Florence petting zoo employee charged with sexual abuse of 2 children visitors | AL.com


An employee of a traveling petting zoo was arrested in Florence on Saturday after allegations he sexually abused two children visiting the attraction.

Daryl V. Raymond Jr., 48, of Stockholm, Maine is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, a Class B felony, according to Florence police. He is being held without bond in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Raymond is an employee of Jungle Safari.

According to police, the owner of the petting zoo told Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler that he will be closing the petting zoo and moving to another city.


News & Views #6

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/31796327/duquoin-state-fair-grandstand-announcedDuQuoin State Fair grandstand announced – KFVS The SouthernDuQuoin State Fair grandstand announced”We have some really big things planned for the 2016 DuQuoin State Fair,” said State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon. “This 10-day fair is a true southern Illinois tradition.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/back-attractions-1939-world-fair-article-1.2619155A look back at some of the coolest attractions at the 1939 World’s Fair Originally, the event’s theme was to be “The World of Tomorrow” but in 1940 it was officially rethemed “For Peace and Freedom,” according to the New York State Library.

http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/04/keith_urban_tickets_lakeview_amphitheater_syracuse.htmlIndividual tickets to go on sale for Keith Urban’s Lakeview Amphitheater concert Urban’s “Ripcord World Tour” stops at the new Syracuse venue on Thursday, Aug. 25, which is opening day of the 2016 New York State Fair. Fellow country artists Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris will open the concert at 7:30 p.

http://idahostatejournal.com/members/county-defends-new-fairgrounds-contract/article_024bee53-21f2-5b77-ad79-976e7095f31a.htmlCounty defends new fairgrounds contract Diamond Concessions will also provide security at fairgrounds events, including making sure individuals … County Facilities Manager Aaron Greenwell said Diamond Concessions has been in the Gem State for almost 30 years.

http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/SpringFest-begins-in-Chippewa-Falls-377646961.htmlSpringFest begins in Chippewa Falls (WEAU) — Springfest: shopping, drinks, live bands, and food stands. The 6th annual festival happening at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls celebrates the ending of the winter season.

http://www.inquisitr.com/3046340/dolly-parton-fans-can-watch-her-pigeon-forge-homecoming-parade-live-on-facebook/Dolly Parton Fans Can Watch Her Pigeon Forge Homecoming Parade Live On Facebook Dolly Parton has invited her Facebook fans to ride along during her 2016 Annual Homecoming Parade. Each year, the country music legend heads back home to East Tennessee to celebrate the opening of her Dollywood theme park in the Smoky Mountains.


Solano County Fair invites you to come Play It Again, Solano!

Everybody had so much fun last year at the Solano County Fair that fairgoers are being invited to come “Play It Again, Solano!”

The annual fair July 27-31 has long been known as the best entertainment value of the summer thanks to free nightly concerts, interesting exhibits and lots of animals. And 2016 promises to bring even more family fun and attractions.

Stock cars will duel it out in a Demolition Derby on Saturday, July 30. Music and bull riding will come together for a Jaripeo on Sunday, July 31. Animals will take center stage in the Family Fun Zone with daily pig races and pony rides. In the works are amateur boxing and mixed martial arts events.
This is all on top of traditional fair favorites that include the youth animal competitions, puppet shows, carnival rides, nightly hypnotist show and community exhibits that feature the talents of Solano County residents. There will also be a special exhibit showcasing box office movies shot at various locations in the county.


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We can customize our show to fit your needs.

Reithoffer Shows has the newest and most amazing rides in the business! From our first class Kiddie Lands to our exclusive Super Spectacular thrill rides; we have rides for every patron and event. Come to the fair and you can ride them all!

Our midways serve delicious food from all over the world. From cotton candy and candy apples to funnel cakes and cheese steaks; we have something for every foodie our there!

Come on over and win yourself a teddy bear! From games of skill, like the basketball skill shot and water races, to games of chance like the crazy ball or the ring a bottle. We have a game for every player. Come and take your best shot!


Zayn’s ‘Pillowtalk’ reaches #1 on U.S. top 40 radio | Examiner.com


Zayn has hit another milestone this week as his debut single, “Pillowtalk,” goes to No. 1 on the Mediabase Top 40 chart – the chart that keeps track of radio airplay in the U.S. This week saw the song moving from No. 3 to the top spot and increasing to 17,343 spins between April 21 and 27, 2016. That’s over 1,000 more spins than the No. 2 song for the past week, Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill in Ibiza.”

By going to No. 1 on the Mediabase Top 40 chart, Zayn accomplishes something his former band One Direction has never done. As Headline Planet reports, no One Direction single ever went higher than No. 4 on that chart.

This is just yet another accomplishment for Zayn since going solo. Not only has “Pillowtalk” topped the single charts in both the U.S. and the U.K., but his debut album, Mind of Mine, has also hit the top spot on both the U.S. and U.K. album charts as well. He became the first U.K. artist to debut at #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts since 2009 and made history as the first male U.K. solo artist to achieve a #1 with their first album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Zayn’s next single is “Like I Would,” which he has already performed on the “iHeartRadio Music Awards” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”


Blake Sheltons sell-out concert makes Mid-State Fair history | The Tribune

sanluisobispo.comThe country star’s July 23 concert is the second in fair history to sell out in one day

Shelton sold nearly 14,900 tickets to pack the Paso Robles Event Center

The county star’s upcoming concert at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles just became the second show in fair history to sell out in a single day.

Concertgoers snapped up all 14,857 tickets for Shelton’s July 23 concert with opening act Caroline Kole shortly after they went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, according to Tom Keffury, who handles sponsorships and publicity for the fair.

The only other fair act to achieve such a feat is rock band Aerosmith, which sold out its 2007 concert in a day.

Other acts lined up to perform at the fair this summer include country star Tim McGraw, pop singer Fergie, pop rock band Fall Out Boy and country rocker Don Henley.

The California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles For more information, call 1-800-909-FAIR (3247) or visit www.midstatefair.com.


Missing state fair worker with Fargo ties found

FARGO – A missing state fair worker with Fargo ties is alive and well, according to the employer who was searching for him.
Cheryl Reas, whose family owns a concession business based in Corydon, Ind., had been trying to locate John Reynolds and his family since he failed to show up for work in mid-March, leaving all his possessions behind.
“I just feel like he’s a special human being and somebody needs to know,” Reas, 52, told The Forum last month.
Recently, Reas was going through Reynolds’ bag “one more time looking for any leads” and found an envelope with two business cards in a pocket she hadn’t noticed, she said in an email.
One of the business cards led her to a man who had attended church with Reynolds in Texas, and he emailed her Thursday, April 28, to say Reynolds was “alive, well and working.”
“I do not know details. But I do know John is alive and well,” Reas wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “Thanks for all your prayers. It seems they worked.”


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