Florida to adopt a statewide, flexible water policy.

Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:24:45 -0800

POLK CITY, Florida (AP) " The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.Elephants have long been the symbol of the circus, which has...

Volusia County man faces life in prison for armed robbery
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:18:47 -0700

A Central Florida man faces a life sentence after a jury found him guilty of breaking into a home and terrorizing a couple at gunpoint.

Ringling Bros. says circuses to be elephant-free in 3 years
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:24:10 -0800

POLK CITY, Florida (AP) " Animal rights activists were stunned and pleased when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants from its circus performances by 2018. But activists...

Central Florida Man Faces Life in Prison for Armed Robbery
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:56:36 -0700

A central Florida man faces a life sentence after a jury found him guilty of breaking into a home and terrorizing a couple at gunpoint.