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SCSO arms deputies with overdose antidote
Fri  Oct 9 2015 07:41PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Kelly Erwin found her son unconscious from a drug overdose. She grabbed a naloxone auto-injector, inserted it into him and then called 911. The naloxone reversed the … Find out how to read more online.
Public wants higher school impact fees
Fri  Oct 9 2015 07:41PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Later this month, the Sarasota County School Board will have to decide what recommendation to make about impact fees, and some members of the public want members … Find out how to read more online.
County commissioner gets NAACP lifetime achievement award
Fri  Oct 9 2015 06:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County Commission Chair Carolyn J. Mason received the 2015 Lifetime Freedom Award from the NAACP’s Sarasota County branch Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency. The award … Find out how to read more online.
New center offers financial education for women
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:56AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — At some point in their lives, Robin Vaccai says, nine out of 10 women will be solely responsible for their finances. “Women tend to outlive men, and … Find out how to read more online.
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First lady honors new class of student poets for bravery
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is honoring the new class of National Student Poets for their bravery to be vulnerable and sharing their deepest thoughts. The first lady hosted a White House event Thursday for the five teens, who each … read more.

No charges against Orlando officers who kicked suspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Two Orlando police officers will not face criminal charges for the arrest of a South Florida banker who was kicked repeatedly while sitting on a street curb as they tried to subdue him. State Attorney Jeff Ashton … read more.

Panther killed in southwest Florida
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
NAPLES (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle on a southwest Florida road. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-old female was found Thursday after being hit by a vehicle on … read more.

Former deputy charged with stealing, lying on timecard
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
FORT MYERS (AP) — A former southwest Florida deputy is facing charges after authorities say he lied on his timecard and received pay for time he wasn’t actually working. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that 46-year-old Michael Schlosser was … read more.

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Outdoor Channel ‘Reels in’ Englewood guide
Fri  Oct 9 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Many hours of footage featuring local Captain Chris O’Neill was edited into a half-hour fishing program that will air Saturday. In July, O’Neill, 48, owner of Tail Chaser Charter Services, spent three days with Joe Thomas and the … Find out how to read more online.

School Board settles principal hypnosis cases for $600K
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
Patricia Palumbo said it has never been about money, or laying blame. Instead, she wanted to give her late daughter, Brittany, a voice, and make people aware that there can be adverse effects to hypnotism. On Tuesday night, the Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

NPHS confiscates American flags, sparks outrage
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Homecoming “Spirit Week” at North Port High School got a little too spirited for the high school’s administration on Monday. NPHS students and parents voiced outrage after students posted on social media stating large American flags they … Find out how to read more online.

Local experts to discuss environment in North Port
Wed  Oct 7 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Steve Koski knows the importance of protecting the natural environment. He wants to makes sure everyone else knows it too. Koski is one of a panel of “environmental heroes” set to speak from 6 p.m. to 7:30 … Find out how to read more online.

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