Heartbreak, hopelessness, mortality....heavy, heady topics for any of us to brood over. But no one made sense of these unavoidable themes -- or put them into well-crafted poetry -- better than the late great Townes Van Zandt. In the early 2000's, many of his 70's albums were reissued to a wider audience, and this 1978 gem Flyin' Shoes is one of those classics. See why Townes is one of our favorite songwriters here at WNCW -- see why Steve Earle made a whole album of his work and even asked him to be his son Justin Townes Earle's godfather -- when we celebrate his March 7
When Sony recently announced details on the upcoming release of the PlayStation 4, it prompted a new round of hand-wringing about the future of console gaming.
Sales of games on the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 have dropped precipitously in recent years as mobile gaming — on smartphones and tablets — has become more popular. Advance word is that the PS4 will integrate certain mobile and social media functions, and some are speculating whether this is the end for standalone, full-featured console systems.
Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill says efforts to find Jeffrey Bush, who disappeared in a sinkhole, have been discontinued. He says that the conditions at Bush's home have become too dangerous for rescue workers.
"At this point it's really not possible to recover the body," Merrill said at a news conference on Saturday.
He says workers will begin efforts to demolish the home on Sunday.
The president is always the star of the show. When just about any major event occurs — whether it's a downturn in the unemployment rate, a natural disaster or some crisis overseas — much of the news media ask how it's going to play out for the president, the central actor in our national drama.
In Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the "Last Great Race on Earth" begins.
Sixty-seven sled dog teams will start the 998-mile Iditarod race across the barren, frigid and unforgiving land. In this year's competition, there are a handful of first-time racers — but those aren't the only rookies.
One is veterinarian Greg Reppas, whose job is to ensure the dogs are healthy throughout the race.