Bradenton New Year's Eve party to star Sam Woolf
BRADENTON -- Bradenton's biggest New Year's Eve party is going to be even bigger.
Sam Woolf, the Bradenton singer-songwriter who made fans all over the world with his appearances on 'American Idol," is now slated to appear at the Main Street Live New Year's Eve celebration.
Woolf, who graduated from Braden River High School this year, finished fifth on the 2013-14 season of "American Idol." Just last week he released his first EP, "Pretend."
The songs on "Pretend" are all Woolf originals, and he'll perform several during his appearance at Main Street Live.
The free event is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. New Year's Eve with Woolf's appearance from 7-8 p.m.
BPD shows respects to two slain NYPD officers
BRADENTON -- Two Bradenton Police Department representatives, Detective Ben Pieper and Officer Andres Perez, went to New York to attend the funeral of slain New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos on Saturday at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, N.Y.
More than 20,000 law enforcement representatives from across the United States and abroad attended the funeral to show respect for the fallen officer and his family.
Jet Blue provided round-trip tickets to BPD for Pieper and Perez.
-- Herald staff reports