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Boaters: Keep an eye out for manatees
Fri  Jul 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — An aerial survey in February suggested a record number of more than 6,000 manatees swam in Florida waters. But as 2015 progresses, more manatees are dying from watercraft … Find out how to read more online.
The high cost of inmate care:
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
DeSoto County Sheriff Will Wise told County Commissioners in February that DCSO’s medical expenses to treat prisoners and detainees had topped $210,000. His budget for this fiscal year allotted only … Find out how to read more online.
Traditional parade, fireworks for the Fourth
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
Saturday brings two DeSoto County traditions: the annual Independence Day Parade in the morning, and an evening of colorful fireworks. The parade features local government officials such as city council … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested … read more.

N.Y. firefighter who responded to 9/11 wins $5 million lottery
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — New York City firefighter Carmelo Mercado retired after suffering lung ailments from his time working at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A former member of Battalion 49 in Astoria, Queens, Mercado, 63, … read more.


Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM

Hope for jail release for doctor linked to Sen. Menendez
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez are hopeful he will be released from jail Thursday. Dr. Salomon Melgen’s defense team reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement … read more.

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DMH uses Telestroke — because seconds count
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
DeSoto Memorial Hospital demonstrated its newest advancement in treating patients who come in with symptoms of a stroke. The new Telestroke program allows DMH staff to connect through live video with Sarasota Memorial Hospital medical staff for consultation. Telestroke is … Find out how to read more online.

Martin Realty hosts open house
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
The Martin Realty Co. is holding a Community Appreciation Day today to celebrate its 15th year in business. Festivities start at 11 a.m., and a special presentation is planned for noon. Free hot dogs will be available and a free … Find out how to read more online.

Bird of the Month: White-eyed vireo
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
The White-eyed Vireo is a cheery little creature that can be found in our area year-round. It is much more common during migration when local residents are joined by their brethren who are just passing through. Numbers are low in … Find out how to read more online.

Rotary names new officers, honors award winners
Thu  Jul 2 2015 08:30AM
The Arcadia Rotary Club installed its 2015-2016 officers at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Tuesday at the annual Change of Watch dinner celebration. Arcadia Mayor Judy Strickland officiated. The officers are: President Rhonda Mixon Sweeney from DeSoto Memorial Hospital; President-Elect Terry … Find out how to read more online.

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