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Sarasota commissioners skeptical of energy program
Wed  Jul 26 2017 09:42AM
NORTH PORT — When the Sarasota County Commission returns to business in late August after its annual break, they will face a decision over which it expressed skepticism in July. … Find out how to read more online.
A dog’s life
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
Hounds on Henry is a good spot. There’s lots of nicely mowed grass. There’s lots of room to roam. There’s water. There’s good shade, and places to rest. The dogs … Find out how to read more online.
Gatorz founders brought something special to town
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
Great things happen sometimes when the right people have the right vision. That happened here in the 1990s when the Spieldenner brothers had an idea that a bar specializing in … Find out how to read more online.
‘Operation Charlotte’s Web’ checks sex offender addresses
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office checked the addresses of 88 registered sex offenders in Charlotte County throughout the weekend. The operation, referred to as Charlotte’s Web, resulted in one arrest. … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising
Tue  Jul 25 2017 08:10PM
BC-Financial Markets, 9th Ld-Writethru,777 US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising AP Photo NYBZ241 Eds: Updates with close of US trading. With AP Photos. By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes … read more.

US ambassador reports progress on new North Korea sanctions
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS — The United States and China are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday. The U.S. … read more.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:19AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later … read more.

Five-story building collapses in India, killing at least 12
Wed  Jul 26 2017 01:19AM
MUMBAI, India — A five-story building came crashing down Tuesday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 12 others, police said. Another dozen people were feared trapped under the rubble. The cause of … read more.

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Gator attacks man in retention pond
Tue  Jul 25 2017 03:21PM
A 68-year-old homeless man was bitten by a 9-foot alligator while bathing in a retention pond in Port Charlotte Monday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said Fredric Iman received multiple bites, resulting in injuries to his left foot … Find out how to read more online.

Mostly typical summer weather ahead
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians may see less rain early in the week, but they can expect to see the typical summer rain pattern pick up again. National Weather Service Meteorologist Nicole Carlisle said there is only a 20 percent chance of rain and … Find out how to read more online.

Pardon me for asking about opioids, Riley and Tebow
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
I have this comeback with relatives and friends up north who complain it is too hot in Florida. I always tell them it is not any warmer here than South Carolina in the summer — and the humidity is probably … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County to review developments
Mon  Jul 24 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County will address three major developments at Tuesday’s commission meeting, representing projects past, present and future. The trio of large-scale undertakings are: Tern Bay, a once-promising residential development in South County, which was a victim of the … Find out how to read more online.

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