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Hot and dry weather ahead; burn bans, water restrictions issued
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:54PM
Southwest Floridians can expect hotter and drier weather than normal this weekend with temperatures reaching the 90s. “We have a strong area of high pressure building over the area that … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:54PM


• The Charlotte County Family YMCA announces that they are now taking registration for all of the YMCA’s 2017 Summer Camp Programs. Campers will find fun new ways …

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Dispose of unused prescription drugs Saturday
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:54PM
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to take unused prescriptions medications to any CCSO facility for disposal. The national … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte mine gives Cape Coral water boost
Thu  Apr 27 2017 07:24PM
Millions of gallons of water are expected to start flowing today from a mine in Charlotte County through ditches running along U.S. 41. The water is going to Cape Coral … Find out how to read more online.
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Behind closed doors, Florida legislators reach budget deal
Thu  Apr 27 2017 09:36PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s top two Republican legislative leaders, negotiating in secret over the past few days, have reached a sweeping deal on a new state budget and other high-priority items ranging from public employee benefits to building a … read more.

British teen admits planning London bomb attack
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:11PM
LONDON (AP) — A British teenager accused of planning a bombing in London pleaded guilty Thursday to preparing terrorist acts. Prosecutors say Haroon Syed tried to buy weapons and explosives online from an extremist named “Abu Yusuf.” The contact was … read more.

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:10PM
MILAN (AP) — The head of NATO praised Italy Thursday for increasing its defense spending last year, an acknowledgement that came days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had joked with Italy’s prime minister about the need for Rome … read more.

Berlin police shoot man who threatened officer
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:10PM
BERLIN (AP) — A German man was shot in the leg by police after threatening an officer outside a hospital in Berlin, authorities said Thursday. Police were responding to a different incident at the Urban Hospital in the city’s Kreuzberg … read more.

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Overturned tractor trailer delays I-75
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:54PM
PUNTA GORDA — A traffic crash involving an overturned tractor trailer delayed traffic on northbound Interstate 75 early Thursday morning. Some lanes were closed for about two hours at mile marker 162, just north of Jones Loop Road. All lanes … Find out how to read more online.

LBHS Marching Mantas make a pitch for fundraising for trip
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:50PM
ENGLEWOOD — By the end of the first week of July, Lemon Bay High School’s Marching Mantas will have traveled 1,966 miles round trip. Not all of that will be marching. The band will take off from LBHS on July … Find out how to read more online.

Fishery businesses prepare for summer
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:50PM
PLACIDA — Margaret Albritton, like others at the Fishery, is preparing for the summer. She’s also looking forward to next fall and winter seasons. The uncertainty of an immediate sale of the Fishery property has been lifted — at least … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota commissioners get mid-year budget snapshot
Thu  Apr 27 2017 06:50PM
SARASOTA — At first glance, Sarasota County appears to be in fantastic shape seven months into the current fiscal year. But behind the numbers loom seasonal adjustments that will tilt the revenue and expenditure numbers closer to projections made by … Find out how to read more online.

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