160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hurricane Felix gathered strength Saturday and pounded Grenada with heavy rains and winds, snapping small boats loose from their moorings and toppling utility poles on its route toward the Caribbean island of Aruba. The storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening, with sustained maximum winds near 75 mph. It was expected to strengthen even further as its outer bands started hitting the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao late Saturday or early today. A hurricane watch was issued for the three islands late Saturday. Tropical Storm Henriette, meanwhile, was moving out to sea after dumping rain on Mexico’s Pacific coastline. In Acapulco, the storm loosened a boulder that smashed into a home, killing three people. A teenager and her two brothers were also killed when a landslide slammed into their house in a poor neighborhood of the glitzy resort. Felix swept over Grenada on Saturday, knocking local radio and TV stations out of service and toppling utility lines. No injuries were immediately reported, but the storm ripped roofs off at least two homes and a popular concert venue was demolished. Orchards were left in ruin. Felix became the sixth named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season early Saturday, spawning thunderstorms and downing trees in Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean islands reported only minor damage. Forecasters said satellite loops showed the storm was steadily expanding in size. In Aruba, residents stocked up on groceries, flashlights and window-reinforcements. Tourists crowded the airport to catch flights out before the storm arrived. “This kind of weather doesn’t usually make it to Aruba, so people are definitely worried,” said store cashier Mark Werleman.
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Bandsintown PLUS Live Music Streaming Service To Feature Chromeo, Flying Lotus, Phoebe Bridgers, More
Live music discovery app Bandsintown has announced the launch of its new subscription-based streaming service which will feature exclusive virtual performances from notable artists including Chromeo, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Tweedy, Flying Lotus, and more.Announced on Tuesday, Bandsintown PLUS will offer subscribers up to 25 live shows and more per month in HD video and audio from an impressive lineup of artists that also features Empress Of, Tycho, Joe Bonamassa, Little Dragon, Mt. Joy, Phoebe Bridgers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Soccer Mommy, Toro y Moi, Trevor Hall, and more to be announced. The “All Access Pass” subscription runs for a manageable $9.99 per month—a 7-day free trial included—which also comes with intimate Q&A conversations with artists along with access to watch virtual performances on other platforms.Related: Georgia Comes Alive Raises $170,000 For GA Voter Organizations, Reaches One Million Viewers“For the past year, we’ve been hungry for live shows and for a chance to support the artists we love. Bandsintown PLUS is an opportunity to break the barriers of cost and location that have historically hindered live music experiences,” Bandsintown managing partner Fabrice Sergent said with the announcement. “Now, with Bandsintown PLUS, live music can be more affordable, more accessible, and more approachable.”Since the shutdown of the concert and live events industry in North America last March, virtual performances—both real-time and archive video—have been the main option for live music for both artists and their fans. Music technology brands like Bandcamp and artists like Jon Barber (Disco Biscuits) have pivoted their own business models to launch their own concert streaming platforms in hopes of competing for viewership in the COVID-era streaming pool alongside websites like Nugs, FANS, and YouTube.Click here for more information on the new Bandsintown PLUS streaming service.
LAFOLLETTE, TN., (WLAF) – As Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Minor approached a home on Sealander’s Lane on Sunday, he could hear a man, later identified as Danny Wilson, and a female yelling at each other. Before the evening was over, there was more yelling and an admission of heavy drinking.When Minor spoke to the female she alleged Wilson had thrown her through a closet and onto the ground and then through the bathroom and onto the ground. Minor noted in his report the victim had an abrasion on the back of her left arm that was starting to turn bluish in color, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.Wilson was in the bedroom with the door closed and refused to come out for several minutes. When Wilson finally came into the living room, he allegedly began yelling at the victim and she began yelling back. Minor said in his report he told “both to shut up because they were acting like children.”“I didn’t hit my wife, I pushed her because she drives me nuts,” Wilson told police.“I may have pushed her too hard,” he later admitted. As police investigated the situation, it appeared that alcohol was a factor. Wilson told police the couple had been drinking Bud Light, Yager, Tequila and Vodka.Wilson, 55, 121 Sealanders Lane, LaFollette is charged with domestic assault. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 06/19/2019-6 AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter