Bruce Springsteen’s DUI Charge Dropped After He Agreed to Pay a $500 Fine

Bruce Springsteen headed to Zoom court on Wednesday after being charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey last November.

While The Boss did plead guilty to taking a drink offered to him by a fan, the charges of DWI and reckless driving were dismissed as federal prosecutors said he wasn’t sufficiently drunk to

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One Columbia touting COVID safety campaign to help end arts ‘intermission’

In the wave of cancellations, postponements, and restrictions that have come duringthe global COVID-19 pandemic in the past year, the arts community has been hit particularly hard.

Now a leading arts-supporting agency in Columbia is launching a campaign to urge the public to do its part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, so that artists and venues can get fully back to work.

One Columbia for Arts and Culture, an

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The Economy Needs a Push, But Just How Much Is a Trickier Puzzle

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

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Federal Reserve Chairman
Jerome Powell
said on Tuesday that the recovery has “a long way to go,” though economists are focused on how much stimulus could be too much.

The Fed has used its policy arsenal—setting short-term rates near zero and buying up bonds—to spur growth. It remains determined to stay on this path until unemployment drops significantly and

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Darryl Fairchild votes against 2021 Dayton budget, citing concerns about reduced funding to the Human Relations Council and other “priorities.”

A petition that circulated online that was signed by more than 400 people was submitted to the city demanding it increase the Human Relation Council’s budget and re-evaluate “deep funding cuts” to recreation and youth services.

But other leaders on the commission and the city manager said there is a lot of misinformation going around about the budget and they are disappointed Fairchild opposed a budget he did not raise

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REV Recreation Group Starts 2021 With Industry Awards And New Models | News

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — REV Recreation Group (RRG), a manufacturer of Class A motorhomes and a subsidiary of REV Group, kicks off 2021 with industry awards, new models, and recent sales success at the Florida RV Trade Association’s Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa.

RRG, which manufactures three iconic brands American Coach®, Fleetwood RV® and Holiday Rambler®, reported nearly 40% sales

Read More Boys Swimming Top 20, Feb. 24: Frigid start to the season

The first week of the abbreviated boys swim season is in the books.

It wasn’t exactly a monumental week in the standings with winter weather leading to cancellations for a majority of meets this past week, but there were still some notable results throughout the state that resonated in the rankings.

Meet this week’s Top 20:

*Records are based on meets submitted through by Monday, Feb. 22

1-Cherry Hill

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Cops overcome distancing hurdles, connect with teens through online gaming

ATLANTA – Whether in a pickup game of basketball or a summer football league, cops have long challenged teenagers to battles of athletic prowess.

Playing with kids on their own turf helps to build relationships, the officers say, and could help steer them in the right direction. But there is no going toe-to-toe and hand-to-hand in the middle of a pandemic, when health guidelines encourage separation of at least six

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How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Michigan

Feb. 24—As Michigan surpasses inoculating half a million residents, many are wondering how, and when, they can secure their own doses.

While the state has for weeks been focused on healthcare workers, long-term care residents and staff, people 65 and older, front-line essential workers, childcare and K-12 staff, eligibility is expected to open up to a larger number of Michiganians.

For example, employees in the food processing and agricultural industries

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland courts moderates during tense confirmation hearing | GOP’s Westerman looks to take on Democrats on climate change | White House urges passage of House public lands package

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California governor signs $7.6 billion stimulus package


FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom takes questions from the media during a visit to a mobile vaccination site at Ramona Gardens Recreation Center in Los Angeles. Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, that will give at least $600 one-time payments to 5.7 million people while setting aside more than $2 billion in grants for struggling

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Mount Rainier Summer 2021 Wilderness and Climbing Reservations Available Online

Feb. 22—Mount Rainier National Park will offer online trip planning and reservations on for the June 1 through Sept. 20 peak hiking season.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see real-time site availability and secure definitive backcountry trips for the popular Wonderland Trail and other locations. While the park has offered advance reservations for wilderness camping and climbing for over 20 years, the 2021 shift to fully online reservations

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How the ‘most lauded chef in the world’ is feeding Dallasites in crisis

When disaster strikes, chef Jose Andres and his team at World Central Kitchen (WCK) always seem to be ready.

Andres’ crew has been in Dallas since Friday, Feb. 19, serving free meals to people suffering from power outages or who are hungry and thirsty, after a wave of ice and snow blanketed the state. The World Central Kitchen team remains in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, with plans to

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Mile of Glen Canyon walls covered in graffiti, park says


Glen Canyon National Recreation Area rangers removed 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls. It covered a mile within the park, officials say.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

A mile of canyon walls was damaged by graffiti in an Arizona national recreation area, officials said.

Rangers at Glen Canyon found and removed about 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls, park officials said Tuesday on Facebook.

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The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society recreates the golden era of radio plays for a modern audience

Feb. 21—Eric Webster was standing in a Fleet Farm when he saw a flexible metal sheet. He grabbed it and after he started shaking it, his face lit up with glee. That’s when a confused-looking employee stepped in and said, “Sir, can I help you?”

Webster’s excited response: “Doesn’t this sound like thunder?”

As a member of the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society, Webster is always on the lookout for

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Your Guide to a Kancamagus Highway Road Trip

Banner of quick information about the trip: 34.5 miles, day trip, NH-112 between Conway and LIncoln, 83 miles west of Portland Maine

Banner of quick information about the trip: 34.5 miles, day trip, NH-112 between Conway and LIncoln, 83 miles west of Portland Maine

Thanks to its beauty and variety of local attractions, the 34.5-mile-long Kancamagus Highway is designated as an American Scenic Byway. The drive, which is part of Route 112, cuts through New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. The Kancamagus Pass is the highway’s highest point and, to situate you,

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California lawmakers send Gavin Newsom COVID stimulus deal


California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, takes questions from the media after a visit to Ramona Gardens Recreation Center in Los Angeles to discuss the state’s efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach and disproportionately impacted communities, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. California’s new system of delivering and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties. It’s the first step in Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a disjointed vaccine rollout

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Top 10 finalists for 2021 Apple Blossom Royalty | Lifestyles

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Sophia Hernandez

Parents: Ana and Miguel Hernandez

School: Wenatchee High School

Career goal: School superintendent or policy analyst

Personal theme song: “come out and play” by Billie Eilish

Morning person or night owl? Afternoon butterfly 🙂

Me in a twitter hashtag: #JustDoinMyOwnThang

Last book I read: “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins

Favorite apple: Granny Smith

Favorite comfort food: Teriyaki chicken

Best show

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List: RI cities, towns launching COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Some Rhode Island municipalities are updating their COVID-19 vaccine information as the state expands its eligibility.

While most cities and towns are still working to get residents 75 and older vaccinated, people 65 and older are now able to sign up for an appointment at state-run clinics and select CVS and Walgreens locations.

To make an appointment at the state-run site, visit or call (844)

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Why Grammy Eligibility for Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Is a Moot Question

“Could Taylor Swift’s remake of ‘Fearless’ be nominated for the Grammys?” It’s a question that has arisen repeatedly in the short time since Swift released “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and promised that her full-length recreation of the blockbuster 2008 “Fearless” album would arrive in April.

It’s an interesting question… in a completely theoretical, “Who’d win in a fight, Santa Claus or Jesus?” kind of way, in that it will never

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