Families talk about their experiences rehearsing and performing together in Diane Partington's Studio of Classical Ballet Inc.'s annual performance of "The Nutcracker." Performances will be Dec. 16 and 17 at the Sarasota Opera House.
Tiffany TompkinsBradenton Herald
Families bond through ballet
Tyler Perry reveals son was inspiration for $100,000 check
Firefighter catches child dropped from ladder
How North Carolina alligators behave when their swamp is frozen over
James Franco's Two (Very Public) Sides
Illegal 'moving fire bombs' drive Miami black market for gas
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The Cranberries' singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46
Dramatic video shows a DeKalb County (Ga.) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire.
Award-winning producer, director and actor Tyler Perry gave the keynote speech to young men graduating from the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Perry said he was glad he came to the event, as well as inspired enough to write the $100,000 check from his seat on stage. “Every time I see a young black man I think of my son,” he said. “He’s 3. He’s the love of my life.”
A North Carolina “swamp park” has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The cold-blooded devils essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park.
James Franco’s support of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Golden Globes Awards prompted calls of hypocrisy from five women who have accused him of “inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.”
President Donald Trump defended himself against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. "No, No. I'm not a racist," Trump said Sunday at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
About 15 people were injured when a casino boat caught fire Sunday near Port Richey, in Pasco County. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, a woman died overnight at an area hospital who reportedly was on the boat.
Firefighters work Sunday evening to extinguish flames on a casino shuttle boat that caught fire with 50 people aboard. The passengers and crew jumped for their lives from the burning boat into the chilly Gulf of Mexico waters. All passengers were rescued, officials said. The blaze started in the engine room. Authorities said the captain was unable to return to shore before the boat became engulfed in flames.
The American Flag Football League sent former NFL player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson via helicopter to make a surprise appearance, sign autographs and host a “Throw Off” contest at the US Flag & Touch Football League National Championships, which are currently taking place at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch this weekend. Ochocinco will be playing in the American Flag Football League’s (AFFL) US Open of Football tournament on one of the pro teams as a part of the AFFL’s first season. The AFFL (@ProFlagAFFL) will also be hosting a regional qualifier at Premier Sports Campus April 13-15.
A San Diego Coast Guard crew evacuated eight people and five dogs from the Montecito Golf Course in California after mudslides made roads impassable on Jan. 9. They were transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews, the Coast Guard reported. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported that 100 homes were destroyed by the floods and mudslides. (No audio)