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Charleston area dog parks separate big and little dogs to help keep the peace between pets | News

NORTH CHARLESTON — Mary Doran had been waiting several years for the opening of the new dog park at Wannamaker County Park, located less than 2 miles from her home.

Ozzie, her 9-year-old bichon frise, doesn’t get much off-leash time in Doran’s gated community. Doran figured the new space would provide a safe environment for her pup, who works as a service dog, to run freely.

But when Doran recently attended the park’s special opening event Thursday, 11-pound Ozzie was met at the dog park gate by three Great Danes. The portion of the park initially reserved for small dogs was made available to all canines, providing more space for guests to be socially distanced.

Charleston area dog parks separate big and little dogs to keep the peace between pets

Mary Doran and her dog Ozzie attended a Wannamaker County Park event Thursday. Doran was upset because the part of the park, officially designated for small dogs, had been made available to large canines. Rickey

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  • October 19, 2020

Basket raffle, Christmas brunch, car parade happening in Murrysville area

Here are a few upcoming events in the Murrysville area:

Basket raffle to benefit kidney transplant patient

Export Floral will hold a basket raffle to benefit a former employee, Stacey McKay Campbell, who is in need of a second kidney transplant.

The basket is worth more than $275, and the winning ticket will be drawn Oct. 31.

Tickets can be purchased at the store, 5894 Washington Ave., in Export, for $5 each, three for $10, or ten for $20.

For more, or for any questions, call 724-327-0597 or email [email protected]

Woman’s club will host ‘Firefighters Christmas Brunch’

The Murrysville Woman’s Club will host a “Firefighters Christmas Brunch” at 10 a.m., Nov. 14 at the Lamplighter Restaurant, 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem.

The cost is $25 and includes a breakfast buffet.

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  • October 16, 2020

Sheriff says Lake Charles area remains dangerous

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT):

7:10 a.m.

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Louisiana parish heavily hit by Hurricane Delta is experiencing rising waters from heavy rain.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso of Calcasieu Parish told KPLC-TV early Saturday that vehicles were overturned on Interstate-10 westbound and said area residents who evacuated should not be in a rush to return.

He said the situation remains “dangerous.”

Still, he said anyone who cannot afford to be gone for more than several days can head back, but with caution. He said people just need “to use some good common sense.”

He said rising water is the biggest problem, and areas prone to flooding have been flooded.


7 a.m.

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Delta is sliding over northern Louisiana with weakening winds after dropping several inches of rain in the state.

Maximum sustained winds were at 40 mph

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  • October 10, 2020

Category 3 Hurricane Delta roars toward Mexico’s Cancun area


Boats sit closer to the shore after they were secured by fishermen preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Delta in Puerto Juarez, Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf coast this week.


Hurricane Delta, a slightly weakened but still dangerous Category 3 storm, barreled toward Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) for an expected landfall south of the Cancun resort before dawn Wednesday.

Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín said the state government had prepared, but warned residents and tourists that “it is a strong, powerful hurricane,” though he considered it a good sign that Delta had weakened a bit late Tuesday. He said the area hadn’t seen a storm like it since Hurricane Wilma

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  • October 7, 2020

Beattie Park’s inclusive playground, adult fitness area to be unveiled this month | Local News

The completed installation of Lompoc’s Beattie Park’s playground and fitness area, located off East Olive Avenue and South Fifth Street in Lompoc, is projected for an unveiling later this month, according to Lompoc city officials. 

The project — considered to be the largest inclusive playground in Santa Barbara County — broke ground on Aug. 31 after the City Council in June approved a nearly $740,000 contract with Great Western Installations Inc.

The design layout will offer the community an inclusive play area for children of all ability levels, as well as an adult fitness section.

“This new Beattie Park playground and fitness area belongs to the Lompoc community,” said recreation

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  • October 4, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: Cases reach more than 106,000 in Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)

Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7’s daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m.

Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.:

Oct. 2, 2020

8:15 a.m.
Coronavirus cases reach more than 106,000 in Bay Area
Coronavirus cases have reached more than 106,000 in the Bay Area with 1,547 COVID-19 related deaths in the region.

Oct. 1, 2020

9:40 p.m.
Oakland Unified to ‘likely’ remain in distance learning through end of December,

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  • October 3, 2020

Trump Visit To L.A. Area Scrubbed Due To COVID-19 Diagnosis

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President Donald Trump won’t be visiting the Los Angeles area next week after all, with his campaign announcing Friday that in light of his COVID-19 diagnosis, all upcoming campaign events will either be held virtually or postponed.

Trump had been expected to visit the Los Angeles area for a fundraising event Tuesday, sandwiched between a pair of rallies in Arizona.

“All previously announced campaign events involving the president’s participation are in the process of being moved to virtual events or are being temporarily postponed,” according to a statement from Bill Stepien, Trump 2020 campaign manager. “In addition, previously announced events involving members of the First Family are also being temporarily postponed.

“All other campaign events will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we will make any relevant announcements in the days ahead,” he said. “Vice President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for COVID-19, plans on

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  • October 3, 2020

Here’s 11 things to do in the Wichita area this week

Confirm requirements for visiting and details of in-person events you plan to attend in case of last-minute changes. Masks are mandatory in Sedgwick County.

Free: First Friday gallery crawl

various times Friday, in-person and online

For the first time since March, the list of participating sites for the First Friday gallery crawl is in double digits. From one-of-a-kind succulent arrangements on display and for sale from 2 to 8 p.m. at retailer Uniquities Home to the day-long opening of “Solid Ground: The Art of Mark Flickinger and Denise M. Irwin” at Mark Arts.

Other galleries and retailers planning events or exhibition openings (at the time of print): Riney Fine Arts Center at Friends University, Vertigo 232 Gallery, The Fiber Studio & Gallery, The Enchanted Mermaid, WSU ShiftSpace, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, Architect Counseling Center and Open Studios Garvey Center.

Some events are virtual, others are in-person with capacity restrictions. Check

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  • October 2, 2020

Aiken area has several events to help celebrate Halloween | Entertainment

With trick-or-treating being a hit or miss for some parents, there are plenty of events and more that are sure to satisfy one’s sweet tooth.

Aiken Fall Fest

Gates open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 2-11, located at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive.

In lieu of the canceled Western Carolina State Fair, Reithoffer Shows Inc. is putting on a smaller fall festival.

There will be over 20 rides for children and adults on the fairgrounds in addition to food vendors and games.

Closing is crowd dependent, according to the release from Reithoffer Shows Inc.

Gate entrance with no rides is $5, while gate entrance with unlimited rides is $20 Monday through Friday and $25 Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit

Safari Fall Festival

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays in October, located at

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  • October 2, 2020

Trump Visit To L.A. Area May Not Happen Because of Coronavirus Diagnosis

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President Donald Trump’s expected visit to the Los Angeles area next week in support of his re-election campaign may not happen because of Thursday evening’s announcement that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus.

At 9:54 p.m. (PDT) Trump tweeted, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

Alex Isenstadt, a reporter for the online political news website Politico, had reported that Trump would be in the Los Angeles area for a fundraiser on Tuesday.

There was no immediate response to an email sent to the Trump campaign seeking confirmation.

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee — a joint fundraising effort between the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee — circulated a sweepstakes offer this week, urging supporters to make a contribution for a chance to win

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  • October 2, 2020